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OBJECT A wide variation in postoperative drainage volumes is observed during treatment of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) with twist-drill or burr-hole craniostomy and closed-system drainage. In this study the authors investigate the causes of the variation, the clinical significance thereof, and its influence on treatment outcome. METHODS A total of 175(More)
At least three well documented neuropharmacologic mediators participate in physiologic erection: inhibition or cessation of alpha-adrenergic transmission, increases in both cholinergic (acetylcholine) and non-adrenergic non-cholinergic (NANC) transmission. In-vitro studies of rabbit corporal smooth muscle reveal that adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) has a(More)
We investigated the effect of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and its combination with acetylcholine (ACh) on the erectile response in 52 adults rats. Intracavernous injection of VIP (10(-8) to 10(-5)M, ACh (10(-9) to 10(-5), or a combination of VIP (10(-7) to 10(-5) with ACh (10(-6 M) additively enhanced that erection but did not lead to a full(More)
The two cases presented here involve deaths that were due to dichloromethane or chloroform poisoning. The dichloromethane and chloroform were determined in biological specimens by headspace gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detector. In one case, dichloromethane concentrations found were 252 mg/L (blood), 75 mg/kg (brain) and 30 mg/kg (heart). From(More)
In this study, we evaluated the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on bone regeneration in an autogenous bone graft in a canine model. The mandibular premolar teeth had been bilaterally extracted previously, and the ridges had been allowed to heal for 3 months. After this period, continuity resection was performed on both sides of the mandible. One defect(More)
Histone deacetylases 8 (HDAC8) is an enzyme repressing the transcription of various genes including tumour suppressor gene and has already become a target of human cancer treatment. In an effort to facilitate the discovery of HDAC8 inhibitors, two quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) classification models were developed using K nearest(More)
We have designed a venous compression device implantable at the base of the penis outside the tunica albuginea. Because it does not require exposure of individual veins for ligation, the risk to the cavernous nerve is practically nil. It occludes the venous return only temporarily, and thus collaterals are less likely to occur. In this preliminary acute(More)
The efficacy and safety of sildenafil was evaluated in a randomiSed, double-blind, placebo-controlled, flexible-dose study in Korean men aged 28-78 y with erectile dysfunction (ED) of broad-spectrum aetiology and more than 6 months duration. A total of 133 patients were randomised at six centres in Korea to receive either sildenafil (50 mg initially,(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to characterize clinicopathological features of acute panmyelosis with myelofibrosis (APMF), acute megakaryoblastic leukemia with myelofibrosis (AMKL-MF), primary myelofibrosis (PMF) and myelodysplastic syndrome with myelofibrosis (MDS-MF) in order to provide the keys to the differential diagnosis of bone marrow (BM)(More)
We evaluated the feasibility of T-cell-depleted haploidentical hematopoietic SCT (HHCT) in pediatric patients. Between July 2008 and January 2013, 28 patients underwent ex vivo T-cell-depleted HHCT; 9 had hematologic malignancy, 18 had nonmalignant hematologic disease, and 1 had refractory neuroblastoma. Twenty-six patients achieved neutrophil engraftment(More)