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OBJECTIVE Bibliometric studies concerning the quantity and quality of articles published in rheumatology journals are scarce. This study aims to compare scientific production in the field of rheumatology between countries and evaluate the publication trend and citations worldwide. METHODS Articles published in 39 rheumatology journals from 1996 to 2010(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of computer-assisted surgery is to improve accuracy and limit the range of surgical variability. However, a worldwide debate exists regarding the importance and usefulness of computer-assisted navigation for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The main purpose of this study is to summarize and compare the radiographic outcomes of TKA performed(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional treatment for displaced intraarticular fractures of the calcaneus (DIACF), with open reduction and internal plate fixation (ORIF), carries the risk of wound infection and delayed recovery. Alternatively percutaneous fixation techniques offer the possibility of equivalent outcomes in with a reduction in soft tissue complications.(More)
BACKGROUND Mixed hematopoietic chimerism via bone marrow transplantation has been shown to induce donor specific tolerance to solid organ allografts, but graft versus host disease (GVHD) remains to be a risk. Composite tissue allografts may need a higher percentage of donor chimerism compared with less immunogenic solid organ allografts. In this study, we(More)
Electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) was applied to stems of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in a provenance field trial during frost hardening to find an EIS parameter for assessing frost hardiness (FH) without a controlled freezing test. The FH of stems and needles assessed by controlled freezing tests was compared with the equivalent circuit EIS(More)
The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy of one-stage surgical management for children with spinal tuberculosis by anterior decompression, bone grafting, posterior instrumentation, and fusion. Between January 2002 and December 2006, 15 cases with spinal tuberculosis were treated with one-stage posterior internal fixation and anterior debridement.(More)
In this article, a retrospective analysis of 161 female patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is performed who underwent posterior correction and fusion using all-pedicle screw instrument.The aim of this article is to find out preoperative factors that influence intraoperative blood loss (IOBL) in female patients with AIS.The IOBL in posterior(More)
PURPOSE The use of computer navigation systems in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has been the subject of debate. However, there is a lack of systematic review to analyze the radiographic outcomes after computer-navigated ACL reconstruction. METHODS We searched, in duplicate, Medline, Embase, and Web of Science databases for randomized controlled trials(More)
PURPOSE Plate fixation, the conventional treatment for traumatic symphysis pubis diastasis, carries the risk of extensive exposure, blood loss and postoperative infections. Percutaneous screw fixation is a minimally invasive treatment. The goal of the present study was to compare the outcome of plate fixation and percutaneous screw technique in the(More)