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  1. pmc Cancer statistics in Korea: incidence, mortality and survival in 2005
    Kyu Won Jung
    The Korea Central Cancer Registry, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 24:995-1003. 2009
  2. ncbi Selective beta-cell loss and alpha-cell expansion in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Korea
    Kun Ho Yoon
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Immunology, and Cell Biology Core Laboratory, Institutes of Medical Science, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea 137 701
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2300-8. 2003
  3. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in potential living liver donors in Korea: a review of 589 consecutive liver biopsies in a single center
    Ji Young Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Centre, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Hepatol 47:239-44. 2007
  4. ncbi Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in the Songpa-Kangdong district, Seoul, Korea, 1986-2005: a KASID study
    Suk Kyun Yang
    Department of Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:542-9. 2008
  5. pmc The prognosis of liver cirrhosis in recent years in Korea
    Young Sun Kim
    Institution of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 18:833-41. 2003
  6. pmc Sympatric distribution of three human Taenia tapeworms collected between 1935 and 2005 in Korea
    Hyeong Kyu Jeon
    Department of Parasitology and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Chongju, Chungbuk 361 763, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 46:235-41. 2008
  7. ncbi Current status of hepatitis C virus infection in Korea
    Dong Jin Suh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Intervirology 49:70-5. 2006
  8. pmc Epidemiological change of atopic dermatitis and food allergy in school-aged children in Korea between 1995 and 2000
    Jae Won Oh
    Department of Pediatrics, Hanyang University, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 19:716-23. 2004
  9. ncbi Alcohol consumption and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults: the 1998 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Yeong Sook Yoon
    Department of Family Medicine, Ilsan Paik Hospital, University of Inje, College of Medicine, Goyang City, Gyunggi Do, Korea
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:217-24. 2004
  10. ncbi Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Korea: a population-based spirometry survey
    Dong Soon Kim
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, 388 1, Poongnap dong, Songpa Gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:842-7. 2005

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  1. pmc Cancer statistics in Korea: incidence, mortality and survival in 2005
    Kyu Won Jung
    The Korea Central Cancer Registry, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 24:995-1003. 2009
    Cancer has been the most common cause of death in Korea since 1983 and is a major public health concern. This paper overviews the nationwide cancer statistics, including incidence, mortality, and survival rates, and their trends in Korea...
  2. ncbi Selective beta-cell loss and alpha-cell expansion in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Korea
    Kun Ho Yoon
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Immunology, and Cell Biology Core Laboratory, Institutes of Medical Science, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea 137 701
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2300-8. 2003
    ..However, in Korea, the majority of type 2 diabetic patients are nonobese...
  3. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in potential living liver donors in Korea: a review of 589 consecutive liver biopsies in a single center
    Ji Young Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Centre, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Hepatol 47:239-44. 2007
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  4. ncbi Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in the Songpa-Kangdong district, Seoul, Korea, 1986-2005: a KASID study
    Suk Kyun Yang
    Department of Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:542-9. 2008
    Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are considered rare diseases in developing countries. We have evaluated the incidence and prevalence of CD and UC over time in a district of Seoul, Korea.
  5. pmc The prognosis of liver cirrhosis in recent years in Korea
    Young Sun Kim
    Institution of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 18:833-41. 2003
    ..More efficient management of etiologic factors would be required...
  6. pmc Sympatric distribution of three human Taenia tapeworms collected between 1935 and 2005 in Korea
    Hyeong Kyu Jeon
    Department of Parasitology and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Chongju, Chungbuk 361 763, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 46:235-41. 2008
    Taeniasis has been known as one of the prevalent parasitic infections in Korea. Until recently, Taenia saginata had long been considered a dominant, and widely distributed species but epidemiological profiles of human Taenia species in ..
  7. ncbi Current status of hepatitis C virus infection in Korea
    Dong Jin Suh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Intervirology 49:70-5. 2006
    ..disease, including liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), has been a major cause of mortality in Korea. The prevalence rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in the general population ..
  8. pmc Epidemiological change of atopic dermatitis and food allergy in school-aged children in Korea between 1995 and 2000
    Jae Won Oh
    Department of Pediatrics, Hanyang University, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 19:716-23. 2004
    ..the prevalence of atopic dermatitis and food allergy with the comparison of prevalence between 1995 and 2000 in Korea and evaluated the correlation of prevalence between atopic dermatitis and food allergy...
  9. ncbi Alcohol consumption and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults: the 1998 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Yeong Sook Yoon
    Department of Family Medicine, Ilsan Paik Hospital, University of Inje, College of Medicine, Goyang City, Gyunggi Do, Korea
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:217-24. 2004
    ..The metabolic syndrome is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. Light and moderate alcohol consumption have been associated with reduced cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality...
  10. ncbi Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Korea: a population-based spirometry survey
    Dong Soon Kim
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, 388 1, Poongnap dong, Songpa Gu, Seoul, South Korea
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:842-7. 2005
    ..Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, there are only limited data on its prevalence, especially in Asia...
  11. ncbi Mass screening for prostate cancer in Korea: a population based study
    Cheryn Song
    Department of Urology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Urol 180:1949-52; discussion 1952-3. 2008
    ..We investigated the detection rate of prostate cancer in Korean men through a population based mass screening test...
  12. ncbi Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in South Korea
    Jeong Yoon Yim
    Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Healthcare Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Helicobacter 12:333-40. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to investigate the interval change of seropositivity of H. pylori between 1998 and 2005 in Korean adult population and to find the factors related to H. pylori infection...
  13. ncbi Influenza vaccine coverage rates and perceptions on vaccination in South Korea
    Sae Yoon Kee
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Medical College, 97 Gurodonggil, Gurodong, Gurogu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Infect 55:273-81. 2007
    ..This survey was performed to assess the level of influenza vaccine coverage, to understand the driving forces and barriers to vaccination and determine vaccination interventions for the following year in Korean population...
  14. pmc Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A in children, South Korea
    Eun Hwa Choi
    Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:275-81. 2008
    ..005 for trend). This study demonstrates that the expansion of multidrug-resistant ST320 was responsible for the increase in serotype 19A before PCV7 use...
  15. pmc Prevalence and management of diabetes in Korean adults: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1998-2005
    Yong Jun Choi
    Department of Internal Medicine, the Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Sungnam, Republic of Korea
    Diabetes Care 32:2016-20. 2009
    ..This research investigated recent changes in the prevalence and management status of diabetes among Korean adults...
