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To determine the role of the sympatho-adrenal (SAS) and hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical system (HPAS) after head injury, the relationship between venous blood epinephrine (E), norepinephrine (NE), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol levels, and clinical condition was examined in 55 patients. These observations suggest that head injury causes(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Failed closed treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is often followed by surgery. We investigated whether preoperative steroid injections could have a negative effect on the long-term outcome of the operation. PATIENTS AND METHODS 174 hands (164 patients) were operated on by a single surgeon at Tartu University Hospital in 2005.(More)
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