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Joseph R Corea, P Balthazar Lechene, Michael Lustig, Ana C Arias
PURPOSE: To develop methods for characterizing materials used in screen-printed MRI coils and improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with new lower-loss materials. METHODS: An experimental apparatus was created to characterize dielectric properties of plastic substrates used in receive coils. Coils were fabricated by screen printing conductive ink onto several plastic substrates. Unloaded and sample loaded quality factor (QUnloaded /QLoaded ) measurements and scans on a 3T scanner were used to characterize coil performance...
September 9, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Jae-Gu Han, Min-Woo Hyun, Chang Sun Kim, Jong Won Jo, Jae-Han Cho, Kang-Hyo Lee, Won-Sik Kong, Sang-Kuk Han, Junsang Oh, Gi-Ho Sung
Sanghuang is a medicinal mushroom that has gained particular attention in Korea. It has been extensively studied for the past few decades as a natural immune booster and cancer suppressor. Although the scientific name, Phellinus linteus, has been commonly used to refer to the sanghuang mushroom, the species identity of sanghuang has been called into question due to the ambiguity of its circumscription and the inadequacy of morphological distinctions within allied species. Because the species concept of sanghuang has been elucidated by recent molecular phylogenetic studies, it has become necessary to clarify the taxonomic positions of sanghuang strains extensively utilized in Korea...
April 2016: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
Ik Jun Choi, Yoon-Seok Koh, Sungmin Lim, Eun Ho Choo, Jin Jin Kim, Byung-Hee Hwang, Tae-Hoon Kim, Suk Min Seo, Chan Joon Kim, Mahn-Won Park, Dong Il Shin, Yun-Seok Choi, Hun-Jun Park, Sung-Ho Her, Dong-Bin Kim, Chul Soo Park, Jong-Min Lee, Keon Woong Moon, Kiyuk Chang, Hee Yeol Kim, Ki-Dong Yoo, Doo Soo Jeon, Wook-Sung Chung, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Ki-Bae Seung, Pum-Joon Kim
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a non-infarct-related artery (IRA) is an independent predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study evaluated the impact of successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for CTO of a non-IRA on the long-term clinical outcomes in patients with AMI. A total of 4,748 patients with AMI were consecutively enrolled in the Convergent Registry of Catholic and Chonnam University for AMI registry from January 2004 to December 2009. We enrolled 324 patients with CTO in a non-IRA...
April 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Joseph R Corea, Anita M Flynn, Balthazar Lechêne, Greig Scott, Galen D Reed, Peter J Shin, Michael Lustig, Ana C Arias
Magnetic resonance imaging is an inherently signal-to-noise-starved technique that limits the spatial resolution, diagnostic image quality and results in typically long acquisition times that are prone to motion artefacts. This limitation is exacerbated when receive coils have poor fit due to lack of flexibility or need for padding for patient comfort. Here, we report a new approach that uses printing for fabricating receive coils. Our approach enables highly flexible, extremely lightweight conforming devices...
2016: Nature Communications
Dabney P Evans, Caitlin E Donato, Bridget A Malewezi, Anyie J Li, Mario J Corea, Andrew B Mitchell
INTRODUCTION Asylum seekers face a wide array of challenges, including the need for a fair and just adjudication process. In the state of Georgia, the Atlanta Asylum Network addresses the needs of such individuals by providing them physical, psychological and gynecological assessments, the results of which are presented to the courts in the asylum appeal process. OBJECTIVE As a component of the Network's program evaluation, assess outcomes among asylum seekers using its services, as well as relation of outcomes to type of service provided, the individual's geographic origin and English language proficiency...
October 2015: MEDICC Review
Jae-Mok Ch'oi, Jeŏng-Gon Kim
This paper reviews Kudoh Takeki's activity critically during the colonial Korea period, regarding his research on Medical Science and Japanized Confucianism. He managed 'The Seoul Gynecological Hospital'for approximately 35 years in the Chosŏn period as a Japanese resident with Chosŏn status. He published medical knowledge about obstetrics through more than 280 articles, and attempted to improve the hygiene and health of 'Korean Women'. He tried to complete his will toward 'One Unity of Chosŏn and Japan'by terminating the Chosŏn culture 'gene'as an intention...
December 2015: Ŭi Sahak
Giuseppina Farina, Enrica Menditto, Gabriella Corea, Sonia Manna, Claudia Pagliaro, Chiara Troncone, Claudio Linguiti, Valentina Orlando, Daria Putignano, Daniele Ugo Tari, Gianfranco Buffardi
AIM: The aim is to evaluate prescriptive patterns of atypical antipsychotic drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia in the LHU Caserta in 2011-2013, and to indicate potentially inappropriate therapy; to plan or schedule corrective/preventive activities to support the continuous improvement of health services. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study, based on integration of health records and clinical audit. The study was performed in the following steps: data retrieval and analysis; comparison of data with international literature; editing of the Diagnostic-Therapeutic Path...
