Yejia Zhang

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  • Kazuhiro P Izawa, Msc Pt, Satoshi Watanabe, Kazuto Pt ; Omiya, Md, Yasuyuki Hirano +58 others
  • 2005
Effect of the self-monitoring approach on exercise maintenance during cardiac rehabilitation: A randomized, controlled trial. Objective: To evaluate the effect of the self-monitoring approach (SMA) on self-efficacy for physical activity (SEPA), exercise maintenance, and objective physical activity level over a 6-mo period after a supervised 6-mo cardiac(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in the tumor angiogenesis, and its expression has been supposed to be a biomarker of prognosis in patients with osteosarcoma. There are many studies assessing the prognostic role of VEGF expression in osteosarcoma, and no consistent outcomes are reported. To provide a comprehensive assessment(More)
STUDY DESIGN Histological features of the intervertebral disc (IVD)-endplate interface were analyzed. OBJECTIVE To define cartilaginous and bony vertebral endplate in commonly used laboratory animals and compare with that of the humans. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Endplates are crucial for the IVD nutrient supply: the IVDs have limited blood supply; most(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the neurotransmission pathway from the lumbar L5/6 intervertebral disc (IVD) to the spinal cord in the rabbit. DESIGN Fluorogold particles injected into the posterior portion of the rabbit L5/6 IVD were traced by examining gold-positive neurons and fibers in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal cord at various root levels. (More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of most common skeletal disorders and can affect synovial joints such as knee and ankle joints. α5 integrin, a major fibronectin receptor, is expressed in articular cartilage and has been demonstrated to play roles in synovial joint development and in the regulation of chondrocyte survival and matrix degradation in articular(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the inhibitory effects of biglycan on substance P release from cultured sensory neurons in response to capsaicin. STUDY DESIGN In vitro study of cultured primary sensory neurons from the rabbit dorsal root ganglion (DRG). We interrogated the culture system function with capsaicin. Biglycan is an important(More)
Study Design Pilot study using the rabbit model. Objective Low back pain is often associated with disk degeneration. Cell therapy for degenerating disks may promote tissue regeneration and repair. Human dermal fibroblasts, obtained from the patient's skin tissue or donated tissue, may be a promising cell therapy option for degenerating disks. The objective(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI)-induced bone loss represents the most severe osteoporosis with no effective treatment. Past animal studies have focused primarily on long bones at the acute stage using adolescent rodents. To mimic chronic SCI in human patients, we performed a comprehensive analysis of long-term structural and mechanical changes in axial and(More)
In this poster, an approach for best view selection of 3D models is proposed, which is based on the framework that formulates the selection as a problem of evaluating views' discrimination ability. Firstly, different views' features are extracted by unsupervised feature learning. Then classifiers are trained to evaluate each view's discrimination ability. A(More)
STUDY DESIGN To inhibit β-catenin specifically signaling in chondrocytes Col2-ICAT transgenic mice were generated. Anomalies in caudal vertebrae were detected during embryonic and postnatal stages of Col2-ICAT transgenic mice. OBJECTIVE To determine the role of canonical β-catenin signaling in caudal vertebral development. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
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