Shaoyu Liu

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BACKGROUND Recently, biological therapies for early intervention of degenerative disc disease have been introduced and developed; however, a functional animal model that mimics slowly progressive disc degeneration of humans does not exist. The objective of this study was to establish a slowly progressive and reproducible intervertebral disc (IVD)(More)
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is an essential cytokine that mediates cell death and has been shown to play a potential role in inducing neural stem cell (NSC) apoptosis. We have previously shown that TNF-α antagonist etanercept can suppress the transplanted NSC apoptosis induced by TNF-α in spinal cord injury (SCI) sites; however, the precise(More)
BACKGROUND Monsegmental pedicle instrumentation (MSPI) has been used to treat thoracolumbar fractures. However, there are few reports about the biomechanical characteristics of MSPI compared with traditional short-segment pedicle instrumentation (SSPI) in management of unstable thoracolumbar fractures, and the influence of vertebral fracture on screw(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical intervention is increasingly performed as the primary treatment of unstable Hangman's fracture. Some authors have advocated using anterior C2/3 discectomy with interbody fusion and plating to treat unstable Hangman's fracture combined with intervertebral disc injury; however, there are few reports on unstable Hangman's fracture treated(More)
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