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Persistent mechanical allodynia positively correlates with an increase in activated microglia and increased P‐p38 mitogen‐activated protein kinase activation in streptozotocin‐induced diabetic rats
In experimental early painful diabetic neuropathy, persistent hyperglycaemia induces dys‐regulated sodium channel (Navs) expression in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and activates microglia in theExpand
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Left endobronchial intubation with a double‐lumen tube using direct laryngoscopy or the Trachway® video stylet
We compared direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade vs indirect bronchoscopy with a Trachway® stylet, for endobronchial intubation with a left‐sided double‐lumen tube. We allocated participantsExpand
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Fibreoptic bronchoscopy to facilitate ProSeal laryngeal mask airway insertion in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis
A 51-year-old male patient (height 156.5 cm, weight 50.5 kg, ASA 3) with severe ankylosing spondylitis presented for inguinal herniorrhaphy. His cervical spine was fixed with maximum flexion andExpand
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Comparison of radiographic landmarks and the echocardiographic SVC/RA junction in the positioning of long‐term central venous catheters
Background:  When implanting a permanent central venous catheter, the usual aim is to place the tip at the superior vena cava/right atrial (SVC/RA) junction. However, data validating radiographicExpand
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Neuroprotective and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Atorvastatin in a Rat Chronic Constriction Injury Model
  • L. Chu, J.Y. Chen, +4 authors B. Wu
  • Medicine
  • International journal of immunopathology and…
  • 1 January 2012
Atorvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used to treat hypercholesterolemic conditions associated with hypertension. This study aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotectiveExpand
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Effects of topical corticosteroids on the sciatic nerve: an experimental study to adduce the safety in treating carpal tunnel syndrome
Despite known detrimental effects on the blood flow and histology of nerves after intraneural corticosteroid injection, the neurotoxic effect of corticosteroids remains unclear. We investigated theExpand
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Thermal pain tolerance and pain rating in normal subjects: Gender and age effects
Thermal detection thresholds and thermal pain thresholds are important in quantitative sensory testing. Although they have been well studied for assessing somatosensory function, the investigation ofExpand
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Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization in the prone position.
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