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PURPOSE To determine the impact of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) on the clinical course, hormonal status, and follow-up CT/MRI scan of pituitary macroadenomas. METHODS AND MATERIALS From July 1988 to March 1996, 24 pituitary macroadenomas had been treated using 6 MV linear accelerator based SRS. They consisted of 11 (45.8%) prolactinomas, 2 (8.3%)(More)
Biodegradable microspheres were prepared with poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV, 85:15 by mole ratio of hydroxybutyrate to hydroxyvalerate) by an water-in-oil-in-water (W/O/W), oil-in-water (O/W) and oil-in-oil (O/O) solvent evaporation method for the sustained release of anti-cancer drug, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) with controlling the(More)
A psychrotrophic bacterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens BM07, which is able to accumulate polyhydroxyalkanoic acid (PHA) containing large amounts of 3-hydroxy-cis-5-dodecenoate unit up to 35 mol% in the cell from unrelated substrates such as fructose, succinate, etc., was isolated from an activated sludge in a municipal wastewater treatment plant. When it was(More)
Two types of novel aromatic copolyesters were synthesized from 11-phenoxyundecanoic acid (11-POU) as the sole carbon source and the cosubstrates 11-POU and octanoate, respectively, by isolated Pseudomonas putida BM01 that is known to accumulate high concentrations of medium-chain-length polyesters. Insoluble 11-POU was recrystallized in situ in buffer by(More)
Poly(ethylene terephthalate)(PET) film was exposed to oxygen plasma glow discharge to produce peroxides on its surfaces. These peroxides were then used as catalysts for the polymerization of acrylic acid (AA) in order to prepare a carboxylic acid group-introduced PET (PET-AA). Insulin and heparin co-immobilized PET (PET-I-H) was prepared by the grafting of(More)
Study design: A face-to-face interview survey.Objective: To compare bowel care patterns in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients based on type of neurogenic bowel.Setting: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of a tertiary university hospital in Suwon, Korea.Methods: Among chronic SCI patients, 22 patients with upper motor neuron bowel (UMNB) and(More)
From a set of mixed carbon sources, 5-phenylvaleric acid (PV) and octanoic acid (OA), polyhydroxyalkanoic acid (PHA) was separately accumulated in the two pseudomonads Pseudomonas putida BM01 and Pseudomonas citronellolis (ATCC 13674) to investigate any structural difference between the two PHA accumulated under a similar culture condition using one-step(More)
1. In order to find the electroencephalographic (EEG) parameters that reflect the effect of clozapine in schizophrenic patients, the authors applied various non-linear analyses on multi-channel EEG data drawn from patients before and after a therapeutic trial of clozapine. 2. The correlation dimension was difficult to extract from our limited time series(More)
Forty-two different carbon sources were tested for the polyester synthesis of a citronellol-utilizing bacterium, Pseudomonas citronellolis (ATCC 13674). These included linear C(2) to C(10) monocarboxylic acids, C(3) to C(10) dicarboxylic acids, saccharides, alpha,omega-diols, hydrocarbons, and 3-methyl-branched substrates such as 3,7-dimethyl-6-octen-1-ol(More)
A novel copolymer that consisted of 3-hydroxyvalerate and 4-hydroxybutyrate, P(3HV-co-4HB), was synthesized in Hydrogenophaga pseudoflava by growing it in media containing gamma-valerolactone and gamma-butyrolactone as a carbon source. The monomer ratio in the copolymer was changed by altering the feed ratio of the two lactones. The cultivation technique(More)