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We evaluated low-dose calcitriol (0.25 microgram b.i.d.) in combination with 1 g of supplemental calcium therapy as treatment for osteopenic women over 60 years of age (n = 4). Control patients (n = 6) received ergocalciferol (50,000 units twice a week) and 1 g of supplemental calcium. Bone biopsies and CT-determined bone mineral density were done initially(More)
Three-dimensional imaging can provide a valuable perceptual link between conventional radiographs and axial computed tomographic scans in the evaluation of complex acetabular fractures. With the 3D83 computer program, three-dimensional images can be generated to correlate with standard radiographic views. Unique images can also be created that offer(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a current debate whether multicentric osteosarcoma represents synchronous multiple primary osteosarcomas or metastatic disease. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the etiology, presentation, and classification of this entity. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Six patients ranging in age from 7 to 29 years were studied. The clinical,(More)
We reviewed the long-term natural history of 21 adult-onset Still's disease patients. Patient subsets were identified according to clinical course patterns. These included monocyclic systemic disease in 4, polycyclic systemic disease in 2, chronic articular monocyclic systemic disease in 10, and chronic articular polycyclic systemic disease in the remaining(More)
We investigated the relationship of CT determined vertebral bone mineral density (BMD), type of renal osteodystrophy, N terminal PTH levels and fracture history in 31 dialysis patients. BMD for patients with bone biopsy documented osteitis fibrosa was 1.6 standard deviation (SD) above the normal value for age and sex matched controls, while those patients(More)
The differences among radiologists in interpreting conventional and digitized images obtained with different radiologic procedures is an important research issue in these times of implementation and growth of the digital modalities. The authors performed a multiobserver study to determine the performance of radiologists reading posteroanterior conventional(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship of endogenous sex hormones to the severity of radiographic hand osteoarthritis (ROA) in 229 white women, mean age 74 years. METHODS Hand ROA was graded according to the Kellgren-Lawrence scale and according to individual features of OA: osteophytes, joint space narrowing, subchondral sclerosis, lateral deformity and(More)
Of 180 patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM) seen at the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated hospitals since 1975, 21 of 100 tested positive for the anti-Jo-1 antibody. Sixteen of the 21 patients were women and 18 were white. Fifteen had adult PM, 4 had myositis in overlap with scleroderma, and 2 had adult DM. Evidence of interstitial lung(More)
ROC methodology has been expanded in recent years to include multi-disease experiments. To accommodate these changes, different rating formats, general or disease specific, can be used. No experimental data are available concerning the possible effects of the rating format on the results of these studies. We performed a multi-observer, multi-disease study(More)