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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814051/design-of-a-wearable-hand-exoskeleton-for-exercising-flexion-extension-of-the-fingers
#1
Inseong Jo, Jeongsoo Lee, Yeongyu Park, Joonbum Bae
In this paper, design of a wearable hand exoskeleton system for exercising flexion/extension of the fingers, is proposed. The exoskeleton was designed with a simple and wearable structure to aid finger motions in 1 degree of freedom (DOF). A hand grasping experiment by fully-abled people was performed to investigate general hand flexion/extension motions and the polynomial curve of general hand motions was obtained. To customize the hand exoskeleton for the user, the polynomial curve was adjusted to the joint range of motion (ROM) of the user and the optimal design of the exoskeleton structure was obtained using the optimization algorithm...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814030/quantitative-evaluation-of-hand-functions-using-a-wearable-hand-exoskeleton-system
#2
Suin Kim, Jeongsoo Lee, Wookeun Park, Joonbum Bae
To investigate, improve, and observe the effect of rehabilitation therapy, many studies have been conducted on evaluating the motor function quantitatively by developing various types of robotic systems. Even though the robotic systems have been developed, functional evaluation of the hand has been rarely investigated, because it is difficult to install a number of actuators or sensors to the hand due to limited space around the fingers. Therefore, in this study, a hand exoskeleton was developed to satisfy the required specifications for evaluating the hand functions including spasticity of finger flexors, finger independence, and multi-digit synergy and algorithms to evaluate such functions were proposed...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813889/design-of-a-clinically-relevant-upper-limb-exoskeleton-robot-for-stroke-patients-with-spasticity
#3
Dong Jin Lee, Sung Jin Bae, Sung Ho Jang, Pyung Hun Chang
The purpose of this research is to propose a design of a clinically relevant upper-limb (hand, wrist, and elbow) exoskeleton that meets the clinical requirements. At first, the proposed robot was designed to have sufficient torque for passive exercise therapy and spasticity measurement of post-stroke patients with spasticity (grade 3 or lower in Modified Ashworth Scale). Because the therapy of patients with high level spasticity could be laborious for therapists by increased muscle tone, and the patients tend not to get enough rehabilitation treatment...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813785/a-pilot-study-on-the-optimal-speeds-for-passive-wrist-movements-by-a-rehabilitation-robot-of-stroke-patients-a-functional-nirs-study
#4
Sung Jin Bae, Sung Ho Jang, Jeong Pyo Seo, Pyung Hun Chang
The optimal conditions inducing proper brain activation during performance of rehabilitation robots should be examined to enhance the efficiency of robot rehabilitation based on the concept of brain plasticity. In this study, we attempted to investigate differences in cortical activation according to the speeds of passive wrist movements performed by a rehabilitation robot for stroke patients. 9 stroke patients with right hemiparesis participated in this study. Passive movements of the affected wrist were performed by the rehabilitation robot at three different speeds: 0...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813781/bee-venom-decreases-lps-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#5
Chang Hee Jeong, Wei Nee Cheng, Hyojin Bae, Kyung Woo Lee, Sang Mi Han, Michael C Petriello, Hong Gu Lee, Han Geuk Seo, Sung Gu Han
The world dairy industry has long been challenged by bovine mastitis, an inflammatory disease, which causes economic loss due to decreased milk production and quality. Attempts have been made to prevent or treat this disease with multiple approaches, primarily through increased abuse of antibiotics, but effective natural solutions remain elusive. Bee venom (BV) contains a variety of peptides (e.g., melittin) and that shows multiple bioactivities including prevention of inflammation. Thus, in the current study, it was hypothesized that BV can reduce inflammation in bovine mammary epithelial cells (MAC-T)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811965/adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-autologous-dendritic-cells-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-randomized-phase-ii-study
#6
Jeong-Hoon Lee, Won Young Tak, Yoon Lee, Min-Kyu Heo, Jae-Sung Song, Hak-Yeop Kim, Soo Young Park, Si Hyun Bae, Joon Hyeok Lee, Jeong Heo, Ki-Hwan Kim, Yong-Soo Bae, Yoon Jun Kim
Our previous phase I/IIA study showed that autologous dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with tumor-associated antigens are well tolerated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this randomized, multicenter, open-label, phase II trial, we investigated the efficacy and safety of this DC-based adjuvant immunotherapy with 156 patients, who treated for HCC with no evidence of residual tumor after standard treatment modalities. Patients were randomly assigned to immunotherapy (n = 77; injection of 3 × 10(7) DC cells, six times over 14 weeks) or control (n = 79; no treatment)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811753/characterization-of-the-rosellinia-necatrix-transcriptome-and-genes-related-to-pathogenesis-by-single-molecule-mrna-sequencing
#7
Hyeongmin Kim, Seung Jae Lee, Ick-Hyun Jo, Jinsu Lee, Wonsil Bae, Hyemin Kim, Kyungho Won, Tae Kyung Hyun, Hojin Ryu
White root rot disease, caused by the pathogen Rosellinia necatrix, is one of the world's most devastating plant fungal diseases and affects several commercially important species of fruit trees and crops. Recent global outbreaks of R. necatrix and advances in molecular techniques have both increased interest in this pathogen. However, the lack of information regarding the genomic structure and transcriptome of R. necatrix has been a barrier to the progress of functional genomic research and the control of this harmful pathogen...
