Hwa Young Park

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Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is the most common form of syndromic obesity associated with hyperphagia. Because ghrelin stimulates gastric motility in rodents, and PWS patients have 3- to 4-fold higher fasting plasma ghrelin concentrations than normal subjects, we hypothesized that hyperphagia associated with PWS may be partly explained by rapid gastric(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) suggests a role for environmental factors in triggering a genetic predisposition in sufferers. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate home environmental factors related to AD severity. METHODS We conducted a questionnaire survey about the home environmental factors in 380(More)
Advanced atherosclerosis is often associated with dystrophic calcification and remodeling of extracellular matrix of vascular wall. Recently many studies have documented a general relationship between calcification and severity of coronary disease, and discussed the feasibility of electron beam computed tomography for detecting and quantifying the coronary(More)
Triple therapy with bismuth subsalicylate, amoxicillin, metronidazole (BAM) or with omeprazole, amoxicillin, clarithromycin (OAC) has been commonly used for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection. We compared the efficacy of these triple therapies in children with H. pylori infection. We retrospectively analyzed results in 233 children with H.(More)
Sulodexide, a glycosaminoglycan-containing compound, is known to have an antiproliferative effect on vascular smooth-muscle cells, in vitro, as well as antithrombotic and fibrinolytic effects. But there are few reports about the effect of neointimal proliferation in vivo. In this study, we examined whether Sulodexide was effective in the inhibition of(More)
Very late antigen-4 (VLA-4), which binds to the extracellular matrix protein fibronectin, is an integrin molecule known to be modulated during mobilization of CD34+ cells, and to be involved in signaling the mobilization stimuli. On the hypothesis that cell cycling status might be different depending on the level of VLA-4 expression, we investigated the DNA(More)
Little is known about the prevalence of naturally acquired IgG antibodies to the capsular polysaccharides of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal IgG) in Korea. In the present study, we investigated transplacental transfer and age-related levels of pneumococcal IgG to provide background seroepidemiologic data for S. pneumoniae in Korea. One hundred thirty(More)
The deletion polymorphism of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) genotype has been reported as an independent risk factor for the development of myocardial infarction (MI). However there are conflicting data showing no relationship between the ACE genotype and coronary artery disease. The present study was performed to investigate the correlation between(More)
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