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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of this trial with respect to morbidity and mortality. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) is rapidly gaining popularity. However, there is limited evidence regarding its oncologic safety. We therefore conducted a phase III multicenter, prospective, randomized(More)
Incretins are gut hormones that are secreted from enteroendocrine cells into the blood within minutes after eating. One of their many physiological roles is to regulate the amount of insulin that is secreted after eating. In this manner, as well as others to be described in this review, their final common raison d'être is to aid in disposal of the products(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of comorbidities on the surgical outcomes in laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although laparoscopic gastrectomy is less invasive than conventional open surgery, surgeons are still concerned with surgical outcomes associated with comorbidity. METHODS We(More)
PURPOSE The oncologic outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for the treatment of gastric cancer have not been evaluated. The aim of this study is to validate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer in terms of long-term survival, morbidity, and mortality retrospectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study group comprised(More)
We analyzed our preliminary clinical data for totally laparoscopic gastrectomy (TLG) in order to evaluate its effectiveness in terms of minimal invasiveness, technical feasibility, and safety. Forty-five consecutive patients who underwent TLG in our institution between June 2004 and February 2006 were enrolled in this study. There were 26 men and 19 women,(More)
Recently, the number of laparoscopic procedures for gastric cancer has increased rapidly. Laparoscopic surgery is reported to have many advantages over open gastrectomy with oncologic safety in early gastric cancer. However, there were few reports on long-term outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) for advanced gastric cancer (AGC). The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND The application of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) is a controversial. The purpose of this study was to assess the possibility of using LADG application to AGC. METHODS Of 160 patients who underwent LADG with D2 lymphadenectomy between April 2004 and March 2007, 26 patients with stage pT2b were(More)
BACKGROUND Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is a new procedure used to treat a variety of diseases requiring surgical intervention. The aim of this prospective comparative study is to compare the technical feasibility and safety of single-incision and three-port laparoscopic appendectomy. STUDY DESIGN Between February 2009 and April 2010, 102 patients(More)
We have analyzed variation of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) hypervariable segments I and II (HVS-I and HVS-II) in 185 randomly chosen individuals from Korea to provide an expanded and reliable Korean database. Combined sequence comparison of HVS-I and HVS-II led to the identification of 167 different haplotypes characterized by 154 variable sites. One(More)
We have analyzed 11 Y-STR loci (DYS19, the two DYS385 loci, DYS388, DYS389I/II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DXYS156Y) in 700 males from ten ethnic groups in east Asia in order to evaluate their usefulness for forensic and population genetic studies. A total of 644 different haplotypes were identified, among which 603 (86.14%) were individual-specific.(More)