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Because intravenous (iv) calcitriol has greater bioavailability than oral calcitriol, it may be more efficacious in suppressing parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. In this study, the pharmacokinetics and efficacy of pulse oral and i.v. calcitriol were compared. Patients were randomized to receive 2 micrograms of i.v. or oral calcitriol after each dialysis.(More)
BACKGROUND The scaphoid is critical for maintaining the stability and movement of the wrist joints. This study aimed to develop a new internal fixator absorbable scaphoid screw (ASS) for fixation of the scaphoid waist after fracture and to test the biomechanical characteristics of ASS. MATERIALS AND METHODS An ASS was prepared using polylactic acids and(More)
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