  16. ncbi Spatial analysis of water quality trends in the Han River basin, South Korea
    Heejun Chang
    Department of Geography, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    Water Res 42:3285-304. 2008
    Spatial patterns of water quality trends for 118 sites in the Han River basin of South Korea were examined for eight parameters-temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), ..
  17. ncbi Awareness of and attitude towards human papillomavirus infection and vaccination for cervical cancer prevention among adult males and females in Korea: a nationwide interview survey
    Jin Kyoung Oh
    National Cancer Control Institute, National Cancer Center, 323 Ilsan ro, Ilsandong gu, Goyang si, Gyeonggi do 411 760, Republic of Korea
    Vaccine 28:1854-60. 2010
    ..A nationwide population-based interview survey was conducted in Korea. One thousand male and female adults were included with random sampling...
  18. ncbi Viral etiology and incidence associated with acute gastroenteritis in a 5-year survey in Gyeonggi province, South Korea
    Jeong Weon Huh
    Gyeonggido Institute of Health and Environment, Suwon, Gyeonggi do 440 290, South Korea
    J Clin Virol 44:152-6. 2009
    ..Acute gastroenteritis caused by viruses is one of the leading causes of childhood morbidity...
  19. pmc A nationwide survey on the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in the Republic of Korea, 2004
    Tong Soo Kim
    Department of Malaria and Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Health, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 47:37-47. 2009
    ..prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections have been carried out every 5-7 years since 1971 in the Republic of Korea in order to establish control measures. The present nationwide survey was conducted from June to December 2004...
  20. ncbi Cholangiocarcinoma and Clonorchis sinensis infection: a case-control study in Korea
    Dongil Choi
    Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50, IlWon Dong, Kangnam Ku, Seoul 135 710, South Korea
    J Hepatol 44:1066-73. 2006
    The authors conducted a hospital-based case-control study to evaluate the role of Clonorchis sinensis infection as a risk factor for the development of cholangiocarcinoma (CC), including extrahepatic CC, in Korea.
  21. ncbi The effects of genetic polymorphisms of IL-1 and TNF-A on Helicobacter pylori-induced gastroduodenal diseases in Korea
    Nayoung Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoungnam, Gyeonggi Do, Korea
    Helicobacter 11:105-12. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether or not genetic polymorphism of IL-1B, IL-1RN, and TNF-Alpha is an important factor in the different expression of gastroduodenal diseases after Helicobacter pylori infection...
  22. pmc CTX-M-14 and CTX-M-15 enzymes are the dominant type of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli from Korea
    Wonkeun Song
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, 150 950, 948 1 Daerim 1 Dong, Youngdeungpo gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Med Microbiol 58:261-6. 2009
    ..of plasmid-borne extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) and AmpC beta-lactamases in Escherichia coli in Korea. A total of 576 isolates of E. coli was collected from 12 Korean hospitals during May and July 2007...
  23. ncbi Socioeconomic inequalities in suicidal ideation, parasuicides, and completed suicides in South Korea
    Myoung Hee Kim
    Eulji University College of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Yongdoo dong 143 5, Joong Gu, Daejeon 301 832, Republic of Korea
    Soc Sci Med 70:1254-61. 2010
    As a result of unprecedented increase in suicides over the last decade, Korea now ranks at the top of OECD countries in suicide statistics (26.1 deaths per 100,000 population in 2005)...
  24. ncbi [Distribution of hepatitis B virus genotypes in Korea]
    Ji Hyun Cho
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea
    Korean J Hepatol 15:140-7. 2009
    Considering the incidence of prevailing hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes in neighboring nations, the predominance of genotype C in Korea is exceptional and needs to be confirmed by nationwide investigation.
  25. ncbi Secular trends in adult male smoking from 1992 to 2006 in South Korea: age-specific changes with evolving tobacco-control policies
    E J Park
    School of Public Health and Institute of Health and Environment, Seoul National University, Yeongun Dong, Jongno gu, Seoul, 110 460, Republic of Korea
    Public Health 123:657-64. 2009
    For years, South Korea has had one of the highest levels of tobacco use among males in the world, but a steady decline has been observed recently...
  26. ncbi [Effectiveness of 10 day-sequential therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication in Korea]
    Woo Hyuk Choi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Jongno gu, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Gastroenterol 51:280-4. 2008
    ..We aimed to evaluate whether 10 day-sequential therapy eradicated H. pylori infection better than the PPI-based triple therapy in Korea.
  27. pmc Prevalence of clonorchiasis in southern endemic areas of Korea in 2006
    Shin Hyeong Cho
    Department of Malaria and Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul 122 701, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 46:133-7. 2008
    ..villages along the 4 major rivers, Nakdong-gang (=river), Seomjin-gang, Youngsan-gang, and Guem-gang in southern Korea. From January to December 2006, a total of 24,075 stool samples (1 sample per an inhabitant) were collected in 23 ..
  28. pmc Genetic diversity and fitness of Fusarium graminearum populations from rice in Korea
    Jungkwan Lee
    Department of Agricultural Biotechnology and Center for Fungal Pathogenesis, Seoul National University, Seoul 151 921, Republic of Korea
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:3289-95. 2009
    ..We identified strains of F. graminearum from the Republic of Korea to lineage, tested their ability to produce nivalenol and deoxynivalenol, and determined the genetic composition ..
  29. ncbi Clinical significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from respiratory specimens in Korea
    Won Jung Koh
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon Dong, Kangnam Ku, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Chest 129:341-8. 2006
    ..In order to determine the clinical significance of NTM isolated from respiratory specimens, we reviewed medical records from all patients from whom NTM isolates were recovered within a 2-year period...
  30. ncbi Institutional difference of antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori strains in Korea
    Nayoung Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoungnam, Gyeonggi Do, Seoul, Korea
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:683-7. 2006
    ..antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori isolates could be different between 2 institutions, which are located in the different areas in Korea, and to evaluate the effect of antibiotic resistance on the eradication rate of H. pylori.
  31. pmc Genotype analysis of Cryptosporidium spp. prevalent in a rural village in Hwasun-gun, Republic of Korea
    Jae Hwan Park
    Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Institute of Endemic Diseases, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 44:27-33. 2006
    ..and goats), to elucidate transmittal routes in a known endemic area in Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea. The existence of Cryptosporidium oocysts was confirmed using a modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain...
