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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231041/feasibility-pilot-of-a-randomized-faith-based-intervention-to-reduce-secondhand-smoke-exposure-among-korean-americans
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Suzanne C Hughes, Isabel Corcos, Melbourne Hovell, C Richard Hofstetter
INTRODUCTION: Interventions are needed to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS), which persists in certain immigrant enclaves, including Koreans in the United States. A faith-based and culturally acceptable intervention was developed and pilot tested in collaboration with Korean churches to address SHS exposure among people of Korean descent. METHODS: A pilot cluster randomized intervention trial was conducted with 11 Korean churches in southern California and 75 Korean adults who were exposed to SHS...
February 23, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228613/relationship-between-%C3%AE-glutamyltransferase-levels-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction
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Seungho Ryu, Yoosoo Chang, Jeonggyu Kang, Min-Jung Kwon, Kyung Eun Yun, Hyun-Suk Jung, Chan-Won Kim, Hocheol Shin, Ki-Chul Sung
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to examine the association of serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) levels with left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction and LV hypertrophy.Methods and Results:A cross-sectional study of 79,459 Korean men and women who underwent an echocardiography as part of a comprehensive health examination between March 2011 and December 2014. The presence of LV diastolic dysfunction and LV hypertrophy was determined using echocardiography. Of the subjects, 5,447 had LV diastolic dysfunction and 2,070 had LV hypertrophy...
February 22, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225503/association-of-serum-ferritin-with-insulin-resistance-abdominal-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-adolescent-and-adults-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-to-2011
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Young Suk Shim, Min Jae Kang, Yeon Jeong Oh, Joon Woo Baek, Seung Yang, Il Tae Hwang
This study aimed to evaluate the associations of serum ferritin with insulin resistance indices, body fat mass/percentage, and all the components of metabolic syndrome (MetS), as well as the risk for MetS according to serum ferritin levels in Korean adolescents and adults.A total of 15,963 Korean males and females aged 16 to 80 years were analyzed using data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005 to 2011.The median serum ferritin concentration was 98.82 ng/mL for males and 38...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224773/novel-slc37a4-mutations-in-korean-patients-with-glycogen-storage-disease-ib
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Rihwa Choi, Hyung Doo Park, Jung Min Ko, Jeongho Lee, Dong Hwan Lee, Suk Jin Hong, Chang Seok Ki, Soo Youn Lee, Jong Won Kim, Junghan Song, Yon Ho Choe
BACKGROUND: Molecular techniques are fundamental for establishing an accurate diagnosis and therapeutic approach of glycogen storage diseases (GSDs). We aimed to evaluate SLC37A4 mutation spectrum in Korean GSD Ib patients. METHODS: Nine Korean patients from eight unrelated families with GSD Ib were included. SLC37A4 mutations were detected in all patients with direct sequencing using a PCR method and/or whole-exome sequencing. A comprehensive review of previously reported SLC37A4 mutations was also conducted...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224769/increasing-resistance-to-extended-spectrum-cephalosporins-fluoroquinolone-and-carbapenem-in-gram-negative-bacilli-and-the-emergence-of-carbapenem-non-susceptibility-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-analysis-of-korean-antimicrobial-resistance-monitoring-system-karms
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Dokyun Kim, Ji Young Ahn, Chae Hoon Lee, Sook Jin Jang, Hyukmin Lee, Dongeun Yong, Seok Hoon Jeong, Kyungwon Lee
BACKGROUND: National surveillance of antimicrobial resistance becomes more important for the control of antimicrobial resistance and determination of treatment guidelines. We analyzed Korean Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (KARMS) data collected from 2013 to 2015. METHODS: Of the KARMS participants, 16 secondary or tertiary hospitals consecutively reported antimicrobial resistance rates from 2013 to 2015. Data from duplicate isolates and institutions with fewer than 20 isolates were excluded...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224767/effect-of-accreditation-on-accuracy-of-diagnostic-tests-in-medical-laboratories
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Mi Ae Jang, Young Ahn Yoon, Junghan Song, Jeong Ho Kim, Won Ki Min, Ji Sung Lee, Yong Wha Lee, You Kyoung Lee
BACKGROUND: Medical laboratories play a central role in health care. Many laboratories are taking a more focused and stringent approach to quality system management. In Korea, laboratory standardization efforts undertaken by the Korean Laboratory Accreditation Program (KLAP) and the Korean External Quality Assessment Scheme (KEQAS) may have facilitated an improvement in laboratory performance, but there are no fundamental studies demonstrating that laboratory standardization is effective...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223761/immune-parameters-of-korean-patients-with-psoriasis-treated-with-low-dose-cyclosporine
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Jeong Hwee Choi, Eun-Jae Shin, Min Kyung Shin, Nack In Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223750/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-blocker-induced-erythrodermic-sarcoidosis-in-with-juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Su-Kyung Park, Pyung-Han Hwang, Seok-Kweon Yun, Han-Uk Kim, Jin Park
