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Primary chondrocyte cell cultures and explants of bovine articular cartilage were subjected to cyclic hydrostatic pressure in a novel computer-controlled pressure chamber designed for this purpose. The cultures were labeled with 5 microCi/ml 35SO4 and simultaneously pressurized with 5 MPa load for 1.5 or 20 h with pressure cycles of 0.0167, 0.05, 0.25, and(More)
The role of clinical and computer-based decisions in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis was studied in connection with the survey of acute abdominal pain by the Research Committee of the World Organization of Gastroenterology (OMGE). One thousand three hundred and thirty-three patients presenting with acute abdominal pain were included in the study.(More)
BACKGROUND The accuracy of the clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis in patients more than 50 years old was studied in connection with the Research Committee of the World Organization of Gastroenterology (OMGE) survey of acute abdominal pain. Criteria for inclusion and the diagnostic criteria in this prospective study were those set out by the OMGE(More)
A large treadmill was constructed to allow simultaneous running and training of 10 dogs. During a period of 1 year, 10 beagles ran up to 40 km/day at a speed of 5.5 to 6.8 km/h and with an uphill inclination of 15 degrees. By the end of training, the daily running sessions lasted 7 hours. The design of the treadmill and experience of the treadmill training(More)
OBJECTIVE The accuracy of the clinical diagnosis of acute renal colic was studied in connection with the survey of acute abdominal pain by the Research Committee of the World Organization of Gastroenterology. The diagnostic efficiency of various clinical symptoms, signs and tests have not previously been analyzed in the diagnosis of acute renal colic, and(More)
BACKGROUND The accuracy of clinical diagnosis of acute small-bowel studied in connection with the survey of acute abdominal pain by the Research Committee of the World Organization of Gastroenterology (OMGE). Criteria for inclusion and the diagnostic criteria of this prospective study were those set out by the OMGE Research Committee. METHODS The clinical(More)
326 patients presenting with acute abdominal pain to a hospital in Tampere were compared with others in England and Norway, and with a large series of 6097 cases collected under the auspices of the World Organization of Gastro-Enterology. The distribution of disease in these 326 Finnish patients bore remarkable similarities to the distribution in other(More)
The role of clinical and computer based decision in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in the elderly was studied in connection with the Research Committee of the World Organization of Gastroenterology (OMGE) survey of acute abdominal pain. A total of 220 patients over the age of 65 years presenting with acute abdominal pain were included in the study at(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Peroneal tendon injuries are probably frequently overlooked causes of lateral ankle pain after distorsion trauma. We report a series of 38 patients with peroneal tendon injuries and outcome after operation. MATERIAL AND METHODS The mean age of the patients was 30 years (range, 13 to 61). All patients were operated by the same(More)
Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen requiring surgical intervention. The clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis is not always easy due to variable symptomatology, particularly at the onset. The contributions of history-taking and physical examination in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis was studied in connection with the(More)