Han Sung Choi

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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the potential of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a predictor of death within 14 days in acutely symptomatic patients with advanced cancer admitted to the emergency department (ED). METHODS A prospective observational study was conducted of 126 consecutive patients with advanced cancer who were admitted to the ED(More)
The effect of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on glucose uptake was studied in L6 rat skeletal muscle cells. Glucose uptake assay revealed that EGCG increased glucose uptake >70% compared to control. EGCG-stimulated glucose uptake was blocked by LY294002, an inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase, which is a major regulatory molecule in glucose(More)
Here we report a tracking X-ray microscopy (TrXM) as a novel methodology by using upper right lung apices alveoli in live intact mice. By enabling tracking of individual alveolar movements during respiration, TrXM identifies alveolar dynamics: individual alveoli in the upper lung apices show a small size increment as 4.9 ± 0.4% (mean ± s.e.m.) during(More)
This study aims to identify the therapeutic effect of Korean red ginseng (KRG) on the expression of inflammatory cytokines in rats with focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) for two hours. They were fed KRG extract (100 mg/kg/day per orally) or saline(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) is a screening tool for nutrition-related risk that correlates with mortality rate in hospitalized older patients and is simple, objective, and readily available to clinicians. In this study, we aimed to validate the performance of the GNRI in predicting short-term hospital mortality in older(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited literature describing clinical predictors for critically ill patients with cancer who present to the emergency department (ED). PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score at the time of ED presentation for predicting short-term mortality in patients(More)
An infected aortic aneurysm, or mycotic aneurysm, is a rare arterial dilatation due to destruction of the infected vessel wall. Common pathogens resulting in an infected aortic aneurysm are Salmonella and Clostridium species, as well as Staphylococcus aureus; Morganella morganii, on the other hand, is very rare. An infected abdominal aortic aneurysm has(More)
To investigate the neuroprotective effects of bovine colostrums (BC), we evaluate the ability of consuming BC after focal brain ischemia/reperfusion injury rat model to reduce serum cytokine levels and infarct volume, and improve neurological outcome. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 4 groups; one sham operation and three experimental groups.(More)
This study evaluated whether or not bovine colostrum (BC) is able to treat or prevent intestinal barrier damage, bacterial translocation, and the related systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in an intestinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-injured rat model. Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats were used. The rats'(More)
PURPOSE Recent studies have suggested that specific single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) contribute to the clinical features of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In this study, we investigated the relationships of genetic polymorphisms of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) gene and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene with BPH. METHODS A(More)