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The tension in an anterior cruciate ligament graft may not be normal when the femoral tunnel is placed using the single-incision arthroscopic technique because the femoral tunnel is drilled through the tibial tunnel. We hypothesized that the in vivo tensile behavior of the double-looped semitendinosus and gracilis tendon graft can be normal or abnormal(More)
OBJECT A new embolic agent, bioabsorbable polymeric material (BPM), was incorporated into Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs) to improve long-term anatomical results in the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. The authors investigated whether BPM-mounted GDCs (BPM/GDCs) accelerated the histopathological transformation of unorganized blood clot(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure the in vivo tensile behavior of a double-looped semitendinosus and gracilis graft used to reconstruct a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the human knee. In 14 subjects, intraoperative tension was measured for each of the four graft bundles during passive motion from 0 to 90 degrees of flexion. Two hypotheses were(More)
Adenosine is a purine nucleoside widely used to terminate supraventricular tachycardias, and as a diagnostic adjunct in narrow complex regular tachycardia of uncertain origin. Atrioventricular blockade and bradyarrhythmias following administration are common but generally short-lived. We report a case of prolonged complete heart block requiring intubation(More)
We report our experience of long-term follow-up of all patients treated during a ten-year period with primary radiotherapy irrespective of the disease stage of their laryngeal carcinoma. This policy was adopted in order to allow all patients the opportunity to save their larynx and to preserve their voice. In the present literature, surgery is favoured for(More)
AIM Physician seniority has increasingly been shown to correlate with improved clinical outcomes. However few studies examine the relationship between treating doctor experience and the efficiency of emergency care systems. We explored the hypothesis that increased seniority of emergency department (ED) medical staff would result in improved ED efficiency.(More)
The clinical, roentgenographic, histologic, and cytologic features of four cases of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland seen as lateral neck cysts are discussed. Carcinoma of the thyroid gland characteristically is a solid tumor and appears as a firm, painless, and otherwise asymptomatic mass in the anterior paramedial part of the neck. A nontender(More)
OBJECTIVE Intubating catheters (e.g. gum-elastic bougie) are an invaluable adjunct in the management of a difficult airway. Traditional tactile 'click' (from tracheal rings) and 'hold up' (from carina or bronchus) techniques for confirming tracheal placement are, however, fallible, and definitive placement can only be confirmed following passage of the(More)