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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory process affecting the arterial walls that results in panvasculitis. Recent studies have shown that even after resolution of the disease, endothelial dysfunction persists and may progress to atherosclerosis. The pulse wave velocity (PWV) and the ankle-brachial index (ABI) are simple and(More)
Identifying key mediators of cancer invasion and metastasis is crucial to the development of new and more effective therapies. We previously identified FILamin A Interacting Protein 1-Like (FILIP1L) as an important inhibitor of cell migration and invasion. FILIP1L expression was inversely correlated with the invasive potential of ovarian tumors. In our(More)
BACKGROUND Disease susceptibility and drug response of individuals are presumed to be different depending on their personality traits. The Sasang typology, a traditional Korean medical typology, explains the individual differences of vulnerability to pathology and proposes guidelines for the safe and effective use of medical herbs depending on individual(More)
In this study, specific oral tolerance induction using interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) could successfully treat food allergies. Allergen-specific IL-10-producing regulatory B cell (Br1) responses are characteristic in immune tolerance of food allergies. The in-vivo effects of IFN-γ on allergen-induced changes in Br1 proportion and numbers in food allergies were(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between patterns of temperament and character and self-reported psychopathology in adolescents from the community. SAMPLING AND METHODS The Junior Temperament and Character Inventory (JTCI) and Youth Self-Report (YSR) instruments were administered to 623 Korean middle school students(More)
We investigated the antimetastatic effect of Bojung-bangam-tang, a new herbal prescription, on liver metastasis by the inoculation of colon 26-L5 carcinoma cells into the portal vein. Oral administration of Bojung-bangam-tang for 15 days from day 7 before tumor inoculation significantly inhibited liver metastasis in a dose-dependent manner.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and surgical outcome of robotic radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy for stage I cervical carcinoma using the da Vinci surgical system. METHODS A retrospective clinical review was performed of ten patients with FIGO stage IA2-IB1 cervical carcinoma who underwent a total(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Junior Temperament and Character Inventory (Junior TCI), a child and adolescent version of the Adult Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), which is based on Cloninger's biosocial model of personality. The Junior TCI was translated into Korean and administered to 663 Korean(More)
Identifying key mediators of cancer cell invasion and metastasis is critical to the development of more effective cancer therapies. We previously identified Filamin A interacting protein 1-like (FILIP1L) as an important inhibitor of cell migration and invasion in ovarian cancer. FILIP1L expression was inversely correlated with the invasive potential of(More)
PURPOSE Specific oral immunotherapy (SOIT) using interferon-γ (IFN-γ) has been successful as a food allergy treatment. Interleukin-10 (IL-10)-producing regulatory B cells (Br1s) play a role in immune tolerance to food allergens. In addition, IFN-γ shows tolerogenic effects on allergen-induced Br1 responses. METHODS Eleven patients that were allergic to(More)