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The proportions of people with type 2 diabetes and obesity have increased throughout Asia, and the rate of increase shows no sign of slowing. People in Asia tend to develop diabetes with a lesser degree of obesity at younger ages, suffer longer with complications of diabetes, and die sooner than people in other regions. Childhood obesity has increased(More)
We developed a blood glucose management system using the Internet and short message service (SMS) which can lessen the social economic burden and materialize an individualized diabetes mellitus management. A total of 185 diabetic patients participated in this study and their mean age was 42.4 years old (8-79 year-old). Participants sent their self-measured(More)
OBJECTIVE The Internet is used worldwide as a communication tool. To improve the quality of diabetes control, we investigated the effectiveness of an Internet-based blood glucose monitoring system (IBGMS) on controlling the changes in HbA(1c) levels. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a randomized clinical trial involving 110 patients who visited(More)
We investigated the effect of task-oriented training (TT) on the cortical activation pattern in four chronic hemiparetic stroke patients. A TT program, consisting of six tasks, which were designed to improve hemiparetic upper extremity function, was performed for 40 min/day, 4 days/week for 4 weeks. The functional status of the affected hand and fMRI were(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS HuR is a RNA-binding factor whose expression is commonly upregulated in some human tumor types. We explored the molecular mechanism underlying HuR elevation and its role in gastric cancer tumorigenesis. METHODS HuR expression and subcellular localization were determined by polymerase chain reaction, immunoblot, and immunohistochemical(More)
PURPOSE PRKCDBP is a putative tumor suppressor in which alteration has been observed in several human cancers. We investigated expression and function of PRKCDBP in colorectal cells and tissues to explore its candidacy as a suppressor in colorectal tumorigenesis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Expression and methylation status of PRKCDBP and its effect on tumor(More)
This study was aimed to investigate the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and its associated factors in rural Korean patients with type 2 diabetes. A population-based, cross-sectional diabetic retinopathy survey was conducted from 2005 to 2006 in 1,298 eligible participants aged over 40 yr with type 2 diabetes identified in a rural area of Chungju, Korea.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the types of canal configurations and the incidence of a second mesiobuccal (MB2) canal in Korean maxillary molar mesiobuccal (MB) roots by analyzing cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) images. STUDY DESIGN Three-dimensional CBCT images of 458 maxillary first molars and 467 second molars from 276 Korean(More)
BACKGROUND The number of Koreans diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections is increasing annually; however, CD4+ T-cell counts at diagnosis have decreased. The purpose of the present study was to identify clinical and epidemiologic associations with low CD4+ T-cell counts at the time of HIV diagnosis in a Korean population. METHODS Data(More)
The present study was aimed to assess the prevalence, awareness, treatment, control of hypertension, and the related risk factors in a Korean population. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a rural area of South Korea from 2005 to 2006. Subjects (n = 6388) were selected from individuals aged 40 years or older by stratified random cluster sampling. The(More)