Seong - Ho Cho

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We investigated cross-cultural differences in the factor structure and psychometric properties of the 75-item Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form (YSQ-SF). Participants were 833 South Korean and 271 Australian undergraduate students. The South Korean sample was randomly divided into two sub-samples. Sample A was used for Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA)(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) has been implicated in hypofibrinolysis and blood supply interruption. Previous studies have demonstrated that decreased fibrinolytic activity due to elevated plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) levels correlates with ONFH pathogenesis. The -675 4G/5G single nucleotide(More)
PURPOSE Oncologic and surgical outcomes of bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic thyroidectomy (RoT) are comparable with those of open thyroidectomy (OT). We compared degree of scarring and psychological/physical distress between OT and BABA RoT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Study included 129 cases of thyroidectomy (78 OT, 51 BABA RoT). Patients were(More)
The original Gell and Coomb's classification categorizes hypersensitivity reactions into four subtypes according to the type of immune response and the effector mechanism responsible for cell and tissue injury: type I, immediate or IgE mediated; type II, cytotoxic or IgG/IgM mediated; type III, IgG/IgM immune complex mediated; and type IV, delayed-type(More)
We previously reported that plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1 deficiency prevents collagen deposition in the airways of ovalbumin (OVA)-challenged mice. In this study, we explored the therapeutic utility of blocking PAI-1 in preventing airway remodeling, using a specific PAI-1 inhibitor, tiplaxtinin. C57BL/6J mice were immunized with intraperitoneal(More)
Incomplete clearance of apoptotic cells and reactive oxygen species (ROS) release are known to trigger inflammasome activation causing severe inflammation in acute lung injury and various metabolic and autoimmune diseases. Moreover, it has been reported that apoptotic cell clearance and ROS-mediated apoptosis critically depend on mitochondrial uncoupling(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus colonizes the skin lesions of more than 90% of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). The mechanism for increased S aureus colonization in AD is unknown. However, the initial event in colonization requires adherence of S aureus to the skin. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the roles of various bacterial(More)
IL-17 is a cytokine mainly from IL-17-producing T cells, which are one of subsets of CD4+ T cells and play a role in adaptive immune system. Recent studies have demonstrated that IL-17A can act rapidly as an innate immune responder during infection before the onset of its classic adaptive immune response. This role of IL-17A in innate immune response is(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is found on over 90% of atopic dermatitis skin lesions and is thought to contribute to skin inflammation via the production of potent exotoxins. In contrast, less than 5% of normal subjects harbor S. aureus. This suggests that an atopic immune response itself may play a role in preferential binding of S. aureus to the skin. To examine(More)
RATIONALE Nasal polyps (NPs) are characterized by intense edema or formation of pseudocysts filled with plasma proteins, mainly albumin. However, the mechanisms underlying NP retention of plasma proteins in their submucosa remain unclear. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that formation of a fibrin mesh retains plasma proteins in NPs. We assessed the fibrin(More)