K W Zimmerman

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In order to study the effect of dorsal spondylodesis on intervertebral movement in patients treated for thoracolumbar fractures, we measured the sagittal range of motion (ROM) in the segments above and below the fractured vertebral body 2 years after operation. Between 1991 and 1996, 82 consecutive patients with a fracture of the thoracolumbar spine (T12,(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperthyroidism has substantial effects on the circulatory system. The cardiac biomarkers NT-proBNP and troponin I (cTNI) have proven useful in identifying cats with myocardial disease but have not been extensively investigated in hyperthyroidism. HYPOTHESIS Plasma NT-proBNP and cTNI concentrations are higher in cats with primary myocardial(More)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is characterized mostly by: (burning) pain, restricted range of motion, oedema and autonomic disturbances. Amputations in case of RSD patients should only be performed in cases of a dysfunctional limb, life threatening conditions such as untreatable infections or in cases in unbearable pain. The authors describe a patient(More)
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