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STUDY DESIGN Open interventional MRI techniques were used to investigate the intervertebral mobility of the lumbar spine in subjects with isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis. The findings were compared with those in a published database of subjects with no history of low back pain. OBJECTIVE To investigate patterns of intervertebral mobility in… (More)
Assessment of spinal intersegmental motion has been a focus for research and has depended on radiographic techniques. Radiographic techniques are limited because of ionizing radiation exposure, magnification errors, and image quality. Interventional magnetic resonance scanners, however, allow dynamic imaging in the scanner in different positions. Twelve… (More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the trunk strength of elite rowers and the impact of low back pain on these measures in order to determine if asymmetries or weakness were present. METHODS Twenty two elite rowers were recruited: 13 reported previous low back pain, five current low back pain, and the remainder had no history of low back pain. All subjects were… (More)
UNLABELLED Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem in elite oarsmen. The relevance of spinal and pelvic flexibility to good rowing technique and the incidence of LBP is unclear. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate patterns of spinal and pelvic mobility in a group of elite oarsmen with and without a history of LBP. METHODS Twenty elite… (More)
AIMS To estimate the prevalence of low bone density and osteoporosis in a population of patients with uveitis taking systemic steroid treatment; to clarify the risks of steroid-induced fracture and to suggest a protocol for the prevention and management of bone loss in patients with ophthalmic inflammatory disease. METHODS Bone densitometry was performed… (More)
We report a case of chronic myeloid leukaemia initially presenting with a vitreous haemorrhage associated with bilateral retinal and optic disc neovascularization. The literature is briefly reviewed and the probable reasons for the observed microcirculatory disturbances are discussed.
Orbital cellulitis is an emergency. Confusion still exists between the diagnosis of this serious condition and that of preseptal cellulitis. Delay in treatment may cause blindness and progression to life-threatening sequelae such as brain abscess, meningitis or cavernous sinus thrombosis. We report a case in which, despite late referral, emergency surgical… (More)