Byung Hwi Kim

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A case of small cell anaplastic epidermoid carcinoma of the esophagus is reported. The morphology of this rare esophageal neoplasm simulates that of oat cell carcinoma. Four similar cases have been previously reported. The finding of epidermoid differentiation in two of these tumors, including the present one, raises considerable doubt that any are truly(More)
We propose the acute, local suppression of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß), a major profibrotic cytokine, to reduce fibrosis around silicone implants. To this end, we prepared silicone implants that were able to release tranilast, a TGF-ß inhibitor, in a sustained manner for 5 days or 15 days. We performed histologic and immunohistochemical analyses(More)
Surgical suture is a strand of biocompatible material designed for wound closure, and therefore can be a medical device potentially suitable for local drug delivery to treat pain at the surgical site. However, the preparation methods previously introduced for drug-delivery sutures adversely influenced the mechanical strength of the suture itself - strength(More)
A 47-year-old patient with an unusual tumor involving the right upper and lower eyelids has been followed for almost 6 years. The tumor has remained localized to the eyelids and has recurred locally following attempts at complete or partial excision. The morphological features of the tumor as seen by ordinary light microscopic methods were puzzling, and(More)
A surgical suture is a medical device to close the wound site of skin and organs but excessive inflammation surrounding the suture can disrupt the wound healing process. Although post-operative prescription of anti-inflammatory drugs is used to manage the inflammation, the need for local drug delivery systems has been rising because of low bioavailability(More)
BACKGROUND Ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) results in oxidative damage and a profound inflammatory reaction, leading to cell death. GV 1001 is a telomerase-based 16-mer peptide vaccine developed against cancer. However, it has also been reported to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to determine if GV 1001 can(More)
We hypothesize that periodically early, local suppression of cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs), which are potent inflammatory mediators, can reduce the fibrotic capsular contracture around silicone implants. We tested this hypothesis with the silicone implants enabled with the sustained release of montelukast, a CysLT receptor antagonist, for 3 and 15days. In(More)
Many implantable systems have been designed for long-term, pulsatile delivery of insulin, but the lifetime of these devices is limited by the need for battery replacement and consequent replacement surgery. Here we propose a batteryless, fully implantable insulin pump that can be actuated by a magnetic field. The pump is prepared by simple-assembly of(More)