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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910252/memory-performance-on-the-story-recall-test-and-prediction-of-cognitive-dysfunction-progression-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-dementia
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Jong-Hwan Park, Hyuntae Park, Sang Wuk Sohn, Sungjae Kim, Kyung Won Park
AIM: To determine the factors that influence diagnosis and differentiation of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's dementia (AD) by comparing memory test results at baseline with those at 1-2-year follow up. METHODS: We consecutively recruited 23 healthy participants, 44 MCI patients and 27 patients with very mild AD according to the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Diseases and Stroke/Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Association criteria for probable Alzheimer's disease and Petersen's clinical diagnostic criteria...
December 1, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909562/educating-restaurant-owners-and-cooks-to-lower-their-own-sodium-intake-is-a-potential-strategy-for-reducing-the-sodium-contents-of-restaurant-foods-a-small-scale-pilot-study-in-south-korea
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Sohyun Park, Heeseung Lee, Dong-Il Seo, Kwang-Hwan Oh, Taik Gun Hwang, Bo Youl Choi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of a sodium reduction program at local restaurants through nutrition education and examination of the health of restaurant owners and cooks. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The study was a single-arm pilot intervention using a pre-post design in one business district with densely populated restaurants in Seoul, South Korea. The intervention focused on improving nutrition behaviors and psychosocial factors through education, health examination, and counseling of restaurant personnel...
December 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908081/word-specific-effects-on-sound-change-of-the-lexical-pitch-accent-in-kyungsang-korean
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Hyunjung Lee
This study investigated word-specific effects for the on-going sound change of the lexical pitch accent of Kyungsang Korean, arguably induced by influence from the standard Seoul Korean. This study tested whether Kyungsang speakers produced and perceived words used only in Kyungsang areas differently from the words used both in Seoul and Kyungsang areas. In production and perception experiments, Kyungsang speakers exhibited more conservative patterns for the word used only in the Kyungsang area compared to the other type of words...
November 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907046/pre-stage-acute-kidney-injury-can-predict-mortality-and-medical-costs-in-hospitalized-patients
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Jeonghwan Lee, Seon Ha Baek, Shin Young Ahn, Ho Jun Chin, Ki Young Na, Dong-Wan Chae, Sejoong Kim
The significance of minimal increases in serum creatinine below the levels indicative of the acute kidney injury (AKI) stage is not well established. We aimed to investigate the influence of pre-stage AKI (pre-AKI) on clinical outcomes. We enrolled a total of 21,261 patients who were admitted to the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Pre-AKI was defined as a 25-50% increase in peak serum creatinine levels from baseline levels during the hospital stay. In total, 5...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903827/effects-of-auricular-acupressure-on-constipation-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-a-randomized-control-trial
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Jeongran Shin, Hyojung Park
The purpose was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure to relieve constipation in patients with breast cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy. Participants were 52 patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy at E University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, randomized into two groups of equal size. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure was applied to seven auricular acupoints for 6 weeks using vaccaria seeds, whereas the control group received the usual care. Constipation-assessment scores of the experimental group were significantly lower compared with the control group (p < ...
November 30, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900070/potentially-inappropriate-medications-by-beers-criteria-in-older-outpatients-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Yeon-Jung Lim, Ha-Yeon Kim, Jaekyung Choi, Ji Sun Lee, Ah-Leum Ahn, Eun-Jung Oh, Dong-Yung Cho, Hyuk-Jung Kweon
BACKGROUND: Prescription of inappropriate medicine to elderly patients is a major public health care concern. The Beers criteria have been commonly employed as a screening tool to identify the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs). The present study investigated the prevalence of PIM use according to the Beers criteria as well as factors related to PIM use. METHODS: Data obtained from a retrospective survey included 25,810 outpatients aged ≥65 years from a university medical center in Seoul, Korea...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895966/acceptability-of-service-targets-for-ict-based-healthcare
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Eun Min Jeon, Hwa Jeong Seo
OBJECTIVES: In order to adopt and activate telemedicine it is necessary to survey how medical staff, who are providers of medical service, and consumers, who are the service targets, perceive information and communication technology (ICT)-based healthcare service. METHODS: This study surveyed the awareness and acceptability of ICT-based healthcare by involving service targets, specifically workers and students living in the Seoul and Gyeonggi regions who are consumers of healthcare service...
