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Shock wave therapy induces neovascularization at the tendon–bone junction. A study in rabbits
Despite the success in clinical application, the exact mechanism of shock wave therapy remains unknown. We hypothesized that shock wave therapy induces the ingrowth of neovascularization and improvesExpand
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Potential Dengue Virus-Triggered Apoptotic Pathway in Human Neuroblastoma Cells: Arachidonic Acid, Superoxide Anion, and NF-κB Are Sequentially Involved
ABSTRACT Direct in vivo evidence for the susceptibility of human neuronal cells to dengue virus has not been reported. In this study, we demonstrated that type 2 dengue (DEN-2) virus infectionExpand
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Extracorporeal shockwave treatment for chronic diabetic foot ulcers.
BACKGROUND This prospective study compared extracorporeal shockwave treatment (ESWT) with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) in chronic diabetic foot ulcers. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-two patientsExpand
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Extracorporeal shock waves promote healing of collagenase‐induced Achilles tendinitis and increase TGF‐β1 and IGF‐I expression
Extracorporeal shock waves (ESW) have recently been used in resolving tendinitis. However, mechanisms by which ESW promote tendon repair is not fully understood. In this study, we reported that anExpand
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Clinical characteristics and risk factors for concurrent bacteremia in adults with dengue hemorrhagic fever.
To better understand the clinical characteristics of concurrent bacteremia (dual infection) in patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS) and identify predictive riskExpand
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Different proinflammatory reactions in fatal and non‐fatal enterovirus 71 infections: implications for early recognition and therapy
Aim: The mechanism of pulmonary oedema, a life‐threatening manifestation of enterovirus 71 (EV71) encephalitis, is unclear. Our aim was to assess the relationship of proinflammatory cytokines toExpand
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DC-SIGN (CD209) Promoter −336 A/G Polymorphism Is Associated with Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Correlated to DC-SIGN Expression and Immune Augmentation
Background The C-type lectin DC-SIGN (CD209) is known to be the major dengue receptor on human dendritic cells, and a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the promoter region of CD209 (−336 A/G;Expand
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Treatment of osteonecrosis of the hip: comparison of extracorporeal shockwave with shockwave and alendronate
Background and purposeExtracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and alendronate are reported effective in early osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). We hypothesized that joint effects of ESWT andExpand
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Ras Induction of Superoxide Activates ERK-dependent Angiogenic Transcription Factor HIF-1α and VEGF-A Expression in Shock Wave-stimulated Osteoblasts*
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) released by osteoblasts plays an important role in angiogenesis and endochondral ossification during bone formation. In animal studies, we have reported thatExpand
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Recruitment of mesenchymal stem cells and expression of TGF‐β1 and VEGF in the early stage of shock wave‐promoted bone regeneration of segmental defect in rats
Extracorporeal shock wave (ESW) treatment has recently been established as a method to enhance bone repair. Here, we reported that ESW‐promoted healing of segmental defect via stimulation ofExpand
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