  32. pmc Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and obesity in adolescents aged 12 to 19 years: comparison between the United States and Korea
    JinKyung Park
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Korean Med Sci 25:75-82. 2010
    ..of metabolic syndrome (MetS), its risk factors, and obesity in adolescents in the United States (US) and Korea. Data were obtained from 2003-2004 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and 2005 Korea ..
  33. ncbi Is precarious employment damaging to self-rated health? Results of propensity score matching methods, using longitudinal data in South Korea
    Myoung Hee Kim
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    Soc Sci Med 67:1982-94. 2008
    We aimed to evaluate the health effects of precarious employment based on a counterfactual framework, using the Korea Labor and Income Panel Survey data...
  34. ncbi Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in Korea
    Hai Rim Shin
    Division of Cancer Control and Epidemiology, National Cancer Center, 809 Madu dong, Ilsan gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi do 411 769, Korea
    Intervirology 49:18-22. 2006
    Mortality due to liver cancer in Korea ranks as one of the highest in the world. Both hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are high-risk factors for liver cancer...
  35. ncbi The unique aspects of the nutrition transition in South Korea: the retention of healthful elements in their traditional diet
    Min June Lee
    Research Institute of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
    Public Health Nutr 5:197-203. 2002
    The purposes of this paper are to describe the unique aspects of the nutrition transition in South Korea, including trends in food consumption and obesity, patterns of morbidity and mortality; to focus on efforts to maintain the ..
  36. ncbi Current status of liver diseases in Korea: hepatocellular carcinoma
    Il Han Song
    Division of Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
    Korean J Hepatol 15:S50-9. 2009
    Primary liver cancer, most of which is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the third common leading cancer in Korea. During the last two decades, the incidence rate of primary liver cancer has shown a modest decrease, but its mortality ..
  37. pmc Genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from a tertiary care tuberculosis hospital in South Korea
    Isdore Chola Shamputa
    Tuberculosis Research Section, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Disease, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:387-94. 2010
    Tuberculosis (TB) remains an immense public health problem in the Republic of Korea despite a more than fivefold decrease in the prevalence of the disease over the last 3 decades...
  38. ncbi Emerging invasive liver abscess caused by K1 serotype Klebsiella pneumoniae in Korea
    D R Chung
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Gyeonggi do 431 070, South Korea
    J Infect 54:578-83. 2007
    ..To investigate a current epidemiology of K. pneumoniae liver abscess in Korea and to determine K serotype distribution in K...
  39. ncbi The effects of genetic polymorphisms of IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10 on Helicobacter pylori-induced gastroduodenal diseases in Korea
    Jung Mook Kang
    Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Clin Gastroenterol 43:420-8. 2009
    ..The present study was performed to evaluate whether or not the genetic polymorphisms of IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10 are associated with gastroduodenal disease in the Korean population...
  40. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes and serotypes in patients with chronic HBV infection in Korea
    Hong Kim
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Liver Research Institute and Cancer Research Institute, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    Intervirology 50:52-7. 2007
    Although hepatitis B virus (HBV) is endemic to Korea, no large-scale survey of HBV genotypes and serotypes based on sequence analysis has been performed.
  41. ncbi Efficacy and safety of sitagliptin in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes in China, India, and Korea
    Viswanathan Mohan
    Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr Mohan s Diabetes Specialities Centre, No 6B, Gopalapuram, Chennai 600086, India
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 83:106-16. 2009
    ..No hypoglycemia was reported. In conclusion, in this study, sitagliptin monotherapy for 18 weeks significantly improved glycemic control and was well-tolerated in patients with type 2 diabetes from China, India, and Korea.
  42. ncbi Vivax malaria: a continuing health threat to the Republic of Korea
    Jae Won Park
    Department of Microbiology, Gachon Medical School, Inchon, Republic of Korea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:159-67. 2003
    Vivax malaria reemerged in the Republic of Korea in 1993. Most of the cases occurred among soldiers in the region adjacent to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) until 1995...
  43. ncbi High rates of resistance to colistin and polymyxin B in subgroups of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from Korea
    Kwan Soo Ko
    Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:1163-7. 2007
    ..To investigate antimicrobial resistance in clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp. from two Korean hospitals...
  44. ncbi Cancer control activities in the Republic of Korea
    Keun Young Yoo
    National Cancer Center, 111 Jungbalsan ro, Ilsandong gu, Goyang si, Gyeonggi do 410 769, Republic of Korea
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 38:327-33. 2008
    South Korea has a population of 47.3 million...
  45. ncbi Comparison of gastric cancer survival following R0 resection in the United States and Korea using an internationally validated nomogram
    Vivian E Strong
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Surg 251:640-6. 2010
    To compare disease-specific survival (DSS) between the US and Korea following R0 resection for gastric carcinoma (GC).
  46. ncbi [Recent etiology and clinical features of acute viral hepatitis in a single center of Korea]
    Hyung Min Kang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
    Korean J Hepatol 13:495-502. 2007
    The etiology of acute viral hepatitis in Korea has been dynamically changing during the recent years...
  47. ncbi EMR for early gastric cancer in Korea: a multicenter retrospective study
    Jae J Kim
    Department of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:693-700. 2007
    ..EMR has been accepted as a treatment modality for selected cases of early gastric cancer (EGC) in Japan. However, long-term outcomes after EMR for EGC have not been fully documented...
  48. ncbi Anopheles kleini, Anopheles pullus, and Anopheles sinensis: potential vectors of Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Korea
    Won Ja Lee
    Department of Medical Entomology, Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Eunpyung Gu, Seoul, 122 701, Korea
    J Med Entomol 44:1086-90. 2007
    ..resting collections in malaria high-risk areas (northern Gyeonggi Province) near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Korea during 2005, followed by Anopheles kleini Rueda (24.7%) and Anopheles pullus M. Yamada (8.7%)...
  49. ncbi Wide dissemination of OXA-type carbapenemases in clinical Acinetobacter spp. isolates from South Korea
    Kyungwon Lee
    Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 33:520-4. 2009
    Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. are being increasingly reported worldwide, including in South Korea, where we examined 144 representative isolates collected in a nationwide hospital survey in 2005...
  50. ncbi Current status of liver diseases in Korea: hepatitis B
    Hee Bok Chae
    Department of Internal Medicine, Chungbuk National Unviersity College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea
    Korean J Hepatol 15:S13-24. 2009
    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the one of the most common causes of the liver diseases in Korea. Since the discovery of Australia antigen (hepatitis associated antigen, or HBsAg later), hepatitis associated antigen was tested ..
