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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to compare the usefulness of two inflammation-based prognostic scores, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS), assessed at diagnosis in stage IV advanced gastric cancer (AGC). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 104 patients with newly diagnosed(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to perform a retrospective clinical and radiographic evaluation after opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) using a short spacer plate (Aescula; B. Braun Korea, Seoul, South Korea) and rigid long plate (TomoFix plate; Mathys, Bettlach, Switzerland) at follow-up 2 years postoperatively. METHODS We performed 94(More)
PURPOSE The intramedullary (IM) femoral alignment system does not alway guarantee accuracy of the component position in the total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In some cases, the extramedullary (EM) femoral alignment system in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a useful alternative surgical option to adjust femoral component alignment. In the EM technique,(More)
BACKGROUND Expression of transglutaminase 2 (TGase 2) is related to invasion and resistance to chemotherapeutic agents in several cancer cells. However, there has been only limited clinical validation of TGase 2 as an independent prognostic marker in cancer. METHODS The significance of TGase 2 expression as an invasive/migratory factor was addressed by in(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to identify prognostic factors for survival in patients with primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the adrenal gland. METHODS Thirty one patients diagnosed with primary adrenal DLBCL from 14 Korean institutions and treated with R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and(More)
Transglutaminase 2 (TG2), a cross-linking enzyme, is involved in drug resistance and in the constitutive activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB). We investigated the association of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment efficacy with TG2 and NF-κB expression in 120 patients: 102 with adenocarcinoma and 18 with other histologic types. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to define predictive factors of pathologic complete response (pCR) and disease progression in stage II and III breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred thirty-eight patients were included in the study. Patients had received preoperative chemotherapy as follows: 101 had doxorubicin plus cyclophosphamide (AC);(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to evaluate regeneration of the articular cartilage after medial opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy for knees with medial-compartment osteoarthritis and to assess the clinical outcome and cartilage regeneration according to the postoperative limb alignment at 2 years postoperatively. METHODS The study involved 159(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies report high survivorship rates for TKAs, however, we observed higher than anticipated rates of dislocation and femoral component loosening after implanting a Columbus posterior stabilized prosthesis. QUESTIONS/PURPOSE We therefore determined (1) the incidence of dislocation and aseptic loosening that occurred after implantation of(More)
BACKGROUND We compared clinical outcomes after total knee arthroplasty with the Low Contact Stress (LCS) rotating platform mobile bearing knee system and the Press Fit Condylar Sigma rotating platform high flexion (PFC Sigma RP-F) mobile bearing knee system. METHODS Fifty cases of total knee arthroplasty were performed with the PFC Sigma RP-F mobile(More)