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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325037/time-shared-twin-memristor-crossbar-reducing-the-number-of-arrays-by-half-for-pattern-recognition
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Son Ngoc Truong, Khoa Van Pham, Wonsun Yang, Anjae Jo, Mi Jung Lee, Hyun-Sun Mo, Kyeong-Sik Min
In this paper, we propose a new time-shared twin memristor crossbar for pattern-recognition applications. By sharing two memristor arrays at different time, the number of memristor arrays can be reduced by half, saving the crossbar area by half, too. To implement the time-shared twin memristor crossbar, we also propose CMOS time-shared subtractor circuit, in this paper. The operation of the time-shared twin memristor crossbar is verified using 3 × 3 memristor array which is made of aluminum film and carbon fiber...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319742/biochar-provides-a-safe-and-value-added-solution-for-hyperaccumulating-plant-disposal-a-case-study-of-phytolacca-acinosa-roxb-phytolaccaceae
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Shengsen Wang, Bin Gao, Yuncong Li, Yong Sik Ok, Chaofeng Shen, Shengguo Xue
In this work, an innovative approach using biochar technology for hyperaccumulator disposal was developed and evaluated. The heavy metal enriched P. acinosa biomass (PBM) was pyrolyzed to produce biochar (PBC). Both PBM and PBC were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD) for crystal phases, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for surface topography, and analyzed for elemental composition and mobility. The results revealed that whewellite, a dominant crystal form in biomass, was decomposed to calcite after pyrolysis...
February 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319738/mobility-and-phytoavailability-of-as-and-pb-in-a-contaminated-soil-using-pine-sawdust-biochar-under-systematic-change-of-redox-conditions
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Jingzi Beiyuan, Yasser M Awad, Felix Beckers, Daniel C W Tsang, Yong Sik Ok, Jörg Rinklebe
Biochar has been adopted to control the mobility and phytoavailability of trace elements (TEs) in soils. To date, no attempt has been made to determine the mobility and phytoavailability of arsenic (As) and lead (Pb) in a contaminated soil with biochars as amendments under predefined redox potentials (EH). Thus, in this study, a soil contaminated with As and Pb (2047 and 1677 mg kg(-1), respectively) was pre-incubated for 105 days with three amendments (pine sawdust biomass (BM) and two biochars produced from the same feedstock at 300 °C (BC300) and 550 °C (BC550))...
March 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319124/different-subregional-metabolism-patterns-in-patients-with-cerebellar-ataxia-by-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography
#4
Minyoung Oh, Jae Seung Kim, Jungsu S Oh, Chong Sik Lee, Sun Ju Chung
We evaluated cerebellar subregional metabolic alterations in patients with cerebellar ataxia, a representative disease involving the spinocerebellum. We retrospectively analyzed 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) images in 44 patients with multiple system atrophy of the cerebellar type (MSA-C), 9 patients with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) type 2, and 14 patients with SCA type 6 and compared with 15 patients with crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) and 89 normal controls. Cerebellar subregional metabolism was assessed using 13 cerebellar subregions (bilateral anterior lobes [ANT], superior/mid/inferior posterior lobes [SUPP/MIDP/INFP], dentate nucleus [DN], anterior vermis [ANTV], and superior/inferior posterior vermis [SUPV/INFV]) to determine FDG uptake ratios...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318959/utility-of-items-of-baseline-national-institutes-of-health-stroke-scale-as-predictors-of-functional-outcomes-at-three-months-after-mild-ischemic-stroke
#5
Jay Chol Choi, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Soo Joo Lee, Kyusik Kang, Jong-Moo Park, Sang-Soon Park, Tai Hwan Park, Yong-Jin Cho, Keun-Sik Hong, Kyung Bok Lee, Jun Lee, Wi-Sun Ryu, Dong-Eog Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, Dae-Hyun Kim, Jae-Kwan Cha, Joon-Tae Kim, Kang-Ho Choi, Mi Sun Oh, Kyung-Ho Yu, Byung-Chul Lee, Myung Suk Jang, Ji Sung Lee, Juneyoung Lee, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND: Predicting outcomes of acute stroke patients initially presenting with mild neurologic deficits is crucial in decision making regarding thrombolytic therapy. We examined the utility of individual National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score items or clusters of items as predictors of functional outcomes at 3 months after mild stroke. METHODS: Using a multicenter stroke registry database, we identified patients with acute ischemic stroke who presented within 4...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318311/treatment-of-vertical-maxillary-excess-without-open-bite-in-a-skeletal-class-ii-hyperdivergent-patient
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Cheol-Ho Paik, Hong-Sik Park, Hyo-Won Ahn
A 20-year-old woman visited the office complaining of a gummy smile and lip protrusion. She was diagnosed with vertical maxillary excess without open bite and skeletal Class II hyperdivergent pattern. She refused the surgical-orthodontic treatment option, although she wanted to correct the gummy smile and retruded chin. Differential intrusion of anterior and posterior teeth in both arches was necessary to maximize the skeletal treatment effects. In the maxilla, one palatal temporary anchorage device (TAD), an archwire with an accentuated curve of Spee, and a transpalatal arch were applied...
