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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of obesity on the incidence of main complications (infection, dislocation, and revision), functional outcome, and patient satisfaction 5 years after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), and to determine whether results differ between obese women and men. METHODS We conducted a hospital-based prospective cohort study(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are considered as potential agents for reconstructive and gene-targeting therapies since they differentiate into various cell-lineages, exhibit an extended survival once injected into a host, and can easily be transfected with engineered DNA. MSC are essentially isolated from hematopoietic bone marrow (BM), a process that is(More)
Eight patients with autonomous thyroid nodules 2.4-4.3 cm in diameter received percutaneous ethanol injections (PEIs) under guidance by means of ultrasound (US). Sterile ethanol at 95% was injected with a 22-gauge needle and a 7.5-MHz probe with a guide device. Each patient received one or two treatments, with 1-3 mL of alcohol (depending on the nodule(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of obesity on the incidence of adverse events (surgical site infection, dislocation, re-revision, or > or =1 adverse event), functional outcome, residual pain, and patient satisfaction after revision total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS We conducted a university hospital-based prospective cohort study including 52 obese(More)
The central nervous system of young children is particularly sensitive to neurological damage due to excessive lead exposure. The lead stored in a tooth is permanent and related to the quantity of ingested lead. The lead is assayed by measuring the characterisitc radiation from lead in a tooth in situ irradiated with gamma rays from a cobalt-57 source. The(More)
A consensus on a quality assurance programme of the treatment of early breast cancer was reached in a multidisciplinary meeting of surgeons, pathologists, radiotherapists, physicists and radiographers. Guidelines for treatment preparation and execution have been set up, including careful location and excision with marking of the primary tumour. The target(More)
PURPOSE A dummy run was organized to test the compliance of participating centres with the guidelines of EORTC protocol 22931, which compares high dose radiotherapy with concomitant radiochemotherapy in a postoperative setting for patients presenting with locally advanced head and neck carcinomas. METHODS In a first step the participants (seven centres,(More)
PURPOSE With the advent of arthroscopic shoulder surgery the comprehension and description of rotator cuff tears have strongly evolved. Subscapularis tears are difficult to recognize and are underestimated. Our purpose is to report our observations concerning the relative frequency of subscapularis tears in patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff(More)
Myoblast transplantation is a potential therapy for severe muscle trauma, myopathies and heart infarct. Success with this therapy relies on the ability to obtain cell preparations enriched in myogenic precursor cells and on their survival after transplantation. To define myoblast transplantation strategies applicable to patients, we used a large animal(More)