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In the research related to heart rate measurement, few studies have been done using magnetic-induced conductivity sensing methods to measure the heart rate. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of the position of a textile-based inductive coil sensor on the measurement of the heart rate. In order to assess the capability of the textile-based(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the efficacy of alveolar ridge preservation methods with and without primary wound closure and the relationship between histometric and micro-computed tomographic (CT) data. MATERIALS AND METHODS Porcine hydroxyapatite with polytetrafluoroethylene membrane was implanted into a canine extraction socket. The density of the total(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Spirulina, a blue-green alga, is widely produced and commercialized as a dietary supplement with bio- and immune-modulatory functions. We have previously shown that spirulina had favorable effects on lipid profiles, immune functions, and antioxidant capacity in healthy Korean elderly. Despite favorable effect of spirulina(More)
PURPOSE An animal periodontitis model is essential for research on the pathogenesis and treatment of periodontal disease. In this study, we have introduced a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of a periodontal pathogen to the alveolar bone defect of experimental animals and investigated its suitability as a periodontitis model. METHODS Alveolar bone defects were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine whether periodontal pocket could be satisfactorily visualized by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to suggest quantitative methods for measuring periodontal pocket depth. METHODS We acquired OCT images of periodontal pockets in a porcine model and determined the actual axial resolution for measuring(More)
Stems of Machilus japonica were extracted with 80% aqueous methanol (MeOH) and the concentrated extract was successively extracted with ethyl acetate (EtOAc), normal butanol (n-BuOH), and water. Six flavonoids were isolated from the EtOAc fraction: (+)-taxifolin, afzelin, (-)-epicatechin, 5,3'-di-O-methyl-(-)-epicatechin,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the mechanisms of vertical fusional vergence in patients with "congenital unilateral superior oblique paresis" (SOP) and to discuss the implications of these mechanisms. METHODS Eleven patients were examined with our eye-tracking haploscope. RESULTS Three different fusion mechanisms were found, producing significantly different(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to obtain quantitative data related to the activity of each head of the pronator quadratus based on dynamic sonographic parameters during gripping effort and to assess their relationships with grip and pronation strengths. METHODS The forearms of 33 healthy volunteers were evaluated at 5 positions of axial rotation(More)
An intracranial pilocytic astrocytoma was diagnosed in a 13-year-old boy after he presented with headaches and visual disturbances. The initial ophthalmoscopic examination revealed papilledema bilaterally and myelinated retinal nerve fibers (MRNFs) in the left eye. Serial ophthalmoscopic examinations demonstrated gradual fading of the MRNFs beginning 2(More)