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During the early stage of postherpetic neuralgia, an epidural block on the affected segment is helpful in controlling pain and preventing progression to a chronic state. The main neurologic complication following an epidural block is cord compression symptom due to an epidural hematoma. When neurologic complications arise from an epidural block for the(More)
INTRODUCTION Fibronectin fragments (FN-fs) are increased in the cartilage of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and have a potent chondrolytic effect. However, little is known about the cellular receptors and signaling mechanisms that are mediated by FN-fs. We investigated whether the 29-kDa amino-terminal fibronectin fragment (29-kDa FN-f) regulates(More)
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. CC In recent years, pulmonary aspiration of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of a combined photodynamic therapy and intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration. METHODS Photodynamic therapy (PDT) was administered to 28 eyes followed by 3 consecutive bevacizumab injections. Patients were followed-up for more than 12 months. At(More)
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