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Transverse process fractures of the cervical vertebrae have been considered rare and insignificant. In a retrospective study of 216 patients with cervical fractures evaluated by plain films and computed tomography, we found that transverse process fractures were common. Transverse process fractures were present in 24% of patients with cervical fractures and… (More)
BACKGROUND There are a number of studies that suggest a relationship between decline of melatonin function and the symptoms of dementia. OBJECTIVES The review assessed the evidence of clinical efficacy and safety of melatonin in the treatment of manifestations of dementia or cognitive impairment (CI). SEARCH STRATEGY The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive… (More)
BACKGROUND The Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelets and Plasma Ratios (PROPPR) trial was a randomized clinical trial comparing survival after transfusion of two different blood component ratios for emergency resuscitation of traumatic massive hemorrhage. Transfusion services supporting the study were expected to provide thawed plasma, platelets, and red… (More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The authors characterize magnetic resonance (MR) features of oligodendroglioma that permit diagnosis. These features may be used to guide MR stereotactic biopsies. METHODS Fifteen patients with mixed oligodendroglioma and four with pure oligodendroglioma were studied on a 1.5-tesla MR unit with contrast and also by computed… (More)
Arterial/ischaemic ulcers occur in up to 20% of the leg ulcer population. Accurate diagnosis is essential to ensure that the correct treatment is initiated. Choosing the appropriate dressing and offering adequate pressure and pain relief will contribute to patient comfort and promote healing.
When assessing a leg ulcer the nurse should note the size and site of the wound, any exudate present and the presence of pain and allergies. A suitable wound dressing can then be selected.