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A technique is described for the detection of HSV-DNA in very small volumes (5-10 microliters) of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The method was evaluated in CSF samples of 4-6-week-old mice inoculated with HSV-1 via the corneal route. The sensitivity of the PCR assay was compared with results of spin-amplified viral culture with immunofluorescent visualization(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the present study was to assess interobserver reproducibility (in terms of reliability and agreement) of active and passive measurements of knee RoM using a long arm goniometer, performed by trained physical therapists in a clinical setting in total knee arthroplasty patients, within the first four days after surgery. METHODS(More)
Sixteen patients (2 women, 14 men) aged 29 to 72 years with continued cardiogenic shock during intraaortic balloon pumping (IABP) had additional treatment with percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass (PBY). Cause of cardiogenic shock was myocardial infarction in 7 (3 survived), failed percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty requiring emergency coronary(More)
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