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BACKGROUND Understanding the relationship between the lower leg muscles, foot structures and function is essential to explain how disease or injury may relate to changes in foot function and clinical pathology. The aim of this study was to investigate the inter-operator reliability of an ultrasound protocol to quantify features of: rear, mid and forefoot(More)
BACKGROUND Troponin I is used to diagnose myocardial infarction (MI). Its use and pattern of elevation is not well defined in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. This study assessed the timing of troponin I elevation in patients undergoing urgent CABG. METHOD Patients undergoing urgent isolated-CABG with cardiopulmonary bypass were studied(More)
INTRODUCTION In the previous study we have demonstrated that in healthy subjects significant changes in coronal and transverse plane mechanics can be produced by the application of a neutral patella taping technique and a patellar brace. Recently it has also been identified that patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) display alterations in gait(More)
hyperbilirubinemia [2], every newborn should be assessed for the risk of developing severe hyperbilirubinemia with the help of predischarge total serum bilirubin or transcutaneous bilirubin measurements and/or assessments of clinical risk factors. The aim of this rapid review is 1) to review the evidence for 1) predicting and preventing severe(More)
OBJECTIVES Achieving complete response (CR) has been linked to improved progression-free (PFS) and overall (OS) survival in myeloma. A meta-analysis was conducted to investigate whether this holds true in the era of novel agents (bortezomib, lenalidomide, thalidomide). METHODS A total of 24 studies in newly diagnosed patients undergoing autologous stem(More)
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