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We report the use of the uncemented Kotz modular femur and tibia reconstruction system after 95 distal femoral resections performed from 1983 to 1989. The average follow-up was 51 months; 62 patients had at least 36 months' follow-up and 36 at least 60 months. Complications required reoperation in 55%. The postoperative infection rate was 5% for primary(More)
Thirty-one cases of endoprosthetic proximal femoral reconstruction after resection for bone tumors are reported. The minimum follow-up period was 2 years (average, 63 months). There were two local recurrences, two deaths from pulmonary metastases, two postoperative infections (1 superficial and 1 deep), both responding to therapy, one postoperative(More)
The authors examined whether transitional object use distinguishes borderline patients from patients with other personality disorders or schizophrenia and from normal subjects. One hundred five subjects were given a structured interview to assess present and past transitional object use. The borderline group had the highest scores on the interview, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the face validity and the inter-rater reliability of the Vein Assessment Tool (VAT) for classifying veins according to their level of intravenous insertion difficulty. DESIGN Prospective observational study. PARTICIPANTS Eight nurses and two radiographers from the Medical Imaging Department and five nurses from the Haematology Day(More)
A diagnostically heterogeneous sample of psychiatric inpatients (n = 52) was administered the 1 mg dexamethasone suppression test (DST) shortly after hospital admission. Each was also assessed using the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) and selected items of the Present State Examination (PSE) representing psychomotor retardation and anxiety. A(More)
Attempts have been made to use the dexamethasone suppression test (DST) to distinguish patients who have a primary depressive disorder from those suffering a degenerative cerebral disorder. It has been suggested however, that organic brain damage reduces neuroendocrine sensitivity and can be associated with failure to suppress on the DST. This study(More)
The dexamethasone suppression test (DST) has been widely used in psychiatry as a laboratory aid for the diagnosis of endogenous depression; failure to suppress serum cortisol levels is interpreted as confirming a clinical diagnosis of endogenous depression. We found that serum dexamethasone concentrations in this test vary widely and are determinants of the(More)
Serum dexamethasone and cortisol concentrations were measured in a sample of 98 psychiatric inpatients during the course of the 1-mg oral overnight Dexamethasone Suppression Test (DST). Suppressors were found to have significantly higher serum dexamethasone concentrations than nonsuppressors at each time of sampling (8:00 AM, 4:00 PM, and 11:00 PM). There(More)
The thickness of the ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene used in the tibial inserts of total knee arthroplasties has become topical in recent years. A discrepancy has been found between the nomenclature of tibial inserts and the actual minimum thickness of polyethylene. Although the recommended minimum thickness is being discussed, it is important to(More)
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