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BACKGROUND The precise results of arthroscopic transtendon repair of partial-thickness articular-side tears of the rotator cuff remain to be reported. HYPOTHESIS Arthroscopic transtendon repair is useful in patients with Ellman grade 3 (>6 mm) partial-thickness articular-side tears of the supraspinatus tendon. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive laboratory study(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and morphologic characteristics of normal variations in the glenohumeral ligament complex (GHLC). TYPE OF STUDY Anatomic study in cadavers. METHODS We investigated 84 cadaver shoulders and recorded visualization of the superior glenohumeral ligament (SGHL), middle glenohumeral ligament(More)
We investigated the incidence of each pattern of the communications between the musculocutaneous and median nerves and discussed its morphological significance. The communications between both nerves were seen in 188 (41.5%) of 453 specimens. They were classified into five regular patterns according to their directions and formations. The incidence of the(More)
The aim of the current study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the dose limiting toxicity (DLT) of a combination of paclitaxel and S-1 in patients with advanced gastric cancer. Fifteen patients were enrolled. The dose for S-1 was set at 80 mg/m2/day (days 1–14), while the dose for paclitaxel increased by 10 mg/m2 for every three(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results in selected high-risk patients who underwent arthroscopic stabilization of shoulders with recurrent anterior instability. HYPOTHESIS Arthroscopic stabilization using suture anchors is useful for athletes younger than 25 years or for contact athletes without a large bone loss of glenohumeral(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the results of arthroscopic repair of type II superior labral anterior posterior lesions of the shoulder in overhead athletes. HYPOTHESIS Such repair is useful for overhead athletes in terms of postoperative sports activity. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS The study group was composed of 40 patients with a(More)
PURPOSE Abnormalities in electroretinograms (ERG), such as reduced amplitudes and delayed implicit times of a- and b-wave and oscillatory potentials (OPs), are one of the earliest features of diabetic retinopathy prior to obvious vascular changes in diabetic retinas. We have previously shown that serum levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Vildagliptin is an oral inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase-4, an enzyme mainly responsible for inactivating incretins, and one of the widely used drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, effects of vildagliptin on retinal injury in diabetes remain unclear. We examined here whether oral administration of vildagliptin inhibited gene(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the results of all-arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears including massive tear with those of open repair. TYPE OF STUDY Nonrandomized control study. METHODS We evaluated 100 consecutive patients (100 shoulders) who were treated for full-thickness rotator cuff tears either by(More)
Let it shine: New hypoxia-sensitive fluorescent probes were developed; they consist of a rhodamine moiety with an azo group directly conjugated to the fluorophore. Because of an ultrafast conformational change around the NN bond, the compounds are nonfluorescent under normoxia. However, under hypoxia, the azo group is reduced, and a strongly fluorescent(More)