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A retrospective evaluation of vascular amputees, all over 55 years of age, found that 18 underwent bilateral lower limb amputation. The ages of patients ranged from 55 to 83 years, mean age at the time of second amputation was 65.9 years, 13 men and 5 women. Out of the 18 patients, 12 underwent bilateral below knee amputation (BK-BK), 3 below knee and above… (More)
Simultaneous bilateral fractures of either the femoral necks or the humeral heads are rare injuries. Four simultaneous fractures of both femoral necks and humeral heads have not been previously described. The case reported occurred after an epileptic convulsion in a woman with multiple metastases from breast cancer.
The motor points of spastic wrist and finger flexors were identified using a nerve stimulator. These motor points were injected percutaneously with either a 3% or 5% aqueous solution of phenol in 11 patients with brain injury. The effectiveness of the blocks was assessed by recording the resting angle of the wrist, active extension of the wrist, and passive… (More)
Fracture dislocation at the base of the fifth metacarpal is a rare injury. Fewer than 25 cases have been published in the English-language literature. A force acting along the longitudinal axis of the fifth metacarpal causes a fracture dislocation at the base of the bone in a dorsal-ulnar direction, because of the anatomy of the joint and the mechanical… (More)
The instantaneous heart rate of 65 healthy neonates was continuously monitored during labor and the first 30 minutes of neonatal life. It was found that infants who had moderate or severe variable decelerations in utero had a significantly delayed neonatal heart rate (NHR) reactivity without any evidence of perinatal asphyxia. The NHR pattern of infants… (More)
In neutrophils preincubated with non-inflamed synovial fluid, opsonized zymosan-induced O2- production was increased by 232.7 +/- 19.1% and degranulation induced by zymosan or phorbol myristate acetate was increased by 152.8 +/- 21.8% and 217.4 +/- 26.3 respectively. Unstimulated neutrophils were not directly activated by the fluid, nor did it affect their… (More)
Prospective evaluation of the one-stage procedure in 32 patients who suffered from 37 severe friction-avulsion injuries was carried out. Most injuries (81%) were in the lower extremity. Split-thickness skin excision was used for immediate diagnosis of flap vascularity and wound coverage. Split-thickness skin was harvested from the avulsed flap surfaces… (More)