Joon-Woo Kim

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Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) enter aquatic environments via sewage treatment facilities and their potentially toxic effects on biota, particularly aquatic organisms, are of considerable concern. In this study, we investigated the acute toxicity of selected PPCPs on a freshwater crustacean (Thamnocephalus platyurus) and a fish species(More)
Organophosphorus compounds (OPCs) and stable isotope ratios (δ(13)C and δ(15)N) were determined in 58 fishes belonging to 20 species collected from Manila Bay, the Philippines. OPCs were detected in most of the samples and found up to μg/g lw (lipid weight) level, suggesting their ubiquitous presence in the coastal marine environment of the Philippines.(More)
The use of organophosphorus flame retardants (PFRs) as flame retardants and plasticizers has increased due to the ban on common polybrominated diphenyl ether mixtures. However, only limited information on PFR contamination is available so far from Southeast Asia. In the present study, residual levels of PFRs in house dust and exposure through dust ingestion(More)
Here we report on the in vivo estrogenic effects of two fluorotelomer alcohols, such as 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorooctan-1-ol (6:2 FTOH) and 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecan-1-ol (8:2 FTOH), in male medaka (Oryzias latipes). An in vitro yeast two-hybrid assay indicated a significant, dose-dependent interaction between medaka estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) and(More)
BACKGROUND Iliosacral screw fixation is a popular technique for treatment of unstable pelvic injuries involving the posterior ring. However, screw malposition may result in dangerous complications involving injury to adjacent neurovascular structures. This study was conducted in order to evaluate the results and efficacy of using three-dimensional(More)
Although intramedullary nailing is an ideal treatment for subtrochanteric femoral fractures, it is technically challenging in fractures extending into the nail entry area and/or involving the lesser trochanter. Although the application of circumferential wire may facilitate reduction in these situations, its use remains controversial due to possible blood(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent reports have described the occurrence of low-energy subtrochanteric and femoral shaft fractures associated with long-term bisphosphonate use. Although information regarding the surgical treatment of these atypical femoral fractures is increasing, it is unclear if the preventive operation is useful in incomplete fractures. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Although non-operative treatment is a mainstay of tibial fracture management in children, certain fractures require a surgical approach. However, choices concerning optimal methods and implants are difficult. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of percutaneous plating of tibial fractures in children. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the results of Aescula and TomoFix plates used for biplanar open wedge high tibial osteotomy in medial osteoarthritis of the knee joint with varus deformity. METHODS A consecutive series of 50 cases of biplanar open wedge high tibial osteotomy were evaluated retrospectively. Group A contained 25 cases(More)
Context Although impending incomplete atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) require prophylactic fixation, there is still a lack of study on predicting complete fracture among the incomplete AFFs. Objective Our purposes are to develop a scoring system to predict progression into complete fracture and to evaluate its reliability and validity. Design,(More)