Sung-Hun Kim

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OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the ultrasonographic (US) findings of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) as compared to findings for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 21 cases of MTC that were surgically diagnosed between 2002 and 2007 and 114 cases of PTC that were diagnosed in 2007. Two radiologists(More)
Promoting weight loss among overweight low-income postpartum women has proven difficult. The study's aims were to pilot-test ethnic-specific weight-loss interventions using randomized control-group designs for White/Anglo (n = 23), African American (n = 25), and Hispanic low-income postpartum women (n = 23) and draw lessons from psychosocial data and(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Macroscopic and especially microscopic properties of implant surfaces play a major role in the osseous healing of dental implants. Dental implants with modified surfaces have shown stronger osseointegration than implants which are only turned (machined). Advanced surface modification techniques such as anodic oxidation and Ca-P(More)
Release of a transverse scapular ligament (TSL) is indicated for the entrapment of the suprascapular nerve (SSN). Previous arthroscopic techniques use step-wise reference landmarks leading to the notch to identify a TSL, and the key landmarks are the conoid ligament of the coracoclavicular ligament and the coracoid. This technique needs considerable amount(More)
We have investigated the distribution of integrons among 752 multidrug-resistant Salmonella isolates from human febrile and/or diarrheal patients during 1992-2007 and analyzed their genetic characteristics. Here, we report extensive integron analysis results within human isolates during the last 16 years. The gene or gene cassette(s) in the class 1(More)
BACKGROUND Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) is an inflammatory skin disease triggered by exposure to a chemical that is toxic or irritating to the skin. A major characteristic of chronic ICD is an inflammatory dry-skin condition with associated itching. Although glucosylceramide (GlcCer) is known to improve the skin barrier function, its mechanism of(More)
Baicalein (BA), a plant-derived active flavonoid present in the root of Scutellaria baicalensis, has been widely used for the treatment of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders including depression. Previous studies have demonstrated that repeated restraint stress disrupts the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, resulting in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate the effect of sandblasting and metal primers on the shear bond strength of three commercial resin cements to Yttria-Tetragonl Zirconia Polycrystal (Y-TZP) ceramics. METHODS One hundred and twenty Y-TZP ceramic cylinders (Ø7 mm x 12 mm) were embedded in polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) molds using PMMA. The(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Zirconia-based restorations have the common technical complication of delamination, or porcelain chipping, from the zirconia core. Thus the shear bond strength between the zirconia core and the veneering porcelain requires investigation in order to facilitate the material's clinical use. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The fracture of acrylic maxillary complete dentures occurs frequently during service through heavy occlusal force or accidental damage. PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to measure the impact strength of maxillary complete dentures fabricated with high-impact acrylic resin and to evaluate the effect of woven E-glass(More)