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North central China has some of the highest rates of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in the world with cumulative mortality surpassing 20%. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) accumulates more mutations than nuclear DNA and because of its high abundance has been proposed as a early detection device for subjects with cancer at various sites. We wished to examine(More)
BACKGROUND Exact location of the needle tip during nerve stimulation-guided peripheral nerve blocks is unknown. Using high-frequency ultrasound imaging, we tested the hypothesis that intraneural injection is common with nerve stimulator-guided sciatic nerve (SN) block in popliteal fossa. METHODS Forty-two patients scheduled for hallux valgus repair were(More)
A new case of glucose phosphate isomerase deficiency associated with congenital nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia is described in a 12-year-old girl of Spanish origin. The parents exhibited erythrocyte glucose phosphate isomerase activity between 50 and 60% of normal. The enzyme of the propositus had normal Michaelis-Menten constants both for F-6-P and G-6-P,(More)
Somatic nuclei typically contain two or three major proteins, the lamins A, B, and C or their antigenically related equivalents, interspersed between the chromatin and its attachment site, the inner nuclear membrane. The late oocyte nuclear envelopes of the previously investigated Xenopus and Spisula germinal vesicles, however, have no chromatin attached(More)
Peroneal tendon tears are relatively common injuries that seem to have a poor healing tendency. The discussion goes that peroneal tendons have avascular zones, contributing to the poor healing of those tears. The purpose of this study was to provide evidence on the vascularization pattern of the peroneal tendons. Ten adult fresh-frozen cadavers were(More)
To investigate the nature of neuroendocrine disturbances of the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis in idiopathic male infertility, we studied 14 infertile men with oligoasthenozoospermia (OLIGO) and 15 age-, body mass index-, and community-matched euspermic controls by blood withdrawal at 10-min intervals for 12 h to encompass basal (8-h) and exogenous(More)
BACKGROUND Recent clinical reports suggest that intraneural needle placement may not always lead to neurologic injury. To explain the absence of neurologic complications in these reports, we studied the risk and extent of nerve injury after intentional needle-nerve placement in a cryopreserved human sciatic nerve. METHODS The sciatic nerve was dissected(More)
The calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and copper content found in scalp hair of 40 children with mental retardation were compared with 37 healthy normal children who were between the ages of 4 and 14 yr. The hair of children with mental retardation showed significantly lower levels of iron, copper, and magnesium (p less than .001) and higher levels of calcium(More)