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BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of musculoskeletal pain that causes morbidity, physical limitation, and poor quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of intra-articular (IA) injection of botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) for advanced knee OA. METHODS Twenty-four patients (38 knees) were enrolled, and(More)
This study compared the effect of four treatment modalities on connective tissue attachment. Ligature-induced periodontitis was established around the mandibular premolars of five young beagle dogs over 8 weeks. Following a 2-week period without ligatures, a reference dog was sacrificed to estimate the extent and nature of the disease. Three dogs received(More)
Several studies have shown cardiovascular benefit in treating hypercholesterolemia with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. However, in addition to the lowering of cholesterol, the beneficial effects of this inhibitor reflect other pharmacological activities. Whether these beneficial effects are partly mediated by changes in fibrinolytic factors remains to be(More)
To assess the effects of intravenous aminophylline on the sinus node, 12 patients with clinical and Holter monitor-documented sick sinus syndrome were studied (1) during the control state, (2) after pharmacologic autonomic blockade and (3) 5 min after intravenous administration of aminophylline. The effects of aminophylline on sinus node function were(More)
Periodontal disease and colorectal cancer have inflammatory processes in common. It is therefore worthwhile to investigate whether there is an association between periodontal probing depth and fecal hemoglobin concentration (FHbC), an indicator of colorectal neoplasms, in 40- to 44-year-old Taiwanese. We enrolled a total of 6,214 attendees aged 40 to 44 yr(More)
PURPOSE To study the saturation characteristics of the glucose transport across the bovine retinal pigment epithelium(RPE). METHODS The bovine RPE preparations were munted with a modified Ussing chamber. The L-[3H]-glucose and 3-O-methyl-D-[14C]-glucose fluxes across the RPE from the choroid to retina were studied at different glucose concentrations. (More)