Jin Sun Park

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Methotrexate (MTX) has been established as a standard disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug. If adequate disease control is achieved for a reasonable period of time, tapering the MTX dosage is recommended because the chronic use of MTX can result in opportunistic infection. We present here a case of a woman with rheumatoid arthritis taking MTX, and the(More)
BACKGROUND Standard treatment for stage I or non-bulky stage II diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has been either a brief course of chemotherapy plus involved-field radiotherapy (IFRT) or prolonged cycles of chemotherapy. The introduction of rituximab has necessitated re-evaluation of the treatment for limited disease (LD) DLBCL. METHODS Thirty-nine(More)
OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies suggest that selenium protects against the development of several cancers. Selenium (sodium selenite) has been reported to interfere with cell growth and proliferation, and to induce cell death. In this study, we tested whether selenium could have growth-inhibiting effect in ovarian cancer cells and an orthotopic animal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopically guided percutaneous pericardial effusion drainage as performed by interventional radiologists in patients with symptomatic pericardial effusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS From July 2002 to December 2013, 93 patients were treated with percutaneous pericardial effusion(More)
We evaluated the relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD) and left ventricular mass (LVM) as measured by cardiac computed tomography (CT) in young adults ≤40 years of age. We retrospectively enrolled 490 consecutive individuals (383 males; mean age, 35.2 ± 4.4 years) who underwent cardiac CT. CAD was defined by the presence of any plaque detected(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Adefovir dipivoxil (adefovir) effectively inhibits both wild-type and lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. The development of adefovir resistance is both delayed and infrequent compared with lamivudine resistance. The aim of this study was to characterize the serologic, biochemical, and virologic response to adefovir,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) may result in various conditions. Natural course of HBV infection is influenced by various host immune factors and cytokines play a crucial role in host immune defense. This study was undertaken to investigate the association between HBV persistence and development of hepatocelluar carcinoma (HCC) and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the impact of cardiovascular comorbidities on the prognosis of COPD is not well known. OBJECTIVES This study was performed to investigate the effects of cardiovascular comorbidities on the prognosis of COPD. METHODS We enlisted(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS FibroScan is a new medical device that noninvasively measures liver stiffness. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of the liver stiffness measurement by FibroScan for making the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic viral hepatitis. METHODS We studied 103 patients with chronic viral hepatitis B or C and they(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Submucosal tumors of the esophagus are rare lesions among all esophageal neoplasms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathologic features of esophageal submucosal tumors treated by surgical approach. METHODS We analyzed the clinicopathologic and endoscopic ultrasonographic features of 18 esophageal submucosal tumors(More)
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