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STUDY DESIGN A 6-month follow-up study. OBJECTIVES To investigate the outcome of transanal irrigation (TAI) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to identify factors significantly related to clinical success. SETTING Survey for community-dwelling patients with SCI in South Korea. METHODS Between December 2010 and March 2012, TAI was initiated(More)
The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 is a potent osteoinductive signal, inducing bone formation in vivo and osteoblast differentiation from non-osseous cells in vitro. The runt domain-related protein Cbfa1/PEBP2alphaA/AML-3 is a critical component of bone formation in vivo and transcriptional regulator of osteoblast differentiation. To investigate the(More)
MYH, OGG1 and MTH1 are members of base excision repair (BER) families, and MYH germline mutations were recently identified in patients with multiple adenomas or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). A total of 20 APC-negative Korean FAP patients were analyzed for OGG1, MYH and MTH1 germline mutations. A total of 19 hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer(More)
Runx2 (previously known as Cbfal/Pebp2alphaA/AML3), a key transcription factor in osteoblast differentiation, has at least two different isoforms using alternative promoters, which suggests that the isoforms might be expressed differentially. Haploinsufficiency of the Runx2 gene is associated with cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), the main phenotype of which(More)
Previous linkage analysis of an Asian population proposed possible candidate genes for mandibular prognathism, such as Matrilin-1 (cartilage matrix protein). To investigate the association between the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Matrilin-1 and mandibular prognathism, we investigated three sequence variants (-158 T>C, 7987 G>A, 8572 C>T) in 164(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide a Korean translation of the International Spinal Cord Injury Basic Pain Data Set (ISCIBPDS) and evaluate the interrater reliability of the translated version. SETTING Survey of community-dwelling people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in South Korea. METHODS The initial translation was performed by two translators with an in-depth(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of suicidal ideation and attempt in Korean persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and the factors related with suicidal ideation in comparison with a control group (CG). SETTINGS Community-dwelling persons with chronic SCI in Korea. METHODS A total of 382 persons with chronic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An ESI for managing LBP is one of the most commonly performed interventions. The purpose of this observational study was to assess the effect of a therapeutic trial of a fluoroscopic interlaminar ESI for axial LBP and to analyze the outcome predictors. MATERIALS AND METHODS All patients who received an interlaminar ESI for axial LBP(More)