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BACKGROUND Delamination of acetabular articular cartilage is a common abnormality in hips with femoroacetabular impingement. The purpose of the present study was to identify clinical and radiographic factors predisposing to delamination and to assess the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance arthrography for the detection of these lesions. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Regions of hypoxia within glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) are common and may influence a tumor's aggressiveness, response to treatment, and the patient's overall survival. In this study, the authors examined 4 markers of hypoxia (hypoxia-inducible factor 1 [HIF-1alpha], glucose transporter 1 [GLUT-1], vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF], and(More)
BACKGROUND Although patients considered "successful" at longer-term follow-up no longer exhibited patellar instability, those with more severe malalignment issues had other, gradually worsening symptoms such as activity-related pain, crepitation, swelling with activities, and pain with weather changes. HYPOTHESIS Improvement of patellar tracking by(More)
BACKGROUND Increased age, larger tear size, and more advanced fatty degeneration of the rotator cuff musculature have been correlated with poorer healing rates after rotator cuff repair. Platelets are an endogenous source of growth factors present during rotator cuff healing. HYPOTHESIS Augmentation of rotator cuff repairs with platelet-rich fibrin matrix(More)
OBJECTIVE Post-infective irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) is characterized by continuing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, typically diarrhea-predominant, following an episode of acute gastroenteritis. There is often an increase in sub-epithelial inflammatory and neuroendocrine cells on colonic mucosal biopsy. Mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory agent,(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) production and mononuclear cell NO synthase 2 (NOS2) expression are high in healthy Tanzanian children but low in those with cerebral malaria. Factors that downregulate NOS2 also diminish factors involved in cellular uptake and biosynthesis of L-arginine, the substrate for NO synthesis. We therefore postulated that L-arginine(More)
The impact and prevalence of antimicrobial drug resistance in rural community healthcare settings is uncertain. Prospective surveillance in 51 rural hospitals in Idaho and Utah examined the epidemiologic features of clinical cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Thirty-two cases of VRE were(More)
AIMS We sought to create a model that adjusts B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) for specific covariates to better distinguish cardiac from non-cardiac dyspnoea. METHODS AND RESULTS HEARD-IT was a multicentre, prospective study of the diagnostic utility of acoustic cardiography in the emergency department. Dyspnoeic patients more than 40 years were(More)
Certain clinical characteristics affect brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels independently of clinical heart failure (HF). However, it is unclear how to adjust the diagnostic cutoffs of BNP for these variables. We hypothesized that adjusting for important covariates would improve the diagnostic accuracy of BNP for HF in the emergency room setting. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety of a US-based, state-regulated Internet system vs a multispecialty primary care system for prescribing phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors for erectile dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2005, 500 e-medicine clients (mean+/-SD age, 47+/-11 years; hypertension, 60%; type 2(More)