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The combination therapy with pegylated interferon alpha and ribavirin has increasingly prescribed for chronic hepatitis C. Although many side effects of interferon such as flu-like symptoms, gastrointestinal and neuropsychiatric symptoms are well known, only several cases of interferon-induced pulmonary toxicity have been reported. Interferon-induced(More)
Designing a three-dimensional (3-D) ideal scaffold has been one of the main goals in biomaterials and tissue engineering, and various mechanical techniques have been applied to fabricate biomedical scaffolds used for soft and hard tissue regeneration. Scaffolds should be biodegradable and biocompatible, provide temporary support for cell growth to allow(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Surveillance of individuals with colon polyps is important for the prevention of colon cancer, and its interval is based on the clinical status. Our aims were to determine the recurrence rate of advanced polyp after polypectomy and estimate the adequate interval of surveillance colonoscopy as well as the risk factors of recurrence in Korea.(More)
A 47-yr-old man with hepatitis B virus associated liver cirrhosis was admitted to our hospital with diarrhea and generalized edema and diagnosed as protein-losing enteropathy due to intestinal lymphangiectasia by intestinal biopsy and 99m Tc albumin scan. During hospitalization, he received subcutaneous octreotide therapy. After 2 weeks of octreotide(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Abdominal obesity and hyperinsulinemia or insulin resistance are of interest in connection with colon carcinogenesis. We conducted a prospective case controlled study for the evaluation of relationship between abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and colorectal adenoma. METHODS Fifty patients with colorectal adenoma and fifty healthy(More)
Tuberculosis may affect primarily all organs and tissues of the body, although some of these show high immunity against the infection. The most common forms of non-pulmonary tuberculosis are tuberculosis of bones and joints (30%), urinary system (24%), lymph nodes (13%), sexual organs (8%), cerebrospinal meninges (4%), and alimentary system (3%).(More)
Leiomyosarcoma is an uncommon tumor which arises from various sites including uterus, stomach, retroperitoneum, superficial soft tissues, bladder, kidney, and lung. Primary hepatic leiomyosarcoma is a very rare tumor and fewer than 70 cases of primary hepatic leiomyosarcoma have been reported since the first publication in Japan. And there was only one case(More)