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Hydroxyapatite cement is an ideal alloplastic material to replace the autogenous bone grafts in craniofacial surgery. Hydroxyapatite cement is advantageous because it can be easily molded by hand unlike other alloplastic materials such as silicone and high-density polyethylene. For aesthetic applications of hydroxyapatite cement, we evaluated the efficacy(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare abnormal vaginal colonization between natural pregnancy and pregnancy by infertility treatment in high-risk parturient women and to examine the association between abnormal vaginal colonization and early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS). METHODS The clinical characteristics, vaginal culture result, and delivery outcome of patients who(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been known to improve the outcome of advanced heart failure (HF) but is still underutilized in clinical practice. We investigated the prognosis of patients with advanced HF who were suitable for CRT but were treated with conventional strategies. We also developed a risk model to predict(More)
BACKGROUND There are several options for replacement of the dermal layer in full-thickness skin defects. In this study, we present the surgical outcomes of reconstruction using acellular dermal substitutes by means of objective and subjective scar assessment tools. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 78 patients who had undergone(More)
The treatment of gynecomastia depends on multiple factors, and the best modality is controversial. In this study, we aimed to determine the best management approach by comparing outcomes of two groups of patients with gynecomastia who received subcutaneous mastectomy combined with liposuction and liposuction only. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 64(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare operative and obstetric outcomes of laparoendoscopic single-site myomectomy (LESS-M) vs conventional laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). DESIGN Prospective matched case-control study. SETTING A university hospital and a tertiary care center. PATIENTS Forty-five women underwent LESS-M, and 90 women underwent conventional LM. (More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the feasibility of conization without a prior punch biopsy for patients with abnormal cytology. METHODS A retrospective review was performed for 700 patients who underwent conization at a single institution from January 2003 to August 2012. Each of these patients was assigned to one of two groups, either the 'see-and-treat' group or(More)
Splenosis is defined as heterotopic autotransplantation of spleen tissue following traumatic rupture of the spleen, or surgery. It is a benign disease that is generally without any symptoms and is discovered incidentally. Surgical intervention is recommended if symptoms are present. We report the successful laparoscopic management of a 49-year-old Korean(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the highest 50-g glucose challenge test (GCT) value that indicates no further diagnostic test is needed to confirm a diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) under the criteria of National Diabetes Data Group (NDDG) or the Carpenter and Coustan (C&C) and fasting glucose thresholds from the International Association of Diabetes(More)
Heat treatment of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer at a temperature higher than that applied to the conventional preparation of Korea ginseng has been reported to yield a mixture of saponins with potent cytotoxic properties. In an effort to understand the mechanism of cytotoxicity, we studied the effect of heat-processed crude saponin (H-CS) on the viability,(More)