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The effects of low intensity pulsed ultrasound to tenocytes and osteocytes are well understood and applied clinically. However, its effects on cultured Schwann cells are still not well elucidated. This study was designed to elucidate the effects of low intensity pulsed ultrasound on cultured Schwann cells and their possible molecular mechanism. Schwann(More)
Statins inhibit 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, which catalyzes the conversion of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A to mevalonate, a rate-limiting step in cholesterol synthesis. Statins are able to reduce cardiovascular risk in hypercholesterolemic patients. In recent years, the possible effect of statins on bone tissue has received(More)
BACKGROUND Severe glenoid bone loss in recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability is rare and difficult to treat. PURPOSE The authors present a surgical technique using allogeneic bone grafting for open anatomic glenoid reconstruction in addition to the capsular shift procedure. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS Nine consecutive(More)
Since nitric oxide (NO) can be involved in multiple physiological and pathological functions, we evaluated its possible involvement and that of peroxynitrite in the pathogenesis of rhinitis. Inferior nasal turbinates were obtained from allergic rhinitis and nonallergic rhinitis patients during corrective nasal surgery. The expressions of the inducible form(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of adhesive capsulitis is a dilemma for orthopaedic rehabilitation specialists. In this study, we assessed whether extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) improves the functional outcome of primary shoulder adhesive capsulitis. METHODS In this prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial, we enrolled 40(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate (Tc-99m MDP) whole-body bone scintigraphy (BS) has been widely used for detecting bone metastases. The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of BS in detecting skeletal metastases for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. In addition, the anatomic distribution of the(More)
Recent advances in tissue engineering have led to potential new strategies, especially decellularization protocols from natural tissues, for the repair, replacement, and regeneration of intervertebral discs. This study aimed to validate our previously reported method for the decellularization of annulus fibrosus (AF) tissue and to quantify potentially(More)
Angioedema is a rare but potentially lethal adverse effect when associated with upper airway obstruction. Sporadic cases of angioedema secondary to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) have been reported in the literature. The overall incidence is around 0.1% to 0.2%, and the time of onset is usually during the first week of ACEI therapy.(More)
We have developed a method for giving direction and/or position information in an optical guidance system based on the pulse position modulation property of a reflected light pulse train from a revolving retroreflector. The principle and theoretical analysis are described. Experimental verification of the one-axis, closed-loop tracking system is presented,(More)
BACKGROUND As an integral part of the contemporary vestibular testing battery, computerized vestibular rotational testing provides physiologic stimuli and quantitative evaluation of the vestibulo-ocular reflex function of the horizontal semicircular canals. Clinically, it is most commonly used in the sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test (SHAT) and velocity(More)