Byoung Woon Kwon

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is the third most common cancer in Korea, has a very poor prognosis. However, only a few studies have performed a comprehensive survival-related analysis in all patients who were consecutively diagnosed and treated over a given period of time. The aim of this study was to determine the 5-year survival(More)
A 58-year-old male from North-East China who was an immigrant worker for 4 years, presented with a cystic mass of the liver that was incidentally detected on abdominal ultrasound. Blood liver battery showed no abnormal findings and stool helminth was negative. Serologic markers for hepatitis A, B, and C virus were all negative and blood levels of tumor(More)
Aim. This study aimed to assess clinical impact of hepatitis C viral load on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver-related mortality in HCV-infected patients. Methods. A total of 111 subjects with chronic HCV infection who were available for serum quantitation of HCV RNA were recruited in this retrospective cohort. Cox-proportional(More)
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