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The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize the association of various clinical variables and CYP3A5 genotypes with the pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus and outcome over 1-5 years in kidney transplantation patients in Korea. A total of 129 recipients (aged 18-65 years) administered tacrolimus were genotyped for CYP3A5 (6986A>G in intron 3;(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The use of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) is an established palliative treatment for malignant stenosis in the gastrointestinal tract; therefore, its application to benign stenosis is expected to be beneficial because of the more gradual and sustained dilatation in the stenotic portion. We aimed in this prospective observational(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely performed. However, procedure related-complications and the risk of tumor recurrence are limitations. We analyzed the clinicopathological characteristics of patients who underwent curative additional gastrectomy (gastrectomy) after ESD. METHODS The clinical characteristics of cases(More)
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