Michael Sangyeob Lee

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CONTEXT High platelet reactivity while receiving clopidogrel has been linked to cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but a treatment strategy for this issue is not well defined. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of high-dose compared with standard-dose clopidogrel in patients with high on-treatment platelet reactivity after(More)
The Wnt signaling pathway is a powerful and prominent oncogenic mechanism dysregulated in numerous cancer types. While evidence from transgenic mouse models and studies of human tumors clearly indicate that this pathway is of likely importance in human breast cancer, few clues as to the exact molecular nature of Wnt dysregulation have been uncovered in this(More)
Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) generally results in significant neuronal death and functional loss. In vitro experiments have demonstrated that neurotrophic factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), and neurotrophin-4/5 (NT-4/5) can promote neuronal survival. However, delivery to the injured(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical characteristics and implications of stent fracture in drug-eluting stents. BACKGROUND Approximately 2.5 million drug-eluting stents are implanted every year worldwide. In 10 randomized controlled trials involving 2,602 patients, no incidence of stent fracture was recognized or reported. METHODS From April 2003 to(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence and resolution of sexual adverse experiences (AEs) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia treated with finasteride 5 mg compared with placebo. METHODS The Proscar Long-term Efficacy and Safety Study (PLESS) was a 4-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy and safety of(More)
Epothilone B is a novel nontaxane antimicrotubule agent that is active even against paclitaxel (Taxol)-resistant cancer cells. The present study further explores the mechanisms underlying epothilone B-mediated cytotoxicity in human breast cancer cells. We show that BMS-247550 (EpoB), a novel epothilone B analogue, induces cell cycle arrest at the G(2)-M(More)
Saphenous vein grafts are commonly used conduits for surgical revascularization of coronary arteries but are associated with poor long-term patency rates. Percutaneous revascularization of saphenous vein grafts is associated with worse clinical outcomes including higher rates of in-stent restenosis, target vessel revascularization, myocardial infarction,(More)
OBJECTIVE Vision loss and cerebrovascular accidents often complicate giant cell arteritis (GCA). Antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy reduce the risk of stroke in other populations. We sought to determine whether antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy reduces ischemic complications in patients with GCA. METHODS A retrospective chart review for patients(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare-metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stents (DES) for cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV). BACKGROUND Cardiac allograft vasculopathy is a rapidly progressive form of atherosclerosis and is one of the main limitations to long-term survival after orthotopic heart(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of simvastatin treatment on the risk of cardiovascular events in nondiabetic patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) with and without the metabolic syndrome, as defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP-III). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Subgroup analyses were performed on(More)