  51. ncbi Association between levels of physical activity and poor self-rated health in Korean adults: The Third Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), 2005
    M A Han
    National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Centre, Goyang, Republic of Korea
    Public Health 123:665-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the association between level of physical activity and poor self-rated health in Korean adults...
  52. ncbi Clinical features and natural history of ulcerative colitis in Korea
    Sang Hyoung Park
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:278-83. 2007
    The clinical characteristics of ulcerative colitis (UC) in Asian populations have not been well characterized. We therefore investigated the clinical features and natural history of UC in Korea.
  53. pmc Occurrence of CTX-M-3, CTX-M-15, CTX-M-14, and CTX-M-9 extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae clinical isolates in Korea
    Jungmin Kim
    Department of Microbiology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Chonan, Korea
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:1572-5. 2005
    ..603 isolates of Enterobacteriaceae collected between June and November 2003 from three university hospitals within Korea, bla(CTX-M-3), bla(CTX-M-15), bla(CTX-M-14), and bla(CTX-M-9) were detected in 41 isolates of species from five ..
  54. pmc Analysis of demographic characteristics in 3242 young age gastric cancer patients in Korea
    Hye Won Chung
    Department of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134 Shinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, 120 752 Seoul, South Korea
    World J Gastroenterol 16:256-63. 2010
    ..To evaluate the epidemiologic features of young age gastric cancer (GC)...
  55. ncbi Impacts of vaccination on hepatitis B viral infections in Korea over a 25-year period
    Neung Hwa Park
    Department of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Research Center, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea
    Intervirology 53:20-8. 2010
    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination has effectively reduced the acute and chronic infection rates in recent years. Since 1983, HBV vaccination has been recommended for all neonates in Korea.
  56. pmc Influenza surveillance in Korea: establishment and first results of an epidemiological and virological surveillance scheme
    J S Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea
    Epidemiol Infect 135:1117-23. 2007
    ..An evaluation questionnaire generated potential enhancements to the scheme. KISS appears to represent the pattern of influenza activity accurately and will have a valuable role in monitoring and preventing epidemics in Korea.
  57. pmc Improvement in survival among HIV-infected individuals in the Republic of Korea: need for an early HIV diagnosis
    Mee Kyung Kee
    Division of AIDS, Korea National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul, Korea
    BMC Infect Dis 9:128. 2009
    There is little information describing survival in HIV-infected patients after primary diagnosis in Korea, and changes in survival over time...
  58. ncbi [Economic burden of cancer in South Korea for the year 2005]
    Jinhee Kim
    National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea
    J Prev Med Public Health 42:190-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to estimate the economic costs of cancer on society...
  59. ncbi Clinical characteristics of ectopic thyroid in Korea
    Ji Sung Yoon
    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea
    Thyroid 17:1117-21. 2007
    ..Ectopic thyroid is a rare entity and can occur at any location in the midline position. A role for the ectopic thyroid in the pathogenesis of hypothyroidism and nongoitrous cretinism has been emphasized...
  60. pmc Epidemiological understanding of Taenia tapeworm infections with special reference to Taenia asiatica in Korea
    K S Eom
    Department of Parasitology and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University School of Medicine, Chongju, Chungbuk 361 240, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 39:267-83. 2001
    In endemic areas of Taenia tapeworms in Korea, most of the reports showed that T. saginata was dominant over T. solium, but eating pigs is the dominant habit over eating cattle. Why do they have more T...
  61. ncbi Trends in parasitic diseases in the Republic of Korea
    Eun Hee Shin
    Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Institute of Endemic Diseases, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul 110 799, South Korea
    Trends Parasitol 24:143-50. 2008
    In the Republic of Korea, cases of zoonotic, opportunistic and imported parasitoses are being detected increasingly. Vivax malaria disappeared in the late 1970s but re-emerged in 1993 and, currently, 1000-2000 cases occur annually...
  62. ncbi Factors associated with awareness of infection status among chronic hepatitis B and C carriers in Korea
    Aesun Shin
    Cancer Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Management, Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang si, Gyeonggi Do, South Korea
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1894-8. 2009
    ..5% of cancer deaths in Korea. The objectives of this study were to identify demographic characteristics that may affect hepatitis carriers' ..
  63. ncbi Relation between elevated serum alanine aminotransferase and metabolic syndrome in Korean adolescents
    Hye Soon Park
    Department of Family Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1046-51. 2005
    ..Unexplained elevations in aminotransferase concentrations have been strongly associated with adiposity and thus may represent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease...
  64. ncbi The relationship between body mass index and the prevalence of obesity-related diseases based on the 1995 National Health Interview Survey in Korea
    O R Moon
    Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea
    Obes Rev 3:191-6. 2002
    ..We also attempted to provide primary data to determine suitable BMI cut-off points for obesity in Korea. The 1995 National Health Interview Study (NHIS) data were used to estimate BMI and the prevalence of hypertension ..
  65. ncbi Randomized controlled trial comparing gastrectomy plus chemotherapy with chemotherapy alone in advanced gastric cancer with a single non-curable factor: Japan Clinical Oncology Group Study JCOG 0705 and Korea Gastric Cancer Association Study KGCA01
    Kazumasa Fujitani
    Department of Surgery, National Osaka Medical Center, 2 1 14 Hoenzaka, Chuo Ku, Osaka 540 0006, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 38:504-6. 2008
    A randomized controlled trial has started in both Japan and Korea to evaluate the role of gastrectomy in the management of incurable advanced gastric cancer (AGC)...
  66. ncbi Phaeobacter daeponensis sp. nov., isolated from a tidal flat of the Yellow Sea in Korea
    Jung Hoon Yoon
    Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, PO Box 115, Yusong, Taejon, Korea
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:856-61. 2007
    ..motile and egg-shaped bacterium, strain TF-218(T), was isolated from a tidal flat at Daepo Beach (Yellow Sea), Korea, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic analysis. Strain TF-218(T) grew optimally at pH 7.0-8...
  67. pmc Geographical distribution and relative abundance of vectors of scrub typhus in the Republic of Korea
    In Yong Lee
    Department of Environmental Medical Biology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120 752, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 47:381-6. 2009
    ..vectors of scrub typhus was conducted from October to November 2006 at 13 localities throughout the Republic of Korea. Apodemus agrarius accounted for 97.6% (80/82) of all rodents, while only 2 Myodes regulus (2/82) were collected...
