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OBJECTIVES To assess the accuracy of dual-energy CT (DECT) for diagnosing gout, and to explore whether it can have any impact on clinical decision making beyond the established diagnostic approach using polarising microscopy of synovial fluid (diagnostic yield). METHODS Diagnostic single-centre study of 40 patients with active gout, and 41 individuals(More)
An analysis of the kinetics of myocardial contrast enhancement is an important component of myocardial perfusion studies. The contrast enhancement can be modeled by a linear time-invariant system, and the myocardial impulse response, calculated by deconvolution of the measured tissue response with an arterial input, gives a direct estimate of myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Medial elbow distraction during pitching as the primary mechanism contributing to adaptations in ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) appearance during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation has not been established. HYPOTHESIS Uninjured high school-aged pitchers with unilateral adaptations of the UCL exhibit a higher peak internal elbow(More)
Supplementary formula feeds inhibited the protective effect of expressed raw and pasteurised human milk in 226 high-risk neonates in a randomised controlled trial. The infection rate in the group given pasteurised human milk and formula (33%) was significantly higher than the rates in the groups given raw human milk (10.5%), pasteurised human milk (14.3%),(More)
Back pain caused by stress fractures, fatigue, or insufficiency, affects varied patient populations based on the level of physical activity and bone mineral density. Stress fractures may involve the vertebral body, pars interarticularis, and the pedicle; often overlooked are stress fractures of the sacrum or bony pelvis, which can mimic pain of spinal(More)
In a study of factors related to cervical carcinogenesis, a cohort of 1,107 cervical dysplasia along with 1,077 controls matched for age and parity were followed up prospectively. During the follow up 75 dysplasia cases progressed to carcinoma in situ. The overall rate of progression of dysplasia to malignancy was observed to be 15.7% at the end of 108(More)
Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) transfer to the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) and/or the extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) has been commonly used to provide wrist extension. The ability of this wrist extension transfer to also provide forearm supination has been inferred but not formally investigated. This laboratory study investigated the forearm(More)