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SUBJECT We analysed the periprosthetic bone mineral density (BMD) in a prospective longitudinal study over two years after operation and in a separate cross-sectional study more than five years after implantation of cementless total hip arthroplasty (CLS-stem, Mecron threaded acetabular cup) by using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the effects of lamotrigine in routine therapy in the highly selected clientele of the Residential Department of the Bethel Epilepsy Centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS In an open, observational, add-on study design, 125 resident patients with severe therapy-resistant epilepsy and multiple additional handicaps were treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of and independent factors associated with joint involvement in a large population of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS This study was cross-sectional, based on data collected on patients included in the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) registry. We(More)
There is evidence from both human and animal research that 5-hydroxytryptamine3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonists, particularly tropisetron, exert analgesic and antiinflammatory effects. However, the underlying mechanisms of these effects including the expression of 5-HT3 receptors in cells of the immune system have not yet been investigated in detail.(More)
To assess the effect of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) on left ventricular output (LVO) we studied stroke volume (SV), LVO, and heart rate (HR) in 21 very low birth wt preterm neonates with clinically symptomatic PDA before and after surgical ligation. Six additional infants were also studied before PDA with left-to-right shunt was detectable by the pulsed(More)
Experiences with extracorporeal therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus have been published over the last 20 years and more. In addition to plasmapheresis, specific adsorption columns have been developed to deplete pathogenic antibodies and immune complexes in the plasma of patients with SLE. We conducted a prospective randomized trial to compare the(More)
Cogan's syndrome is a rare disorder of unknown origin characterized by inflammatory eye disease and vestibuloauditory symptoms. Typically, young adults suffer from interstitial keratitis and sudden onset of tinnitus and hearing loss. Few cases (around 150) have been published and thus it is difficult to determine the percentage of patients with underlying(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose was to evaluate the effects of levetiracetam (LEV) in routine therapy in learning disabled patients with therapy-resistant epilepsy. METHODS In an open observational add-on study design, 46 patients (residents of the Bethel Epilepsy Centre) with severe therapy-resistant epilepsy and different degrees of learning disabilities, who(More)
This report describes the case of a patient with primary small bowel lymphoma. Well-established methods of imaging did not give a hint on diagnosis. Increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake was visualized on performance of positron emission tomography, corresponding with the intraoperatively found tumorous process. The present case points to a potential(More)