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STUDY DESIGN A prospective study was conducted to investigate the outcome of the Modic Type 1 inflammatory signal in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 17 patients with chronic low back pain 6 months after instrumented posterior lumbar arthrodesis. OBJECTIVE To assess the course of the inflammatory signal after stabilization of a painful intervertebral(More)
Cervical spinal surgery through anterior approaches can lead to ear, nose and throat (ENT) complications, some of which, such as obstruction of upper airways by edema, are potentially life threatening. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of various categories of ENT lesions and to determine whether preventive treatment with(More)
UNLABELLED Cancer is the third highest cause of premature mortality in Iran. We aimed to determine trend of common cancers in Khuzestan province, Iran. METHODS It was a hospital based survey on 4065 subjects from their hospital files, those had registered as cancer case in Shafa hospital which has known as a biggest center of cancer in Khuzestan province,(More)
Essential thrombocythemia is a rare myeloproliferative disorder in pediatrics. This myeloproliferative disorder is charactherized by thrombocytosis and hyperplasia of megakaryocytes in the bone marrow. Other cell lines are not involved. JAK2V617F mutation has been identified in approximately half the patients with this disorder. We describe a 12-year-old(More)
In cervical spondylotic myelopathy, extended anterior spinal cord decompression necessitates subsequent stable vertebral reconstruction. Reconstruction with an iliac crest graft and screw-plate fixation gives satisfactory clinical and radiological results, but they are often compromised by morbidity involving the bone harvest. The purpose of this study was(More)
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