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Prediction of strength and strain of the proximal femur by a CT-based finite element method.
Hip fractures are the most serious complication of osteoporosis and have been recognized as a major public health problem. In elderly persons, hip fractures occur as a result of increased fragilityExpand
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Analysis of phenolic compounds in white rice, brown rice, and germinated brown rice.
Two hydroxycinnamate sucrose esters, 6'-O-(E)-feruloylsucrose and 6'-O-(E)-sinapoylsucrose, were isolated from methanol extracts of rice bran. Soluble and insoluble phenolic compounds as well asExpand
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Reciprocal Role of ERK and Nf-κb Pathways in Survival and Activation of Osteoclasts
To examine the role of mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathways on osteoclast survival and activation, we constructed adenovirus vectors carrying various mutantsExpand
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Cohort profile: research on Osteoarthritis/Osteoporosis Against Disability study.
Since the proportion of the ageing population in Japan is increasing, a comprehensive and evidencebased strategy is urgently required for the prevention of musculoskeletal diseases, includingExpand
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Locomotive Syndrome: Definition and Management
Locomotive syndrome is a condition of reduced mobility due to impairment of locomotive organs. Since upright bipedal walking involves minutely controlled movement patterns, impairment of any aspectExpand
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A “super-aged” society and the “locomotive syndrome”
  • K. Nakamura
  • Medicine
  • Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal…
  • 1 January 2008
The population of Japan is aging very rapidly. According to an estimate made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on Keiro no Hi (Respect for the Aged Day, a national holiday, theExpand
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Association of the human NPPS gene with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine (OPLL)
Abstract OPLL (ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine) is a common form of human myelopathy with a prevalence of as much as 4% in a variety of ethnic groups. To clarify theExpand
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Nonlinear Finite Element Model Predicts Vertebral Bone Strength and Fracture Site
Study Design. A study on computed tomography (CT)-based finite element (FE) method that predicts vertebral strength and fracture site using human cadaveric specimens. Objective. To evaluate theExpand
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High-performance liquid chromatographic determination of phenolic compounds in rice.
A method has been developed for the determination of 6'-O-feruloylsucrose, 6'-O-sinapoylsucrose, ferulic acid, sinapinic acid, p-coumaric acid, chlorogenic (3-caffeoylquinic) acid, caffeic acid,Expand
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Incidence and risk factors for radiographic knee osteoarthritis and knee pain in Japanese men and women: a longitudinal population-based cohort study.
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence and progression of radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA) and the incidence of knee pain, and their risk factors in Japan, using the large-scale population of theExpand
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