Young Woong Kim

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Nasal allergen challenge (NAC) is a human model of allergic rhinitis (AR) that delivers standardized allergens locally to the nasal mucosa allowing clinical symptoms and biospecimens such as peripheral blood to be collected. Although many studies have focused on local inflammatory sites, peripheral blood, an important mediator and a component of the(More)
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© 2016 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the(More)
© The Author(s) 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the(More)
Interventional device closure has emerged as a less invasive alternative to surgery in the management of paravalvular leakage. However, this procedure involves various problems such as a high probability of residual leakage or hemolysis. Here, we report a case of residual paravalvular leakage despite two attempts at interventional closure in a patient with(More)
Background Allergen inhalation challenge causes significant changes in the blood transcriptomes of mild atopic asthmatic individuals [1]. Systems biology approaches have been used to identify transcriptional networks that reflect underlying disease processes. Such networks provide insights into the correlation patterns among genes and may identify specific(More)
RATIONALE Individuals with allergic asthma respond differently, but reproducibly, to allergen inhalation challenge. Some individuals develop an isolated early response (early responders) (ERs), whereas others go on to develop a late response (dual responders) (DRs). It is not understood why late responses do not develop in all sensitized individuals. (More)
RATIONALE The allergen inhalation challenge is used in clinical trials to test the efficacy of new treatments in attenuating the late phase asthmatic response (LAR) and associated airway inflammation in subjects with allergic asthma. However, not all subjects with allergic asthma develop the LAR after allergen inhalation. Blood-based transcriptional(More)