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Clinical Usefulness of Fungal Culture of EBUS-TBNA Needle Rinse Fluid and Core Tissue

Ko RE, Jeong BH, Huh HJ, Lee NY, Yoo H, Jhun BW, Han J, Lee K, Kim H, Kwon OJ, Um SW

Purpose: The diagnosis of pulmonary fungal infections is challenging due to the difficulty of obtaining sufficient specimens. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) needle rinse fluid has become an emerging...
A rare case of miliary tuberculosis accompanying perihepatitis

Kwon OJ, Lee SW, Jang MS, Kim SC, Lee JH, Kim H

Perihepatic capsulitis is associated with various diseases, such as Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, perforated cholecystitis, perforated hepatic abscess, and tuberculous peritonitis. Miliary tuberculosis is present in about 2% of...
Exosomal miR-181b-5p Downregulation in Ascites Serves as a Potential Diagnostic Biomarker for Gastric Cancer-associated Malignant Ascites

Yun J, Han SB, Kim HJ, Go SI, Lee WS, Bae WK, Cho SH, Song EK, Lee OJ, Kim HK, Yang Y, Kwon J, Chae HB, Lee KH, Han HS

PURPOSE: Peritoneal carcinomatosis in gastric cancer (GC) patients results in extremely poor prognosis. Malignant ascites samples are the most appropriate biological material to use to evaluate biomarkers for peritoneal carcinomatosis....
Diagnostic Performance of Radial Probe Endobronchial Ultrasound without a Guide-Sheath and the Feasibility of Molecular Analysis

Moon SM, Choe J, Jeong BH, Um SW, Kim H, Kwon OJ, Lee K

BACKGROUND: Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS), is effective for tissue diagnosis of lung lesions. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of R-EBUS both a guide-sheath and fluoroscopy and identified factors associated...
Consensus guidelines for the definition of the end stage of disease and last days of life and criteria for medical judgment

Lee SM, Kim SJ, Choi YS, Heo DS, Baik S, Choi BM, Kim D, Moon JY, Park SY, Chang YJ, Hwang IC, Kwon JH, Kim SH, Kim YJ, Park J, Ahn HJ, Lee HW, Kwon I, Kim DK, Kim OJ, Yoo SH, Cheong YS, Koh Y

In Korea, the Hospice, Palliative Care, and Life-sustaining Treatment Decision-making Act was enacted in February 2016 in order to ensure that the patient's self-determination in end-of-life care processes is respected....
EGFR Mutation Status in Lung Adenocarcinoma-Associated Malignant Pleural Effusion and Efficacy of EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

Yang J, Lee OJ, Son SM, Woo CG, Jeong Y, Yang Y, Kwon J, Lee KH, Han HS

PURPOSE: Malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) are often observed in lung cancer, particularly adenocarcinoma. The aim of this study was to investigate epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status in lung...
Changing Epidemiology of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Diseases in a Tertiary Referral Hospital in Korea between 2001 and 2015

Ko RE, Moon SM, Ahn S, Jhun BW, Jeon K, Kwon OJ, Huh HJ, Ki CS, Lee NY, Koh WJ

This study investigated the changes in the major etiologic organisms and clinical phenotypes of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) over a recent 15-year period in Korea. The increase of number...
Postoperative Mastoid Aeration Following Canal Wall Up Mastoidectomy according to Preoperative Middle Ear Disease: Analysis of Temporal Bone Computed Tomography Scans

Kwon OJ, Sung JM, Jung HK, Kim CW

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to evaluate postoperative mastoid aeration according to the preoperative middle ear disease and investigate the factors affecting it. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We...
Double primary lung adenocarcinoma diagnosed by epidermal growth factor receptor mutation status

Kwon OJ, Lee MH, Kang SJ, Kim SG, Jeong IB, Jeong JY, Cha EJ, Cho DY, Kim YJ, Son JW

A nodular density was detected on a chest radiograph taken from a 57-year-old Korean woman who was visiting a hospital for a routine check. Chest computed tomography revealed a 4.8...
Simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites

Jang TS, Jeong IB, Cho DY, Kang SJ, Kwon OJ

Chylothorax or chylous ascites are rare manifestations of liver cirrhosis. We report a rare case of simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites in a patient with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis....
Are There Any Additional Benefits to Performing Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Scans and Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging on Patients with Ground-Glass Nodules Prior to Surgery?

