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A family with osteomesopyknosis is described. This condition is a rare benign bone dysplasia, characterized by patchy sclerosis predominantly involving the axial skeleton. The radiographic appearances may be confused with osteoblastic metastases, renal bone disease and other sclerosing bone disorders. As routine blood tests and isotope bone scans are normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the rate of late complications following first implantation or elective unit replacement of a permanent pacemaker system. DESIGN Analysis of pacemaker data and complications prospectively acquired on a computerised database. Complications were studied over an 11 year period from January 1984 to December 1994. SETTING Tertiary(More)
Limited data suggest that HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) may slow loss of renal function in individuals with chronic renal insufficiency. This study was conducted to determine whether pravastatin reduced rates of loss of renal function in people with moderate chronic renal insufficiency. This was a post hoc subgroup analysis of a randomized(More)
AIMS Radical pelvic radiotherapy is one of the main treatment modalities for cancers of the bladder and cervix. The side-effects of pelvic radiotherapy include urinary symptoms, such as urinary frequency and cystitis. The therapeutic effects of cranberry juice in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections in general are well documented. The(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The authors investigate, in a controlled pig model, the usefulness of Doppler sonographic measurements of resistive index (RI), maximum velocity (Vmax), and mean velocity (Vmean) in diagnostic evaluation of the partially obstructed kidney. METHODS Seven female pigs underwent surgical partial unilateral renal obstruction at the(More)
PURPOSE Preoperative and immediate postoperative irradiation of traumatic acetabular fractures (TAF), although known to reduce heterotopic ossification (HO), can cause significant organizational and logistic difficulties. We sought to determine an acceptable time interval between surgery and radiation without compromising control, as well as to update our(More)