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The effect of photodynamic therapy using Radachlorin on biofilm-forming multidrug-resistant bacteria
Choong-Won Seo, Young-Kwon Kim, Jeong-Lib An, Jong-Sook Kim, Pil-Seung Kwon, Young-Bin Yu
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2022;13(4):290-297.   Published online August 10, 2022
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This study aimed to test the effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT) on the inhibition and removal of biofilms containing multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.
Using multidrug-resistant A. baumannii strains, an antibiotic susceptibility test was performed using the Gram-negative identification card of the Vitek 2 system (bioMérieux Inc., France), as well as an analysis of resistance genes, the effects of treatment with a light-emitting diode (LED) array using Radachlorin (RADA-PHARMA Co., Ltd., Russia), and transmission and scanning electron microscopy to confirm the biofilm-inhibitory effect of PDT.
The antibiotic susceptibility test revealed multiple resistance to the antibiotics imipenem and meropenem in the carbapenem class. A class-D–type β-lactamase was found, and OXA-23 and OXA-51 were found in 100% of 15 A. baumannii strains. After PDT using Radachlorin, morphological observations revealed an abnormal structure due to the loss of the cell membrane and extensive morphological changes, including low intracellular visibility and small vacuoles attached to the cell membrane.
PDT involving a combination of LED and Radachlorin significantly eliminated the biofilm of multidrug-resistant A. baumannii. Observations made using electron microscopy showed that PDT combining LED and Radachlorin was effective. Additional studies on the effective elimination of biofilms containing multidrug-resistant bacteria are necessary, and we hope that a treatment method superior to sterilization with antibiotics will be developed in the future.


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  • Photophysical properties of Radachlorin photosensitizer in solutions of different pH, viscosity and polarity
    A.V. Belashov, A.A. Zhikhoreva, I.A. Gorbunova, M.E. Sasin, Sh.S. Shayakhmedov, I.V. Semenova
    Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolec.2024; 305: 123480.     CrossRef
  • Applications of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy in Aquaculture: Effect on Fish Pathogenic Bacteria
    Edith Dube, Grace Emily Okuthe
    Fishes.2024; 9(3): 99.     CrossRef
  • Understanding the biofilm development of Acinetobacter baumannii and novel strategies to combat infection
    Naji Naseef Pathoor, Akshaya Viswanathan, Gulshan Wadhwa, Pitchaipillai Sankar Ganesh
    APMIS.2024; 132(5): 317.     CrossRef
  • PDT-Induced Variations of Radachlorin Fluorescence Lifetime in Living Cells In Vitro
    Andrey V. Belashov, Anna A. Zhikhoreva, Anna V. Salova, Tatiana N. Belyaeva, Ilia K. Litvinov, Elena S. Kornilova, Irina V. Semenova
    Photonics.2023; 10(11): 1262.     CrossRef
Impact of fatigue on quality of life among breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
Fares Mohammed Saeed Muthanna, Mahmathi Karuppannan, Bassam Abdul Rasool Hassan, Ali Haider Mohammed
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2021;12(2):115-125.   Published online April 29, 2021
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Fatigue is the most frequently reported symptom experienced by cancer patients and has a profound effect on their quality of life (QOL). The study aimed to determine the impact of fatigue on QOL among breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and to identify the risk factors associated with severe fatigue incidence.
This was an observational prospective study carried out at multiple centers. In total, 172 breast cancer patients were included. The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue Questionnaire was used to measure QOL, while the Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI) was used to assess the severity of fatigue.
The total average mean and standard deviation of QOL were 84.58±18.07 and 4.65±1.14 for BFI scores, respectively. A significant association between fatigue and QOL was found in linear and multiple regression analyses. The relationships between fatigue severity and cancer stage, chemotherapy dose delay, dose reduction, chemotherapy regimen, and ethnicity were determined using binary logistic regression analysis.
The findings of this study are believed to be useful for helping oncologists effectively evaluate, monitor, and treat fatigue related to QOL changes.


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  • Effectiveness of Therapeutic Exercise Models on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis
    Aida Herranz-Gómez, Ferran Cuenca-Martínez, Luis Suso-Martí, Clovis Varangot-Reille, Miriam Prades-Monfort, Joaquín Calatayud, Jose Casaña
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.2023; 104(8): 1331.     CrossRef
  • Anatomical Sites OF Superficial Basal Cell Cancers Demonstrate Higher Rates of Mixed Histology
    Zahid Sarfaraz Khan, Asim Muhammad, Muhammad Ataullah, Syeda Gulrukh Saba Shah, Tehmina Naushin, Hina Mir, Nabiha Naeem, Ziyad Ahmad, Sudhair Abbas Bangash, Irfan Ullah
    Pakistan BioMedical Journal.2022; : 44.     CrossRef
  • Glycated Albumin's Clinical Effectiveness in The Diabetes Diagnosis
    Summeira Jabeen Shah, Hajira Ishaq, Hina Hakeem, Saima Shaheen, Sikandar Ali Khan, Sosan Rauf, Hina Mir, Sudhair Abbas Bangash, Muhammad Ali, Irfan Ullah
    Pakistan BioMedical Journal.2022; : 176.     CrossRef
  • Post stroke intervention trial in fatigue (POSITIF): Randomised multicentre feasibility trial
    Gillian Mead, David Gillespie, Mark Barber, Allan House, Steff Lewis, Hannah Ensor, Simiao Wu, Trudie Chalder
    Clinical Rehabilitation.2022; 36(12): 1578.     CrossRef
  • Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy at Oncology Hospitals in Vietnam After the Third Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Hanh TH Nguyen, Khanh Linh Duong, Son T Nguyen, Quy Trinh, Hao TL Hoang, Toan Q Phung, Hsiang-Wen Lin, Huong TL Nguyen
    Cancer Management and Research.2022; Volume 14: 2429.     CrossRef
  • Effects of traditional Chinese medicine exercise therapy on cancer-related fatigue, anxiety and sleep quality in cancer patients
    Lihao Jiang, Ju Ouyang, Xianfeng Du
    Medicine.2021; 100(44): e27681.     CrossRef
Korean Adolescents’ Health Behavior and Psychological Status according to Their Mother’s Nationality
Yunjeong Yi, Ji-Soo Kim
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2017;8(6):377-383.   Published online December 31, 2017
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This study was conducted to compare adolescents’ health behaviors and psychological status according to whether or not their mother was born in Korea.


