Young Shin Lim

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Thiol-specific antioxidant protein (Protector Protein; PRP) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was found to remove hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radical in the presence of dithiothreitol (DTT). Without DTT as a reducing equivalent, the antioxidant protein did not show the activities for destroying hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radical. N-ethylmaleimide (NEM)(More)
Gram-negative bacilli with acquired metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) production have been increasingly reported in some countries, necessitating their detection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the Hodge test and those of the imipenem (IPM)-EDTA, ceftazidime (CAZ)-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA), and CAZ-sodium mercaptoacetic acid (SMA)(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term outcomes after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma are not satisfactory because of high recurrence rates. Aim To assess whether a single session of pre-operative transarterial chemoembolization affects post-operative outcome. METHODS We analysed outcomes retrospectively in 334 consecutive patients who underwent hepatic(More)
Under the current allocation system for liver transplantation (LTx), primary and retransplantation (ReTx) are treated identically. The aims of this study were (1) to compare the risk of death between ReTx and primary LTx candidates at a given MELD score and (2) to gauge the impact of the MELD-based allocation system on the waitlist outcome of ReTx(More)
OBJECTIVE To better understand genetic contributions to autoimmunity, immunogenetic markers were studied in two racially discrete and geographically isolated populations of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM). METHODS Clinical characteristics, as well as clinical and autoantibody subsets, were defined in 151 American white patients and 50(More)
This prospective study compared the efficacy of nicardipine and nitroprusside for treating hypertensive emergencies by measuring haemodynamic indices and serum catecholamine levels. Patients admitted to the emergency department with a hypertensive crisis and acute pulmonary oedema received intravenous infusions of nitroprusside (starting dose 1 microgram/kg(More)
Detailed, country-specific epidemiological data are needed to characterize the burden of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection around the world. With new treatment options available, policy makers and public health officials must reconsider national strategies for infection control. In this study of 15 countries, published and unpublished data on HCV(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the utility of the resistance index ratio (RIR) in distinguishing between obstructive and nonobstructive upper urinary tract dilatation in children. METHODS Twenty-three children (7 days-14 years old) with unilateral dilated collecting systems and a contralateral normal kidney were prospectively evaluated by duplex Doppler sonography.(More)
A thiol-specific antioxidant protein (Protector Protein, PRP) was purified from human red blood cells (RBC). The PRP exists as a predominant protein in human RBC, which showed distinct thiol-specific antioxidant activities in the presence of dithiothreitol (DTT) as a reducing equivalent. The human RBC PRP (HRPRP) completely inhibited visible absorption(More)
Cutaneous necrotizing eosinophilic vasculitis is a recently identified type of vasculitis that is characterized by an eosinophil-predominant necrotizing vasculitis affecting small dermal vessels. Clinically, it presents with pruritic erythematous and purpuric papules and plaques, peripheral eosinophilia and a good response to systemic steroid therapy. This(More)