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In the present study, we have investigated the effect of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on retinal regeneration in the stage 22-24 chick embryo. The neural retina was surgically removed in ovo leaving the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) intact and then slow-release, plastic implants containing bFGF were inserted into the eye. Light microscopic(More)
It is apparent from a number of studies that the RPE has a remarkable ability to regenerate neural retina. While retinal regeneration from the RPE has not been reported in adult vertebrates, with the exception of the newt, there is evidence that many vertebrate species have the ability to regenerate a new neural retina during the early development. Studies(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and etiologies of celiac axis stenosis in asymptomatic individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study involved 400 consecutive patients (male: 319, female: 81) referred to us for celiac arteriography between April and July 1999. When celiac axis branches were opacified by collateral circulation during(More)
Because tuberculous (TB) involvement of mediastinal lymph nodes (LN) could cause false positive results in nodal staging of lung cancer, we examined the accuracy of nodal staging in lung cancer patients with radiographic sequelae of healed TB. A total of 54 lung cancer patients with radiographic TB sequelae in the lung parenchyma ipsilateral to the resected(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the computed tomographic (CT) findings of atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH) in the lung. MATERIALS AND METHODS The CT findings of AAHs in eight patients were retrospectively reviewed. The CT findings of each AAH lesion were evaluated for multiplicity, location, shape, size and internal density of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of radiocontrast media (RCM) induced hypersensitivity and can be life-threatening if profound hypotension is combined. With increased use of iodine based RCM, related hypersensitivity is rapidly growing. However, the clinical characteristics and risk factors of RCM induced anaphylaxis accompanied by hypotension(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate nodule visibility, learning curves, and reading times for digital tomosynthesis (DT). MATERIALS AND METHODS We included 80 patients who underwent computed tomography (CT) and DT before pulmonary metastasectomy. One experienced chest radiologist annotated all visible nodules on thin-section CT scans using computer-aided detection(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence rate of latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB among homeless in Seoul metropolitan city, South Korea, and to compare the TB burden among homeless people with that of a control group. METHODS The homeless participants were recruited from five sites between October 30, 2009 and April 12,(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify CT and FDG-PET features associated with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) protein overexpression, and to evaluate whether imaging features and EGFR-overexpression can help predict clinical outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 214 patients (M : F = 129 : 85; mean age, 63.2) who underwent curative resection of stage I non-small cell(More)
Pleuropulmonary involvement of salmonella infection is very rare and only two cases of salmonella empyema have been reported in Korea. We report the case of a 70-year-old female diabetic patient who presented with right flank pain and right lower chest pain. The chest radiographs revealed fibrostreaky and hazy density at right lower lung field and blunting(More)