Jae-woo Chung

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Although a large amount of research has been conducted on building interfaces for the visually impaired that allows users to read web pages and generate and access information on computers, little development addresses two problems faced by the blind users. First, sighted users can rapidly browse and select information they find useful, and second, sighted(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibition and eradication of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms with conventional antibiotic is difficult, and the treatment is further complicated by the rise of antibiotic resistance among staphylococci. Consequently, there is a need for novel antimicrobials that can treat biofilm-related infections and decrease antibiotics burden. Natural(More)
Our Translation Assistant applies common sense logic to the problem of translating speech in real time from one language to another. Using speech recognition combined with a software translator to do word-by-word translation is not feasible because speech recognition is notorious for poor results. Word-by-word translation requires grammatically correct(More)
BACKGROUND Procedures for rapid identification and susceptibility testing by direct inoculation (DI) from positive blood culture bottles into an automated system have not been standardized. This study was purposed to evaluate DI from BACTEC 9240 blood culture system (BD, USA) into MicroScan (Dade Behring, USA) or Phoenix (BD, USA). METHODS From May to(More)
BACKGROUND Automated Mediace Treponema pallidum latex agglutination (TPLA) and Mediace rapid plasma reagin (RPR) assays are used by many laboratories for syphilis diagnosis. This study compared the results of the traditional syphilis screening algorithm and a reverse algorithm using automated Mediace RPR or Mediace TPLA as first-line screening assays in(More)
OBJECTIVES An outbreak of acute febrile illness occurred in the Republic of Korea Air Force boot camp from May to July 2011. An epidemiological investigation of the causative agent, which was of a highly infective nature, was conducted. METHODS Throat swabs were carried out and a multiplex reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay was(More)
Fig. 1. (A) Peripheral blood smear showing mature lymphocytes with dense chromatin, no nucleoli, and scanty agranular cytoplasm (Wright-Giemsa stain, ×1,000). (B) Bone marrow lymphocytosis on aspirate (Wright-Giemsa stain, ×1,000). toplasmosis diagnosed on bone marrow aspirate cytology: report of four cases. East Afr Med J 2009;86(Suppl 12):S102-5. 3.(More)
Flow cytometry (FCM) is a reproducible and objective technique that may be useful in the diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) by detecting abnormal immunophenotypes specific to MDS. We investigated 5 granulocyte/monocyte panels by FCM to find a sensitive and specific combination of panels in order to discriminate MDS from non-clonal hematologic(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate and rapid detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) is important in guiding proper antimicrobial therapy for infected patients. We evaluated the performance of MicroScan NegCombo Type 44 panel (Dade Behring, USA), which was developed to confirm ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae using ceftazidime/clavulanate and(More)
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