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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficiency of laparoscopic cornuotomy. DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING An urban medical center. PATIENT(S) Eight patients with interstitial pregnancy who have undergone laparoscopic cornuotomy. INTERVENTION(S) Laparoscopic cornuotomy was performed using a temporary tourniquet suture and the injection of diluted(More)
PURPOSE Allergic conjunctivitis (AC) from an allergen-driven T helper 2 (Th2) response is characterized by conjunctival eosinophilic infiltration. Because curcumin has shown anti-allergic activity in an asthma and contact dermatitis laboratory models, we examined whether administration of curcumin could affect the severity of AC and modify the immune(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated clinical course and risk factors for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS A total of 759 patients with T2DM without DR were included from January 2001 to December 2004. Retinopathy evaluation was performed at least annually by ophthalmologists. The severity of the DR was classified(More)
As environments become smart in accordance with advances in ubiquitous computing technology, researchers are struggling to satisfy users’ diverse and sophisticated demands. The aim of the present work is to enable multiple persons in a interactive virtual environment to simultaneously and conveniently interact with virtual agents. To this end, we propose a(More)
To increase plumage color uniformity and understand the genetic background of Korean chickens, we performed a genome-wide association study of different plumage color in Korean native chickens. We analyzed 60K SNP chips on 279 chickens with GEMMA methods for GWAS and estimated the genetic heritability for plumage color. The estimated heritability suggests(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated various preoperative anterior segment parameters measured with a Pentacam rotating Scheimpflug camera and compared them with those of conventional methods. We also evaluated the effect of different parameters on corneal endothelial cells after cataract surgery. METHODS Pentacam examination was performed in 88 eyes from 88 patients to(More)
To compare posterior capsular opacification (PCO) in a heparin-surface-modified (HSM) hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) and a hydrophobic acrylic IOL. Seventy-eight patients with simple cataract were randomized to receive either the BioVue 3 HSM hydrophilic acrylic IOL (Ophthalmic Innovations International, Ontario, CA, USA) (n = 38) or the Sensar(More)
During ischemia-reperfusion injury, brief pre-exposure to oxidative stress renders organs resistant to subsequent severe damage. NF-κB is a transcription factor that is involved in reperfusion-induced inflammatory and immune responses. The activity of NF-κB has been shown to be modulated by oxidative stress in various cell types through different pathways.(More)
Many preclinical reports and retrospective population studies have shown an anticancer effect of metformin in patients with several types of cancer and comorbid type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this work, the anticancer effect of metformin was assessed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with T2DM who underwent curative resection.A(More)
As augmented reality is advanced, more smart and sophisticated virtual environments are required. The purpose of the present work is to enable person in an interactive virtual environment to simultaneously and conveniently interact with virtual agents. In this paper, we propose a realtime system that track people in virtual environment robustly and(More)