Cheul Hong Kim

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Prevotella intermedia, a major periodontopathogen, has been shown to be resistant to many antibiotics. In the present study, we examined the effect of the FDA-approved iron chelators deferoxamine (DFO) and deferasirox (DFRA) against planktonic and biofilm cells of P. intermedia in order to evaluate the possibility of using these iron chelators as(More)
BACKGROUND Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most frequently encountered brain cancer. Although the existence of cancer stem cells in GBM has been previously established, there is little evidence to explain the difference between cancer stem cells and radio-resistant cells in GBM. In an effort to increase our understanding of whether cellular(More)
Strains of Porphyromonas gingivalis, a periodontopathic bacterium, are classified into six genotypic variants based on nucleotide sequence differences in the fimA gene encoding FimA. A PCR assay using primer sets specific for each genotype has demonstrated that the most predominant fimA genotype in periodontitis patients is type II, which is now commonly(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) induces a progressive pathophysiology affecting cell survival and neurological integrity via complex and evolving molecular cascades whose interrelationships are not fully understood. Acute injury to the spinal cord undergoes sequential pathological change including hemorrhage, edema, axonal and neuronal necrosis, and demyelination.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to test the effect of botulinum toxin on a reversible, prolonged, experimental pain and on muscle fatigue in human masseter muscle, both caused by a sustained clench. DESIGN The masseter muscles were injected with botulinum toxin in 19 subjects and with isotonic saline in 16 subjects. We measured electromyographic(More)
BACKGROUND Gabapentin is a safe and well-tolerated anticonvulsant with a wide therapeutic index, and it is used for neuropathic pain. The aim of this study was to compare previous dosing methods with the administration of four different doses of gabapentin while maintaining the same maximum daily dose for the safe administration of high doses of the(More)
BACKGROUND During neuroanesthesia, head holder pinning commonly results in sympathetic stimulation manifested by hemodynamic changes, such as increased heart rate and arterial blood pressure. Remifentanil has been used successfully to control acute autonomic responses during neurosurgical procedures. The objective of this study was to determine effect-site(More)
PURPOSE This prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was designed to determine the efficacy of nitrous oxide (N(2)O) in alleviating the pain that followed sequential injection of propofol and rocuronium. METHODS A total of 205 adult patients (age, 18-68 years) received one of the following combinations: NaCl and 100 % O(2) (group C); 0.5 mg/kg(More)
PURPOSE Excess reactive oxygen species are detrimental to wound repair. Remifentanil decreases reactive oxygen species generation and inflammatory response; however, its effects on oxidative cell injury are not completely understood. Therefore, we investigated the effects of remifentanil on human keratinocytes under hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative(More)
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