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Image processing and analysis are active research topics. An intelligent vehicle and a service robot require these techniques. In particular, there is a big demand for line detection because it has a wide range of applications. The line features in an image are used for object identification, robot navigation, and intelligent vehicle control. To detect the(More)
OBJECTIVE Vascular calcification (VC) scores determined by using simple plain radiographic films are known to be associated with coronary artery disease and mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Omega-3 fatty acid (FA) has been shown to reduce ectopic calcifications in an animal model, and it has also been shown that erythrocyte membrane(More)
Esophageal bezoars are rare, but are recognized as a distinct clinical entity. They are known to occur in patients with esophageal structural and functional abnormalities, but only a few cases of the development of esophageal bezoars in patients with esophageal motility disorders have only been described. We report a rare case of an esophageal bezoar that(More)
INTRODUCTION The paraduodenal hernia is an internal hernia that might cause a small bowel obstruction. The laparoscopic repair of paraduodenal hernia is sporadically reported for its safety, convenience, and patient's satisfaction. PRESENTATION OF CASE We performed the laparoscopic treatment of the left paraduodenal hernia in two children, a 3-months old(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The high mortality attributable to persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia in spite of glycopeptide treatment has heightened the need for early detection and intervention with alternative agents. The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of and risk factors for persistent MRSA(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although a few published studies have reported on the relationship between diverticulosis and neoplasia in the west, it is not yet examined in Korea. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between diverticulosis and colonic neoplasia. METHODS We retrospectely analysed the medical records of 3,007 patients(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and usefulness of the Hem-o-lok clip for the closure of appendicular stumps and limitations of the Hem-o-lok clip. METHODS From May 2010 to August 2011, 105 consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic appendectomies by three surgeons. XL size Hem-o-lok clips were used for the closure of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of the TenElectrodes, a new stimulator for inching test, in the diagnosis and localization of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). METHODS Sixty-two ulnar nerves in 40 control subjects and 24 ulnar nerves in 23 patients with typical symptoms and signs of UNE were studied. The inching test of ulnar motor nerve using(More)
INTRODUCTION Superficial radial sensory nerve (SRN) injury may involve the main nerve or its distal medial or lateral branch. We investigated the utility of SRN conduction studies on the medial and lateral branches in patients with suspected SRN injury. METHODS Fifteen patients with symptoms of SRN neuropathy were studied. Their clinical and(More)
Needle electromyography (EMG) is used for the diagnosis of a neural injury in patients with a cervical/lumbar radiculopathy, plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy, or myopathy. Needle EMG is a particularly invasive test and thus it is important to minimize the pain during inspections. In this paper, we introduce the Electrodiagnosis Support System (ESS), which(More)