  68. pmc Understanding the rapid increase in life expectancy in South Korea
    Seungmi Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Am J Public Health 100:896-903. 2010
    We assessed life expectancy increases in the past several decades in South Korea by age and specific causes of death.
  69. ncbi Asymptomatic healthy slaughterhouse workers in South Korea carrying Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
    SaHyun Hong
    Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Enteric Bacterial Infections, Korea National Institute of Health, Seoul, Korea
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 56:41-7. 2009
    ..Eight Vero cell cytotoxicity assay-positive strains were isolated from the workers and these workers were asymptomatic and healthy. The results of the study show that slaughter plant workers are at high risk of STEC infection...
  70. ncbi Kawasaki disease in Korea, 2003-2005
    Yong Won Park
    Department of Pediatrics, Inje University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:821-3. 2007
    The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence rate and epidemiologic patterns of Kawasaki disease in Korea for the 3-year-period, 2003-2005.
  71. ncbi The new definition of metabolic syndrome by the international diabetes federation is less likely to identify metabolically abnormal but non-obese individuals than the definition by the revised national cholesterol education program: the Korea NHANES study
    Y S Yoon
    Department of Family Medicine, Center for Health Promotion, Mitochondrial Research Group, and Clinical Research Center, Ilsan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Gyeonggi Do, Korea
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:528-34. 2007
    ..We performed this study to compare the prevalence of these criteria and to investigate the characteristics of discrepant cases...
  72. ncbi Effects of excess weight on cancer incidences depending on cancer sites and histologic findings among men: Korea National Health Insurance Corporation Study
    Sang Woo Oh
    Center for Health Promotion and Obesity Research, Ilsan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Goyang si, Gyeonggi Do, South Korea
    J Clin Oncol 23:4742-54. 2005
    ..We conducted this study to assess the effects of excess weight with a large cohort of Koreans...
  73. pmc Alcohol dependence, mortality, and chronic health conditions in a rural population in Korea
    Seongho Min
    Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 23:1-9. 2008
    ..excessive drinking and alcohol dependency on mortality and chronic health problems in a rural community in South Korea, this study represents a nested case-control study...
  74. pmc Cancer in patients on chronic dialysis in Korea
    Jung Eun Lee
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 24:S95-S101. 2009
    The study of cancer in patients treated with dialysis in Korea has not been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and mortality of cancer among patients on dialysis in Korea...
  75. ncbi Bismuth-containing quadruple therapy as second-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection: effect of treatment duration and antibiotic resistance on the eradication rate in Korea
    Byoung Hwan Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, South Korea
    Helicobacter 15:38-45. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of bismuth-containing quadruple therapy as second-line treatment for H. pylori infection based on treatment duration...
  76. ncbi Serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and breast cancer risk by menopausal status, body mass index, and hormonal receptor in Korea
    Yeonju Kim
    Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:508-15. 2009
    ..Multicenter hospital-based case-control study was conducted from November 2004 to December 2005 in Korea. After one to two individual matchings by age (+/-5 years) and menopausal status, 690 cases and 1,380 controls ..
  77. ncbi Radiobiological characterization of proton beam at the National Cancer Center in Korea
    Hye Jung Baek
    Radiation Medicine Branch, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
    J Radiat Res 49:509-15. 2008
    ..relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of the proton beam at the National Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center in Korea (NCCPTC) is required clinically for the treatment of cancer...
  78. ncbi Aquatic toxicity of acetaminophen, carbamazepine, cimetidine, diltiazem and six major sulfonamides, and their potential ecological risks in Korea
    YoungHee Kim
    School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Environ Int 33:370-5. 2007
    ..In this study, the four most abundantly used pharmaceuticals in Korea, namely acetaminophen, carbamazepine, cimetidine, and diltiazem, and six sulfonamide related antibiotics, ..
  79. ncbi Identification and characterization of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus genetic variants isolated in Korea
    Jae Ku Oem
    National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Disease Diagnostic Center Division, Anayang, Republic of Korea
    J Vet Med Sci 71:1519-23. 2009
    ..disease virus (RHDV) were used for the genetic characterization of RHDV strains collected from rabbits in Korea between 2006 and 2008...
  80. ncbi Independent emergence of colistin-resistant Acinetobacter spp. isolates from Korea
    Young Kyoung Park
    Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Suwon 440 746, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 64:43-51. 2009
    ..Considering the increasing use of colistin and the high recombination rate of Acinetobacter spp., independent but frequent emergence of colistin resistance in Acinetobacter spp. isolates is of great concern...
  81. ncbi International study on antidepressant prescription pattern at 20 teaching hospitals and major psychiatric institutions in East Asia: Analysis of 1898 cases from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan
    Naoki Uchida
    Fukuoka University College of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 61:522-8. 2007
    ..The survey was conducted in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan from October 2003 to March 2004 using the unified research protocol and questionnaire...
  82. pmc A successful experience of soil-transmitted helminth control in the Republic of Korea
    Sung Tae Hong
    Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Institute of Endemic Diseases, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 44:177-85. 2006
    ..In the Republic of Korea, STH were highly prevalent and were considered a high priority target for national control...
  83. ncbi A study testing the usefulness of a dish-based food-frequency questionnaire developed for epidemiological studies in Korea
    Young Ok Kim
    Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Natural Science, Dongduk Women s University, Seoul, Korea
    Br J Nutr 101:1218-27. 2009
    ..usefulness of dish items selected in developing a dish-based FFQ (DFFQ) to be used for epidemiological studies in Korea. The dietary data of 6817 subjects from the 2001 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used ..
  84. ncbi The efficacy of intravenous contrast-enhanced 16-raw multidetector CT colonography for detecting patients with colorectal polyps in an asymptomatic population in Korea
    Young Sun Kim
    Seoul National University Hospital, Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Healthcare Research Institute, Seoul, Korea
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:791-8. 2008
    ..CTC) with that of colonoscopy for detecting patients with colorectal polyps in an asymptomatic screening population in Korea, thus to evaluate a possibility, whether CTC could be used as a screening tool for colorectal polyps.
