The disruption of prepulse inhibition (PPI) in rats by dopamine (DA) agonists is used to study the neural basis of strain differences in dopaminergic function. We reported that, compared to Long-Evans (LEH) rats, Sprague-Dawley (SDH) rats are more sensitive to the PPI-disruptive effects of the direct D1/D2 agonist apomorphine (APO) and the indirect DA… (More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with traditional open surgical approach for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS A literature search was performed using the PubMed database, Embase, and the Cochrane central register of controlled trials using a defined set of criteria. The outcomes, which include… (More)
This study investigated possible contributors to lateral spinal angulation after surgical fixation of thoracolumbar fractures via an anterior approach. We retrospectively examined lateral angulation in 172 cases of thoracolumbar fractures treated in this manner. The coronal Cobb angle and angles of the screws relative to the endplates were determined from… (More)
Surgical excision followed by radiotherapy has been the recommended treatment for paraplegia due to extramedullary hematopoiesis in patients with beta-thalassemia. The authors report the successful treatment of such a case by partial excision and repeated blood transfusions.