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 To clarify clinical features and to elucidate prognostic factors and prognosis, the authors retrospectively analyzed 16 cases of gliomatosis cerebri treated at Seoul National University Hospital between January 1988 and December 1995. Age at diagnosis ranged from 19 to 62 (median 34) years and male to female ratio was 10:6. Most presented with headache or(More)
A retrospective clinical analysis of astrocytomas which contained a significant proportion of gemistocytes was carried out in order to evaluate their effect on prognosis, and other factors influencing prognosis. Method. From 253 consecutive cases of astrocytic tumours in adults, 25 were selected who had more than 20% gemistocytes in every high-power field(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary thiamin on the physiological status of the juvenile grouper, Epinephelus coioides. Graded levels of thiamin (0.08, 0.50, 2.12, 3.15, 4.63, 12.37 mg thiamin kg−1 diet) were fed to grouper juveniles (mean weight: 16.97 ± 0.14 g) for 10 weeks. Although fish fed the thiamin-deficient (TD) diet showed(More)
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causes diarrhea of pigs age-independently and death of young piglets, resulting in economic loss of porcine industry. We have screened 333 natural oriental herbal medicines to search for new antiviral candidates against PEDV. We found that two herbal extracts, KIOM 198 and KIOM 124, contain significant anti-PED viral(More)
Prompt revascularization of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) thrombotic occlusion can prevent intestinal infarction and decrease necrosis of the bowel segment. Herein, we describe two cases who underwent successful endovascular recanalization for acute SMA thrombosis using a primary aspiration thrombectomy because of possible consequent laparotomy for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the intra-amniotic inflammation is a risk factor for the development of atypical chronic lung disease (CLD). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study was undertaken in 72 patients who delivered preterm neonates (gestational age: 24-32 weeks) within 5 days of amniocentesis and whose neonates subsequently developed CLD.(More)
Acutely aggravated dissecting flap and consequent occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) by simple contrast passage during initial angiography for percutaneous stent placement is a uncommon event, which usually is not reported. After analysis of many factors that underlie development of such complications, we present herein one case of successful(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that the extracts of several Korean medicinal plants showed neuroprotective activity in glutamate-injured primary culutres of rat cortical cells. OBJECTIVE Among them, the effect of the methanolic extract of Lonicera japonica flower on the glutamate-induced neuronal cell death and its potential mechanism of action was(More)
A systematic high-performance liquid chromatography–diode array detection (HPLC–DAD) method was developed for the rapid, accurate, and simultaneous quantification of eight marker compounds, paeoniflorin, 6-gingerol, decursin, glycyrrhizin, cinnamic acid, hesperidin, poncirin and magnolol, in Ojeok-san, a traditional Korean herbal medicine. These compounds(More)