November 2015: Rivista di Psichiatria
Enoka M Corea, Adam J Merritt, Yi-Horng Ler, Vasanthi Thevanesam, Timothy J J Inglis
The epidemiologic status of melioidosis in Sri Lanka was unclear from the few previous case reports. We established laboratory support for a case definition and started a nationwide case-finding study. Suspected Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates were collated, identified by polymerase chain reaction assay, referred for Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight analysis and multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and named according to the international MLST database. Between 2006 and early 2014, there were 32 patients with culture-confirmed melioidosis with an increasing annual total and a falling fatality rate...
February 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Pietro Iaffaldano, Giuseppe Lucisano, Carlo Pozzilli, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Angelo Ghezzi, Enrico Millefiorini, Francesco Patti, Alessandra Lugaresi, Giovanni Bosco Zimatore, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Maria Pia Amato, Antonio Bertolotto, Roberto Bergamaschi, Franco Granella, Gabriella Coniglio, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Patrizia Sola, Giacomo Lus, Maria Teresa Ferrò, Gerardo Iuliano, Francesco Corea, Alessandra Protti, Paola Cavalla, Angelica Guareschi, Mariaemma Rodegher, Damiano Paolicelli, Carla Tortorella, Vito Lepore, Luca Prosperini, Francesco Saccà, Damiano Baroncini, Giancarlo Comi, Maria Trojano
The comparative effectiveness of fingolimod versus interferon beta/glatiramer acetate was assessed in a multicentre, observational, prospectively acquired cohort study including 613 patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis discontinuing natalizumab in the Italian iMedWeb registry. First, after natalizumab suspension, the relapse risk during the untreated wash-out period and during the course of switch therapies was estimated through Poisson regression analyses in separated models. During the wash-out period an increased risk of relapses was found in patients with a higher number of relapses before natalizumab treatment (incidence rate ratio = 1...
November 2015: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
D M Sheps, M Bouliane, F Styles-Tripp, L A Beaupre, M K Saraswat, C Luciak-Corea, A Silveira, R Glasgow, R Balyk
This study compared the clinical outcomes following mini-open rotator cuff repair (MORCR) between early mobilisation and usual care, involving initial immobilisation. In total, 189 patients with radiologically-confirmed full-thickness rotator cuff tears underwent MORCR and were randomised to either early mobilisation (n = 97) or standard rehabilitation (n = 92) groups. Patients were assessed at six weeks and three, six, 12 and 24 months post-operatively. Six-week range of movement comparisons demonstrated significantly increased abduction (p = 0...
September 2015: Bone & Joint Journal
Hye Ri Kim, Yung Chul Park
The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic diversity and genetic structure of the striped field mouse Apodemus agrarius coreae in Korea. The Korean A. a. coreae is characterized by high levels of haplotype diversity (Hd=0.967) and low levels of nucleotide diversity (π=0.00683). Haplogroup 1 is well separated from the haplotypes of the neighboring regions of the Korean Peninsula, while the other haplogroups are closely related to those from the Russian Far East. Thus, further investigations are required to confirm the validity of the subspecies status of A...
November 10, 2015: Gene
Maurizio Paciaroni, Giancarlo Agnelli, Nicola Falocci, Valeria Caso, Cecilia Becattini, Simona Marcheselli, Christina Rueckert, Alessandro Pezzini, Loris Poli, Alessandro Padovani, Laszló Csiba, Lilla Szabó, Sung-Il Sohn, Tiziana Tassinari, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Patrik Michel, Maria Cordier, Peter Vanacker, Suzette Remillard, Andrea Alberti, Michele Venti, Umberto Scoditti, Licia Denti, Giovanni Orlandi, Alberto Chiti, Gino Gialdini, Paolo Bovi, Monica Carletti, Alberto Rigatelli, Jukka Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Luca Masotti, Gianni Lorenzini, Rossana Tassi, Francesca Guideri, Giuseppe Martini, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Kostantinos Vadikolias, Chrissoula Liantinioti, Francesco Corea, Massimo Del Sette, Walter Ageno, Maria Luisa De Lodovici, Giorgio Bono, Antonio Baldi, Sebastiano D'Anna, Simona Sacco, Antonio Carolei, Cindy Tiseo, Monica Acciarresi, Cataldo D'Amore, Davide Imberti, Dorjan Zabzuni, Boris Doronin, Vera Volodina, Domenico Consoli, Franco Galati, Alessio Pieroni, Danilo Toni, Serena Monaco, Mario Maimone Baronello, Kristian Barlinn, Lars-Peder Pallesen, Jessica Kepplinger, Ulf Bodechtel, Johannes Gerber, Dirk Deleu, Gayane Melikyan, Faisal Ibrahim, Naveed Akhtar, Maria Giulia Mosconi, Valentina Bubba, Ilenia Silvestri, Kennedy R Lees
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The best time for administering anticoagulation therapy in acute cardioembolic stroke remains unclear. This prospective cohort study of patients with acute stroke and atrial fibrillation, evaluated (1) the risk of recurrent ischemic event and severe bleeding; (2) the risk factors for recurrence and bleeding; and (3) the risks of recurrence and bleeding associated with anticoagulant therapy and its starting time after the acute stroke. METHODS: The primary outcome of this multicenter study was the composite of stroke, transient ischemic attack, symptomatic systemic embolism, symptomatic cerebral bleeding and major extracranial bleeding within 90 days from acute stroke...
