Frank Y. Yuan

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The relationship between pain severity and the extent of injury to a peripheral nerve remains elusive. In this study, we compared the pain behavior resulting from partial (1/3-1/2 thickness) and full L5 spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in rats. The decrease in paw withdrawal threshold (PWT) to mechanical stimuli in the hindpaw ipsilateral to the injury was(More)
Staphylococcus epidermidis has become one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections in recent years. The staphylococcal accessory gene regulator (agr) is the most important locus responsible for the regulation of virulence factors, and it has been shown to be polymorphic. The aim of this study was to investigate the agr locus and its genetic(More)
PURPOSE To examine outcomes and complications of the porous polyurethaneurea (Artelon; Small Bone Innovations, Morrisville, PA) spacer compared to traditional surgical treatment of trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition (LRTI). METHODS A retrospective chart review was undertaken of patients with carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis(More)
The electromagnetic modeling and parameter extraction of digital packages and PCB boards for system signal integrity applications are presented. A systematic approach to analyze complex power/ground structures and simulate their effects on digital systems is developed. First, an integral equation boundary element algorithm is applied to the electromagnetic(More)
The farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a key metabolic and homeostatic regulator in the liver. In the present work, we identify a novel role of FXR in antagonizing c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway in liver carcinogenesis by activating superoxide dismutase 3 (SOD3) transcription. Compared with wild-type mouse liver, FXR(-/-) mouse liver showed(More)
HINTERGRUND: Evaluierung der diagnostischen Möglichkeiten der Cirrus High-Definition optischen Kohärenz-Tomographie (OCT) bei der Untersuchung der Netzhaut von Ratten. MATERIAL UND METHODE: Sechzehn Augen von sechzehn Brown-Norway (BN) Ratten wurden inkludiert. Histologische Schnitte und OCT-Tomogramme von normalen Netzhäuten und Netzhäuten mit(More)
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