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The aim of our study was to evaluate the current methods of detection of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Data were collected from 100 consecutive patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis referred to the Scoliosis clinic in 2000. The age of the patient, the Cobb angle at presentation and the person who first noticed the deformity were recorded. Sixty… (More)
This is a case report of acute L3/4 vertebral osteomyelitis due to Salmonella paratyphi A confirmed by culture from vertebral needle biopsy. From a review of the literature this is the first reported case with bacteriological confirmation. The rarity of Salmonella paratyphi spondylitis and the options for treatment are discussed.
This paper analyses the mortality of a group of rural workers in an extractive industry, the stone quarriers of the Isle of Purbeck in the southern English county of Dorset. The analysis uses a database created by nominal record linkage of the census enumerators' books and the Church of England baptism and burial registers to estimate age-specific death… (More)
Dynamic languages provide new challenges to traditional static analysis techniques, leaving most errors to be detected at runtime and making many properties of code difficult to infer. Ruby code usually takes advantage of both dynamic typing and metaprogramming to produce elegant yet difficult-to-analyze programs. Function evalpq and its variants, which… (More)