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Season and Temperature Effects on Bloodstream Infection Incidence in a Korean Tertiary Referral Hospital

Sohn YS, Byun JH, Kim YA, Shin DC, Lee K

BACKGROUND: The weather has well-documented effects on infectious disease and reports suggest that summer peaks in the incidences of gram-negative bacterial infections among hospitalized patients. We evaluated how season and...
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Asia Pacific Association of Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology White Paper 2020 on climate change, air pollution, and biodiversity in Asia-Pacific and impact on allergic diseases

Pawankar R, Wang JY, Wang IJ, Thien F, Chang YS, Latiff AH, Fujisawa T, Zhang L, Thong BY, Chatchatee P, Leung TF, Kamchaisatian W, Rengganis , Yoon HJ, Munkhbayarlakh S, Recto MT, Neo AG, Le Pham D, Lan LT, Davies JM, Oh JW

Air pollution, climate change, and reduced biodiversity are major threats to human health with detrimental effects on a variety of chronic noncommunicable diseases in particular respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The...
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Four Year Surveillance of the Vector Hard Ticks for SFTS, Ganghwa-do, Republic of Korea

Kim-Jeon M, Jegal S, Jun H, Jung H, Park SH, Ahn SK, Lee J, Gong YW, Joo K, Kwon MJ, Roh JY, Lee WG, Bahk YY, Kim TS

The seasonal abundance of hard ticks that transmit severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus was monitored with a collection trap method every April to November during 2015–2018 and with a...
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Correlation between Seasons, Climatic Factors and Acute Angle Closure Attack Incidence

Bang SR, Lee TE

PURPOSE: To investigate seasonal variations in the incidence of acute primary angle closure (PAC) attack and to identify climatic factors associated with the frequency of angle closure attack. METHODS: A retrospective...
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House Dust Mite Allergy Under Changing Environments

Acevedo N, Zakzuk J, Caraballo

Environmental variations induced by industrialization and climate change partially explain the increase in prevalence and severity of allergic disease. One possible mechanism is the increase in allergen production leading to...
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Climate change, air pollution, and biodiversity in Asia Pacific: impact on allergic diseases

Pawankar R

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Heat-related skin disease

Kim KH

Skin disease can be caused by high temperature, and it is related to the temperature regulation mechanism of human body, adaptation reaction to temperature change, and health problems due to...
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Comparative Research for the Healthcare Budget and Burden of Disease in Perspective Resource Allocation

Park SY, Yoon SJ, Park H, Jo MW, Oh IH

BACKGROUND: Burden of disease can be used to prioritize the healthcare budget allocation. We analyzed the research and development (R&D) budget of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) in...
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The Most Common Mite- and Tick-borne Infectious Diseases in Korea: Scrub Typhus and Severe Fever Thrombocytopenia Syndrome

Kim DY, Kim DM

The incidence of mite- and tick-borne infectious disease is increasing with climate change and the development of diagnostic tools. Tick-borne infectious diseases include Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, severe fever with...
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The impact of climate change on pollen allergy in Korea

Oh JW

Weather may alter the concentrations of pollens which can subsequently influence the occurrence of allergic diseases. Many studies have demonstrated that greenhouse gases increase pollen concentration. Daily fluctuations in the...
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Epidemiology of allergic diseases in Korean children

Lee E, Lee SY, Yang HJ, Hong SJ

In order to overcome a certain disease, it is necessary to confirm the prevalence, natural course and risk factors of the disease. The Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory...
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Analysis of the clinical features and laboratory findings according to the outcome for detecting early prognostic factors of heat stroke patients

Chung HS, Do BS, Lee SB, Kim JH

OBJECTIVE: Heat stroke is a serious heat-related illness characterized by elevated core body temperature and an impaired central nervous system. Heat stroke can also cause various complications and lead to...
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Liver Fluke-Associated Biliary Tract Cancer

Prueksapanich P, Piyachaturawat P, Aumpansub , Ridtitid W, Chaiteerakij R, Rerknimitr R

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive cancer arising from epithelial cells of the bile duct. Most patients with CCA have an unresectable tumor at the time of diagnosis. In Western countries,...
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Survey on Awareness for Environmental Health Risk of Fetus and Infant in Reproductive-aged Women

Shin J, Park E, Shin J, Ha EH

OBJECTIVES: The accumulated evidence shows that adult disease may have origins during the fetal period and maternal environmental exposure may affect fetus and infant health. To assess the environmental health...
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Future perspective on international affairs for Korean doctors

Shin DC

The Korean Medical Association (KMA) has been requested to respond proactively and effectively to local agendas reflecting global perspectives in order to lead our society through the dynamic and fast-changing...
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Air pollution and climate change: Effects on asthmatic patients

Park HK

Along with increases in global warming and air pollution, increased asthma prevalence has been reported in most Westernized regions. Air pollutants enhance IgE-mediated response to aeroallergens and increased airway inflammation....
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Mathematical Modeling for Scrub Typhus and Its Implications for Disease Control

Min KD, Cho SI

BACKGROUND: The incidence rate of scrub typhus has been increasing in the Republic of Korea. Previous studies have suggested that this trend may have resulted from the effects of climate...
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Perceptions regarding utilization of meteorological information in healthcare in Korea: a qualitative study

Ock M, Choi EY, Oh I, Yun SH, Kim YK, Kim H, Jo MW, Lee J

BACKGROUND: Health forecasting has been used in an attempt to provide timely and tailored meteorological information to patients and healthcare providers so that they might take appropriate actions to mitigate...
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Current status of genomic prediction using Multi-omics data in livestock

An NR, Lee SS, Park JE, Chai HH, Cho YM, Lim D

It became possible to perform genomic predictions using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) with advancements in genomics technology, not only in human but in livestock as well. There are strong interests...
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Animal models for dengue vaccine development and testing

Na W, Yeom M, Choi IK, Yook H, Song D

Dengue fever is a tropical endemic disease; however, because of climate change, it may become a problem in South Korea in the near future. Research on vaccines for dengue fever...
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