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Factors Affecting Compliance With Weight-Bearing Restriction and the Amount of Weight-Bearing in the Elderly With Femur or Pelvic Fractures

Seo H, Lee GJ, Shon HC, Kong HH, Oh M, Cho H, Lee CJ

Objective To determine the factors affecting the amount of weight-bearing during gait training in the elderly patients who underwent internal fixation after femur or pelvic fractures and how well they...
High-intensity focused ultrasound ablation as a treatment for benign thyroid diseases: the present and future

Kotewall N, Lang BH

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a promising ablation technique for benign thyroid nodules. Current evidence has found good short- to medium-term outcomes, similar to those of better-established ablation techniques such...
Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology International Workshop 2018

Kong TW, Ryu HS, Kim SC, Enomoto T, Li J, Kim KH, Shim SH, Wang PH, Therasakvichya S, Kobayashi , Lee M, Shi T, Lee SW, Mikami M, Nagase S, Lim MC, Wang J, Wilailak S, Kim SW, Hong SH, Tan DS, Mandai M, Chang SJ, Huang RY, Ushijima K, Lee JY, Chen X, Ochiai K, Lee TS, Yang B, Kalam F, Lv Q, Ahmad MF, Yaznil MR, Modi KB, Manopunya , Jeong DH, Lertkhachonsuk Aa, Chung HH, Watari H, Jeon S

The Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology International Workshop 2018 on gynecologic oncology was held in the Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, Korea on the 24th to 25th August 2018. The workshop...
Increased Prevalence of Thalassemia in Young People in Korea: Impact of Increasing Immigration

Lee HJ, Shin KH, Kim HH, Yang EJ, Park KH, Kim MJ, Kwon JR, Choi YS, Kim JN, Shin MG, Cho YG, Kim SJ, Kim KH, Jeong S, Kong SG, Jung YJ, Lee N, Kim MJ, Seong MW

BACKGROUND: Thalassemia is highly prevalent in Southeast Asia but is rare in Korea; however, Southeast Asian immigrant population is recently rising in Korea. We investigated the prevalence of thalassemia in...
A Case of Sickle Cell Anemia with a Lack of High Frequency Red Blood Cell Antigen

Lee HJ, Shin KH, Kim H, Jeong S, Kong SG, Kim HH

Patients with sickle cell anemia are chronically transfused. Therefore, it is important to prevent the alloimmunization of RBC antigens. The authors identified a high frequency antigen-negative blood group in patients...
Do universal adhesives promote bonding to dentin? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Elkaffas A, Hamama HH, Mahmoud SH

OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to conduct a systematic review of the microtensile bond strength (µTBS) of multi-mode adhesives to dentin and to perform a meta-analysis to assess...
Effect of smear layer deproteinization on bonding of self-etch adhesives to dentin: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Alshaikh K, Hamama HH, Mahmoud SH

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to critically analyze previously published studies of the effects of dentin surface pretreatment with deproteinizing agents on the bonding of self-etch (SE)...
Medical students' clinical performance of dealing with patients in the context of domestic violence

Kong HH, Im S, Seo JH, Kim DK, Roh H

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to inquire about the clinical performance and determine the performance pattern of medical students in standardized patient (SP) based examinations of domestic violence...
Comparison of Proteins Secreted into Extracellular Space of Pathogenic and Non-pathogenic Acanthamoeba castellanii

Moon EK, Choi HS, Park SM, Kong HH, Quan FS

Pathogenic Acanthamoeba spp. cause granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and keratitis. Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a rare but serious ocular infection that can result in permanent visual impairment or blindness. However, pathogenic...
Effect of 2, 6-Dichlorobenzonitrile on Amoebicidal Activity of Multipurpose Contact Lens Disinfecting Solutions

