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This paper reviews 14 patients who underwent elbow arthrotomy for osteochondritis of the capitellum. The etiology in 7 of the 14 cases appears to be the result of repeated trauma from throwing sports. Five of the 14 described a singular significant traumatic episode, and in 2 of the 14, a clear etiology is uncertain. The diagnostic features including signs,(More)
Former college varsity athletes were surveyed by questionnaire to determine if long-distance running can be implicated as a factor in the future development of osteoarthritis of the hips and knees. Subjects were divided into two groups. One group consisted of 504 former varsity cross-country runners. A control group consisted of 287 college swimmers.(More)
We reviewed the cases of four female ballet dancers with a stress fracture of a type that has not been reported previously. This fracture occurs in the proximal portion of the second metatarsal and involves the volar and medial aspects of Lisfranc's joint. A differential diagnosis of pain in the middle part of the foot in a dancer should include a(More)
Phenytoin, phenobarbital, ethosuximide, and procaine hydrochloride were evaluated for their ability to inhibit Ca2+ flux into isolated presynaptic endings (synaptosomes) prepared from rabbit neocortex. Calcium influx produced by depolarizing concentrations (69 mM) of K+ was inhibited 7% to 63% by phenytoin, phenobarbital, or procaine, whereas ethosuximide(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of chronic daily headache/transformed migraine is challenging, especially when it is complicated by overuse of analgesics, triptans, or both. One common approach involves the use of repetitive intravenous dihydroergotamine. We investigated the use of intravenous valproate sodium in the treatment of chronic daily headache/transformed(More)