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The reasons for failure of the initial exploration and the results of reoperation were analyzed in 53 patients with a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism, 29 of whom were referred after initial operations elsewhere. Seventy-nine reoperations were performed. Sternotomy was used in 15 patients, and in retrospect was necessary in only 5. There was no(More)
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) has been used to examine the spine in a prospective long-term study with the aim of assessing the value of bone scintigraphy in the detection and diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Sites of increased uptake of 99Tcm-MDP were observed in three of the eleven patients examined so far. By carefully(More)
The present study explored the prevalence and descriptive characteristics of hyperacusis, defined as unusual intolerance of ordinary environmental sounds. Two ways of collecting data were used in the study: the first was a postal survey of a random sample, to which 589 responded (59.7% response rate); the second was the internet, and 595 self-recruited(More)
Osteopenia, sometimes with compression fractures of the spine, is a side-effect of long-term heparin treatment. The frequency is unknown. In this study, 70 women were given subcutaneous heparin as therapy for, or prophylaxis against, thromboembolism during pregnancy. All, except two, were examined by X-ray of the spine and hip first week post partum. The(More)
Quantitative 99mTc pertechnetate sacro-iliac scanning (QTPS) was performed in 30 patients suspected of having sacro-iliac arthritis (SI). Abnormal scanning results but lack of definite radiographic changes were noted in all of them. Twenty-four of these patients were followed-up for an average of 3.4 years; roentgenological abnormalities were found in 23(More)
Seven children with severe hemophilia A on prophylactic substitution therapy since a mean age of 5 years (group I) were investigated in 1978 (at ages 6-12 years) and in 1988 (at ages 16-22 years). The results were compared with those of seven children aged 5-12 for whom such treatment was started at a mean age of 3 years (group II). In group I, four had(More)