Hye Won Jang

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BACKGROUND The BRAFV600E mutation is highly specific to papillary thyroid carcinoma. A test for this mutation may increase the diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), especially in a BRAFV600E mutation-prevalent population. METHODS This prospective study enrolled 1074 patients with thyroid nodules who underwent both FNAC and(More)
OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that excess weight increases the risk of thyroid cancer. However, the associations between excess weight and prognostic factors for thyroid cancer are uncertain. We evaluated the relationships between body mass index (BMI) and clinico-pathological features and outcomes of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). (More)
Although papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) often presents as multifocal or bilateral tumors, but whether multifocality or bilaterality is associated with disease recurrence/persistence is controversial. We evaluated the association between multifocality and bilaterality of PTC and disease recurrence/persistence. We also analyzed the location and number of(More)
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), an asthmatic disease, is caused primarily by hypersensitivity to Aspergillus species. ABPA is rarely observed in the absence of asthma, which is, in fact, the principle criterion for its diagnosis. Here, we report the case of a 36-yr-old woman without a history of bronchial asthma, who manifested a localized(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that BRAF(V600E) mutation is associated with poor prognostic factors in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). However, there are no studies about the association of the BRAF(V600E) mutation with poor prognostic factors according to tumor size in PTC. METHODS We investigated the prevalence of the BRAF(V600E) mutation and(More)
Tumor localization is difficult in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) that have persistent hypercalcitoninemia after thyroidectomy. In this study, the (11)C-methionine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was compared with the (18)F-FDG PET/CT for diagnostic sensitivity in detecting residual or metastatic disease.(More)
Current alternative therapies for refractory thyroid cancer such as kinase inhibitors have limitations including incomplete response and toxicity. Although tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) can induce cancer cell-specific apoptosis, various degrees of TRAIL resistance have been reported for different types of thyroid cancer(More)
We studied the effect of a novel dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV) inhibitor, DA-1229, on blood glucose profile and pancreatic β-cell mass in established diabetes after streptozotocin (STZ) treatment. Mice that developed diabetes after administration of STZ 100mg/kg were treated with DA-1229 for 13 weeks. DA-1229 significantly reduced plasma DPP IV activity,(More)
BACKGROUND An association between a BRAF(V600E) mutation and upregulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways in human papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) tissues has not been demonstrated well outside of in vitro studies. The aims of this study were to evaluate the activation status of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) in(More)
BACKGROUND A low-iodine diet (LID) is usually recommended for a week or two before radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation therapy in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) patients after total thyroidectomy. However, it is still controversial whether an LID affects ablation outcomes. We therefore evaluated the association between urinary iodine excretion and the rate of(More)