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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930598/the-anhepatic-phase-extended-by-temporary-portocaval-shunt-does-not-affect-anesthetic-sensitivity-and-postoperative-cognitive-function-a-case-control-study
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Young Gon Son, Sung Hye Byun, Jong Hae Kim
Temporary portocaval shunt (TPCS) prolongs the duration of the anhepatic phase, during which anesthetic sensitivity is highest among the 3 phases of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Cognitive dysfunction has been associated with increased anesthetic sensitivity and poor hepatic function. Therefore, we assessed anesthetic sensitivity to desflurane and perioperative cognitive function in patients undergoing LDLT, in whom the duration of the anhepatic phase was extended by TPCS to test the hypothesis that the prolonged anhepatic phase increases anesthetic sensitivity and causes postoperative cognitive decline...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929098/ep-dnn-a-deep-neural-network-based-global-enhancer-prediction-algorithm
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Seong Gon Kim, Mrudul Harwani, Ananth Grama, Somali Chaterji
We present EP-DNN, a protocol for predicting enhancers based on chromatin features, in different cell types. Specifically, we use a deep neural network (DNN)-based architecture to extract enhancer signatures in a representative human embryonic stem cell type (H1) and a differentiated lung cell type (IMR90). We train EP-DNN using p300 binding sites, as enhancers, and TSS and random non-DHS sites, as non-enhancers. We perform same-cell and cross-cell predictions to quantify the validation rate and compare against two state-of-the-art methods, DEEP-ENCODE and RFECS...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923524/the-therapeutic-potential-of-metabolic-hormones-in-the-treatment-of-age-related-cognitive-decline-and-alzheimer-disease
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REVIEW
John Grizzanti, Hyoung-Gon Lee, Antoni Camins, Merce Pallas, Gemma Casadesus
Aging leads to a number of physiological alterations, specifically changes in circulating hormone levels, increases in fat deposition, decreases in metabolism, changes in inflammatory responses, and reductions in growth factors. These progressive changes in physiology and metabolism are exacerbated by modern culture and Western diet and give rise to diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes (T2D). These age and lifestyle-related metabolic diseases are often accompanied by insulin and leptin resistance, as well as aberrant amylin production and signaling...
November 8, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922895/a-systematized-strategy-in-corrective-rhinoplasty-for-the-asian-deviated-nose
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Yong-Ha Kim, Chang Young Jung, Kyu Jin Chung, Jun Ho Lee, Tae Gon Kim
BACKGROUND: A deviated nose is a common deformity encountered in rhinoplasty. Over the past several decades, a variety of rhinoplasty techniques have been described focusing on the classification of bony and cartilaginous deviation. Nevertheless, corrective rhinoplasty is still a challenging procedure even for experienced surgeons because of the high recurrence rate of deviation. In attempt to reduce the recurrence rate, the author systematized the complex procedures by using a single technique regardless of the classification of a deviation...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919794/diagnostic-utility-of-contrast-enhanced-3d-t1-weighted-imaging-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-associated-with-graves-disease
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Yasufumi Gon, Manabu Sakaguchi, Naoki Oyama, Hideki Mochizuki
Graves disease is rarely complicated with cerebrovascular steno-occlusive diseases. Previous studies have suggested several hypotheses for this occurrence, including excess thyroid hormone, which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn causes an abnormal hemodynamic response with consequent atherosclerotic changes, and antithyroid antibodies cause local vascular inflammation in patients with Graves disease. However, radiological findings of vasculitis in patients with Graves disease and cerebral infarction remain less known...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918966/development-of-novel-cilostazol-loaded-solid-snedds-using-a-spg-membrane-emulsification-technique-physicochemical-characterization-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Omer Mustapha, Kyung Soo Kim, Shumaila Shafique, Dong Shik Kim, Sung Giu Jin, Youn Gee Seo, Yu Seok Youn, Kyung Taek Oh, Beom-Jin Lee, Young Joon Park, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim, Han-Gon Choi
The objective of this study was to develop a novel solid self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system (SNEDDS) using a membrane emulsification technique involving Shirasu porous glass (SPG) which produced very small and uniform emulsion droplets, resulting in enhanced solubility, dissolution and oral bioavailability of poorly water-soluble cilostazol. The effects of carriers on the drug solubility were assessed, and pseudo-ternary phase diagrams were plotted. Among the liquid SNEDDS formulations tested, the liquid SNEDDS composed of peceol (oil), Tween 20 (surfactant) and Labrasol (cosurfactant) at a weight ratio of 15/55/30, produced the smallest emulsion droplet size...
November 29, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910088/the-efficacy-of-greater-occipital-nerve-blockade-in-chronic-migraine-a-placebo-controlled-study
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H L Gul, A O Ozon, O Karadas, G Koc, L E Inan
OBJECTIVE: GON blockade with local anesthetics is an effective treatment for a group of headaches, such as cervicogenic headache, cluster headache, occipital neuralgia, migraine. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of greater occipital nerve (GON) blockade in patients with chronic migraine (CM) by using a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 44 CM patients and randomly divide the patients into two groups, as group A (bupivacaine) and group B (placebo) to our study...
