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STUDY DESIGN A prospective cross-sectional analytic study. OBJECTIVES To assess in patients with chronic low back pain whether the presence or absence of pain originating from the lumbar zygapophysial joints correlates with changes seen on computed tomography. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Results of studies have been divided as to whether or not… (More)
Acute pancreatitis, developing in a patient with chronic renal failure, was complicated by a fatal neurological illness during which MRI showed pontine and extrapontine changes consistent with pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis. At post mortem, acute pancreatitis was confirmed but the neuropathological findings were more in keeping with an unusual… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcome of patients with severe closed head injury treated with pegorgotein, a scavenger of oxygen-derived free radicals. DESIGN Randomized, parallel, placebo-controlled, third-party-blind, multicenter trial, with a blinded, multicenter follow-up protocol. SETTING Twenty-nine centers in the United States. PATIENTS A total of 463… (More)
Coronary manifestations of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) are rarely identified pre-mortem. We report a 51-year-old female with PAN causing a coronary dissection and new lesions developing over the next 5 days. PAN should be added to the list of differential diagnoses for spontaneous coronary dissections.
PURPOSE We evaluated the safety and efficacy of percutaneous testis biopsy by comparing the ultrasound appearance and histological status of testicular parenchyma obtained to those noted after open testis biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 51 consecutive infertile men with azoospermia or severely impaired semen quality, in whom ductal obstruction… (More)
Spinal gout has been reported only rarely. We describe a 59-year-old man with a history of gout, who was receiving chronic immunosuppressive therapy after a renal transplant and who presented with fever and back pain. After an extensive work-up and biopsy, the diagnosis was thoracic tophaceous gout. The pain and fever responded to prednisone and… (More)
Three hundred twenty-two vertebral fractures in multiply injured patients are reviewed. Associated general trauma was usually found to be regionalized to the same area of the body as the spinal injury. The exceptions were pelvic and sacral fractures, which were associated with more diffuse organ injury and multiple vertebral fractures.
Clinical radiographic (LM and D35L-P1MO views), high detail radiographic, microangiographic and histological findings of the distal portion of the tarsus of 16 horses (five weanling, four young and six adult), without known clinical histories, were evaluated to determine the sensitivity of clinical radiographs for the detection of abnormalities in the… (More)