March 20, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317588/applicability-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-undifferentiated-early-gastric-cancer-mixed-histology-of-poorly-differentiated-adenocarcinoma-and-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-is-a-worse-predictive-factor-of-nodal-metastasis
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In Seob Lee, Sol Lee, Young Soo Park, Chung Sik Gong, Jeong Hwan Yook, Byung Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is not considered an appropriate treatment for undifferentiated early gastric cancer (UEGC) due to the higher risk of nodal metastases. We aimed to investigate predictive factors for nodal metastases in UEGCs, determine whether the tumor histology is an independent factor for it, and explore whether ESD is applicable for UEGC. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 1837 patients who underwent curative gastrectomy for poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, signet ring cell carcinoma, and a mixed type of both tumors between 2008 and 2012...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317277/nasicon-bi2o3-composite-electrolyte-for-all-solid-state-lithium-batteries-low-temperature-fabrication-and-conductivity-enhancement
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Sang-Don Lee, Kyu-Nam Jung, Hyeongil Kim, Hyun-Seop Shin, Seung-Wan Song, Min-Sik Park, Jong-Won Lee
All-solid-state lithium batteries offer notable advantages over conventional Li-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes in terms of energy density, stability, and safety. To realize this technology, it is critical to develop highly reliable solid-state inorganic electrolytes with high ionic conductivities and acceptable processability. Li1+xAlxTi2-x(PO4)3 (LATP) with a NASICON (Na superionic conductor)-like structure is regarded as a potential solid electrolyte, owing to its high "bulk" conductivity (~10-3 S cm-1) and excellent stability against air and moisture...
March 20, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316959/comparative-study-of-peripheral-rim-fixation-using-jumbo-cup-in-revisional-hip-arthroplasty
#9
Woo-Lam Jo, Young-Wook Lim, Jin-Hyung Im, Seung-Chan Kim, Soon-Yong Kwon, Yong-Sik Kim
PURPOSE: It is challenging procedure to revise acetabular component in acetabulum with severe bone defect or deformity. The jumbo cup is good option for revisional arthroplasty in large bone defect. The purpose of this study is to compare the prognosis of revisional total hip arthroplasty using jumbo cup with peripheral rim fixation and no rim fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included the patients who had performed acetabular revisional total hip arthroplasty from January 2002 to March 2015 in our institute...
March 2017: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316375/torilin-inhibits-inflammation-by-limiting-tak1-mediated-map-kinase-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Mehari Endale, Tae-Hwan Kim, Yi-Seong Kwak, Na-Mi Kim, Seung-Hyung Kim, Jae Youl Cho, Bong-Sik Yun, Man-Hee Rhee
Torilin, a sesquiterpene isolated from the fruits of Torilis japonica, has shown antimicrobial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. However, data on the mechanism of torilin action against inflammation is limited. This study aimed at determining the anti-inflammatory property of torilin in LPS-induced inflammation using in vitro model of inflammation. We examined torilin's effect on expression levels of inflammatory mediators and cytokines in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. The involvement of NF-kB and AP-1, MAP kinases, and adaptor proteins were assessed...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315037/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-free-bowel-perforation-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Jong Wook Kim, Ho-Su Lee, Byong Duk Ye, Suk-Kyun Yang, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Yong Sik Yoon, Chang Sik Yu, Jin-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Incidence of and risk factors for intestinal free perforation (FP) in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are not established. AIM: To establish rate of and risk factors for FP in a large cohort of CD patients. METHODS: Medical records of CD patients who visited Asan Medical Center from June 1989 to December 2012 were reviewed. After matching the FP patients to controls (1:4) by gender, year, and age at CD diagnosis, and disease location, their clinical characteristics were compared using conditional logistic regression analysis...
