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BACKGROUND High cost, poor compliance, and systemic toxicity have limited the use of pentavalent antimony compounds (SbV), the treatment of choice for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). Paromomycin (PR) has been developed as an alternative to SbV, but existing data are conflicting. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We searched PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane Central(More)
We have synthesized and biologically evaluated 1,4-diazepane derivatives as T-type calcium channel blockers. In this study, we discovered compound 4s, a potential T-type calcium channel blocker with good selectivity over hERG and N-type calcium channels. In addition, it exhibited favorable pharmacokinetic characteristics for further investigation of T-type(More)
The T-type Ca(2+) channel is a low-voltage-activated Ca(2+) channel related to nociceptive stimuli. Increases in Ca(2+) due to calcium channel activation enhance pain sensitivity through both peripheral and central pain pathways. We have developed a novel compound, KST5468, which is a T-type calcium channel antagonist. The new synthetic compound may have an(More)
Traumatic rupture of the superior oblique muscle is rare. We report a case of a 54-year-old man injured by the metal hook of a hanger, resulting in a rupture of the superior oblique muscle tendon. He complained of torsional diplopia when in the primary position. The distal margin of the superior oblique muscle was reattached to sclera 5 and 9 mm apart from(More)
Stem cell-based treatment of traumatic brain injury has been limited in its capacity to bring about complete functional recovery, because of the poor survival rate of the implanted stem cells. It is known that biocompatible biomaterials play a critical role in enhancing survival and proliferation of transplanted stem cells via provision of mechanical(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, multisystem disorder, characterized by recurrent oral ulcer, genital ulcers, eye lesion, and skin lesion. The underlying pathology is nonspecific vasculitis of all vessel sizes, and severe vasculitis can result in fistula formation of neighboring tissues due to a necrotic process. Herein, eleven cases of BD(More)
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Although the mechanism of the development of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is not fully understood, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is considered the most important risk factor. Several vascular factors have also been identified as risk factors and can lead to hypoperfusion of the optic(More)
PURPOSE To develop a novel, simplified method for correcting the ischemic index of nonperfused areas in diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 103 eyes with naive DR that underwent ultra-widefield angiography (UWFA) over a year. UWFAs were graded according to the quantity of retinal non-perfusion, and uncorrected(More)
Pseudonests or pseudomelanocytic nests represent aggregates of cells and cell fragments, including keratinocytes, macrophages, lymphocytes, and occasional melanocytes. Pseudomelanocytic nests in the setting of lichenoid inflammation can mimic atypical melanocytic proliferations. Several reports documented nonspecific staining of pseudonests with melanoma(More)
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