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We report on the transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defects (VSD) in 26 patients with Amplatzer Occluders and Nit- Occlud Coil Systems. Twenty-one patients had a perimembranous and 5 patients a muscular VSD. Patients' age range was 5 months to 59 years (median 8 years) and their body weight 4.5 kg to 167 kg (median 28 kg). Defect diameters were(More)
Intramedullary nailing and plate fixation represent two viable approaches to internal fixation of extra-articular fractures of the distal tibia. Although both techniques have demonstrated success in maintaining reduction and promoting stable union, they possess distinct advantages and disadvantages that require careful consideration during surgical(More)
Fixation of subtrochanteric femur fractures may present complications, including malunion, delayed union, or nonunion, and is thought to be related to early fracture stability. To examine the initial stability of subtrochanteric fracture fixation, we investigated construct stiffness, interfragmentary gaps, and overall and point-wise interfragmentary motion(More)
BACKGROUND The determinants of coronary artery calcium (CAC) progression are not well understood. Prior studies have shown a limited relationship between CAC progression and traditional coronary risk factors. We hypothesized that the extent of non-calcified atherosclerosis detected using carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) would predict progression of(More)
Using the sebum-absorbent tape technique, we have disclosed five different patterns of follicular sebum excretion rate (SER). These are the infantile, pubertal, acne, adult and aging patterns, distinguished by different densities of active sebaceous follicles, by distinct levels of follicular SER and by the relative stability in time of the overall SER.
OBJECTIVES We examined the association of coronary artery calcium (CAC) detected on a screening exam with subsequent statin and aspirin usage in a healthy male screening cohort. BACKGROUND Whether the presence of CAC, an independent predictor of coronary heart disease outcomes, alters clinical management, such as the use of preventive medications, is(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of complex fracture patterns of the proximal humerus continues to be a challenging and controversial clinical scenario. The aim of this study was to report on the outcomes of complex displaced 3- and 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus treated with locked plating and compare the functional results of patients on the basis of age(More)
BACKGROUND Clavicle fractures are a common injury among young adults who were historically treated non-operatively with satisfactory outcomes. However, more recent studies have shown a higher nonunion rate for displaced clavicle fractures treated conservatively. The purpose of this study is to investigate the midterm complications, clinical outcomes and(More)
Intradermal (i. d.) tests with phytohemagglutinin (PHA) and tuberculin are used in clinical practice to evaluate the cell-mediated immunity. The biologic significance of the skin response to PHA, clinically evaluated by the extent of erythema and induration, was studied histologically after incorporation of tritiated thymidine. It was compared to tuberculin(More)
Color Doppler echocardiography (CDE) enables visualization of blood flow and of cardiac morphology within color coded two-dimensional images. The diagnostic usefulness of this method in pediatric cardiology has been analyzed based on studies performed in 2414 children. Normal cardiac findings were seen in 769 patients according to the clinical and(More)