August 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810988/association-between-personal-protective-equipment-use-and-injury-occurrence-among-the-republic-of-korea-armed-forces
#8
Tae Kyung Kim, Byung-Chan Jeon, Eunkyoung Bae, Kyoung Ki Bae, Kyu-Tae Han, Eun-Cheol Park
INTRODUCTION: Soldiers are at a higher risk of injury than people of other occupations. To date, no studies have examined the association between injury and personal protective equipment (PPE) use in the Republic of Korea (ROK) military. Thus, this study aimed to investigate possible associations between injury and PPE use in military personnel. In addition, we aimed to identify the possible interactions between injury and PPE use according to military personnel characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used secondary data from the 2014-2015 Military Health Survey...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808502/clinical-significance-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-for-gastric-cancer-in-the-era-of-immunology
#9
REVIEW
Byung Woog Kang, Jong Gwang Kim, In Hee Lee, Han Ik Bae, An Na Seo
Immunotherapy has begun to revolutionize cancer treatment, by introducing therapies that target the host immune system instead of the tumor, therapies that possess unique adverse event profiles, and therapies that may cure certain types of cancer. The immune microenvironment of tumors is emerging as the most important means of understanding the relationship between a patient' immune system and their cancer, informing prognosis, and guiding immunotherapy, such as an antibody blockade of immune checkpoints. For some solid tumors, simple quantitation of lymphocyte infiltration would seem to have prognostic significance, suggesting that lymphocyte infiltration is not passive but may actively promote or inhibit tumor growth...
July 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808389/simultaneous-determination-of-four-compounds-campesterol-emodin8-o-%C3%AE-d-glucopyranoside-quercetin-and-isoquercitrin-in-reynoutria-sachalinensis-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detector
#10
Min Rye Eom, Jin Bae Weon, Youn Sik Jung, Ga Hee Ryu, Woo Seung Yang, Choong Je Ma
BACKGROUND: Reynoutria sachalinensis is a well-known and used herbal medicine to treatment of arthralgia, jaundice, amenorrhea, coughs, carbuncles, and sores. OBJECTIVE: We have developed high-performance liquid chromatography analysis method for simultaneous determination of isolated four compounds, campesterol, emodin8-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, quercetin, and isoquercitrin from R. sachalinensis is. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The four compounds were separated on Shiseido C18 column (S-5 μm, 4...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808194/comparative-effects-of-plant-oils-and-trans-fat-on-blood-lipid-profiles-and-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
#11
Haiyu Guo, Young-Hwan Ban, Yeseul Cha, Tae-Su Kim, Sung-Pyo Lee, Eun Suk An, Jieun Choi, Da Woom Seo, Jung-Min Yon, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Since plant oils are believed to be better than animal fats for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, the effects of various plant oils and trans-fat on blood lipid profiles and ischemic stroke were investigated. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a diet containing the oils or trans-fat, and then body weights, blood lipids, and effects on brain infarction and physical dysfunction induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) were analyzed. All the oils and trans-fat, except perilla oil, significantly increased body fats and body weight gain...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807683/nano-sized-drug-carriers-extravasation-intratumoral-distribution-and-their-modeling
#12
Joseph W Nichols, Yu Sakurai, Hideyoshi Harashima, You Han Bae
Navigating intratumoral drug distribution has proven to be one of the most challenging aspects of drug delivery. The barriers are significant and varied; increased diffusional distances, elevated interstitial fluid pressure, regions of dense extracellular matrix and high cell density, and overall heterogeneity. Such a long list imposes significant requirements on nano-sized carriers. Unfortunately, other capabilities are eclipsed by the distribution requirements. A drug can do no good until it reaches its target...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807125/nail-debridement-after-ablative-fractional-laser-treatment-and-occlusive-dressing-with-urea-20-cream-an-alternative-to-nail-extraction
#13
Yu Seok Jung, Ji Hae Lee, Gyong Moon Kim, Jung Min Bae
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806284/is-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-practical-in-severe-chest-trauma-a-systematic-review-in-single-center-of-developing-country
#14
Up Huh, Seunghwan Song, Sung Woon Chung, Sang-Pil Kim, Chung Won Lee, Hyo Young Ahn, Miju Bae, Seon Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in patients with rupture of heart and major vessels caused by severe chest trauma. METHODS: From April 2015 to May 2016, 10 patients with suspected injuries to the heart and major vessels following focused assessment with sonography in trauma or computed tomography were selected from patients admitted at a level I trauma centre presenting with cardiac tamponade and tension haemothorax due to severe chest trauma...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806066/thiol-mediated-synthesis-of-hyaluronic-acid-epigallocatechin-3-o-gallate-conjugates-for-the-formation-of-injectable-hydrogels-with-free-radical-scavenging-property-and-degradation-resistance
#15
Chixuan Liu, Ki Hyun Bae, Atsushi Yamashita, Joo Eun Chung, Motoichi Kurisawa
Hyaluronic acid (HA)-based biomaterials have demonstrated only limited in vivo stability as a result of rapid degradation by hyaluronidase and reactive oxidative species. The green tea catechin, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), has received considerable attention because of its powerful antioxidant and enzyme-inhibitory activities. We describe here the synthesis of HA-EGCG conjugate using a thiol-mediated reaction and its use for the preparation of a long-lasting injectable hydrogel. HA-EGCG conjugates with tunable degrees of substitution were synthesized by the nucleophilic addition reaction between EGCG quinone and thiolated HA under mild conditions...
