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Rehabilitation of atrophied edentulous arches with endosseous implants in the posterior regions is often associated with anatomic problems such as jaw shape and location of the mental loop, mandibular canal, and maxillary sinuses. The purpose of this investigation was to modify the method for implant placement in the posterior part of the jaws to extend(More)
We performed a study on six fresh cadavers to measure the subarachnoid pressure of the optic nerve and to determine its relationship to intracranial pressure. A lateral orbitotomy via a coronal flap was used to expose the optic nerve. Various intracranial pressures were achieved by saline infusion through a ventriculostomy. The subarachnoid pressure of the(More)
The main purpose of this study was to establish a data bank of orbital vasculature hemodynamics as assessed by color Doppler imaging (CDI) for normal Taiwanese. In addition, we compared the hemodynamic variables in subjects with a healthy orbital vasculature and 10 patients with various orbital disorders. From 1994 to 1995, we collected data from 90 age-and(More)
Twenty-one patients suffering from cervical spondylosis and peripheral symptoms underwent uncomplicated anterior interbody fusion of the cervical spine and were re-examined clinically and radiologically at 27 ± 15 months (mean ± SD) after the operation. Translatory displacement of the segment adjacent to the fusion level was noted in 14 patients. Its(More)
Variations in the arterial anatomy of the upper extremities, although uncommon, occur in up to one in five patients. Most of these variants occur in either the radial or ulnar artery; brachial artery variations are less common. The case we report is a rare anomaly consisting of brachial artery agenesis or regression. The brachial artery was absent from its(More)
This article presents the clinicopathologic features of five patients with ocular involvement secondary to carotid artery disease. Three patients had the features of hypotensive retinopathy and two had panocular ischemia. In demonstrating the possible ocular and nonocular sequelae of carotid artery disease, this study stressed the importance of the(More)
The potential of using a blood test enumerating oncofetal ferritin-bearing lymphocytes (FBL) as a biomarker for early breast cancer was further explored. Nine hundred women attending a high-risk breast cancer clinic and 2500 normal-risk women were physically examined and their blood drawn for FBL determination using a newly developed radioimmunoassay. The(More)
The potential use of the ferritin bearing lymphocytes (FBL) blood test which enumerates oncofetal FBL as a biomarker for early breast cancer was explored. Analysis of the FBL positive test results carried out on high risk women who underwent biopsy in 1983-84 was found to be a significant predictor for early breast cancer (relative risk (RR) = 2.9, 95%(More)
Subdural hematomas (SDH) from ruptured aneurysm (RA) are much less common than intracerebral (ICH) hematomas or subarachnoid (SAH) or intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). With computerized tomography, preoperative diagnosis is now made more often. The authors have collected 18 such cases from a review of 897 cases of RA admitted to eleven medical centers in(More)