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The discovery of drugs for the treatment of inflammatory allergic diseases such as, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and sinusitis is a very important subject in human health. Gallic acid (3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid), a polyphenyl natural products from gallnut and green tea, is known to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and radical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It has been shown that sleep problems in Alzheimer's disease (AD) are associated with cognitive impairment and behavioral problems. In fact, most of studies have founded that daytime sleepiness is significantly correlated with cognitive decline in AD. However, a few studies have also shown that nighttime sleep problems are associated(More)
PURPOSE We explored and compared the relationships between the visual field (VF) sensitivities assessed by standard automated perimetry (SAP), and the ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thicknesses as measured by Cirrus high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) in glaucomatous eyes. (More)
The aim of this work is to compare the thinning patterns of the ganglion cell inner-plexiform layer (GCIPL) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) as measured using Cirrus high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) in patients with visual field (VF) defects that respect the vertical meridian. Twenty eyes of 11 patients with VF(More)
MicroRNA (miRNA) pathways have been implicated in stem cell regulation. This study investigated the molecular effects of propofol on adipocyte stem cells (ASCs) by analyzing RNA expression arrays. Human ASCs were isolated by use of a liposuction procedure. ASCs were treated with saline, 50 µM propofol, or 100 µM propofol in culture media for 3 hours. After(More)
PURPOSE To compare changes in the prelamina and lamina of patients with POAG and acute primary angle-closure (APAC) after IOP reduction. METHODS We analyzed 20 patients with POAG who were scheduled to undergo glaucoma surgery and 17 patients with APAC scheduled for laser peripheral iridoplasty. Horizontal B-scans of the optic nerve head were obtained(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased atrial size is frequently seen in ischemic stroke patients in clinical practice. There is controversy about whether left atrial enlargement (LAE) should be regarded as a risk factor for cerebral infarction. We investigated the association between indexed left atrial volume (LAVI) and conventional stroke risk factors as well as stroke(More)
Gamisipjundaebo-tang (GSDBT) has been used for the purpose of development of physical strength. In the present study, we investigated the immune enhancing effect induced by GSDBT. We investigated the anti-immobility effect of GSDBT via a forced-swimming test and blood biochemical parameters related to fatigue, glucose, blood urea nitrogen, lactic(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated whether the structure-function relationship in glaucoma patients with parafoveal scotoma or peripheral scotoma differs with the use of frequency doubling technology (FDT) or short-wavelength automated perimetry (SWAP) compared to standard automated perimetry (SAP). METHODS Glaucoma patients with isolated parafoveal scotoma (PFS)(More)
PURPOSE To compare the ability of various maps constructed using Cirrus optical coherence tomography (OCT), including the "intereye comparison" derived from the temporal superior inferior nasal temporal (TSNIT) map, in terms of glaucoma diagnosis and detection of RNFL defects identified in red-free fundus photographs. METHODS This cross-sectional study(More)