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The influence of growth parameters on the fermentative production of a nisin-like bacteriocin by Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis A164 isolated from kimchi was studied. The bacteriocin production was greatly affected by carbon and nitrogen sources. Strain A164 produced at least 4-fold greater bacteriocin in M17 broth supplemented with lactose than other(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative and long-term oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) and open liver resection (OLR) for single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in case-controlled patient groups using the propensity score. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2005 and February 2013, 292 patients underwent(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the incremental prognostic value of combining the CYP2C19 poor metabolizer (PM) and ABCB1 3435 TT for adverse clinical outcomes over conventional risk factors in a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cohort. METHODS We enrolled 2,188 patients. The primary end point was a composite of death from any cause, nonfatal myocardial(More)
Antimicrobial activity of seven bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria against Helicobacter pylori strains (ATCC 43504, Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH [DSM] 4867, DSM 9691, and DSM 10242) was investigated in vitro using a broth microdilution assay. The bacteriocins chosen for the study were nisin A; lacticins A164, BH5,(More)
We examined a 63-year-old woman with progressive dyspnea. Two years prior to admission to our hospital, she had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and treated with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) with a cumulative dose of 164 g. In addition, 2 months earlier, she had been diagnosed with connective tissue disease-related pulmonary artery hypertension. We(More)
There are limited data on the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on the risk of subclinical atherosclerosis. Therefore, we sought to investigate the impact of DM on the risk of subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic subjects. We analyzed 2,034 propensity score-matched asymptomatic subjects who underwent coronary computed tomographic angiography (mean age(More)
INTRODUCTION Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) has been increasing in use steadily, and many researchers have reported the safety and feasibility of SILC. However, most studies were confined to selected patients and excluded patients with acute inflammation. In this study, we evaluated the safety and feasibility of SILC with our technique(More)
OBJECTIVES The ImmuKnow assay (cylex Inc., Columbia, MD) has been reported to measure the global immune monitoring tool for organ transplantation recipients. We assess immuKnow ATP values in stable kidney transplant patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients who were kidney transplanted between September 2008 and May 2011 were enrolled in the prospective(More)
—In this paper, we propose a new metric that is applicable both to routing and rate adaptation in multi-rate wireless mesh networks. Unlike many previous efforts, our metric is comprehensive; it considers several factors that affect end-to-end performance such as the effect of the relative positions of the links on a path when choosing the rates of(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is most common arrhythmia and its prevalence appears to be increasing as the population ages. Echocardiography can play a key role in risk stratification and management of patients with AF. Transthoracic echocardiography allows rapid and comprehensive assessment of cardiac anatomical structure and function. Pulmonary vein flow(More)