Chong Taik Park

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify problems related to long-term quality of life (QOL) and sexual function in cervical cancer survivors. METHODS The authors enrolled 860 women (median time since diagnosis, 5.86 years) with a history of cervical cancer (stage I to IVa) who had been treated at any of 6 hospitals from 1983 through 2004 and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of a single-port laparoscopic salpingectomy in the surgical treatment of tubal pregnancy. DESIGN Prospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING University teaching hospital PATIENTS Twenty women with tubal pregnancy, as determined by ultrasonography. INTERVENTION All patients(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the cancer information needs, utilization, and source preferences in South Korean women with cervical cancer. This was a multicenter descriptive study comprising 968 cervical cancer patients (stages 0–IVb; mean age, 55 years; response rate, 34.4% of those who agreed to participate) who had been treated from 1983 through(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the prevalence of comorbidities in cervical cancer survivors compared with the general population and to identify risk factors and impact on their quality of life (QoL). METHODS 860 female cervical cancer survivors enrolled at six tertiary hospitals and 994 women from the general population were surveyed on current(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To report our experience with radical laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) with bilateral pelvic and/or paraaortic lymphadenectomy. DESIGN Retrospective review (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS Fifty-two women with invasive carcinoma of the cervix, stage Ib1, smaller(More)
Chylous ascites after para-aortic lymphadenectomy is caused by a rupture in the retroperitoneal lymphatic channels. The incidence of postoperative chylous ascites is increasing as para-aortic lymphadenectomy for the management of gynecologic malignancies becomes more common. However, management of this condition remains unsatisfactory because some patients(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative blood loss is a concern in the surgical treatment of myomatous uteri. Misoprostol causes the myometrium and isolated uterine arteries to contract and has blood-saving effects in myomectomy. AIM To assess the efficacy of rectal misoprostol in reducing haemorrhage during laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). METHODS(More)
We assessed the effectiveness of high-dose progestins as a conservative treatment in young women with endometrial adenocarcinoma. We retrospectively reviewed the hospital data of patients with endometrial cancer that were managed conservatively. Of those women with grade 1 endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma, we included those who were younger than 40(More)
BACKGROUND Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) appears as the major causative agent responsible for the humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM). However, the use of promoters and splicing patterns of PTHrP gene in HHM have not been reported yet. CASE A 35-year-old woman was diagnosed as an ovarian clear cell carcinoma with HHM caused by elevated(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known regarding cervical cancer survivors' employment status, which represents social integration of cancer survivors as a pivotal domain of long-term quality of life. The goal of this study was to assess the correlates of unemployment and evaluate the impact on the comprehensive quality of life in cervical cancer survivors. METHODS We(More)