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We conducted a prospective randomised study of anatomical single-bundle (A-SB group) versus double-bundle (A-DB group) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the hamstrings tendons. Twenty patients with unilateral ACL deficiency were randomised into two groups. We created the bone tunnels at the position of the original insertion of the(More)
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFR-α) and stem cell antigen 1 (Sca-1) have recently been identified as selective markers of mouse mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). PDGFR-α(+)Sca-1(+) (PαS) MSCs have augmented growth potential and robust tri-lineage differentiation compared with standard culture-selected MSCs. In addition, the selective isolation(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to obtain more than 2 years' follow-up after surgery to investigate the effect of the difference in rotatory stability based on our previous data on the clinical outcome among 3 groups: double-bundle (DB) reconstruction group, anteromedial (AM) single-bundle reconstruction group, and posterolateral (PL) single-bundle(More)
Searching for CCN family protein 2/connective tissue growth factor (CCN2/CTGF) interactive proteins by yeast-two-hybrid screening, we identified fibronectin 1 gene product as a major binding partner of CCN2/CTGF in the chondrosarcoma-derived chondrocytic cell line HCS-2/8. Only the CT domain of CCN2/CTGF bound directly to fibronectin (FN). CCN2/CTGF and its(More)
The sonographic criteria for diagnosis of retinal detachment and vitreous membranes are well established, and in most cases a diagnosis can be made. However, in difficult cases, differentiation between the two may be difficult. In this study the use of high-resolution color flow Doppler was evaluated for differentiating between retinal detachments and(More)
The need for alternative approaches to replace the in vivo rabbit Draize eye test for evaluation of eye irritation of cosmetic ingredients has been recognised by the cosmetics industry for many years. Extensive research has lead to the development of several assays, some of which have undergone formal validation. Even though, to date, no single in vitro(More)
BACKGROUND The femoral and tibial bone tunnel enlargement after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) has not been fully documented. PURPOSE To evaluate the region-specific bone tunnel volume changes and those transpositions using 3-dimensional multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) after anatomic double-bundle(More)
BACKGROUND The Lachman and pivot-shift tests are 2 standard manual tests to diagnose anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) insufficiency. However, the global variation of these testing procedures is not known. PURPOSE To survey currently used testing techniques and to measure the knee movement during manual tests among various expert surgeons from across the(More)
Characterisation of skin sensitisation potential is a key endpoint for the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients especially when significant dermal exposure to an ingredient is expected. At present the mouse local lymph node assay (LLNA) remains the 'gold standard' test method for this purpose however non-animal test methods are under development that(More)
PURPOSE Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are in morphologic complete remission are typically considered separately from patients with active disease (ie, ≥ 5% marrow blasts by morphology) in treatment algorithms for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), which implies distinct outcomes for these two groups. It is well recognized(More)