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It is increasingly clear that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in controlling cell survival. However, the functional significance of miRNAs in ischemic brain injury remains poorly understood. In the present study, we assayed the expression levels of miR-29b after ischemic brain injury, and defined the target genes and biological functions of(More)
This study established a dog model of acute multiple cauda equina constriction by experimental constriction injury (48 hours) of the lumbosacral central processes in dorsal root ganglia neurons. The repair effect of intrathecal injection of brain-derived neurotrophic factor with 15 mg encapsulated biodegradable poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles on(More)
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic granuloma (EG) of the spine is rare, especially in adults. There had been few large and long-term studies reported in the literature. The management goals of this disease in adults are preservation of neurologic function, relief of pain and reconstruction of spinal stability. However, there are still controversies over appropriate(More)
We developed a murine spine metastasis model by screening five metastatic non-small cell lung cancer cell lines (PC-9, A549, NCI-H1299, NCI-H460, H2030). A549 cells displayed the highest tendency towards spine metastases. After three rounds of selection in vivo, we isolated a clone named A549L6, which induced spine metastasis in 80% of injected mice. The(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of C2 tumors remains challenging. Because of the deep location and unique anatomical complexity, anterior exposure in this region is considered difficult and dangerous, and few reports concerning anterior tumor resection and reconstruction exist. OBJECTIVE To describe a technique of sequentially staged resection and 2-column(More)
The present study aimed to explore surgical treatments and assess the effects based on the features of cervical spine fracture in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to summarize the experiences in perioperative management. Retrospective analysis was performed in 25 AS patients with cervical spine fracture treated in our hospital from January 2011(More)
OBJECT To date, formulation of the optimal surgical protocol for noncontiguous multilevel cervical spondylosis remains controversial, and the corresponding clinical data continue to be limited. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of two hybrid reconstructive techniques in noncontiguous 3-level cervical spondylosis(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropathic intermittent claudication (NIC) is a typical clinical symptom of lumbar spinal stenosis and the apoptosis of neurons caused by cauda equina compression (CEC) has been proposed as an important reason. Whereas, the factors and the mechanism involved in the process of apoptosis induced by CEC remain unclear. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS In(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation combined with percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) for treating acute thoracolumbar osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (VCF) and preventing secondary VCF after PVP. METHODS Twenty patients with a mean age of 73.6 years (range(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the technical parameters related to, and explore the clinical significance of, posterior atlanto-occipital transarticular screw fixation. METHODS Posterior implantation of Kirschner wires via the atlanto-occipital joint was performed on 20 dry bone specimens with complete atlanto-occipital joints. The angle of the Kirschner wire was(More)