Jin-Sung Kim

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Institutional review board approval was obtained. Informed patient consent was not required for this retrospective study, which involved review of previously obtained image data. Patient confidentiality was protected; the study was compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. An automated pulmonary nodule detection program that(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical data analysis. OBJECTIVE To compare clinical results with radiologic results of 2 fusion techniques for adult low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is clear evidence that lumbar interbody fusion using anterior and posterior approaches provides a high fusion rate, good sagittal(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of 59 patients operated for excision of soft highly migrated intracanal lumbar disc herniations by percutaneous endoscopic foraminoplasty. OBJECTIVE To describe a safe and effective percutaneous endoscopic technique for removal of migrated herniations and report the results on the basis of modified MacNab criteria. (More)
TWIK-related K(+) channel (TREK)-2 is thought to contribute to setting the resting membrane potential and to tuning action potential properties. In the present study, the effects of divalent metal ions (Ba(2+), Co(2+), Ni(2+), Pb(2+), and Zn(2+)) were examined on TREK-2 expressed in Xenopus oocytes using the two-electrode voltage clamping technique. Pb(2+)(More)
For multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, the optimum maximum likelihood (ML) detection requires tremendous complexity as the number of antennas or modulation level increases. This paper proposes a new algorithm which attains the ML performance with significantly reduced complexity. Based on the minimum mean square error (MMSE) criterion, the(More)
In K-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) interference channels, it was shown that interference alignment (IA) achieves a full spatial multiplexing gain when perfect channel state information (CSI) is available at each transmitter in the network. When the CSI is fed back from receivers using the limited number of feedback bits, a significant(More)
Institutional review board approval was obtained. Informed patient consent was not required. Study was compliant with HIPAA. Performance of an automated pulmonary nodule detection program was evaluated on multi-detector row CT images that were acquired once but reconstructed retrospectively at different section thicknesses and reconstruction intervals. From(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of 2 kinds of lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) for the treatment of adult low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels. METHODS The medical records and radiographs of 86 patients who underwent anterior LIF (ALIF) (L4-5, 42 patients; L5-S1, 44(More)
In this paper, we investigate a behavior of the cell average ergodic capacity for distributed antenna systems (DAS) in a composite fading channel model which contains small-scale and large-scale fadings. For small-scale Rayleigh fadings, based on the proof of asymptotic normality, the mean and the variance of the instantaneous capacity were recently(More)
The acrosome reaction is a Ca(2+)-dependent exocytotic process that is a prerequisite step for fertilization. External calcium entry through voltage-activated Ca(2+) channels is known to be essential in inducing the acrosome reaction of mammalian spermatozoa. Due to their complex geometry, however, electrophysiological identification of sperm Ca(2+)(More)