Chi-Hong Kim

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BACKGROUND/AIMS We made a systematic review and evaluation of endoscopic cryotherapy of endobronchial tumors, investigating safety and efficacy. METHODS Qualified studies regarding endoscopic cryotherapy of lung tumors were systemically evaluated using available databases according to predefined criteria. RESULTS In total, 16 publications were included(More)
We evaluated inter- and intraspecific variations of the intestinal coiling patterns and intestinal length of the oily bitterlings, Tanakia limbata, Tanakia koreensis, Tanakia somjinensis, and Tanakia signifer. All the oily bitterling species shared a unique intestinal coiling pattern, expressed as an oval shaped loop. The ratio of the intestinal length to(More)
Docetaxel/cisplatin (DP) and gemcitabine/cisplatin (GP) are standard treatment regimens for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In spite of potent efficacy, the conventional 1-day DP is regarded as having more toxicity as compared with GP. There is increasing interest in a biweekly split administration of DP to reduce its toxicity. Hypothesis was(More)
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells) have been identified as an important type of effector and regulatory T cell, but their roles in the chronic infectious diseases caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae remain poorly defined. Here, we studied circulating human iNKT cells in blood samples from tuberculosis(More)
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