Min Yeong Kim

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A 58-year-old man with right upper quadrant pain was referred to the radiology department. The patient underwent computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, which suggested the diagnosis of gallbladder cancer invading the liver. After surgical removal of the gallbladder, and the adjacent liver parenchyma was performed, the histologic diagnosis of(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To propose a useful computed tomography (CT) criterion, the diameter with compression (DWC), especially in appendices with borderline diameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively collected 216 patients with visible appendices on CT after clinicopathologic confirmation of appendicitis. Each CT criterion of appendicitis was(More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to assess retrospectively whether the waveform change during respiration on hepatic vein Doppler sonography is a parameter of severe portal hypertension as estimated by the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and to compare with a hepatic vein damping index (DI) at expiration. METHODS Spectral Doppler(More)
Pin1 binds mitotically phosphorylated Thr231–Pro232 and Thr212–Pro213 sites on tau, and a Pin1 deficiency in mice leads to tau hyperphosphorylation. The aim of this study was to determine if the dephosphorylation or inhibition of tau and GSK3β phosphorylation induces the Pin1 phosphorylation. To test this, human SK-N-MC cells were stably transfected with a(More)
Bleeding jejunal varices are rare and could be life threatening. They are usually found in the presence of portal hypertension and prior history of gastrointestinal surgery. They can be effectively managed by radiological interventions such as transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt or transhepatic embolization of varices. However, in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS To assess the correlation between liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by real-time shear wave elastography (SWE) and hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and to investigate the diagnostic performance of SWE for predicting clinically significant and severe portal hypertension (CSPH and SPH). METHODS Clinical data of 115 cirrhotic(More)
This study aimed to assess and compare sarcopenia with other prognostic factors for predicting long-term mortality in cirrhotic patients with ascites. Clinical data of 65 among 89 patients with measurement of all parameters were consecutively collected. Sarcopenia was evaluated as right psoas muscle thickness measurement divided by height (PMTH) (mm/m).(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the combined extract of Rhei rhizoma and Coptidis rhizoma (RC-mix) in experimental model of acute reflux esophagitis. The antioxidant activity was assessed by in vitro 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)(More)
and it is caused by infestation with anisakis larvae. These larvae exist in raw or undercooked fish such as mackerel, cod, pollack, herring, whiting, bonito and squid (1). Although the anisakis larvae can intrude into any part of the human body, the majority of cases are the gastric and intestinal forms (2). Especially, intestinal aniskiasis is the rarer(More)
amyloid deposit limited to a single organ or tissue without involvement of any other site in the body presenting as a tumorous mass (1). It can involve any anatomic sites including head and neck, orbit, breast, mediastinum, heart, liver and nervous system (1). However, localized involvement of retroperitoneal lymph nodes is a rare manifestation of this(More)