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OBJECTIVE The use of robots in healthcare is a new concept. The public's perception and acceptance is not well understood. The objective was to investigate the perceptions and emotions toward the utilization of healthcare robots among individuals over 40 years of age, investigate factors contributing to acceptance, and evaluate differences in blood pressure(More)
AIMS Procalcitonin (PCT) has been recently accepted as a marker for diagnosing infection. The aim of the present study was to determine whether PCT levels are associated with infection severity of diabetic foot ulcers and whether PCT levels would be helpful to differentiate infected diabetic foot ulcer (IDFU) from IDFU associated with other infectious(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in coronal alignment of the ankle joint after HTO. Our hypothesis was that ankle joint orientation may become more parallel or less parallel to the ground after HTO, and this change may affect ankle symptoms. Eighty-six knees were retrospectively analysed after HTO for varus osteoarthritis. Preoperative(More)
Pertrochanteric femur fractures are successfully treated by orthopedic surgeons worldwide, but maintaining the reduction status or fixation of the greater trochanter is sometimes difficult in unstable cases in elderly patients. Several biomechanical advantages have been reported in locking plates when compared with conventional plates; locking plates(More)
Data analysis, mining, and machine learning on large-scale data sets have gained much attention in the academia and industry. Tremendous computational and storage capacities are required in order to handle such large data sets. In these days, the conventional wisdom is to build a large cluster which consists of a number of commodity x86 machines, each of(More)
Distal metatarsal osteotomy and the modified McBride procedure have each been used for the treatment of mild to moderate hallux valgus. However, few studies have compared the results of these 2 procedures for mild to moderate hallux valgus. The purpose of the present study was to compare the results of distal chevron osteotomy and the modified McBride(More)
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