Byung Wook Jin

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A total of 630 pulmonary tuberculosis patients newly registered with the health centres in the Republic of Korea were interviewed to determine their process of case-finding. One-quarter of the cases had a previous history of tuberculosis. About 70% of these retreatment cases had been treated for less than 1 year, indicating the importance of more thorough(More)
One daily and 3 thrice weekly retreatment regimens given for 12 months under programme conditions were compared. The daily regimen was rifampicin and ethambutol (RE7). The three intermittent regimens also contained rifampicin and ethambutol: one of them, rifampicin and ethambutol throughout (RE3); the next one supplemented with pyrazinamide for the first 3(More)
A contact study was undertaken in Seoul to determine the protective effect of the BCG programme in children up to 5 years of age. There were 1993 contact children to 4484 smear-positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. 1223 completed the examination, 806 had evidence of BCG vaccination, 417 had not. In total, 129 or 126 children were considered cases(More)
Environmental mycobacteria in Korea have been investigated by examining 54 soil, 111 house dust, 63 well water, and 98 sewage samples collected from 123 randomly selected areas in Korea during the fourth nationwide tuberculosis prevalence survey in 1980. A variety of mycobacteria were isolated from 76% of soil, 67% of sewage, 43% of well water, and 7% of(More)
Bile samples from 71 patients with cholelithiasis and a control group of 10 subjects without hepatobiliary diseases were cultured for bacteria and measured for secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) using enzyme immunoassay specific for SIgA. The results of bile bacterial culture were all positive in patients with primary bile duct pigment stones, and(More)
A Health Subcentre-based randomized controlled trial was conducted in order to determine the importance of the motivation of the tuberculosis personnel in improving the results of a treatment programme. A total of 1300 newly detected tuberculosis patients from 7 Health Centres were divided into study and control groups using the Health Subcentre areas as(More)
Antibody titers against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in sera from mice were markedly elevated by pre-injection of Lactobacillus casei. The number of plaque-forming cells against sheep red blood cells ( SRBC) in the spleen of mice pretreated with L. casei was highter than those in the controls. L. casei also enhanced the delayed type hypersensitivity response(More)
Mice inoculated intravenously with Mycobacterium fortuitum 18367 were treated subcutaneously with cefoxitin or cefotetan once daily for 4 weeks, beginning 24 h after challenge. Both drugs suppressed spinning disease, and both reduced the severity of renal lesions and the number of organisms in the kidneys and liver but not in the lungs or spleen. These(More)
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