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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether three-dimensional reconstructed computed tomography (CT) images can improve intra-observer and inter-observer reliability for classification systems of tibial plateau fractures compared to plain radiographs and two-dimensional CT images. METHODS Twenty-one tibial plateau fractures were(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical effect of poly-DL-lactic acid (PDLLA) absorbable screws and titanium metallic screws in the treatment of syndesmotic disruptions in ankle fractures. METHODS In this prospective, randomized clinical trial, 58 patients with or suspected of syndesmotic disruption associated with ankle fractures were randomly allocated to(More)
BACKGROUND End-to-side (ETS) neurorrhaphy was a useful tool in peripheral nerve repair and "baby-sitter" procedure. The study was designed to evaluate the long-term efficacy of ETS with epineurial window and 40% partial donor neurectomy in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 60 Lewis rats were divided into three groups (n = 20, each group): following(More)
Acidic conditions are present in degenerated intervertebral discs and are believed to be responsible for matrix breakdown. Acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is expressed in endplate chondrocytes, and its activation is associated with endplate chondrocyte apoptosis. However, the precise role of ASIC1a in regulating the matrix metabolic activity of(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) could give rise to excellent outcomes and significant improvements in pain, analgesic requirements, function, cost, and incidence of serious complications for thoracolumbar osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). But some studies showed the recurrent fracture of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture(EA) for apoplectic urinary incontinence. METHODS Two hundred and four cases of apoplectic urinary incontinence were randomized into an EA group (136 cases) and an indwelling catheter group (68 cases). The EA was applied at Qugu (CV 2), Zhongji (CV 3), Shuidao (ST 28), Qihai (CV 6) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the molecular mechanism of nerve "babysitter" for nerve regeneration and muscle preservation in peripheral nerve repair. METHODS Eighty rats were equalized into 4 groups: peroneal nerve transected, group A received no treatment; group B underwent end-to-end repair; group C underwent end-to-side "babysitter" with donor epineurial(More)
BACKGROUND The authors evaluated the long-term efficacy of the "babysitter" procedure in improving nerve regeneration and denervated muscle atrophy for peripheral nerve repair. METHODS Eighty Lewis rats were allocated equally into four groups. The peroneal nerves of all animals were divided. In group A, the peroneal nerve stumps were anchored into(More)
The relevant documents of apoplectic urinary incontinence treated with acupuncture-moxibustion in recent 5 years have been collated and analyzed in aspect of current situation of acupuncture-moxibustion treatment, acupoint selection, manipulation and problems. The result indicates that the main therapy for this disease is acupuncture-moxibustion combined(More)
End-to-side (ETS) neurorrhaphy has been applied in the repair of peripheral nerve injuries and in babysitter procedures. However, the long-term changes of donor nerve and muscle after ETS remain unknown. This study was designed to investigate long-term changes in donor nerve and muscle in a rat model. Sixty Lewis rats were equally allocated into three(More)