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The peroneal reflex time to sudden ankle inversion and the postural control of 15 athletes with functionally instable ankles were compared with 15 stable controls. A trapdoor produced sudden ankle inversion. Surface electrodes recorded electromyographic activity of the peroneal muscles. Postural sway was expressed by a transverse sway value obtained during(More)
The reaction of 15 functionally unstable ankles to sudden inversion was described by monitoring muscle activity, joint motion, and alternation of the body center of pressure. The results were compared with those of 15 stable controls. Stable and unstable subjects showed a similar reaction pattern to sudden inversion: first, a peripheral reflex action,(More)
Seven subjects with normal joints were tested for active and passive position sense of ankle inversion, peroneal reflex reaction time to sudden ankle inversion, and postural stability during single-leg stance. The tests were performed before and after regional block of the ankle and foot with local anaesthetic. Passive position sense, assessed with the(More)
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma's Advanced Trauma Life Support Course is currently taught in 50 countries. The 8th edition has been revised following broad input by the International ATLS subcommittee. Graded levels of evidence were used to evaluate and approve changes to the course content. New materials related to principles of(More)
BACKGROUND Correct mediastinal staging is a cornerstone in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. A large range of methods is available for this purpose, making the process of adequate staging complex. The objective of this study was to describe faults and benefits of positron emission tomography (PET)-CT in multimodality mediastinal(More)
OBJECTIVES Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) in MPM may be confined with both morbidity and mortality and careful preoperative staging identifying resectable patients is important. Staging is difficult and the accuracy of preoperative CT scan, 18F-FDG PET/CT scan (PET/CT), and mediastinoscopy is unclear. The objectives were to compare these staging(More)
Malignant disease's ability to metastasize remains one of the major obstacles when treating patients with cancer. The change from loco-regional to systemic disease usually renders the patient beyond surgical treatment, as local treatment with surgery in a systemic disease is usually considered without benefit. However, numerous retrospective studies have(More)
Anesthesia and recovery during the first hour after propofol and methohexital anesthesia for termination of pregnancy, lasting about 12 min, were compared, the latter in a double-blind manner by means of psychomotor tests (coin counting and continuous auditory reaction time). Muscle movements and hiccups were seen significantly more frequently during(More)
BACKGROUND Despite extensive research, the debate continues as to the optimal way of guiding intraoperative and postoperative fluid therapy. In 2009 we changed our institutional guideline for perioperative fluid therapy in patients undergoing extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and implemented the use of central venous oxygen saturation and intended low urine(More)