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Cytokine-induced human IFN-gamma-secreting effector-memory Th cells in chronic autoimmune inflammation.
T-helper (Th) cells activated by cytokines in the absence of T-cell receptor ligation are suspected to participate in inflammatory processes by production of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). Still, theExpand
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Computed tomography for preoperative planning in minimal-invasive total hip arthroplasty: radiation exposure and cost analysis.
Computed tomography (CT) was used for preoperative planning of minimal-invasive total hip arthroplasty (THA). 92 patients (50 males, 42 females, mean age 59.5 years) with a mean body-mass-index (BMI)Expand
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Hook of Hamate Fractures: Critical Evaluation of Different Therapeutic Procedures
The treatment of choice in nondisplaced hook of hamate fractures is conservative, with lower arm splinting. Displaced fractures should be treated operatively, whereby excision of the fragment or openExpand
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CT determination of bone mineral density and structural investigations on the axial skeleton for estimating the osteoporosis-related fracture risk by means of a risk score.
In addition to the pure measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) in osteodensitometry, the investigation of bone structure is becoming increasingly important for estimating fracture risk. In aExpand
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Therapeutic Alternatives in Nonunion of Hamate Hook Fractures: Personal Experience in 8 Patients and Review of Literature
Symptomatic nonunion frequently results after conservative treatment of hamate hook fractures, emphasizing the need of appropriate surgical strategies. A retrospective analysis of 8 patients withExpand
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Noninvasive assessment of stiffness and failure load of humane vertebrae from CT data
A calculational method based on noninvasively derived data for the assessment of the mechanical quality of individual vertebrae is presented. Dimensional data obtained from serial, segmented CT scansExpand
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Radiofrequency sacroplasty (RFS) for the treatment of osteoporotic insufficiency fractures
Introduction and objectiveIn elderly patients with reduced bone quality, insufficiency fractures of the sacrum are relatively common and are typically accompanied by severe, disabling pain. TheExpand
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Imaging of hamate bone fractures in conventional X-rays and high-resolution computed tomography. An in vitro study.
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To examine the ability to image fractures of the body and hook of the hamate bone in conventional X-rays and high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT). MATERIALS ANDExpand
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Total wrist arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
PURPOSE After very good midterm results with an uncemented total wrist arthroplasty we evaluated the long-term outcome in a retrospective study. METHODS Forty uncemented anatomic physiologic (APH,Expand
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Dorsal percutaneous cannulated mini-screw fixation for fractures of the hamate hook.
PURPOSE Open fixation of acute fractures, delayed union and non-union of the hamate hook through a palmar approach has been reported. Minimal invasive fixation using a dorsal percutaneous approachExpand
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