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A total of 560 Legionella species were isolated from environmental water sources from public facilities from June to September 2008 throughout South Korea. The distribution of Legionella isolates was investigated according to geographical region, facility type, and sample type. The genetic diversity of 104 isolates of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (sg… (More)
PURPOSE This study aims to investigate the current situation of national colorectal cancer screening by analyzing participation rates, positive rates of screening methods and screening rate of secondary screening tests in colorectal screening of the national cancer screening program in 2008. MATERIALS AND METHODS With database about target population and… (More)
PURPOSE Korea started breast cancer screening as part of the National Cancer Screening Program (NCSP) in 1999. In order to identify under-served groups, we investigated mammography uptake in the National Breast Cancer Screening Program. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population was participants in the National Breast Cancer Screening Program from 2004 to… (More)
A laser-diode-optical-fiber coupling scheme that uses aspherically ended thermally overexpanded fiber is proposed. The scheme is verified by both an analytical formalism and a wide-angle beam-propagation method analysis in cylindrical coordinates.