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OBJECTIVES This study describes trends in the socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer screening among US women aged 40 or over, from 2000 to 2005. We assessed 1) the disparities in each socioeconomic dimension; 2) the changes in screening mammography rates over time according to income, education, and race; and 3) the sizes and trends of the disparities(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the choroidal thickness changes after intravitreal bevacizumab injection (IVB), panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) or both for diabetic retinopathy treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 31 eyes (31 patients) in the IVB group, 35 eyes (35 patients) in the PRP group and 35 eyes (35 patients) in the IVB-PRP group. Enhanced(More)
BACKGROUND Empirical evidence describing the psychosocial consequences of occupational injury is still limited. The effect of occupational injury on depression might pose unique challenges in workers compared with other kinds of injury. This study aimed to assess the differential impact of workplace injury compared with non-workplace injury on depression(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of workers' compensation (WC) claims data for nonspecific low back injuries (LBI) in a single jurisdiction. OBJECTIVE To examine whether recurrences, defined as post-initial episodes of work disability or medical care, substantially contribute to total medical and indemnity costs, and total duration of work disability.(More)
Studies of vulval development in the nematode C. elegans have identified many genes that are involved in cell division and differentiation processes. Some of these encode components of conserved signal transduction pathways mediated by EGF, Notch, and Wnt. To understand how developmental mechanisms change during evolution, we are doing a comparative(More)
  • Jaeyoung Kim
  • 2008
OBJECTIVES This study examined whether serious psychological distress (SPD) is associated with occupational injury among US employees. METHODS The employed population aged 18-64 years was examined (n=101,855) using data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 2000-2003. SPD was measured using the Kessler 6-item Psychological Distress Scale (K-6),(More)
BACKGROUND The occupation of farming has been reported to be associated with a high suicide rate, and suicidal ideation is an important risk factor for suicide. The objective of this study was to explore the association between occupational pesticide exposure or poisoning history and suicidal ideation among male farmers in South Korea. METHODS Through a(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disorder that is becoming increasingly prevalent. Experimental animal models have been an indispensable tool for studying its pathological mechanisms and for in vivo testing of novel therapeutic approaches. AD-like lesions can be induced experimentally in NC/Nga mice.(More)
OBJECTIVES Limited evidence suggests the association between severity of acute occupational pesticide poisoning and depressive symptoms in farmers. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between occupational pesticide exposure and depressive symptoms among male farmers in South Korea. METHODS A nationwide sampling survey of male farmers(More)
We investigated the effects of 12-hour shift work for five to seven consecutive days and overtime on the prevalence of severe sleepiness in the automobile industry in Korea. [Correction added after online publication 28 Nov: Opening sentence of the summary has been rephrased for better clarity.] A total of 288 randomly selected male workers from two(More)