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The aim of this cross-over study was to investigate whether albumin infusion before furosemide administration could potentiate the diuretic action of furosemide. Seven patients with nephrotic syndrome were given the following infusions in random order on two separate days: 1) a sham solution followed by 160 mg of furosemide, 2) 100 ml of 20% human albumin(More)
CD44 is a member of cell surface glycoproteins which are involved in cell-matrix adhesion and tumor metastasis. Certain types of tumors express complex CD44 isoforms generated by alternative splicing of 2v-10v exons, and their expression appears to promote metastasis of tumor cells. Using a nested RT-PCR, we analyzed expression of CD44 variants in 26(More)
Immunohistochemical techniques were used in conjunction with an avian-specific probe for oligodendrocyte (OLG) marker, the antibody for transferrin binding protein (TfBP), to study the characteristics and distribution of OLGs in the retina of chickens and quails. For comparison, other antibodies such as myelin basic protein, Rip, and those for labeling(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apo E) plays a role in the regulation of the lipid metabolism of humans. Apo E, 229 amino acid polypeptide, is classified into three major isoform (E2, E3, E4) according to the differences of amino acid in position 112 and 158. In the normal population apo E3 isoform is most prevalent and apo E2 or E4 is frequently associated with(More)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a relatively uncommon human dementia, is caused by an unconventional slow infectious agent. Several cases of CJD, clinically or histopathologically diagnosed, have been reported in Korea. In order to confirm the diagnosis of CJD and also differential diagnosis of sporadic and familial types of CJD in Korea, we studied two(More)
Most Korean patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) have been reported not to be obese, and many of them lost weight significantly during the course of their disease. In this regard, a retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine the relationship between body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) and the risk for NIDDM among Koreans.(More)
The S protein of hepatitis B virus is the principal component of virus envelope and the primary target of anti-HBs response. Mutants or variants that escape neutralization by anti-HBs have been selected during immunoprophylaxis of HBV after birth and liver transplantation. We investigated a case of a Korean child who was vaccinated at birth against(More)
Modulation of Chelidonii herba on gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) activated chloride current in the acutely dissociated periaqueductal gray (PAG) neuron was studied by nystatin-perforated patch-clamp technique. High concentrations of Chelidonii herba elicited ion current, that was blocked by bicuculline. Low concentrations reduced the GABA activated current(More)
A case of subcapsular hematoma, a rare complication of acute pyelonephritis (APN) is described. A 60-year-old diabetic woman was admitted with a 3 day history of fever and left flank pain due to acute pyelonephritis. On the third day in hospital, left flank pain worsened despite use of antibiotics available for the treatments of APN and hemoglobin rapidly(More)
Although Pseudomonas aeruginosa is not generally considered as a cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, several cases of diarrhea caused by P. aeruginosa have been reported. We experienced seven cases of nosocomial diarrhea presumably caused by P. aeruginosa, which was the predominant organism isolated from stool cultures. Clostridium difficile toxin was(More)