Ho-Joong Youn

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Helicobacter pylori causes type B gastritis. It shows strong association with the development of gastric carcinoma. A plausible hypothesis for the missing link between H. pylori infection and gastric carcinogenesis involves oxygen free radical-induced DNA damage. To test this hypothesis, we compared the amount of 9-hydroxydeoxyguanosine, a marker for oxygen(More)
A new Korean isolate of cymbidium mosaic virus (denoted as CymMV-K2), a member of potexviruses, was identified and isolated from a Korean cultivar of Cymbidium species When the nucleotide sequence of the 3'-terminal region of the viral RNA was compared with those of the corresponding regions of two Singaporean isolates (denoted as CymMV-S1 and CymMV-S2) and(More)
Transthoracic Doppler echocardiography is emerging as a promising method for evaluating coronary artery disease. After a period of training, detection and measurement of distal left anterior descending coronary artery flow with transthoracic Doppler echocardiography is feasible in more than 90% of the patients. Using transthoracic Doppler echocardiography(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess the usefulness of a threshold-based, 3-dimensional (3D) segmentation in comparison with the traditional 2-dimensional (2D) short axis-based method for measurement of epicardial fat volume with 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred patients (52 males; mean age,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Little evidence is available on the optimal antithrombotic therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We investigated the outcomes of antithrombotic treatment strategies in AF patients who underwent PCI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Three hundred sixty-two patients (68.0% men,(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated prevalence and severity of angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD) according to groups by metabolically obese (MO) and/or weight status. MATERIAL/METHODS Normal weight was defined as body mass index (BMI, kg/m²)<25 and obesity was defined as BMI≥25. The MO was determined using the National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult(More)
Receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) play a key role in diabetic myocardial fibrosis, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) activation has been reported to reduce RAGE and CTGF expression. This study investigated the effects of the PPAR-γ agonist, rosiglitazone, on myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori has generally been observed only in the gastric mucous layer or in the spaces between gastric mucus-secreting cells and not in the gastric epithelial cells or in the lamina propria. The purpose of this study is to determine whether H. pylori invades the gastric mucosa, using an immunoelectron microscopical examination of human(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to analyze the parameters related to baseline coronary flow velocity (CFV) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) using Doppler transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and to assess their associations with components of the Framingham risk score (FRS), which estimates 10-year risk of coronary heart disease, in subjects(More)
PURPOSE The cold pressor test (CPT) has been used to detect variant angina, but its sensitivity in predicting vasospasm is low. The aim of this study was to determine whether estimates of the coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) in the distal left anterior descending coronary artery (dLAD) using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and CPT are useful tool(More)