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This study explored differences in frontal white-matter (WM) integrity between methamphetamine (MA) abusers and healthy comparison subjects using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Fractional anisotropy (FA) values, which indicate WM integrity, were calculated for regions-of-interest in frontal WM on diffusion tensor images of 32 MA abusers and 30 healthy(More)
Authors explored grey-matter density in 29 methamphetamine abusers and 20 healthy comparison subjects using voxel-based morphometry. Grey-matter density changes and performances on the Wisconsin Card Sorting test (WCST) were also compared between 11 short-term (<6 months) and 18 long-term (>or=6 months) abstinent methamphetamine abusers. Methamphetamine(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the brain gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) concentration and its relationship with clinical variables in patients with panic disorder (PD). Single voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) scan was performed on 22 medicated subjects with PD and 25 age and sex-matched healthy comparison subjects. GABA(More)
PURPOSE There are scanty epidemiologic data on the prevalence of food allergy (FA) among preschool children in Asia. We performed this study to determine the prevalence and causative foods of immediate-type FA in early childhood in Korea. METHODS A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study was performed between September and October 2011. Children aged(More)
To identify genes that function in the adult neural system, we screened pools of P element-mediated mutants and tested locomotor activity of homozygous flies. Of 1014 P element-mutagenized lines, 638 were homozygous viable. These lines were tested for climbing ability and lifespan. We isolated dGIPC, a Drosophila homolog of GIPC, that produced a 50%(More)
BACKGROUND There have been considerable disagreements regarding the therapeutic effects of probiotics in atopic dermatitis (AD). We performed this study to examine whether the oral administration of Lactobacillus plantarum CJLP133 improves pediatric AD. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, either L. plantarum CJLP133 at a(More)
The activation of several transcription factors is required for the elimination of infectious pathogens via the innate immune response. The transcription factors NF-kappaB, AP-1, and STAT play major roles in the synthesis of immune effector molecules during innate immune responses. However, the fact that these immune responses can have cytotoxic effects(More)
The objective of the current study was to evaluate structural changes of the corpus callosum (CC) in abstinence methamphetamine (MA) users. Shape and size of the CC in 27 MA users were compared to those of 18 healthy comparison subjects. To define the local curvature and width of the CC, medial model-based shape analysis was performed using CC skeletons(More)
PURPOSE A retrospective study was conducted to review the treatment and outcomes of mainly melanomas in acral location in a single institution in Korea, and to evaluate the prognostic significance of anatomic locations of the tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was completed on 40 patients between 2001 and 2006 to obtain pertinent(More)