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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739302/comparison-of-the-analytical-and-clinical-performance-of-five-tests-for-the-detection-of-human-papillomavirus-genital-infection
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M Del Pino, I Alonso, A Trujillo, S Bernal, D Geraets, N Guimerà, A Torne, J Ordi
HPV-based screening provides greater protection against cervical cancer (CC) than cytology-based strategies. Currently, several molecular diagnostic assays for the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) are available. In this study, we analyzed 5 different HPV testing and genotyping techniques (Hybrid Capture 2 [HC2; Qiagen, Hilden, Germany], AnyplexTMII HPV28 [Anyplex; Seegene, Seoul, Korea], Linear Array [Roche, Branchburg, NJ, USA], GP5+/6+ PCR-EIA-RH [Labo Bio-medical Products, Rijswijk, The Netherlands] and CLART2 [Genomica, Madrid, Spain]) in 295 women referred to the hospital Colposcopy Clinic from 2007 to 2008 due to positive HPV test results or an abnormal Pap test...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736014/efficacy-and-safety-of-generic-mycophenolate-mofetil-my-rept-500-milligram-tablets-in-primary-liver-transplant-recipients
#2
S K Hong, K-W Lee, K C Yoon, H-S Kim, H Kim, N-J Yi, K-S Suh
BACKGROUND: Generic immunosuppressants may be cost-effective if clinical outcomes are equivalent to the brand-name medications. Mycophenolate mofetil in the form of My-rept may be cost-effective being a generic immunosuppressant, which is available as a 500-mg tablet as well as a 250-mg capsule (Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation, Seoul, Korea). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness, and convenience of My-rept 500-mg tablets in liver transplant recipients...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730384/verifying-identities-of-plant-based-multivitamins-using-phytochemical-fingerprinting-in-combination-with-multiple-bioassays
#3
Yeni Lim, Yoon Hee Ahn, Jae Keun Yoo, Kyoung Sik Park, Oran Kwon
Sales of multivitamins have been growing rapidly and the concept of natural multivitamin, plant-based multivitamin, or both has been introduced in the market, leading consumers to anticipate additional health benefits from phytochemicals that accompany the vitamins. However, the lack of labeling requirements might lead to fraudulent claims. Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop a strategy to verify identity of plant-based multivitamins. Phytochemical fingerprinting was used to discriminate identities...
July 20, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727718/quantity-of-disc-removal-and-radiological-outcomes-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy
#4
Ji Han Heo, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Yunhee Choi, Young-Geun Seo, Dong Hoi Kim, Sung Bae Park, Jung Hyeon Moon, Won Heo, Jong-Myung Jung
BACKGROUND: Herniated intervertebral disc disease (HIVD) is a common cause of lower back and leg pain. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is indicated when non-surgical treatments such as medication and interventions are intractable. Ruptured discs and loose fragments inside discs are removed during PELD. Nerve root decompression is usually assessed by visualizing the free movement of the traversing nerve root or epidural fat, the free passage of a probe into the epidural space, the depression of the annulus, and the removal of the expected ruptured discs and loose fragments based on preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI)...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724455/a-seroprevalence-study-to-determine-the-frequency-of-hantavirus-infection-in-people-exposed-to-wild-and-pet-fancy-rats-in-england
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J M Duggan, R Close, L McCann, D Wright, M Keys, N McCarthy, T Mannes, A Walsh, A Charlett, T J G Brooks
Recent cases of acute kidney injury due to Seoul hantavirus infection from exposure to wild or pet fancy rats suggest this infection is increasing in prevalence in the UK. We conducted a seroprevalence study in England to estimate cumulative exposure in at-risk groups with contact with domesticated and wild rats to assess risk and inform public health advice. From October 2013 to June 2014, 844 individual blood samples were collected. Hantavirus seroprevalence amongst the pet fancy rat owner group was 34.1% (95% CI 23·9-45·7%) compared with 3·3% (95% CI 1·6-6·0) in a baseline control group, 2·4% in those with occupational exposure to pet fancy rats (95% CI 0·6-5·9) and 1·7% with occupational exposure to wild rats (95% CI 0·2-5·9)...
July 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723973/hypoalbuminemia-at-admission-predicts-the-development-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-hospitalized-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mi-Yeon Yu, Sung Woo Lee, Seon Ha Baek, Ki Young Na, Dong-Wan Chae, Ho Jun Chin, Sejoong Kim
BACKGROUND: Development of acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and is associated with poor outcomes. We aimed to determine whether hypoalbuminemia (HA) at admission could be a risk factor for the development of AKI and mortality in hospitalized patients. METHODS: We enrolled patients who were admitted to Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from January 2013 to December 2013. HA at admission was defined as a serum albumin level < 3.4 mg/dL measured within two days after admission...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721632/detection-and-characterization-of-three-zoonotic-viruses-in-wild-rodents-and-shrews-from-shenzhen-city-china
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Bo Wang, Chun-Lin Cai, Bei Li, Wei Zhang, Yan Zhu, Wei-Hong Chen, Fei Zhuo, Zheng-Li Shi, Xing-Lou Yang
Diverse species of rodents and shrews, which are abundant worldwide, harbor a variety of viruses; some of these are closely related to human viruses and possess zoonotic potential. Previously studies have demonstrated that the mammarenavirus and hantavirus carried by rodents or shrews could cause diseases in human population. To determine the distribution of zoonotic viruses in Shenzhen city, the major city in southern China with a high population density, we analyzed 225 rodents (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus flavipectus) and 196 shrews (Suncus murinus) from urban and rural districts for the presence of mammarenavirus, hantavirus, and hepatitis E virus (HEV) by RT-PCR targeting the conserved regions...
