Soo Min Ahn

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Conventional bariatric operations, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) appear to be a safe and effective treatment for many severely obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). These operations improve glucose homeostasis through a variety of mechanisms, however,(More)
Hypersplenism, secondary to portal hypertension, is common in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with liver cirrhosis. Hepatic resection in the patient with hypersplenic thrombocytopenia (HSTC) may cause a perioperative bleeding episode and sometimes, liver failure. In order to investigate the effect of concomitant splenectomy in HCC patients with HSTC,(More)
Left colonic antegrade continence enema (ACE) has been reported only as an alternative to right colonic ACE-the Malone appendicostomy and Monti retubularized ileostomy. This paper evaluated the advantages of left colonic ACE using a retubularized sigmoidostomy (RS) as an appropriate method for maintaining fecal continence and as a first-line surgical(More)
BACKGROUND We have investigated the incidence of NTRK1 rearrangements in metastatic gastrointestinal cancer patients and demonstrated the potential for clinical response of these patients to targeted therapy. METHODS We prospectively collected tumor tissue specimens for one year and simultaneously generated patient-derived tumor cells (PDCs). Specimens(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major health priority globally, having achieved pandemic status in the twenty-first century. Several gastrointestinal procedures that were primarily designed to treat morbid obesity result in dramatic remission of diabetes. Studies in experimental rodent models and humans have shown that the glycemic benefits of surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the specific role of gastric vs. intestinal manipulations in the regulation of body weight and glucose homeostasis. DESIGN AND METHODS The effects of intestinal bypass alone (duodenal-jejunal bypass -DJB) and gastric resection alone (SG) in Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rats were compared. Additional animals underwent a combination(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the practical clinical consequences of offering surgery for metabolic disease and diabetes as opposed to weight loss. BACKGROUND The terms "metabolic" and "diabetes surgery" indicate a surgical approach whose primary intent is the control of metabolic alterations/hyperglycemia in contrast to "bariatric surgery," conceived(More)
The prognostic effects of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), especially regulatory T cells (Tregs) and myeloid derived suppressing cells (MDSCs) are inconclusive in gastric cancers. We investigated the frequencies of TILs including CD8+ T cells, CD45+CD4+CD25± FOXP3+ Tregs, CD45+CD11b+ CD14+ HLA-DR- MDSCs in 28 gastric cancer tissues by using multicolor(More)
The increased sensitivity of many imaging devices has increased the identification of asymptomatic nodules in the thyroid gland. In this study we investigated the actual incidence of nonpalpable thyroid nodules and occult carcinoma in women. Between January and June 2003, among the women who were scheduled to undergo breast ultrasonography, 697 without(More)
The pathogenesis and clinicopathologic characteristics of Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)-negative lymphoepithelioma-like gastric carcinoma (LELC) are still unclear. In addition, it remains controversial whether EBV infection itself affects the prognosis of LELC. Between 1995 and 2011, 145 LELC patients (124 patients with EBV infection and 21 patients without EBV(More)