Kwan W. Kim

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and usefulness of the Hem-o-lok clip for the closure of appendicular stumps and limitations of the Hem-o-lok clip. METHODS From May 2010 to August 2011, 105 consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic appendectomies by three surgeons. XL size Hem-o-lok clips were used for the closure of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy may contribute to a paradigm shift in the field of laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery by providing patients with benefits beyond those observed after other surgical procedures. This study was designed to evaluate clinically meaningful differences in operative outcomes between obese and(More)
This paper presents a method to improve the contrast of digital X-ray image using CUDA program on a GPU. The histogram is commonly used to get the statistical distribution of the contrast in image processing. To increase the visibility of the image in real time, we use the histogram stretching function. It is difficult to implement the function on a GPU(More)
This study was proposed to evaluate the effect of electrical stimulation on restoration of postural disturbance following unilateral labyrinthectomy in rabbits. Electrical stimulation with 1-3 V, 0.1 ms, 100 Hz was applied to the lesioned vestibular system by means of gyrosensor. Vestibuloocular reflex, vestibulospinal reflex, and c-Fos protein expression(More)
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