Masaaki Yoshizuka

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The aim of this study was to investigate whether differences in corticosteroid injection site influence the therapeutic effect on trigger finger and thickness of local structures such as the A1 pulley and flexor tendons. Previously untreated trigger fingers were randomly assigned to receive either a true intra-sheath (group I) or an extra-sheath (group E)(More)
BACKGROUND It is difficult to achieve bone union in case of non-union with non-invasive techniques. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs that act as repressors of gene expression at the level of post-transcriptional regulation. This study focuses on microRNA (miR)-222 as it is known to be a negative modulator of angiogenesis, an essential component(More)
Histologically conventional osteosarcoma, once metastasized to the lung, generally causes a rapid and fatal outcome. Osteosarcoma metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract is extremely rare.We report herein a case of osteoblastic osteosarcoma with exceptionally unique features: sporadic lung metastases and delayed metastases to the stomach and the jejunum(More)
BACKGROUND Autologous fibrin clots derived from peripheral blood (pb-fibrin clot) and bone marrow (bm-fibrin clot) are thought to be effective for tissue regeneration. However, there is no report detailing the amount of growth factors in pb-/bm-fibrin clot. In this study we evaluated the amount of growth factors in human pb-/bm-fibrin clot, and prove the(More)
Bone has multiple functions, both morphologically and physiologically, and it frequently features in the pathological condition, including fracture and osteoporosis. For bone regeneration therapy, the regulation of osteoblast differentiation is important. MicroRNA (miRNA)s are short noncoding RNA which regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional(More)
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