Suck Chei Choi

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To improve understanding of glutathione S-transferase (GST) behavior in terms of a development and prognostic factor for gastric adenocarcinoma, we investigated the association between the GSTM1 and GSTT1 null genotypes and gastric cancer risk or the prognostic value of the GSTM1 and GSTT1 null genotypes was evaluated. Using a polymerase chain(More)
The impact of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) on HRQOL has been widely studied in the West. However, there are few data from Asian countries. The aim of this study was to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients suffering from IBS in Korea. Consecutive patients from six secondary and six tertiary medical centers in Korea were enrolled(More)
Interferons play critical roles in tumor pathogenesis by controlling apoptosis and through cellular anti-proliferative and differentiation activities. Interferon inducible transmembrane protein (IFITM) family genes have been implicated in several cellular processes such as the homotypic cell adhesion functions of IFN and cellular anti-proliferative(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It is essential that clinicians have an understanding of patients' perceptions of constipation as well as constipation mis-perception (CM), which can be defined as failure to recognize the six constipation symptoms (infrequency, straining, hard stool, incomplete evacuation, anorectal obstruction or manual maneuver). The aims of our study(More)
Esophageal bezoars are rare, but are recognized as a distinct clinical entity. They are known to occur in patients with esophageal structural and functional abnormalities, but only a few cases of the development of esophageal bezoars in patients with esophageal motility disorders have only been described. We report a rare case of an esophageal bezoar that(More)
While constipation is a common symptom in Korea, there are no existing treatment guidelines. Although constipation may occur as a result of organic cause, there is no obstructive mucosal or structural cause in the vast majority of patients with constipation. The present paper deals with only the management of functional constipation: lifestyle changes;(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although a few published studies have reported on the relationship between diverticulosis and neoplasia in the west, it is not yet examined in Korea. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between diverticulosis and colonic neoplasia. METHODS We retrospectely analysed the medical records of 3,007 patients(More)
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is the primary endocrine system to respond to stress. The HPA axis may be affected by increased level of corticotrophin-releasing factors under chronic stress and by chronic administration of monosodium glutamate (MSG). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether chronic MSG administration aggravates(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It is unknown whether the prokinetics improve the quality of life in patients with functional dyspepsia. Thus, we evaluate the effect of the mosapride, selective 5-HT4 agonist, on the symptom and life quality of patients with functional dyspepsia using the Nepean dyspepsia index-Korean version (NDI-K), a reliable and validated(More)