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Transplanted mesenchymal stem cells with pure fibrinous gelatin-transforming growth factor-beta1 decrease rabbit intervertebral disc degeneration.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Disc degeneration is a major reason for low back pain and can be caused by apoptosis. The prevention of apoptosis using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may lead to new treatments forExpand
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Prevalence, Distribution, and Morphology of Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum: A Population Study of One Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Six Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans
Study Design. Large scale, cross-sectional imaging study of a general population. Objectives. To evaluate the prevalence, morphology, and distribution of ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF)Expand
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Effectiveness of surgical treatment for traumatic central cord syndrome.
OBJECT The authors undertook a study in patients with traumatic central cord syndrome (TCCS) who underwent surgical intervention. They retrospectively assessed the motor score improvement andExpand
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Cage Migration in Spondylolisthesis Treated With Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using BAK Cages
Study Design. A retrospective study was conducted to review the complication of cage migration in posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with the Bagby and Kuslich method. Objective. To review andExpand
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Comparison of unilateral versus bilateral balloon kyphoplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
Thirty-one patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCF) were treated with unilateral balloon kyphoplasty (BKP), and 31 patients were treated with bilateral BKP. The efficacy ofExpand
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The effects of different nutritional measurements on delayed wound healing after hip fracture in the elderly.
BACKGROUND It has been well recognized that malnutrition causes wounds to heal inadequately and incompletely. Malnutrition is often observed in the elderly, and it appears to be more severe inExpand
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Unilateral Versus Bilateral Balloon Kyphoplasty for Multilevel Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures: A Prospective Study
Study Design. A prospective study of patients who underwent multilevel balloon kyphoplasty at a single institute. Objective. To examine and compare the safety and long-term radiographic and clinicalExpand
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Pain reduction following vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
PurposeTo evaluate the clinical efficacy, especially the pain reduction, of vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fracturesExpand
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Can Unilateral Kyphoplasty Replace Bilateral Kyphoplasty in Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Kyphoplasty has been proven to be an efficient method to relieve patient suffering from osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). Because of its technological superiority,Expand
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