August 2015: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Jung-Hun Lee
The seminiferous epithelium cycle and developmental stages of spermatids in Clethrionomys rufocanus were observed under a light microscope. The seminiferous epithelium cycle was divided into 8 stages. Type Ad spermatogonia appeared through all stages. Type Ap, In, and B spermatogonia appeared in stages I, II, III, and IV. In the first meiosis prophase, the leptotene spermatocytes appeared from stage V, the zygotene spermatocytes in stages I, VI, VII, VIII, the pachytene spermatocytes from stages II to VI, the diplotene spermatocytes in stage VII...
June 2013: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
B Molina-Moya, A Lacoma, C Prat, E Pimkina, J Diaz, N García-Sierra, L Haba, J Maldonado, S Samper, J Ruiz-Manzano, V Ausina, J Dominguez
OBJECTIVE: To study the diagnostic accuracy of a multiplex real-time PCR (Anyplex II MTB/MDR/XDR, Seegene, Corea) that detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RIF), fluoroquinolones (FLQ) and injectable drugs (kanamycin [KAN], amikacin [AMK] and capreomycin [CAP]) in isolates and specimens. METHODS: One hundred fourteen cultured isolates and 73 sputum specimens were retrospectively selected. Results obtained with multiplex PCR were compared with those obtained with BACTEC...
August 2015: Journal of Infection
Atiq-ur Rahman, Hina Imran, Syed Intasar Hussain Taqvi, Tehmina Sohail, Zahra Yaqeen, Zakir-ur Rehman, Nudrat Fatima
The aim of study is to investigate central and peripheral analgesic effects of methanolic extract of dry ripe fruit of Aegle marmelos Linn. Corea (Am. Cr) by two methods, tail flick test and acetic acid induced writhing test at 100, 250 and 500mg/kg doses in animal models. Analgesic activity against tail flick test revealed that Am. Cr induced significant increase in latency period in dose dependent manner i.e. 65.38% at 100mg/kg, 395.37% at 250mg/kg (p<0.01) and 459.25% at 500mg/kg (p<0.01) body weight at 1hr after drug delivery while at 2hr effect decreased i...
March 2015: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Joerg Latus, Matthias Schwab, Evelina Tacconelli, Friedrich-Michael Pieper, Daniel Wegener, Juergen Dippon, Simon Müller, David Zakim, Stephan Segerer, Daniel Kitterer, Martin Priwitzer, Barbara Mezger, Birgit Walter-Frank, Angela Corea, Albrecht Wiedenmann, Stefan Brockmann, Christoph Pöhlmann, M Dominik Alscher, Niko Braun
Human infection with Puumala virus (PUUV), the most common hantavirus in Central Europe, causes nephropathia epidemica (NE), a disease characterized by acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia. To determine the clinical phenotype of hantavirus-infected patients and their long-term outcome and humoral immunity to PUUV, we conducted a cross-sectional prospective survey of 456 patients in Germany with clinically and serologically confirmed hantavirus-associated NE during 2001-2012. Prominent clinical findings during acute NE were fever and back/limb pain, and 88% of the patients had acute kidney injury...
