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BACKGROUND/AIMS Benign colon (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake is frequently observed in asymptomatic individuals. Aims of this study were to investigate the benign colon uptake by whole body FDG-positron emission tomography (PET) in asymptomatic adults and to correlate those results with colonoscopic and histologic findings. METHODS Among 3,540(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with trimetazidine (TMZ), 1-[2,3,4-trimethoxybenzyl] piperazine, dihydrochloride, improves cardiac function and ameliorates endothelial dysfunction. However, its potential efficacy against restenosis after balloon injury has not been addressed. We investigated the effect of TMZ on reducing the occurrence of restenosis in the carotid(More)
We investigated the long-term effects of comprehensive hand repetitive intensive strengthening training (CHRIST) on strength, morphological muscle size, kinematics, and associated motor functional changes in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Ten children (5 boys, 5 girls; age range, 6-11 years, mean age, 8.6 years) participated in the study. The children(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to confirm the effect of robot-assisted gait training on the balance and gait ability of stroke patients who were dependent ambulators. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty stroke patients participated in this study. The participants were allocated to either group 1, which received robot-assisted gait training for 4 weeks(More)
Primary liposarcoma of the liver is extremely rare. We report here on a case of primary well-differentiated liposarcoma in the left hepatic lobe of a 63-year-old woman. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a well-defined, echogenic, round mass. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) images showed an almost fatty, lobulated mass with a(More)
In this paper, a post-breakdown resistance value of anti-fuse cells has been calculated with respect to breakdown spots. Also, the effect of body doping concentration and source/drain abruptness on the post-breakdown resistance has been observed in the case of gate underlap and overlap structures. Based on simulation results, we have proposed some ways of(More)
BACKGROUND Antithyroid drugs (ATDs) can lead to the development of agranulocytosis, which is the most serious adverse effect. Characteristics of ATD-induced agranulocytosis (AIA) have seldom been reported due to the rarity. In this study, we characterized the clinical features for AIA in Korean patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from(More)
Our aim was to develop a novel method for characterizing common skull deformities with high sensitivity and specificity, based on two-dimensional (2D) shape descriptors in computed tomography (CT) images. Between 2003 and 2014, 44 normal subjects and 39 infants with craniosynostosis (sagittal, 29; bicoronal, 10) enrolled for analysis. Mean age overall was(More)
AIMS Multiple biomarkers have emerged as a reliable predictor of the progression of diabetic nephropathy. The aim of this study was to pursue a more simple and practical predictor that can be applied in clinical practice. METHODS The urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), the nonalbumin protein-to-creatinine ratio (NAPCR), and the levels of six(More)