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This study used a multislice peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) to measure volumetric BMD (vBMD) and cortical thickness for investigating regional adaptation in lower tibial shaft in 72 healthy postmenopausal women aged 47-60. Tomographic slices were analysed on four distinct cortical regions: the anterior, posterior, medial and lateral(More)
This study used both multi-slice pQCT and microCT to investigate regional changes in bone mineral density and structural parameters in the ultradistal tibia and in the mid-femoral neck under habitual gait loading. Twenty cadavers with 2 females and 18 males aged 70.8 +/- 8.5 were used in this study. Seventy-two cylindrical bone cores with 5 mm in diameter(More)
Some protein pharmaceuticals from Chinese medicine have been developed to treat cardiovascular diseases, genetic diseases, and cancer. Bioactive proteins with various pharmacological properties have been successfully isolated from animals such as Hirudo medicinalis (medicinal leech), Eisenia fetida (earthworm), and Mesobuthus martensii (Chinese scorpion),(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate bone properties using heel quantitative ultrasound (QUS) in young adults participating in various sports. METHODS A cross sectional study was performed on Chinese male students (n = 55), aged 18-22 years. Subjects with previous fractures or suffering from any diseases known to affect bone metabolism or(More)
We reviewed the ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) examinations of the liver in 21 patients with hepatic schistosomiasis japonicum (HSJ), to assess the role of imaging in its diagnosis. Thirteen patients had histopathological evidence of hepatic ova deposition. A 'network' pattern was present in 14 of 17 (82%) patients on US, and 'turtle-back'(More)
PURPOSE To determine the conventional radiographic, computed tomographic (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, scintigraphic, and histologic features of intramedullary osteosclerosis and to review the clinical features. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine female patients with leg pain and imaging features indicative of intramedullary sclerosis were seen during a(More)
Aim of the study: The anti-osteoporotic activity of Erxian Decoction, a Chinese medicinal formula, in a rat model of menopausal osteoporosis was evaluated by microcomputed tomography (microCT). Materials and methods: Menopause causes a decline in both endocrine function and bone mineral density in human. In this study, 20-month-old female(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to investigate the usefulness of MRI in assessing capsular laxity in patients with recurrent shoulder dislocation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of 64 consecutive patients (the study group consisted of 58 patients, 45 male and 13 female; average age, 39.3 years; range, 13-82 years) who underwent MR arthrography(More)
We report the ultrasonographic findings of a 60 year old woman with pseudotumorous form of ascariasis. Real-time ultrasonographic examination using a curved array transducer revealed grossly thickened small bowel loops, multiple small circular deposits throughout the peritoneal cavity, and a moderate amount of ascites. The English literature on the(More)
Fabrication of composite scaffolds using stereolithography (SLA) for bone tissue engineering has shown great promises. However, in order to trigger effective bone formation and implant integration, exogenous growth factors are commonly combined to scaffold materials. In this study, we fabricated biodegradable composite scaffolds using SLA and endowed them(More)