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Hypertrophic scarring (HS) has been considered as a great concern for patients and a challenging problem for clinicians as it can be cosmetically disfiguring and functionally debilitating. In this study, Ginsenoside Rg3/Poly(l-lactide) (G-Rg3/PLLA) electrospun fibrous scaffolds covering on the full-thickness skin excisions location was designed to suppress(More)
Prevention of hypertrophic scar formation of the skin requires a complex treatment process, which mainly includes promoting skin regeneration in an early stage while inhibiting hypertrophic formation in a later stage. Electrospinning PLGA with the three-dimensional micro/nano-fibrous structure and as drugs carrier, could be used as an excellent skin repair(More)
Incorporation of bioactive drugs and biofunctionalization of polyester fibrous scaffolds are essential means to improve their bio-functions and histocompatibility for regenerative medicine. However, it is still a challenge to biofunctionalize such drug carriers via traditional biochemical methods while maintaining their properties without changes in drug(More)
In order to make the strategy for research and development (R&D) purchase system better serve the person-alization of material requirements in R&D process, the authors propose to develop a strategy set which will satisfy the internal as well as external constraints simultaneously. Social network analysis is used to analyze the vertical and horizontal(More)
BACKGROUND Intra-lesional injections of corticosteroids, interferon, and chemotherapeutic drugs are currently the most popular treatments of hypertrophic scar formation. However, these drugs can only be used after HS is formed, and not during the inflammatory phase of wound healing, which regulates the HS forming process. OBJECTIVE To investigate a new,(More)
Two new germanates, Ge7O12(OH)4 (C4N3H13)(0.5)(H2O)5 (1) and Ge7O12(OH)4(H2O)6 (2) have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by IR spectroscopy, powder XRD, TG, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 crystallizes in cubic space group P3m (No. 215) with a = b = c = 7.7119(5) A, v = 458.65(5) A(3), z = 1. Compound 2:(More)
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a cross-curricular literacy test issued to all secondary school students in the province of Ontario. The test consists of a reading and a writing component, both of which must be successfully completed for secondary school graduation in Ontario. This study elicited 16 first language and second language(More)
BACKGROUND The author's goal was to present an approach for serial surgical reconstruction of anophthalmic orbits with 'bag-shaped' flaps and cartilage transplantation. METHODS A review was performed of 53 patients who underwent serial physiological orbital reconstruction between 2006 and 2013. Orbital reconstruction was performed serially in stages,(More)