Chih Jen Wang

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Anterior cervical plate is a convenient and popular implant employed after corpectomy and bone grafting for traumatic or degenerative cervical spine disease. Although short-segment anterior cervical surgery may adequately be managed with anterior plate fixation alone, multilevel anterior cervical constructs exhibit a relatively high complication rate(More)
The purpose of this article is to quantify changes in thickness of the ligamentum flavum (LF) associated with motion of the cervical spine and to compare the thickness of the LF at each cervical level using kinetic magnetic resonance imaging (kMRI). Two hundred fifty-seven symptomatic patients (129 men; 128 women) underwent kMRI in neutral, flexion, and(More)
AIM The flexible artificial disc may create a system with a biomimetic structure that has the potential to tolerate dynamic motion in a way similar to a normal intervertebral disc over a long period. The objective was to evaluate the mechanical feasibility and clinical and radiological findings with a mono-unit and flexible artificial disc at(More)
Centrosomes are organelles involved in the organization of the mitotic spindle and may also be the targets of autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases. Human Ninein (hNinein) is a centrosomal autoantigen that is identified by autoimmune patient sera. However, none of the hNineinspecific fragments recognized by the autoantibodies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)(More)
A 27-year-old female without systemic disease suffered from traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) in a traffic accidence. She was a motorcycle rider with helmet protection. According to the witness, she was collided with the engineering vehicle which was parked by the road and beyond the line. At first, she was taken to a local hospital and then(More)
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