December 2, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909274/-three-mitral-valve-operations-in-a-patient-with-trousseau-syndrome-and-nonbacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-caused-by-ovarian-cancer
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Masahito Saito, Naoki Asano, Kazunori Ota, Kazuho Niimi, Koyu Tanaka, Shigeyoshi Gon, Hiroshi Takano
A 52-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for acute right hemi-paresis, left homonymous hemianopia, and fever. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed multiple cerebral infarctions and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a vegetation on the posterior leaflet of her mitral valve. Mitral valve repair was performed under a diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Further multiple cerebral infarctions occurred on the 11th postoperative day, resulting in left hemiplegia and dysarthria...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904462/overexpression-of-a-pathogenesis-related-protein-10-enhances-biotic-and-abiotic-stress-tolerance-in-rice
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Jingni Wu, Sang Gon Kim, Kyu Young Kang, Ju-Gon Kim, Sang-Ryeol Park, Ravi Gupta, Yong Hwan Kim, Yiming Wang, Sun Tae Kim
Pathogenesis-related proteins play multiple roles in plant development and biotic and abiotic stress tolerance. Here, we characterize a rice defense related gene named "jasmonic acid inducible pathogenesis-related class 10" (JIOsPR10) to gain an insight into its functional properties. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR analysis showed up-regulation of JIOsPR10 under salt and drought stress conditions. Constitutive over-expression JIOsPR10 in rice promoted shoot and root development in transgenic plants, however, their productivity was unaltered...
December 2016: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904274/pretreatment-of-ferulic-acid-protects-human-dermal-fibroblasts-against-ultraviolet-a-irradiation
#10
Hyung Jin Hahn, Ki Bbeum Kim, Seunghee Bae, Byung Gon Choi, Sungkwan An, Kyu Joong Ahn, Su Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Approximately 90%~99% of ultraviolet A (UVA) ray reaches the Earth's surface. The deeply penetrating UVA rays induce the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which results in oxidative stress such as photoproducts, senescence, and cell death. Thus, UVA is considered a primary factor that promotes skin aging. OBJECTIVE: Researchers investigated whether pretreatment with ferulic acid protects human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) against UVA-induced cell damages...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896182/the-effect-of-sterile-acellular-dermal-matrix-use-on-complication-rates-in-implant-based-immediate-breast-reconstructions
#11
Jun Ho Lee, Youngsoo Park, Kyoung Wook Choi, Kyu-Jin Chung, Tae Gon Kim, Yong-Ha Kim
BACKGROUND: The use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) in implant-based immediate breast reconstruction has been increasing. The current ADMs available for breast reconstruction are offered as aseptic or sterile. No published studies have compared aseptic and sterile ADM in implant-based immediate breast reconstruction. The authors performed a retrospective study to evaluate the outcomes of aseptic versus sterile ADM in implant-based immediate breast reconstruction. METHODS: Implant-based immediate breast reconstructions with ADM conducted between April 2013 and January 2016 were included...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893408/betweenness-centrality-based-consensus-protocol-for-second-order-multiagent-systems-with-sampled-data
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Myeong-Jin Park, Seung-Hoon Lee, Oh-Min Kwon, Ju H Park, Seong-Gon Choi
This paper designs a new leader-following consensus protocol for second-order multiagent systems with time-varying sampling. For the first time in designing a leader-following protocol, the concept of betweenness centrality is adopted to analyze the information flow in the consensus problem for multiagent systems. By construction of a suitable Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional, some criteria for designing consensus protocols of such systems are established in terms of linear matrix inequalities which can be easily solved by various effective optimization algorithms...
November 22, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892715/incorporation-of-chemotherapeutic-agent-and-photosensitizer-in-a-low-temperature-sensitive-liposome-for-effective-chemo-hyperthermic-anticancer-activity
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Hanh Thuy Nguyen, Tuan Hiep Tran, Raj Kumar Thapa, Tung Thanh Pham, Jee-Heon Jeong, Yu Seok Youn, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we combined chemo- and hyperthermia therapy in a low temperature-sensitive liposome (LTSL) for potential cancer treatment. METHODS: Docetaxel (DOC) and indocyanine green (ICG) as a therapeutic agent and photosensitizer, respectively, were incorporated in a low temperature-sensitive liposome (LTSL/DI). Nanoparticles were evaluated for the physicochemical characterizations, in vitro uptake and cytotoxicity, and furthermore in vivo anticancer activity...
