Seung Min Kathy Lee

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The studies concerning the association between Helicobacter pylori status and colorectal adenoma, premalignant lesions of colorectal cancers, are not consistent. This cross-sectional study investigated the association of colorectal adenoma with H. pylori infection in a consecutive series of 2,195 asymptomatic average-risk subjects who underwent screening(More)
In this study, the protective effects of melatonin were evaluated against 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP)-induced striatal neuronal damage in rats. Lesions were induced in the right striatum of Sprague-Dawley rats by stereotaxic injection with 3-NP and melatonin was intraperitoneally administered both 30 min before and 60 min after 3-NP injection. And rats(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Korea has increased recently. The aim of the present study was to determine the regional differences in the prevalence and characteristics of NAFLD. METHODS From January 2009 to December 2010, 161,891 Seoul and Gyeonggi-do residents receiving a health examination at our(More)
This study was performed to investigate the association between hair mineral levels and nutrient intakes, age, and BMI in female adults who visited a woman's clinic located in Seoul. Dietary intakes were assessed by food frequency questionnaire and mineral levels were measured in collected hairs, and the relationship between these was examined. The average(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine longterm outcomes and factors associated with increased survival after photodynamic therapy (PDT) compared with endoscopic biliary drainage alone in patients presenting with advanced hilar cholangiocarcinoma (CC). METHODS A retrospective analysis of the institutional database identifying all patients who presented(More)
BACKGROUND Airway hyperresponsiveness, which is a characteristic feature of asthma, is usually measured by means of bronchial challenge with direct or indirect stimuli. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) increases vascular permeability and angiogenesis, leads to mucosal edema, narrows the airway diameter, and reduces airway flow. OBJECTIVE To(More)
Moxibustion has been used to treat various types of disease. However, there is still insufficient evidence regarding its effectiveness. This study was performed to summarize and evaluate the effectiveness of moxibustion. A search was performed for all randomized controlled trials in PubMed between January 1998 and July 2008 with no language restriction. The(More)
The long-term, continuous, inconspicuous, and noiseless monitoring of bioelectrical signals is critical to the early diagnosis of disease and monitoring health and wellbeing. However, it is a major challenge to record the bioelectrical signals of patients going about their daily lives because of the difficulties of integrating skin-like conducting(More)
We developed and tested a system for estimating body postures on a bed using unconstrained measurements of electrocardiogram (ECG) signals using 12 capacitively coupled electrodes and a conductive textile sheet. Thirteen healthy subjects participated in the experiment. After detecting the channels in contact with the body among the 12 electrodes, the(More)