Jeff P. Houde

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Broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) of the calcaneus has been found to correlate with bone mineral density (BMD) of the femoral neck. The purpose of this study was to determine if a correlation exists among femoral neck BUA, femoral neck BMD, and incremental indent depth, a qualitative indicator of local mechanical bone strength, in bovine samples, and(More)
This study evaluates disuse osteoporosis of the proximal humerus after shoulder surgery and immobilization. This was accomplished by quantifying bone mineral density changes in 22 patients' proximal humeri after 6 weeks of immobilization for soft-tissue shoulder surgery. The bone mineral density of the humeral head, neck, and proximal diaphyseal subregions(More)
This study determined the early natural history of disuse osteoporosis in the ulna and radius. Six women and 2 men (mean age, 48.5 years; range, 35-60 years) having surgery on their wrists or hands had bone mineral density determined by single energy xray absorptiometry at 4 sites of the distal radius and ulna before operation, at cast removal (mean, 4.9(More)
We describe the performance assessment component of the BASE-IT system, a real-time monitoring system of performance of U.S. Marines during training exercises for urban warfare. This automated component measures how well Marines are following procedures and staying safe, by tracking where they are and where they are looking. Such monitoring of physical(More)
Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) has become a popular agent for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and thromboembolic disease after total joint arthroplasty. LMWH allows for consistent dosing in postoperative patients without the need for laboratory monitoring. Hemorrhage is an uncommon but documented adverse reaction when using LMWH; however,(More)
The purpose of our study was to evaluate the individual variations of the foramen sometimes has the same dimensions as the foramen of the other cervical vertebrae, but it can also be smaller, or absent. In cases where the foramen is present in the seventh cervical vertebra, vascular or nerve structures (or both) can be occasionally observed within. When the(More)
The study of the inter-metacarpophalangeal spaces on 20 human bodies raises the question of the existence of bursae at this level, in line with recent studies (BOSSEY, MIDY) suggesting that such bursae are present at the level of the foot. Careful dissection and histological studies revealed characteristics compatible with both of the following hypotheses:(More)
The purpose of the current study was to determine the changes in lumbar spine, hip, and calcaneus bone mineral density (BMD), and in calcaneus broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) in early menopausal women and to assess the effects of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) on bone mass at these sites over a 2-yr period. Fifty-three Caucasian women who were at(More)
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