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BACKGROUND Sentinel-node navigation surgery (SNNS) for breast cancer and melanoma has been accepted as a reasonable oncologic surgery worldwide. On the other hand, in gastric cancers that do metastasize well to the lymph node, the use of SNNS has been approached with care and performed in only limited cases. Some obstacles still have to be overcome, such as(More)
To investigate the cardioprotective effects and mechanism of action of KR-32560 {[5-(2-methoxy-5-fluorophenyl)furan-2-ylcarbonyl]guanidine}, a newly synthesized NHE-1 inhibitor, we evaluated the effects of KR-32560 on cardiac function in a rat model of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced heart injury as well as the role antioxidant enzymes and pro-survival(More)
Peripancreatic pseudoaneurysm and splenic infarction are rare but life-threatening complications of chronic pancreatitis. The incidence of pseudoaneurysm in patients who undergo angiography for pancreatitis is about 10%. Clinically, pseudoaneurysm is hard to discover until rupture occurs. The authors have recently experienced a case of intact pseudoaneurysm(More)
Pancreatic lipomatosis is characterized by fatty infiltration or replacement of the pancreas, and has been associated with many conditions. We recently experienced two cases of pancreatic lipomatosis in patients with pancreatic pseudocyst and a case of lipomatosis in diabetes mellitus. In these patients, abrupt obstruction of the main pancreatic duct with(More)
The cardioprotective effects of the novel sodium/hydrogen exchanger-1 (NHE-1) inhibitor KR-32560 {[5-(2-methoxy-5-fluorophenyl)furan-2-ylcarbonyl]guanidine} were studied in an anesthetized rat model of 30-min ischemia / 2.5-h reperfusion heart injury. KR-32560 (0.01 - 1 microM) dose-dependently inhibited NHE-1-mediated rabbit platelet swelling induced by(More)
Radix Salviae miltiorrhiza (RSM, 'Dansham' in Korea, 'Danshen' in Chinese), the root of Salviae miltiorrhiza Bunge (Labiate) has been used as Chinese fork medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases such as angina pectoris, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, and hypertension. In the present study, we evaluated the inhibitory effects of(More)
We evaluated the antiplatelet effects of two classes of ATP-sensitive potassium channel openers (K(ATP) openers) on washed human platelets, and the study's emphasis was on the role of mitochondrial K(ATP) in platelet aggregation. Collagen-induced platelet aggregation was inhibited in a dose dependent manner by lemakalim and SKP-450, which are potent(More)
A method of collision avoidance for point mass UAVs (own and intruder) with constant velocity is described in 3-D. This paper discusses en route aircraft which are assumed to be linked by real time data bases like ADS-B and can be considered as a constant velocity motion. The proposed approach uses probabilistic trajectory model supposed to have uncertain(More)
A novel and efficient grafting method for covalent bonding of functional organic molecules to silica or glass surfaces has been developed. The protocol employs transition-metal-catalyzed reactions of vinylsilanes with surface hydroxyl groups. Dimethyldivinylsilane can be used in this procedure as a linker in which one vinyl group is used for direct C-C bond(More)