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Exogenous Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Mimics Nucleus Pulposus-Induced Neuropathology: Molecular, Histologic, and Behavioral Comparisons in Rats
Study Design. This study tested the hypothesis that the 17-kDa form of tumor necrosis factor-alpha is the pathophysiologic agent expressed by herniated nucleus pulposus in vivo that is primarilyExpand
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Lysis of adhesions and epidural injection of steroid/local anaesthetic during epiduroscopy potentially alleviate low back and leg pain in elderly patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
BACKGROUND Lumbar spinal stenosis causes various forms of back or leg pain, and is recognized with increasing frequency in elderly patients whose physical status is not always suitable for surgery.Expand
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Protection of the retina by rapid diffusion of hydrogen: administration of hydrogen-loaded eye drops in retinal ischemia-reperfusion injury.
PURPOSE Retinal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury by transient elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) is known to induce neuronal damage through the generation of reactive oxygen species. StudyExpand
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Novel nonsense mutation in the Na+/HCO3- cotransporter gene (SLC4A4) in a patient with permanent isolated proximal renal tubular acidosis and bilateral glaucoma.
Permanent isolated proximal renal tubular acidosis (pRTA) with ocular abnormalities is a systemic disease involving short stature, isolated pRTA, mental retardation, and ocular abnormalities. KidneyExpand
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Reactive gliosis of astrocytes and Müller glial cells in retina of POMGnT1-deficient mice
Protein O-linked mannose beta1, 2-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 1 (POMGnT1) is an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of N-acetylglucosamine to O-mannose of glycoproteins. Alpha-dystroglycan, aExpand
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Functional characterization of renal chloride channel, CLCN5, mutations associated with Dent'sJapan disease.
BACKGROUND The annual urinary screening of Japanese children above three years of age has identified a progressive renal tubular disorder characterized by low molecular weight proteinuria,Expand
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Hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis in patients with idiopathic low-molecular-weight proteinuria in Japan: is the disease identical to Dent's disease in United Kingdom?
Idiopathic low-molecular-weight (LMW) proteinuria is a newly described renal disease in Japan and Italy. We report on 7 patients who manifested bilateral or unilateral nephrocalcinosis, asExpand
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Correlation between dry eye and rheumatoid arthritis activity.
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence of dry eye in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with or without Sjögren syndrome (SS), and to investigate the correlation between dry eye and RA activity. DESIGNExpand
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Phacoemulsification associated corneal damage evaluated by corneal volume.
PURPOSE To determine the usefulness of the Pentacam corneal volume assay in the assessment of corneal endothelial damage caused by phacoemulsification and aspiration (PEA). DESIGN Prospective,Expand
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Application of Nucleus Pulposus to the Nerve Root Simultaneously Reduces Blood Flow in Dorsal Root Ganglion and Corresponding Hindpaw in the Rat
Study Design. An experimental study to clarify the effects of nucleus pulposus on blood flow in the dorsal root ganglion and hindpaws. Objectives. To investigate the effects of application of nucleusExpand
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