March 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314295/development-and-applicability-of-integrative-tumor-response-assays-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#12
Yong Sik Yoon, Chan Wook Kim, Seon Ae Roh, Dong Hyung Cho, Tae Won Kim, Moon Bo Kim, Jin Cheon Kim
AIM: The present study investigated how well the results of integrative tumor-response assay (ITRA) compared to those of clinical response to chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 129 patients with metastatic CRC were prospectively enrolled. ITRA consisted of two sequential histoculture drug-response assays (HDRAs). First-stage HDRAs were performed using 5-fluorouracil with leucovorin and oxaliplatin (FX), or with irinotecan (FR)...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306240/atomic-layer-etching-mechanism-of-mos2-for-nano-devices
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Ki Seok Kim, Ki Hyun Kim, Yeonsig Nam, Jaeho Jeon, Soonmin Yim, Eric Singh, Jin Yong Lee, Sungjoo Lee, Yeon Sik Jung, Geun Young Yeom, Dong Woo Kim
Among the layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), which can form stable two-dimensional crystal structures, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has been intensively investigated in various electronic and optoelectronic applications, according to different band-gap energies from 1.29 eV to 1.9 eV as the number of layers is decreased, due to its unique properties. To control the MoS2 layers, atomic layer etching (ALE), a cyclic etching consisting of a radical-adsorption step such as Cl adsorption and a reacted-compound desorption step that is through a low-energy Ar(+)-ion exposure, can be a highly effective technique that avoids the inducement of damage and the contamination that are from the reactive steps...
March 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303362/phase-i-ii-study-of-a-combination-of-capecitabine-cisplatin-and-intraperitoneal-docetaxel-xp-id-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-patients-with-peritoneal-metastasis
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Hyungwoo Cho, Min-Hee Ryu, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Sook Ryun Park, Bum Soo Kim, In-Seob Lee, Hee-Sung Kim, Moon-Won Yoo, Jeong Hwan Yook, Seong Tae Oh, Byung Sik Kim, Yoon-Koo Kang
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the recommended dose (RD) of intraperitoneal docetaxel (ID) in combination with systemic capecitabine and cisplatin (XP) and to evaluate its efficacy and safety at the RD in advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients with peritoneal metastasis. METHODS: AGC patients with peritoneal metastasis received XP ID, which consists of 937.5 mg/m(2) of capecitabine twice daily on days 1-14, 60 mg/m(2) of intravenous cisplatin on day 1, and intraperitoneal docetaxel at 3 different dose levels (60, 80, or 100 mg/m(2)) on day 1, every 3 weeks...
March 16, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303029/tmf-and-glycitin-act-synergistically-on-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-to-promote-wound-healing-and-anti-scarring-activity
#15
Ga Young Seo, Yoongho Lim, Dongsoo Koh, Jung Sik Huh, Changlim Hyun, Young Mee Kim, Moonjae Cho
Keratinocyte-fibroblast interactions are critical for skin repair after injury. During the proliferative phase of wound healing, proliferation, migration and differentiation of these cells are the major mechanisms leading to tissue remodeling. We have previously reported that glycitin, a major soy isoflavone, stimulates dermal fibroblast proliferation; and the phytochemical, 4',6,7-trimethoxyisoflavone (TMF), induces migration of HaCaT keratinocyte cells. We therefore investigated whether these compounds display synergistic effects on skin cells during wound healing in vitro and in vivo...
