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BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic surgery has decreased postoperative adhesions, complications induced by adhesions are still of great concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-adhesive effects of a novel powdered anti-adhesion material that can be applied during laparoscopic surgery in comparison with other anti-adhesion materials. (More)
While emphasizing the intensity or saturation component in order to obtain high-quality color images, keeping the hue component unchanged is important; thus, perceptual color models such as HSI and HSV were used. Hue-Saturation-Intensity (HSI) is a public color model, and many color applications are commonly based on this model. However, the transformation(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate sutureless keratoplasty using a chemically-defined bioadhesive (CDB) made from food or medical additives. METHODS Sutureless automated lamellar therapeutic keratoplasty (ALTK) using a CDB was performed on three rabbit eyes. Allogenic lamellar graft was transplanted onto the recipient bed using either(More)
AIM Until recently, only fibrin glue has been available for clinical usage to repair articular cartilage, although its adhesiveness is not strong enough for use with articular cartilage, and it is derived from human blood and thus carries the risk of contamination. Recently, LYDEX, a new biodegradable hydrogel glue, has come onto the market. The purpose of(More)
DESCRIPTION A 58-year-old woman with no history of smoking was admitted to our hospital with exacerbation of cough. CT of the chest revealed a left upper lobe lung tumour. Bronchoscopic biopsy of the tumour revealed stage IV poorly differentiated adenocarcin-oma (figure 1) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation (L858R point mutation).(More)