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Experience and Current Use of Heated Tobacco Products in Korean Military Personnel

Kwon E, Nah EH, Cho S, Chu J, Kim S

BACKGROUND: Heat tobacco products (HTPs) are emerging in Korea. There are few studies that investigated the rates of HTPs use among military personnel in Korea. This study was performed to...
Relationship between Hypertension and Mircroalbuminuria according to Obesity Status in Prediabetes

Chu J, Cho S, Kim S, Kwon E, Nah EH

BACKGROUND: Microalbuminuria (MA) is a predictor for diabetic nephropathy and mortality of cardiovascular disease. Diabetic nephropathy can be prevented by blood glucose and blood pressure control. Koreans have been found...
The Multi-Institutional Health Screening Records Database of South Korea: Description and Evaluation of Its Characteristics

Noh Y, Jeong HE, Kim HJ, Ko H, Nah EH, Shin JY

This study sought to describe and to evaluate the characteristics of the Health Screening Records Database (HSRD) of the Korea Association of Health Promotion as a data source for epidemiologic...
A Validation Study of the Korean Child Behavior Checklist 1.5-5 in the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Non-Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cho HN, Ha EH

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze the discriminant validity and the clinical cut off scores of the Child Behavior Checklist 1.5-5 (CBCL 1.5-5) in the diagnosis of...
Factors Related to Smoking Relapse among Military Personnel in Korea: Data from Smoking Cessation Clinics, 2015–2017

Kwon E, Nah EH

BACKGROUND: Relapse is the common situation of smoking cessation attempts. There are few studies that analyzed the related factors of smoking relapse among military personnel. Thus, This study was performed...
Comparison of Auto RPR Plus and Auto TPIM Plus with Mediace RPR and Abbott Syphilis TP for Serologic Diagnosis of Syphilis

Kim HJ, Nah EH, Cho S, Jeong SY

BACKGROUND: Serologic testing is considered a standard method for syphilis diagnosis. We compared Auto RPR Plus and Auto TPIM Plus with previously developed assays. METHODS: The precision around the cut-off, linearity,...
Complete Blood Count Reference Intervals and Patterns of Changes Across Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric Ages in Korea

Nah EH, Kim S, Cho S, Cho HI

BACKGROUND: Sampling a healthy reference population to generate reference intervals (RIs) for complete blood count (CBC) parameters is not common for pediatric and geriatric ages. We established age- and sex-specific...
Human Papillomavirus Genotype Distribution Among 18,815 Women in 13 Korean Cities and Relationship With Cervical Cytology Findings

Nah EH, Cho S, Kim S, Cho HI

BACKGROUND: The prevalence and genotype distribution of Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection vary depending on geographical region and the immunity provided by vaccines. This study aimed to clarify the recent prevalence...
Comparison of Traditional and Reverse Syphilis Screening Algorithms in Medical Health Checkups

Nah EH, Cho S, Kim S, Cho HI, Chai JY

BACKGROUND: The syphilis diagnostic algorithms applied in different countries vary significantly depending on the local syphilis epidemiology and other considerations, including the expected workload, the need for automation in the...
Comparison of Urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio (ACR) Between ACR Strip Test and Quantitative Test in Prediabetes and Diabetes

Nah EH, Cho S, Kim S, Cho HI

BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is generally known as a sensitive marker of renal and cardiovascular dysfunction. It can be used to help predict the occurrence of nephropathy and cardiovascular disorders in diabetes....
Prevalence of Masked Hypertension: a Population-Based Survey in a Large City by Using 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Rhee MY, Kim SW, Choi EH, Kim JH, Nah DY, Shin SJ, Gu N

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We estimated the prevalence of hypertension and hypertension subtypes in a large semi-urban city in Korea, using 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in a randomly selected...
Association between Metabolic Syndrome and Psychological Characteristics in Korean Postmenopausal Women

Kwon E, Nah EH, Kim H, Joe SH, Cho HI

BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is a major health problem in postmenopausal women, along with psychological issues. Hence, this study was conducted to investigate the relationship between metabolic syndrome and mental health...
Association of Homocysteine Levels with Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis in Asymptomatic Subjects

