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Eun Woo Lee, Woo Yong Lee, Ho-Seok Koo
PURPOSE: Lymph node (LN) metastasis is the best prognostic indicator in non-distant metastatic advanced gastric cancer. This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of various clinicopathologic factors in node-negative advanced gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical records of 254 patients with primary node-negative stage T2~4 gastric cancer. These patients were selected from a pool of 1,890 patients who underwent radical resection at Memorial Jin-Pok Kim Korea Gastric Cancer Center, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital between 1998 and 2008...
September 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
Juhwan Noh, Jungwoo Sohn, Jaelim Cho, Seong-Kyung Cho, Yoon Jung Choi, Changsoo Kim, Dong Chun Shin
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to investigate the short-term effect of ambient air pollution on emergency department (ED) visits in Seoul for asthma according to patients' prior history of allergic diseases. METHODS: Data on ED visits from 2005 to 2009 were obtained from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service. To evaluate the risk of ED visits for asthma related to ambient air pollutants (carbon monoxide [CO], nitrogen dioxide [NO2], ozone [O3], sulfur dioxide [SO2], and particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter <10 μm [PM10]), a generalized additive model with a Poisson distribution was used; a single-lag model and a cumulative-effect model (average concentration over the previous 1-7 days) were also explored...
September 2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
Changwoo Han, Youn-Hee Lim, Yun-Chul Hong
OBJECTIVES: Previous epidemiological studies about oxidative stress and depression are limited by hospital-based case-control design, single-time measurements of oxidative stress biomarkers, and the small number of study participants. Therefore, in this study, we analyzed the association between biomarker of oxidative stress and depressive symptom scores using repeatedly measured panel data from a community-dwelling elderly population. METHODS: From 2008 to 2010, a total of 478 elderly participants residing in Seoul, Korea, were evaluated three times...
September 2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
Jong-Wook Seo, Dong-Yun Lee, Byung-Koo Yoon, DooSeok Choi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Young age is a possible risk factor of endometriosis recurrence after surgery. However, the efficacy of postoperative medical treatment has not been well addressed in adolescents. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether postoperative medical treatment is as effective in adolescents as it is in adults in the prevention of endometrioma recurrence. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study SETTING: Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. PARTICIPANTS: This study included 176 reproductive-aged women who underwent conservative laparoscopic surgery for pathology-confirmed endometrioma...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
H J Lim, E Jambaldorj, Y Lee, S S Kang, T Y Koo, C Ahn, J Yang
BACKGROUND: Donor shortage for kidney transplantation may increase the number of expanded-criteria living donors (ECLDs). We investigated recent trends for ECLD use and the long-term outcomes of living kidney donors. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 1,144 living kidney donors who donated at the Seoul National University Hospital from 1993 to 2015. The expanded criteria for living donation allow the following: age ≥60 years, body mass index >30 kg/m(2), history of hypertension, estimated glomerular filtration rate <80 mL/min, proteinuria or microscopic hematuria, and fasting glucose >100 mg/dL...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Jongwon Ha, Günter Kirste
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September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Ryul Kim, Bhumsuk Keam, Dohee Kwon, Chan-Young Ock, Miso Kim, Tae Min Kim, Hak Jae Kim, Yoon Kyung Jeon, In Kyu Park, Chang Hyun Kang, Dong-Wan Kim, Young Tae Kim, Dae Seog Heo
AIM: To investigate the expression and prognostic role of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) in locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: A total of 200 patients with ESCC who underwent radical esophagectomy with standard lymphadenectomy as the initial definitive treatment in Seoul National University Hospital from December 2000 to April 2013 were eligible for this analysis. Tissue microarrays were constructed by collecting tissue cores from surgical specimens, and immunostained with antibodies directed against PD-L1, p16, and c-Met...
October 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Hyoung Soo Choi, Chang Won Choi, Heon Min Kim, Hye Won Park
BACKGROUND: While venous thromboembolism (VTE) is uncommon, its incidence is increasing in children. We aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, treatment, and outcome of pediatric VTE cases at a single tertiary hospital in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of consecutive pediatric VTE patients admitted to the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between April 2003 and March 2016. RESULTS: Among 70,462 hospitalizations, 25 pediatric VTE cases were identified (3...
September 2016: Blood Research
Dong Hwan Jun, Beom Jin Kim, Ji Hoon Park, Jae G Kim, Kyong-Choun Chi, Joong-Min Park, Mi Kyung Kim, Hyun Kang
Radical gastrectomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer causes serious nutritional impairment. Our study evaluated the clinical impact of body mass index (BMI) on the long-term outcomes of advanced gastric cancer (stage II and III). We analyzed 211 cases of stage II and III gastric cancer between January 2005 and December 2010 at Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. Patients were divided into four groups according to BMI: underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. In addition, we divided patients into two groups: BMI-High (BMI ≥ 23 kg/m(2)) vs...
October 7, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
Jee Soon Kim, Youn Soo Lee, Min Jung Jung, Yong Kil Hong
Background: The 2004 World Health Organization classification introduced atypical pituitary adenoma (aPA), which was equivocally defined as invasion with increased mitotic activity that had a Ki-67 labeling index (LI) greater than 3%, and extensive p53 immunoreactivity. However, aPAs that exhibit all of these features are rare and the predictive value for recurrence in pituitary adenomas (PAs) remains uncertain. Thus, we sought to characterize pathological features of PAs that correlated with recurrence...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
Sang Jun Eun, Jin Yong Lee, Hye-Min Jung, Jin-Seok Lee
This study aimed to identify the factors influencing South Korean voters' attitudes towards increasing public expenditure on health and to identify whether the issue of healthcare expenditure influenced candidate choice in the 2012 Korean presidential election. The study used the data from a survey conducted by the Institute of Korean Politics at Seoul National University immediately following the 2012 presidential election. The survey was completed by a nationwide sample of 1,200 people aged 19 or over using a face-to-face interview method and proportional quota sampling based on sex, age, and region...
