Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum in Pregnant Women
The prevalence of M. hominis and/or U. urealyticum infections in pregnant women is high, and the resistance rate of antimicrobial agents tends to increase, Therefore, to maintain a safe pregnancy, it is important to identify the isolates and use appropriate empirical antibiotics immediately.
Utility of Procalcitonin as an Early Diagnostic Marker of Bacteremia in Patients with Acute Fever
- M. Kim, Gayoung Lim, S. Kang, Woo-In Lee, J. Suh, Hee-Joo Lee
- Medicine, BiologyYonsei medical journal
- 29 January 2011
In febrile patients, elevated PCT may help predict bacteremia; furthermore, low PCT levels were helpful for ruling out b acteremia as a diagnosis, which could help physicians limit the number of prescriptions for antibiotics.
ESP-102, a standardized combined extract of Angelica gigas, Saururus chinensis and Schizandra chinensis, significantly improved scopolamine-induced memory impairment in mice.
(+)-Alpha-viniferin, a stilbene trimer from Caragana chamlague, inhibits acetylcholinesterase.
Bioactivity-guided fractionation of the total methanolic extract resulted in the isolation and identification of two active stilbene oligomers, (+)-alpha-viniferin and kobophenol A, which inhibited AChE activity in a dose-dependent manner.
In Vitro antiviral activity of red alga, Polysiphonia morrowii extract and its bromophenols against fish pathogenic infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus and infectious pancreatic necrosis virus
The findings suggested that the red alga Polysiphonia morrowii and isolated two bromophenols may have potential as a therapeutic agent against fish viral diseases, lower than those of ribavirin used as a positive control.
Plasma biomarkers in the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke.
- M. Kim, S. Kang, M. Kim, Woo-In Lee
- Medicine, PsychologyAnnals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
- 21 September 2010
Although the data suggest that MMX may be helpful to diagnose an acute stroke, it does not discriminate between acute ischemic stroke and acute hemorrhagic stroke.
Antiviral activities of flavonoids isolated from the bark of Rhus verniciflua stokes against fish pathogenic viruses In Vitro
Results suggested that the bark of R. verniciflua and isolated flavonoids have significant anti-viral activity against IHNV and VHSV, and also have potential to be used as anti-Viral therapeutics against fish viral diseases.
Cystatin C as an early marker of diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Serum cystatin C is a useful marker of early renal impairment in type 2 diabetic patients because it reflects both a decrease in GFR and elevated ACR.
Variations in the carotenoid and anthocyanin contents of Korean cultural varieties and home-processed sweet potatoes