Hae Jin Ko

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BACKGROUND Pain is the most common but severe physical symptom among cancer patients. This study aimed to identify correlation between pain and psychological symptoms for terminal cancer patients. METHODS The total sample consisted of 69 subjects who were recruited through two hospice wards, limited to patients who were mentally alert and had no(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between dietary magnesium and the risk of overall cancer using a meta-analysis. We searched PubMed, SCOPUS, and the Cochrane Review through November 2012. All the articles searched were independently reviewed by 3 authors based on predetermined selection criterion. A total of 13 epidemiologic studies,(More)
AIM By examining clinical parameters associated with survival time and analyzing patients' survival times using prognostic scores, this study aimed to provide helpful information related to the treatment of terminal cancer patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 415 inpatients who died in the hospices of two hospitals from(More)
Background/Aims Chronic atrophic gastritis (AG) and intestinal metaplasia (IM) of the stomach are premalignant lesions. The present study aimed to examine the associations between obesity and these lesions. Methods A total of 2,997 patients, who underwent gastroscopy, participated in this study, excluding those who had been diagnosed with gastric cancer.(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic materials that cannot be broken down naturally and that easily accumulate in the body. Although several studies have attempted to reveal the effects of POPs on the endocrine and nervous system and on cancer, few studies focus on the relationship between low-dose POPs and public health. We attempted(More)
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