August 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805957/stroke-or-left-atrial-thrombus-prediction-using-antithrombin-iii-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Seo-Won Choi, Bo-Bae Kim, Dong-Hyun Choi, Geon Park, Byung Chul Shin, Heesang Song, DongHun Kim, Dong-Min Kim
BACKGROUND: CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥ 75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke) and CHA2 DS2 -VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥ 75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke, vascular disease, age 65 to 74 years, sex category) scores showed just moderate discrimination ability in predicting thromboembolic complications in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). HYPOTHESIS: To determine the association of antithrombin III (AT-III) deficiency and mean platelet volume (MPV) with the development of stroke or left atrial (LA) thrombus in patients with AF...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805663/yap-taz-regulates-sprouting-angiogenesis-and-vascular-barrier-maturation
#17
Jongshin Kim, Yoo Hyung Kim, Jaeryung Kim, Do Young Park, Hosung Bae, Da-Hye Lee, Kyun Hoo Kim, Seon Pyo Hong, Seung Pil Jang, Yoshiaki Kubota, Young-Guen Kwon, Dae-Sik Lim, Gou Young Koh
Angiogenesis is a multistep process that requires coordinated migration, proliferation, and junction formation of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) to form new vessel branches in response to growth stimuli. Major intracellular signaling pathways that regulate angiogenesis have been well elucidated, but key transcriptional regulators that mediate these signaling pathways and control EC behaviors are only beginning to be understood. Here, we show that YAP/TAZ, a transcriptional coactivator that acts as an end effector of Hippo signaling, is critical for sprouting angiogenesis and vascular barrier formation and maturation...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802170/airborne-particles-in-indoor-environment-of-homes-schools-offices-and-aged-care-facilities-the-main-routes-of-exposure
#18
REVIEW
L Morawska, G A Ayoko, G N Bae, G Buonanno, C Y H Chao, S Clifford, S C Fu, O Hänninen, C He, C Isaxon, M Mazaheri, T Salthammer, M S Waring, A Wierzbicka
It has been shown that the exposure to airborne particulate matter is one of the most significant environmental risks people face. Since indoor environment is where people spend the majority of time, in order to protect against this risk, the origin of the particles needs to be understood: do they come from indoor, outdoor sources or both? Further, this question needs to be answered separately for each of the PM mass/number size fractions, as they originate from different sources. Numerous studies have been conducted for specific indoor environments or under specific setting...
August 9, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801633/evaluation-of-novel-factor-xa-inhibitors-from-oxya-chinensis-sinuosa-with-anti-platelet-aggregation-activity
#19
Wonhwa Lee, HeeSeung Lee, Mi-Ae Kim, Joonhyeok Choi, Kyung-Min Kim, Jae Sam Hwang, MinKyun Na, Jong-Sup Bae
The edible grasshopper Oxya chinensis sinuosa is consumed worldwide for its various medicinal effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential bioactive antithrombotic and antiplatelet compounds from O. chinensis sinuosa. Five N-acetyldopamine dimers (1-5) were isolated from O. chinensis sinuosa and compounds 1 and 2 were identified as new chemicals with chiral centers at H-2 and H-3 of the benzo-1,4-dioxane structure. Compounds 1-4 were found to have both FXa and platelet aggregation inhibitory activities...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801619/repetitive-motor-cortex-stimulation-reinforces-the-pain-modulation-circuits-of-peripheral-neuropathic-pain
#20
Myeounghoon Cha, Sun Woo Um, Minjee Kwon, Taick Sang Nam, Bae Hwan Lee
Recent evidence indicates that motor cortex stimulation (MCS) is a potentially effective treatment for chronic neuropathic pain. However, the neural mechanisms underlying the attenuated hyperalgesia after MCS are not completely understood. In this study, we investigated the neural mechanism of the effects of MCS using an animal model of neuropathic pain. After 10 daily sessions of MCS, repetitive MCS reduced mechanical allodynia and contributed to neuronal changes in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). Interestingly, inhibition of protein kinase M zeta (PKMζ), a regulator of synaptic plasticity, in the ACC blocked the effects of repetitive MCS...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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