Jae-Kap Choi

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This study evaluated whether changes in jaw and neck position caused substantial airway resistance (Raw) changes in normal controls and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) subjects. Subject groups included 12 male nocturnal polysomnographically diagnosed OSA patients and 16 healthy male control subjects. Raw was assessed plethysmographically and measured under(More)
Although anticonvulsant drugs that block voltage-dependent Na+ channels have been widely used for neuropathic pain, including peripheral nerve injury-induced pain, much less is known about the actions of these drugs on immature trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons. Here we report the effects of carbamazepine (CBZ) and amitriptyline (ATL) on(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of mandibular advancement on oropharyngeal dimension and collapsibility and reveal the predominate site of change produced by mandibular advancement in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN Sixteen adults (13 males and 3 females) with symptomatic mild to severe OSA(More)
The oropharynx shows rhythmic caliber changes in accordance with the respiratory cycle. Dynamic imaging of the oropharynx is required to evaluate airway changes associated with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The purpose of this study was to determine the sites of narrowing/obstruction and to measure the regional collapsibility of the oropharynx during(More)
The adenosinergic modulation of GABAergic spontaneous miniature inhibitory postsynaptic currents (mIPSCs) was investigated in mechanically dissociated rat tuberomammillary nucleus (TMN) neurons using a conventional whole-cell patch clamp technique. Adenosine (100 microM) reversibly decreased mIPSC frequency without affecting the current amplitude,(More)
OBJECTIVES Quantitative bone SPECT studies have several advantages over qualitative studies for evaluating a temporomandibular joint (TMJ), yet in certain cases additional images are still needed. Accordingly, the current study developed a new easy SPECT quantification method for the bone tracer uptake in a TMJ and evaluated its usefulness and(More)
Occlusal alignment is known clinically to have a widespread influence on the stomatognathic system, including the temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles. However, while occlusion is still an important determinant of most dental treatments, the exact effect of occlusal alignment is unclear because of a lack of conclusive scientific evidence. In this(More)
[Purpose] Smartphones are widely used by teenagers and adults for various purposes. As teenagers use smartphones more actively than adults, they are more prone to be addicted to smartphones. Furthermore, excessive usage of smartphones can lead to various psychosocial and physical symptoms. [Subjects and Methods] One hundred teenage subjects were recruited(More)
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