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BACKGROUND We investigated whether ex vivo mesothelial cells found in peritoneal dialysis (PD) effluents were representative of the in vivo epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in peritoneal membrane. METHODS Thirty-six male Sprague-Dawley rats were equally divided into three groups: Group C (control), no PD; Group D, infused with 4.25% Dianeal and(More)
Accumulating evidence regarding clinical, neurobiological, genetic, and environmental factors suggests a bidirectional link between obesity and depressive disorders. Although a few studies have investigated the link between obesity/excess body weight and the response to antidepressants in depressive disorders, the effect of weight on treatment response(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to investigate various risk factors of suicidal behaviors, including the mixed features specifier, in patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical charts from 2005 to 2014. A total of 334 patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental(More)
sample size of 2000 patients (400 patients/location) provided an accurate national representation of the opinions of asthma patients. Questions probed respondents' views on topics such as patient-reported levels of asthma control , frequency and duration of exacerbations in the past year, and current and recent use of asthma medications. Participants in(More)
PURPOSE To investigate patterns of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activation during sentence reading before and after wearing color-tinted lenses. METHODS A total of 15 Meares-Irlen syndrome patients with a mean age of 23.4 years (range, 13 to 42 years) with no history of neurological or psychiatric disorders were scanned using a 3T MR(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary goals of the present study were to assess intellectual function in participants with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (BD) and to investigate the relationships between cognitive decline and the severity of each type of psychopathology. METHODS The present study included 51 patients with schizophrenia and 42 with BD who were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate serial changes in stereopsis in patients with infantile exotropia during follow-up testing. DESIGN This was a retrospective case series. METHODS Twenty-one patients diagnosed with exotropia before age 1 who underwent surgery and examination for stereopsis at least 3 times after surgery were included(More)
BACKGROUND This cross-sectional study sought to identify factors associated with antenatal depression in pregnant Korean females, including sociodemographic parameters, social support, social conflict, and bipolarity. METHODS Eighty-four pregnant women were recruited to complete questionnaires on sociodemographic factors, obstetric history, depressive(More)
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