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Air pollution as a risk factor for depressive episode in patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, or asthma.
BACKGROUND There is currently insufficient evidence to confirm the effect of ambient air pollution on mental disorders, especially among susceptible populations. This study investigated theExpand
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Short-term Effects of Ambient Air Pollution on Emergency Department Visits for Asthma: An Assessment of Effect Modification by Prior Allergic Disease History
Objectives The goal of this study was to investigate the short-term effect of ambient air pollution on emergency department (ED) visits in Seoul for asthma according to patients’ prior history ofExpand
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Medical Care Utilization During 1 Year Prior to Death in Suicides Motivated by Physical Illnesses
Objectives Many epidemiological studies have suggested that a variety of medical illnesses are associated with suicide. Investigating the time-varying pattern of medical care utilization prior toExpand
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Changes in the Practice of Coronary Revascularization between 2006 and 2010 in the Republic of Korea
Purpose Evidence suggests that technological innovations and reimbursement schemes of the National Health Insurance Service may have impacted the management of coronary artery disease. Thus, weExpand
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Depression symptom and professional mental health service use
BackgroundDespite the sharp rise in antidepressant use, the underutilization of mental healthcare services for depression remains a concern. We investigated factors associated with theExpand
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Air pollution and unintentional injury deaths in South Korea
This study aimed to assess the association between exposure to air pollution and unintentional injury deaths in South Korea. Data regarding all unintentional injury deaths (17,566) in sevenExpand
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Elevation of Serum Aminotransferase Levels and Future Risk of Death from External Causes: A Prospective Cohort Study in Korea
Purpose The association between liver enzymes and death from external causes has not been examined. We investigated the association between serum aminotransferase levels and external-cause mortalityExpand
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Frequency and risk factors for mental disorders following pancreatitis: a nationwide cohort study
Abstract Objective: To investigate the frequency and risk factors for mental disorders following pancreatitis. Methods: Patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) wereExpand
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Abdominal obesity and insulin resistance after an episode of acute pancreatitis.
BACKGROUND Emerging evidence indicates that individuals after an episode of acute pancreatitis (AP) are at an increased risk of developing metabolic derangements. While the link between generalExpand
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Age and gender differences in medical care utilization prior to suicide.
BACKGROUND Analysis of temporal patterns of medical care utilization prior to suicide may aid in developing suicide prevention programs. The aim of this study was to investigate age and genderExpand
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