Ryul Kim

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The accuracy of 18F-fluorodeoxygluocose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in predicting immediate failure after radical chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for HNSCC is poorly characterized at present. The purpose of this study was to examine PET/CT as a predictive and prognostic gauge of immediate failure after CRT and determine the impact of(More)
It is well known that Stickelberger-Swan theorem is very important for determining reducibility of polynomials over a binary field. Using this theorem it was determined the parity of the number of irreducible factors for some kinds of polynomials over a binary field, for instance, trinomials, tetranomials, self-reciprocal polynomials and so on. We discuss(More)
Various results on parity of the number of irreducible factors of given polynomials over finite fields have been obtained in the recent literature. Those are mainly based on Swan's theorem in which discriminants of poly-nomials over a finite field or the integral ring Z play an important role. In this paper we consider discriminants of the composition of(More)
We propose the acute, local suppression of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß), a major profibrotic cytokine, to reduce fibrosis around silicone implants. To this end, we prepared silicone implants that were able to release tranilast, a TGF-ß inhibitor, in a sustained manner for 5 days or 15 days. We performed histologic and immunohistochemical analyses(More)
BACKGROUND In recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy (RPON) that was previously termed as ophthalmoplegic migraine, enhancement of the ocular motor cranial nerves could be seen in the cisternal segment during the acute phase. However, various tumors involving the oculomotor nerve may mimic RPON. METHODS We report two patients with MRI findings of(More)
Dear Editor, Prosopometamorphopsia (PM) is the visual distortion of face perception, which is generally accompanied by other types of visual illusions. It is mainly associated with the fusiform face area and the adjacent occipital face area. There are rare reports of PM in patients with stroke, epilepsy, tumor, and migraine, and also in patients with eye(More)
A. Silverberg (IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory 49, 2003) proposed a question on the equivalence of identifiable parent property and traceability property for Reed-Solomon code family. Earlier studies on Silverberg's problem motivate us to think of the stronger version of the question on equivalence of separation and traceability properties. Both, however, still(More)
AIM To investigate the expression and prognostic role of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) in locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS A total of 200 patients with ESCC who underwent radical esophagectomy with standard lymphadenectomy as the initial definitive treatment in Seoul National University Hospital from December 2000 to(More)