Hyun-Jung Yoon

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AIM To compare the efficacy of acupuncture needling and 0.5% lidocaine injection of trigger points in myofascial pain syndrome of elderly patients. METHODS Thirty nine participants with myofascial pain syndrome of one or both upper trapezius muscles were randomised to treatment with either acupuncture needling (n=18) or 0.5% lidocaine injection (n=21) at(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacies of dry needling of trigger points (TrPs) with and without paraspinal needling in myofascial pain syndrome of elderly patients. DESIGN Single-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS Forty (40) subjects, between the ages of 63 and 90 with myofascial pain syndrome of the upper trapezius muscle. INTERVENTIONS(More)
BACKGROUND Although many Koreans travel each year to countries where malaria is present, few data are available on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Koreans with regards to malaria. METHODS The study was conducted in the departure lounge of Incheon International Airport in May 2006. A 22-item questionnaire was administered to Korean travelers(More)
To examine the levels of antipolymer antibody (APA) in Korean female patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and to determine whether the levels of APA correlate with FM severity. Serum samples from patients with FM (n = 69), patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (n = 71), and controls (n = 75) were assayed for APA. All of the subjects were female, and the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of an activin receptor-like kinase-5 inhibitor, IN-1233, for the prevention of tissue hyperplasia after bare stent placement in a rat urethral model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Procedures were performed in accordance with the National Institutes of Health guidelines for humane handling of animals; approval of the committee of(More)
Although non-scarring diffuse hair loss has been frequently observed in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, the pattern of hair loss with regard to its frequency in SLE has been rarely studied. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the hair loss patterns in SLE during the course of disease. We evaluated 122 SLE patients (age range,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of an activin receptor-like kinase (ALK) 5 inhibitor, IN-1233, for the prevention of neointimal hyperplasia after bare stent placement in a rat common iliac artery (CIA) model. MATERIALS AND METHODS All experiments were approved by the committee of animal research. A self-expanding metallic bare stent (2 mm × 6 mm) was(More)
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