Byung-Kyu Suh

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Background. To evaluate insulin resistance of normal weight central obese 13-18-year-old male and female adolescents stratified by waist to height ratio (WHR). Methods. Data were obtained from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (K-NHANES) conducted during 2008-2010. Central obesity was defined as that in the upper quartile of age and(More)
In early onset autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) showing a strong genetic tendency, cytokines have been suggested to play a critical role in the development of AITD. To directly compare the influences of several cytokine gene polymorphisms, 25 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 17 cytokine genes were analyzed on 104 Korean children with AITD(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships of physical fitness and obesity with metabolic risk factors in children and adolescents. METHODS This cohort study was conducted in Chungju city, South Korea. Total 843 subjects were enrolled, including 193 elementary school 4th grade male (E4M), 189 elementary school 4th grade female(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, little information is available on current growth status and metabolic syndrome (MetS) components according to birthweight at gestational age (BWGA) on Korean adolescents. Herein, the current height and weight and MetS components of Korean adolescents who were born as small for gestational age (SGA) were compared to those of the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate short-term thyroid dysfunction and related risk factors in pediatric patients who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) during childhood. METHODS We studied 166 patients (100 boys and 66 girls) who underwent HSCT at the Catholic HSCT Center from January 2004 through December 2009. The(More)
Infants born small for gestational age (SGA) are at increased risk of perinatal morbidity, persistent short stature, and metabolic alterations in later life. Recent studies have focused on the association between birth weight (BW) and later body composition. Some reports suggest that fetal nutrition, as reflected by BW, may have an inverse programing effect(More)
Cerebral salt-wasting syndrome (CSWS) is a rare disease characterized by a extracellular volume depletion and hyponatremia induced by marked natriuresis. It is mainly reported in patients who experience a central nervous system insult, such as cerebral hemorrhage or encephalitis. The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion is a main cause(More)
Abstract Cushing syndrome is caused by prolonged exposure to elevated serum cortisol. It is uncommon in children, and etiology includes pituitary adenoma, adrenal tumor, and exogenous glucocorticoid administration. Rarely, it is paraneoplastic in origin. We present a case of paraneoplastic Cushing syndrome due to Wilms tumor that secreted(More)
BACKGROUND We investigate the relationship between birth weight (BW) and bone mineral content (BMC) in Korean adolescents. METHODS Data were obtained from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted in 2010. Baseline characteristics were compared according to age- and sex-specific BMC quartiles of total body less head (TBLH),(More)
BACKGROUND Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been suggested to be associated with the development of AITD. METHODS Fifteen single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 7 TLR genes were analyzed in 104 Korean children (girls = 86, boys = 18) with AITD (Hashimoto disease (HD) = 44, Graves' disease (GD) = 60, thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) = 29, and non-TAO =(More)