Kyu Eun Lee


Affiliation: Seoul National University
Country: Korea


  1. Kim S, Kim M, Yoon S, Myong J, Yu H, Chai Y, et al. Impact of smoking on thyroid gland: dose-related effect of urinary cotinine levels on thyroid function and thyroid autoimmunity. Sci Rep. 2019;9:4213 pubmed publisher
    ..0001). TPO Ab titer was positively correlated with cotinine levels in males (p < 0.0001). Our findings indicated a significant dose-related effect of urinary cotinine level on thyroid function, and thyroid autoimmunity. ..
  2. Chai Y, Chae H, Kim K, Lee H, Choi S, Lee K, et al. Comparative Gene Expression Profiles in Parathyroid Adenoma and Normal Parathyroid Tissue. J Clin Med. 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    ..These findings may be helpful in further analysis of the mechanisms underlying parathyroid adenoma development. ..
  3. Jee H, Kim B, Kim M, Yu H, Choi J, Kim S, et al. Expression of SLC5A5 in Circulating Tumor Cells May Distinguish Follicular Thyroid Carcinomas from Adenomas: Implications for Blood-Based Preoperative Diagnosis. J Clin Med. 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    ..831). The expression of SLC5A5 in CTCs may preoperatively distinguish thyroid follicular adenomas from follicular carcinomas. ..
  4. Kim H, Hong N, Kim M, Yoon S, Yu H, Kong H, et al. Application of a Perception Neuron® System in Simulation-Based Surgical Training. J Clin Med. 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    ..2 mm and 369.4 mm, respectively) (p = 0.043). Perception Neuron® system can be applied to simulation-based training of surgical trainees. The motion analysis score is related to the traditional scoring system. ..
  5. Yu H, Bae I, Kim S, Chai Y, Moon J, Ryu J, et al. Comparison of Intra-Operative Vital Sign Changes during Total Thyroidectomy in Patients with Controlled and Uncontrolled Graves' Disease. J Clin Med. 2018;7: pubmed publisher
    ..8 ng/dL, and there were no changes in vital signs during surgery. Vital sign change during thyroid surgery was not observed in patients with uncontrolled Graves' disease up to the twice upper normal limit of T4 level. ..
  6. Song Y, Won J, Yoo S, Jung K, Kim M, Kim S, et al. Comprehensive transcriptomic and genomic profiling of subtypes of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..Activation of cell adhesion and invasion pathways may play a key role in the development of invasive phenotypes of FVPTC. ..
  7. Suh Y, Choi J, Kim S, Chun I, Yun T, Lee K, et al. Comparison of 4D CT, ultrasonography, and 99mTc sestamibi SPECT/CT in localizing single-gland primary hyperparathyroidism. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;152:438-43 pubmed publisher
    ..02), maximum diameter (P=.01), and volume (P<.01) of abnormal parathyroid glands. 4D CT proved helpful in localizing target parathyroid glands of primary HPT that were missed by traditional imaging. ..
  8. Brito J, Moon J, Zeuren R, Kong S, Kim Y, Iniguez Ariza N, et al. Thyroid Cancer Treatment Choice: A pilot study of a tool to facilitate conversations with patients with papillary microcarcinomas considering treatment options. Thyroid. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..Further studies are warranted to confirm this finding. ..
  9. Kim J, Seong C, Bae I, Yi J, Yu H, Kim S, et al. Comparison of Immunohistochemistry and Direct Sequencing Methods for Identification of the BRAFV600E Mutation in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018;25:1775-1781 pubmed publisher
    ..IHC using the VE1 antibody is a reliable and highly sensitive method for detecting the BRAFV600E mutation in classic PTC. ..

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  1. Kwon H, Yi J, Song R, Chai Y, Kim S, Choi J, et al. Comparison of Bilateral Axillo-Breast Approach Robotic Thyroidectomy with Open Thyroidectomy for Graves' Disease. World J Surg. 2016;40:498-504 pubmed publisher
    ..BABA RT for Graves' disease showed comparable surgical completeness and complications to conventional OT. BABA RT can be recommended as an alternative surgical option for patients with Graves' disease who are concerned about cosmesis. ..
  2. Woo J, Suh H, Song R, Lee J, Yu H, Kim S, et al. A novel lateral-approach laryngeal ultrasonography for vocal cord evaluation. Surgery. 2016;159:52-6 pubmed publisher
    ..7% (76/77), respectively. The new LUS approach significantly enhances the visualization of vocal cords and, therefore, overall diagnostic efficacy of LUS in male patients. ..
  3. Chai Y, Suh H, Woo J, Yu H, Song R, Kwon H, et al. Surgical safety and oncological completeness of robotic thyroidectomy for thyroid carcinoma larger than 2 cm. Surg Endosc. 2017;31:1235-1240 pubmed publisher
    ..The role of RT should be evaluated in correlation with technological advances and increased experience. ..
  4. Yu H, Chai Y, Kim S, Choi J, Lee K. Robotic-assisted modified radical neck dissection using a bilateral axillo-breast approach (robotic BABA MRND) for papillary thyroid carcinoma with lateral lymph node metastasis. Surg Endosc. 2018;32:2322-2327 pubmed publisher
    ..Robotic BABA MRND could be safely performed and may be a good surgical option in selected patients with PTC and lateral LNM. ..
  5. Lee J, Song R, Yi J, Yu H, Kwon H, Kim S, et al. Case-Control Study of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma on Urinary and Dietary Iodine Status in South Korea. World J Surg. 2018;42:1424-1431 pubmed publisher
  6. Yu H, Yi J, Seong C, Kim J, Bae I, Kwon H, et al. Development of a surgical training model for bilateral axillo-breast approach robotic thyroidectomy. Surg Endosc. 2018;32:1360-1367 pubmed publisher
    ..Assessment by BABA score yielded objective results comparable to those of traditional scoring methodologies. ..
  7. Yu H, Chai Y, Kwon H, Kim S, Choi J, Lee K. Bilateral Axillo-Breast Approach Robotic Thyroidectomy (BABA RT) Does Not Interfere with Breast Image Follow-Up. World J Surg. 2017;41:2020-2025 pubmed publisher
    ..BABA RT did not cause diagnostic difficulties such as poor sonic window in subsequent breast imaging studies. Routine breast imaging studies for breast nodule follow-up could be performed without difficulties resulting from BABA RT. ..
  8. Choi J, Yi J, Lee J, Song R, Yu H, Kwon H, et al. VDR mRNA overexpression is associated with worse prognostic factors in papillary thyroid carcinoma. Endocr Connect. 2017;6:172-178 pubmed publisher
    ..i>VDR mRNA overexpression was correlated with worse prognostic factors such as subtypes of papillary thyroid carcinoma that are known to be worse prognosis, lateral neck node metastasis, advanced stage and recurrence-free survival. ..
  9. Kim B, Jee H, Yi J, Kim S, Chai Y, Choi J, et al. Expression Profiling of a Human Thyroid Cell Line Stably Expressing the BRAFV600E Mutation. Cancer Genomics Proteomics. 2017;14:53-67 pubmed
    ..Our Nthy/WT and Nthy/V600E cell line pair could be a suitable model to study the molecular characteristics of BRAFV600E PTC. ..
  10. Lee J, Chai Y, Kim T, Choi J, Lee K, Kim H, et al. Clinicopathological Features of Ganglioneuroma Originating From the Adrenal Glands. World J Surg. 2016;40:2970-2975 pubmed publisher
    ..AGN was asymptomatic in most cases and diagnosis may be challenging. Adrenalectomy is a safe treatment modality for AGN and ensures favorable outcomes when diagnosed. ..