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OBJECTIVE Repeated functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of schizophrenic subjects may identify brain activity changes in response to interventions. To interpret the findings, however, it is crucial to know the test-retest reliability of the measures used. METHOD The authors scanned seven normal subjects and seven schizophrenic subjects on(More)
CONTEXT Polymorphisms in the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTT) may influence antidepressant response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The norepinephrine transporter (NET) is the analogous target for norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (NRIs). OBJECTIVE To determine whether antidepressant responses to SSRIs or NRIs are associated with(More)
The primary immunoglobulin (Ig) repertoire in the mouse develops during fetal life in the liver. The first Ig gene rearrangement--the joining of a DH to a JH gene segment--contributes largely to the diversity found in CDR3, as well as potentially encoding the D mu protein which is believed to function in the development of a B cell. In this report, the(More)
Nitrated lipids such as nitrooleate (OLA-NO2) can act as endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) ligands to exert vascular protective effects. However, the molecular mechanisms regarding nitric oxide (NO) production and its regulation are not fully defined in the vasculature. Here, we show that OLA-NO2 increased endothelial NO(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether listening to music during transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided 12-core needle prostate biopsy decreases anxiety, pain and dissatisfaction among patients and results in a more comfortable and better tolerated procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS 76 male patients who underwent TRUS-guided prostate biopsy between March 2013 and June(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to assess the early and long-term results of total repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and to identify the risk factors associated with late right ventricular (RV) dilatation. METHODS The medical records of 326 patients (male:female = 192:134) who underwent total repair of TOF at Pusan National and Dong-A University(More)
Apigenin, one of the most common flavonoids, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and free radical-scavenging properties. However, the influence of apigenin on the immunostimulatory effects and maturation of dendritic cells (DC) remains, for the most part, unknown. In this study, we have attempted to ascertain whether apigenin(More)
BACKGROUND Although echocardiography is the first-line imaging modality in the diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), multidetector CT (MDCT) could have advantages in the diagnosis of TAPVC in certain cases. OBJECTIVE To compare MDCT with echocardiography in the evaluation of TAPVC. MATERIALS AND METHODS Enrolled in the study(More)
BACKGROUND The reimplantation of the coronary arteries from a single aortic sinus (single sinus coronary artery) in an arterial switch operation remains a technically challenging procedure. The technique of coronary transfer in this situation should be individualized depending on coronary ostial anatomy. We reviewed our techniques of coronary reimplantation(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated our clinical experiences on rehabilitation of native pulmonary arteries (PAs) with a central shunt using an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) tube graft in management of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) with diminutive PAs. METHODS From March 1993 to(More)