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Cryopreservation of tissue engineered products by maintaining their structure and function is a prerequisite for large-scale clinical applications. In this study, we examined the feasibility of cryopreservation of tissue engineered bone (TEB) composed of osteo-induced canine bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (cBMSCs) and partially demineralized bone matrix(More)
PURPOSE The inhibition of serum glucocorticoid-regulated kinase-1 (SGK-1) has been found to decrease growth of colon and prostate cancer cells. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic effect of SGK-1 inhibition in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Human head and neck tumors (HTB41/43) were established in(More)
There is a worsening epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the world. Life style interventions including dietary changes and increase in exercise can improve glucose metabolism and health in general. However, standard exercise programs are strenuous, time-consuming, and thus have low long-term compliance issues. We tested the feasibility of using high(More)
A rare patient of reducible eyeball luxation after cranioplasty in a child Crouzon syndrome was reported. To remedy the patient's chronic intracranial hypertension and brachycephaly, orbitofrontal advancement and cranial vault remodeling were carried out. About 25 days of postoperation, an acute eyeball luxation was observed, with the presence of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of mandibular distraction on the maxilla growth in children with hemifacial microsomia through measurement with the posterior-anterior cephalometric X-ray films and Three-dimensional CT reconstruction images. METHODS The deviation angular of maxilla occlusion plane and nasal base plane from the infra-orbital plane were(More)
BACKGROUND Mandibular hypoplasia may result from congenital deformities or trauma or infection during the early stage of facial skeleton development. Deficiencies in the growth of the mandible can not only cause various degrees of facial deformity but also affect breathing and occlusal function. Here, we report our experiences with mandibular distraction(More)
To present a modified cranial vault asymmetry index, evaluate it by measuring the asymmetry of the skull shape with craniosynostosis and by assessing the surgical outcome quantitatively, compare it with traditional cranial vault asymmetry index (CVAI) and discuss its advantages and shortcomings. Based on the traditional CVAI, anterior cranial vault(More)
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