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The purpose of this study was to compare mid-term results of mobile-bearing and fixed-bearing in bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Twenty-two patients underwent bilateral TKA with a mobile-bearing prosthesis (Rotaglide, Corin, UK) on one side and a fixed-bearing prosthesis (NexGen-CR, Zimmer, USA) on the other. There were 21 female patients, and in(More)
BACKGROUND Aldosterone (ALD) has been shown to stimulate cardiac collagen synthesis and fibroblast proliferation via activation of local mineralocorticoid receptors. In patients with acute myocardial infarction, we demonstrated that ALD was extracted through the infarct heart and extracting ALD-stimulated post-infarct left ventricular (LV) remodeling. (More)
BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are secreted from the failing heart and whether there is a relationship between the transcardiac gradients of these cytokines and left ventricular (LV) remodeling. AIMS This study evaluated the relationship between transcardiac gradients of cytokines and LV(More)
“Red snow” refers to red-colored snow, caused by bloom of cold-adapted phototrophs, so-called snow algae. The red snow found in Langhovde, Antarctica, was investigated from several viewpoints. Various sizes of rounded red cells were observed in the red snow samples under microscopy. Pigment analysis demonstrated accumulation of astaxanthin in the red snow.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the relationship between brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), renal function, and the severity of congestive heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Both BNP and renal function are prognostic predictors in CHF patients. METHODS We measured the plasma BNP level in the aortic root and coronary sinus in 366 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Although a wide variety of acetabular deformities in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) have been reported, the morphologic features of the entire pelvis in DDH are not well characterized and their correlation with acetabular deformity is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined whether there was a rotational deformity of the entire(More)
Morphological correlation between the acetabulum and femur at the hip joint is still controversial. We tested the hypothesis that femoral anteversion correlates with acetabular version and coverage in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Using pelvic computed tomography (CT) images of 79 hips in 49 Asian women with DDH and 49 normal hips,(More)
BACKGROUND The rotational position of the acetabulum to the pelvis (acetabular tilt) may influence acetabular version and coverage of the femoral head. To date, the pathologic significance of acetabular tilt in hip dysplasia is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined whether acetabular tilt in hip dysplasia is different from that in normal hips and(More)