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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057643/monotherapy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Sang Youl Rhee, Hyun Jin Kim, Seung-Hyun Ko, Kyu-Yeon Hur, Nan-Hee Kim, Min Kyong Moon, Seok-O Park, Byung-Wan Lee, Kyung Mook Choi, Jin Hwa Kim
In order to improve the quality of life and to prevent chronic complications related to diabetes mellitus, intensive lifestyle modification and proper medication are needed from the early stage of diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). When using the first medication for diabetic patients, the appropriate treatment should be selected considering the clinical characteristics of the patient, efficacy of the drug, side effects, and cost. In general, the use of metformin as the first treatment for oral hypoglycemic monotherapy is recommended because of its excellent blood glucose-lowering effect, relatively low side effects, long-term proven safety, low risk of hypoglycemia, and low weight gain...
October 23, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057642/insulin-therapy-for-adult-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-position-statement-of-the-korean-diabetes-association-2017
#2
Byung-Wan Lee, Jin Hwa Kim, Seung-Hyun Ko, Kyu-Yeon Hur, Nan-Hee Kim, Sang Youl Rhee, Hyun Jin Kim, Min Kyong Moon, Seok-O Park, Kyung Mook Choi
The Korean Diabetes Association (KDA) has regularly updated its Clinical Practice Guidelines. In 2017, the KDA published a position statement on the use of antihyperglycemic agents for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Growing evidence from new multinational clinical trials using novel and traditional insulin analogues has also been accumulated. Following global trends, many results of clinical trials, especially concerning the clinical efficacy and safety of insulin therapy, have been published about Korean patients with T2DM...
October 23, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056038/antihyperglycemic-agent-therapy-for-adult-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-2017-a-position-statement-of-the-korean-diabetes-association
#3
Seung-Hyun Ko, Kyu-Yeon Hur, Sang Youl Rhee, Nan-Hee Kim, Min Kyong Moon, Seok-O Park, Byung-Wan Lee, Hyun Jin Kim, Kyung Mook Choi, Jin Hwa Kim
In 2017, the Korean Diabetes Association (KDA) published a position statement on the use of antihyperglycemic agents for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The KDA regularly updates its Clinical Practice Guidelines, but since the last update in 2015, many results from clinical trials have been introduced, and domestic data from studies performed in Korean patients with T2DM have been published. Recently, evidence from large clinical studies assessing cardiovascular outcomes following the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists in patients with T2DM were incorporated into the recommendations...
October 23, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055589/potential-linkage-between-sediment-oxygen-demand-and-pore-water-chemistry-in-weir-impounded-rivers
#4
Mi-Hee Lee, Heon-Jae Jung, Sung-Han Kim, Sung-Uk An, Jung Hyun Choi, Hyo-Jin Lee, In-Ae Huh, Jin Hur
Due to recent weir construction on four major rivers in South Korea, sediment has accumulated in the river bottom near the weirs, which has in turn raised concerns over the quality of overlying water. In this study, the seasonal and spatial variations of sediment oxygen demand (SOD) and the influencing factors were explored using pore water chemistry for the weir-impounded rivers. Muddy and sandy sediment samples were taken from 24 different sites along the four major rivers in summer and autumn, 2016. The SOD was measured in a laboratory based on 10-hour incubation at in situ temperature...
October 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052961/amphiphilic-small-peptides-for-delivery-of-plasmid-dnas-and-sirnas
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Eun-Kyoung Bang, Hanna Cho, Sean S-H Jeon, Na Ly Tran, Dong-Kwon Lim, Wooyoung Hur, Taebo Sim
Although various delivery systems for nucleic acids have been reported, development of an efficient and non-toxic delivery carrier is still a key subject for gene therapy. In order to find new efficient delivery carriers for nucleic acids, we synthesized amphiphilic peptides composed of a guanidino group, an oleyl group, and a cysteine. We prepared both linear and branched types of peptides, and found that the linear peptides were superior to the branched peptides as nucleic acid carriers. Our study also suggested that the intermolecular cysteine disulfides might allow the linear peptides to form the optimal particle sizes with nucleic acids for cellular uptake...
