Lixun Wang

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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)
A poor nutritional supply to the cells of the avascular intervertebral discs, caused by dehydration of the extracellular matrix, is a major cause of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). Since hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has been shown to exert antifibrotic effects, we hypothesized that HGF treatment may be capable of retarding IDD. The present study(More)
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)
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)
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)
  • Lixun Wang
  • Education and Information Technologies
  • 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)
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)
This case study, noting the increasing interest in iPad-based mobile learning research and aware of the current dearth of engineering talent in the UK, aims to contribute to a still sparse area of research that links iPad use to engineering education. To achieve this, the study investigates the integration of iPad-based mobile learning (M-learning) into a(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective clinical data analysis. OBJECTIVE To investigate the factors related to postoperative neurological deficits after nerve root resection in the treatment of spinal intradural schwannoma. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Neurological deficits could be observed after resection of tumor-involved nerve roots in spinal intradural(More)