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Aims. To evaluate the levels of angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), Ang-2, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in serum and urine, and their association with albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods. In 113 type 2 diabetic patients with normoalbuminuria, microalbuminuria, and macroalbuminuria and 30 healthy controls, the levels of Ang-1,(More)
The clinical and radiologic results of an inclusive series of 60 patients (70 hips) who had primary total hip arthroplasty using the porous-coated anatomic (PCA) midstem femoral prosthesis was prospectively studied. The midstem component features a proximal circumferential porous bead coating similar to the PCA primary stem; but increased proximal(More)
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is performed less frequently than total (tricompartmental) knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study examined the range of presenting symptoms and usefulness of diagnostic tests to determine the failure mode; the outcome of surgical revision of failed UKA is also reported. From a consecutive prospective series of 43 Porous(More)
In this nonrandomized study, alternative strategies were suggested to 10 orthopaedic surgeons to minimize autologous blood wastage, the risk of homologous blood transfusion, and cost associated with blood product usage after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). One hundred fifty-five patients with 177 consecutive TKAs over a 2-year period were studied. Group 1(More)
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