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Ketoprofen, 25, 50, and 100 mg, was compared with 90 mg codeine and placebo for relief of pain due to removal of impacted third molar teeth. Treatment was self-administered as a single oral dose under double-blind conditions in five parallel groups established by a random code in healthy young adults. Based on 129 patient evaluations of pain experience and(More)
Twenty patients with 21 total joint replacements including 17 hips and 4 knees were studied by plain film radiography, radionuclide imaging, and subtraction arthrography to evaluate these procedures for assessing prosthetic complications. Surgery was performed in 14 patients and confirmed loosening of 8 femoral and 7 acetabular hip prosthesis components and(More)
Fractures through the disc or juxta-end plate region of the vertebra as well as the posterior elements have been observed in the thoracic and lumbar spine in ankylosing spondylitis. These are usually associated with increasing pain, usually do not produce neurologic deficit, and may require orthopedic fixation to heal. Irregularity and sclerosis at the(More)
As total knee replacement becomes more successful due to advances in surgery and bioengineering, a greater number of patients will be offered this procedure as a viable alternative to arthrodesis. Radiologic consultation will be sought for evaluation of proper alignment as well as postoperative complications such as loosening, instability, dislocation,(More)
OBJECTIVE HIV-positive individuals commonly have symptoms of airway disease. We evaluated thin-section CT scans of HIV-infected individuals during inspiration and expiration for evidence of focal air trapping. We also correlated imaging findings with pulmonary function test results. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty-nine subjects, 48 of whom were HIV-positive(More)
Mycoplasma arthritidis and Mycoplasma pulmonis induced chronic arthritis in rabbits on intraarticular injection, characterized by joint swelling and histologic evidence of chronic active inflammation persisting at least one year. Cartilage and bone destruction was a prominent late feature of M arthritidis but not M pulmonis disease. Despite the progressive(More)
Chondral fractures are a distinct clinical entity and should be distinguished from the more frequently recognized osteochondral fracture. They occur most often in the medial femoral condyle of young adults following a rotational injury or direct blow to the knee. Clinically, the chondral fracture mimics a torn meniscus and may or may not be associated with(More)
We describe 3 patients with a history of intravenous (iv) heroin addiction presenting with indolent, persisting lumbar pain. Clinical findings and initial investigations were unremarkable. Gallium scintigraphy revealed septic spondylodiscitis, and cultures of material obtained by biopsy were positive for Candida albicans in all 3 cases. Two patients were(More)
PURPOSE To study retrospectively the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) at the time of Pseudomonas aeruginosa nosocomial bloodstream infection (BSI) and at the time of P aeruginosa airway colonization. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen very low-birth-weight infants who had P aeruginosa BSI and 33 others who did not but who had P aeruginosa(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the rate of complications associated with diagnostic cerebral angiography accompanied by intraarterial chemotherapy for the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three hundred ninety-two consecutive transfemoral cerebral angiographic procedures accompanied by intraarterial chemotherapy were performed(More)