Sung-won Kang

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OBJECTIVE We investigated the potential roles of relaxin and subclinical intra-amniotic inflammation by quantitating amniotic fluid relaxin and interleukin-6 concentrations for the prediction of outcome of rescue cerclage in women with cervical incompetence. STUDY DESIGN Cervical incompetence was diagnosed when cervical dilatation exceeded 2 cm with(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of prophylactic adnexectomy during vaginal hysterectomy for benign pathology. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical records of all patients who underwent vaginal hysterectomy (VH) between 2008 and 2010. Clinical comparison of patients who underwent VH with adnexectomy (n = 92)(More)
Defatted bovine liver (DBL) is a potential source of protein and minerals. Supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) and a traditional organic solvent method were used to remove lipid from bovine liver, and the quality characteristics of a control bovine liver (CBL), bovine liver defatted by SC-CO2 (DBLSC-CO2) at different pressures, and bovine liver defatted(More)
LiFePO4 nanocrystals were synthesized at a very low temperature of 170°C using carbon nanoparticles by a solvothermal process in a polyol medium, namely diethylene glycol without any heat treatment as a post procedure. The powder X-ray diffraction pattern of the LiFePO4 was indexed well to a pure orthorhombic system of olivine structure (space group: Pnma)(More)
PURPOSE We have developed a new method of segmenting the areas of absorbable implants and bone using region-based segmentation of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) images, which allowed us to quantify volumetric bone-implant contact (VBIC) and volumetric absorption (VA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The simple threshold technique generally used in micro-CT(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare surgical outcomes and overall costs of less invasive methods of hysterectomy to treat benign disease including total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) in women with a uterus weighing >500 g. DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING(More)
In this study, the potential for the application of the bioaugmentation to Cd and Zn contaminated sediment was investigated. A batch experiment was performed in the lake sediments augmented with Ralstonia sp. HM-1. The degradation capacity of 18.7 mg-DOC/l/day in the treatment group was bigger than that of the blank group (4.4 mg-DOC/l/day). It can be(More)
AIM To identify the preoperative risk factors affecting the conversion to laparotomy during vaginal hysterectomy (VH) for benign uterine conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS The charts were reviewed for all patients who underwent VH between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2008 at Hallym University Hospital, Seoul. RESULTS The rate of conversion to laparotomy(More)
With the advent of technology, multi-energy X-ray imaging is promising technique that can reduce the patient's dose and provide functional imaging. Two-dimensional photon-counting detector to provide multi-energy imaging is under development. In this work, we present a material decomposition method using multi-energy images. To acquire multi-energy images,(More)
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