Suk Young Kim

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We report here our 10-year experience of a biopsy performed at day 14 after transplantation in 304 patients with stable graft function. The factors that may have influenced subclinical rejection were analyzed according to histology. The incidence of subclinical rejection was 13.2%. Addition of mycophenolate mofetile (MMF) as a primary immunosuppressant(More)
PURPOSE Cervical cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) continues to be the cause of yearly death among women. However, it is a curable disease when diagnosed at an early stage. Recently, several researches have reported that heat shock protein (HSP) 60, a chaperone protein of molecular weight of 60 kDa, is involved in carcinogenesis and(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of paricalcitol on renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) has not been investigated. We examined whether paricalcitol is effective in preventing inflammation in a mouse model of IRI, and evaluated the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) pathways as a protective mechanism of paricalcitol. METHODS Paricalcitol (0.3(More)
This study aimed to investigate the association between serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and metabolic syndrome along with its associated risk factors in Korean postmenopausal women. This study was performed using data from the KNHANES 2008-2010 study and included 4,364 postmenopausal Korean women. Clinical and other objective characteristics,(More)
PURPOSE Patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have been reported to exhibit the same genetic susceptibility as that observed in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Recent polymorphism studies have shown that several genes are related to T2DM and GDM. The aim of this study was to examine whether certain candidate genes, previously shown(More)
Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is characterized by an abrupt onset of edema, hypertension, and hematuria. Life-threatening diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is rarely associated with acute PSGN. There have been only two reported cases worldwide, and no case has been reported previously in Korea. Here, we present a patient who clinically(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in South Korea have been organizing hepatitis B virus (HBV) vertical infection prevention projects since July 2002. In this single-institute study, the results of surveys conducted in target mothers who delivered babies in a tertiary hospital were(More)
Nephrotic syndrome has been described as one of the clinical forms of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), but a limited number of cases have been described. We experienced a young female patient with nephrotic syndrome developed 22 months after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for severe aplastic anemia. She had been well(More)
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP), which reflects chronic inflammation, is a strong predictor of cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis patients. We investigated whether persistent elevation of CRP is associated with cardiac function and morphology in patients maintained on hemodialysis. METHODS Predialysis high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) was measured(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammation characterized by increased C-reactive protein (CRP) levels strongly predicts cardiovascular death in both nonrenal and renal patients. We investigated the role of hemodialysis-induced elevated CRP levels on cardiac hypertrophy in hemodialysis patients. METHODS We grouped 118 stable patients as responders and nonresponders(More)