Guang Qing Duan

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Lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is a common clinical pathology and has become a focus for research in recent years. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes responsible for the degradation of almost all extracellular matrix proteins (ECM). The over-expression of MMPs or tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) may disrupt the(More)
Methods: The International Hernia Mesh Registry was queried for femoral hernia repairs from 2007 to 2013. Laparoscopic versus open femoral hernia repair technique was assessed for recurrence and QOL, as quantified by the Carolinas Comfort Scale (CCS) preoperatively and at I, 6, 12, and 24-months postoperatively. Patients reported their own data and were(More)
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