Tae Hyuk Kim

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BACKGROUND The effects of the BRAF(V600E) mutation on prognostic factors and poor clinical outcomes in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) have not been fully quantified. The authors performed comprehensive meta-analysis to assess the strength of associations between these conditions and the BRAF(V600E) mutation. METHODS The authors identified the clinical(More)
Fifty-four patients with oligodendroglioma presented in the past 15 years. In contrast to some widely taught concepts, oligodendrogliomas occured largely in the frontotemporal area of both cerebral hemispheres with two peaks of age incidence: one small peak in childhood, and the highest incidence in the middle-aged adult. Seizures, either major and/or(More)
The associations between high glucose levels and diabetic retinopathy have been the basis for the diagnosis of diabetes. We aimed to provide updated data on the relationship between HbA1c and diabetic retinopathy, and to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the proposed HbA1c cutoff for detecting diabetic retinopathy. This cross-sectional study included 3,403(More)
The natural history, treatment, and results of 73 spinal cord compressions caused by malignant lymphomas are analyzed. It is found that the spinal cord compression caused by malignant lymphomas is generally a late manifestation of the illness, although primary or early involvements are occasionally seen. In our study, reticulum cell sarcoma is the most(More)
OBJECTIVE Various cutoff levels of hemoglobin A(1c) (A1C) have been suggested to screen for diabetes, although more consensus about the best level, especially for different ethnicities, is required. We evaluated the usefulness of A1C levels when screening for undiagnosed diabetes and as a predictor of 6-year incident diabetes in a prospective,(More)
Pericardial fat surrounding the heart and coronary arteries might aggravate vessel wall inflammation and stimulate the progression of coronary atherosclerosis. However, there has been little comprehensive evaluation of the effects of pericardial fat on coronary artery disease (CAD). We investigated the relationship between pericardial fat volume and the(More)
The major obstacle in cell therapy of diabetes mellitus is the limited source of insulin-producing beta cells. Very recently, it was shown that a five-stage protocol recapitulating in vivo pancreatic organogenesis induced pancreatic beta cells in vitro; however, this protocol is specific to certain cell lines and shows much line-to-line variation in(More)
Familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia (FDH) is an inherited disease characterized by increased circulating total thyroxine (T4) levels and normal physiological thyroid function. Heterozygous albumin gene (ALB) variants have been reported to be the underlying cause of FDH. To our knowledge, there have been no confirmed FDH cases in Korea. We recently(More)
BACKGROUND Recent genome-wide association studies in East Asians have identified polymorphisms in KCNQ1 as new type 2 diabetes risk variants. The aim of this study was to investigate whether variants in KCNQ1 are associated with development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and measures of oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) at the time of diagnosis of(More)