July 17, 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720142/comparison-of-serological-assays-to-titrate-hantaan-and-seoul-hantavirus-specific-antibodies
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Weihong Li, Shouchun Cao, Quanfu Zhang, Jiandong Li, Shuo Zhang, Wei Wu, Jing Qu, Chuan Li, Mifang Liang, Dexin Li
BACKGROUND: Hantaan and Seoul viruses, in the Hantavirus genus, are known to cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). The plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT), as conventional neutralization test for hantaviruses, is laborious and time-consuming. Alternatives to PRNT for hantaviruses are required. METHODS: In this study, the methods for Hantaan and Seoul viruses serological typing including microneutralization test (MNT), pseudoparticle neutralization test (PPNT) and immunofluorescence assay based on viral glycoproteins (IFA-GP) were developed and compared with PRNT using a panel of 74 sera including 44 convalescent sera of laboratory confirmed HFRS patients and 30 patients sera of non-hantavirus infection...
July 18, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719964/discovery-of-parasite-eggs-in-archeological-residence-during-the-15th-century-in-seoul-korea
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Pyo Yeon Cho, Jung-Min Park, Myeong-Ki Hwang, Seo Hye Park, Yun-Kyu Park, Bo-Young Jeon, Tong-Soo Kim, Hyeong-Woo Lee
During civil engineering construction near Sejong-ro, Jongro-ku, Seoul, cultural sites were found that are thought to have been built in the 15th century. This area was home to many different people as well as the leaders of the Yi dynasty. To gain further insight into the life styles of the inhabitants of the old capital, soil samples were collected from various areas such as toilets, water foundations, and drainage ways. Parasite eggs were examined by microscopy after 5 g soil samples were rehydrated in 0...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719354/thymol-and-carvacrol-strongly-inhibit-biofilm-formation-and-growth-of-carbapenemase-producing-gram-negative-bacilli
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P Raei, T Pourlak, M Y Memar, N Alizadeh, M Aghamali, E Zeinalzadeh, M Asgharzadeh, H S Kafil
Discovery of novel drugs with new mechanisms of action and without cross-reaction with current therapeutic agents is crucial in the management of infections caused by multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. The aim of the present study was to investigate effects of carvacrol and thymol on biofilm formation and antimicrobial activity against different carbapenemase-producing Gram negative bacilli. The antimicrobial and antibiofilm effect of thymol and carvacrol was investigated against strains harboring different genes related to carbapenemase resistance...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717780/epidemiology-of-prehospital-emergency-medical-service-use-in-korean-children
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Se Uk Lee, Dongbum Suh, Hahn Bom Kim, Jin Hee Jung, Ki Jeong Hong, Jin Hee Lee, Hye Young Jang, Hyun Noh, Jae Yun Jung, Do Kyun Kim, Young Ho Kwak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the epidemiology of pediatric patients transported by the National 119 Rescue Services in Korea. METHODS: We enrolled all pediatric patients (<16 years old) who used the National 119 Rescue Services in Korea between January 2006 and December 2008, and analyzed the 119 ambulance patient care record databases. RESULTS: The total number of the cases was 238,644 for 3 years. The median age was 6 years old and 59...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717138/airborne-bacterial-communities-in-three-east-asian-cities-of-china-south-korea-and-japan
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Jae Young Lee, Eun Ha Park, Sunghee Lee, GwangPyo Ko, Yasushi Honda, Masahiro Hashizume, Furong Deng, Seung-Muk Yi, Ho Kim
The global diversity of airborne bacteria has not yet been studied, despite its importance in human health and climate change. Here, we focused on the diversity of airborne bacteria and their correlations with meteorological/environmental conditions in China, South Korea, and Japan. Beijing (China) had more diverse airborne bacteria, followed by Seoul (South Korea) and Nagasaki (Japan), and seasonal variations were observed. Beijing and Seoul had more diverse airborne bacteria during the winter, whereas Nagasaki showed greater diversity during the summer...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716287/kidney-dysfunction-and-silent-brain-infarction-in-generally-healthy-adults
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Sang Hyuck Kim, Dong Wook Shin, Jae Moon Yun, Ji Eun Lee, Jae-Sung Lim, Be Long Cho, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jin-Ho Park
BACKGROUND: The association between silent brain infarction (SBI) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)-based kidney dysfunction has not yet been definitively confirmed. This study aimed to investigate the association in generally healthy adults without a previous history of stroke or overt kidney disease. METHODS: The data from the screening health check-up program in the Seoul National University Hospital Health Promotion Center from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 were used...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711846/vascular-and-cardiac-autonomic-function-and-pm2-5-constituents-among-the-elderly-a-longitudinal-study
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Youn-Hee Lim, Hyun-Joo Bae, Seung-Muk Yi, EunHa Park, Bo-Eun Lee, Yun-Chul Hong
BACKGROUND: Although epidemiologic studies have shown an association between the total mass of particulate matter <2.5μm in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5) and cardiovascular disease, few studies have examined PM2.5 constituents associated with vascular and cardiac autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: In this longitudinal study, we investigated the relationship between PM2.5 constituents and blood pressure (BP), and markers of the autonomic nervous system. In 466 elderly subjects residing in communities in Seoul, Korea, we examined 16 constituents, seven sources, and total mass concentrations of PM2...
