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Volume 11 (4); 2014

Research Paper

Two-Year Follow-Up Results of Fluoroscopic Cervical Epidural Injections in Chronic Axial or Discogenic Neck Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Kimberly A. Cash, Vidyasagar Pampati, Yogesh Malla
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 309-320. doi:10.7150/ijms.8069
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Genetic Polymorphisms in SLC23A2 as Predictive Biomarkers of Severe Acute Toxicities after Treatment with a Definitive 5-Fluorouracil/Cisplatin-Based Chemoradiotherapy in Japanese Patients with Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tetsuya Minegaki, Akiko Kuwahara, Motohiro Yamamori, Tsutomu Nakamura, Tatsuya Okuno, Ikuya Miki, Hideaki Omatsu, Takao Tamura, Midori Hirai, Takeshi Azuma, Toshiyuki Sakaeda, Kohshi Nishiguchi
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 321-326. doi:10.7150/ijms.7654
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Antibacterial Activity of a Cardanol from Thai Apis mellifera Propolis
Pattaraporn Boonsai, Preecha Phuwapraisirisan, Chanpen Chanchao
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 327-336. doi:10.7150/ijms.7373
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Ulinastatin Preconditioning Attenuates Inflammatory Reaction of Hepatic Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Rats via High Mobility Group Box 1(HMGB1) Inhibition
Ying Tong, Zhaohui Tang, Tian Yang, Yuting Yang, Liqun Yang, Weixing Shen, Weixin Chen
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 337-343. doi:10.7150/ijms.7861
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The Relationships between Thyroid Hormones and Thyroid-stimulating Hormone with Lipid Profile in Euthyroid Men
Kok-Yong Chin, Soelaiman Ima-Nirwana, Isa Naina Mohamed, Amilia Aminuddin, Mohamad Hanapi Johari, Wan Zurinah Wan Ngah
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 349-355. doi:10.7150/ijms.7104
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Osteoclastogenic Potential of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Cleidocranial Dysplasia
Maria Felicia Faienza, Annamaria Ventura, Laura Piacente, Maria Ciccarelli, Margherita Gigante, Loreto Gesualdo, Silvia Colucci, Luciano Cavallo, Maria Grano, Giacomina Brunetti
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 356-364. doi:10.7150/ijms.7793
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Decreased Activities of Apolipoprotein M Promoter Are Associated with the Susceptibility to Coronary Artery Diseases
Lu Zheng, Guanghua Luo, Jun Zhang, Qinfeng Mu, Yuanping Shi, Maria Berggren-Söderlund, Peter Nilsson-Ehle, Xiaoying Zhang, Ning Xu
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 365-372. doi:10.7150/ijms.7696
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Endothelin-1 Promotes Cardiomyocyte Terminal Differentiation in the Developing Heart via Heightened DNA Methylation
Alexandra Paradis, Daliao Xiao, Jianjun Zhou, Lubo Zhang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 373-380. doi:10.7150/ijms.7802
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The Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Lipid Management and Goal Attainment in Patients with Atherosclerosis Diseases in Taiwan
Tsung-Hsien Lin, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Chun-Yuan Chu, Wen-Hsien Lee, Po-Chao Hsu, Ho-Ming Su, Yi-Heng Li, Ching-Chang Fang, Kuo-Yang Wang, Wei-Kung Tseng, Ai-Hsien Li, Kwo-Chang Ueng, I-Chang Hsieh, Lien-Chi Huang, Chiun-Hsiung Wang, Wen-Harn Pan, Hung-I Yeh, Chau-Chung Wu, Wei-Hsian Yin, Jaw-Wen Chen
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 381-388. doi:10.7150/ijms.7069
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Different Isolation Methods Alter the Gene Expression Profiling of Adipose Derived Stem Cells
Nareshwaran Gnanasegaran, Vijayendran Govindasamy, Sabri Musa, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 391-403. doi:10.7150/ijms.7697
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Short Research Communication

Glial Scar Formation Occurs in the Human Brain after Ischemic Stroke
Lijie Huang, Zhe-Bao Wu, Qichuan ZhuGe, WeiMing Zheng, Bei Shao, Brian Wang, Fen Sun, Kunlin Jin
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 344-348. doi:10.7150/ijms.8140
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Letter To Editor

Mutations in PRSS1 Put into Perspective
Philipp G. Sand
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(4): 389-390. doi:10.7150/ijms.7613
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