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PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between radiographic and arthroscopic findings for severity of knee osteoarthritis (OA) in 119 Asians. METHODS Medical records of 52 men and 67 women aged 33 to 70 (mean, 51) years who had complaints of chronic mechanical knee pain for >3 months and were arthroscopically diagnosed with articular cartilage degeneration(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis has a high mortality (50-80%) when associated with acute renal failure (ARF). Oxidant injury and proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines have been shown to increase with endotoxaemia-related ARF. Since erythropoietin (EPO) has been demonstrated to possess anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, EPO may have therapeutic efficacy for(More)
PURPOSE To compare the results of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions using either a patella-tendon autograft or a semitendinosus-tendon autograft. METHODS Based on surgeon experience and preference, 68 patients underwent ACL reconstruction using either a quadruple-strand semitendinosus autograft (n = 34) or a central one-third bone-patella(More)
UNLABELLED The alteration of 99mTc-labeled diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) transalveolar clearance in an initial phase of radiation lung injury was experimentally investigated. METHODS Fourteen dogs were irradiated to the hemithorax with a single dose of 20 Gy. A DTPA radioaerosol study was performed before irradiation and on day 12 after(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the harmful effects of a single episode of intra-articular bleeding on articular cartilage of rabbit knees using scanning electron microscopy. METHODS Autologous blood was injected into the right knee joints of 18 New Zealand white rabbits. Surface and cellular damages were examined by the scanning electron microscope (n=9) and(More)
Twelve cadaveric upper limbs were selected to evaluate the surgical approach to the posterior interosseous nerve through the midline of brachioradialis. There were 6 right and 6 left upper limbs. The limbs were placed with forearm in mid-prone position and elbow at 90 degrees of flexion. The incisions were made 2 cm distal to the lateral condyle and along(More)
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