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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the hypothesis that relief of nasal obstruction in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) would lead to reduce OSA severity and to discuss the available evidence on the clinical efficacy of nasal surgery as a treatment modality for OSA. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-five subjects who had reduced patency of nasal cavity(More)
PURPOSE Loss of coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) is frequently observed in malignant cancer, hampering adenoviral gene therapy approaches. Complexing adenovirus with cationic liposomes can increase adenoviral transgene expression, particularly in cells with CAR-deficiency. We investigated whether other factors such as lipid composition might be(More)
A single microorganism able to mineralize chloronitrobenzenes (CNBs) has not been reported, and degradation of CNBs by coculture of two microbial strains was attempted. Pseudomonas putida HS12 was first isolated by analogue enrichment culture using nitrobenzene (NB) as the substrate, and this strain was observed to possess a partial reductive pathway for(More)
Several techniques are used to reposition dislocated intraocular lenses (IOLs). Most place a suture loop around the end of the haptic. However, in cases of a dislocated capsular bag containing the IOL, a dislocated IOL with a large haptic, or a miotic pupil, it is not easy to see the haptic ends to place the suture loop. We describe a scleral fixation(More)
PURPOSE Cisplatin-based chemotherapy has been commonly used for the treatment of intracranial germ cell tumors (IC-GCTs). However, this treatment exhibits some adverse effects such as renal problems and hearing difficulty. Carboplatin-based chemotherapy was administered to pediatric patients with IC-GCTs from August 2004 at the Samsung Medical Center. In(More)
Liquid suppository systems composed of poloxamers and bioadhesive polymers were easy to administer to the anus and mucoadhesive to the rectal tissues without leakage after the dose. However, a liquid suppository system containing diclofenac sodium could not be developed using bioadhesive polymers, since the drug was precipitated in this preparation. To(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to perform the detection of folate receptor (FR)-positive tumors with a bimodal imaging contrast agent, a perfluorocarbon (PFC)/rhodamine nanoemulsion, providing both 19F-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescence imaging capabilities. PROCEDURES The PFC/rhodamine nanoemulsion was further infused with(More)
Chronic perineal pain is an often encountered problem, which produces a great degree of functional impairment and frustration to the patient and a challenge to the treating physician. The reason for this problem is that the region contains diverse anatomic structures with mixed somatic, visceral and autonomic innervations affecting bladder and bowel control(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the age-related changes in the position of zonular insertion onto the anterior lens capsule. DESIGN The study design was an experimental cadaveric eye study. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred twenty-three cadaveric eyes (range, 16-100 years old) from eye banks in the United States were studied. INTERVENTION The zonular(More)
OBJECTIVES The role of coronary calcium scoring in coronary risk estimation is not well established. Calcium scoring could provide additional information in a certain subgroup of patients where the calcium score does not match the conventional Framingham risk estimates. We explored the characteristics of such a subgroup. METHODS The study participants(More)