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Letter: Multiple Large Cysts Arising from Nevus Comedonicus
Yu Jin Kim
Archives of Plastic Surgery , 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5999/aps.2012.39.2.173
Comparative Study of Imaging Characteristics of I-125 Imaging Using the Siemens Inveon Scanner and Siemens Symbia TruePoint  [PDF]
Young Jun Kim, Ilhan Lim, A Ram Yu, Byung Il Kim, Chang Woon Choi, Sang Moo Lim, Jin Su Kim
Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2015.810064
Abstract: Objective: Although Iodine-125 (125I) has been widely used for in vitro studies because of its relatively long half-life (60.1 days), 125I imaging is limited because of its low energy (27 - 35 keV), even in an animal-dedicated system. In this study, imaging characteristics of 125I were assessed using a small animal-dedicated imaging system and clinical scanner. Methods: Using the Siemens Inveon and Siemens Symbia TruePoint systems, imaging characteristics such as resolution, sensitivity, and image quality were compared. Mouse high resolution (MHR-0.5), mouse general purpose (MGP-1.0), and mouse high sensitivity (MHS-2.0) collimators were used for the Inveon scanner, and low energy high-resolution (LEHR) and low energy all-purpose (LEAP) collimators were used for the Symbia TruePoint. For animal imaging, 16.8 MBq of 125I was administered to BALB/c mice intravenously, and the planar image and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) were obtained using both scanners. Results: The resolution of 125I for the Inveon scanner was 3.98 mm full width at half maximum (FWHM) at a 30-mm distance with the MHR-0.5 collimator, and the value of Symbia scanner was 8.72 mm FWHM at a 30-mm distance with the LEHR collimator. The sensitivity of 125I for the Inveon scanner was 21.87 cps/MBq, and the value for the clinical scanner was 30.55 cps/MBq. The planar images of mice were successfully obtained at the level of evaluating specific binding in both scanners. Conclusion: 125I small animal imaging can be achieved with a clinical scanner. This result may enhance the utilization of 125I small animal imaging using a clinical scanner.
The Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases in Idiopathic Interstitisal Pneumonia  [PDF]
Ji Young Shin, Yu Jin Kim, Sun Young Kyung, Seung Yeon Ha, Sung Hwan Jeong
Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases (OJRD) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojrd.2014.43014
Background: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia is characterized by fibroblast proliferation and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation. Matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteases (TIMPs) have been shown to regulate remodeling of the ECM, which indicates that they are important factors in the process of lung fibrosis. Therefore, we evaluated the expression of MMPs and TIMPs in tissues obtained from patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia and control tissues. Methods: Thirty-seven patients who were diagnosed with IIP (22: IPF, 13: NSIP, 2: COP) and 5 controls were enrolled in this study. The MMP-2 and -9 activity in lung tissue obtained from these patients was analyzed using gelatin zymography and the levels of TIMP-1 and -2 were measured by western blotting. We also evaluated the expression of MMP-2 and -9, as well as that of TIMP-1 and -2 in lung tissue using immunohistochemistry. Results: The levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 were significantly increased in patients with IPF compared to those with NSIP and COP. The activities of TIMP-1 and -2 were also higher in patients with IPF than NSIP/COP patients and control subjects. There were no significant differences observed in the activities of MMPs and TIMPs obtained from patients with NSIP/COP and control subjects. The immunohistochemical analysis showed that TIMP-2 and MMP-2 were strongly stained at the fibroblasts of the fibroblastic foci in patients with IPF. Conclusions: These results suggest that over-expression of gelatinases and TIMPs in patients with IPF are important factors in the irreversible fibrosis that is associated with lung parenchyma.
Thickness of Rectus Abdominis Muscle and Abdominal Subcutaneous Fat Tissue in Adult Women: Correlation with Age, Pregnancy, Laparotomy, and Body Mass Index
Jungmin Kim,Hyoseob Lim,Se Il Lee,Yu Jin Kim
Archives of Plastic Surgery , 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5999/aps.2012.39.5.528
Abstract: Background Rectus abdominis muscle and abdominal subcutaneous fat tissue are usefulfor reconstruction of the chest wall, and abdominal, vaginal, and perianal defects. Thus,preoperative evaluation of rectus abdominis muscle and abdominal subcutaneous fat tissue isimportant. This is a retrospective study that measured the thickness of rectus abdominis muscleand abdominal subcutaneous fat tissue using computed tomography (CT) and analyzed thecorrelation with the patients’ age, gestational history, history of laparotomy, and body massindex (BMI).Methods A total of 545 adult women were studied. Rectus abdominis muscle and abdominalsubcutaneous fat thicknesses were measured with abdominopelvic CT. The results were analyzedto determine if the thickness of the rectus abdominis muscle or subcutaneous fat tissue wassignificantly correlated with age, number of pregnancies, history of laparotomy, and BMI.Results Rectus abdominis muscle thicknesses were 9.58 mm (right) and 9.73 mm (left) at thexiphoid level and 10.26 mm (right) and 10.26 mm (left) at the umbilicus level. Subcutaneousfat thicknesses were 24.31 mm (right) and 23.39 mm (left). Rectus abdominismuscle thicknessdecreased with age and pregnancy. History of laparotomy had a significant negative correlationwith rectus abdominis muscle thickness at the xiphoid level. Abdominal subcutaneous fatthickness had no correlation with age, number of pregnancies, or history of laparotomy.Conclusions Age, gestational history, and history of laparotomy influenced rectus abdominismuscle thickness but did not influence abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness. These results areclinically valuable for planning a rectus abdominis muscle flap and safe elevation of muscle flap.
