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Corticosteroid injections are the mainstay of treating tennis elbow even though their effectiveness has not been well established by controlled studies. A survey of consultant rheumatologists confirmed a widespread preference for this treatment but they varied in their choice of steroid dose and preparation. We examined the value of some practices by… (More)
A 31-year-old man presented with fever, cough and hemoptysis. Primary pulmonary tuberculosis of the left lower lobe was diagnosed. Concurrently he developed severe insulin-dependent diabetes. This case stresses the special connection between primary atypical pulmonary tuberculosis affecting the lower lobes and diabetes mellitus.
The increasing gap between the bandwidth requirements of modern Systems on Chip (SoC) and the I/O data rate delivered by Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), known as the Memory Wall, limits the performance of today's data-intensive applications. General purpose memory controllers use online scheduling techniques in order to increase the memory bandwidth.… (More)
The inter- and intra-observer errors of eight tests of finger flexion function were estimated from the results obtained by three observers assessing 10 patients with rheumatoid hand involvement. Measurements of finger flexion and muscle power involved both conventional and novel techniques using simple and easily constructed apparatus. For each test,… (More)
An 82-year-old man was admitted because of painless jaundice and pruritus. Multiple small gallstones were seen on ultrasonography. Hepatic needle biopsy revealed bile stasis, intrahepatic bile ducts proliferation and inflammatory infiltration of the portal spaces. As the jaundice deepened, cholecystectomy was performed and a gallbladder full of small… (More)