Po-Chou Liliang

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OBJECT Multilevel long-segment lumbar fusion poses a high risk for future development of adjacent-segment degeneration (ASD). Creating a dynamic transition zone with an interspinous process device (IPD) proximal to the fusion has recently been applied as a method to reduce the occurrence of ASD. The authors report their experience with the Device for(More)
To compare the clinical presentation, etiological factors and the outcome of chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) in young and old adults, a retrospective analysis was performed by differentiating young adults, age<40 years (n=24) versus extremely aged adults, age>75 years (n=51). The clinical data, computed tomography (CT) findings and surgical outcome were(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic shoulder pain is difficult to treat, and the efficacy of most interventions is limited. This study was conducted to evaluate pulsed mode radiofrequency (PRF) lesioning of the suprascapular nerve for treating chronic shoulder pain. Interventions. Thirteen procedures using PRF lesioning of suprascapular nerve were performed under(More)
Previously we demonstrated benefits of inhibiting the extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) signaling pathway in spinal cord ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. To further identify the underlying mechanisms, we investigated the impact of ERK inhibition on apoptosis and cellular protective mechanisms against cell death. Spinal cord I/R injury(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) with conservative therapy for patients with acute vertebral compression fractures. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized, comparison study. BACKGROUND The efficacy of PV has not been well established because there have been few comparative studies with conservatively treated control(More)
BACKGROUND To profile the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) and their potential target genes in the gracilis muscles following ischemic injury in rats by monitoring miRNA and mRNA expression on a genome-wide basis. METHODS Following 4 h of ischemia and subsequent reperfusion for 4 h of the gracilis muscles, the specimens were analyzed with an Agilent rat(More)
This retrospective chart review describes the clinical features, pathogens, and outcomes of 46 patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infections collected over 16 years. The overall CSF shunt infection rate was 2.1%, broken down into 1.7 and 9.3% in adult and pediatric groups, respectively. Fever and progressive consciousness disturbance were the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of highly conserved, non-coding RNAs involved in post-transcriptional gene regulation. The muscle-specific miRNAs, miR-1, miR-133a, and miR-206, are expressed in skeletal muscles and have been shown to contribute to muscle development. To profile their expression after sciatic nerve denervation and reinnervation, the soleus(More)
AIM Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to important and deleterious inflammation, as evidenced by edema, cytokine production, induction of nitric oxide synthase, and leukocyte infiltration. After TBI, the activation of cerebral vascular endothelial cells plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of inflammation. In this study, we hypothesized that the(More)
OBJECTIVES Ischemic spinal cord injury is a serious complication of aortic surgery. Although the extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 are generally regarded as related to cell proliferation and survival, increasing evidence suggests that the role of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase pathway in ischemia/reperfusion injury is much more(More)