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INTRODUCTION Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation has been known to be associated with adenocarcinoma with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC; lepidic) feature. This study was aimed to characterize the frequency of EGFR mutations and their association with histologic subtypes in Korean nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS Three(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare workers' mobile phones are easily contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and could be vehicles of transmission. Smart phones are increasingly used in the hospital. The objective of this study was to compare the contamination rate of bacteria with pathogenic potential between smart phones and non-smart phones. METHODS We screened(More)
The expression of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1alpha protein is tightly regulated by cellular oxygen status. Namely, HIF-1alpha protein is degraded rapidly in normoxic cells, whereas hypoxia stabilizes HIF-1alpha to transactivate hypoxia-responsive genes. Here we show that HIF-1alpha protein is expressed aberrantly in gastric cancer cells under normoxia(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence and clinical significance of delayed pneumothorax, and to analyze the influence of multiple variables on the rate of delayed pneumothorax associated with transthoracic needle biopsy (TTNB) of the lung. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary care university hospital. STUDY SUBJECTS Adult patients(More)
BACKGROUND The role of interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) in monitoring responses to anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment is not clear. We evaluated the results of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube (QFT-GIT) assay over time during the anti-TB treatment of adults with no underlying disease. METHODS We enrolled soldiers who were newly diagnosed with active TB and(More)
FGFR1 amplification has been identified recently as an important therapeutic target in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), particularly squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC). However, data from previous studies on the clinical implications of FGFR amplification in NSCLC are inconsistent. We evaluated FGFR1 gene copy number (GCN) in 369 cases of surgically resected(More)
BACKGROUND Activating mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) are associated significantly with responsiveness to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The objective of this study was to investigate the suitability of cytologic specimens for assessing EGFR mutations in lung adenocarcinomas. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I receptor (IGF-IR) signaling is required for tumorigenicity and tumor progression of gastrointestinal cancers. The authors previously reported the success of therapy for gastrointestinal cancers using adenoviruses that expressed dominant-negative IGF-IR (IGF-IR/dn). In addition, it has been demonstrated that(More)
Erdosteine is widely used as a mucolytic agent and also has free radical scavenging and antioxidant activities. However, little is known about the mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effect of erdosteine. We investigated the effect of erdosteine on the activation of the nuclear factor (NF)-kB/inhibitor of NFkB (IkB), and the mitogen-activated protein kinase(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of IVP-ET in infertile women with the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to provide a comprehensive review of contemporary therapeutic options and their complications as reflected in the current literature. DESIGN Pertinent studies in medical literature identified through computerized bibliographic search and via manual(More)