Chang Gun Cho

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OBJECTIVES Myringosclerosis is a common sequela of ventilation tube insertion for the treatment of the otitis media with effusion. Several antioxidants have been identified to prevent myringosclerosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on the prevention of experimentally induced(More)
The GSTP1 and NQO1 have been reported to be associated with an increased risk for smoking related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of these metabolic gene polymorphisms on the risk of HNSCC. The study population included 294 histologically confirmed HNSCC cases and 333 controls without(More)
AIM The increasing number of newborns requiring intubation and artificial ventilation in the sophisticated premature and intensive care units of recent years has been followed by a concomitant increase in the number of children who develop tracheal stenosis as a sequela of prolonged intubation, with a consequent increasing need for tracheal surgical repair.(More)
OBJECTIVE Guggulsterone is a bioactive constituent of resinous sap originating from the guggul tree, Commiphora mukul, which has been used over several thousands of years to treat various diseases, including atherosclerosis, rheumatism, and obesity. However, the effect of guggulsterone inflammatory reactions induced by lipopolysaccharide (LSP) is not known.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the relationship between tinnitus and the level of anxiety and depression experienced by subjective tinnitus patients, and to determine the effect of the level of anxiety and depression to the results of tinnitus treatment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 104 patients were included in this(More)
In this study, the gene expression profile of early in vitro Streptococcus pneumoniae biofilm with respect to planktonic cells in cDNA microarray analysis is reported. Microarray analysis with respect to planktonic cells was performed on total RNA extracted from biofilms grown in 24-well microtiter plates. To validate the microarray results, real-time(More)
CONCLUSION The expression of all three subunits of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) decreased after the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection and normalized as the fluid collection resolved. This implies that fluid collection in acute otitis media may be caused by the inhibition of ENaC function. OBJECTIVES We investigated the expression levels of(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this study was to reveal the relationship between inflammatory response of human middle ear epithelial cell (HMEEC) and microRNA (miRNA). METHODS In experimental group, cells were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) for 2 h. No LPS was treated in the control group. Total RNA was extractedand used for miRNA microarray(More)
OBJECTIVES Based on studies of the extensive tropism of neural stem cells (NSCs) toward malignant brain tumor, we hypothesized that NSCs could also target head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and could be used as a cellular therapeutic delivery system. METHODS To apply this strategy to the treatment of HNSCC, we used a human NSC line expressing(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3) in the middle ear (ME) mucosal response to bacterial infection in a rat model. To confirm the role of ILC3 in bacterially induced otitis media (OM), the serum concentrations of IL-17 and IL-22 were determined by ELISA, and the tissue expression of IL-17 and IL-22 in(More)