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Seven children and adolescents with sclerotic and periosteal alterations of the clavicle are reported, two of them in detail. Malignancies and bacterial inflammatory processes, which were first suspected, could be excluded. Clinical and radiographic features as well as differential diagnosis are discussed, as is the pertinent literature. The etiology of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of controlled-release oxybutynin with conventional, immediate-release oxybutynin and determine rates of dry mouth. METHODS Patients (n = 226) who were known to be responsive to anticholinergic therapy and who had seven or more urge incontinence episodes per week were randomized to receive controlled-release(More)
The early results after PBNS are extremely encouraging. The procedure is easy to learn, is performed rapidly on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia if desired, and has minimal postoperative morbidity. Continued objective follow up is critical to define the long-term efficacy of this promising technique.
INTRODUCTION Our study examined the wait time from ready-to-treat to radiation therapy for cohorts of breast cancer patients requiring adjuvant radiation therapy in 2001 and in 2005 after the implementation of strategies to reduce wait times for radiation treatment. We also examined the overall time from diagnosis to radiation treatment and whether distance(More)
Falls are a leading contributor to disability in older adults. Increased muscle co-contraction in the lower extremities during static and dynamic balance challenges has been associated with aging, and also with a history of falling. Co-contraction during static balance challenges has not been previously linked with performance on clinical tests designed to(More)
Over a period of 6 years 88 children with acute lymphocytic leukemia and malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma were treated according to the West-Berlin protocol. In 72 children skeletal surveys were performed initially and these showed leukemic bone changes in 31 patients. Follow-up was obtained in 70 patients for up to 8 years after diagnosis: 20 of these(More)
The radiologic appearance of inflammatory and tumorous lesions in the iliac bone is characterized by destructive alterations and consolidations simultaneously. This pattern is nonspecific. The value of plain films of this area is compromised by the anatomy of the iliac bone and by overlying structures. Therefore tomography, computer tomography and bone(More)
External irradiation of the head and neck has been shown to increase the incidence of thyroid carcinoma. Fourteen cases have also been reported of thyroid cancer developing in individuals treated with radioiodine for hyperthyroidism. Another patient's case is reported here to emphasize the possible role of I131 on the genesis of thyroid malignancy and the(More)