  85. ncbi Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities associated with Pinus thunbergii in the eastern coastal pine forests of Korea
    Keisuke Obase
    College of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 200 701, South Korea
    Mycorrhiza 20:39-49. 2009
    ..thunbergii mature trees and regenerating seedlings varying in age in coastal pine forests on the east coast of Korea. We established one 20 x 20-m plot at each of two study sites at P. thunbergii coastal forests in Samcheok...
  86. pmc Malaria vector surveillance in Ganghwa-do, a malaria-endemic area in the Republic of Korea
    Sung Suck Oh
    Department of Microbiology, Incheon Research Institute for Public Health and Environment, Incheon, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 48:35-41. 2010
    ..of mosquitoes infected with the parasite in Ganghwa-do (Island), a vivax malaria endemic area in the Republic of Korea. Mosquitoes were collected periodically with a dry-ice-tent trap and a blacklight trap during the mosquito season (..
  87. ncbi [Change of Clostridium difficile colitis during recent 10 years in Korea]
    Yune Jeong Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seocho Gu, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Gastroenterol 55:169-74. 2010
    ..The aim of study was to evaluate changes in the epidemiological features of CDC in hospitalized patients in Korea.
  88. ncbi A comparison of mortality related to urban air particles between periods with Asian dust days and without Asian dust days in Seoul, Korea, 2000-2004
    Jong Tae Lee
    Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Hanyang University, Hanyang University, Haengdang Dong 17, Seongdong Gu, Seoul 133 791, Republic of Korea
    Environ Res 105:409-13. 2007
    ..We used the daily counts of non-accidental deaths, air pollution and meteorological data in Seoul, Korea from 2000 to 2004...
  89. pmc The clinical characteristics of Anisakis allergy in Korea
    Sung Jin Choi
    Department of Allergy and Rheumatology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Youngtong Gu, Suwon, Korea
    Korean J Intern Med 24:160-3. 2009
    ..in Spain and Japan, our report is the first to summarize the clinical features of 10 Anisakis allergy cases in Korea. We enrolled 10 Korean patients (6 men and 4 women) who complained of aggravated allergic symptoms after ingesting ..
  90. ncbi Prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms and uninvestigated dyspepsia in Korea: a population-based study
    Sun Young Yang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Hanyang University Hospital, Sungdong Ku, Seoul, Korea
    Dig Dis Sci 53:188-93. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the frequency of GERD symptoms and uninvestigated dyspepsia in Korea. Telephone interviews were conducted with 1,044 individuals. Of all subjects, 7...
  91. ncbi [The incidence and patterns of unintentional injuries in daily life in Korea: a nationwide study]
    Kunhee Park
    Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Department of Health Policy and Management
    J Prev Med Public Health 41:265-71. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to estimate the cumulative incidence rate (CIR) of unintentional injuries in Korean daily life and to describe the pattern of unintentional injuries...
  92. ncbi Effectiveness of an organized cervical cancer screening program in Korea: results from a cohort study
    Jae Kwan Jun
    National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi Do, Korea
    Int J Cancer 124:188-93. 2009
    ..cancer screening is widely acknowledged, the effectiveness of an organized cervical cancer screening program in Korea has never been evaluated...
  93. ncbi Prevalence and trends of metabolic syndrome in Korea: Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey 1998-2001
    H S Park
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Diabetes Obes Metab 9:50-8. 2007
    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major international health problem. Limited information is available about the prevalence of MetS in Asia, especially in Korea.
  94. ncbi High temperature, heat index, and mortality in 6 major cities in South Korea
    Ho Kim
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Seoul National University, Korea
    Arch Environ Occup Health 61:265-70. 2006
    The authors conducted a time-series analysis to estimate the acute effects of high temperature in 6 cities in Korea and to compare thresholds of temperature on daily mortality among the cities...
  95. ncbi Cancer incidence among Korean-American immigrants in the United States and native Koreans in South Korea
    Joanne Lee
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Cancer Control 14:78-85. 2007
    ..This study compares cancer incidence rates between Korean-Americans, whites, and blacks in the United States and native Koreans...
  96. ncbi Clinicians' practice and attitudes toward cancer pain management in Korea
    Yeon Soo Jeon
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Saint Vincent s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, 93 6 Chi Dong, Paldal Gu, Suwon, South Korea
    Support Care Cancer 15:463-9. 2007
    The purposes of this study were to assess clinicians' (n = 250) current practices and attitudes about cancer pain management and to identify perceived concerns about and barriers to pain control in urban cancer-treatment settings in Korea.
  97. ncbi Resurgence of Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Republic of Korea during 2006-2007
    Gyo Jun
    Department of Biochemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Republic of Korea
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:605-10. 2009
    Plasmodium vivax malaria, which re-emerged in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 1993, had decreased since 2001. However, case numbers began to increase again in 2005. The number of cases rose 54...
  98. ncbi Low dose mercury and heart rate variability among community residents nearby to an industrial complex in Korea
    Sinye Lim
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, College of Medicine, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Neurotoxicology 31:10-6. 2010
    ..In this cross-sectional study, the hair mercury was analyzed in relation to the cardiac autonomic activity among community residents nearby to an industrial complex in Korea.
  99. ncbi Laboratory transmission of Japanese encephalitis, West Nile, and Getah viruses by mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) collected near Camp Greaves, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea 2003
    Michael J Turell
    Virology Division, U S Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, MD 21702 5011, USA
    J Med Entomol 43:1076-81. 2006
    We conducted experimental studies to evaluate mosquitoes captured in Paju County, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea, for their ability to transmit West Nile virus (family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, WNV), Japanese encephalitis ..
  100. pmc Emerging need for vaccination against hepatitis A virus in patients with chronic liver disease in Korea
    Hyun Joo Song
    Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Medical Research Institute, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 22:218-22. 2007
    ..virus (HAV) is recommended for patients with chronic liver disease (CLD), but this has been deemed unnecessary in Korea since the immunity against HAV was almost universal in adults...
  101. ncbi [A prospective multicenter study on the prevalence and symptoms of erosive reflux esophagitis in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Korea]
    Jin Ki Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Guro Gu, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Gastroenterol 53:283-91. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of EE among outpatients visiting gastroenterology clinics of secondary and tertiary hospitals in Korea, and to analyze their symptoms.

Research Grants62

  1. Exome re-sequencing candidate loci for familial essential tremor
    Barry E Kosofsky; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..tight allelic association between ETM2 and the ET phenotype in populations from the United States, Singapore, and Korea. Two North American families are linked to ETM3 loci with the largest family showing a mixed phenotype that ..
