1. This study showed the Helicobacter pylori eradication rate has decreased over the last 10 years.
2. The failure of H. pylori eradication therapy can be influenced by female gender and smoking.
3. This is the first study on this matter conducted in the southeast of the Korea, in areas such as Gyeongsangnam-do and Busan.
1. There has been a rapid increase in nonagenarian ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients; the rate of use of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in these patients has also increased.
2. Primary PCI for nonagenarian STEMI patients can be performed safely with an acceptable in-hospital mortality rate.
3. To improve outcomes, future research is necessary to determine which patients would benefit from primary PCI through proper risk stratification.
1. The surfactant, nonyl phenoxypolyethoxylethanol (NP40) was the most cytotoxic chemical present in a validamycin pesticide formulation.
2. NP40 altered gene expression in various cell damage pathways, in particular the cell death (necrosis signaling) and DNA damage (cell cycle checkpoint/arrest) pathways.
3. Intravenous lipid emulsion administration may attenuate toxic symptoms in patients with NP40 intoxication.
1. Initial fibrinogen level in newly diagnosed patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) was the only contributing factor among the diagnostic criteria of overt disseminated intravascular coagulation for bleeding presentation.
2. Maintaining a sufficient fibrinogen levels is as important as maintaining platelet levels for preventing hemorrhagic complication in patients with newly diagnosed APL.
1. Our study in a Korean population demonstrated a strong association of rs2231142 in the ABCG2 gene with gout. Furthermore, we identified novel single nucleotide polymorphisms, c.881A>G and c.1002+78G>A, in the SLC2A9 gene that are associated with gout.
1. Elevated serum total cholesterol was characteristic of lupus protein-losing enteropathy.
2. Initial high serum total cholesterol could be a predictive factor for a favorable steroid response.
3. An initial favorable response to the steroids was associated with the achievement of remission within 6 months.