Nah EH, Cho HI, Choi JC

BACKGROUND: Progression of atherosclerotic plaques is known to be correlated with elevated circulating homocysteine (Hcy). However, whether the level of Hcy is related with coronary atherosclerosis in the subclinical state...
Vitamin D Levels and Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Associated with Sex, Age, Region, and Season in Koreans

Nah EH, Kim S, Cho HI

BACKGROUND: Although many studies on vitamin D have been conducted, they have not been consistent regarding the method of measurement, the individuals investigated, and the season of blood sampling. Thus,...
Association of Metabolic Factors and Prostate-Specific Antigen Levels with Prostate Volume in Medical Check-ups

Nah EH, Cho HI, Choi JC

BACKGROUND: Baseline prostate volume (PV) is related with the progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Although recent studies have reported the relationship between BPH and metabolic syndrome, the findings are...
Association of Blood Homocysteine levels with Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Impaired Fasting Glucose

Nah EH, Cho HI

  • KMID: 2312226
  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2013 Oct;3(4):213-220.
BACKGROUND: Prediabetes is the condition associated with the development of type 2 diabetes and a risk of cardiovascular disease. Abnormal homocysteine levels have been found to be associated with atherosclerosis...
The Clinical Significance of Specialized Intestinal Metaplasia in the Diagnosis of Barrett's Esophagus: Nationwide Prospective Multicenter Study

Park HK, Kim N, Lee BH, Kim JI, Lee SY, Cha HM, Kim H, Park SH, Park JJ, Lee SW, Shim KN, Kim SE, Hong SJ, Chung IK, Baik GH, Kim HS, Kim S, Seong JK, Seo GS, Jee SR, Moon JS, Cho MY, Kim JW, Chung MG, Park SM, Nah BK, Nam SY, Seo KS, Ko BS, Jo YJ, Jang JY, Kim BG, Kim JW, Park KS, Park HS, Kim YS, Lim SH, Kim CH, Park MJ, Yim JY, Cho KR, Kim D, Park SJ, Song GA, Kim HJ, Kim SW, Im EH, Lee KS, Hyun DH, Kim HY, Kim SM, Shin JE, Park CG, Yang CH, Park SH, Jung HC, Chung IS, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research

BACKGROUND/AIMS: The meaning of specialized intestinal metaplasia (SIM) in the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is not clear. This study was designed to determine the clinical significance of SIM in...
Relationship of White-Matter Lesions and Lacunar Infarcts with Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Nah EH, Cho HI

  • KMID: 2312190
  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Apr;2(2):95-100.
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of white-matter lesions are different from those of lacunar infarcts; however, both these conditions are related to cardiovascular risk factors. This study was performed...
The Distribution of Endoscopic Gastritis in 25,536 Heath Check-up Subjects in Korea

Park HK, Kim N, Lee SW, Park JJ, Kim JI, Lee SY, Cha HM, Kim H, Park SH, Shim KN, Kim SE, Hong SJ, Chung IK, Baik GH, Kim HS, Kim S, Seong JK, Seo GS, Jee SR, Moon JS, Kim JW, Chung MG, Park SM, Nah BK, Nam SY, Seo KS, Ko BS, Jo YJ, Jang JY, Kim BG, Kim JW, Park KS, Park HS, Kim YS, Lim SH, Kim CH, Park MJ, Yim JY, Cho KR, Kim D, Park SJ, Song GA, Kim HJ, Kim SW, Im EH, Lee KS, Hyun DH, Kim HY, Kim SM, Shin JE, Park CG, Yang CH, Park SH, Jung HC, Chung IS, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic gastritis is a common finding during endoscopy and it is very important to describe it correctly. This study was designed to evaluate the distribution of endoscopic gastritis and...
Relationship between Hemoglobin A1c Levels and Metabolic Syndrome using Data Collected during a Medical Check-ups Program

Nah EH, Cho HI

  • KMID: 2312169
  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2011 Jan;1(1):3-9.
BACKGROUND: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level is an indicator of the average blood glucose concentration of the past 2 to 3 months. Studies on the association of HbA1c levels with cardiovascular...

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