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The levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) were determined by serial measurements after four types of uncomplicated elective orthopedic surgery. The type of operations chosen for this study were total hip arthroplasty (primary, n = 109; and revisions caused by aseptic loosening, n = 9), unicondylar knee arthroplasty (n =(More)
Six hundred seven trochanteric fractures (563 patients) were treated with a sliding-screw technique and followed clinically and roentgenographically for at least one year. Of 351 patients admitted from their homes, 209 (60%) were discharged to their homes after an average of 18 days in the hospital. During the first year another 61 (17%) patients returned(More)
In 30 patients with a computed tomography-verified lumbar disc herniation, the relation between the straight leg raising test and the size, shape, and position of the hernia was evaluated before, 3, and 24 months after inception of nonoperative treatment. Hernia size was expressed as an index relating it to the size of the spinal canal. The limitation of(More)
Techniques are described for recording evoked potentials in humans in response to stimulation of the urinary bladder. Twenty patients with various disorders of their urinary function were investigated. Evoked cortical potentials following stimulation of the urinary bladder could be recorded from all patients except subjects with complete transverse spinal(More)
The paper presents interim results of an on-going randomized trial of adjuvant tamoxifen (40 mg daily for 2 years) versus no endocrine adjuvant therapy in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer. A total of 1407 patients were included in the study between November 1976 through June 1984. Estrogen receptor (ER) data were available on 1184 patients(More)
STUDY DESIGN The study compared different methods to measure the absolute and relative size of lumbar disc herniations on computed tomography scans and their relation to sciatica. METHODS Computed tomography (CT) examinations were done before and at 3 and 24 months after nonoperative treatment in 30 patients with lumbar disc herniations. The size of the(More)