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For the minority of people with lateral epicondylitis who do not respond to nonoperative treatment, surgical intervention is an option, but confusion exists because of the plethora of options. The surgical techniques for treating lateral epicondylitis can be grouped into three main categories: open, percutaneous, and arthroscopic. Our primary question was(More)
The primary objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that inhibition of mitochondrial permeability transition and/or inhibition of caspase family enzymes can block chondrocyte apoptosis induced by H2O2. Primary human chondrocytes were isolated from normal cartilage by enzymatic digestion. Apoptosis was induced by exposure to H2O2. Chondrocyte(More)
Allografts play a prominent role in sports medicine, and their usage has increased dramatically over the past few decades, but the role of allograft in the future of sports medicine largely depends on several factors: (1) the ability of the tissue banking industry to convince both surgeons and the general population that tissue procurement is safe and(More)
The main objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of candidate apoptosis inhibitors in limiting chondrocyte apoptosis induced by collagen degradation. Primary human chondrocytes were isolated from normal articular cartilage and grown in monolayer culture. Collagenase was added to the cells in the presence and absence of caspase inhibitors and(More)
Coronary heart disease is still the major cause of death in industrialized countries. Multiple primary or secondary interventional trials to lower serum cholesterol in humans have resulted in significant reduction of coronary events and death, one of the major reasons attributed to developing a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase(More)
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