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This study was conducted to investigate the association between the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) assessment test (CAT) and depression in COPD patients. The Korean versions of the CAT and patient health questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) were used to assess COPD symptoms and depressive disorder, respectively. In total, 803 patients with COPD were(More)
1524-0703/$ see front matter 2012 Elsevier Inc http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gmod.2012.04.008 ⇑ Corresponding author. E-mail addresses: minkp@gist.ac.kr (M.K. Park), s Lee), khlee@gist.ac.kr (K.H. Lee). Identifying sharp features in a 3D model is essential for shape analysis, matching and a wide range of geometry processing applications. This paper presents a(More)
Rats were fed 100 microM aluminum maltolate for one year in their drinking water. Brain aluminum contents have increased 4.2-fold in the aluminum-treated group, whereas no significant changes in the body weight, brain weight, and brain protein content were observed. Long-term aluminum feeding induced apoptosis as assessed by the terminal deoxynucleotidyl(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma (PKS) directly affects the life expectancy of those infected and yet the clinical and radiographic features of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) with pulmonary involvement are nonspecific, which makes diagnosis difficult. In Uganda, pulmonary tuberculosis, which has clinical features that closely resemble those of PKS, also occurs(More)
Dyskeratosis congenita is a rare congenital disorder characterized by a triad of reticular pigmentation of the skin, dystrophic nails, and leukoplakia of the mucous membrane. Sometimes it is associated with bone marrow failure, secondary malignancy and interstitial lung disease. Though it is rare, Dyskeratosis congenita is diagnosed relatively easily when(More)
BACKGROUND The combination of tiotropium and fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (FSC) is commonly used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but no study had evaluated the effectiveness of tiotropium plus FSC with 250 μg of fluticasone propionate. Our aim was to assess whether tiotropium (18 μg once daily) plus FSC (250/50 μg twice daily)(More)
Hyperinsulinism-hyperammonemia syndrome is due either to hyperactivity of GDH or impaired inhibition of GDH by GTP. We have investigated the effect of Cimicifuga heracleifolia extract on the activities of glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) in cultured rat islets. When the extract was present in the culture medium for 24 h prior to cell harvest, the Vmax of GDH(More)