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Primary liposarcoma of the liver is extremely rare. We report here on a case of primary well-differentiated liposarcoma in the left hepatic lobe of a 63-year-old woman. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a well-defined, echogenic, round mass. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) images showed an almost fatty, lobulated mass with a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Benign colon (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake is frequently observed in asymptomatic individuals. Aims of this study were to investigate the benign colon uptake by whole body FDG-positron emission tomography (PET) in asymptomatic adults and to correlate those results with colonoscopic and histologic findings. METHODS Among 3,540(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Lymph node metastasis is an important prognostic factor for colorectal cancer (CRC). The relationship between isolated tumor cells (ITC) in lymph nodes and the prognosis is controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic importance of ITC in lymph nodes from patients with stage I and II CRC. METHODS We examined(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with trimetazidine (TMZ), 1-[2,3,4-trimethoxybenzyl] piperazine, dihydrochloride, improves cardiac function and ameliorates endothelial dysfunction. However, its potential efficacy against restenosis after balloon injury has not been addressed. We investigated the effect of TMZ on reducing the occurrence of restenosis in the carotid(More)
We investigated the long-term effects of comprehensive hand repetitive intensive strengthening training (CHRIST) on strength, morphological muscle size, kinematics, and associated motor functional changes in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Ten children (5 boys, 5 girls; age range, 6-11 years, mean age, 8.6 years) participated in the study. The children(More)
BACKGROUND Antithyroid drugs (ATDs) can lead to the development of agranulocytosis, which is the most serious adverse effect. Characteristics of ATD-induced agranulocytosis (AIA) have seldom been reported due to the rarity. In this study, we characterized the clinical features for AIA in Korean patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from(More)
BACKGROUND In children with cerebral palsy (CP), the never-learned-to-use (NLTU) effect and underutilization suppress the normal development of cortical plasticity in the paretic limb, which further inhibits its functional use and increases associated muscle weakness. OBJECTIVE To highlight the effects of a novel comprehensive hand repetitive intensive(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to confirm the effect of robot-assisted gait training on the balance and gait ability of stroke patients who were dependent ambulators. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty stroke patients participated in this study. The participants were allocated to either group 1, which received robot-assisted gait training for 4 weeks(More)
AIMS Multiple biomarkers have emerged as a reliable predictor of the progression of diabetic nephropathy. The aim of this study was to pursue a more simple and practical predictor that can be applied in clinical practice. METHODS The urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), the nonalbumin protein-to-creatinine ratio (NAPCR), and the levels of six(More)