Kyong Jung

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Systemic roles for bone-derived proteins have emerged from recent studies. In particular, the serum concentration of osteocalcin (OCN) or sclerostin was found to be associated with altered glucose metabolism or atherosclerosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate OCN and sclerostin levels in subjects who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the accuracy of abdominal visceral fat area (VFA) measurements between abdominal dual bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and whole-body BIA referenced to computed tomography (CT) measures. METHODS Abdominal VFAs were measured in 102 individuals: 59 men and 43 women with a mean age of 44.2 ± 16.3 years (range 21 - 76), body mass(More)
BACKGROUND Macrophages are a component of a tumor's microenvironment and have various roles in tumor progression and metastasis. This study evaluated the relationships between tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) density and clinical outcomes in 14 different types of human cancers. METHODS We investigated TAM density in human tissue microarray sections from(More)
Subclinical hyperthyroidism has been reported to increase the fracture risk. However, the effect of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) suppressive therapy on bone geometry in the hip area of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of TSH suppression on bone geometry in the hip(More)
The goal for the treatment of patients with diabetes has today shifted from merely reducing glucose concentrations to preventing the natural decline in β-cell function and delay the progression of disease. Pancreatic β-cell dysfunction and decreased β-cell mass are crucial in the development of diabetes. The β-cell defects are the main pathogenesis in(More)
We evaluated the concordance between visceral fat area (VFA) estimated by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) or computed tomography (CT) in Korean subjects with a wide range in age and body mass index (BMI). In 1006 individuals (mean age 55.2 ± 11.8 (19-87) years, mean BMI 26.0 ± 3.5 (17-46) kg/m², 48.9% men), VFA quantified by CT was compared with VFA(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. We aimed to assess the relationship of metabolic syndrome-associated NASH and insulin resistance (IR), and to define the correlation of chemicometabolic components with different degree of liver histology in NASH subjects. STUDY Ninety-four subjects with NASH(More)
CONTEXT The increase in thyroid screening in the general population may lead to earlier detection of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate secular trends in clinicopathological characteristics and long-term prognosis of MTC and its prognostic factors. DESIGN This was a retrospective analysis from 1982 to 2012. PATIENTS(More)
Diagnosing and selecting an appropriate treatment strategy for left main coronary artery (LMCA) obstruction is very important. Although this disease is not frequently encountered, it can cause severe hemodynamic deterioration resulting in a less favorable prognosis without a suitable management approach. Another aspect of LMCA that we must not overlook is(More)
BACKGROUND The present study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Korean adults according to body mass index (BMI) and to analyze the association with cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from(More)