Philip J Dubois

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BACKGROUND Although there is convincing evidence that the prevalence of asthma among children has increased over the last three decades, it remains uncertain whether such an upward trend has occurred in adults. The aim of this study was to assess whether the prevalence of asthma has changed in young Belgian adults in recent years. METHODS A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Altered mechanical properties of the heel pad have been implicated in the development of plantar heel pain. However, the in vivo properties of the heel pad during gait remain largely unexplored in this cohort. The aim of the current study was to characterise the bulk compressive properties of the heel pad in individuals with and without plantar(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although plantar fascial thickening is a sonographic criterion for the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, the effect of local loading and structural factors on fascial morphology are unknown. The purposes of this study were to compare sonographic measures of fascial thickness and radiographic measures of arch shape and regional loading(More)
BACKGROUND Although a lowered medial longitudinal arch has been cited as a causal factor in plantar fasciitis, there is little experimental evidence linking arch motion to the pathogenesis of the condition. This study investigated the sagittal movement of the arch in subjects with and without plantar fasciitis during gait. METHODS Digital fluoroscopy was(More)
In a 52-year-old man, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP), suggested by clinical history and marked eosinophilia in the peripheral blood and in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, has been diagnosed on open lung biopsy. Nevertheless, chest roentgenograms never showed any infiltration during the course of the disease. Extensive etiologic examination remained(More)
PURPOSE To describe a new syndrome of tight orbit and intractable glaucoma with a poor visual prognosis. METHODS A retrospective observational case series of six patients seen at two centres between 2001 and 2007 assessing intraocular pressure (IOP), best-corrected visual acuity and visual field. RESULTS Three men and three women, ranging in age at(More)
BACKGROUND The enthesis of the plantar fascia is thought to play an important role in stress dissipation. However, the potential link between entheseal thickening characteristic of enthesopathy and the stress-dissipating properties of the intervening plantar fat pad have not been investigated. PURPOSE This study was conducted to identify whether plantar(More)
INTRODUCTION The plantar heel pad is a specialized fibroadipose tissue that attenuates and, in part, dissipates the impact energy associated with heel strike. Although a near-maximal deformation of the heel pad has been shown during running, an in vivo measurement of the deformation and structural properties of the heel pad during walking remains largely(More)
Although fluoroscopy has been used to evaluate motion of the foot during gait, the accuracy and precision of fluoroscopic measures of osseous structures of the foot has not been reported in the literature. This study reports on a series of experiments that quantify the magnitude and sources of error involved in digital fluoroscopic measurements of the(More)