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BACKGROUND/AIMS The recently published Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) proposed a split system for histological grading, based on prognostic pathological features. This new classification system must be validated in a variety of cohorts. We investigated whether these pathological features were applicable to an adult Korean population. (More)
BACKGROUND It is well established that the survival rate of diabetic end-stage renal disease patients remains the lowest among all primary diagnoses probably because of higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) associated with diabetes. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of CVD and other risk factors individually or in combination on(More)
BACKGROUND Despite several recent reports on the efficacy of long-pulse pulsed dye laser (LP-PDL) in treating infantile hemangiomas, controversy remains. OBJECTIVES To determine the beneficial effects of early therapeutic intervention with LP-PDL in superficial and mixed hemangiomas. METHODS AND MATERIALS Clinical data from 40 children with 47(More)
BACKGROUND Various skin parameters including skin visco-elasticity and hydration level affect the formation of wrinkles. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the comprehensive and objective relationship between age, skin visco-elasticity, hydration level, and the occurrence of wrinkles using bioengineering equipments for the first time. (More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Fig. 1. (A) Discrete and oval shaped scattered(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). We hypothesized that inadequate angiogenic response in uremic patients could result from dysfunction of bone marrow-derived stromal cells [mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)]. METHODS We investigated whether MSCs are functionally competent in uremia(More)
PURPOSE Recent epidemiologic studies suggest a significant association between small increases in serum creatinine (sCr) and adverse outcomes. The Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) sought to increase the sensitivity of the AKIN criteria for acute kidney injury (AKI) by recommending the use of small changes in sCr for the diagnosis of AKI. Several recent(More)
Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) is a sensitive biomarker for proximal tubular injury. Recently, a few studies have shown that urinary KIM-1 has clinical implications in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). We performed this study to determine whether tissue KIM-1 has clinical implications for predicting long-term outcome and whether urinary KIM-1 is correlated with(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, an automated robotic hair restoration device was developed and is increasingly being used for hair restoration. OBJECTIVE We sought to analyze the hair follicles of Korean patients that were harvested by a hair restoration robotic device. METHODS Data were reviewed from a total of 22 patients who underwent robotic follicular unit(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that computed tomography (CT)-derived measurements of single-kidney glomerular filtration rate (GFR) obtained in human subjects with 64-section CT agree with those obtained with iothalamate clearance, a rigorous reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved this HIPAA-compliant study, and(More)