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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and imaging results of patients who received intra-articular injections of autologous mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. METHODS The study group comprised 18 patients (6 men and 12 women), among whom the mean age was 54.6 years (range, 41 to 69 years). In each(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare surgical outcomes and overall costs of less invasive methods of hysterectomy to treat benign disease including total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) in women with a uterus weighing >500 g. DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING(More)
The powerful von Neumann-Halperin method of alternating projections (MAP) is an algorithm for determining the best approximation to any given point in a Hilbert space from the intersection of a finite number of subspaces. It achieves this by reducing the problem to an iterative scheme which involves only computing best approximations from the individual(More)
In order to identify response predictors for a post-operative glioblastoma therapy consisting of tamoxifen, carboplatin and radiotherapy, expression of 12 antigens was evaluated in 36 newly diagnosed tumours and 13 recurrences. Results were correlated with the clinical course of the disease. Antigen expression was assessed immunohistochemically for CD44s,(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the surface discoloration of polished and celluloid strip-finished composite surfaces in microhybrid type composites and to determine whether or not the discoloration of a celluloid strip-finished composite surface is reduced if oxygen inhibition on the surface can be prevented. The composite surfaces were(More)
Synergistic activation of inflammatory cytokine genes by interferon-γ (IFN-γ) and Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling is important for innate immunity and inflammatory disease pathogenesis. Enhancement of TLR signaling, a previously proposed mechanism, is insufficient to explain strong synergistic activation of cytokine production in human macrophages.(More)
Foxp3 is a key transcription factor for differentiation and function of regulatory T (Treg) cells that is critical for maintaining immunological self-tolerance. Therefore, increasing Treg function by Foxp3 transduction to regulate an inflammatory immune response is an important goal for the treatment of autoimmune and allergic diseases. Here we have(More)
Nine algorithms were implemented to overcome the problem associated with rendering high-dynamic-range scientific imagery to low-dynamic-range display devices. The algorithms were evaluated using two paired-comparison psychophysical experiments judging preference and " scientific usefulness ". The results showed that, on average, the Zone System algorithm(More)
UNLABELLED This laboratory study examined the effects of curing lights with different light intensities and changing flow rate on the increase in pulpal temperature during the light curing process and the rate of the subsequent decrease in temperature after the termination of light curing. The tip of a temperature sensor was positioned on the pulpal(More)