October 20, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052532/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-for-definitive-treatment-and-as-a-bridge-to-liver-transplantation-in-early-stage-inoperable-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Assaf Moore, Michal Cohen-Naftaly, Anna Tobar, Yulia Kundel, Ofer Benjaminov, Marius Braun, Assaf Issachar, Eytan Mor, Michal Sarfaty, Dimitri Bragilovski, Ran Ben Hur, Noa Gordon, Salomon M Stemmer, Aaron M Allen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging modality for definitive treatment of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all early stage HCC patients who were not candidates for primary resection and/or local therapy, treated with SBRT between 11/2011 and 1/2016. RESULTS: Twenty-three patients were included. The median age was 62 years; 70% males; 30% females; 70% viral hepatitis carriers; 100% cirrhotic; 13 Child Pugh [CP]-A and 10 [CP]-B...
October 19, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049337/factors-affecting-pouch-related-outcomes-after-restorative-proctocolectomy
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Gyoung Tae Noh, Jeonghee Han, Min Soo Cho, Hyuk Hur, Byung Soh Min, Kang Young Lee, Nam Kyu Kim
PURPOSES: Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the procedure of choice for patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and ulcerative colitis (UC) despite morbidities that can lead to pouch failure. We aimed to identify factors associated with pouch-related morbidities. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent RPC with IPAA was performed. To investigate the factors associated with pouch-related morbidities, patients' preoperative demographic and clinical factors, and intraoperative factors were included in the analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047249/a-personalized-and-learning-approach-for-identifying-drugs-with-adverse-events
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Sug Kyun Shin, Ho Hur, Eun Kyung Cheon, Ock Hee Oh, Jeong Seon Lee, Woo Jin Ko, Beom Seok Kim, YoungOk Kwon
PURPOSE: Adverse drug events (ADEs) are associated with high health and financial costs and have increased as more elderly patients treated with multiple medications emerge in an aging society. It has thus become challenging for physicians to identify drugs causing adverse events. This study proposes a novel approach that can improve clinical decision making with recommendations on ADE causative drugs based on patient information, drug information, and previous ADE cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We introduce a personalized and learning approach for detecting drugs with a specific adverse event, where recommendations tailored to each patient are generated using data mining techniques...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047231/alterations-in-gut-microbiota-and-immunity-by-dietary-fat
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REVIEW
Bo Gie Yang, Kyu Yeon Hur, Myung Shik Lee
Gut microbiota play critical physiological roles in energy extraction from the intestine and in the control of systemic immunity, as well as local intestinal immunity. Disturbance of gut microbiota leads to the development of several diseases, such as colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, metabolic disorders, cancer, etc. From a metabolic point of view, the gut is a large metabolic organ and one of the first to come into contact with dietary fats. Interestingly, excessive dietary fat has been incriminated as a primary culprit of metabolic syndrome and obesity...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046703/dose-dependent-effects-of-busulfan-on-dog-testes-in-preparation-for-spermatogonial-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
Tai-Young Hur, Seung-Hoon Lee, Sun-A Ock, Hyuk Song, Hyun-Jung Park, Ran Lee, Si-Heung Sung, Hyunjhung Jhun, Won-Young Lee
Successful male germ cell transplantation requires depletion of the host germ cells to allow efficient colonization of the donor spermatogonial stem cells. Although a sterilizing drug, busulfan, is commonly used for the preparation of recipient models before transplantation, the optimal dose of this drug has not yet been defined in dogs. In this study, 1-year-old mongrel dogs were intravenously injected with three different concentrations of busulfan (10, 15, or 17.5 mg/kg). Four weeks after busulfan treatment, no fully matured spermatozoa were detected in any of the busulfan-treated groups...
