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Sacred Heart College is a secondary school in Auckland, New Zealand. It is a Catholic, Marist College set on 60 acres of land overlooking the Tamaki Estuary in Glen Innes. Wikipedia.

Kim S.J.,Sacred Heart College
Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Colonic pseudolipomatosis is rare and its pathogenesis is still unclear. A number of mechanisms, including mechanical injury during an endoscopic procedure or chemical injury by disinfectant, seem to contribute to its pathogenesis. In our endoscopy unit, pseudolipomatosis occurred in an epidemic pattern after changing the endoscopic disinfectant from 2% glutaraldehyde to peracetic acid compound to decrease the length of endoscope reprocessing time. We assumed that pseudolipomatosis could be a type of chemical colitis produced by the residual disinfectant solution that remained on the surface or in a channel of the endoscope after reprocessing. The aim of this report was to highlight a series of 12 cases of colonic pseudolipomatosis in order to describe the endoscopic and pathological features and discuss the harmful effect of disinfectants as a possible cause of pseudolipomatosis. To identify the cause of the lesions, we systematically reviewed each patient history and the endoscopic and histological features. From March 2004 to February 2005, 1276 colonoscopies were performed and 12 cases (0.94%) of colonic pseudolipomatosis were diagnosed at the Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital of Hallym University. The pathogenesis of colonic pseudolipomatosis is not well-known, but our experience indicates the endoscopic disinfectant as the probable cause of pseudolipomatosis rather than either mechanical traumatic injury or intraluminal air pressure-related injury. Source

Branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) and branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) rarely cause neovascular glaucoma (NVG). A 58-year-old woman with hypertension and type 2 diabetic mellitus complained of progressive visual loss in her right eye for the previous 3 months. At initial examination, visual acuity was 20 / 63 in the right eye. Angle neovascularization was observed and the intraocular pressure (IOP) was 30 mmHg in her right eye. Fundus examination and fluorescein angiography showed BRAO combined with BRVO. We immediately injected intravitreal and intracameral bevacizumab in her right eye. The next day, we performed scatter photocoagulation in the nonperfusion area. One month later, visual acuity was 20 / 20 in her right eye and the IOP was 17 mmHg with one topical antiglaucoma agent. The neovascularization had regressed completely. We report a case of unilateral NVG which was caused by BRAO with concomitant BRVO and advise close ophthalmic examination of the iris and angle in BRVO with BRAO. Source

Sunesh C.D.,Pusan National University | Mathai G.,Sacred Heart College | Choe Y.,Pusan National University
Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications

The ionic iridium complexes, [Ir(ppy)2(EP-Imid)]PF6 (Complex 1) and [Ir(dfppy)2(EP-Imid)]PF6 (Complex 2) are used as the light-emitting material for the fabrication of light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs). These complexes have been synthesized, employing 2-(4-ethyl-2-pyridyl)-1H-imidazole (EP-Imid) as the ancillary ligand, 2-phenylpyridine (ppy) and 2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)pyridine (dfppy) as the cyclometalated ligands, which were characterized by various spectroscopic, photophysical and electrochemical methods. The photoluminescence (PL) emission spectra in acetonitrile solution show blue-green and blue light emission for Complexes 1 and 2 respectively. However, LECs incorporating these complexes resulted in green (522 nm) light emission for Complex 1 with the Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage (CIE) coordinates of (0.33, 0.56) and blue-green (500 nm) light emission for Complex 2 with the CIE coordinates of (0.24, 0.44). Using Complex 1, a maximum luminance of 1191 cd m-2 and current efficiency of 1.0 cd A-1 are obtained while that of Complex 2 are 741 cd m-2 and 0.88 cd A-1 respectively. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

Binesh C.P.,Sacred Heart College
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

Heavy mortality was observed in an experimental lot of 2 ornamental fish species, zebrafish Danio rerio (F. Hamilton, 1822) and goldfish Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758). The fishes showed typical symptoms of viral nervous necrosis before death. Gross morphological examination revealed no visible lesions except in the brain, visible as a creamy opaque patch through the dorsal side of the head. Parasitic and bacteriological analysis revealed no pathogenic agents. Histopathological analysis revealed severe vacuolation in the brain and spinal cord of the samples. A fragment within the variable region of genomic RNA2 of betanodavirus was amplified from the samples by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction using specific primers designed previously. The analysis suggests that the observed mortality in the fishes was due to betanodavirus infection. This is the first report of natural infection of betanodavirus in laboratory fishes causing viral nervous necrosis leading to mortality. The observation is alarming, as the ornamental fish culture and trade is being popularized in India where the fatal disease may cause severe setbacks in the industry. It emphasizes the need for quarantine and control strategies to prevent the spread of the virus and outbreak of the disease. © Inter-Research 2013. Source

Son G.-H.,Sacred Heart College
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Pushing bulging fetal membranes back into the uterine cavity effectively without rupture of fetal membranes during emergency cerclage is a concern to obstetricians. We have developed a new uniconcave balloon device for repositioning fetal membranes into the uterus during emergency cerclage. Our technique can be accomplished easily with few complications. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Source

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