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Background—Stent thrombosis (ST) is a serious complication of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation regardless of the timing (acute, subacute, or late). The correlates of ST with DES are not yet completely elucidated. Methods and Results—From a total cohort of 2974 consecutive patients treated with DES since April 2003, we identified 38 patients who(More)
In total, 166 individuals from five indigenous Ethiopian cattle populations - Ambo (n = 27), Borana (n = 35), Arsi (n = 30), Horro (n = 36), and Danakil (n = 38) - were genotyped for 8773 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers to assess genetic diversity, population structure, and relationships. As a representative of taurine breeds, Hanwoo cattle (n(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on the pathophysiology of nasal polyps in human subjects have been limited; thus an animal model is needed. There is increasing evidence supporting the role of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin B (SEB) in the pathogenesis of nasal polyposis. The aim of this study was to investigate the histological and immunologic effects of SEB on the(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is an extensive and common complication in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of this study was to assess prospectively the change in CAC over a 2-year period and to identify the factors that may be associated with CAC progression in ESRD patients. METHODS The final analysis was performed(More)
Because many gastrointestinal (GI) tumors spread by way of lymphatics, histological assessment of the first draining lymph nodes has both prognostic and therapeutic significance. However, sentinel lymph node mapping of the GI tract by using available techniques is limited by unpredictable drainage patterns, high background signal, and the inability to image(More)
Porcine chromosome 6 (SSC6) has been reported to have QTL affecting intramuscular fat content (IMF) in multiple populations. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of FABP3 and LEPR genetic variations as well as their mRNA expression on the IMF trait in a three-generation of Korean native pig and Yorkshire crossed animals. Several(More)
We have developed a size series of unusually small, water-soluble (InAs)ZnSe (core)shell quantum dots (QDs) that emit in the near-infrared and exhibit new behavior in vivo, including multiple sequential lymph node mapping and extravasation from the vasculature. The biological utility of these fluorescent probes resulted from our intentional choice to match(More)
Porous β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) has been used for bone repair and replacement in clinics due to its excellent biocompatibility, osteoconductivity, and biodegradability. However, the application of β-TCP has been limited by its brittleness. Here, we demonstrated that an interconnected porous β-TCP scaffold infiltrated with a thin layer of poly(More)
CONTEXT Several in vivo and in vitro studies suggest that sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is known to act as a coupling factor, to stimulate osteoclastogenesis, to control the migration of osteoclast precursors between the blood and bone, and to stimulate the proliferation, migration, and survival of osteoblasts. OBJECTIVE Using the determination of(More)