This secondary analysis used nationally representative data from the 2015 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey. The self-administered questionnaire included computer measured socio-demographic variables, 15 health behaviors, and psychological status. Data from 65,426 middle school and high school students were analyzed. Multiple logistic regression, adjusting for socio-demographic variables, was used to analyze differences in health behaviors and psychological status between adolescents with a foreign-born mother and those with a Korean mother.


Adolescents who have foreign-born mothers had a lower level of current drinking and subjective happiness, but a higher stress level.


The stress levels of the adolescents with foreign-born mothers could be affected by their multicultural background. It is necessary to analyze stress-influencing factors of multicultural adolescents by comparing them to adolescents from Korean parents. Additionally, our society should pay more attention to the mental health of multicultural adolescents. Schools should also make various efforts to protect multicultural adolescents by adopting mental health management programs led by school nurses and counselors.


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  • Measuring Happiness in Adolescent Samples: A Systematic Review
    Justė Lukoševičiūtė, Gita Argustaitė-Zailskienė, Kastytis Šmigelskas
    Children.2022; 9(2): 227.     CrossRef
  • Factors Related to Depressive Symptoms Among Multicultural Adolescents in Korea
    Kyoung Hwa Joung, Sung Suk Chung
    The Journal of School Nursing.2022; 38(2): 138.     CrossRef
  • The Mental Health of Ethnic Minority Youths in South Korea and Its Related Environmental Factors: A Literature Review
    Yeeun Lee, Minji Lee, Subin Park
    Journal of the Korean Academy of Child and Adolesc.2019; 30(3): 88.     CrossRef
  • Adolescents in Multi-Ethnic Families under Korean Ethnic Nationalism
    Hae-Wol Cho, Chaeshin Chu
    Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives.2017; 8(6): 367.     CrossRef
Perception of Childhood Obesity in Mothers of Preschool Children
Hae Ok Kim, Gyo Nam Kim, Euna Park
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2015;6(2):121-125.   Published online April 30, 2015
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The purpose of this study was to identify the perception of childhood obesity in mothers of preschool children using Q methodology.
A total of 38 Q statements about childhood obesity were obtained from 41 participants. The QUANL PC program was used to analyze the results.
There were three types of perception toward obesity in mothers of preschool children: the “authoritative discipline type,” the “generous home meal focused type,” and the “home meal based on household financial situation type.”
The perception of mothers toward childhood obesity can affect the extent of maternal interaction with children or meal preparation for the family. Based on these results, it is necessary to plan specific programs according to the types of maternal perception toward childhood obesity.


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  • The social ecology of health promotion within war-effected refugee preschool children
    Nilufer Kuru, Nilgun Kuru Alici, Berrin Akman
    International Journal of Intercultural Relations.2023; 94: 101788.     CrossRef
  • The correlation between maternal mealtime behaviors and children’s body mass index
    Nevin USLU, Fahriye PAZARCIKCI
    Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi.2020; 6(2): 223.     CrossRef
  • Anxious Mothers Need Support to Avoid Emotional Feeding of Infants
    Alexandre A Ferraro
    The Journal of Nutrition.2019; 149(5): 703.     CrossRef
  • Do mothers accurately identify their child’s overweight/obesity status during early childhood? Evidence from a nationally representative cohort study
    Michelle Queally, Edel Doherty, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Elaine Toomey, John Cullinan, Janas M. Harrington, Patricia M. Kearney
    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and .2018;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Association between maternal lifestyle and preschool nutrition
    Érica Bezerra Nobre, Alexandra Valéria Maria Brentani, Alexandre Archanjo Ferraro
    Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira.2016; 62(6): 494.     CrossRef
  • Mothers' conceptions about excess weight in infancy and the nutritional status of their children
    Janaína Paula Costa da Silva, Vicente Sarubbi Junior, Viviane Gabriela Nascimento, Ciro João Bertoli, Paulo Rogério Gallo, Claudio Leone
    Clinics.2016; 71(9): 500.     CrossRef
  • Depression among Korean Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Ansan-Community-Based Epidemiological Study
    Chan Young Park, So Young Kim, Jong Won Gil, Min Hee Park, Jong-Hyock Park, Yeonjung Kim
    Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives.2015; 6(4): 224.     CrossRef

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