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A lasting dream of human beings is to reverse or postpone aging. In this study, dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) and compound amino acid (AA) in Mesotherapy were investigated for their potential antiaging effects on D-galactose induced aging skin. At 18 days after D-gal induction, each rat was treated with intradermal microinjection of saline, AA, 0.1% DMAE,(More)
Despite advances in microsurgery and the development of new endovascular techniques, the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms remains a daunting challenge for neurosurgeons. In the present study, we retrospectively reviewed our experience of bypass surgery in the treatment of 93 cases of complex intracranial aneurysms. A series of 93 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVES Unlike the successful endocrine therapy of breast cancers and other estrogen-dependent diseases, little is known about the effect of anti-estrogen treatment on pituitary tumors. Our objectives were to study the effect of fulvestrant, a new type anti-estrogen devoid of any agonistic activities, on prolactinoma cell line MMQ in vitro and its(More)
Bilateral cavernous carotid aneurysms (CCAs) are often not amenable to neurosurgical clipping or endovascular coiling. Here, we report the case of a 50-year-old female who presented with a 1-year history of gradual severe headache. Preoperative angiograms revealed bilateral CCAs. Among these findings, the right giant CCA had been trapped after the external(More)
Expedited bone tissue engineering employs the biological stimuli to harness the intrinsic regenerative potential of skeletal muscle to trigger the reparative process in situ to improve or replace biological functions. When genetically modified with adenovirus mediated BMP2 gene transfer, muscle biopsies from animals have demonstrated success in regenerating(More)
Desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCTs) are rare and aggressive malignant tumors. The aim of the present study was to analyze computed tomography (CT) and fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/CT imaging features of intra-abdominal desmoplastic DSRCT, and investigate the association of these features with histopatholog-ical(More)
Fusiform dilation of the internal carotid artery (FDICA) is an infrequent vascular complication following resection of suprasellar lesions in the pediatric population, and its course appears to be benign without apparent clinical symptoms. However, data correlating symptomatic FDICA with bypass surgery are scarce. The authors here report 2 symptomatic cases(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of internal maxillary artery (IMA) - radial artery graft (RAG) - middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass surgery for chronic arterial-sclerotic severe stenosis or occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) or MCA. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in 31 patients with ischemic cerebrovascular disease who(More)
OBJECTIVE To study an effective method for surgical management of vertebral and basilar artery aneurysms. METHODS Forty-one patients with 43 aneurysms of the vertebral and basilar arteries were managed by microsurgical clipping. Cerebral angiography revealed basilar apex aneurysms in 17 patients, basilar trunk in six patients, vertebrobasilar (VB)(More)
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