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Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Although measurements of GABA levels in vivo in the human brain using edited proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) have been established for some time, it is has not been established how regional GABA levels vary with age in the normal human brain. In this(More)
Description: MRI Susceptibility Weighted Imaging discusses the promising new MRI technique called Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI), a powerful tool for the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, allowing earlier detection of acute stroke hemorrhage and easier detection of microbleeds in acute ischemia. The book is edited by the originators of SWI and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the functional brain localization with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after acupuncturing the Yuan-Source and He-Sea acupoints of Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming (ST). METHODS The study was performed in 30 healthy volunteers who underwent acupuncture at Yuan-Source acupoint (Chongyang, ST42) and He-Sea acupoint (Zusanli, ST36) (ST(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of vanadium absorbed by Coprinus comatus (VACC) on fracture healing in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. Forty-five male Wistar rats used were divided into three groups: normal rats (control), diabetic rats, and diabetic rats treated with VACC. A standardized fracture-healing model with a stable plate fixation(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the feasibility of endolymphatic visualization and the diagnosis of Meniere's disease by applying intratympanic gadolinium administration through the tympanic membrance and three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging (3D-FLAIR MRI). To study the relationship between the endolymphatic hydrops visualized(More)
AIM To evaluate the role of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of non-traumatic nerve fascicle torsion of the upper extremity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eleven patients (unilateral upper extremity) who underwent surgical treatment for nerve fascicle torsion were included in the study. Ultrasonography and MRI showed the(More)
Accumulating evidence has shown that microRNAs are involved in multiple processes in cancer development and progression. Recent studies have shown that miR-23a functions as an oncogene in various human cancer types, but its role in osteosarcoma remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrated that miR-23a is frequently downregulated in osteosarcoma(More)
Diet-derived advanced glycation end products (AGEs) contribute significantly to accumulation of AGEs in renal insufficiency. To test whether modulation of dietary AGEs would impact on progression of chronic renal disease, 5/6 nephrectomy rats were randomly placed on three diets that differed only in AGEs content (low AGEs diet (LAD), high AGEs diet (HAD),(More)
Articular cartilage is routinely subjected to mechanical forces and growth factors. Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are multi-potent adult stem cells and capable of chondrogenesis. In the present study, we investigated the comparative and interactive effects of dynamic compression and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) on the chondrogenesis of rabbit(More)
OBJECTIVES To prospectively evaluate the impact of 3.0 T Cardiac MR imaging using dual-source parallel radiofrequency (RF) transmission with patient-adaptive B1 shimming compared with single-source RF transmission in the RF homogeneity, image contrast and image quality. METHODS The study was approved by the local institutional review board, and all(More)