November 28, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886851/the-role-of-necroptosis-in-pulmonary-diseases
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REVIEW
Kenji Mizumura, Shuichiro Maruoka, Yasuhiro Gon, Augustine M K Choi, Shu Hashimoto
By regulating the cell number and eliminating harmful cells, programmed cell death plays a critical role in development, homeostasis, and disease. While apoptosis is a recognized form of programmed cell death, necrosis was considered a type of uncontrolled cell death induced by extreme physical or chemical stress. However, recent studies have revealed the existence of a genetically programmed and regulated form of necrosis, termed necroptosis. Necroptosis is defined as necrotic cell death that is dependent on receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 (RIPK3)...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883954/feasibility-of-using-a-microalgal-bacterial-consortium-for-treatment-of-toxic-coke-wastewater-with-concomitant-production-of-microbial-lipids
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Byung-Gon Ryu, Jungmin Kim, Jong-In Han, Ji-Won Yang
This study examined the feasibility of using an algal-bacterial process for removal of phenol and NH4(+)-N from differently diluted coke wastewater with simultaneous production of biomass. Under illumination, microalgal-bacterial (MSB) cultures performed complete phenol degradation at all dilutions of coke wastewater while sole microalgal culture (MSA) degraded a maximum of 27.3% of phenol (initial concentration: 24.0mgL(-1)) from 5-fold diluted wastewater. Furthermore, the MSB culture had the highest rate of NH4(+)-N removal (8...
November 9, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881691/a-mobile-application-for-wound-assessment-and-treatment-findings-of-a-user-trial
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Young Joon Jun, Donghyeok Shin, Whan Jun Choi, Ji Hyeon Hwang, Hoon Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Hyo Bo Lee, Tae Suk Oh, Hyun Woo Shin, Hyun Suk Suh, A-Young Lee, Joon Pio Jp Hong
The D+Wound Solution is a mobile phone application (app) that assists users in the assessment and treatment of the wound. The app has 6 components for assessment: need for debridement, infection control, revascularization, and exudate control; whether it is chronic; and finally, the top surface of the skin. These components are named D.I.R.E.C.T. The app makes you review these components as an algorithm to provide a reasonable solution for dressing. It is designed to understand the status of the wound and provide a practical treatment idea for wound care providers...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880964/protective-effects-of-standardized-siegesbeckia-glabrescens-extract-and-its-active-compound-kirenol-against-uvb-induced-photoaging-through-inhibition-of-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
#17
Jongwook Kim, Mi-Bo Kim, Jun Gon Yun, Jae Kwan Hwang
Anti-photoaging effects of standardized Siegesbeckia glabrescens extract (SGE) and its major active compound kirenol were investigated using Hs68 human dermal fibroblasts and hairless mice, respectively. UVB-irradiated hairless mice that received oral SGE (600 mg/kg/day) showed reduced wrinkle formation and skinfold thickness compared to the UVB-irradiated control. Furthermore, SGE treatment increased the mRNA levels of collagen synthesis genes (COL1A1, COL3A1, COL4A1, and COL7A1) and activated antioxidant enzyme (catalase), while suppressing the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs; MMP-2, -3, -9, and -13) expression...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879248/high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-regulates-mmp3-to-modulate-depot-and-sex-dependent-adipose-expansion-in-c57bl-6j-mice
#18
Yuanyuan Wu, Mi-Jeong Lee, Yasuo Ido, Susan K Fried
Increased adipocyte size is hypothesized to signal the recruitment of adipose progenitor cells (APCs) to expand tissue storage capacity. To investigate depot- and sex-differences in adipose growth, male and female C57BL/6J mice (10-weeks-old) were challenged with high fat (HF) or low fat (LF) diets (D) for 14 weeks. The HFD increased gonadal (GON) depot weight by adipocyte hypertrophy and hyperplasia in females, but hypertrophy alone in males. In both sexes, inguinal (ING) adipocytes were smaller than GON and depot expansion was due to hypertrophy...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878194/fully-gravure-printed-complementary-carbon-nanotube-tfts-for-a-clock-signal-generator-using-an-epoxy-imine-based-cross-linker-as-an-n-dopant-and-encapsulant
#19
Donghwan Kim, Younsu Jung, Junfeng Sun, Chisun Yeom, Hyejin Park, Dae Gon Jung, Yeonkyeong Ju, Kevin Chen, Ali Javey, Gyoujin Cho
Printed p-type single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) based circuits exhibit high power dissipation owing to their thick printed dielectric layers (>2 μm) and long channels (>100 μm). In order to reduce the static power dissipation of printed SWCNT-base circuits while maintaining the same printing conditions and channel lengths, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) based circuits are more ideal. These circuits, however, have not been successfully implemented in a scalable printing platform due to unstable threshold voltages of n-doped SWCNT based thin film transistors (TFTs)...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876661/fusion-three-dimensional-angiography-of-both-internal-carotid-arteries-in-the-evaluation-of-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms
#20
Kuhyun Yang, Hae-Won Koo, Wonhyoung Park, Jin Su Kim, Choong Gon Choi, Jung Cheol Park, Jae Sung Ahn, Do Hoon Kwon, Byung Duk Kwun, Deok Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: To determine whether 'fusion 3D angiography' of both internal carotid arteries (ICAs) can better disclose vascular details in patients diagnosed with anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms by computed tomography angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients diagnosed with ACoA aneurysms by CTA or MRA were evaluated by the new post-processing feature, fusion 3D angiography, with results individually interpreted by four experts...
November 19, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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