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BACKGROUND Glucocorticoid (GC) administration is the most common cause of secondary osteoporosis. Previous studies investigated GCs dose and frequency correlated positively with the side effects of glucocorticoid on bone health, however the impaired effect of various types of GCs on bone has not yet been reported. PURPOSE The aim is to compare the effect(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effectiveness of cyanoacrylates (Fuaile) for spinal subdural benign tumorectomy to prevent the cerebrospinal fluid leakage. METHODS Between January 2009 and March 2013, 35 patients underwent spinal subdural benign tumorectomy. Of 35 patients, Fuaile and gelatin sponge were used after stitch suture for a watertight closure of the(More)
BACKGROUND To date, there has been ongoing debate over whether intravertebral vacuum cleft (IVC) has the effect of therapeutic efficacy in percutaneous vertebral augmentation (PVA) for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). OBJECTIVE The aim of this meta-analysis was to calculate a pooled estimate of the IVCs on the effect(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the classification and treatment strategies of symptomatic severe osteoporotic vertebral fracture and collapse. METHODS Between August 2010 and January 2014, 42 patients with symptomatic severe osteoporotic vertebral fracture and collapse were treated, and the clinical data were retrospectively analyzed. According to clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the effects of combined ovariectomy with dexamethasone treatment on rat lumbar vertebrae in comparison with osteoporosis induced via ovariectomy or dexamethasone alone, and analysis of the associated molecular mechanism. METHODS Sixty-two female Sprague-Dawley rats (3 months' old) were randomly divided into five treatment(More)
Extracts from plastrum testudinis (PTE), an important traditional Chinese medicine, have been demonstrated promotion of osteoblastic function in vitro. This study aims to investigate the protective effect of PTE on glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis(GIOP) in vivo and analyze therapeutic targets of PTE on GIOP. SD rats were randomly assigned to two(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of smart phone Scoliometer software in obtaining optimal lumbar lordosis (LL) during L4-S1 fusion surgery. METHODS Between November 2014 and February 2015, 20 patients scheduled for L4-S1 fusion surgery were prospectively enrolled the study. There were 8 males and 12 females, aged 41-65 years (mean, 52.3 years). The(More)
Imbalances between bone formation and resorption are the primary cause of osteoporosis. However, currently, a detailed molecular mechanism of osteoporosis is not available. Autophagy is the conserved process characterized by degrading and recycling aggregated proteins, intracellular pathogens, and damaged organelles. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are novel regulatory(More)
Glucocorticoid-induced postmenopausal osteoporosis is a severe osteoporosis, with high risk of major osteoporotic fractures. This severe osteoporosis urges more extensive and deeper basic study, in which suitable animal models are indispensable. However, no relevant review is available introducing this model systematically. Based on the recent studies on(More)
Glucocorticoid (GC) withdrawal after a short-term use was common in clinical practice like immediate post-transplant period. However, previous studies without setting age-control group failed to determine whether the BMD recovery was sufficient and whether it is necessary to accept anti-osteoporosis therapy after GC withdrawal. The aim of this study was to(More)