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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of sonographic elastography in differentiating reactive and metastatic axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer. METHODS A total of 64 lymph nodes (reactive, n = 33; metastatic, n = 31) from 62 patients with breast cancer were examined by both B-mode sonography and elastography from(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether the incidence of cancer has increased among patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) in Korea. METHODS The study subjects consisted of 112 patients who had been consecutively evaluated for at least 6 months between 1990 and 2007. We retrospectively reviewed their medical records, investigated the(More)
The clinical outcomes for postoperative complications (PCs) after gastrectomy depend on early diagnosis and intensive treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) as an early predictor of PCs after gastrectomy for gastric cancer. A total of 334 consecutive patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the use of a GlideScope video laryngoscope (GVL) improves first-attempt intubation success compared with the Macintosh laryngoscope (MAC) in the emergency department (ED). DESIGN A propensity score-matched analysis of data from a prospective multicentre ED airway registry-the Korean Emergency Airway Management Registry(More)
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