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Subclinical atherosclerosis precedes the onset of clinical disease by many years. Noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers the opportunity to visualize and quantify atherosclerotic plaque. However, the reproducibility of MRI measurements of abdominal and thoracic aortic atherosclerosis has not been reported. Electrocardiogram-gated, T2-weighted,(More)
BACKGROUND In cartilage repair, scaffold-assisted single-step techniques are used to improve the cartilage regeneration. Nevertheless, the fixation of cartilage implants represents a challenge in orthopaedics, particularly in the moist conditions that pertain during arthroscopic surgery. Within the animal kingdom a broad range of species has developed(More)
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