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Body composition using standard anthropometric methods and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) was determined in a cross-sectional study among 26 pediatric renal transplant recipients. At the same time, spiroergometry exam, pulmonary function tests, dynamometry and tremometry exams were performed in all patients. Fat body mass obtained by DEXA(More)
Ad CFTR, a replication-deficient adenovirus expressing the human cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), was administered by aerosolization in a single escalating dose to three pairs (cohorts) of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Buffer only was administered to the nose and lungs 9-14 days before nasal instillation of virus followed the day(More)
Periprosthetic femur fracture is a potentially worrisome phenomenon for cementless stem fixation. The aim of this study was to document the incidence of stem loosening following periprosthetic femur fracture in previously well-fixed cementless grit-blasted tapered-wedge stems. We identified 36 periprosthetic femur fractures of either Vancouver B1 or B2(More)
Pulmonary function studies were done in 136 children (5.5-17 yr old) of whom 39 had allergic type asthma, 26 chronic bronchorrhea, and 13 mucoviscidosis; the remaining 58 subjects were healthy. The children having respiratory problems were studied when they were clinically free from wheezing and pulmonary infection. Measurements of forced expiration were(More)
At present it is conceivable to think that gene therapy represents a way to treat or even prevent the respiratory manifestations of cystic fibrosis. Consistent to such a concept, there is sufficient evidence that Ad-CFTR, a recombinant replication-deficient adenovirus expressing the human cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator cDNA, can(More)
The purpose of our study was to investigate the radiographic characteristics of atypical femoral shaft fractures (AFSFs) in females with a particular focus on femoral bow and cortical thickness. We performed a fracture location-, age-, gender-, and ethnicity-matched case-control study. Forty-two AFSFs in 29 patients and 22 typical osteoporotic femoral shaft(More)
INTRODUCTION A residual postoperative fracture gap between major bone fragments following intramedullary nailing of long-bone fractures is recognised as one of the major risk factors for delayed union and non-union. The most common method for reducing a fracture gap after nail insertion is through application of the backstroke technique. We introduce(More)
The reported case concerns a 12-year-old boy with a congenital hypoplasia of the left pulmonary artery without associated cardiac malformation. At rest, pulmonary function tests were within the normal range, while the patient demonstrated an abnormal dyspnea and hypoxemia during exercise. These symptoms disappeared after left pneumonectomy. Unilateral(More)
To evaluate the effects of micro-arc oxidation (MAO) coating on the outcomes of a grit-blasted tapered-wedge stem in total hip arthroplasty (THA), we performed a retrospective review of 141 THAs using MAO coated stem for a minimum of 5years and compared them to 219 THAs using the same geometry stem without MAO coating. Harris hip score improved from 43.7(More)
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