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Activity-dependent changes of conduction velocity (CV) and conduction block in single A(delta) fibers of primary afferent neurons were characterized in a rat model of neuropathy (NP). Injured dorsal root (DR) fiber in NP rats exhibited profoundly greater decreases of CV following impulse activity than did DR fiber in normal rats. Activity-dependent(More)
This study was designed to determine the optimal dose of remifentanil required for the successful insertion of Streamlined Liner of the Pharynx Airway (SLIPA) and to compare it to that required for laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion in patients receiving a propofol infusion at a standard effect-site concentration. Fifty-eight patients scheduled to(More)
OBJECTIVE Liver resection (LR) and living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) are considered the two potentially curative treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a difference in the oncologic outcomes between LR and LDLT according to tumor biology. METHODS Patients (137 LDLTs and 199 LRs)(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome and complications of endoscopic versus open release for the treatment of de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Patients with this condition were randomised to undergo either endoscopic (n = 27) or open release (n = 25). Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) pain and Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) scores were(More)
Between 1987 and 2006 we performed a modified Thompson's quadricepsplasty on 40 fracture-related stiff knees and followed the patients for a mean of 7.9 years (2 to 11.1). The factors affecting the final gain of movement were investigated. A total of 15 knees required lengthening of the rectus femoris. The mean flexion gain was 70.2 degrees (42.3 degrees to(More)
Activity-dependent changes of the conduction latency of single A beta fibers of primary afferent neurons were characterized in both neuropathic (L4 and L6 ligated) and normal rats. Activity-dependent increases in conduction latency of dorsal root fibers in neuropathic rats were significantly stronger than those in normal rats. Different profiles of activity(More)
Microsatellite instability (MSI) and frameshift mutations in genes containing nucleotide repeats have been reported in a subset of colorectal and gastric carcinomas. This study describes the analysis of MSI-positive colorectal (39 cases) and gastric carcinomas (36 cases) for the presence of frameshift mutations of the six genes known to be involved in DNA(More)
Methods We performed a retrospective before-after analysis of the CPAs in a 1,360-bed tertiary care hospital from January, 2009 to October, 2014. We included 176,193 admissions before and 117,822 admissions after implementing the RRS on October, 2012. The operation time of the RRS was from 7 am to 10 pm during weekdays. The primary outcome was CPA(More)
UNLABELLED Superficial radial nerve injury, incomplete release of the first extensor compartment, palmar subluxation of the tendons and painful scar are the main reasons for persistent pain and dysfunction after open release. We therefore asked whether the endoscopic release of the first extensor compartment is advantageous over the open release in terms of(More)
OBJECTIVE Prothrombin induced by the absence of vitamin K or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) is a useful tumor marker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the usefulness of post-transplantation surveillance with PIVKA-II is not clear. We evaluated the clinical value of PIVKA-II in monitoring HCC recurrence after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT).(More)
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