William E Nelson

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We have recently completed the field work phase of a 4-year prospective study of football-induced minor head injuries. Players from 10 University football teams were monitored up to 4 years, and a brief neuropsychological and psychosocial assessment battery was administered to them up to five times before and after injury. Objectives of this project focus(More)
The potential benefits of a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug to 67 patients undergoing knee arthroscopy were evaluated in a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. Group A received the drug (diclofenac, 75 mg twice daily) for 3 to 5 days before and for 7 days after surgery. Group B received a placebo preoperatively and the drug(More)
In brief:Injury data for an intercollegiate lacrosse team were collected after one season of practices and games and compared with injury data from a summer league team. Only five players (15%) completed the season without injury, and there were 78 total injuries to the 34 players. The most frequent injury was ankle sprain. The experience, skills, and age(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 202 renal transplant procedures in the years 1989-1992 we identified an excess of grafts lost from primary renovascular thrombosis in patients receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) compared to haemodialysis (HD) patients (9 CAPD versus 0 HD, Chi-squared = 9.63; P < 0.01). All graft losses from thrombosis(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a frequent cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and recurrent disease causes deterioration and graft loss in transplant recipients. No definitive management is known to reduce the risk or severity of recurrent IgAN, and the evidence to support the use of renin-angiotensin system blockade in such patients is limited.(More)
BACKGROUND Progressive deterioration in renal function occurs in 20-50% of patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). Several treatment regimens have been used to reverse this with varying effect and toxicity. METHODS Thirteen patients (10 males, 3 females, median age 56 years) with IMN and progressive renal failure were treated with oral(More)
In brief: Several hours after being hit by a lacrosse stick in the left temporoparietal area slightly anterior to the ear, a lacrosse player was found unresponsive and wrapped in a blanket in his dormitory room. He had not lost consciousness during the game, sat out only five minutes, and completed the game. His Glasgow Coma Scale score was 12 of a possible(More)
This study objectively evaluates recovery of quadriceps and hamstring strength following knee arthroscopy in a group of 43 patients given rehabilitation instructions, but limited supervised rehabilitation. Although the patients did not complain of weakness or functional limitation, isokinetic testing 1, 3, and 8 weeks following surgery revealed persistent(More)
In brief Many sports, most commonly brief football and skiing, can result in injury to the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb or its attachment sites. Abduction stress testing and radiographs can determine injury severity. Conservative measures can be used to treat incomplete ligament injuries and nondisplaced fractures; however, surgery is generally(More)