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An interdisciplinary approach to the care of patients with Wegener's granulomatosis: long-term outcome in 155 patients.
OBJECTIVE To examine the outcome in 155 consecutive patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) followed up for a median of 7 years. METHODS Treatment was adapted to the activity and extent ofExpand
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Improved outcome in 445 patients with Wegener's granulomatosis in a German vasculitis center over four decades.
OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term outcome in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) over 4 decades in an academic hospital unit specializing in rheumatology. METHODS We included 290Expand
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Rituximab for refractory granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's granulomatosis): comparison of efficacy in granulomatous versus vasculitic manifestations
Objective First, to investigate the overall efficacy and safety of rituximab (RTX) in refractory granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) in a tertiary referral centre. Second, to compare the efficacyExpand
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Patellar tracking patterns during active and passive knee extension: evaluation with motion-triggered cine MR imaging.
To evaluate the critical range of the patellofemoral joint motion from 30 degrees of knee flexion to full extension, motion-triggered cine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed during activeExpand
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MRI and FDG-PET in the assessment of inflammatory aortic arch syndrome in complicated courses of giant cell arteritis
Objectives: To evaluate the use of MRI and FDG-PET for the diagnosis and measurement of disease activity of inflammatory aortic arch syndrome in patients with complicated giant cell arteritis.Expand
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Randomized study to compare PTA alone versus PTA with Palmaz stent placement for femoropopliteal lesions.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) combined with Palmaz stent placement provides long-term advantages compared to PTA alone after 34Expand
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Breast ultrasound elastography--results of 193 breast lesions in a prospective study with histopathologic correlation.
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic performance of ultrasound elastography in breast masses. MATERIAL AND METHODS 193 lesions (129 benign, 64 malignant) were analyzed with the EUB 8500Expand
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Classification system based on kinematic MR imaging in cervical spondylitic myelopathy.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Functional myelographic studies are often used to evaluate the dynamic changes of the cervical spinal canal during flexion and extension. The purposes of this study were to useExpand
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Measurement of Tibial Torsion by Computer Tomography
A CT procedure for objective measurements of tibial torsion independent of axial rotation in the nearby joints is described. Transverse sections in defined planes of the tibia permit easy calculationExpand
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Comparison of Carotid Stents: An In-Vitro Experiment Focusing on Stent Design
Purpose: To examine and compare different carotid stent designs with regard to flexibility, adaptability (adjustability), conformability (compliance) to the vessel, and scaffolding to reduce plaqueExpand
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