Gwang-Ha Kim

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Hedgehog signaling plays critical roles during embryonic development. It is also involved in tissue regeneration and carcinogenesis in various adult tissues. Moreover, it regulates the maintenance of cancer stem cells and adult stem cells. Although hedgehog signaling is important in gastric carcinogenesis, its role in gastric regeneration has not been(More)
AIM To evaluate the association between ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) and gastropharyngeal reflux disease (GPRD) in patients who underwent ambulatory 24-h dual-probe pH monitoring for the evaluation of supraesophageal symptoms. METHODS A total of 632 patients who underwent endoscopy, esophageal manometry and ambulatory 24-h dual-pH monitoring due(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It has been recently reported that celiac ganglia can be identified by linear-array endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). Still, there has been no report on the detection rate of celiac ganglia with radial scanning EUS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the detection rate of celiac ganglia by radial scanning echoendoscopy during a routine(More)
We experienced a case of intussusception caused by cys- tic lymphangioma of the colon in a 32 years old female who was admitted to our hospital for the chief complaint of bloody stool. In the colonoscopic examination, cystic mass with stalk which had smooth mucosal surface was noted at the descending colon. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography(More)
1. Menon KV, Shah V, Kamath PS. The Budd-Chiari syndrome. N Engl J Med 2004;350:578–85. 2. Karasu Z, Nart D, Lebe E, Demirbas T, Memis A, Kilic M, et al. Liver transplantation in a patient with Budd-Chiari syndrome secondary to factor V Leiden mutation. Transplant Proc 2003;35:3008–10. 3. Dahlback B. Inherited thrombophilia: resistance to activated protein(More)
Vector quantizer takes care of special image features like edges, and it belongs to the class of quantizers known as the second-generation coders. This paper proposes a novel vector quantization method using the wavelet transform and the enhanced SOM algorithm for the medical image compression. We propose the enhanced self-organizing algorithm to resolve(More)
Gastric cancer is a great part of the cancer occurrence and the mortality from cancer in Korea, and the early detection of gastric cancer is very important in the treatment and convalescence. This paper, for the early detection of gastric cancer, proposes the analysis system of an endoscopic image of the stomach, which detects abnormal regions by using the(More)
BACKGROUND Reflux esophagitis is inversely associated with the presence of atrophic gastritis, and endoscopic grading of atrophic gastritis correlates with histological evaluation. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the endoscopic grade of atrophic gastritis with gastroesophageal and gastropharyngeal reflux. METHODS A total of 627(More)
Vector quantizer takes care of special image features like edges also and hence belongs to the class of quantizers known as second generation coders. This paper proposes a vector quantization using wavelet transform and enhanced SOM algorithm for medical image compression. We propose the enhanced self-organizing algorithm to improve the defects of SOM(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to examine the effect of oxidant on lipid peroxidation and lethal cell injury in rat liver slices. METHODS t-Butylhydroperoxide (t-BHP) was employed as a model of an oxidant. The lipid peroxidation and lethal cell injury were estimated by measuring the formation of malondialdehyde (MDA) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)(More)