Hyun-Joo Lee

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AIMS The medicinal fungi Inonotus xeranticus and Phellinus linteus in the family Hymenochaetaceae have been used as traditional medicines for the treatment of various diseases. However, the compound responsible for the antioxidant activity is still unknown. Therefore, this study was conducted to characterize the antioxidant substances present in cultured(More)
OBJECTIVE Tumor necrosis factor-alpha has a prominent role in the inflammatory process and bone resorption in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We evaluated the markers of clinical efficacy and bone biochemical changes in Korean patients with AS treated with etanercept therapy. METHODS Serum samples from 26 patients receiving etanercept for(More)
AIM To investigate the prognostic significance of S100A4 expression in colorectal cancer and its correlation with expression of E-cadherin and p53. METHODS A cohort of archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens was selected from 127 patients with colorectal cancer who underwent surgical resection between April 2000 and March 2004 at the(More)
BACKGROUND Extra-articular dorsal closing wedge osteotomy has been used with successful results for Freiberg disease; however, there has been concern regarding the technical difficulty. The purpose of this study was to address technical tips and report on the clinical and radiographic outcome using Kirchner wire-assisted dorsal closing wedge osteotomy. (More)
STUDY QUESTION Is thin endometrium unresponsive to standard treatments expandable by intrauterine perfusion with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)? SUMMARY ANSWER This cohort study is supportive of the effectiveness of G-CSF in expanding chronically unresponsive endometria. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY In a previous small case series, we reported(More)
STUDY DESIGN We performed a prospective study to evaluate the reliability of using triggered electromyography (EMG) for predicting pedicle wall breakthrough during the placement of pedicle screw in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery. PURPOSE We wanted to correlate pedicle wall breakthrough with the triggered EMG threshold of stimulation and the(More)
BACKGROUND Iliosacral screw fixation is a popular technique for treatment of unstable pelvic injuries involving the posterior ring. However, screw malposition may result in dangerous complications involving injury to adjacent neurovascular structures. This study was conducted in order to evaluate the results and efficacy of using three-dimensional(More)
OBJECTIVE Since choledochal cyst is frequently associated with the anomalous union of pancreaticobiliary duct (AUPBD), AUPBD has been regarded to be the etiologic factor of choledochal cyst. However, the clinical significance of AUPBD an patients with choledochal cyst has not been clearly defined. Therefore, to clarify the significance of AUPBD in(More)
Ectopic livers are rarely seen intra-abdominal lesions. Ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be defined as an HCC arising from hepatic parenchyma located in an extrahepatic organ or tissue. The authors report a case of a primary, well-differentiated HCC arising from ectopic liver tissue in the left subphrenic space at the upper portion of the(More)
We propose that obsessions are categorized into two subtypes, i.e. autogenous obsessions and reactive obsessions, which are different in terms of identifiability of their evoking stimuli, subjective experiences, contents, and subsequent cognitive processes. Autogenous obsessions tend to come abruptly into consciousness without identifiable evoking stimuli,(More)