September 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031957/exercise-training-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-peripheral-immunomodulation-rather-than-direct-neuroprotection
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Ofira Einstein, Nina Fainstein, Olga Touloumi, Roza Lagoudaki, Ester Hanya, Nikolaos Grigoriadis, Abram Katz, Tamir Ben-Hur
BACKGROUND: Conflicting results exist on the effects of exercise training (ET) on Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), nor is it known how exercise impacts on disease progression. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether ET ameliorates the development of EAE by modulating the systemic immune system or exerting direct neuroprotective effects on the CNS. METHODS: Healthy mice were subjected to 6weeks of motorized treadmill running. The Proteolipid protein (PLP)-induced transfer EAE model in mice was utilized...
October 12, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031615/the-leukotriene-receptor-antagonist-pranlukast-attenuates-airway-remodeling-by-suppressing-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Jung Hur, Ji Young Kang, Chin Kook Rhee, Young Kyoon Kim, Sook Young Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by airway eosinophilic inflammation and remodeling, which are associated with a loss in lung function. Although both contribute significantly to asthma pathogenesis, mechanistic studies and drug discovery have focused on inflammatory targets. In this study, we investigated the effect of the leukotriene receptor antagonist pranlukast on allergic airway inflammation and remodeling in vivo and in vitro. METHOD: Four groups of female BALB/c mice (control; ovalbumin [OVA]-sensitized and -challenged; dimethyl sulfoxide [DMSO]-treated OVA; and pranlukast-treated OVA) were examined...
October 12, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031548/green-tea-protects-against-memory-deficits-related-to-maternal-deprivation
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Jefferson Menezes, Ben-Hur Neves, Mauren Souza, Pâmela Billig Mello-Carpes
Maternal deprivation (MD) in early life affects the development of the brain, causing cognitive losses in adulthood. Oxidative imbalance may be one of the factors that trigger these deficits. Therapies with antioxidant components, like green tea from Camellia sinensis (GT) has been used to treat or prevent memory deficits in a variety of conditions related to oxidative stress. Here we demonstrate that memory deficits caused by MD can be prevented by GT antioxidant activity in hippocampus. Pregnant female rats were used...
October 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029536/the-optimal-chemotherapeutic-regimen-in-d2-resected-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Jun Eul Hwang, Myung Seo Ki, Karham Kim, Sung-Hoon Jung, Hyun-Jeong Shim, Woo-Kyun Bae, Eu-Chang Hwang, Young Hoe Hur, Oh Jeong, Seong Yeob Ryu, Young Kyu Park, Sang-Hee Cho, Ju-Seog Lee, Ik-Joo Chung
Adjuvant chemotherapy using TS-1 or capecitabine plus oxaliplatin improves survival outcomes after radical gastrectomy, with both regimens showing similar efficacies. A total of 494 patients with stage II‒III gastric cancer who underwent curative D2 gastrectomy and received adjuvant chemotherapy from April 2004 to June 2014 were included in this study. 219 patients received TS-1, and 275 received platinum-based chemotherapy. The disease-free survival associated with adjuvant chemotherapy with TS-1 was compared with that associated with fluoropyrimidine plus platinum chemotherapy to identify the subgroups that would benefit most from platinum-based chemotherapy...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029534/is-preoperative-chronic-kidney-disease-status-associated-with-oncologic-outcomes-in-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-a-multicenter-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Ho Song Yu, Jun Eul Hwang, Ho Seok Chung, Yang Hyun Cho, Myung Soo Kim, Eu Chang Hwang, Kyung Jin Oh, Sun-Ouck Kim, Seung Il Jung, Taek Won Kang, Dong Deuk Kwon, Kwangsung Park, Soo Bang Ryu, Sung-Hoon Jung, Young Hoe Hur, Joon Hwa Noh, Myung Ki Kim, Ill Young Seo, Chul-Sung Kim, Sung Gu Kang, Seok Ho Kang, Jun Cheon