July 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710724/best-candidates-for-dopamine-agonist-withdrawal-in-patients-with-prolactinomas
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Myoung Jin Ji, Jung Hee Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Jung Hyun Lee, Yong Hwy Kim, Sun Ha Paek, Chan Soo Shin, Seong Yeon Kim
PURPOSE: Dopamine agonist (DA) therapy is recommended as the first-line treatment for prolactinomas. However, it requires long treatment duration, and a high recurrence rate after DA withdrawal has been reported. We aimed to elucidate the predictors for long-term remission following DA withdrawal and propose the best candidates who can achieve complete remission after DA withdrawal. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, we included 89 patients with prolactinoma who have withdrawn DAs with normal prolactin (PRL) levels at Seoul National University Hospital, from 2000 to 2016...
July 14, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707361/effect-of-climatic-parameters-on-acute-urinary-retention-incidence
#16
Kwang Suk Lee, Kyo Chul Koo, Seung Hwan Lee, Kang Su Cho, Chang-Hee Hong, Byung Ha Chung
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effect of daily climatic parameters on spontaneous acute urinary retention (sAUR) and evaluated the risk factors for refractory/recurrent AUR. METHODS: A total of 4194 patients older than 40 years were diagnosed with AUR in the emergency department at Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul, from January 2007 to May 2016. To evaluate climatic parameters at sAUR onset, we included individuals living in the area around the hospital. We excluded patients with fever, who did not return to the hospital after the AUR episode or with AUR occurring within 2 weeks following admission for surgery or chemotherapy...
July 13, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706175/-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-falls-in-tertiary-hospital-inpatients
#17
Eun Ju Choi, Young Shin Lee, Eun Jung Yang, Ji Hui Kim, Yeon Hee Kim, Hyeoun Ae Park
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore characteristics of and risk factors for accidental inpatient falls. METHODS: Participants were classified as fallers or non-fallers based on the fall history of inpatients in a tertiary hospital in Seoul between June 2014 and May 2015. Data on falls were obtained from the fall report forms and data on risk factors were obtained from the electronic nursing records. Characteristics of fallers and non-fallers were analyzed using descriptive statistics...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704890/analysis-of-subway-interior-noise-at-peak-commuter-time
#18
Donguk Lee, Gibbeum Kim, Woojae Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although mass transit systems are convenient and efficient for urban people, little attention has been paid to the potential hearing hazard from their noise. The purpose of the current study was to measure and analyze levels of subway interior noise at peak commuter times and to provide information about commuters' daily dose of noise exposure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To measure the subway interior noise, nine subway lines inside Seoul (i...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698912/spirosoma-areae-sp-nov-isolated-from-soil
#19
Jun Hyeong Jang, Seho Cha, Dongwook Lee, Sathiyaraj Srinivasan, Weonhwa Jheong, Ha Sung Hwang, Myung Kyum Kim, Taegun Seo
A yellow-colored Gram-negative strain, Arct 1-12(T), was isolated from a soil sample collected in Seoul Women's University, South Korea, and grown on R2A agar at 25 °C. Growth of strain Arct 1-12(T) was observed at a temperature range of 15-30 °C (optimal 25 °C), but not at 4 or 42 °C. The strain tolerated up to 1% NaCl (w/v) and displayed optimal growth in the absence of NaCl. Growth occurred at pH 6.0-9.0 (optimally at pH 7). According to the 16S rRNA gene sequence, the strain is moderately related to Spirosoma spitsbergense DSM 19989(T) (93...
July 12, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698866/analysis-of-gastric-body-microbiota-by-pyrosequencing-possible-role-of-bacteria-other-than-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-gastric-carcinogenesis
#20
Sung-Hwa Sohn, Nayoung Kim, Hyun Jin Jo, Jaeyeon Kim, Ji Hyun Park, Ryoung Hee Nam, Yeong-Jae Seok, Yeon-Ran Kim, Dong Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Gastric microbiota along with Helicobacter pylori (HP) plays a key role in gastric disease. The aim of our study is to investigate the difference of human gastric microbiota between antrum and body according to disease (control vs. gastric cancer) and HP status. METHODS: Each antrum and body biopsy was collected from 12 subjects at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Gastric microbiota was analyzed by bar-coded 454 pyrosequencing of the 16S rRNA gene...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
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