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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Currently, Taiwanese Chinese version of a disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaire for osteoporosis is not available. The purpose of this study was to translate and test the reliability and validity of the Taiwanese Chinese version of the Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Whether or not uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) can achieve durable fixation of implants to bone in patients on chronic hemodialysis is unknown. We analyzed the 2-13-year clinical outcomes of cementless THA in patients with end-stage renal diseases who were maintained on long-term hemodialysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of exercise therapy on quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or osteopenia. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, PEDro, EMBASE and the Cochrane library from January 1966 to March 2007. Two reviewers independently selected all studies that met predetermined inclusion criteria. Randomized controlled trials(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to evaluate outcomes of osteosarcoma patients who underwent wide resection and endoprosthetic knee reconstruction, to compare with their own sound sides and controls, and to assess the interrelationships among these parameters. METHOD Twenty patients and 20 matched controls were recruited. Strength and range of motion(More)
Metaeuchromiusglacialis Li, sp. n. is described from the Tibetan glacier area of China. The new species is similar to Metaeuchromiuscirce Bleszynski by the distal projection of costa exceeding the apex of valva, and the phallus with strong spine-like cornuti in the male genitalia. Images of male adult, tympanal and scent organs as well as genitalia of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to report the efficacy of the Kapandji technique performed in the prone position for humeral supracondylar fractures in children. DESIGN Retrospective. SETTING Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS We retrospectively reviewed 34 children with Gartland type III supracondylar humerus fractures. There were(More)
Guided growth using titanium tension band plates is an advancement in the correction of angular deformity. We applied two-hole stainless-steel one-third tubular plates for the same purpose. There were 14 deformities around the knees in eight children, mean age 10.8 years at operation. The success rate was 92.9% (13/14). The average correction rate per month(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal intervertebral movements of spine have been reported to be associated with trauma and pathological conditions. The importance of objective spinal motion imaging assessment in the frontal plane was frequently underestimated. The clinical evaluation of the segmental motion contribution could be useful for detecting the motion pattern of(More)
BACKGROUND Proprioception as an outcome for patients with osteosarcoma who have undergone modular endoprosthetic knee reconstruction has not been studied, as far as we know. The primary purpose of the present study was to understand the differences in knee proprioception between this patient population and control subjects. We also compared differences in(More)