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OBJECTIVE Tissue inflammation is a key factor underlying insulin resistance in established obesity. Several models of immuno-compromised mice are protected from obesity-induced insulin resistance. However, it is unanswered whether inflammation triggers systemic insulin resistance or vice versa in obesity. The purpose of this study was to assess these(More)
Systemic low-grade chronic inflammation has been intensively investigated in obese subjects. Recently, various immune cell types, such as macrophages, granulocytes, helper T cells, cytotoxic T cells, and B cells, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of adipose tissue inflammation. However, the roles of invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells) and(More)
Despite several advantages of medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy, this procedure has been noted to have a high rate of complications especially with the use of a spacer plate for fixation. We retrospectively evaluated the early complications of 138 medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomies done using autologous tricortical iliac bone graft and(More)
Solitary plasmacytoma of the bone, and especially of a single rib, is a rare disease. Here we report a 73-year old male patient complaining of continuous chest wall pain around the right 5th rib shaft who underwent a wide excision of the rib tumor with surrounding connective tissue. He was diagnosed with solitary plasmacytoma and will undergo radiation(More)
Congenital habitual patellar dislocation is a rare condition of the knee where the patella dislocates during flexion and relocates during extension. The congenital form is permanent, irreducible, and presents at birth. It is characterized by a short quadriceps and a major patellofemoral dysplasia and short height. This article presents a rare case of a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this prospective, randomized, computed tomography-based study was to investigate whether the press-fit technique reduces tunnel volume enlargement (TVE) and improves the clinical outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction at a minimum follow-up of 1 year compared with conventional technique. METHODS Sixty-nine patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of macular laser photocoagulation after the intravitreal injection of 4 mg of triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) for diffuse diabetic macular edema (DME). METHODS Eighty-six eyes of 74 patients with diffuse DME were randomized into 2 groups. The laser group eyes (n = 48) were subjected to a macular grid laser(More)
Synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon, benign neoplastic process typically affecting adult men and most commonly involving the knee, hip, and elbow joints. Intra-articular primary synovial chondromatosis in the knee joint may be localized or generalized. The symptoms associated with localized synovial chondromatosis may include diffuse pain, swelling,(More)
Adipose tissue inflammation is an important factor in obesity that promotes insulin resistance. Among various cell types in adipose tissue, immune cells actively regulate inflammatory responses and affect whole-body energy metabolism. In particular, invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells contribute to mitigating dysregulation of systemic energy homeostasis(More)
The antioxidant properties of heat-treated Hibiscus syriacus was investigated using DPPH test. The stems and the roots of Hibiscus syriacus were examined, respectively. As a result, the extracts of heat-treated Hibiscus syriacus at 100°C for 24 h were more effective than those of non-treated Hibiscus syriacus in reducing the stable free radical(More)