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of preoperative chronic kidney disease (CKD) on the prognosis of patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) who had undergone radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). RESULTS: The median follow-up period was 31.1 months (interquartile range: 16.2-55.7 months). Among the study patients, 224 patients in the non-CKD group were selected via propensity score matching. The median recurrence-free, cancer-specific, and overall survival were significantly shorter for patients with preoperative CKD than for non-CKD patients (p = 0...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029466/a-comparative-study-of-anti-aging-properties-and-mechanism-resveratrol-and-caloric-restriction
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Juan Li, Chun-Xia Zhang, Yi-Mei Liu, Ke-Li Chen, Gang Chen
Resveratrol and caloric restriction (CR) are the powerful therapeutic options for anti-aging. Here, their comparative effect on longevity-associated gene silencing information regulator (SIRT1) were evaluated in vitro and in vivo. IMR-90 cells treated with 2,2'-azobis (2-amidinopropane) dihydrochloride (AAPH) were applied to establish a cellular senescence model, and rats treated with D-galactose (D-gal) were used as an aging animal model. Resveratrol and CR exhibited similar anti-aging activities, evidenced by inhibiting senescence and apoptosis, and restoring cognitive impairment and oxidative damage...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027955/3d-defect-localization-on-exothermic-faults-within-multi-layered-structures-using-lock-in-thermography-an-experimental-and-numerical-approach
#17
Ji Yong Bae, Kye-Sung Lee, Hwan Hur, Ki-Hwan Nam, Suk-Ju Hong, Ah-Yeong Lee, Ki Soo Chang, Geon-Hee Kim, Ghiseok Kim
Micro-electronic devices are increasingly incorporating miniature multi-layered integrated architectures. However, the localization of faults in three-dimensional structure remains challenging. This study involved the experimental and numerical estimation of the depth of a thermally active heating source buried in multi-layered silicon wafer architecture by using both phase information from an infrared microscopy and finite element simulation. Infrared images were acquired and real-time processed by a lock-in method...
October 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027924/anti-salmonella-activity-modulation-of-mastoparan-v1-a-wasp-venom-toxin-using-protease-inhibitors-and-its-efficient-production-via-an-escherichia-coli-secretion-system
#18
Yeon Jo Ha, Sam Woong Kim, Chae Won Lee, Chang-Hwan Bae, Joo-Hong Yeo, Il-Suk Kim, Sang Wan Gal, Jin Hur, Ho-Kyoung Jung, Min-Ju Kim, Woo Young Bang
A previous study highlighted that mastoparan V1 (MP-V1), a mastoparan from the venom of the social wasp Vespula vulgaris, is a potent antimicrobial peptide against Salmonella infection, which causes enteric diseases. However, there exist some limits for its practical application due to the loss of its activity in an increased bacterial density and the difficulty of its efficient production. In this study, we first modulated successfully the antimicrobial activity of synthetic MP-V1 against an increased Salmonella population using protease inhibitors, and developed an Escherichia coli secretion system efficiently producing active MP-V1...
October 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026723/circadian-rhythm-disruption-and-subsequent-neurological-disorders-in-night-shift-workers
#19
REVIEW
Yunho Jin, Tai-Young Hur, Yonggeun Hong
A large number of people in highly industrialized society are employed in night-shift work. Night-shift work interrupts the 24-hour daily cycle known as the circadian rhythm, as well as melatonin synthesis. These disruptions can make the body susceptible to oxidative stress and neural damage. In this regard, it is recommended that employees avoid long-term exposure to night-shift work.
July 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025204/insulin-resistance-and-bone-age-advancement-in-girls-with-central-precocious-puberty
#20
Jin Ho Hur, Sora Park, Mo Kyung Jung, Seok Jin Kang, Ahreum Kwon, Hyun Wook Chae, Ho-Seong Kim, Duk Hee Kim
PURPOSE: Precocious puberty has significantly increased recently. While obesity is associated with puberty timing, the relationship between obesity and central precocious puberty (CPP) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine whether insulin resistance is associated with bone age (BA) advancement in girls with CPP. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of 804 girls referred for puberty evaluation. Anthropometric measurements, BA, sex hormone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and insulin levels, lipid profiles, and gonadotropin releasing hormone stimulation tests were assessed...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
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