STUDY DESIGN A case-control study. PURPOSE To examine several dimensions of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in postmenopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures, compared with a control group. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are a major cause of morbidity among postmenopausal women. There have been many reports of… (More)
Controlling cell functions for research and therapeutic purposes may open new strategies for the treatment of many diseases. An efficient and safe introduction of membrane impermeable molecules into target cells will provide versatile means to modulate cell fate. We introduce a new transfection technique that utilizes high frequency ultrasound without any… (More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective evaluation. PURPOSE To analyze the effect of T1 slope on degree of degeneration in patients with cervical disc degeneration. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE The T1 slope is well known parameter that may be very useful in evaluating sagittal balance. There are no reports on the analysis of the relationship between T1 slope and cervical… (More)
INTRODUCTION Adequate needling at LI11 (Quchi) can be achieved by perpendicular angulation of the needle so that the needle tip enters the extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) muscle, which corresponds to the derma-tomes and myotomes of the fifth and sixth cervical spinal segments.
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective evaluation. PURPOSE To compare quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) who underwent vertebroplasty (VP) or kyphoplasty (KP). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Patient with OVFs who do not respond to conservative treatment can be treated with VP or ballon KP for faster pain relief. There are… (More)