  2. Health and Retirement Survey for India
    David Bloom; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..new research opportunities for researchers in the United States and in Asian countries such as China, Japan, and Korea that have comparable HRS-type surveys...
  3. Intraspecies Transmission and Infectivity of Insectivore-Borne Hantaviruses
    Richard Yanagihara; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..and infectivity of Imjin virus (MJNV), recently isolated from the Ussuri shrew (Crocidura lasiura) in South Korea, may provide clues about its pathogenicity, as well as useful reagents to more rapidly diagnose future outbreaks ..
  4. The Complexity of Immigrant Generations
    STEPHEN J TREJO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..from Hispanic (Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic) and Asian (China, India, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines) source countries...
  5. One Health;Epidemiology of natural and deliberate contaminants (infectious and t
    Susan Sanchez; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..describe the outbreak in the US, but also by working with our network of collaborators, link it to an outbreak in Korea. Furthermore, the PI has worked extensively in the study of the chicken gut micro-biome, including the ..
  6. Helicobacter pylori blood biomarker for gastric cancer risk in East Asia
    Meira Epplein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of eight prospective cohort studies in the high gastric cancer-incidence populations of China, Japan, and Korea, to determine if we can replicate this novel biomarker panel for gastric cancer risk...
  7. Single-Sex High Schools and STEM Careers: Males, Females and Low-SES Students
    Hyunjoon Park; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..A critical improvement of this project over previous literature is to use data from South Korea where both students and teachers are randomly assigned into single-sex vs...
  8. The Roles of Environmental Risks and GEX in Increasing ASD Prevalence
    Young Shin Kim; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..prospectively examining cumulative incidence up to age 7 using 5 successive birth cohorts from Goyang City, South Korea, using a total population strategy and systematic, standardized case identification procedures...
  9. Rapid Diagnosis of XDR Tuberculosis
    David Alland; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Cepheid and the International Tuberculosis Research Center/National Masan Tuberculosis Hospital (NMTH) in Masan, Korea. Our collaborative goal is to transform detection of XDR TB from a months-long task into a 90- minute assay that ..
  10. Quantitative Analysis of Relationships Among Hemodynamics, Thrombus, and Abdomina
    Seungik Baek; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..To advance these goals, we have already initiated collaboration with a clinical research team in South Korea and acquired longitudinal images of small AAAs from eleven patients that have been taken with 6 to 24 month ..
  11. Chronic Psychological Stress and Arterial Stiffness in Korean Americans
    JEONGOK GANG LOGAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..One study revealed that Korean Americans had a higher prevalence of hypertension than Koreans in Korea. It has been reported that Korean Americans experience high levels of emotional distress...
  12. Development of a second generation MDR-XDR TB assay
    David Alland; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..at UMDNJ, the biotechnology company Cepheid, the NIH, and the International Tuberculosis Research Center in Masan, Korea to address the major public health threat of MDR and XDR MTB, category C select agents and emerging pathogens ..
  13. PMCA Detection of CWD Infection in Cervid and Non-Cervid Species
    EDWARD ARTHUR HOOVER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and elk is an emerging highly transmissible prion disease now recognized in 18 States, 2 Canadian provinces, and Korea. We have shown that Infected deer harbor and shed high levels of infectious prions in saliva, blood, urine, and ..
  14. MEMBRANE PROTEIN FOLDING
    Karen G Fleming; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..To promote international participation in the field, we will hold the meeting at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) in Seoul, South Korea...
  15. Genetic Determinants of COPD in Diverse Ethnic Groups
    Edwin K Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..which are collectively known as the Transcontinental COPD Genetics Study: Caucasians in Poland, Asians in Korea, and African Americans in the U.S....
  16. Low-cost Large-area High-Sensitivity X-ray Panel Detector for Digital Mammography
    NEAL EUGENE HARTSOUGH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Recently, academic research groups in Korea and Japan have investigated the potential for polycrystalline CZT films grown directly onto readouts to create x-..
  17. Growth and Remodeling Model of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Toward Clinical Applica
    Seungik Baek; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In collaboration with Dr. Whal Lee at Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea, we have obtained two to nine sets of follow-up CT images from eight more patients with the mean surveillance ..
  18. Longitudinal neuroimaging of metamphetamine-dependent adolescents
    PERRY FRANKLIN RENSHAW; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Also, 6.2% of high school students are reported using MA at some point in their lives. In South Korea, MA abuse has been the most prevalent form of drug abuse for many decades...
  19. XV INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF NUTRITION
    RICHARD ALLISON; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..C., 20418. Since 1946, IUNS has sponsored this meeting in 13 countries (the last, in Seoul, Korea, in 1989)...
  20. Radioactive Stents for Brachytherapy of Esophageal Cancers
    YONGREN BENJAMIN PENG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Outside the USA (especially in Far East countries including China and Korea), there have been reported clinical benefits of attaching sealed sources such as prostate seeds to the outside of ..
  21. 2010 JOINT CONFERENCE OF THE ISES-ISEE, SEOUL, KOREA
    Francine Laden; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..will be held on August 28th through September 1st, 2010, at the COEX Convention &Exhibition Centre in Seoul, Korea (http://www.coex.co.kr/eng/index.asp)...
  22. Heme Oxygenase 2005 -- the 4th International Conference
    FRITZ BACH; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..biomedical and biological research including, in addition to the United States, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, England, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Poland, India and others...
  23. Verb Learning: How Does Comparison Develop?
    Jane B Childers; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..One of these studies extends these ideas to children learning Korean in South Korea who are learning a different verb system than are children learning English...
  24. A Preventative Adenoviral-Based H5N1 Influenza Vaccine
    Andrea Gambotto; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..avian influenza A (H5N1) occurred in several Asian countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, North Korea), resulting in 17 human cases in Thailand and 27 in Vietnam and 3 in Cambodia; ..
  25. 33rd International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Michael Steven Denison; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Pollutants (POPs) (DIOXIN2013) will be held on August 25-30, 2013 at the Hotel Inter-Burgo in Daegu, Republic of Korea. The past 30 years have witnessed rapid advances in analytical technologies for the identification, detection and ..
  26. Peptide drugs against influenza virus
    Robert Garry; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..due to the recent emergence of a highly virulent strain of avian influenza virus in Thailand, Vietnam, North Korea and other Asian countries...
