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Controversies existing over resurfacing the patella in total knee arthroplasty remain in the literature. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of resurfacing versus nonresurfacing the patella in total knee arthroplasty. We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and EMBASE for published randomised clinical trials relevant to patellar(More)
Controversies exist over which type of graft is best for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of ACL reconstruction using either hamstring (HT) autografts or bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autografts. We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and EMBASE for(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effectiveness of resistance exercise in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis on pain, stiffness, and physical function. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. DATA SOURCES PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Web of Science, and Chinese Biomedical Literature(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) intrauterine infection remains to be an important cause for a large number of persistent hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive carriers in areas with a high HBV prevalence, particularly in China and Southeast Asia. In this study, the possible association between the HBV genomic heterogeneity and intrauterine infection was(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized with pulmonary vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling mediated by 15-lipoxygenase (15-LO)/15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15-HETE) according to our previous studies. Meanwhile, telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) activity is highly correlated with vascular injury and remodeling, suggesting that(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of hamstring (HT) autografts versus bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autografts for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Chinese Biomedicine Database (CBM) for published randomised clinical trials (RCTs) relevant to ACL(More)
Dicer1, an RNase III endonuclease, is indispensable for the maturation of miRNA and siRNA, which control gene expression through the RNAi pathway. The diverse functions of miRNA involving multiple developmental processes have been elucidated, but the role of Dicer1 in spermatogenesis is just beginning to be revealed. Mice lacking Dicer1 were reported to be(More)
Adiponectin (APN) is an important anti‑atherogenic adipocytokine. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of adiponectin in atherosclerotic plaque formation and clarify its mechanisms. An atherosclerosis model was induced by in vivo perivascular constrictive silica collar placement on the left common carotid arteries in male apolipoprotein(More)
Unbalanced apoptosis is a major cause of structural remodelling of vasculatures associated with PAH (pulmonary arterial hypertension), whereas the underlying mechanisms are still elusive. miRNAs (microRNAs) regulate the expression of several proteins that are important for cell fate, including differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis. It is possible(More)
The high level of reactive oxygen species and up-regulation of mitochondrial fission protein dynamin-related protein-1, both of which involved in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) apoptosis, have been detected in the lungs of rodent pulmonary arterial hypertension models. However, the regulatory mechanisms between ROS and DRP1 are poorly(More)