Moon EK, Lee S, Quan FS, Kong HH

Multipurpose contact lens disinfecting solutions (MPDS) are widely used to cleanse and disinfect microorganisms. However, disinfection efficacy of these MPDS against Acanthamoeba cyst remain insufficient. 2, 6-dichlorobenzonitrile (DCB), a cellulose...
Authenticity, acceptability, and feasibility of a hybrid gynecology station for the Papanicolaou test as part of a clinical skills examination in Korea

Seo JH, Oh Y, Im S, Kim DK, Kong HH, Roh H

PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the authenticity, acceptability, and feasibility of a hybrid station that combined a standardized patient encounter and a simulated Papanicolaou test. METHODS: We...
Management of Crohn's disease in Taiwan: consensus guideline of the Taiwan Society of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Wei SC, Chang TA, Chao TH, Chen JS, Chou JW, Chou YH, Chuang CH, Hsu WH, Huang TY, Hsu TC, Lin CC, Lin HH, Lin JK, Lin WC, Ni YH, Shieh MJ, Shih IL, Shun CT, Tsang YM, Wang CY, Wang HY, Weng MT, Wu DC, Wu WC, Yen HH, Wong JM

Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. CD is rare in Taiwan and other Asian countries, but its prevalence and incidence have...
Management of ulcerative colitis in Taiwan: consensus guideline of the Taiwan Society of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Wei SC, Chang TA, Chao TH, Chen JS, Chou JW, Chou YH, Chuang CH, Hsu WH, Huang TY, Hsu TC, Lin CC, Lin HH, Lin JK, Lin WC, Ni YH, Shieh MJ, Shih IL, Shun CT, Tsang YM, Wang CY, Wang HY, Weng MT, Wu DC, Wu WC, Yen HH, Wong JM

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by chronic mucosal inflammation of the colon, and the prevalence and incidence of UC have been steadily increasing in Taiwan. A...
DNA Methylation of Gene Expression in Acanthamoeba castellanii Encystation

Moon EK, Hong Y, Lee HA, Quan FS, Kong HH

Encystation mediating cyst specific cysteine proteinase (CSCP) of Acanthamoeba castellanii is expressed remarkably during encystation. However, the molecular mechanism involved in the regulation of CSCP gene expression remains unclear. In...
Identification and Characterization of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1 in Acanthamoeba castellanii

Moon EK, Kong HH, Hong Y, Lee HA, Quan FS

Protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) is an important epigenetic regulator in eukaryotic cells. During encystation, an essential process for Acanthamoeba survival, the expression of a lot of genes involved in the...
The Differences in Cardiac Rehabilitation Outcomes by Age in Myocardial Infarction: A Preliminary Study

Kong HH, Bang HJ, Ko JU, Lee GJ

OBJECTIVE: To determine the age-related changes in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) outcomes, which includes hemodynamic and metabolic factors, in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: CR was administered for 8 weeks to...
A pilot study on the evaluation of medical student documentation: assessment of SOAP notes

Seo JH, Kong HH, Im SJ, Roh H, Kim DK, Bae HO, Oh YR

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was evaluation of the current status of medical students' documentation of patient medical records METHODS: We checked the completeness, appropriateness, and accuracy of 95 Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan...
Roles of RUNX1 and PU.1 in CCR3 Transcription

Kong SK, Kim BS, Hwang SM, Lee HH, Chung IY

CCR3 is a chemokine receptor that mediates the accumulation of allergic inflammatory cells, including eosinophils and Th2 cells, at inflamed sites. The regulatory sequence of the CCR3 gene, contains two...
Identification of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 5 as a Regulator for Encystation of Acanthamoeba

Moon EK, Hong Y, Chung DI, Goo YK, Kong HH

Encystation is an essential process for Acanthamoeba survival under nutrient-limiting conditions and exposure to drugs. The expression of several genes has been observed to increase or decrease during encystation. Epigenetic...
Assessing clinical reasoning abilities of medical students using clinical performance examination

Im S, Kim DK, Kong HH, Roh HR, Oh YR, Seo JH

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the reliability and validity of new clinical performance examination (CPX) for assessing clinical reasoning skills and evaluating clinical reasoning ability of...

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