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The optimal method for identifying respiratory viruses in adults has not been established. The objective of the study was to compare the sensitivities of three sampling methods for this purpose. One thousand participants (mean age, 63.1 +/- 17.8 years) were included. Of these, 550 were patients hospitalized for acute febrile lower respiratory tract(More)
In a prospective study of 295 male Israeli military recruits a 31% incidence of stress fractures was found. Eighty per cent of the fractures were in the tibial or femoral shaft, while only 8% occurred in the tarsus and metatarsus. Sixty-nine per cent of the femoral stress fractures were asymptomatic, but only 8% of those in the tibia. Even asymptomatic(More)
A follow-up x-ray study of 554 subjects aged between 50 and 84 years has been carried out to determine the appearance, presence, and progression of scoliosis in the elderly and its relationship to osteoporosis and back pain. The subjects were chosen from a population group of 3600 subjects examined 7 to 13 years previously in the same investigators. Some(More)
The detection of neuron-specific enolase in biological fluids has been investigated as an indirect marker of neuronal damage in man. This protein was measured by a sandwich enzymoimmunoassay in serums and cerebrospinal fluids from patients with consciousness disorders of various aetiologies. Neuron-specific enolase level was significantly increased in sera(More)
A computer-aided method for the determination of colour fusion time (CFT) was developed. CFT indicates the acuity of the perception of monochromatic contours. CFT was determined in 36 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and compared with a group of 36 age- and sex-matched controls. Patients with PD generally had a shortened fusion time, especially for(More)
A prospective study of 295 infantry recruits has shown that the mediolateral width of the tibia measured radiographically at each of three different levels in the bone had a statistically significant correlation with the total incidence of stress fractures as well as with those in the tibia alone or the femur alone. A narrow tibial width was shown to be a(More)
The relation of zinc to the aging skeleton was investigated in 140 women aged 36-85 years, mostly postmenopausal, who attended the Jerusalem Osteoporosis Center. Osteoporosis was determined by lumbar spine radiograms (Smith index). Bone density (BD) of the distal radius was assessed by Compton spectroscopy and bone mineral content (BMC) at the same site by(More)
In a prospective study of stress fractures the hypothesis that a shock-absorbing orthotic device worn within military boots could lessen the incidence of stress fractures was tested. The incidence of metatarsal, tibial, and femoral stress fractures was lower in the orthotic group, but only the latter difference was statistically significant. The time of(More)
The effect of intense physical training on the bone-mineral content of young adults who are unaccustomed to physical activity has not yet been established. In this study, 268 male recruits, eighteen to twenty-one years old, were evaluated before and after fourteen weeks of strenuous physical training. The bone-mineral content of both legs at the level of(More)