The development of cutaneous sarcoidosis as a paradoxical adverse event of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) blockers has been reported in the literature; however, an erythrodermic form of cutaneous sarcoidosis during anti-TNF-α therapy has not yet been reported. Herein, we report the first case of an erythrodermic form of cutaneous sarcoidosis during anti-TNF-α therapy and review previous studies of cutaneous sarcoidosis. A 6-year-old Korean girl who had been suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis presented with generalized erythematous skin eruption involving more than about 90% of her body surface area...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223749/digital-mucous-cyst-a-clinical-surgical-study
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Eun Jung Kim, Joon Won Huh, Hyang-Joon Park
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested digital mucous cysts (DMCs) are associated with osteoarthritis and osteophytes in the elderly, and usually have a communicating pedicle with the joint. Surgical excision is a standard therapy with a high cure rate. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective study is to evaluate the features of DMCs via clinical, radiological and pathological examination and the efficacy of surgical excision of DMCs. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, 24 Korean patients were treated with the resection of the cyst and the pedicle...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223746/could-psoriatic-arthritis-be-easily-diagnosed-from-current-suspicious-physical-findings-in-the-dermatology-clinic
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Jee Woong Choi, Bo Ri Kim, Eunmi Seo, Sang Woong Youn
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical characteristics of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in patients with psoriasis are not well described in Asian populations, including Koreans. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of PsA by using the classification of psoriatic arthritis (CASPAR) criteria on the basis of physical examination only, as well as its correlation with psoriasis severity and other medical conditions including nail psoriasis...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223739/effectiveness-of-specific-sublingual-immunotherapy-in-korean-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Hyang-Suk You, Min-Young Yang, Gun-Wook Kim, Hyun-Ho Cho, Won-Jeong Kim, Je-Ho Mun, Margaret Song, Hoon-Soo Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Moon-Bum Kim, Byung-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) with house dust mites (HDM) preparation has recently been proven to be beneficial for treating allergic rhinitis and asthma. However, there has been no report regarding the efficacy and safety of SLIT in Korean patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE: We intended to investigate the efficacy and safety of SLIT in Korean patients with AD. METHODS: A total of 34 patients with AD and immunoglobulin E (IgE)-proven HDM sensitization (Class ≥3) were recruited...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223454/dynamic-expansion-and-contraction-of-caga-copy-number-in-helicobacter-pylori-impact-development-of-gastric-disease
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Sungil Jang, Hanfu Su, Faith C Blum, Sarang Bae, Yun Hui Choi, Aeryun Kim, Youngmin A Hong, Jinmoon Kim, Ji-Hye Kim, Niluka Gunawardhana, Yeong-Eui Jeon, Yun-Jung Yoo, D Scott Merrell, Linhu Ge, Jeong-Heon Cha
Infection with Helicobacter pylori is a major risk factor for development of gastric disease, including gastric cancer. Patients infected with H. pylori strains that express CagA are at even greater risk of gastric carcinoma. Given the importance of CagA, this report describes a new molecular mechanism by which the cagA copy number dynamically expands and contracts in H. pylori Analysis of strain PMSS1 revealed a heterogeneous population in terms of numbers of cagA copies; strains carried from zero to four copies of cagA that were arranged as direct repeats within the chromosome...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223378/population-pharmacokinetic-analysis-of-doripenem-after-intravenous-infusion-in-korean-patients-with-acute-infections
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Dong-Hwan Lee, Yong Kyun Kim, Kyubok Jin, Myoung Joo Kang, Young-Don Joo, Yang Wook Kim, Young Soo Moon, Jae-Gook Shin, Sungmin Kiem
We investigated population pharmacokinetics (PK) of doripenem in Korean patients with acute infections, and determined an appropriate dosing regimen using a Monte-Carlo simulation for predicting pharmacodynamics (PD). Patients (n = 37) with a creatinine clearance (CLCR) of 20∼50 mL/min or >50 mL/min who received a 250-mg or 500-mg dose of doripenem over the course of one hour every eight hours, respectively, were included in this study. Blood samples were taken pre-dose and 0 h, 0.5 h, and 4-6 h after the fourth infusion...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222725/how-do-medical-students-differ-in-their-interpersonal-needs
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Yera Hur, A Ra Cho, Sun Huh, Sun Kim
BACKGROUND: Knowing one's interpersonal relationship preferences can be tremendously helpful for medical students' lives. The purpose of this study was to examine the interpersonal needs in medical students. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, a total of 877 students from four Korean medical schools took the Korean version of the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation - Behaviour (FIRO-B) scale. The FIRO-B results were analyzed by descriptive statistics, frequency, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA...
