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Prevalence of low vision in elderly patients admitted to an acute geriatric unit in Liverpool: elderly people who fall are more likely to have low vision.
The prevalence of visual impairment among elderly patients admitted to hospital is unknown. This group of patients may be particularly at risk from poor vision which could jeopardise theirExpand
Glucosamine sulfate reduces experimental osteoarthritis and nociception in rats: association with changes of mitogen-activated protein kinase in chondrocytes.
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of oral glucosamine sulfate on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) and to examine concomitant changes in the nociceptive behavior of rats. METHODS OA was inducedExpand
Dry needling for myofascial pain: prognostic factors.
OBJECTIVES The study objectives were to evaluate outcomes in patients who have received dry needling treatments and to identify predictors of pain and disability. DESIGN The study was a prospectiveExpand
Induction of Apoptosis by Sinulariolide from Soft Coral through Mitochondrial-Related and p38MAPK Pathways on Human Bladder Carcinoma Cells
Sinulariolide, an isolated compound from the soft coral Sinularia flexibilis, possesses the anti-proliferative, anti-migratory and apoptosis-inducing activities against the TSGH bladder carcinomaExpand
Involvement of Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, and the PI3K/AKT/mTOR Pathway in Nobiletin-Induced Apoptosis of Human Bladder Cancer Cells
Nobiletin (NOB) is a polymethoxylated flavonoid isolated from citrus fruit peel that has been shown to possess anti-tumor, antithrombotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-atheroscleroticExpand
Comparison of the incidence of postpartum low back pain in natural childbirth and cesarean section with spinal anesthesia.
BACKGROUND Many parturients and their obstetricians believe that spinal anesthesia will cause low back pain (LBP). MATERIALS & METHODS We studied prospectively a total of 160 parturients; 80 ofExpand
Apoptosis and Angiogenesis in Varicose Veins Using Gene Expression Profiling
Little information is known about the genetic mechanisms of the pathophysiology of varicose veins (VVs). The purpose of this study was to systematically explore the biological pathways of genesExpand
Sinulariolide Suppresses Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cell Migration and Invasion by Inhibiting Matrix Metalloproteinase-2/-9 through MAPKs and PI3K/Akt Signaling Pathways
Sinulariolide is an active compound isolated from the cultured soft coral Sinularia flexibilis. In this study, we investigate the migration and invasion effects of sinulariolide in hepatocellularExpand
Educational program for myofascial pain syndrome.
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate a program for managing myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). DESIGN The study design was a randomized controlled trial. SETTING The setting was theExpand
Gender Difference of Alanine Aminotransferase Elevation May Be Associated with Higher Hemoglobin Levels among Male Adolescents
Background To explore the gender difference of ALT elevation and its association with high hemoglobin levels. Methods A cross-sectional study of 3547 adolescents (2005 females, mean age of 16.5?.3Expand