De-xiang Ban

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AIMS We conducted a meta-analysis of eligible studies to compare the surgical outcomes between diabetic patients and non-diabetic patients who have undergone cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS A systematic literature search of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science (up to February 10, 2016) was conducted. Eligible studies were case-control or(More)
AIM We aim to explore the repair effect of combined cell therapy using activated Schwann cells (ASCs) and bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. MATERIALS & METHODS ASCs and BMSCs were used for combined transplantation to treat acute SCI in rats, both of which can be obtained from SCI patients. ASCs were(More)
Basic research in spinal cord injury (SCI) has made great strides in recent years, and some new insights and strategies have been applied in promoting effective axonal regrowth and sprouting. However, a relatively safe and efficient transplantation technique remains undetermined. This study, therefore, was aimed to address a question of how to graft Schwann(More)
The angiotensin antagonist [Sar1-Ile8]angiotensin II was infused into the lateral ventricles of mature spontaneously hypertensive and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats. Infusions were maintained at rats of 1200 ng/h for 6 days, and blood pressure was measured daily in the unanesthetized state. Blood pressure reduction occurred promptly and only in the(More)
Schwann cells (SCs) are the main glial cells of the peripheral nervous system, which can promote neural regeneration. Grafting of autologous SCs is one of the well-established and commonly performed procedures for peripheral nerve repair. With the aim to improve the clinical condition of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), a program of grafting(More)
The blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) prevents many macromolecular agents from passing through to reach sites of injury in the spinal cord. This study evaluated the ability of a novel multifunctional liposome modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and transactivating-transduction protein (TAT) containing an iron core to cross the BSCB using a rat model of(More)
OBJECTIVE Transplantation of fetal spinal cord cells (FSCC) can promote regeneration of injured spinal cord, while Schwann cells (SC) and some growth factors have a similar effect. However, the synergistic effects and optimal combination of these modalities have not yet been evaluated. In the current study, the efficiency of cell therapy of FSCC and/or SC,(More)
The incidence of spinal cord injury (SCI) has been gradually increasing, and the treatment has troubled the medical field all the time. Primary and secondary injuries ultimately lead to nerve impulse conduction block. Microglia and astrocytes excessively accumulate and proliferate to form the glial scar. At present, to reduce the effect of glial scar on(More)
Cyclosporine-A (CsA) is an immunosuppressant agent that has shown effectiveness as a neuroprotective drug; however, it does not readily cross the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB), which constrains the clinical applications of CsA for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). Our group recently tested the ability of novel polyethylene glycol(More)
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