Song JU, Song J, Lee KJ, Kim H, Kwon OJ, Choi JY, Kim J, Han J, Um SW

BACKGROUND: A ground-glass nodule (GGN) represents early-stage lung adenocarcinoma. However, there is still no consensus for preoperative staging of GGNs. Therefore, we evaluated the need for the routine use of...
Synchronous double primary renal cell carcinoma and duodenal adenocarcinoma

Yang J, Lee HC, Lee OJ, Bae D, Jeong S, Choi MK, Kwon J, Han HS

As a result of development in medical diagnostic technology, the incidence of double primary cancer is increasing. In case that one primary cancer was identified by pathologic finding and has...
Current Status and Corresponding Strategy of Transplant Tourism

Ahn HJ, Kim HW, Chang WK, Kim KW, Jeon HJ, Ahn C, Kwon OJ

Transplant tourism (TT) has developed into a global concern for international organizations, transplant communities, researchers, and the press. Increasing the knowledge of organ trafficking and TT is essential to raise...
Increased Expression of Herpes Virus-Encoded hsv1-miR-H18 and hsv2-miR-H9-5p in Cancer-Containing Prostate Tissue Compared to That in Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Tissue

Yun SJ, Jeong P, Kang HW, Shinn HK, Kim YH, Yan C, Choi YK, Kim D, Ryu DH, Ha YS, Kim TH, Kwon TG, Kim JM, Suh SH, Kim SK, Kim SY, Kim ST, Kim WT, Lee OJ, Moon SK, Kim NH, Kim IY, Kim J, Cha HJ, Choi YH, Cha EJ, Kim WJ

PURPOSE: Previously, we reported the presence of virus-encoded microRNAs (miRNAs) in the urine of prostate cancer (CaP) patients. In this study, we investigated the expression of two herpes virus-encoded miRNAs...
Annual Report on the External Quality Assessment Scheme for Biochemical Genetics in Korea (2015)

Lee SY, Ji OJ, Kwon GC, Kim JW, Park HD, Song J, Lee SG, Lee YW, Lee EH, Chun S, Choi TY, Biochemical Genetics Subcommittee, Korean Association of External Quality Assessment Service

Two external quality assessment (EQA) trials of conventional newborn screening tests for phenylketonuria, galactosemia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, maple syrup urine disease, homocystinuria, and congenital hypothyroidism, as well as newborn screening...
miR-148a is a downstream effector of X-box-binding protein 1 that silences Wnt10b during adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 cells

Cho YM, Kim TM, Kim DH, Kim DH, Jeong SW, Kwon OJ

Wnt10b, an endogenous inhibitor of adipogenesis, maintains preadipocytes in an undifferentiated state by suppressing adipogenic transcription factors. We have previously demonstrated that Wnt10b transcription during adipogenesis is negatively regulated by...
Clinical Characteristics of Epidermoid Cysts of the External Auditory Canal

Kim GW, Park JH, Kwon OJ, Kim DH, Kim CW

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The epidermoid cyst is a common benign disease of the skin caused by inflammation of hair cortex follicles and proliferation of epidermal cells within the dermis or...
A Case of Dolichoectasia of Vertebrobasilar Artery Presenting Simultaneous Bilateral Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss with Vertigo

Cho BK, Kwon OJ, Kim DH, Kim CW

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) develops usually in unilateral ear without known etiology. In contrast, bilateral sudden SNHL is mostly related to serious systemic diseases and have a severe hearing...
Successful Treatment with Empirical Erlotinib in a Patient with Respiratory Failure Caused by Extensive Lung Adenocarcinoma

Jeong SH, Um SW, Lee H, Jeon K, Lee KJ, Suh GY, Chung MP, Kim H, Kwon OJ, Choi YL

We herein describe a 70-year-old woman who presented with respiratory failure due to extensive lung adenocarcinoma. Despite advanced disease, care in the intensive care unit with ventilator support was performed...
Erratum: Increased Expression of Herpes Virus-Encoded hsv1-miR-H18 and hsv2-miR-H9-5p in Cancer-Containing Prostate Tissue Compared to That in Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Tissue

Yun SJ, Jeong P, Kang HW, Shinn HK, Kim YH, Yan C, Choi YK, Kim D, Ryu DH, Ha YS, Kim TH, Kwon TG, Kim JM, Suh SH, Kim SK, Kim SY, Kim ST, Kim WT, Lee OJ, Moon SK, Kim NH, Kim IY, Kim J, Cha HJ, Choi YH, Cha EJ, Kim WJ

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