Shao-Keh Hsu

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Tension band wire and hook plating for the treatment of distal clavicle fractures are each associated with clinical benefits and complications. In this study, we compared outcomes of 2 treatments for short-term distal clavicle fracture management for patients asking for faster improvement. From February 2005 to November 2008, 65 patients with distal(More)
OBJECTIVES Tramadol is a synthetic centrally-acting opioid analgesic. The newly developed extended-release formulation of tramadol offers a more stable plasma concentration and could improve patients' compliance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and adverse events of extended release tramadol in Taiwanese patients with(More)
Chondrosarcoma is the second most frequently occurring type of bone malignancy that is characterized by the distant metastasis propensity. Vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) is the chief lymphangiogenic mediator, and makes crucial contributions to tumor lymphangiogenesis. Leptin is an adipocytokine and has been indicated to facilitate(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most frequent bone tumor, characterized by a high metastatic potential. However, the crosstalk between chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 3 (CCL3), which facilitates tumor progression and metastasis. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), an angiogenesis inducer and a highly specific mitogen for endothelial cells, has not been well(More)
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