Guangbin Wang

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Whether to resurface the patella during a primary total knee arthroplasty remains a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to determine the advantages and disadvantages of patellar resurfacing during total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis through an evaluation of the current literature. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing(More)
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)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of leflunomide in the treatment of proliferative lupus nephritis, a prospective multi-centre observational study was conducted. Patients with biopsy proven proliferative lupus nephritis were assigned to receive either leflunomide or cyclophosphamide with concomitant prednisone. Leflunomide was given orally with a loading(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively and intraindividually evaluate what effects dual-source parallel radiofrequency (RF) transmission have on image quality and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of abdomen diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) using different b values, compared with the single-source RF transmission. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen healthy male(More)
BACKGROUND HIV is a neurotropic virus which can cause brain white matter demyelination, gliosis, and other pathological changes that appear as HIV encephalitis or AIDS dementia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change of the diffused condition of water molecules in brain white matter in early acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)(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)
OBJECTIVE To describe the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of fetal CL/CP and evaluate its diagnostic value. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twelve fetuses with CL/CP diagnosed by transabdominal US underwent MR imaging within 2 days of US. Half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin echo (HASTE) sequence on T2-weighted images was performed on sagittal,(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)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of fetal central nervous system (CNS) agenesis by ultrasonography (US) is frequently limited, but magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has its own advantages and is gaining popularity in displaying suspected fetal anomalies. The purpose of this study was to explore the value of MRI in detecting fetal CNS agenesis. METHODS Thirty-four(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)