Eun Kyoung Choi

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PURPOSE The purpose is to describe factors associated with emotional responses of parents at the time of diagnosis of Down syndrome. DESIGN AND METHODS Using a survey design, data on attitudes of healthcare providers, content of information, and emotional responses were collected from 131 parents in Korea. RESULTS There were positive relationships(More)
We found that beta-lapachone (beta-lap), a novel bioreductive drug, caused rapid apoptosis and clonogenic cell death in A549 human lung epithelial cancer cells in vitro in a dose-dependent manner. The clonogenic cell death caused by beta-lap could be significantly inhibited by dicoumarol, an inhibitor of NAD(P)H:quinone oxido-reductase (NQO1), and also by(More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of PET/CT for detecting local or distant recurrence in patients who undergo surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) and to compare the accuracy of PET/CT to that of conventional imaging studies (CIS). METHODS Tumor surveillance PET/CT scans done between March 2005 and December 2009 of disease-free patients after surgery with or(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the value of dual-time point PET/CT in the differentiation of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma from benign stricture and the added benefits of delayed PET/CT image. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-nine patients with suspected extrahepatic biliary malignancy based on conventional imaging studies such as(More)
PURPOSE Bio-reduction/activation of anti-cancer drug beta-lapachone (beta-lap) is mediated by NAD(P)H: Quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1). We investigated the feasibility of using mild temperature hyperthermia to increase the anti-cancer effect of beta-lap by up-regulating NQO1 expression. METHODS NQO1 expression in FSaII fibrosarcoma of C3H mice and A549(More)
INTRODUCTION Uroflowmetry is a first-line tool in the evaluation of children with lower urinary tract symptoms. Unfortunately, there is a tremendous amount of intra- and interobserver variation in defining the shape of curves. Regrettably, one observer can see one flow as a tower and the other can call it a bell. Here lies the major flaw with the(More)
Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) plays an important role in controlling cancer cell survival. IAPs have therefore attracted considerable attention as potential targets in anticancer therapy. In this study, we investigated the anti-tumor effect of AZD5582, a novel small-molecule IAP inhibitor, in human pancreatic cancer cells. Treating human pancreatic(More)
A 77-year-old woman underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and brachytherapy for cervical cancer 9 years ago. On a follow-up (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT image, focal FDG uptake was noted in a focal osteolytic lesion in the right femoral head. During magnetic resonance imaging, this lesion showed subchondral dark-signal-intensity rim on T1-weighted(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous reports have suggested that the incidence of spina bifida occulta in patients with nocturnal enuresis is higher than in the general population. However, the effect of spina bifida occulta on the response to nocturnal enuresis treatment is controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between spina bifida(More)
Many studies have explored the premature aging of accelerated senescence-prone (SAMP8) mice. However, the cause of premature aging in this strain remains unknown. We analyzed the expression of ecotropic, xenotropic, and polytropic murine leukemia viruses (MuLVs) in the brains of accelerated senescence-resistant (SAMR1) and SAMP8 mice. No ecotropic mRNA was(More)