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Seventeen hands in 15 patients with posttraumatic tetraplegia had transfers of the brachioradialis tendon to the flexor pollicis longus in an attempt to create an active lateral pinch. In addition, interphalangeal joint fixation with a Moberg screw was performed in 16 thumbs and tenodesis of the extensor pollicis longus and brevis tendons to the metacarpal(More)
PURPOSE Most US inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) epidemiology studies conducted to date have sampled small, geographically restricted populations and have not examined time trends. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) in a commercially insured US population and compare prevalences across(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine fibroids are common, benign, smooth-muscle tumors that can cause major morbidity for reproductive-age women, often requiring invasive treatment. Despite this personal and public health burden, no prior study has attempted to periodically screen fibroid-free women with ultrasound to detect incident disease and identify risk factors. (More)
The goal of selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is to reduce surgically abnormal excitatory impulses to the lower extremities and thus to decrease spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy. One hundred thirty-one patients underwent SDR from 1986 to 1994 and were retrospectively reviewed for changes in tone, requirements for orthopedic intervention, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the previously reported inverse association between cervical neoplasia and uterine fibroids is corroborated. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of enrollment data from an ongoing prospective study of fibroid development. SETTING Not applicable. PATIENT(S) Self-reported data on abnormal Pap smear, colposcopy, and cervical(More)
BACKGROUND For decades, it has been hypothesized that reproductive tract infections (RTIs) are risk factors for uterine fibroids. However, only two recent studies have been conducted. We aimed to investigate the relationship between RTIs and fibroids in a large study using ultrasound screening for fibroids. METHODS We used cross-sectional enrollment data(More)
Reproductive tract infections have long been hypothesized to increase fibroid risk. Few studies have been conducted, even for the common infection, genital Chlamydia trachomatis (gCT), and only with self-reported gCT data. Our investigation used micro-immunofluorescence serology for gCT to characterize past exposure. We used cross-sectional enrollment data(More)
All dentists registered in South Australia were surveyed in July 1993 in relation to removable prosthodontics. The replies indicated that removable prosthodontics constituted a significant part of most dental practices. Most dentists felt that removable prosthodontics should be an essential part of the undergraduate curriculum. They felt that more expertise(More)