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Human adipose-derived stromal cells (hASCs) represent a multipotent stromal cell type with a proven capacity to undergo osteogenic differentiation. Many hurdles exist, however, between current knowledge of hASC osteogenesis and their potential future use in skeletal tissue regeneration. The impact of frozen storage on hASC osteogenic differentiation, for(More)
PURPOSE Skeletal and craniofacial muscles are frequently composed of multiple neuromuscular compartments that serve different physiological functions. Evidence of possible regional selectivity in LR intramuscular innervation was sought in a study of the anatomic potential of lateral rectus (LR) muscle compartmentalization. METHODS Whole orbits of two(More)
Human adipose-derived stromal cells (hASCs) have the proven capacity to ossify skeletal defects. The mechanisms whereby hASCs stimulate bone repair are not fully understood. In this study, we examined the potential for hASCs to stimulate autogenous repair of a mouse calvarial defect. Immunofluoresence, osteogenic stains, and surface electron microscopy were(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have demonstrated that human adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) are able to repair acute calvarial injuries. The more clinically relevant repair of an established skeletal defect, however, has not been addressed. The authors sought to determine whether human ASCs could heal chronic (established) calvarial defects. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine distribution of bifid mandibular canals in a Taiwanese population and to evaluate factors contributing to the phenomenon. MATERIAL AND METHODS Computed tomographic images from 173 subjects (97 females and 76 males) were obtained using a 64-slice multidetector computerized tomography system, and the presence of bifid mandibular(More)
BACKGROUND A major hurdle in the use of exogenous stems cells for therapeutic regeneration of injured myocardium remains the poor survival of implanted cells. To date, the delivery of stem cells into myocardium has largely focused on implantation of cell suspensions. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We hypothesize that delivering progenitor cells in an(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) on forward-scatter of light and subjective visual symptoms and to identify LPI parameters influencing these phenomena. DESIGN Cohort study derived from a randomized trial, using an external control group. PARTICIPANTS Chinese subjects initially aged 50 or older and 70 years or younger(More)
BACKGROUND Adipose-derived stromal cells are a multipotent cell type with the ability to undergo osteogenic differentiation. The authors sought to examine whether systemically administered adipose-derived stromal cells would migrate to and heal surgically created defects of the mouse cranial skeleton. METHODS Mouse adipose-derived stromal cells were(More)
Myocardial infarction is the main contributor to heart failure. In this study we examined whether modification of a thermo-reversible cellulose-based polymer with extracellular-matrix derived functional groups could promote wound healing and improve cardiac function in a chronic rodent model of ischemic cardiomyopathy. To beneficially influence the(More)
PURPOSE The configuration and degree of corticalization of bifid mandibular canals were examined using medical computed tomography (CT) images from 170 hemimandibles obtained from 308 Taiwanese adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS The configurations of the bifid canals were assessed according to their anatomical position in relation to the ramus, molars,(More)