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PURPOSE The purpose was to compare aqueous inflammatory and angiogenic cytokine levels in diabetic macular edema (DME). MATERIALS AND METHODS Aqueous samples were obtained from 50 eyes with DME and 12 normal eyes (control group). DME was classified according to the morphologic pattern based on optical coherence tomography: Diffuse retinal thickening (DRT;(More)
Exogenous glucagon-like peptide-2 receptor (GLP-2R) activation elicits proliferative and cytoprotective responses in the gastrointestinal mucosa and ameliorates experimental small and large bowel gut injury. Nevertheless, the essential physiological role(s) of the endogenous GLP-2R remain poorly understood. We studied the importance of the GLP-2R for gut(More)
PURPOSE We studied the incidence of postoperative glenoid rim fractures and analysed the relationships of glenoid rim fracture with osteolysis, fracture pattern, number of anchors and postoperative activity after arthroscopic Bankart repair with suture anchor fixation. METHODS Among 570 patients of the Bankart repair group, nine patients who had undergone(More)
In this study, the authors investigated the molecular mechanism underlying the antiinflammatory effects of the chloroform fraction of the peel of 'Jayoung' (CFPJ), a color-fleshed potato, on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages and in mice with dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis. CFPJ inhibited the expressions of inducible nitric(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective cohort study investigated the prevalence of and risk factors for preoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with a hip fracture and a delay of >24 hours from injury to surgery. METHODS This observational study included 208 patients with a hip fracture surgically treated at 1 university hospital between December(More)
A 34-year-old Asian woman presented with painful corneal bee sting. Examinations revealed severe corneal swelling with stinger stuck in deep stroma and endothelial cell loss. She was treated with early surgery including stinger removal and anterior chamber irrigation combined with systemic high-dose steroid therapy. Vision and corneal clarity was recovered(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Artemisia princeps Pampanini (Asteraceae) is used as a traditional medicine to immune function-related diseases, such as dysmenorrhea, inflammation, cancer, and ulcers. AIM OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study is to evaluate the immunostimulatory effects of the hot water extract from the leaves of Artemisia princeps(More)
Considerable disagreements and variations exist in diagnosis and treatment planning of periodontal disease. Achieving high interrater periodontal diagnosis can prove challenging. The objectives of this study were to measure variations in periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning among predoctoral periodontics faculty members after consensus training and(More)
Herein, we report a case of abrupt suprachoroidal hemorrhage (SCH) that developed during peritoneal dialysis in a patient with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. A 53-year-old female patient visited our clinic with blurred vision due to vitreous hemorrhage and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Her medical history included diabetes, hypertension, chronic(More)
Pediatric medulloblastoma is considered a highly heterogeneous disease and a new strategy of risk stratification to optimize therapeutic outcomes is required. We aimed to investigate a new risk-stratification approach based on expression profiles of medulloblastoma cohorts. We analyzed gene expression profiles of 30 primary medulloblastomas and detected(More)