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Changes in seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and epidemiologic characteristics in the Republic of Korea, 1998-2013

Lee H, Lee H, Cho Y, Oh K, Ki M

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated changes in hepatitis B seroprevalence from 1998 to 2013, and to identify differences in epidemiologic characteristics between hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive and HBsAg-negative people. METHODS: HBsAg...
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Epidemiological investigation of the 119th confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus case with an indefinite mode of transmission during the Pyeongtaek outbreak in Korea

Choi JH, Yoo B, Lee SY, Lee EG, Ki M, Lee W, Jung JR, Chang K

Since the first case was diagnosed on May 20, 2015, there were 186 confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) until the end of outbreak in South Korea. Although...
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A new strategy for tuberculosis control in North Korea

Shin YJ, Ki M, Sung N

Tuberculosis is one of the most prevalent diseases in North Korea. Despite some positive accomplishments by current aid projects, it is still necessary to investigate the existing aid system. The...
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Human papillomavirus infection and risk of lung cancer in never-smokers and women: an 'adaptive' meta-analysis

Bae JM, Kim EH

OBJECTIVES: The incidence of lung cancer in Koreans is increasing in women and in both men and women with a never-smoking history. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been suggested as...
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Lessons learned from new emerging infectious disease, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus outbreak in Korea

Kim JS

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Tularemia and plague survey in rodents in an earthquake zone in southeastern Iran

Pourhossein B, Esmaeili S, Gyuranecz , Mostafavi

OBJECTIVES: Earthquakes are one the most common natural disasters that lead to increased mortality and morbidity from transmissible diseases, partially because the rodents displaced by an earthquake can lead to...
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The first case of the 2015 Korean Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak

Park YS, Lee C, Kim KM, Kim SW, Lee KJ, Ahn J, Ki M

This study reviewed problems in the prevention of outbreak and spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and aimed to provide assistance in establishing policies to prevent and manage future...
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Epidemiological evaluation quality of life in patients suffering from early rheumatoid arthritis: a pragmatic, prospective, randomized, blind allocation controlled of a modular program group intervention

Yousefi H, Chopra A, Farrokhseresht R, Sarmukaddam S, Noghabi FA, Bedekar N, Madani A

OBJECTIVES: Epidemiology has taken on new roles in the management of health care services. In this study, we developed a non-pharmacological self-management modular program group intervention and evaluated its efficacy...
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Modifiable risk factors of lung cancer in "never-smoker" women

Bae JM

Korean women with a history of never smoking and with adenocarcinoma showed an increasing trend in lung cancer occurrence during 2002 to 2012. The two modifiable factors of never-smoker lung...
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Community mental health status six months after the Sewol ferry disaster in Ansan, Korea

Yang HJ, Cheong HK, Choi BY, Shin MH, Yim HW, Kim DH, Kim G, Lee SY

OBJECTIVES: The disaster of the Sewol ferry that sank at sea off Korea's southern coast of the Yellow Sea on April 16, 2014 was a tragedy that brought grief and...
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Test-retest reliability of health behavior items in the Community Health Survey in South Korea

Kim SJ, Han JA, Kim YH, Choi BY, Kim SY, Lee HJ, Oh IH, Cho SI, Lee J, Lee SY

OBJECTIVES: Responses to health-related items on the Community Health Survey (CHS) provide evidence that is used to develop community-based health policy. This study aimed to assess the test-retest reliability of...
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Risk factors for amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcer in southwest Iran: a matched case-control study

Kogani M, Mansournia MA, Doosti-Irani A, Holakouie-Naieni K

OBJECTIVES: Amputation is a multifactorial complication in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors associated with amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: This...
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Do the tuberculin skin test and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube test agree in detecting latent tuberculosis among high-risk contacts? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Ayubi E, Doosti-Irani A, Mostafavi

OBJECTIVES: The QuantiFERON-TB Gold in-tube test (QFT-GIT) and the tuberculin skin test (TST) are used to diagnose latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). However, conclusive evidence regarding the agreement of these two...
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Trends in health-related behaviors of Korean adults: study based on data from the 2008-2014 Community Health Surveys

Kang YW, Ko YS, Kim KY, Sung C, Lee DH, Jeong E

Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity (multiple risks) often lead to serious health consequence and impaired health status. The purpose of this study was to...
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Epidemiologic features of the first MERS outbreak in Korea: focus on Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital

Kim KM, Ki M, Cho SI, Sung M, Hong JK, Cheong HK, Kim JH, Lee SE, Lee C, Lee KJ, Park YS, Kim SW, Choi BY

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the epidemiologic features of the confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital, where the outbreak first began, in order to...
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Strengthening epidemiologic investigation of infectious diseases in Korea: lessons from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak

Lee C, Ki M

The recent outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection in Korea resulted in large socioeconomic losses. This provoked the Korean government and the general public to recognize the...
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Handwashing with soap and national handwashing projects in Korea: focus on the National Handwashing Survey, 2006-2014

Lee MS, Hong SJ, Kim YT

OBJECTIVES: Handwashing is the most fundamental way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Correct handwashing can prevent 50 to 70% of water-infections and foodborne-infections. We report the results of...
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Changing trends in colorectal cancer in the Republic of Korea: contrast with Japan

Yoon M, Kim N, Nam B, Joo J, Ki M

Colorectal cancer has a high worldwide incidence. Japan, a country that is geographically and culturally similar to the Republic of Korea (here after Korea), has recently reported a decreasing trend...
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"The Duty to Prevent" during an epidemic situation like 2015 Korean MERS outbreak

Bae JM

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MERS epidemiological investigation to detect potential mode of transmission in the 178th MERS confirmed case in Pyeongtaek, Korea

Chang K, Ki M, Lee EG, Lee SY, Yoo B, Choi JH

Most cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infection in Korea (outbreak: May 11-July 4, 2015) occurred in hospital settings, with uncertain transmission modes in some cases. We performed an...
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