2016: PloS One
Young Soon Cho, Young Hwan Choi
Tap water may not be readily available in numerous places as a first aid for burns and, therefore, tea tree oil products are recommended alternatives. Our aim in this study was to compare the cooling effects of three burn-cooling methodologies, running tap water, Burnshield(®), and Burn Cool Spray(®), and suggest indications for each cooling method. This randomized, controlled, study enrolled patients with burns who used the emergency service of Seoul Bestian Hospital from June 2015 to October 2015. The allocation of the cooling methods was randomly generated using a computer...
October 1, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Jee-In Hwang, Tai-Young Yoon, Hyeon-Jeong Jin, Yikyun Park, Ju-Young Park, Beom-Joon Lee
As final-year medical and nursing students will soon play key roles in frontline patient care, their preparedness for safe, reliable care provision is of special importance. We assessed patient safety competencies of final-year health profession students, and the effect of a 1-day patient safety education programme on these competencies. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 233 students in three colleges of medicine, nursing, and traditional medicine in Seoul. A before-and-after study followed to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Ji Won In, Nuri Lee, Eun Youn Roh, Sue Shin, Kyoung Un Park, Eun Young Song
OBJECTIVES: Aplastic anemia (AA) is characterized by pancytopenia and bone marrow failure, and most acquired AA is an immune-mediated disorder. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) suppressing autoreactive T cells were decreased in AA patients. FoxP3 is a major regulator for the development and function of Tregs. Polymorphism in FoxP3 was shown to be associated with various autoimmune diseases, however, has not yet been studied in AA. In this study, we examined the association between FoxP3 polymorphisms and AA in Korean patients...
October 5, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
S Shin, J Han, C Cha
AIM: The aim of this article is to describe our experience in operating a capacity-building programme, the Korea International Cooperation Project, for global nursing leaders from developing countries, held during the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Conference in 2015 in Seoul, Korea. BACKGROUND: Globalization points to the importance of global leadership among nursing leaders. In accordance with the theme of 'Global Citizen, Global Nursing' at the ICN conference in 2015, a capacity-building programme for nursing leaders of developing countries was implemented...
October 3, 2016: International Nursing Review
Dohyeong Kim, Chang Kil Lee, Dong Yeon Seo
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The concept of "food deserts" has been widely used in Western countries as a framework to identify areas with constrained access to fresh and nutritious foods, providing guidelines for targeted nutrition and public health programs. Unlike the vast amount of literature on food deserts in a Western context, only a few studies have addressed the concept in an East Asian context, and none of them have investigated spatial patterns of unhealthy food consumption from a South Korean perspective...
October 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
Hansaem Choe, Ji-Yun Hwang, Jin A Yun, Ji-Myung Kim, Tae-Jin Song, Namsoo Chang, Yong-Jae Kim, Yuri Kim
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to examine relationships between dietary habits and intakes of antioxidants and B vitamins and the risk of ischemic stroke, and to compare dietary factors according to the presence of cerebral artery atherosclerosis and stroke subtypes. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 147 patients and 144 control subjects were recruited consecutively in the metropolitan area of Seoul, Korea. Sixty participants each in the case and control groups were included in analyses after 1:1 frequency matching...
October 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
Sae Yun Kim, Seung Han Shin, Han-Suk Kim, Young Hwa Jung, Ee-Kyung Kim, Jung-Hwan Choi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical course and risk factors for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) after ibuprofen treatment to close patent ductus arteriosus. STUDY DESIGN: All neonates weighing < 1500 g at birth who received ibuprofen to close patent ductus arteriosus and were admitted to Seoul National University Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit in 2010-2014 were eligible for this study. The study population was divided into the PAH and non-PAH groups, and medical records were retrospectively reviewed...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Sang-Hyun Ahn, Yoo-Jin Um, Young-Ju Kim, Hyun-Joo Kim, Seung-Won Oh, Cheol Min Lee, Hyuktae Kwon, Hee-Kyung Joh
BACKGROUND: Low levels of physical activity can cause various physical symptoms or illness. However, few studies on this association have been conducted in young adults. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between physical activity levels and physical symptoms or illness in young adults. METHODS: Subjects were university students who participated in a web-based self-administered questionnaire in a university in Seoul in 2013. We obtained information on physical activities and physical symptoms or illness in the past year...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
Rae Young Kang, Kyung Sook Yoo, Hyeon Ju Han, Ju-Yeun Lee, Se-Hoon Lee, Dong-Wan Kim, Yu Jeung Lee
PURPOSE: A weekly docetaxel regimen had comparable efficacy with a tri-weekly schedule and caused significantly less severe neutropenia and febrile neutropenia. Therefore, a weekly docetaxel regimen has become increasingly common in cancer treatment. Premedication with corticosteroids can effectively prevent or reduce the severity of hypersensitivity and fluid retention. However, no recommended steroid dosage for a weekly docetaxel regimen has been established to date. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy and complications of two different weekly docetaxel premedication protocols...
September 30, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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