Young Sil Whang

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The determination of enantiomeric amphetamine and methamphetamine in urine samples is important in order to distinguish use of the prescription drug selegiline (metabolized to R(-)-A and R(-)-MA) from the illicit use of S(+)-A and S(+)-MA. For the analysis of enantiomeric amphetamine (A) and methamphetamine (MA) in biological samples, the optimization of(More)
The positive rates of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) were analyzed according to year, sex, age, and serum ALT levels in 1,370 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who visited the Korea Cancer Center Hospital between January 1989 and December 1994. The positive rate of HBsAg was 68.8 to 76.0% per year(More)
Cysticercosis, which has a worldwide distribution is found in man, who is usually infected by eating inadequately cooked pork or other contaminated food. Cysticercosis develops most commonly in the muscles and brain. Pulmonary involvement is very rare and also difficult to recognize because pulmonary lesions caused by the presence of cysticerci are(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single-stranded RNA virus related to the Flaviviridae family, and striking nucleotide sequence diversity has been reported among HCV isolates from different geographic areas. To study the distribution HCV genotypes among disease group in Korea, we subtyped HCV using the method of Okamoto et al. [(1992a): Journal of General(More)
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