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Streptozotocin (STZ), a diabetogenic agent, is thought to damage pancreatic beta-cells by activating immune mechanisms and by alkylating DNA. In the present study, we demonstrated that STZ can produce nitric oxide (NO), a bioregulatory and cytotoxic molecule. When STZ was dissolved in a sodium phosphate buffer (50 mM, pH 7.4) and irradiated with a 22 W(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although coiling has been favorably comparable with clipping for treatment of most intracranial aneurysms, there is a controversy on which modality is safer for anterior choroidal artery (AchoA) aneurysm. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical outcomes and treatment-related complications after surgical clipping and endovascular(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral vasospasm remains a major problem in patients recovering after surgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate cerebral vasospasm at multidetector-row spiral CT angiography (MDCTA) compared with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages(More)
Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of bone is a new radiation-free, low-cost method that measures both bone mass and bone quality. This study was performed to establish the normative data of QUS for Korean women and to determine the prevalence and risk factors of low quantitative ultrasound values in a Korean elderly population. We studied 238 healthy women aged(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiographic and imaging findings of seven patients with polyarteritis nodosa involving the abdomen. CONCLUSION Vasculitis should be considered when multiple abdominal organs have abnormal radiologic findings; however, angiography is necessary to specifically diagnose polyarteritis nodosa.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of our study was to assess the accuracy of multidetector row CT angiography (MDCTA) in the detection of the underlying vascular abnormalities causing spontaneous lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) compared with conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-eight patients who underwent(More)
Calcium carbonate minerals are an integral part of many organisms. These biogenic minerals are all of original size, shape and high strength, and they are quite different from those found in their abiotic precipitates. It has been accepted that the formation, morphological development and crystallography of the biocomposites are controlled by the intrinsic(More)
To evaluate the role of the hexosamine biosynthesis pathway (HBP) in fat-induced insulin resistance, we examined whether fat-induced insulin resistance is additive to that induced by increased HBP flux via glucosamine infusion and, if so, whether such additive effects correlate with muscle HBP product levels. Prolonged hyperinsulinemic (approximately 550(More)