Moon Suk Bang

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Transglutaminase 2 (TGase 2) expression is increased in inflammatory diseases. We demonstrated previously that inhibitors of TGase 2 reduce nitric oxide (NO) generation in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated microglial cell line. However, the precise mechanism by which TGase 2 promotes inflammation remains unclear. We found that TGase 2 activates the(More)
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is associated with enhancement or weakening of the NMDA receptor activity and change of the cortical blood flow. Therefore, repeated tDCS of the brain with cerebrovascular injury will induce the functional and histologic changes. Sixty-one Sprague-Dawley rats with cerebrovascular injury were used. Twenty rats(More)
UNLABELLED Kang BS, Shin HI, Bang MS. Effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the hand motor cortical area on central pain after spinal cord injury. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied on the hand motor cortical area in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a newly manufactured botulinum toxin, Neuronox, compared with BOTOX for the treatment of the spastic equinus gait in children with cerebral palsy. METHOD A total of 127 children with cerebral palsy, aged 2 to 10 years, who presented at three university hospitals with spastic equinus gait(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the additive effect of adjuvant electrical stimulation on botulinum toxin A injection in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. DESIGN Eighteen children with dynamic foot equinus deformity were treated with botulinum toxin A injection into the calf muscles. Seven children were assigned to a treatment group who received(More)
Transglutaminase 2 (TGase 2) expression is increased in inflammatory diseases. We demonstrated previously that inhibitors of TGase 2 reduce nitric oxide (NO) generation in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated microglial cell line. However, the precise mechanism by which TGase 2 promotes inflammation remains unclear. We found that TGase 2 activates the(More)
Spastic paretic stiff-legged gait is a frequently encountered gait problem in patients with traumatic brain injury, as well as in many other patients with upper motor neuron disease. Formerly, spasticity of the quadriceps was considered to be the sole cause of stiff-legged gait. Quantitative gait analysis, however, may implicate hip flexor weakness or poor(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence of hepatobiliary dysfunction after administration of low-dose dantrolene sodium. DESIGN A retrospective survey of medical records. SETTING One secondary and 2 tertiary hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=243; 144 men, 27 children; mean age ± SD, 47.8 ± 19.7y) who were administered dantrolene at a daily dose of(More)
Congenital kyphosis is an uncommon spinal deformity that needs prompt recognition and early surgery due to its progressive nature, which can lead to neurological compromise. An 11-year-old boy presented with deteriorating ambulatory function after bilateral Achilles tendon lengthening and calcaneal osteotomies. He previously had a series of orthopedic(More)
BACKGROUND A brain-machine interface (BMI) should be able to help people with disabilities by replacing their lost motor functions. To replace lost functions, robot arms have been developed that are controlled by invasive neural signals. Although invasive neural signals have a high spatial resolution, non-invasive neural signals are valuable because they(More)