Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous group of disorders which is associated with more or less degrees of cerebral involvement. There are four separate entities within CMD nosology. Among these Fukuyama's CMD (FCMD) is highly prevalent in Japan, whereas the classic form with normal or subnormal intelligence, also known as the occidental… (More)
Two siblings, ages 20 and 19 presented with more than 10 yr history of spinal rigidity and scoliosis. The parents were first cousins. Muscle biopsies were consistent with nemaline myopathy. This has been the first association between a familial rigid spine syndrome and nemaline myopathy.
The aim of this study was to investigate the facial profile changes of patients treated with and without extractions of four first premolars using novel computer-based digital subtraction software. The pre- and post-treatment radiographic image pairs of 25 extraction (13 girls and 12 boys, mean age = 12.64 +/- 1.82 years) and 24 non-extraction (12 girls and… (More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to test and compare the efficacy of software developed recently for digital subtraction radiography (DSR) in vivo. METHODS An algorithm performing both manual and automated image reconstructions and contrast correction was developed for the manipulation of radiographic images. Pre- and post-operative radiographic… (More)