Kelvin J. Murray

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is an extremely common condition that creates substantial personal and health care costs. An important recognised risk factor for OA is excessive or abnormal mechanical joint loading. Leg length discrepancy (LLD) is a common condition that results in uneven and excessive loading of not only knee joints but also hip joints and lumbar(More)
The trauma victim with a severe closed head injury, who requires general anesthesia for emergency repair of concomitant exigent major injuries, poses a clinical dilemma. During general anesthesia and during the immediate postoperative period, the status of the patient's central nervous system cannot be clinically monitored, and emergency cerebral(More)
In adults, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) resulting from megavoltage temporal bone radiation therapy (RT) is dose dependent. A review of the literature reveals only two cases of pediatric SNHL after RT without chemotherapy. This report presents four cases of late onset, asymmetric SNHL after RT in children treated for posterior fossa tumors. The children(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between mild leg length discrepancy (LLD) and degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. METHODS We evaluated standard postural lumbopelvic radiographs from 255 adults (121 women and 134 men) who had presented with spinal pain for chiropractic care. Symmetry of femoral head(More)
BACKGROUND Degenerative joint disease (DJD) in the lumbar spine is a common condition that is associated with chronic low back pain. Excessive loading of lumbar joints is a risk factor for DJD. Changes in lumbar lordosis significantly redistribute the forces of weight-bearing on the facet joints and the intervertebral discs. However, the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this case report is to describe chiropractic management of an elderly man with untreated bilateral hip joint dysplasia presenting with mild acute mechanical low back pain. CLINICAL FEATURES A 75-year-old man presented with an insidious-onset intermittent low back pain of 3 days' duration. Physical examination findings supported a(More)
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