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Between March 2003 and September 2007, 170 consecutive patients with lumbar degenerative disease were studied retrospectively. Eighty patients underwent posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF group) with pedicle screw (PS) fixation, and 82 patients underwent posterolateral fusion (PLF group) with PS fixation. Eight patients were lost to follow-up. The(More)
We investigated the potential association of 12 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of nucleotide excision repair (NER) genes with risk of laryngeal cancer. A ratio of 1:1 matched case–control study was conducted. Conditional regression analysis indicated that subjects with ERCC1 rs11615 CC and C allele had an increased risk of laryngeal cancer compared(More)
BACKGROUND Degeneration of intervertebral disks in the lower lumbar spine is associated with significant structural alterations. Finite element model has been widely used in the study of spinal mechanical behaviors. Our study used this technique to characterize the motional influence to the double-level (L4-5 and L5-S) degeneration. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
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