International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2018

  • Effect of Aging on the Progression of Articular Cartilage Damage in a Rat Osteoarthritis Model

    Masanori Watanabe, Satoshi Kojima, Keiji Asada, Itaru Hibino, Masahiro Hoso

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2018
    Pages: 21-25
    Received: 28 March 2018
    Accepted: 17 April 2018
    Published: 10 May 2018
    Abstract: This study aimed to investigate and clarify the effect of aging on the progression of cartilage damage using a rat osteoarthritis model. In total, 12 rats, including three rats per age group, were assigned to the experimental group, and two rats (one 3 and 18 months old each) were assigned to the control group. In the experimental group, joint inst... Show More
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and the Risk of Incident Chronic Kidney Disease: A Meta-Analysis

    Yichao Zheng, Yifen Wu, Yadong Lai, Hanxu Zhuang, Guian Zheng

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2018
    Pages: 26-31
    Received: 14 April 2018
    Accepted: 2 May 2018
    Published: 19 May 2018
    Abstract: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multisystem disease that affects many extrahepatic-organ systems. In this respect, several studies have suggested the possible association between NAFLD and the risk of incident chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the extent of this association remains unclear. Thus the present meta-analysis was cond... Show More