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Seasonal differences in newborn total body bone mineral content (TBBMC) have not been studied, particularly in relation to alterations in vitamin D status in winter. In vitamin D deficiency bone resorption may be high and bone mineralization low. Bone resorption may be assessed by serum cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP)(More)
Between 1986 and 1996, 128 patients underwent surgery for axillary osmidrosis via en bloc removal of subcutaneous cellular tissue. The patients were followed for 6 months to 7 years (average follow-up, 25 months). The authors propose three categories in which they classified shaving procedures: instrumental shavings (N = 84), manual shavings (N = 96), and(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Rhus parviflora is referred as 'Tintidikah' in traditional medicinal system of south Asia (Ayurveda). It is used in treatment of Vāta vikāra, a condition related to neurological complications as well as cure for stomach disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dried and powdered fruits of R. parviflora were extracted with 80%(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate cutaneous blood flow in the human body to better establish normal flow ranges and to determine whether the location, side of the body, sex, and age affect the flow range at seven different sites. From March 1993 to February 1994 a Periflux system 4001 laser Doppler flowmeter was used to measure the cutaneous(More)
There are a number of different causes for facial wrinkle lines, such as aging, gravity, and chronic pulling of mimetic muscles on the face. Among these, pulling by mimetic muscles on the skin not only involves facial expression but also has a great role in forming facial wrinkle lines as a result of repetitive action, such as dynamic or hyperkinetic(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Many medicinal plants have been used for treatment of insomnia in Asia. However, scientific evidence and precise mechanism for their sedative-hypnotic activity have not been fully investigated. Thus, we investigated the binding activity of the oriental plant extracts (mainly from Korea and Japan) to the well-known molecular targets for(More)
The trend for treatment of deep second degree burns and third degree burns is toward early excision and skin grafting. The ability to predict burn depth accurately as early as possible is important for early excision and skin grafting. This study, prospectively evaluated the ability of laser Doppler flow measurements, obtained within 72 hours after burn(More)
We conducted a clinical trial to assess whether surfactant-TA given within the first six hours of life could improve oxygenation and reduce the ventilatory support in premature infants with hyaline membrane disease (HMD) during the first 24 hours of life. Eight premature infants with severe HMD requiring ventilation were treated, at a mean age of 2.72(More)
Twenty-three cases of endoscopically assisted facial bone surgery were performed over the past 3 years. Our series is consistent with 16 cases of aesthetic contouring surgery and 12 treatments of facial bone fracture, including three cases for recontouring of frontal bone, three cases for recontouring of zygoma, endoscopically assisted correction of three(More)