OBJECTIVE Obesity is a state of chronic inflammation that is associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), as well as an increased risk of osteoarthritis (OA). This study was undertaken to define the links between obesity-associated inflammation, insulin resistance, and OA, by testing the hypotheses that 1) tumor necrosis factor… (More)
PURPOSE We previously found that administration of erythropoietin (EPO) shortens the course of recovery after experimental crush injury to the mouse sciatic nerve. The course of recovery was more rapid than would be expected if EPO's effects were caused by axonal regeneration, which raised the question of whether recovery was instead the result of promoting… (More)
The authors report the case of a patient who sustained traumatic two-level noncontiguous ligamentous flexion-distraction injuries in the thoracolumbar spine. To the best of their knowledge, this is the first reported case of this combined injury pattern.