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The objective of this study was to review the use of intramedullary supracondylar (IMSC) nails for distal femoral fractures. We reviewed 24 fractures treated with second-generation IMSC nails. The fractures consisted of 18 type A1, one type A2, two type C1, one type C2, and two type C3 fractures. The relationships between clinical results and fracture type,(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbidity has not been examined as an independent prognostic factor in soft tissue sarcoma (STS). We examined the prognostic impact of comorbidity on oncologic outcome in STS with an adjustment for possible confounding factors. METHODS A retrospective review was performed on 349 patients who had undergone surgery for high-grade localized STS(More)
Between June 1978 and June 1989, superficial or deep mediastinitis (or both) developed in only five (0.16%) of 3118 consecutive patients. All patients studied underwent cardiac procedures through a median sternotomy and survived more than 7 postoperative days. The surgical team disciplined itself to divide presternal soft tissues with a scalpel and used(More)
We treat periprosthetic fracture of the distal femur above total knee arthroplasty using single or double plating and the minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) technique. Here, we report the results of using this operative treatment and our analysis of whether very distally extended fractures can also be successfully treated using internal(More)
Inulin fructotransferase (DFA III-producing) [EC] secreted from Bacillus sp. snu-7 was purified 60.3-fold with a yield of 11.6% from a culture supernatant by ammonium sulfate precipitation, preparative isoelectrofocusing, anion exchange chromatography and preparative polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The purified enzyme gave a single band on(More)
BACKGROUND Recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) enables grouping of patients into homogeneous prognostic groups in a visually intuitive form and has the capacity to account for complex interactions among prognostic variables. In this study, we employed RPA to generate a prognostic model for extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) patients with metastatic(More)
BACKGROUND T1 (≤5 cm) soft tissue sarcoma (STS) may represent a distinct subgroup with different biological characteristics resulting in favorable outcomes, when compared with T2 (>5 cm) STS. However, only few studies focusing on T1 STS have been reported. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted on 373 patients (163 with T1 STS [T1 group] and 210(More)
Non-spine bone metastasis accounts for approximately 20% of all skeletal metastases, but little data have been published that focused on bone metastasis to the pelvis and extremities as an initial manifestation of cancer. We determined 1) clinicopathologic characteristics of patients who presented with non-spine bone metastasis of unknown primary(More)
International standards on product catalogue are converging on the UNSPSC. Adopting this standard, we designed an architecture for the product search agent employing Semantic Web and semantic networks. The architecture is based on the central repository model of product catalog management with distributed updating processes. It also includes the(More)