Steven Corbett

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Aseptic loosening is a major cause of failure of total hip arthroplasty. The adverse tissue response to prosthetic wear particles, with activation of cytokine and prostanoid production, contributes to bone loss around the implants. We have investigated the possibility that inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) are expressed in(More)
BACKGROUND Clavicle fractures account for around 4% of all fractures and up to 44% of fractures of the shoulder girdle. Fractures of the middle third (or mid-shaft) account for approximately 80% of all clavicle fractures. Management of this group of fractures is often challenging and the outcome can be unsatisfactory. In particular it is not clear whether(More)
Oncogenic transformation has been associated with decreased fibronectin (FN) matrix assembly. For example, both the HT-1080 fibrosarcoma and MAT-LyLu cell lines fail to assemble a FN matrix when grown in monolayer culture (2-dimensional [2D] system). In this study, we show that these cells regain the ability to assemble a FN matrix when they are grown as(More)
Age-related changes in the expression of the growth associated protein GAP-43/B-50, and the neuropeptides substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) were investigated in the sensory neurones of rat dorsal root ganglia, dorsal horns of the spinal cord and subintimal knee synovium. The two time-points studied were 2 months (young adults) and(More)
Our aim was to investigate whether nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms, responsible for the generation of NO, are expressed during the healing of fractures. To localise the sites of expression compared with those in normal bone we made standardised, stabilised, unilateral tibial fractures in male Wistar rats. Immunostaining was used to determine the(More)
The treatment of distal humeral periprosthetic fractures is not widely described in the literature. We present a difficult clinical scenario of a 72-year-old man who sustained a displaced distal humeral periprosthetic fracture about a Polarus Plus intramedullary nail. In this case, stable fixation was achieved using bicondylar Acumed Mayo congruent Plates(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous surveys of medicinal plant use among college students abound, but none compare use between students enrolled in two different Universities with significantly different ethnic compositions. The objective of this study is to compare medicinal plant use between two different ethnic college populations and explore differences between student(More)
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