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Android is characterized by the complicated relations among its components and apps, through which one party interacts with the other (e.g., starting its activity) by referring to its attributes like package, activity, service, action names, authorities and permissions. Such relations can be easily compromised during a customization: e.g., when an app is(More)
Articular cartilage injury is the most common type of damage seen in clinical orthopedic practice. The matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implant (MACI) was developed to repair articular cartilage with an advance on the autologous chondrocyte implant procedure. This study aimed to evaluate whether MACI is a safe and efficacious cartilage repair treatment(More)
Unstable atherosclerotic plaques are prone to rupture, which leads to atherothrombosis. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are bone marrow-derived precursor cells that may repair vascular injury in atherosclerosis. Chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5 (CCR5) promotes mobilization of EPCs. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic potential of(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have evaluated the association between matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) gene promoter polymorphism and diabetic microvascular complications. However, the results are conflicting and inconclusive. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the association more precisely. MATERIALS AND METHODS Studies were retrieved from the(More)
Background: Current reports from observational studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effect of metformin on cognitive dysfunction are inconsistent. This systematic review aimed at analyzing the effect of metformin on cognitive and memory function in animal models with insulin resistance (IR). Methods: We conducted a literature search of(More)
Chronic heart failure (CHF) has been shown to be associated with an increased incidence of sleep-disordered breathing. Whether treatment with noninvasivepositive-pressure ventilation (NPPV), including continuous positive airway pressure, bi-level positive airway pressure and adaptive servo-ventilation, improves clinical outcomes of CHF patients is still(More)