  27. A Cohort Study of Active and Passive Smoking in Korea
    Jonathan Samet; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The KMIC provides coverage to civil service workers, teachers, and their dependents in the Republic of Korea (South Korea)...
  28. A Data Resource for the Health and Environmental Consequences of the Vietnam War
    JEANNE STELLMAN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..US forces dropped more bombs in Vietnam than in both World War II and Korea combined...
  29. Minority Global Health Disparities Research Training Program
    FANNIE J GASTON-JOHANSSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of KwaZulu Natal, Durban South Africa;Cape Town South Africa;and Yonsei University, Seoul South Korea) will further develop, implement and evaluate the program...
  30. FOURTEENTH TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY CONGRESS
    Oscar Salvatierra; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Participants will be from the USA, Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, Africa, Israel, Mexico and South America...
  31. ZUNI PUEBLO VETERAN PROJECT
    Michael Villanueva; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..IGT) by comparing two groups of Zuni Vietnam veterans: those whose fathers had combat experience in WWII or Korea, and those whose fathers had no military experience...
  32. Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics
    Chad Mirkin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Other academic collaborators include the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, and Yonsei University, South Korea.
  33. SUPPORT OF XIIITH TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY CONGRESS
    Anthony Monaco; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..Participants will be from the USA, Canada, West Europe, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, Eastern Europe, Africa, Israel, Mexico and South America...
  34. Population genetic structure and bionomics of Anopheles lesteri in China
    Yajun Ma; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The mosquito Anopheles lesteri is the primary malaria vector in China and Korea, and it is highly susceptible to both Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum. Despite the importance of A...
  35. Satellite Symposium on "Novel Strategies for Intervention in Neurodegenerative Di
    Grace Sun; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..ISN)/Asian Pacific Society of Neurochemistry (APSN) which will be having the biannual meeting in Busan, Korea, August 23-29, 2009...
  36. MINORITY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING
    SR JOHN FREI; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..experiences at Stazione Zoologica, Italy; the University of West Indies, Jamaica; the Hormone Research Center in Korea and the Developmental Biology Research Centre, King's College in London...
  37. Genetic Epidemiology--Aging Traits In Korean Population
    Joseph Lee; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Here, we propose to study Koreans in Kazakhstan, Koreans in South Korea, and Korean adoptees in Sweden...
  38. Effects of Arsenic on Cytochromes P450
    RALPH NICHOLS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    Arsenite, a contaminant of water supplies in China, Mexico, Chile, Korea and the Northeastern and Western regions of the United States, is well-known to cause liver damage, cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, neuropathy and cancer ..
  39. Military Service and Health Outcomes in Later Life
    Janet Wilmoth; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Growth curve models will be estimated separately for four cohorts that include veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam...
  40. Korean Acupuncture In Central Nervous System Disorders
    J Mann; Fiscal Year: 2004
    Korean acupuncture is used effectively for a variety of neurological conditions in Korea, including Parkinson's disease, stroke, pain, and bladder dysfunction...
  41. EPIDEMIOLOGY & CANCER REGISTRIES IN THE PACIFIC BASIN
    Brian Henderson; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..trends, occupational risk) and to introduce data from developing registries in the People's Republic of China, Korea, and the South Pacific...
  42. Women's Health Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    Margaret Heitkemper; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..will involve interdisciplinary investigators in Seattle (Bastyr University, University of Washington) and Seoul, Korea (Ewha Woman's University, Won Kwang University, Koryo Hand Therapy clinic) who are interested in women's health...
  43. OWN-CHILDREN FERTILITY ESTIMATES BY MARITAL DURATION
    Robert Retherford; Fiscal Year: 1980
    The objective of this research is to estimate birth rates by age and duration since first marriage in Korea (based on the 1975 Census) and the United States (based on the 1970 Census) and to use these rates to analyze fertility ..
  44. Domoic Acid and Neonatal Microglia Activation
    Alejandro Mayer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..activated microglia cells and their mediators play in DOM-induced excitotoxic neuronal injury and thus contribute to potential novel approaches for the therapy of the neuropathology associated with Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning in humans ..
  45. Better Breast Health for Korean American Women
    Hae Ra Han; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  46. Aging, Acculturation, and Health: Korean American Elders
    Yuri Jang; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study is an important step in expanding our understanding of the unique experiences of minority elders; further research will be developed based on the results from this pilot research. ..
  47. Smoking and ETS: California Residents of Korean Descent
    C Hofstetter; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..S. It also will provide a model for delivering interventions to other Asian and minority populations distributed across larger geographic areas. ..
  48. Health Literacy Intervention for Korean Americans with HPB
    Miyong T Kim; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..s. ..
  49. Diabetes Care for Korean Americans
    Miyong Kim; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Insights gained in this pilot investigation should help us to develop effective, culturally sensitive self-help protocols for wider application to KAI with type 2 DM in metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  50. Age, Lead, Exposure, and Neurobehavioral Decline
    Brian Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  51. High Blood Pressure Care for Korean Americans
    Miyong Kim; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  52. Korean Immigrants & Mammography-Culture-Specific Health Intervention (KIM-CHI)
    Eunice E Lee; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  53. The Role of Churches in Cancer Prevention and Control among Korean Americans
    ANGELA JO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This award will provide a foundation for Dr. Jo to develop a participatory research program addressing cancer disparities in the underserved with an initial focus on Korean Americans. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. Social and built environment and race/ethnic variations in cancer outcomes
    SCARLETT GOMEZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  55. NOVEL PROBES FOR IMMUNOPHILIN MEDIATED CELL CONTROL
    TADEUSZ MOLINSKI; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..5. To understand how modulation of the FKBP12/ryanodine receptor complex by bastadins influences cellular growth and differentiation using the BC3H1 cell line as model. ..
  56. Genetic approach for transneuronal NA circuitry mapping
    Kwang Soo Kim; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Therefore, these approaches will serve as invaluable tools to elucidate the function and regulation of NA circuitry in the normal and diseased brain. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  57. A Multiethnic Internet Study on Menopausal Symptoms
    Eun Ok Im; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  58. Excess TGF beta in neonatal lung injury and repair
    David Warburton; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  59. Lung epithelial and vascular morphogenesis
    David Warburton; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Effectiveness of computer-based safety training in vine*
    W Anger; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  61. Physical Environment Dynamics, Inequality and Obesity
    Barry Popkin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We will also consider issues related to sample selectivity, within race heterogeneity and acculturation. ..