Yong Joo Kim

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The H9N2 subtype low pathogenic avian influenza is one of the most prevalent avian diseases worldwide, and was first documented in 1996 in Korea. This disease caused serious economic loss in Korea's poultry industry. In order to develop an oil-based inactivated vaccine, a virus that had been isolated in 2001 (A/chicken/Korea/01310/2001) was selected based(More)
PURPOSE We wished to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the ketogenic diet (KD), and we also evaluated the prognosis of the patients after successful discontinuation of the diet in infants, children, and adolescents with refractory epilepsy. METHODS This was a retrospective study of epilepsy patients treated with the KD during 1995 through 2003 at the(More)
It was reported that the sera of convalescent animals contain antibodies to foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus (FMDV) 2C, highly conserved nonstructural protein (NSP), whereas the sera of vaccinated animals do not. But ELISA methods using this protein were not reported and developed until recently. In this study, NSP 2C peptides were synthesized within the(More)
One step TaqMan real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (R/T RT-PCR) using a set of primers/probes was developed for the detection of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus. The gene-specific probes labeled fluorogen for the internal ribosomal entry site, Leader sequence and 2B regions were used to detect FMD virus (FMDV). This assay(More)
Active serologic surveillance is necessary to control the spread of the avian influenza virus (AIV). In this study, we evaluated a commercially-available cELISA in terms of its ability to detect AIV antibodies in the sera of 3,358 animals from twelve species. cELISA detected antibodies against reference H1- through H15-subtype AIV strains without cross(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility and advantages of the coaxial snare technique in the retrieval of tubular foreign bodies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using the coaxial snare technique, we attempted to retrieve tubular foreign bodies present in seven patients. The bodies were either stents which were malpositioned or had migrated from their correct position in(More)
From May to June 2002, a total of 16 foot-and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks due to the serotype O virus, Pan Asia strain, were recorded in Korea. The viruses were identified by antigen ELISA, RT-PCR and sequence analysis. The overall nucleotide sequence divergence of the VP1 region among the 4 isolates in 2002 was 0 to 1.4%, but between O/SKR/2002 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the technical feasibility and clinical efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic cholecystolithotomy under fluoroscopic guidance in high-risk surgical patients with acute cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-three consecutive patients of high surgical risk with acute calculous cholecystitis underwent percutaneous transhepatic(More)
Infection cases of diphyllobothriid tapeworms are not much in the below teen-age group. We report a case of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense infection in a 13-year-old boy. He presented with severe fatigue, occasional abdominal pain at night time. He also had several episodes of tapeworm segment discharge in his stools. By his past history, he had frequently(More)
Sphingosine kinase (Sphk) has been shown to be activated by growth factor and survival factors, and one of its products, sphingosine-1-phosphate, plays an important role in the regulation of various cellular responses. However, the effect of Sphk on the maturation and immunostimulatory function of dendritic cells (DCs) still remains largely unknown. In this(More)