March 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302997/platelets-cellular-and-functional-characteristics-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#16
Alexander Weymann, Sadeq Ali-Hasan-Al-Saegh, Anton Sabashnikov, Aron-Frederik Popov, Seyed Jalil Mirhosseini, Luis Nombela-Franco, Luca Testa, Mohammadreza Lotfaliani, Mohamed Zeriouh, Tong Liu, Hamidreza Dehghan, Senol Yavuz, Michel Pompeu Barros de Oliveira Sá, William L Baker, Jae-Sik Jang, Mengqi Gong, Umberto Benedetto, Pascal M Dohmen, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Hugh Calkins, Gregg W Stone, Integrated Meta-Analysis Of Cardiac Surgery And Cardiology-Group Imcsc-Group
BACKGROUND This systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to determine the strength of evidence for evaluating the association of platelet cellular and functional characteristics including platelet count (PC), MPV, platelet distribution width (PDW), platelet factor 4, beta thromboglobulin (BTG), and p-selectin with the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and consequent stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating platelet characteristics in patients with paroxysmal, persistent and permanent atrial fibrillations...
March 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301301/tetrabromobisphenol-a-induces-cellular-damages-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-in-vitro
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Kwang Sik Suh, Eun Mi Choi, Sang Youl Rhee, Seungjoon Oh, Sung Woon Kim, Youngmi Kim Pak, Wonchae Choe, Joohun Ha, Suk Chon
Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) is a well-known organobrominated flame retardant. TBBPA has been detected in the environment. The roles played by environmental pollutants in increasing the prevalence of metabolic syndrome are attracting increasing concern. In the present work, we investigated the effects of TBBPA on rat pancreatic β-cells (the RIN-m5F cell line). RIN-m5F cells were incubated with different concentrations of TBBPA for 48 h, and cell viability and the extent of apoptosis were determined. We also measured the levels of inflammatory cytokines, reactive oxygen species (ROS), mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and cardiolipin, as well as the extent of cytochrome c release from mitochondria...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299721/pro-np%C3%A2-protect-against-tio2-nanoparticle-induced-phototoxicity-in-zebrafish-model-exploring-potential-application-for-skin-care
#18
Min-Sik Kim, Melinda Stees, Bala Vamsi K Karuturi, Sivakumar Vijayaraghavalu, Richard E Peterson, Gary L Madsen, Vinod Labhasetwar
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2NPs) are used in sunscreen products to protect the skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays. However, following exposure to sunlight, the photocatalytic activity of TiO2NPs can produce an excess of reactive oxygen species (ROS), causing skin cell damage, triggering an inflammatory response. In zebrafish model, we evaluated how well Pro-NP™ (biodegradable NPs containing superoxide dismutase and catalase) could protect them from TiO2NP-induced photo-oxidative stress. We hypothesized that the antioxidant properties of Pro-NP™ would protect zebrafish embryos from the phototoxic effects of TiO2NPs, improving overall survival and growth...
March 15, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298447/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-%C3%AE-catenin-reveals-constitutive-binding-to-%C3%AE-catenin-and-f-actin
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Hyunook Kang, Injin Bang, Kyeong Sik Jin, Boyun Lee, Junho Lee, Xiangqiang Shao, Jonathon A Heier, Adam V Kwiatkowski, W James Nelson, Jeff Hardin, William I Weis, Hee-Jung Choi
Intercellular epithelial junctions formed by classical cadherins, β-catenin and the actin-binding protein α-catenin link the actin cytoskeletons of adjacent cells into a structural continuum. These assemblies transmit forces through the tissue and respond to intracellular and extracellular signals. However, the mechanisms of junctional assembly and regulation are poorly understood. Studies of cadherin-catenin assembly in a number of metazoans have revealed both similarities and unexpected differences in the biochemical properties of the cadherin/catenin complex that likely reflect the developmental and environmental requirements of different tissues and organisms...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296644/multiscale-porous-titanium-surfaces-via-a-two-step-etching-process-for-improved-mechanical-and-biological-performance
#20
Tae-Sik Jang, Hyun-Do Jung, Sungwon Kim, Byeong-Seok Moon, Jaeuk Baek, Cheonil Park, Juha Song, Hyoun-Ee Kim
Titanium (Ti)-based dental implants with multiscale surface topography have attracted great attention as a promising approach to enhance fixation and long-term stability of the implants, through the synergistic effect of nano- and microscale surface roughness, for accelerated bone regeneration and improved mechanical interlocking. However, structural integrity and mechanical stability of the multiscale roughened Ti surface under deformation need to be considered because significant deformation of dental implants is often induced during the surgical operation...
March 15, 2017: Biomedical Materials
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