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The purpose of the first part of the study was to establish the variability of repeated measurements in different measuring conditions. In the second part, we performed in a large number of patients, a measurement of thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis and compared them to age, gender, and level of nourishment. In the first part, measurements were(More)
This study further evaluated a computer-based infrared thermography (IRT) system, which employs artificial neural networks for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) using a large database of 502 thermal images of the dorsal and palmar side of 132 healthy and 119 pathological hands. It confirmed the hypothesis that the dorsal side of the hand is of(More)
Thermography for the measurement of surface temperatures is well known in industry, although is not established in medicine despite its safety, lack of pain and invasiveness, easy reproducibility, and low running costs. Promising results have been achieved in nerve entrapment syndromes, although thermography has never represented a real alternative to(More)
BACKGROUND Mild induced hypothermia is an established treatment strategy for comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. The goal of the induction phase of mild induced hypothermia is to cool the patient's core body temperature to 32°-34°C. OBJECTIVE The main goal of this study was to compare temperature changes measured in the esophagus and urinary bladder in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess whether biological markers can provide prognostic information additional to that supplied by the clinical risk score (CRS) in patients with colorectal liver metastases. METHODS A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database was conducted. Patients selected for this study were treated between(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To reassess the predictive role of clinical parameters and epileptiform paroxysmal EEG abnormalities for subsequent epilepsy in patients with febrile seizures. PATIENTS AND METHODS 179 patients with febrile seizures were included in a prospective study investigating the impact of some clinical parameters and EEG abnormalities that(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common compressive neuropathies in the upper extremities (Bland, 2007) and a frequent cause of pain, paresthesias and impaired hand function. A syndrome is, by definition, a collection of signs and symptoms. Its clinical symptoms depend on duration and degree of the compression of the median nerve (MN). At(More)
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