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OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to evaluate the expression of p16(INK4a) (referred as to p16) and Ki-67 in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), and the correlation between high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the above biomarkers. METHODS We analyzed 31 patients who were diagnosed with CIN at Kwandong University Myongji(More)
Acute mercury inhalation poisoning is a rare cause of acute lung injury. It is usually fatal because of progressive pulmonary failure. We experienced a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after illicit use of mercury vapor for hemorrhoid treatment; he developed acute chemical pneumonitis following exposure to mercury vapor. Prompt(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasonographically (US)-guided percutaneous cholecystocholangiography (PCC) for early diagnosis and characterization of biliary atresia in infants with cholestatic liver disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained for this study. Parental informed written consent was obtained. From(More)
Lateral meniscus allograft transplantation (LMAT) is a feasible surgical option for young meniscus-deficient patients. Although several studies have explored the factors that contribute to graft extrusion, they have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to determine the various factors that contribute to graft extrusion. Patients with knees(More)
On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) is a generic term referring to a vehicle's self-diagnostic and reporting capability. OBD-II is an advanced version of OBD-I in the view of both capability and standardization. Recently OBD-II interface is being used to detect vehicle status and monitoring system. Automotive black-box system is its related application. This paper(More)
Delivery of stent grafts during thoracic endovascular aortic replacement can be challenging, especially in aortic arches with severe angulation. Several techniques have been recommended to achieve this. We introduce a simple technical method, transfemoral snare-assisted device advance, which was successful in a 72-year-old woman with an aneurysm in a(More)
The fat-rich anterior mediastinum could be a sensitive window for monitoring minute changes in vascularity induced by systemic vasculitis. To evaluate this hypothesis, an analysis of anterior mediastinal fat in patients with Behçet’s disease and a control group was conducted. This study included 43 patients diagnosed with Behçet’s disease within the last 11(More)