Bum Suk Tchai

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The serum levels of total protein, albumin, and electrophoretic fractions from 610 Korean women, 21-50 years, were measured to determine their relation to age, and the effects of oral contraceptives (OCs) (Norinyl), and Lippes Loop IUD. In normal women, total protein and albumin concentrations significantly decreased with age. Alpha2 and gamma globulin(More)
=Abstract =To evaluate the diagnostic values for detecting iron depletion and for predicting anemia, the erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin(ZPP) and ZPP/heme ratio were measured using a hematofluorometer and compared with the serum ferritin and blood hemoglobin levels in 136 randomly selected pregnant Korean women. A significant decline in mean hemoglobin and(More)
The upper normal limit of menstrual blood loss (MBL) associated with iron deficiency, and the change of MBL and length of time necessary for development of iron depletion after IUD insertion in 193 healthy Korean women were studied. The mean MBL was 33.4 +or- 23.4 (SD) ml and the variation of MBL in different marital, age, and parity groups showed no(More)
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