Sung-Kyun Kim

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In recent years, several surgical or assistant robots have made a successful debut to surgical theatre. Due to their large size, and high price, there is a growing need for the miniaturization of these surgical robots. In this paper, a design methodology for a compact surgical robot is presented. Considering workspace and force requirements, a simulation(More)
Femoral neck anteversion is the torsion of the femoral head with reference to the distal femur. Conventional methods that use cross-sectional computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance or ultrasound images to estimate femoral anteversion have met with several problems owing to the complex, three-dimensional (3D) structure of the femur. These problems(More)
Femoral neck anteversion is the torsion of the femoral head with reference to the distal femur. Conventional methods that use cross-sectional computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance or ultrasound images to estimate femoral anteversion have met with several problems owing to the complex three-dimensional (3D) structure of the femur. A 3D imaging method(More)
The objective of this work was to provide a new, precise registration of the cortical mantle with a non-linear transformation. Image registration is broadly classified into two types, using intensity similarity and feature similarity. Whereas the former approach has merit in global brain matching, the latter provides a fast registration centred on a region(More)
Through the present delta value check used in quality control programs is a powerful tool for detecting random errors in clinical chemistry analysis, it has some problems, such as missed true errors and delays in reporting time, because it also has the potential of showing erroneous positive results. Recently, new calculation methods for delta check with(More)
Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is a proinflammatory cytokine that is expressed in the synovium T cells of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This cytokine is implicated in the inflammation and destruction of the joint. However, the role of IL-17 on the production of vascular endothelial factor (VEGF) important to synovial proliferation has still not been identified. In(More)
We report a Korean family case of beta-thalassemia minor and Hb Queens. This is the first case report of Hb Queens in Korea. A 43-year-old male and his four family members had beta-thalassemia minor which is very rare in Korea. Incidentally, an alpha chain variant with a high isoelectric point was also found in two other family members without clinical(More)
The authors conducted an investigation focusing mainly on the activities of the inhibitory factors of the coagulation and fibrinolysis processes in 35 normal adults and 72 liver cirrhosis and/or hepatoma patients. The activities of antithrombin III, protein C, and alpha 2-plasmin inhibitor were reduced to less than 50% in patients with decreased hepatic(More)
Mapping the structure and function of the brain with non-invasive brain imaging techniques has become a world-wide enterpise in the last 20 years. The core concept that drives this rapid growth has been the use of a standardized 3D coordinate space for combining data from many subjects and/or time-points. This has allowed geographically-separated(More)
Two cases of spontaneous remission in acute promyelocytic leukemia are reported. They had precedent febrile episodes and subsequent resolution of all clinical and hematological abnormalities occurred after supportive care including administration of various antibiotics. Their remissions lasted for 12 and five months respectively, when they relapsed.