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The benefits of treatment with antiviral therapy for severe adenovirus (AdV) pneumonia are not well established. We described the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of early cidofovir treatment of severe AdV pneumonia in non-immunocompromised patients. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients diagnosed with severe AdV(More)
Thoracic ultrasound (TUS) is an easy-to-use imaging modality that aids physicians in the differential diagnosis of respiratory diseases. However, no data exist on the TUS findings of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) or their clinical utility in patients with AEP. Thus, we performed an observational study on TUS findings and their clinical utility for(More)
PURPOSE Endoscopic submucosal dissection has recently been practiced on a differentiated type of early gastric cancer. However, there is no clear evidence for endoscopic treatments of signet ring cell carcinoma. The aim of this study is to identify the predictive clinicopathological factors for lymph node metastasis in signet ring cell carcinoma for(More)
Samul extract, containing Radix Rehmanniae, Radix Angelicae Gigantis, Radix Paeoniae, and Rhizoma Cnidii, has been traditionally used for treatment of ischemic heart and brain damages in Oriental medicine. However, little is known about the mechanism by which Samul rescues cells from cytotoxic damage. This study was designed to investigate the protective(More)
Rapid and simple analysis for the multiple target pathogens is critical for patient management. CE-SSCP analysis on a microchip provides high speed, high sensitivity, and a portable genetic analysis platform in molecular diagnostic fields. The capability of separating ssDNA molecules in a capillary electrophoretic microchannel with high resolution is a(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, such as benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), are widespread in the environment and cause untoward effects, including carcinogenesis, in mammalian cells. However, the molecular mechanism of apoptosis by BaP is remained to be elusive. Pharmacological inhibition of p38 kinase markedly inhibited the BaP-induced cytotoxicity, which was proven(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) in South Korea, and the attributable lifetime medical cost according to physiological types and extent of involvement. METHODS The number of medical service use and medical cost of CP were obtained from the national health insurance review and assessment (HIRA) service. The prevalence(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammation plays a role in the response to metabolic stress in type 2 diabetes. However, the effects of rosiglitazone on inflammation of skeletal muscle have not been fully examined in type 2 diabetes. METHODS We investigated the effects of the insulin-sensitizing anti-diabetic agent, rosiglitazone, on the progression of skeletal muscle(More)
BACKGROUND The peripheral eosinophil count (PEC) tends to increase during the course of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), and an initially elevated PEC is associated with milder disease. However, there is a lack of data regarding these phenomena and inflammatory process of AEP. METHODS We prospectively evaluated serial changes in serum interleukin(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The initial peripheral eosinophil count (PEC) is rarely elevated but tends to increase during the clinical course of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP). We evaluated whether initial peripheral eosinophilia is an indicator of mild disease in patients with AEP. METHODS We retrospectively examined associations between initial(More)