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Establishment of Ministry of Health: Reform of Central Government for National Disease Control and Healthcare System

Park EC

Korea has failed to respond to the Middle East respiratory syndrome of 2015 and the early phase of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) of 2020. This is due to the structural...
The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio as a significant prognostic factor to predict survival outcomes in patients with synchronous metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Yuk HD, Kang M, Hwang EC, Park JY, Jeong CW, Song C, Seo SI, Byun SS, Kwak C, Hong SH, Chung J, Lee H

Purpose: The clinical impact of the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) on the prognosis of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) remains controversial. We investigated the associations between elevation of the...
The prognoses and postoperative outcomes of patients with both colorectal cancer and liver cirrhosis based on a nationwide cohort in Korea

Shin N, Han EC, Won S, Ryoo SB, Choe EK, Park BK, Park KJ

Purpose: The management of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who have liver cirrhosis (LC) requires a thorough understanding of both diseases; however, the prognoses and postoperative outcomes of such patients...
Outcomes of surgical treatments for rectovaginal fistula and prognostic factors for successful closure: a single-center tertiary hospital experiences

Ryoo SB, Oh HK, Ha HK, Han EC, Kwon YH, Song I, Moon SH, Choe EK, Park KJ

Baseline Serum Interleukin-6 Levels Predict the Response of Patients with Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer to PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitors

Kang DH, Park CK, Chung C, Oh IJ, Kim YC, Park D, Kim J, Kwon GC, Kwon I, Sun P, Shin EC, Lee JE

Although various studies on predictive markers in the use of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors are in progress, only PD-L1 expression levels in tumor tissues are currently used. In the present study, we...
Korea National Health Insurance Service Financial Status and Prospect

Joo JH, Jang SI, Park EC

Background: Korea National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) is operated as a social insurance system in which people pay a portion of their monthly income as insurance premiums and receive benefits...
Post-Coronavirus Disease 2019

Park EC

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently in progress. Although it is difficult to predict the end of currently increasing COVID-19, it is expected to last for a long time. The...
Development of the clinical calculator for mortality of patients with metastatic clear cell type renal cell carcinoma: An analysis of patients from Korean Renal Cancer Study Group database

Park JY, Tae BS, Jeong CW, Song C, Seo SI, Hong SK, Chung J, Hong SH, Hwang EC, Kwak C, Seo IY, Park S, Park C, KRCSG

Purpose: To develop the clinical calculator for mortality of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) using Korean Renal Cancer Study Group (KRoCS) database. Materials and Methods: Data from 1,115 patients...
Position Value for Relative Comparison of Healthcare Status of Korea in 2017

Lee HJ, Oh SS, Park EC

The purpose of this study was to compare the health status of South Korea with those of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries and examine the trends. Position...
Catastrophic Health Expenditure and Trend of South Korea in 2018

Jeong W, Kim Y, Park EC

Catastrophic health expenditure refers to measure the level of the economic burden of households due to medical expenses. The purpose of this study was to examine the proportion of households...
Unmet Healthcare Needs Status and Trend of Korea in 2018

Joo JH, Kim HJ, Jang J, Park EC, Jang SI

Unmet healthcare needs lead to increased disease severity, increased likelihood of complications, and worse disease prognosis. To examine the latest status of unmet healthcare needs in South Korea, the four...
Suicide Related Indicators and Trends in Korea in 2018

Lee DW, Kwon J, Yang J, Ju YJ, Park EC, Jang SI

Suicide has been a long-standing problem for global public health, along with almost 800,000 deaths from suicide worldwide in 2016, accounting for 1.4% of all deaths. South Korea was ranked...
Suggestions for Advancing the Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Park EC

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China, is pandemic. It has occurred in more than 170 countries on six continents. In Korea, COVID-19’s cases are more than 9,000....
The Amniotic Fluid Proteome Differs Significantly between Donor and Recipient Fetuses in Pregnancies Complicated by Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Kim SM, Cho BK, Kim BJ, Lee HY, Norwitz ER, Kang MJ, Lee SM, Park CW, Jun JK, Yi EC, Park JS

BACKGROUND: Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a serious complication of monochorionic twin pregnancies. It results from disproportionate blood supply to each fetus caused by abnormal vascular anastomosis within the placenta....
Comparison of surgical outcomes between lateral and posterior approaches for retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy: A single surgeon's experience

Oh JY, Chung HS, Yu SH, Kim MS, Yu HS, Hwang EC, Oh KJ, Kim SO, Jung SI, Kang TW, Park K, Kwon D

PURPOSE: To compare surgical outcomes between the lateral and the posterior approach for retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy (RLA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 130 patients who underwent RLA...
Socioeconomic Status and Successful Delivery after an Infertility Diagnosis: a Nationwide Health Insurance Cohort Study in Korea Conducted from 2005 to 2013

Shin J, Lee SG, Park EC, Nam JY

Background: The global disease burden of infertility is rising and accessibility to infertility treatments and assisted reproduction is a challenging issue. Therefore, we investigated characteristics of successful delivery after an...
Autoimmune Hepatic Failure Following Acute Hepatitis A is Accompanied by Inflammatory Conversion of Regulatory T Cells

Leem G, Kim BK, Shin EC, Park JY

To evaluate the pathophysiology of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) following acute hepatitis A (AHA) in immunologic aspects, we performed multi-color flow cytometry with peripheral blood mononuclear cells of a patient who...
Mental health impact on a humidifier disinfectant disaster victim: a case report

Lee YS, Nam MW, Kim HI, Kim HC, Mun EC, Park SY

In Korea, the cause of lung disease of unknown origin was identified as humidifier disinfectants in November 2011. In February 2017, the ‘Special Act on Remedy for Damage Caused by...
Relationship of spouses' weekly working hours and sleep problems in Korean wage workers: the 5th Korean working conditions survey

Park C, Jang EC, Lee YJ, Kwon SC, Min YS, Chai SR

Background: Sleep disorders are common and serious problems for mental health. This study investigated the relationship between spouses' weekly working hours (SWWH) and sleep problems by using the data from...
Household Out-of-Pocket Payments and Trend in Korea

Park Y, Park EC

After the announcement of Moon Jae-in Government's plan (Moon's Care) for Benefit Expansion in National Health Insurance in August 2017, it is necessary to monitor the effects of the policy,...

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