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Zero-valent iron nanoparticles (INP) were synthesized and stabilized using poly acrylic acid (PAA) to yield stabilized INP (S-INP). A two-dimensional physical model was used to study the fate and transport of the INP and S-INP in porous media under saturated, steady-state flow conditions. Transport data for a nonreactive tracer, INP, and S-INP were(More)
The aim of this report is to present our experience on the use of the digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in selection of the vascularized greater trochanter bone grafting for the treatment of the osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) in early stages. Between January 2005 and June 2007, DSA was used to evaluate the blood perfusion of the early stages ONFH(More)
Efficient lead (Pb)-free inverted planar formamidinium tin triiodide (FASnI3 ) perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) are demonstrated. Our FASnI3 PVSCs achieved average power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) of 5.41% ± 0.46% and a maximum PCE of 6.22% under forward voltage scan. The PVSCs exhibit small photocurrent-voltage hysteresis and high reproducibility. The(More)
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a progressive disease. Without operative intervention, it most often results in collapse and deterioration of the joint. Many joint-preserving surgeries have been implemented, but no uniform treatment exists. The authors report a modified technique of tantalum rod implantation combined with vascularized iliac grafting(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of early-stage osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) with autologous implantation of iliac crest bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells, which contain tens of thousands of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), recently achieved a promising outcome. METHODS One hundred patients with early-stage ONFH were recruited and randomly(More)
In this study, we analyzed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in urate transporter genes to examine the pathogenesis of gout. We conducted a 1:1-matched case-control study that included 110 patients with acute gout attacks as the patient group and 110 healthy age- and gender-matched subjects as the control group. Clinical parameters were recorded and(More)
A radial segmental defect model of a rabbit was used to study the restoration effect on defects treated with chitosan-coated pressed calcium sulfate pellets combined with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2), coated pressed calcium sulfate pellets, and uncoated pressed calcium sulfate pellets. Nothing was implanted in the control group.(More)
BACKGROUND Various head-preserving procedures have been used for young patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) to avert the need for THA. However, none of these techniques are accepted universally because of the technical difficulties, complications, or mixed results that often are difficult to reproduce. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We describe a(More)
In this report, we present the long-term results of using combined vascularized iliac and greater trochanter graftings for reconstruction of the osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) with collapse in three patients. Necrosis over two-thirds of the femoral head and collapse were observed in these patients, with Harris hip scores (HHS) of 46, 38, and 49(More)