Bilateral Circular Xanthelasma Palpebrarum
Jungmin Kim,Yu Jin Kim,Hyoseob Lim,Se Il Lee
Archives of Plastic Surgery , 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5999/aps.2012.39.4.435
Prognostic factors in primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of adrenal gland treated with rituximab-CHOP chemotherapy from the Consortium for Improving Survival of Lymphoma (CISL)
Kim Yu,Kim Jin,Min Yoo,HyunYoon Dok
Journal of Hematology & Oncology , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1756-8722-5-49
Abstract: Background The objective of this study was to identify prognostic factors for survival in patients with primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the adrenal gland. Methods Thirty one patients diagnosed with primary adrenal DLBCL from 14 Korean institutions and treated with R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) were analyzed. Results Complete remission (CR) and overall response rate after R-CHOP chemotherapy were 54.8% and 87.0%. The 2-year estimates of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were 68.3% and 51.1%. In patients achieving CR, significant prolongations of OS (P = 0.029) and PFS (P = 0.005) were observed. Ann Arbor stage had no influence on OS. There was no significant difference in OS between patients with unilateral involvement of adrenal gland and those with bilateral involvement. When staging was modified to include bilateral adrenal involvement as one extranodal site, early stage (I or II) significantly correlated with longer OS (P = 0.021) and PFS (P <0.001). Conclusions Contrary to prior reports, our data suggests that outcomes of primary adrenal DLBCL are encouraging using a regimen of R-CHOP, and that achieving CR after R-CHOP is predictive of survival. Likewise, our modified staging system may have prognostic value.
The Efficacy and Safety of Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Using a 2,940-Nm Er:YAG Laser for Traumatic Scars in the Early Posttraumatic Period
Sun Goo Kim,Eun Yeon Kim,Yu Jin Kim,Se Il Lee
Archives of Plastic Surgery , 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5999/aps.2012.39.3.232
Abstract: Background Skin injuries, such as lacerations due to trauma, are relatively common, andpatients are very concerned about the resulting scars. Recently, the use of ablative and nonablativelasers based on the fractional approach has been used to treat scars. In this study,the authors demonstrated the efficacy and safety of ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR)for traumatic scars using a 2,940-nm erbium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser fortraumatic scars after primary repair during the early posttraumatic period.Methods Twelve patients with fifteen scars were enrolled. All had a history of faciallaceration and primary repair by suturing on the day of trauma. Laser therapy was initiatedat least 4 weeks after the primary repair. Each patient was treated four times at 1-monthintervals with a fractional ablative 2,940-nm Er:YAG laser using the same parameters. Posttreatmentevaluations were performed 1 month after the fourth treatment session.Results All 12 patients completed the study. After ablative fractional laser treatment, alltreated portions of the scars showed improvements, as demonstrated by the VancouverScar Scale and the overall cosmetic scale as evaluated by 10 independent physicians, 10independent non-physicians, and the patients themselves.Conclusions This study shows that ablative fractional Er:YAG laser treatment of scars reducesscars fairly according to both objective results and patient satisfaction rates. The authorssuggest that early scar treatment using AFR can be one adjuvant scar management methodfor improving the quality of life of patients with traumatic scars.
Injective colorings of sparse graphs
Daniel W. Cranston,Seog-Jin Kim,Gexin Yu
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: Let $mad(G)$ denote the maximum average degree (over all subgraphs) of $G$ and let $\chi_i(G)$ denote the injective chromatic number of $G$. We prove that if $mad(G) \leq 5/2$, then $\chi_i(G)\leq\Delta(G) + 1$; and if $mad(G) < 42/19$, then $\chi_i(G)=\Delta(G)$. Suppose that $G$ is a planar graph with girth $g(G)$ and $\Delta(G)\geq 4$. We prove that if $g(G)\geq 9$, then $\chi_i(G)\leq\Delta(G)+1$; similarly, if $g(G)\geq 13$, then $\chi_i(G)=\Delta(G)$.
Injective colorings of graphs with low average degree
Daniel W. Cranston,Seog-Jin Kim,Gexin Yu
Computer Science , 2010,
Abstract: Let $\mad(G)$ denote the maximum average degree (over all subgraphs) of $G$ and let $\chi_i(G)$ denote the injective chromatic number of $G$. We prove that if $\Delta\geq 4$ and $\mad(G)<\frac{14}5$, then $\chi_i(G)\leq\Delta+2$. When $\Delta=3$, we show that $\mad(G)<\frac{36}{13}$ implies $\chi_i(G)\le 5$. In contrast, we give a graph $G$ with $\Delta=3$, $\mad(G)=\frac{36}{13}$, and $\chi_i(G)=6$.
Duodenal obstruction after successful embolization for duodenal diverticular hemorrhage: A case report
Yu Jin Kwon, Ji Hun Kim, Seung Hyoung Kim, Bong Soo Kim, Heung Up Kim, Eun Kwang Choi, In Ho Jeong
World Journal of Gastroenterology , 2009,
Abstract: We present a 69-year-old woman with a duodenal obstruction after successful selective transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for a duodenal diverticular hemorrhage. Two weeks after TAE, the patient showed abrupt symptoms of duodenal obstruction. Resolving hematomas after successful selective transcatheter arterial embolization should be thoroughly observed because they might result in duodenal fibrotic encasement featuring inflammatory duodenal wall thickening, duodenal deformity, dysmotility, and finally obstruction.
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