October 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895237/emotional-labor-links-to-depression-and-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-call-center-workers
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Hye-Jin Kim, Jina Choo
Little evidence links emotional labor to either psychological or physical health. This study determined whether the two types of emotional labor (i.e., surface vs. deep acting) were significantly associated with depressive symptoms and work-related musculoskeletal disorders in call center workers. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 274 workers recruited from a call center in Seoul, South Korea. In adjusted regression models, levels of surface, but not deep, acting were significantly and positively associated with depressive symptoms...
November 28, 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893653/adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-stage-iv-rectal-cancer-after-curative-resection-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-and-meta-analysis
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Min Jung Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sung-Chan Park, Dae Yong Kim, Ji Won Park, Seung-Bum Ryoo, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park, Heung Kwon Oh, Duck-Woo Kim, Sung-Bum Kang, Jung Nam Joo, Jae Hwan Oh
The role of pelvic radiotherapy (RT) in stage IV rectal cancer with total mesorectal excision (TME) has not been defined. We evaluated the impact of RT on oncologic outcomes among patients with stage IV rectal cancer who underwent TME and performed a meta-analysis of published studies.The records of stage IV rectal cancer patients who underwent TME between August 2001 and December 2011 were reviewed. Patients who received pelvic RT (RT group) and those who did not (non-RT group) were matched using a propensity score...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888463/deinococcus-sedimenti-sp-nov-isolated-from-river-sediment
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Jae-Jin Lee, Yeon-Hee Lee, Su-Jin Park, Sangyong Lim, Sun-Wook Jeong, Seung-Yeol Lee, Sangkyu Park, Hyo-Won Choi, Myung Kyum Kim, Hee-Young Jung
A novel Gram-positive, oval-shaped, non-motile bacterium designated strain 16F1L(T) was isolated from sediment collected from the Han River in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence (1,448 bp), this strain was identified as a member of the genus Deinococcus that belongs to the class Deinococci. Similarities in the 16S rRNA gene sequence were shown with Deinococcus daejeonensis MJ27(T) (99.0%), D. grandis DSM 3963(T) (98.1%), D. radiotolerans C1(T) (97.5%), and D. caeni Ho-08(T) (97.2%)...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886006/semi-automated-extraction-and-characterization-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-using-a-new-medical-device
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Alexander Hanke, Lukas Prantl, Carina Wenzel, Michael Nerlich, Gero Brockhoff, Markus Loibl, Sebastian Gehmert
INTRODUCTION: The stem cell rich Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) can be harvested by processing lipo-aspirate or fat tissue with an enzymatic digestion followed by centrifugation. To date neither a standardised extraction method for SVF nor a generally admitted protocol for cell application in patients exists. A novel commercially available semi-automated device for the extraction of SVF promises sterility, consistent results and usability in the clinical routine. The aim of this work was to compare the quantity and quality of the SVF between the new system and an established manual laboratory method...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884347/fabrication-of-three-dimensional-scan-to-print-ear-model-for-microtia-reconstruction
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Byoungjun Jeon, Chiwon Lee, Myungjoon Kim, Tae Hyun Choi, Sungwan Kim, Sukwha Kim
BACKGROUND: Microtia is a congenital deformity of the external ear that occurs in 1 of every 5000 births. Microtia reconstruction using traditional two-dimensional templates does not provide highly detailed ear shapes. Here, we describe the feasibility of using a three-dimensional (3D) ear model as a reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven children aged from 11 to 16 (6 grade III and 1 grade II microtia) were recruited from Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Korea...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884065/the-efficacy-of-2-formulations-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-for-masseter-reduction-a-split-face-comparison-study
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Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Chanida Ungaksornpairote, Arisa Kaewkes, Angkana Sathaworawong, Nittaya Lektrakul, Woraphong Manuskiatti
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) is now extensively used to address cosmetic concerns. OnabotulinumtoxinA (ONA, Botox; Allergan Inc., Irvine, CA) received FDA approval for upper face rejuvenation, including glabella frown lines and crow's-feet lines. The other off-label uses for lower face conditions have been utilized for contouring purposes, especially masseter hypertrophy. Recently, a new Daewoong BTA, (Nabota, NBT, Daewoong Pharmaceutical, Seoul, Korea), was recently introduced...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883376/sensitivity-of-the-cytomegalovirus-antigenemia-assay-to-diagnose-cytomegalovirus-retinitis
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Sun In Hong, Taeeun Kim, Se Yoon Park, Jiwon Jung, Joo Yong Lee, Yong Phil Chong, Heungsup Sung, Sang Oh Lee, Sang Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sung Han Kim
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is one of the most important tissue-invasive CMV diseases in immunocompromised patients. Since 1980, non-invasive diagnostic methods, notably the CMV antigenemia assay, have been widely used as adjunct tests to diagnose tissue-invasive CMV diseases. However, there are limited data on the diagnostic value of the CMV antigenemia assay for diagnosing CMV retinitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all cases of CMV retinitis at Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea over a 9-year period...
