Gyu Yeol Kim

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AIMS Adjuvant chemotherapy is recommended for gastric cancer after a gastrectomy with D2 dissection. However, its survival benefit in elderly patients is unclear. Here we investigated the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients ≥70 years old with stage II or III gastric cancer. METHODS Patients ≥70 years old diagnosed with stage II or III gastric cancer(More)
Heptaplatin is a recently developed platinum derivative. This agent has been reported to have a response rate of 17% as a single agent, and tolerable toxicity in the treatment of advanced gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of a combination of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and heptaplatin in patients with advanced gastric(More)
The development of gastric cancer (GC) is closely related to chronic inflammation caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, and herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM) is a receptor expressed on the surface of leukocytes that mediates potent inflammatory responses in animal models. However, the role of HVEM in human GC has not been studied. Previously, we showed(More)
This study evaluated bacterial etiology and antibiotic susceptibility in patients diagnosed with community-acquired perforated appendicitis over a 12-year-period. We retrospectively reviewed records of adult patients diagnosed with perforated appendicitis at an 800-bed teaching hospital between January 2000 and December 2011. In total, 415 culture-positive(More)
76 Background: Despite a continuing debate on the role of adjuvant chemotherapy, several studies have suggested that mitomycin-C (M) plus fluoropyrimidine (f) could improve the outcome of curatively resected advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients (pts). To improve further the adjuvant Mf chemotherapy, we have prolonged the administration of oral(More)
Schwannoma, which arises from the neural sheath of peripheral nerves, is the most common benign tumor in the retroperitoneum in adults. Complete excision is the treatment of choice for retroperitoneal schwannoma. During surgery, it seems to be unnecessary to identify the small peripheral nerve from which it develops. Keeping a dry field, however, through(More)
OBJECTIVE KAI1 COOH-terminal interacting tetraspanin (KITENIN) contributes to tumor invasion and metastasis in various cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate expression of KITENIN in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and to determine whether KITENIN affects tumor cell behavior in oral cavity SCC cell line. METHODS Western(More)
Heat shock protein (Hsp) in tumor cells has been proposed to enhance their resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. In the present study, we investigated the influence of Hsp expression on the irinotecan resistance of human colorectal cancer cells. Among eight Hsp genes tested in this study, we confirmed that the expression of Hsp27 correlated with irinotecan(More)
A 58-year-old woman, who had undergone total gastrectomy for early gastric cancer 9 years previously, visited the outpatient clinic complaining of progressive difficulty in walking for 15 d. Laboratory examinations showed macrocytic anemia and a decreased serum vitamin B12 concentration and increased serum concentrations of folate, vitamin E and copper.(More)
INTRODUCTION Potential challenges associated with immediate small breast reconstruction include an inadequate size of the donor site, a thinner skin envelope and limited selection of implants. We present immediate postmastectomy reconstruction of small breasts with a laparoscopically harvested pedicled omental flap (LHPOF) in five Korean women. METHODS(More)