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OBJECTIVE To determine the immediate and long-term therapeutic efficacies of Gufoni and head-shaking maneuvers in apogeotropic type of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo involving the horizontal semicircular canal (HC-BPPV), a randomized, prospective, sham-controlled study was conducted. METHODS In 10 nationwide dizziness clinics in Korea, 157(More)
In this study, we investigated the HLA allele and haplotype frequencies, and the association of HLA alleles with serious complications and angiographic findings in Korean patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA) compared with healthy controls. Sixty-one patients (56 women, 5 men), diagnosed with TA between January 1995 and December 2005, were studied.(More)
BACKGROUND There has been no study for evaluating the associations of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I and II alleles with toluene diisocyanate (TDI)-induced asthma in an Asian population. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate a susceptible or protective marker of HLA class I and II alleles in TDI-induced asthma. METHODS Fifty-five(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I chain-related gene B (MICB) is located within the human MHC class I region. The location of MICB in the MHC region may imply the presence of linkage disequilibrium with polymorphic MICA and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci. MICB is also polymorphic; however, MICB polymorphisms have not been investigated in(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I chain-related gene A (MICA) is located within the human MHC, centromeric to HLA-B and telomeric to HLA-DRB1. The location of MICA in the MHC indicates the presence of linkage disequilibrium with human leukocyte antigen (HLA). Like HLA, MICA is highly polymorphic; however, the information available for MICA(More)
OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional study evaluated the association between serum minerals and body mass index in adult women. METHODS One hundred and eighteen adult women were recruited by written advertisement from outpatient clinics or a health promotion center at a university hospital. Serum calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc were measured by an automatic(More)
BACKGROUND Urticaria/angioedema is a common aspirin-induced allergy; however, its pathogenic mechanism is not understood. OBJECTIVE In order to uncover the genetic mechanism, we studied the associations of the human leucocyte antigen (HLA) genotypes in patients with aspirin-induced urticaria compared with aspirin-intolerant asthma and normal control in a(More)
Because Korean society is fast becoming multi-ethnic, the determination of ambiguous human leukocyte antigen (HLA) types using HLA allele frequencies is becoming less applicable. In this study, we focused on the development of new technical methods to directly resolve the ambiguities arising from HLA genotyping. One hundred and fifty unrelated healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic cough is associated with increased sensitivity to inhaled capsaicin, and both tachykinins and their receptors play important roles in the cough reflex. However, associations between polymorphisms of the tachykinin receptor genes and cough sensitivity in patients with non-productive chronic cough have not been reported. METHODS Direct(More)