November 22, 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877009/characteristics-of-gastric-cancer-recurrence-five-or-more-years-after-curative-gastrectomy
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Chang-Hyun Shin, Woo-Yong Lee, Seung-Woo Hong, Yeo-Goo Chang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of recurrences that occurred 5 or more years after curative resection for gastric cancer. METHODS: We analyzed recurrences among 1,299 patients with gastric cancer who underwent curative operations at the Department of Surgery, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital between September 1998 and December 2002. Recurrences were classified as within 2 years (early), 2-5 years (intermediate), and more than 5 years (late) after gastrectomy...
October 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876614/first-molecular-detection-and-genetic-analysis-of-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-in-shelter-cats-in-seoul-korea
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Seung-Hun Lee, Dorene VanBik, Neung-Hee Kim, Sang-Joon Park, Oh-Deog Kwon, Tae-Hwan Kim, Dongmi Kwak
Here, we report the molecular detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in shelter cats in Korea and the relationships between A. phagocytophilum gene sequences and the pathogenicity, region, and host specificity of this bacterium. Two (0.9%) out of 222 shelter cats from Seoul, Korea, yielded positive results for the A. phagocytophilum 16S rRNA, groEL, and msp2 genes. Phylogenetic analysis divided groEL gene sequences into two groups (alanine and serine), based on their nucleotide and amino acid sequences. A. phagocytophilum msp2 gene sequences were grouped per the region of isolation (Europe vs...
October 29, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874153/effects-of-personality-traits-on-collaborative-performance-in-problem-based-learning-tutorials
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Hye Won Jang, Seung Won Park
To examine the relationship between students' collaborative performance in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment and their personality traits. Methods:This retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted using student data of a PBL program between 2013 and 2014 at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Eighty students were included in the study. Student data from the Temperament and Character Inventory were used as a measure of their personality traits. Peer evaluation scores during PBL were used as a measure of students' collaborative performance...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871453/chasing-dizzy-chimera-diagnosis-of-combined-peripheral-and-central-vestibulopathy
#18
Seo-Young Choi, Hyo-Jung Kim, Ji-Soo Kim
Diagnosis of combined peripheral and central vestibulopathy remains a challenge since the findings from peripheral vestibular involvements may overshadow those from central vestibular disorders or vice versa. The aim of this study was to enhance detection of these intriguing disorders by characterizing the clinical features and underlying etiologies. We had recruited 55 patients with combined peripheral and central vestibulopathy at the Dizziness Clinic of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from 2003 to 2013...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866293/the-efficacy-of-laparoscopic-intracorporeal-linear-suture-technique-as-a-strategy-for-reducing-recurrences-in-pediatric-inguinal-hernia
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S R Lee, S B Choi
PURPOSE: Pediatric laparoscopic herniorrhaphy has rare complications, but recurrence might occur. The purpose of this manuscript is to evaluate the efficacy of linear suture technique of laparoscopic pediatric herniorrhaphy in reducing recurrences. METHODS: Laparoscopic surgery was performed on 2223 pediatric patients (under 10 years old) from September 2012 to December 2014 in Damsoyu Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea. The causes of recurrence were investigated case by case...
November 19, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864478/patient-and-caregiver-interplay-in-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-family-caregiver-s-experience
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Jun-Ah Song, Myonghwa Park, Jaewon Park, Hong Jin Cheon, Mihyun Lee
The purpose of this study was to identify family caregivers' experiences in managing the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) with particular focus on their interpersonal interactions with patient with dementia. Data were collected through focus-group interviews with 15 family caregivers from three local dementia-support centers located in Seoul. Data were analyzed using content analysis. Three main themes were identified through data analysis: triggers of BPSD, family caregiver's actions in response to BPSD and patient's reactions, and the effect of BPSD on family caregivers...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Nursing Research
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