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To comprehensively evaluate gene expression in the early stage of fracture healing, we used a cDNA microarray with 2304 cDNA clones derived from an oligo-capped mouse embryo library. Closed mid-diaphyseal fractures were created in mouse tibiae and expression profiles were analyzed 3 days after fracture. Six genes were up-regulated in comparison to those in(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that intermittent administration of parathyroid hormone (PTH) enhances osteogenesis (hard callus formation) and increases mechanical strength in experimental fracture healing. Thus far, however, effects of PTH on chondrogenesis (soft callus formation) during fracture healing have not been fully elucidated. In the present(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between packing density and the incidence of coil compaction or recanalization of visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) after coil packing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between July 2004 and April 2012, coil packing was performed for 46 true visceral aneurysms (16 splenic, 11 pancreaticoduodenal, eight renal, six hepatic, three(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence patterns after hepatic resection has been poorly understood in view of tumor blood flow drainage (TBFD) area. Our goal was to clarify the recurrence patterns after anatomical versus nonanatomical hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A total of 424 consecutive patients with HCC, who were treated by curative(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and diagnostic utility of lung perfused blood volume (LPBV) images generated by dual-energy computed tomography (CT), as compared with pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy, for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. METHODS Patients (n = 51) with chronic pulmonary(More)
The purpose of this study is to describe our initial experience with embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) using hydrogel microcoils. The technical and radiological outcomes were retrospectively reviewed in seven patients with nine simple-type PAVMs (median feeder size 4 mm, range 3-6 mm) who underwent embolization. Hydrogel(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the pharmacokinetics and efficacy of chemoembolization with a cisplatin-loaded superabsorbent polymer (SAP) suspension in a rabbit model with transplanted liver VX2 tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS VX2 tumors were implanted into the left lobe of the liver in eight rabbits. Embolization of the proper hepatic artery was performed with(More)
Dual-energy CT can be applied for bone elimination in cerebral CT angiography (CTA). The aim of this study was to compare the results of dual-energy direct bone removal CTA (DE-BR-CTA) with those of digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Twelve patients with intracranial aneurysms and/or ICA stenosis underwent a dual-source CT in dual-energy mode.(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of detection of lung nodules by C-arm CT (CACT) is important before this procedure can be used to guide percutaneous lung interventions. PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of CACT with CT in the detection of pulmonary nodules using a phantom lung. MATERIAL AND METHODS A phantom lung containing 12 phantom nodules in four sizes (5 mm/8(More)
We evaluated quantification of calcified carotid stenosis by dual-energy (DE) CTA and dual-energy head bone and hard plaque removal (DE hard plaque removal) and compared the results to those of digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Eighteen vessels (13 patients) with densely calcified carotid stenosis were examined by dual-source CT in the dual-energy mode(More)