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Human action recognition using 3D skeletal data has become popular topic with the emergence of the cost-effective depth sensors, such as Microsoft Kinect. However, noisy joint position and speed variation between actors make action recognition from 3D joint positions difficult. To address these problems, this paper proposes a novel framework, called(More)
OBJECTIVE To clinically analyze cases of ectopic ovarian pregnancy and to generate data regarding the evaluation and management of suspected ectopic ovarian pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively analyzed 49 ovarian pregnancies that were surgically treated at Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center between January 1996 and December(More)
The present work aimed to assess novel pharmacological properties of ethyl vanillin (EVA) which is used as a flavoring agent for cakes, dessert, confectionary, etc. EVA exhibited an inhibitory activity in the chorioallantoic membrane angiogenesis. Anti-inflammatory activity of EVA was convinced using the two in vivo models, such as vascular permeability and(More)
Gardenia fruit has been traditionally used as a folk medicine for centuries in Asian countries. Extraction with ethanol was used to obtain an extract (GFE) that contains two known constituents, geniposide and genipin, which were subsequently evaluated for anti-inflammatory activity. GFE, genipin, and geniposide showed acute anti-inflammatory activities in(More)
Ginsenosides are major bioactive constituents that are responsible for the diverse pharmacological activities of ginseng. This work aimed to assess the skin anti-photoaging activities of the two stereoisomeric forms of ginsenoside Rg3, 20(S)-Rg3 and 20(R)-Rg3. When the two Rg3 stereoisomers were added to cultured human keratinocyte HaCaT cells prior to(More)
OBJECTIVES This study is designed to confirm the anti-fibrotic effect of thalidomide on bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis in a mouse model and to identify whether this anti-fibrotic effect is associated with inhibition of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta)-induced extracellular signal-regulated kinase1/2 (ERK1/2). METHODS AND MATERIALS C57BL/6(More)
Gastrodia elata Blume rhizome has been traditionally used as a folk medicine for centuries in Oriental countries. Its ethanol extract (GEE) and subsequent fractions were used to evaluate anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory and related activities of Gastrodia elata. GEE potently inhibited angiogenesis in the chick chorioallantoic membrane assay, and its(More)
UNLABELLED ETHNOPHARMACOLGICAL RELEVANCE: The aerial parts of Saururus chinensis Baill. are used for the treatment of edema and inflammatory diseases in the Oriental folk medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY This study aimed to elucidate anti-inflammatory and related activities of the ethanol extract (SC) of the dried aerial parts of Saururus chinensis Baill. (More)
This study aimed to assess some novel pharmacological activities of Sedum sarmentosum Bunge, a perennial herb widely distributed on the mountain slopes in Oriental countries and traditionally used for the treatment of certain inflammatory diseases. Sedum sarmentosum was extracted with absolute methanol to generate the methanol extract (SS). SS exhibited a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the treatment outcome of 3 sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence with intrinsic sphincter deficiency. STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study included 253 patients who underwent incontinence surgery (pubovaginal sling [PVS] = 87, tension-free vaginal tape [TVT] = 94, and transobturator tape [TOT] =(More)