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BACKGROUND Thoracolumbar vertebral metastasis (TVM) affects a large number of cancer patients. However, safe and effective palliative care remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for TVM treatment. (More)
on the patient’s vulnerability—which is often neglected in our considerations of patients’ risk of adverse events. The “protecting” effect of dense calcium found by Criqui et al. (4) indeed may be interpreted as a marker for individuals who are resistant to vascular thrombosis in response to plaque ruptures and thus exhibit more features of plaque(More)
This cross-sectional study aimed to identify gender differences in the cervical postures when young adults were using mobile phones, as well as the correlations between the postures and the digital devices use (computer and mobile phone). Questionnaires regarding the habits of computer and mobile phone use were administrated to 429 subjects aged from 17 to(More)
BACKGROUND Complete resection of pelvic bone tumors, especially recurrent and metastatic ones, is often impossible to achieve using conventional surgery. This study aimed to assess the benefits and adverse effects of computed tomography (CT)-guided radioiodine (125I) brachytherapy for inoperable recurrent and metastatic bone tumors of the pelvis. METHODS(More)
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