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BACKGROUND Conflicting results currently exist on the effects of LDL-C levels and statins therapy on coronary atherosclerotic plaque, and the target level of LDL-C resulting in the regression of the coronary atherosclerotic plaques has not been settled. METHODS PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched from Jan. 2000 to Jan. 2014 for randomized(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effects of early, mid, and late subconjunctival injection of bevacizumab on corneal neovascularization (NV) and conjunctivalization in a rabbit limbal insufficiency model. METHODS Limbal insufficiency was created surgically, and subconjunctival injections of 2.5 mg bevacizumab twice weekly for 1 month were started immediately (early(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects and underlying mechanisms of early and late subconjunctival injection of bevacizumab on the inhibition of corneal neovascularization (NV). METHODS Corneal NV was induced by closed eye contact lens wear followed by a silk suture tarsorrhaphy in rabbits. Weekly subconjunctival injections of bevacizumab (5.0 mg) for 1 month(More)
BACKGROUND Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy characterized by degeneration of neurons due to loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). High intraocular pressure (HIOP), the main risk factor, causes the optic nerve damage. However, the precise mechanism of HIOP-induced RGC death is not yet completely understood. This study was conducted to determine(More)
PURPOSE We used a rabbit model to evaluate the interface embedded between the recipient corneas and transplanted donor corneal discs after non-Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (nDSAEK). METHODS Unilateral DSAEK and nDSAEK surgeries were performed on New Zealand white rabbits. In vivo confocal microscopy was performed to show: the(More)
In this paper, a recording and analysis system is designed and developed for outdoor activity patterns characterization. Some mental problems of aging, especially the occurrence of dementia, are not easily noticed in early stage. In this study, the proposed system is employed for outdoor activity patterns analysis. From the pattern analysis, the abnormal(More)
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