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Gai Zhao, Yang Bian, Ming Li
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of passing items above the roof level in the gross motor subtest of Peabody development motor scales (PDMS-2) on its assessment results. METHODS: In the subtests of PDMS-2, 124 children from 1.2 to 71 months were administered. Except for the original scoring method, a new scoring method which includes passing items above the ceiling were developed. The standard scores and quotients of the two scoring methods were compared using the independent-samples t test...
December 18, 2013: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Weidong Jin, Qian Wang, Zili Wang, Guangqi Geng
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Traditional focal debridement involves clearing of cold abscesses, caseous necrosis, residual intervertebral disc tissue, sinus tracts, bony sequestration, and inflammatory granulation. Reports have demonstrated that approximately 13% to 26% of patients were not better or relapsed after traditional focal debridement; these patients required a second surgery or prolonged antituberculous therapy. The presence of retained and diseased focal tissues requiring removal remains poorly understood...
June 1, 2014: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Zi-xiang Wu, Geng Cui, Wei Lei, Yong Fan, Shi-yong Wan, Zhen-sheng Ma, Hong-xun Sang
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical abstract and radiographic outcome of multi-axial expandable pedicle screws (MEPS) in patients with osteoporosis. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-five consecutive patients received MEPS from the UPASS spinal fixation system to obtain thoracolumbar or lumbosacral stabilization. All patients underwent bone mineral density (BMD) scans. The indications for use of the MEPS were spinal diseases with severe osteoporosis (degenerative diseases 46 cases, compression fractures 28 cases, lumbar tuberculosis 27 cases and revision spine surgery 24 cases)...
December 1, 2010: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. M├ędecine Clinique et Experimentale
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