Kwang Yoon Jung

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AIMS AND BACKGROUND The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a multiligand cell surface receptor of the immunoglobulin superfamily and a newly recognized invasion-related gene. High mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) is a 30-kD protein binding to RAGE and acting as a transcription-factor-like protein that regulates the expression of several(More)
Hybrid carcinoma of the salivary gland is a very rare entity that has been described only in the parotid and palate. The occurrence of a hybrid carcinoma of maxillary sinus has not been reported. The diagnosis of hybrid carcinoma is important particularly when the components of tumor have different biologic behaviors. Diagnosis and treatment require a high(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoxia-induced changes may allow tumor cells to survive under sustained hypoxic microenvironments resulting in achievement of more aggressive phenotypes. The purpose of this study is to determine the prognostic relevance of the expression of carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX), a hypoxia-related protein in surgically resected squamous cell carcinoma(More)
PURPOSE To look for the possible efficacy of external beam irradiation (EBRT) for locally advanced papillary thyroid cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 1981 and September 1997, 91 patients with locally advanced papillary thyroid cancers (pathologic Stage T4 or N1) were treated with surgical resection. After surgery, 23 patients received(More)
OBJECTIVE Our study was designed to find out the rate and the characteristics of micrometastasis in cervical lymph nodes using immunohistochemical staining. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING From 69 patients, 1710 lymph nodes negative for metastasis on hematoxylin-eosin stain, were examined. Immunohistochemical stain was performed using pan-cytokeratin AE1/AE3(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence of regional cervical lymph nodes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is not uncommon, and is an important factor affecting the quality of life. The aims of this study are to investigate the risk factors that are associated with regional lymph node recurrence by comparing a group of patients with regional lymph node(More)
CONCLUSIONS Tuberculosis of the salivary gland is mostly a medically curable disease entity but early diagnosis is very important to ensure complete remission. In cases with a high index of suspicion, reliable diagnostic methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) should always be considered before surgical intervention to enable differential diagnosis(More)
Concomitant approach using cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) has shown an excellent local control rate and significantly reduced distant metastasis in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, optimal schedule and dosing of chemotherapy still need to be developed to reduce distant metastasis. This retrospective study was(More)
OBJECTIVE A retrospective study was performed in order to analyze the treatment results and prognostic factors in patients with T3 supraglottic carcinoma and to differentiate between the treatment results obtained for T3 transglottic carcinoma and T3 pure supraglottic carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-two patients who underwent surgery with or(More)
Electrolyte transport by nasal epithelia has been suggested to be important for controlling the quantity and composition of the nasal fluid and may play an important role in the development of nasal polyps. One of a number of mechanisms involving translocation of Na+ and Cl- across cell membranes includes electroneutral processes, such as Na+/H+ exchange(More)