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PURPOSE The improvement of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) assay and localization studies has enabled a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) in primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). The aim of this study is to analyze the demographics, clinical presentations, and surgical outcomes of the pHPT patients who received surgical management with(More)
PURPOSE In secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT), it is unclear which criterion for intraoperative parathyroid hormone (ioPTH) decline performs best and whether ioPTH monitoring is sufficiently efficacious in predicting postoperative surgical cure by retrospective review. METHODS In 80 parathyroidectomies for sHPT, patients with ioPTH monitoring and(More)
OBJECTIVE The fallopian tube is considered as the site of origin of serous ovarian cancer, and risk-reducing salpingectomy (RRS) has been proposed as a new and safe strategy for preventing ovarian cancer. However, little is known about the public perception of RRS. METHODS We performed a questionnaire survey of 100 healthy female volunteers in November(More)
Recently, various surgical robots have been developed for a minimal invasive surgery. In this study, we developed a small sized manipulator for a minimally invasive surgery robot, which could show safe and precise performances. The small manipulator consists of two articulated end-effectors and a stereo endoscope. The two articulated end-effectors included(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the public perception of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) according to the age group. METHODS An anonymous questionnaire about the desire for cosmesis and the preference for LESS in treatment of benign gynecologic diseases was provided to healthy volunteers (n=102). The survey participants were divided into two age(More)
This study was designed to investigate whether proton pump inhibitors (PPI, V-ATPase blocker) could increase the effect of cytotoxic agents in chemoresistant epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Expression of V-ATPase protein was evaluated in patients with EOC using immunohistochemistry, and patient survival was compared based on expression of V-ATPase mRNA(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of a XCP (Xeline Control Protocol) network system. XCP is an information oriented protocol which delivers information with high reliability according to the predefined rule. The XCP network system is implemented with partly hardware and partly software based on the power line communication(PLC) environment.(More)
A 45-year-old woman with a prior history of hysterectomy due to adenomyosis and leiomyomas was presented at our outpatient gynecology clinic 13 months later with sudden lower pelvic discomfort and vaginal bleeding symptoms. The patient underwent vaginal vault biopsy however diagnosis was still uncertain. Additional evaluation was required due to massive(More)
PURPOSE The role of preoperative localization studies is controversial in surgery of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT). The aim of study was to evaluate the accuracy of preoperative ultrasonography (USG), CT, and (99m)Tc sestamibi scintigraphy (MIBI) in localizing enlarged parathyroid glands and to find the impact of correct localization in successful(More)
JGM stem cells, the last of which can be obtained from fetal tissues, including amniotic fluid [5]. Analyses of human amniotic fluid have been used as safe and reliable screening tools for fetal genetic and congenital diseases for many years [6]. Amniotic fluid contains cells originating from both embryonic and extraembryonic tissues (amnion, placenta,(More)