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We report the cases of 28 patients with bacterial infections of the shoulder treated between 1979 and 1991. There were ten cases of septic arthritis, ten cases of simple osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus, four cases of septic arthritis and concomitant osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus and four cases of periarticular soft-tissue infection. The(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The application of various high-resolution (< 100 microns) imaging techniques for in vitro bone mineral analysis is explored. METHODS The techniques of contact microradiography and microtomography, using the x-ray spectrum filtered out of synchrotron radiation (SR) and conventional staining techniques, are compared to each other(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is common in patients with the combination of chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease and is associated with increased mortality. Recent clinical studies suggest that recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) treatment has desirable as well as undesirable effects, related to its hematopoietic or nonhematopoietic effects. Therefore a(More)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type VI (EDS VI) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited connective tissue disorder, which poses several problems of diagnosis and management. We report on a patient who developed severe kyphoscoliosis long before the diagnosis was reached. We conclude that early biochemical diagnosis and a timely operative procedure by extensive(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) is characterized by symptoms like fatigue, dyspnoea and limited exercise performance. It has been postulated that maximal exercise performance (Wmax) is predominantly limited by skeletal muscle function and less by heart function. AIM To study the interrelation between most relevant muscle and anthropometrical(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of bone suppression imaging on observer performance in detecting lung nodules in chest radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Posteroanterior (PA) and lateral digital chest radiographs of 111 (average age 65) patients with a CT proven solitary nodule (median diameter 15 mm), and 189 (average age 63) controls were read by 5(More)
AIM The conservative and operative treatments of plantar fasciitis tend to be tedious. Unsatisfactory results are common in chronic cases. This study was performed in order to test the hypothesis that the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect of a single injection of Botulinum toxin A (BoNT A) induces a significant reduction of symptoms. METHOD 25(More)
Atherosclerosis is common in the adductor hiatus region. The aim of this study was to evaluate atherosclerosis in relation to themorphological structure of the femoropopliteal region. Two anatomic features are thought to play an important role in the origin of these lesions: (1) curvature of the vessel, which may lead to unfavorable local hemodynamic(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) is common in cardiovascular diseases and associated with hypertension, renal dysfunction and/or heart failure. There is a paucity of data about the prevalence and the role of ARAS in the pathophysiology of combined chronic heart failure (CHF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We investigated the(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of imaging quality and safety of iobitridol 300 compared to iohexol 300 in urography. MATERIALS AND METHODS 180 patients were included in an urography multicenter study (3 centers, 60 patients in each). RESULTS There was no significant difference in either the imaging quality or the clinical safety between the 2 contrast media groups.(More)