Kyung Mo Kim

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A new polypore in the genus Fomitopsis was discovered in Kangwon Province, Korea. The species was morphologically similar to Fomitopsis rosea and F. cajanderi, but the pinkish white pore surface, the size and shape of the pores and the number of sterigmata were different enough for it to be distinguished from the recorded species of Fomitopsis. Based on the(More)
To evaluate the monophyly of Fomitopsis and elucidate phylogenetic relationships of its members, partial nuclear large subunit (partial 28S) ribosomal RNA genes were sequenced from 10 species of Fomitopsis and 15 related species. Phylogenetic analyses indicated that Fomitopsis was phylogenetically heterogeneous and its members were divided into three(More)
DESCRIPTION Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is a surgical procedure used to treat severe complications of chronic pancreatitis or very high risk of pancreatic cancer while reducing the risk of severe diabetes mellitus. However, clear guidance on indications, contraindications, evaluation, timing, and follow-up are lacking. (More)
OBJECTIVES ARC (arthrogryposis, renal dysfunction, and cholestasis) syndrome is a rare, fatal cause of neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis without known treatment modalities and has recently been ascribed to a mutation in the VPS33B gene. We assessed the clinical characteristics and investigated the VPS33B mutations in Korean patients with ARC syndrome. (More)
OBJECTIVE Crohn's disease (CD) is an intractable inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of unknown cause. Recent meta-analysis of the genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and Immunochip data identified 163 susceptibility loci to IBD in Caucasians, however there are limited studies in other populations. METHODS We performed a GWAS and two validation studies in(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Malnutrition and growth retardation are important issues in treating pediatric Crohn's disease (CD). Thus, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of various nutritional and growth parameters at the time of diagnosis in Korean children with CD. METHODS Seventy-one children (<18 years) were enrolled. We analyzed the Z-scores of(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the frequencies and clinical consequences of mutations in the genes encoding cationic trypsinogen, serine protease 1 (PRSS1), and serine protease inhibitor Kazal type 1 (SPINK1) in children with acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 32 children with(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the outcomes and prognostic factors, especially serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and their changes during the treatment of hepatoblastoma (HB). PROCEDURE We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 43 consecutive children with HB treated at a single institution between 1991 and 2010. RESULTS Of 43 patients, 5 (12%)(More)
High levels of stress and depression in medical students is raising concern. In this study, we sought to identify coping strategies and other factors influencing academic stress in medical students. We enrolled 157 students from the University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea, in November, 2010. We used the Medical Stress Scale, Temperament and Character(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the infectious complications after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in children. We enrolled 95 children (38 boys and 57 girls) who underwent LDLT from 1994 to 2004. The median age was 22 months (range, 6 months to 15 yr). We retrospectively investigated the proven episodes of bacterial, viral, and fungal(More)