January 2015: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Maurizio Paciaroni, Domenico Inzitari, Giancarlo Agnelli, Valeria Caso, Clotilde Balucani, James C Grotta, Amrou Sarraj, Sohn Sung-Il, Angel Chamorro, Xabier Urra, Didier Leys, Hilde Henon, Charlotte Cordonnier, Nelly Dequatre, Pierre Aguettaz, Andrea Alberti, Michele Venti, Monica Acciarresi, Cataldo D'Amore, Andrea Zini, Stefano Vallone, Maria Luisa Dell'Acqua, Federico Menetti, Patrizia Nencini, Salvatore Mangiafico, Kristian Barlinn, Jessica Kepplinger, Ulf Bodechtel, Johannes Gerber, Paolo Bovi, Manuel Cappellari, Italo Linfante, Guilherme Dabus, Simona Marcheselli, Alessandro Pezzini, Alessandro Padovani, Andrei V Alexandrov, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Maria Sessa, Giacomo Giacalone, Giorgio Silvestrelli, Alessia Lanari, Alfonso Ciccone, Alessandro De Vito, Cristiano Azzini, Andrea Saletti, Enrico Fainardi, Giovanni Orlandi, Alberto Chiti, Gino Gialdini, Mauro Silvestrini, Carlo Ferrarese, Simone Beretta, Rossana Tassi, Giuseppe Martini, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Spyros N Vasdekis, Domenico Consoli, Antonio Baldi, Sebastiano D'Anna, Emilio Luda, Ferdinando Varbella, Giampiero Galletti, Paolo Invernizzi, Edoardo Donati, Maria Luisa De Lodovici, Giorgio Bono, Francesco Corea, Massimo Del Sette, Serena Monaco, Maurizio Riva, Tiziana Tassinari, Umberto Scoditti, Danilo Toni
The aim of the ICARO-3 study was to evaluate whether intra-arterial treatment, compared to intravenous thrombolysis, increases the rate of favourable functional outcome at 3 months in acute ischemic stroke and extracranial ICA occlusion. ICARO-3 was a non-randomized therapeutic trial that performed a non-blind assessment of outcomes using retrospective data collected prospectively from 37 centres in 7 countries. Patients treated with endovascular treatment within 6 h from stroke onset (cases) were matched with patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis within 4...
February 2015: Journal of Neurology
Taehoon Lee, Jinhee Kim, Sujeong Kim, Kyoungjoo Kim, Yunjin Park, Yuri Kim, Yoon Su Lee, Hyouk-Soo Kwon, Sae-Hoon Kim, Yoon-Seok Chang, You Sook Cho, An-Soo Jang, Jung-Won Park, Dong-Ho Nahm, Ho-Joo Yoon, Sang-Heon Cho, Young-Joo Cho, Byoung Whui Choi, Hee-Bom Moon, Tae-Bum Kim
BACKGROUND: Though insurance claims data are useful for researching asthma, they have important limitations, such as a diagnostic inaccuracy and a lack of clinical information. To overcome these drawbacks, we used the novel method by merging the clinical data from our asthma cohort with the National Health Insurance (NHI) claims data. METHODS AND RESULTS: Longitudinal analysis of asthma-related healthcare use from the NHI claims database, merged with data of 736 patients registered in a Korean asthma cohort, was conducted for three consecutive years from registration of the cohort...
2014: PloS One
Joerg Latus, Matthias Schwab, Evelina Tacconelli, Friedrich-Michael Pieper, Daniel Wegener, Bianka Rettenmaier, Andrea Schwab, Larissa Hoffmann, Juergen Dippon, Simon Müller, Peter Fritz, David Zakim, Stephan Segerer, Daniel Kitterer, Martin Kimmel, Karl Gußmann, Martin Priwitzer, Barbara Mezger, Birgit Walter-Frank, Angela Corea, Albrecht Wiedenmann, Stefan Brockmann, Christoph Pöhlmann, M Dominik Alscher, Niko Braun
BACKGROUND: Puumala virus (PUUV) is the most common species of hantavirus in Central Europe. Nephropathia epidemica (NE), caused by PUUV, is characterized by acute kidney injury (AKI) and thrombocytopenia. The major goals of this study were to provide a clear clinical phenotyping of AKI in patients with NE and to develop an easy prediction rule to identify patients, who are at lower risk to develop severe AKI. METHODS: A cross-sectional prospective survey of 456 adult patients with serologically confirmed NE was performed...
February 2015: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Sanjeewa Wijekoon, Thushanthy Prasath, Enoka M Corea, Jayanthi P Elwitigala
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is an infection caused by the facultative intracellular gram-negative bacterium; Burkholderia pseudomallei. It gives rise to protean clinical manifestations and has a varied prognosis. Although it was rare in Sri Lanka increasing numbers of cases are being reported with high morbidity and mortality. Here we report a case of melioidosis presenting with lymphadenitis which was diagnosed early and treated promptly with a good outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old Sinhalese woman with diabetes presented with fever and left sided painful inguinal lymphadenitis for one month...
2014: BMC Research Notes
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