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Abnormal interventricular septal position and motion have been noted in patients with right ventricular pressure overload. The quantitative relationship between this alteration in septal configuration and the severity of right ventricular systolic hypertension has not been previously reported. We used cross-sectional echocardiography to assess the radius of(More)
Current concepts of treating thoraco-lumbar burst-compression injuries are based on posterior transpedicular fixation techniques which are angular stable. However, the long-term results of this approach are controversial due to inconsistent reports and due to a paucity of data on late outcome. In the present study we analyzed 50 patients retrospectively who(More)
The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy and the tolerability of salmeterol and theophylline in patients with nocturnal asthma. 16 patients were entered into a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial. Using a double-dummy technique, salmeterol (50 micrograms b.i.d. by MDI) or theophylline (Uniphyllin; 600 mg nocte orally) were given for(More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of two-compartment magnetic resonance (MR) wrist arthrography in comparison with diagnostic arthroscopy for the evaluation of defects of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) and intrinsic ligaments in patients with refractory wrist pain. The direct MR arthrographies were evaluated following arthroscopic classification(More)
In 53 patients with cerebrovascular disease (CVD), regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) and blood volume (CBV) were imaged by SPECT within one session. Slice division (CBF: CBV) yielded distribution of regional cerebral perfusion reserve (CPR). Semiquantitative evaluation was obtained from manually set ROIs by interhemispherical ratios (for CBF, CBV and CPR),(More)
The use of the double-lumen implant, with 20 mg of Solu-Medrol or less, has improved the final results in patients having reconstruction after mastectomy. However, the results in patients having augmentation mammaplasties have been much more dramatic, with far superior results over those patients having a gel implant. During the first year the incidence of(More)
PURPOSE Second generation lithotriptors offer immersion-free treatment and a decrease in shock wave induced pain. Pain sensations caused by advanced lithotriptors vary widely and have a significant impact on clinical management. We tested patient controlled analgesia during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and quantified analgesic requirements(More)
We have shown previously that neonatal exposure to the cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist/inverse agonist rimonabant (SR141716) interfered with suckling and development. However, it was not clear whether the developmental deficiencies were induced by neutral CB1 receptor blockade, thereby inhibiting endogenous cannabinoid "tone," or by inverse agonist(More)