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Diagnostic value of sonography in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome: a prospective study.
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic value of sonography in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS We conducted a prospective study of 110 wrists in 74 consecutive patientsExpand
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The secreted brain‐derived neurotrophic factor precursor pro‐BDNF binds to TrkB and p75NTR but not to TrkA or TrkC
The neurotrophin brain‐derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) binds to two cell surface receptors: TrkB receptors that promote neuronal survival and differentiation and p75NTR that induces apoptosis orExpand
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Preservation of amputated extremities by extracorporeal blood perfusion; a feasibility study in a porcine model.
BACKGROUND Successful extremity transplantations and replantations have to be performed within 6 h of amputation to avoid irreversible tissue loss. This study investigates ex vivo the technicalExpand
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Healing of a critical-sized defect in the rat femur with use of a vascularized periosteal flap, a biodegradable matrix, and bone morphogenetic protein.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the osseous healing of a critical-sized femoral defect in a rat model with use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2), aExpand
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Imaging appearances of Buerger's disease complications in the upper and lower limbs.
Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) is a rare, non-atherosclerotic, segmental, inflammatory vasculitis that most commonly involves small and medium-sized arteries, veins and nerves of theExpand
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Psychosocial Outcome of Patients After Ear Reconstruction: A Retrospective Study of 62 Patients
This was a retrospective study examining the psychosocial morbidity of patients before and after ear reconstruction. Semistructured questionnaires were sent to 90 patents with significant congenitalExpand
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Effects of local continuous release of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on peripheral nerve regeneration in a rat model
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of continuously released BDNF on peripheral nerve regeneration in a rat model. Initial in vitro evaluation of calcium alginateExpand
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Class-switched B cells display response to therapeutic B-cell depletion in rheumatoid arthritis
IntroductionReconstitution of peripheral blood (PB) B cells after therapeutic depletion with the chimeric anti-CD20 antibody rituximab (RTX) mimics lymphatic ontogeny. In this situation, theExpand
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Reconstruction of Composite Through-and-Through Mandibular Defects with a Double-Skin Paddle Fibular Osteocutaneous Flap
Microsurgical reconstruction of composite through-and-through defects of the oral cavity involving mucosa, bone, and external skin has often required two free flaps or double-skin paddle scapular orExpand
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"Baby wrist": MRI of an overuse syndrome in mothers.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to describe the MRI findings and interesting clinical aspects of a postpartum overuse syndrome of the wrist and thumb, de Quervain's tenosynovitis, or "babyExpand
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