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Spinal gout is rare in patients younger than 45 years, occurring most commonly between ages 45 and 80 years. This article describes a 29-year-old man with a history of gout initially observed more than 20 years previously who presented with lower back pain and left lower limb weakness. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed severely(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical data analysis. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to investigate the incidence, related factors, and radiography findings of ossification of the nuchal ligament (ONL) in patient with cervical spondylosis, which could serve as a basis for further studies of the relationships between ONL and cervical spondylosis. (More)
With the rapid development of the Internet, blended learning (online learning plus face-to-face learning) has become a model that more and more higher education institutions are intending to adopt. This chapter first compares various forms and expressions of blended learning adopted by different institutions around the world, and then reports on how blended(More)
  • Lixun Wang
  • 2014
Peer teaching and learning are learner-centred approaches with great potential for promoting effective learning, and the fast development of Web 2.0 technology has opened new doors for promoting peer teaching and learning. In this study, we aim to establish peer teaching and learning among students by employing a Wikibook project in the course ‘Introduction(More)
OBJECT Monomelic amyotrophy (MMA) is a benign, self-limiting lower motor neuron disease. Optimal surgical strategies-discectomy decompression and fusion (DDF) or corpectomy decompression and fusion (CDF)-for patients with aggravated symptoms (within 6 months of presentation) are controversial, particularly in those who are ineligible for conventional(More)
Wound infection after anterior cervical decompression and fusion can lead to disastrous consequences despite a low incidence rate. Although Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus are the most common pathogenic bacteria, some rare bacteria such as conditional pathogenic bacteria may also result in such a condition. To the best of our knowledge,(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective clinical data analysis. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to investigate the correlation between ossification of the nuchal ligament (ONL) and pathological changes of the cervical spine in patients with cervical spondylosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ONL can usually be found in cervical spondylosis. Thus, it is important(More)
OBJECTIVE The H-reflex of the flexor carpi radialis (FCR H-reflex) has not been commonly used for the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy when compared with the routinely tested soleus H-reflex. Although both S1 and S2 roots innervate the soleus, the H-reflex is selectively related to S1 nerve root function clinically. Flexor carpi radialis is also(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report and literature review. OBJECTIVE To report the case of a young patient who sustained a penetrating wound with a knife tip retained in his cervical vertebrae and to review the literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Stab wound with foreign body retained, associated with spinal cord injury and vertebral artery injury, is not(More)