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Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder is a process involving calcium deposition commonly in the rotator cuff tendons. It is a cell-mediated process that is often chronic in nature, but it is usually self-limiting with regard to its acute pain states. Nonoperative management is still the treatment of choice and is successful in up to 90% of patients. When(More)
We evaluated, in 128 patients with recurrent nephrolithiasis, the efficacy of special treatment programs for some of the common causes of nephrolithiasis, chosen on the basis of their ability to correct underlying physicochemical and physiologic derangements. Therapy included sodium cellulose phosphate for 18 patients with absorptive hypercalciuria,(More)
PURPOSE We examined data from multiple institutions to determine whether intravesical bladder stimulation therapy is effective in improving bladder compliance by increasing bladder capacity and lowering bladder storage pressures. MATERIALS AND METHODS The charts of 568 patients from 11 institutions were evaluated. Of the 568 patients 335 had adequate and(More)
53 patients with 120 endosseous implants could be re-evaluated after a mean period of 2.7 years (maximum 5 years). Using casts from the upper with transfer posts and lower jaw, we measured the deviation of the implant axes from their ideal direction and localisation. Furthermore, we tried to find out, whether an unfavourable localisation compromised the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of end-tidal carbon dioxide values in predicting survival in cardiopulmonary arrest. BACKGROUND The decision about when to terminate resuscitative efforts for patients with cardiopulmonary arrest is often subjective. End-tidal carbon dioxide values have been suggested as potential objective criteriafor making this decision. (More)
Myelomeningocele is the most common cause of neurogenic bladder dysfunction in children. Urinary incontinence is socially disabling for many of these children and undetected elevations in detrusor pressure can lead to serious upper tract damage. Sensory receptors in the bladder mucosa and submucosa provide afferent information to the central nervous system(More)
Elevated activity of cyclic adenosine monophosphate-specific phosphodiesterase (PDE) has been previously documented in the peripheral blood mononuclear leucocytes (MNLs) of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). Because of the potential interactions of the cyclic nucleotide and inositol secondary messenger systems we sought to determine whether differences(More)
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