Hong-bae Kim

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OBJECTIVE To compare intra- and postoperative complications, operation time, and duration of hospital stay, and to evaluate cost-effectiveness between total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) groups. MATERIAL & METHODS Patients undergoing TVH or TLH for a large uterus weighing more than 300 g were recruited from January(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare surgical outcomes and overall costs of less invasive methods of hysterectomy to treat benign disease including total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) in women with a uterus weighing >500 g. DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated the effects of Korean red ginseng (KRG) supplementation on metabolic parameters, inflammatory markers, and arterial stiffness in subjects with metabolic syndrome. METHODS We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-center study in 60 subjects who were not taking drugs that could affect metabolic(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the prognostic value of the lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS We retrospectively examined the LMR as a prognosticator in a cohort of 234 patients with EOC who underwent surgical resection. Patients were categorized into two different groups based on the LMR (LMR-low and LMR-high)(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the potential roles of relaxin and subclinical intra-amniotic inflammation by quantitating amniotic fluid relaxin and interleukin-6 concentrations for the prediction of outcome of rescue cerclage in women with cervical incompetence. STUDY DESIGN Cervical incompetence was diagnosed when cervical dilatation exceeded 2 cm with(More)
BACKGROUND Emerging evidence suggests that the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be a useful marker of cardiovascular disease and a more powerful predictor than any other leukocyte subtypes. We determined whether NLR is related to atherosclerosis measured by brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and coronary calcium score (CCS). METHODS We(More)
Irreversible electroporation is a novel method of ablating living tissues through its non-thermal effects, unlike radiofrequency ablation which has a severe problem of heat sink. It is due to high-energy direct current which leads to permanent disruption of lipid bilayer integrity in terms of exchanges between intra- and extracellular components via(More)
BACKGROUND Previous observational epidemiological studies have reported inconsistent findings about the association between longer durations of sleep and the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. To investigate the association between longer durations of sleep and the risk of cognitive decline, we performed a meta-analysis of observational studies. (More)
This study was designed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of prophylactic adnexectomy during vaginal hysterectomy for benign pathology. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of all patients who underwent vaginal hysterectomy (VH) between 2008 and 2010. Clinical comparison of patients who underwent VH with adnexectomy (n = 92) and VH only (n =(More)
The expression of programmed cell death 6 (PDCD6) is known to be down-regulated in cancer cell lines and ovarian cancer tissues compared to normal cells and tissues. In the current study, we characterized the specific function of PDCD6 as a novel pro-apoptotic protein. To define the roles of PDCD6 and cisplatin in tumorigenesis, we either over-expressed(More)