Yun-kyung Song

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STUDY DESIGN Multicenter, randomized, patient-assessor blind, sham-controlled clinical trial. OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of acupuncture treatment with individualized setting for reduction of bothersomeness in participants with chronic low back pain (cLBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Low back pain is one of the main reasons of disability among(More)
Trace levels of veterinary antibiotics that reside in livestock products may disturb the balance of human intestinal microbiota and impair the colonized barrier function, which is critical to protect against the invasion or overgrowth of exogenous pathogens. We investigated the colonization barrier disruption effect of ciprofloxacin, flavomycin, olaquindox(More)
In this study, we investigated the effect of acupuncture at the Zusanli acupoint (ST36) on the nigrostriatal dopaminergic neuronal cell death in the rats with Parkinson's disease. Two weeks after unilateral injection of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) into the striatum, an apomorphine-induced rotational behavior test showed significant rotational asymmetry in(More)
In spite of intensive surveillance programs for the control of HPAI, an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in Korea in April 2008 caused serious damage to poultry farms, as did previous outbreaks in 2003/2004 and 2006/2007. Six viruses were selected from the Korean 2008 isolates for genetic analysis, and all eight gene segments from(More)
Peripheral nerve systems are often damaged by crush, compression, ischemia and various diseases. In the sciatic crushed nerve injury, the injured limb displays hyperalgesia, pain-related gait and swelling 1) . These features are abnormal responses to peripheral stimuli and they induce changes of secretion and neural transmission. In peripheral injury,(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity, which is described as excessive or abnormal body fat, increases the risk of diet-related diseases. In Korea and around the world, the prevalence of obesity has grown annually from 1998 to 2008. This growth has continued despite various therapeutic efforts. The discovery of new and alternative treatments for obesity should be considered(More)
Objective. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of Taeeumjowi-tang (TJ001) as well as to estimate obesity-related factors. Methods. This was a 12-week trial with 5 visits. A total of 102 participants of both genders were randomized to either TJ001 (n = 57) group or the placebo group (n = 55). Subjects were administered 7 g of(More)
Herbal prescription, Danggui-Sayuk-Ga-Osuyu-Saenggang-tang (DSGOST), has long been used to treat Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, a biological mechanism by which DSGOST ameliorates RP is yet deciphered. In this study, we demonstrate that DSGOST inhibits cold-induced activation of RhoA, in both vascular smooth muscle(More)
Peripheral nerves are frequently exposed to physical injury and this can result in a severe functional impairment and decreased quality of life, because it sometimes induces loss of sensory and motor functions. Crush injury to the sciatic nerve has been used as the animal model of unilateral peripheral neuropathy. Many changes affecting the ascending(More)
Background. Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation and cytokines. However, to date, the relationship between the serum levels of cytokines in obese individuals and taking herbal drugs remains largely unexplored. Methods. Serum cytokines were assessed by multiplex cytokine profiling assay. Serum samples of obese female Korean adults (obese group; n(More)