Ke-Bing Chen

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STUDY DESIGN A prospective clinical trial was conducted. OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical and radiologic late results of monosegmental transpedicular fixation versus short-segment pedicle instrumentation (SSPI) in management of thoracolumbar burst fractures and evaluate the efficacy of monosegmental transpedicular fixation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
STUDY DESIGN To examine the localization and expression of high-mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) protein and its receptors after rat spinal cord injury. OBJECTIVE To elucidate the contribution of HMGB-1 and its receptors as potential candidates in a specific upstream pathway to the proinflammatory response leading to a cascade of secondary tissue damage(More)
STUDY DESIGN To examine the effects of a tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α antagonist (etanercept) on rat spinal cord injury and identify a possible mechanism for its action. OBJECTIVE To elucidate the contribution of etanercept to the pathologic cascade in spinal cord injury and its possible suppression of neuronal and oligodendroglial apoptosis. SUMMARY(More)
The aim of this study was to review the patients with lumbar epidural abscess in terms of neurological morbidity, therapeutic outcome, and prognosis, while assessing the usefulness of a new MRI staging classification and specific imaging findings as indicators for surgical management. We reviewed 37 patients who sustained epidural abscess associated with(More)
INTRODUCTION Ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) of the spine is associated with serious neurologic compromise, but the pathomechanism of this process remains unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the pathomechanism of the ossification process, including the roles of various transcriptional factors in the ossification of human(More)
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a clinical disorder associated with changes of lung structure. Concurrent infection is a serious complication and one of the major factors that exacerbates ILD. Pathogen screening is a critical step in early diagnosis and proper treatment of ILD with secondary infection. Here we analyzed distribution and drug(More)
The application of mechanical insults to the spinal cord results in profound cellular and molecular changes, including the induction of neuronal cell death and altered gene expression profiles. Previous studies have described alterations in gene expression following spinal cord injury, but the specificity of this response to mechanical stimuli is difficult(More)
BACKGROUND Solitary cysticercus granuloma (SCG) is the commonest form of neurocysticercosis in the Indian subcontinent and in travelers. Several different treatment options exist for SCG. We conducted a Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to identify the best treatment option to prevent seizure recurrence and promote lesion(More)
We report a case of hypereosinophilic syndrome in a 47-year-old man who had acute pneumothorax as the initial presentation. Peripheral blood eosinophil count increased continuously over a period of 1 month and was associated with pulmonary changes and appearance of skin lesions on the right chest wall. Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome was confirmed by(More)
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