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BACKGROUND Chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori infections could be a risk factor for ischemic heart disease (IHD), possibly by increasing fibrinogen levels. The aim of our study was to evaluate changes in fibrinogen level in patients with IHD and H pylori and/or C pneumoniae positivity randomly assigned to antibiotic treatment. METHODS(More)
342 short-stature patients were examined to assess the agreement between anagraphic and bone ages. 190 men and 152 women (age range: 0 to 17.5 years) underwent conventional radiographs of the left wrist. The radiographs were studied with the TW2 method which provides an index of the skeletal maturity of short and long bones and a global index of the hand.(More)
The results of a retrospective review of the conventional radiographs performed on head injury patients are reported. Skull radiography findings were compared with clinical symptoms and CT results, when CT was performed, to investigate the presence of intracranial lesions. The radiographs of 2,285 adult patients of both sexes were evaluated: skull fractures(More)
We retrospectively reviewed CT scans of 18 patients (12 males and 6 females; mean age: 43.6 years) with the diagnosis of blunt splenic trauma. All patients underwent CT at different times after the trauma. The cases were divided into 2 groups: according to the time at which the CT was performed, the 1st group consisted of 11 patients scanned within 48 h(More)
Althesin was used on account of its pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties and its high therapeutic index in a search for a narcotic drug displaying minimal interference with metabolic and functional parameters in the aged. Continuous perfusion of the anaesthetic proved an extremely flexible method bearing in mind the varying length of the(More)
The CT scans of 18 patients (12 males and 6 females; mean age: 43.6 years) with splenic blunt trauma were reviewed. CT examinations had been made at different times after trauma. The CT images were grouped according to the time of examination and both structure and densitometry were evaluated in all lesions. In all cases CT findings were correlated with(More)
Thirty patients of both sexes (15 males and 15 females) with chronic renal failure who had under gone hemodialysis for 2-184 months (mean 45.1 months) were examined with conventional radiographs of the cervical spine and thin-layer CT of C4-C5-C6 to evaluate the radiographic patterns of destructive spondyloarthropathy. The radiographic patterns obtained(More)
In this paper the authors report on a new technique--percutaneous transluminal laser angioplasty (PLR) which was performed on 9 patients with iliac and/or femoro-popliteal artery occlusion. All patients were males (mean age: 64.5 years) and had arterial occlusion (mean length: cm 12.5). PLR was performed with an argon laser (max power: 16 Watts). In 8 out(More)