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STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial comparing OP-1 (rhBMP-7) with iliac crest autograft in patients with symptomatic degenerative spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis treated with decompression and uninstrumented posterolateral arthrodesis. OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and the clinical and radiographic efficacy of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) Putty as(More)
Oral glucose (92 g) was administered to 22 healthy, young volunteers undergoing hepatic vein catheterization, and net splanchnic glucose output (SGO) was measured during the basal period and for 4 h after glucose ingestion. In the basal state, SGO averaged 1.90 +/- 0.11 mg/min X kg. After glucose, SGO rose to a peak value of 6.65 +/- 0.83 mg/min X kg at 30(More)
Understanding injury mechanisms is important for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of spinal injuries. Using 10 fresh cadaveric human spine specimens of occiput to C3, clinically similar injuries of the atlas (C1) were produced with high-speed (4.4 m/sec) axial compression. The traumatic event was biomechanically monitored. The resulting injuries(More)
Using a 1.5-tesla GE Signa MR scanner, we imaged the brains of 14 right-handed Tourette's syndrome (TS) patients (11 men, three women), aged 18 to 49 years, who had minimal lifetime neuroleptic exposure. We also studied an equal number of normal controls individually matched for age, sex, and handedness and group-matched for socioeconomic status. We(More)
The rate of net hepatic glycogenolysis was assessed in humans by serially measuring hepatic glycogen concentration at 3- to 12-hour intervals during a 68-hour fast with 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The net rate of gluconeogenesis was calculated by subtracting the rate of net hepatic glycogenolysis from the rate of glucose production in the(More)
UNLABELLED To quantitate hepatic glycogenolysis, liver glycogen concentration was measured with 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in seven type II diabetic and five control subjects during 23 h of fasting. Net hepatic glycogenolysis was calculated by multiplying the rate of glycogen breakdown by the liver volume, determined from magnetic resonance(More)
We implanted coralline hydroxyapatite bone graft as a substitute for autogenous bone graft to support the reduced articular surface of 21 consecutive patients with distal radius fractures treated with external fixation and K-wires. The purpose of this single-cohort retrospective study was to report the outcomes of treatment with this material, complications(More)
PURPOSE To determine the reliability and accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) arthrography for the diagnosis of superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) tears. MATERIALS AND METHODS The MR arthrograms in 80 patients who underwent arthroscopy and MR arthrography during a 54-month period were retrospectively reviewed. MR arthrograms were independently(More)