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Orbital wall restoration with primary bone fragments in complex orbital fractures: A preliminary study

Jung JS, Kang DH, Lim NK, Kim H

Background: We have reported orbital wall restoration surgery with primary orbital wall fragment in pure blowout fractures using a combination of transorbital and transnasal approach in pure blow out fractures....
Engineered M13 Peptide Carrier Promotes Angiogenic Potential of Patient-Derived Human Cardiac Progenitor Cells and In Vivo Engraftment

Jang WB, Ji ST, Park JH, Kim YJ, Kang S, Kim DY, Lee NK, Kim JS, Lim HJ, Choi J, Le THV, Ly TTG, Rethineswaran VK, Kim DH, Ha JS, Yun J, Baek SH, Kwon SM

BACKGROUND: Despite promising advances in stem cell-based therapy, the treatment of ischemic cardiovascular diseases remains a big challenge due to both the insufficient in vivo viability of transplanted cells and...
Epidemiology of severe trauma patients treated by plastic surgeons: A 7-year study at a single regional trauma center in South Korea

Jung JS, Kang DH, Lim NK

Background After the laws regulating emergency medicine were amended in 2012, regional trauma centers were established in South Korea. Plastic surgeons specialize in the simultaneous surgical care of patients with...
A Putative Adverse Outcome Pathway Relevant to Carcinogenicity Induced by Sulfuric Acid in Strong Inorganic Acid Mists

Yang JH, Koedrith P, Kang DS, Kee NK, Jung JH, Lee CM, Ahn YS, Seo YR

Based on epidemiological studies, an International Agency for Research on Cancer Working Group determined that strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid are carcinogenic to human even though, sulfuric acid,...
Impact of tumor sidedness on survival and recurrence patterns in colon cancer patients

Lee JM, Han YD, Cho MS, Hur H, Min BS, Lee KY, Kim NK

PURPOSE: Previous studies have reported conflicting results regarding the prognostic value of tumor sidedness in colon cancer. We investigated the oncologic impact of tumor location and examined whether recurrence patterns...
Screening for Lung Cancer Using Low-dose Chest Computed Tomography in Korean Long-term Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Park JS, Kang B, Park Y, Park SJ, Cheon JH, Jung M, Beom SH, Shin SJ, Hur H, Min BS, Baik SH, Lee KY, Ahn JB, Kim NK, Kim TI

BACKGROUND: The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) and NELSON trial showed that low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) screening significantly reduced the mortality form lung cancer. Although cancer survivors are known...
Impact of Adjuvant Chemotherapy Completion on Oncologic Outcomes in ypTNMstage 2 Rectal Cancer Patients

Park YY, Lee KY, Kim NK, Lee SB, Kim GR, Min BS, Oh ST

PURPOSE: Adjuvant chemotherapy (aCT) in rectal cancer patients who have undergone curative resection after neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCRT) is controversial. We aimed to investigate the benefits of using aCT and the...
Short-term Outcomes After Upfront Chemotherapy Followed by Curative Surgery in Metastatic Colon Cancer: A Comparison With Upfront Surgery Patients

Han MH, Park YY, Pratap S, Han YD, Cho MS, Hur H, Min BS, Lee KY, Kim NK

PURPOSE: Upfront systemic chemotherapy with target agents has been recommended for patients with stage IV colon cancer. Some with partial response are considered for curative resection. There is high risk...
Operative safety and oncologic outcomes in rectal cancer based on the level of inferior mesenteric artery ligation: a stratified analysis of a large Korean cohort

AlSuhaimi , Yang SY, Kang JH, AlSabilah , Hur H, Kim NK

PURPOSE: To compare high and low inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) ligation in a large number of patients, and investigate the short-term and long-term outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective study compared outcomes between...
Single-center Experience of 24 Cases of Tailgut Cyst

Sakr A, Kim HS, Han YD, Cho MS, Hur H, Min BS, Lee KY, Kim NK

PURPOSE: Tailgut cysts are rare congenital or developmental lesions that arise from vestiges of the embryological hindgut. They are usually present in the presacral space. We report our single-center experience...
Delayed intraorbital infection after craniofacial bone surgery

Jung JS, Lim NK, Kang DH

Intraorbital infection shows a low incidence, but it might cause blindness or even death. This case is unusual in that its origin from a craniofacial bone fracture prior to infection...
Which Patients with Isolated Para-aortic Lymph Node Metastasis Will Truly Benefit from Extended Lymph Node Dissection for Colon Cancer?

Bae SU, Hur H, Min BS, Baik SH, Lee KY, Kim NK

PURPOSE: The prognosis of patientswith colon cancer and para-aortic lymph node metastasis (PALNM) is poor. We analyzed the prognostic factors of extramesenteric lymphadenectomy for colon cancer patients with isolated PALNM. MATERIALS...
CpG Island Methylator Phenotype and Methylation of Wnt Pathway Genes Together Predict Survival in Patients with Colorectal Cancer

Kim SH, Park KH, Shin SJ, Lee KY, Kim TI, Kim NK, Rha SY, Ahn JB

PURPOSE: Dysregulation of the Wnt pathway is a crucial step in the tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). This study aimed to determine whether DNA methylation of Wnt pathway genes helps...
Case of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state by a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor

Nho IY, Kim HS, Kang NK, Lee MW, Kim SK, Park SO

Inhibitors of sodium-glucose cotransporters type 2 (SGLT2) are proposed as a novel approach for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. SGLT2 cotransporters are responsible for reabsorption of 90 %...
Plan for plastic surgeons to participate in trauma teams at regional trauma and emergency centers

Lim NK, Kang DH

A law revised in May 2012 provided support to regional and emergency centers for reducing the risk of preventable deaths. In particular, regional trauma centers have been established throughout the...
Effects of Exercise on Cervical Angle and Respiratory Function in Smartphone Users

Lee NK, Jung SI, Lee DY, Kang KW

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether exercises can change the cervical angle and respiratory function in smartphone users. METHODS: Thirty healthy volunteers were recruited. The subjects were...
Single Center Experience With Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Kim WR, Hur H, Min BS, Baik SH, Lee KY, Kim NK

PURPOSE: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) have been proposed for controlling peritoneal seeding metastasis in some kinds of cancers, including those of colorectal origin, but their safety...
Carcinoembryonic antigen levels of tumor-draining venous blood as a prognostic marker in colon cancer

Choi SH, Yang SY, Han YD, Cho MS, Hur H, Lee KY, Kim NK, Min BS

PURPOSE: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a tumor marker for colorectal cancer (CRC) related to recurrence and prognosis. We examined the ability of the CEA level measured directly from a tumor...
Efficacy of Immunohistochemical Staining in Differentiating a Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Poorly Differentiated Rectal Cancer: Two Case Reports

Rami S, Han YD, Jang M, Cho MS, Hur H, Min BS, Lee KY, Kim NK

A rectal carcinoma, including primary an adenosquamous and a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), is a very rare disease, accounting for 0.025% to 0.20% of all large-bowel malignant tumors. Because SCCs...
Targeted exome sequencing resolves allelic and the genetic heterogeneity in the genetic diagnosis of nephronophthisis-related ciliopathy

Kang HG, Lee HK, Ahn YH, Joung JG, Nam J, Kim NK, Ko JM, Cho MH, Shin JI, Kim J, Park HW, Park YS, Ha IS, Chung WY, Lee DY, Kim SY, Park WY, Cheong HI

Nephronophthisis-related ciliopathy (NPHP-RC) is a common genetic cause of end-stage renal failure during childhood and adolescence and exhibits an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance. Genetic diagnosis is quite limited owing...

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