Kaihua Chen

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal changes in the developmental profiles of children with spastic quadriplegic (SQ) cerebral palsy (CP). Additionally, the relationship of developmental functions between the initial and final stages was determined. METHODS This prospective study enrolled forty-six children with SQ CP between(More)
Objectives. To demonstrate the use of acupuncture in the lower limbs to treat myofascial pain of the upper trapezius muscles via a remote effect. Methods. Five adults with latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) of bilateral upper trapezius muscles received acupuncture at Weizhong (UB40) and Yanglingquan (GB34) points in the lower limbs. Modified(More)
Despite a plethora of literature has documented that osteoarthritis (OA) is veritably associated with oxidative stress-mediated chondrocyte death and matrix degradation, yet the possible involvement of synoviocyte abnormality as causative factor of OA has not been thoroughly investigated. For this reason, we conduct the current studies to insight into how(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke complications can occur not only in the acute ward but also during the subsequent rehabilitation period. However, existing studies have not adequately addressed the incidence of various complications among stroke in patients undergoing rehabilitation using a longitudinal method. We aimed to investigate the longitudinal impact of age on(More)
BACKGROUND Reviewing the literature on central neurocytoma revealed that functional outcomes traditionally have been assessed by KPS. However, KPS is not sufficiently sensitive to assess functional outcomes compared with the Barthel Index and the Functional Independence Measure (the FIM instrument). Discussion of other functional assessments and various(More)
How to effectively make an international comparison of the basic research capacity in a specific field is an urgent problem for a country to monitor the science and technology activities. In this paper, we develop a composite index, that is, Basic Research Competitiveness Index (BR-CI), for evaluating the countries’ basic research performance versus the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the 2008 Chinese and the 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging systems for nasopharyngeal carcinoma and to provide proposals for updating T and N staging systems of the present staging system. METHODS Between January 2007 and December 2012, a cohort of 752 patients with(More)