PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of cyclosporine 0.05% for dry eye after cataract surgery. METHODS Thirty-two newly diagnosed patients with dry eye syndrome 1 week after cataract surgery received a twice-daily treatment of cyclosporine 0.05% for one eye and normal saline 0.9% for the other. Disease severity was measured at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months,… (More)
OBJECTIVES Recent study shows that silent mating-type information regulation 2 homolog 1 (SIRT1) regulation may be involved with depression. Electroconvulsive shock (ECS) has been used for the treatment of depression, but little is known about the effect of ECS on the changes in SIRT1 levels in the brain. The present study was designed to observe whether… (More)
PURPOSE A side effect associated with long-term treatment of various diseases with steroids is a high incidence of posterior subcapsular cataracts (PSC). To understand the mechanism underlying steroid-induced cataract, the cultured lens model was developed, and the expression of potential candidate proteins during opacity formation was examined. METHOD… (More)
In this study, the deceleration model and the sensitivity term were developed by considering actual driving behaviors to prevent rear end collisions in the car-following situations, especially in deceleration situations. Test vehicles capable of measuring the speed, acceleration, and spacing between the vehicles were used to collect data in the field… (More)
This paper presents novel control schemes for testing embedded cores in a system on a chip (SOC). It converts a traditional BIST scheme into an externally controllable scheme to achieve a high test quality within optimal test execution time without inserting test points. The scheme promotes design and test reuse without revealing IP information.
To report a novel mutation within the CHST6 gene, as well as describe light and electron microscopic features of a case of macular corneal dystrophy. A 59-year old woman with macular corneal dystrophy in both eyes who had decreased visual acuity underwent penetrating keratoplasty. Further studies including light and electron microscopy, as well as DNA… (More)
Dynorphin in the nucleus accumbens shell plays an important role in antidepressant-like effect in the forced swimming test (FST), but it is unclear whether desipramine and citalopram treatments alter prodynorphin levels in other brain areas. To explore this possibility, we injected mice with desipramine and citalopram 0.5, 19, and 23 h after a 15-min… (More)
Rodents exposed to a 15-min pretest swim in the forced swimming test (FST) exhibit prolonged immobility in a subsequent 5-min test swim, and antidepressant treatment before the test swim reduces immobility. At present, neuronal circuits recruited by antidepressant before the test swim remain unclear, and also less is known about whether antidepressants with… (More)