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We prospectively evaluated 84 consecutive adult patients with chronic liver disease before and after liver transplantation to define the type and frequency of post-transplant neurologic complications, and to assess possible pretransplant and operative variables associated with in-hospital CNS complications. There were 25 patients (30%) who presented 23(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The efficacy of S-adenosylmethionine (AdoMet) in the treatment of liver cell injury has been demonstrated in several experimental models. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of AdoMet treatment in human alcoholic liver cirrhosis. METHODS A randomized, double-blind trial was performed in 123 patients treated with AdoMet(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate whether single-voxel (SV) proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) detected differences between fibromyalgia (FM) patients and healthy controls. We also searched for correlations between neuroimaging abnormalities and(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the imaging modality of choice for evaluation of acute traumatic musculotendinous injuries of the knee. Three discrete categories of acute injuries to the musculotendinous unit can be defined: muscle contusion, myotendinous strain, and tendon avulsion. Among the quadriceps muscles, the rectus femoris is the most(More)
Discrepancies between the findings of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and those of arthroscopy were reviewed retrospectively in 52 knee examinations. Some of the discrepancies between MR imaging and arthroscopy were caused by errors in interpretation of MR images due to normal structures that mimicked meniscal tears. The transverse ligament and the lateral(More)
High-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) images of the hands and wrists of six healthy volunteers were obtained at 1.5 T with a surface coil. Additionally, the hands and wrists of two fresh cadavers were imaged and were subsequently sectioned for anatomic correlation. High contrast when depicting soft-tissue, coupled with impressive spatial resolution and(More)
Somatostatin 1-14, a natural occurring neuropeptide (Somiaton), has been reported to have analgesic effects in humans in different painful conditions. The aim of the present study was to investigate if epidural somatostatin produced clinical analgesia to postoperative pain after upper abdominal surgery. In a randomized double-blind controlled study, 40(More)
The demands of a burgeoning population, economic development and global markets have been met by unprecedented land-use change. The following are the main messages of this chapter: During the last 20 years, the exponential expansion of cropland has slackened, but land is now used much more intensively: globally in the 1980s, on average a hectare of cropland(More)
MR imaging is a useful method for evaluating nerve disease. It can portray the normal anatomy and identify unsuspected space-occupying masses. Severe intrinsic nerve disease can be depicted. This article outlines the normal anatomy of the three major nerves that traverse the elbow joint: the ulnar nerve, the median nerve, and the radial nerve. Entrapment(More)
OBJECTIVE A low-lying belly of the musculus peroneus brevis (presence of muscle tissue within the fibular groove) is said to be a risk factor for rupture or dislocation of the peroneal tendons. However, alterations in foot position may affect the position of the musculotendinous junction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the normal position of the(More)