Bo Rae G. Park

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Bacteria or yeast may be observed on peripheral blood smears and may lead to spuriously elevated platelet counts. They have been reported to disturb the white blood cell (WBC) differential count if they clumped together, and a large number of such microorganisms have been shown to increase WBC counts. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the spurious(More)
BACKGROUND The main causes of thrombocytopenia in cirrhosis are thought to be platelet destruction and the reduction of thrombopoietin (TPO) expression in the liver. Immature platelet fraction (IPF) has been measured by a fully automated analyzer (Sysmex XE-2100, Japan) as reticulated platelet (RP), which is reflected with thrombopoiesis in bone marrow. In(More)
The methionine variant of Val66Met brain-derived neurotrophic factor BDNF met and catecholamine-O-methyltransferase (COMT L) is associated with a deficit in attention and aggravation of delusions in schizophrenia. We hypothesized that the BDNF-COMT gene interaction would affect the symptoms and cognition in schizophrenia. Ninety-six schizophrenic patients(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the time to detection of Candida species isolates using the two most commonly used automated blood culture systems, and to evaluate rapid, widely available methods for the presumptive identification of C. albicans. Candidemia models of eight commonly detected Candida species were prepared using ATCC standards. The(More)
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