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Platelet microparticles (PMP) are endogenous substances generated during the coagulation process in a hypercoagulable state. This study demonstrated that PMP promote the proliferation and survival, migration, and tube formation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). Heat-treated PMP did not significantly decrease the angiogenic activity in HUVEC(More)
Pulmonary tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis when droplet nuclei laden with bacilli are inhaled. In accordance with the virulence of the organism and the defenses of the host, tuberculosis can occur in the lungs and in extrapulmonary organs. A variety of sequelae and complications can occur in the pulmonary and extrapulmonary portions of(More)
We report eight additional cases of focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia (FFCD) in the proximal tibia (five), distal ulna (one), and distal femur (two). Spontaneous, complete resolution of the lesion was observed in two tibiae and one ulna. Three tibial lesions with genu varum deformity were managed with osteotomy. Two femoral FFCDs caused persistent or(More)
The terminal differentiation of myogenic cells initiates in the proximal portion of the limb bud whereas the distal region remains undifferentiated and proliferative. The apical ectodermal ridge maintains the progress zone in an undifferentiated state and induces proliferation of limb mesenchymal cells. Hox-7.1, a homeobox-containing gene, is expressed(More)
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most abundant form of genetic variations and have a great potential for mapping studies of complex genetic traits. Currently a great deal of effort is invested in the identification of SNPs, and a large volume of data is already available through public databases (NCBI, NCI, WICGR, HGBASE). For an association(More)
To investigate the disease process of pneumoconiosis induced by welding-fume exposure, a lung fibrosis model was established by building a stainless steel arc welding fume generation system and exposing male Sprague-Dawley rats for 90 days. The rats were exposed to welding fumes with concentrations of 57-67 mg/m3 (low dose) and 105-118 mg/m3 (high dose)(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between factor XIII (FXIII) activity and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) parameters and also to evaluate the clinical usefulness of DIC diagnosis. Citrated plasma from eighty patients with potential DIC was analyzed for FXIII activity. The primary patient conditions (48 male and 32(More)
In order to investigate occupational diseases related to welding fume exposure, such as nasal septum perforation, pneumoconiosis and manganese intoxication, we built a welding fume exposure system that included a welding fume generator, exposure chamber and fume collector. The fume concentrations in the exposure chamber were monitored every 15 min during a(More)
The objective of this study was to compare chest radiography with computed tomography (CT) in the prediction of a specific diagnosis in adult patients with anterior mediastinal masses. Chest radiographs and CT scans of 128 patients with anterior mediastinal masses were randomized and analyzed retrospectively by two independent observers. The observers(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the relationship between postoperative congruency of the posterior facet of the subtalar joint based on computed tomography (CT) and clinical results. DESIGN Preoperative and postoperative CT scans were taken prospectively and analyzed. SETTING University medical center. PATIENTS Twenty-nine displaced fractures in twenty-five(More)