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OBJECTIVE The educational objectives of this self-assessment module are for the participant to exercise, self-assess, and improve his or her understanding of the imaging of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), with emphasis on acute spinal fractures. CONCLUSION Understanding the pathomechanics of the fractures in the ankylosed spine is(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the short-term effects of physical therapy (ice massage or wax packs, thermal baths, and faradic hand baths) and exercise therapy on the rheumatoid hand. METHODS The effect of individual physical therapy and exercise therapy programs was evaluated in 50 randomly selected rheumatoid arthritis inpatients (38 women and 12 men). Mean(More)
Despite the importance of radiology reports in communicating radiologists' interpretations of imaging studies, little appears to be known about the preferences and attitudes of referring physicians regarding the format and content of such reports. The authors surveyed all physicians who referred patients to the radiology department for their opinions of(More)
Prompt and appropriate imaging work-up of the various musculoskeletal soft tissue infections aids early diagnosis and treatment and decreases the risk of complications resulting from misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. The signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal soft tissue infections can be nonspecific, making it clinically difficult to distinguish between(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate the amount of bone marrow edema (BME) calculated by magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) with clinical findings, histopathology, and radiographic findings, in patients with advanced hip osteoarthritis(OA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by The Institutional Human Subject Protection Committee. Coronal MRI of hips was(More)
A total of 127 biopsy-proven clustered mammographic calcifications were diagnosed and evaluated using multiple parameters. The results were subjected to computer analysis. The number of calcifications/cm2 was the most important parameter. Less than 10 calcifications/cm2 resulted in an 82% chance of being benign while 10 or more calcifications/cm2 had a 44%(More)
The clinical course of patients with leukemia, specifically after treatment, is complicated by opportunistic infections, often derived from the gastrointestinal tract. Four hundred and thirty-eight patients with leukemia were treated at the Arizona Health Sciences Center from 1976 to 1985. Fifty-five (13 per cent) had 60 major gastrointestinal complications(More)