February 21, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222311/associations-of-body-weight-perception-and-weight-control-behaviors-with-problematic-internet-use-among-korean-adolescents
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Subin Park, Yeeun Lee
We examined the association of body mass index (BMI), body weight perception, and weight control behaviors with problematic Internet use in a nationwide sample of Korean adolescents. Cross-sectional data from the 2010 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey collected from 37,041 boys and 33,655 girls in middle- and high- schools (grades 7-12) were analyzed. Participants were classified into groups based on BMI (underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese), body weight perception (underweight, normal weight, and overweight), and weight control behavior (no weight control behavior, appropriate weight control behavior, inappropriate weight control behavior)...
February 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221712/discovery-of-myh14-as-an-important-and-unique-deafness-gene-causing-prelingually-severe-autosomal-dominant-non-syndromic-hearing-loss
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Bong Jik Kim, Ah Reum Kim, Jin Hee Han, Chung Lee, Doo Yi Oh, Byung Yoon Choi
BACKGROUND: Pathogenic variants of MYH14 have been known to be associated-in either a syndromic or non-syndromic manner-with hearing loss. Interestingly, all reported cases to date of MYH14-related non-syndromic hearing loss with detailed phenotypes have demonstrated mild-to-moderate progressive hearing loss with postlingual onset. METHODS: In this study, targeted resequencing (TRS) of known deafness genes was performed to identify the causative variant in two multiplex families segregating AD inherited hearing loss...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221128/epidemiology-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-and-tuberculosis-hawaii-usa
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Jennifer Adjemian, Timothy B Frankland, Yihe G Daida, Jennifer R Honda, Kenneth N Olivier, Adrian Zelazny, Stacey Honda, D Rebecca Prevots
Previous studies found Hawaiians and Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders to be independently at increased risk for nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTMPD) and tuberculosis (TB). To better understand NTM infection and TB risk patterns in Hawaii, USA, we evaluated data on a cohort of patients in Hawaii for 2005-2013. Period prevalence of NTMPD was highest among Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese patients (>300/100,000 persons) and lowest among Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (50/100,000)...
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220585/sleep-duration-is-associated-with-body-fat-and-muscle-mass-and-waist-to-height-ratio-beyond-conventional-obesity-parameters-in-korean-adolescent-boys
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Ga Eun Nam, Kyungdo Han, Do Hoon Kim, Jee Hyun Lee, Won Hee Seo
While evidence has supported a strong association between sleep duration and obesity globally, results from studies of children and adolescents have been conflicting, and information about a sex-specific association has been limited. This study aimed to investigate the association of sleep duration with various parameters of obesity among South Korean adolescents. This population-based, cross-sectional study analysed the data obtained from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES) 2009 and 2010...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220551/association-between-sleep-duration-fat-mass-lean-mass-and-obesity-in-korean-adults-the-fourth-and-fifth-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-surveys
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Kyuwoong Kim, Doosup Shin, Go-Un Jung, Donghoon Lee, Sang Min Park
This study investigated the association between sleep duration, fat mass, lean mass and obesity. Participants of this cross-sectional study were 16 905 adults included into the 4th and 5th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Sleep duration was assessed by self-reported survey and categorized into ≤ 5, 6, 7, 8 and ≥ 9 h per day. The group reporting 7 h of sleep per day (comprised of those sleeping 7-8 h per day) was used as the reference group. Body composition was measured by dual X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220303/estimation-of-stature-from-femur-length-measured-using-computed-tomography-after-the-analysis-of-three-dimensional-characteristics-of-femur-bone-in-korean-cadavers
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Sookyoung Lee, Ho-Hyeon Gong, Jin-Young Hyun, Hyung-Nam Koo, Han-Young Lee, Nak-Eun Chung, Young-Shik Choi, Kyung-Moo Yang, Byung Ha Choi
Estimation of stature is a basic and important forensic procedure in identifying decomposed or skeletonized bodies. Due to advances in radiologic equipment, forensic science frequently uses computed tomography (CT) and software to apply these findings to investigations. Technical developments have increased the accuracy of the measurement of various bones. However, there are still some inaccuracies, such as defining correct landmarks in three-dimensional (3D) images. Femur length is frequently used for calculation of stature, but because it is a 3D structure, the digital image may not always correlate with the femur length measured with an osteometric board...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
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