Yang-Gi Min

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Treatment of AR requires a stepwise approach depending on the severity and duration of symptoms. Treatment options for AR consist of allergen avoidance, pharmacotherapy, immunotherapy and surgery. For the mechanisms of AR, anti-IgE antibody and specific antibody to cytokines such as IL-4 or IL-5 that correlate with allergic inflammation have recently(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to investigate the efficacy and adverse effects of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) of dust mite drops to allergic rhinitis with mite allergy. The compliance and satisfaction of SLIT were also assessed. METHOD One hundred and three patients of allergic rhinitis sensitive to dust mites were treated with SLIT for 6 months or more.(More)
OBJECTIVES Malignancies arising from the sinonasal tract, which includes the nose, paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx, are uncommon. Although adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is the second most common cancer occurring in the sinonasal tract, only few studies have been reported. This retrospective review was performed to identify the clinical features and(More)
Neurospheres are potentially good tools to study olfactory neurogenesis. For this purpose, it is necessary to characterize neurospheres derived from the olfactory system. This study is aimed at identifying the regional difference of cellular composition within neurospheres derived from the adult mouse olfactory bulb, and studying whether these(More)
PURPOSE There is growing evidence that nasal airway remodeling occurs in allergic rhinitis (AR). Although angiogenesis is an important component of airway remodeling in asthma, its involvement in AR has been little studied. Furthermore, information regarding the role of potent angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and(More)
OBJECTIVES The internet has become an important source of medical information and a great amount of information related to allergic rhinitis (AR) is available on the internet. However, the quality of this information is still a matter of debate. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the AR-related information on Korean websites. METHODS The key(More)
Methods: The study was performed on 461 children aged 5 to 15 years, from 4 different regions in Guatemala. A questionnaire was given to record information regarding family history of atopic disease and symptoms of Rhinitis and Asthma. The diagnosis was made in the presence of at least 3 symptoms of each disease. Scratch testing was performed using a(More)
PURPOSE Periostin was originally identified as a secreted factor during screening of a mouse osteoblastic library. In a recent study, periostin was found to directly regulate eosinophil accumulation in allergic mucosal inflammation. Chronic eosinophilic inflammation is related to the development of remodeling. The present study examined the expression of(More)
CONCLUSION The changes of nasal resistance and cross-sectional area (CSA) with aging could suggest that it might be attributed to the change (atrophy) of the non-erectile structural tissues including bone and soft tissues rather than the erectile tissues. Subjects older than 60 years of age had significantly slower ciliary beat frequency (CBF), which could(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia is characterized by chronic upper and lower respiratory infections which are caused by the grossly impaired ciliary transport. Since the cilia and neutrophils both utilize microtubular system for their movement, it has been speculated that neutrophil motility such as chemotaxis might be impaired in patients with primary ciliary(More)
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