Joo Hyoung Kim

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BACKGROUND Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), an incretin hormone well known for its glucose-lowering effect, was recently reported to exert an anabolic effect on bone. Although the exact mechanism is not known, it likely involves the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R), which is expressed in some osteoblastic cell lines. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) have(More)
BACKGROUND Blepharoplasty remains one of the most frequent operations in Asia. The most common complaint of Asian patients is a limitation of eye opening, and a substantial proportion of patients have puffy eyelids, supratarsal folds in the upper eyelid, and a narrow palpebral fissure, thus exhibiting a tired and sleepy appearance. To correct these(More)
OBJECTIVE This in vitro study was undertaken to evaluate the physical, chemical, and biological properties of commercially available metal orthodontic brackets in South Korea, because national standards for these products are lacking. METHODS FOUR BRACKET BRANDS WERE TESTED FOR DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY, (MANUFACTURING ERRORS IN ANGULATION AND TORQUE),(More)
BACKGROUND Poststernotomy mediastinitis is a rare, but life-threatening complication, thus early diagnosis and proper management is essential for poststernotomy mediastinitis. The main treatment for mediastinitis is aggressive debridement. Several options exist for reconstruction of defects after debridement. The efficacy of immediate debridement and(More)
BACKGROUND The use of cryopreserved adipose tissue for soft tissue augmentation is common, but unpredictability of fat graft viability remains a limitation. Adipose-derived stem cell (ADSC) and stromal vascular fraction (SVF) have been introduced to enhance viability and improve the survival of transplanted fat tissue. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether(More)
Wide excision of cancer arising from the tonsillar fossa and soft palate has several functional sequelae (e.g., speech, swallowing, chewing, and breathing) that require surgical restoration of the pharyngeo-palatal structure and optimal velopharyngeal function. For this purpose, several kinds of surgical procedures have been introduced. Our method to(More)
Intrathoracic defects continue to provide one of the most challenging problems faced by the reconstructive surgeon, particularly in the presence of bronchopleural fistula. We review the principles of management of bronchopleural fistulae and empyema, with an emphasis on the Clagett principle, pedicled and free muscle flaps, and the concept of a "designed(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to compare the variations of bone density in the midfacial bones as measured by computed tomography (CT) scans between the osteoporosis and control groups and to evaluate the regions that facial trauma and iatrogenic problem often occur in the midface. METHODS The 96 patients who underwent both osteomeatal unit(More)
Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis is the most common and serious complication after thyroid cancer surgery. The objective of this study was to report the advantages of the vein wrapping technique for nerve reconstruction in patients with thyroid cancer invading the recurrent laryngeal nerve and its effects on postoperative phonatory function. The subjects(More)
Intestinal tuberculosis is a common disease of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and should be differentiated from the inflammatory bowel diseases and malignancy such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, amebic colitis, and colon cancer. Most frequently involved sites (75% of cases) are the terminal ileum and cecum. Other sites of involvement, in order of(More)