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PURPOSE The gold standard for the treatment of segmental nerve defect is an autogenous nerve graft. However, donor site morbidity is an inevitable complication. We substituted an autogenous nerve graft with an inside-out vein graft for the treatment of segmental sensory nerve defect and the clinical results were evaluated retrospectively. PATIENTS AND(More)
The chlorination of surface waters is known to form trihalomethanes. Therefore, chlorine dioxide (C1O2) is being considered as an alternative disinfectant. This study was designed to determine the effect of chlorine dioxide and its metabolites, chlorite (C1O-2) and chlorate (C1O-3), on rat fetuses exposed in utero. Female rats were administered C1O2 at 0,(More)
Monochloramine (NH2Cl) is under consideration as an alternative to chlorine as a disinfectant in public water supplies, to avoid trihalomethanes formation. This study was conducted to investigate the toxicity of NH2Cl (0, 1, 10, 100 mg/l) in drinking water. Glutathione (GSH) content in rat blood was decreased significantly after 4 mo treatment, and the(More)
Accurate assessment of acetabular morphology and its relationship to the femoral head is essential for planning a periacetabular osteotomy. We observed the acetabular coverage after virtual Bernese osteotomy using computer-aided technique. Three-dimensional computed tomography of 18 normal hips and 3 symptomatic dysplastic hips were analyzed. Through the(More)
Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) and ankle arthrodesis (AA) are the main surgical treatment options for end-stage ankle arthritis. Although the superiority of each modality remains debated, there remains a lack of high-quality evidence-based studies, such as randomized controlled clinical trials, and meta-analyses of comparative studies. We performed a(More)
Chlorination of drinking waters leads to the formation of trihalomethanes arising from the reaction of chlorine and organic substances. Therefore, chlorine dioxide (ClO2) which does not produce trihalomethanes is being considered as an alternative disinfectant. It has been reported that rat blood chloroform levels were significantly decreased after(More)
The aim of this study was to develop lactoferrin (LF)-impregnated porous poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspheres (PMs) to induce osteogenic differentiation of rabbit adipose-derived stem cells (rADSCs). Porous PLGA PMs were fabricated by a fluidic device and their surfaces were modified with heparin-dopamine (Hep-DOPA). Then, LF (100μg, 500μg, and(More)
PURPOSE Radiographic carpal chondromalacia (RCC) was defined as the presence of cortical sclerosis or subchondral changes, such as a lucent defect or cystic changes in a carpal on plain radiographs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors associated with the occurrence of RCC in idiopathic ulnar impaction syndrome and to determine the(More)
Chlorine interacts with organic materials in surface water, leading to the formation of trihalomethanes, that may be carcinogenic. Studies were conducted to investigate the pharmacodynamics and toxicity of chlorine (0, 1, 10, 100 mg 1(-1] in drinking water in rats. Blood glutathione (GSH) was significantly decreased after 6 months of treatment and this(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of alendronate released from chitosan scaffolds on enhancement of osteoblast functions and inhibition of osteoclast differentiation in vitro. The surface and cell morphologies of chitosan scaffolds and alendronate-loaded chitosan scaffolds were characterized by variable pressure field emission scanning(More)