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Asan International Digestive Disease Symposium (AIDDS) successfully he..
On Dec. 2, the Digestive Disease Center held the 5th Asan International Digestive Disease Symposium (AIDDS) at the ASAN Institute for Life Sciences. Addressing such topics as the paradigm shift in the treatment of hepatitis B and challenging old paradigms for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation, the gathering was attended by some 130 doctors and other professionals in ..
Over half of Korea’s heart transplants performed at AMC as total reac..
Over half of all heart transplants in Korea to date have been performed by AMC’s heart transplantation team. This high number of heart transplants at a single institution set a domestic record. As of 2012, a total of 763 heart transplants had been performed in Korea, and of these, 400 (52.4%) took place at AMC. Fifty-seven heart transplants were performed at AMC in 2012 alone, setting another dom..
AMC receives rating of 1st grade in 2012 HIRA-VIP for three items; rat..
The Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA) announced that AMC had received an excellent evaluation in its 2012 quality assessment for its Value Incentive Program (HIRA-VIP). After receiving a 1st grade rating in the 2012 HIRA-VIP quality assessment in the areas of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute stroke, and Caesarian section (C-section), AMC was designated as a value incentiv..
Dr. Ki-byung Song of the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-..
Dr. Ki-byung Song, a professor in the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Biliary Surgery, received an award for best oral presentation at the 64th Annual Congress of the Korean Surgical Society. He presented a comparative analysis of short-term clinical outcomes for pancreatic head resection performed laparoscopically or through laparotomy to treat benign pancreatic head disease, and was..
Drs. Jeong-sik Byeon and Dong-hoon Yang of the Dept. of Gastroenterolo..
The team of Drs. Jeong-sik Byeon and Dong-hoon Yang of the Dept. of Gastroenterology announced that they had achieved a success rate of 95% using the advanced surgical procedure endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) to remove early colorectal cancers or colorectal polyps measuring 2cm or more. The ESD method uses a special electric knife to remove colorectal polyps larger than 2-cm or early color..
Dr. Joon-bum Kim of the Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery r..
Dr. Joon-bum Kim, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, received a Best Paper Award at the 44th fall meeting of the Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Kim was awarded for his paper entitled “Left atrial ablation versus biatrial ablation in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.”
Dr. Hung-won Tchah of the Department of Ophthalmology receives outstan..
Dr. Hung-won Tchah, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, received an outstanding poster award at the 108th Annual Meeting of the Korean Ophthalmological Society, held November 2-4. Dr. Tchah was awarded for his paper entitled “Comparison of long-term clinical outcomes of monocular multifocal IOL [intraocular lens] implantation with binocular multifocal IOL implantation.”
AMC’s Organ Transplantation Center achieves one-year total of 300 kid..
On Nov. 15, the kidney transplant team at AMC’s Organ Transplantation Center announced that they had performed their 300th kidney transplant of 2012. In the 43-year history of kidney transplantation in Korea, dating back to the first one in 1969, this was a record high for a single medical institution in Korea. In addition to high volume, AMC has also achieved success rates comparable to the high..
Dr. Seung-hoon Lee of the Dept. of Endocrinology/Metabolism receives o..
Dr. Seung-hoon Lee, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Endocrinology/Metabolism, was honored with an outstanding research award at the Korean Endocrine Society’s combined Continuous Professional Development meeting and Annual Autumn Symposium. The award was in recognition of his paper entitled “The effects of combination therapy of cathepsin K inhibitor and PTH on change of bone mineral dens..
Dr. Jae-seung Kim of the Dept. of Nuclear Medicine receives Best Paper..
Dr. Jae-seung Kim, a professor in the Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, received the Best Paper Award at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Kim was awarded for his paper entitled “Subregional patterns of preferential striatal dopamine transporter loss differ in Parkinson disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and multiple-system atrophy.” This award is given to aut..
Dr. Seung-jung Park and team from the Asan Heart Institute use aortic ..
It was announced that Dr. Seung-jung Park of the Asan Heart Institute and his team successfully treated 52 out of 54 AMC patients with severe aortic stenosis using an advanced surgical procedure involving aortic valve stents. For older patients with severe aortic stenosis, this innovative procedure known as TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) offers a feasible alternative to the risks o..
Medical staff from AMC’s Organ Transplantation Center receive awards ..
Several awards were presented to medical staff from AMC’s Organ Transplantation Center at the combined meeting of the 42nd Annual Congress of the Korean Society for Transplantation and the 9th Korea-Japan Transplantation Forum. Among the recipients was Dr. Jae-Joong Kim of the Dept. of Cardiology, who received an outstanding research award for his study comparing the efficacy of Cyclosporine and ..
Dr. Jeong-yeol Park of the Dept. of Obstetrics/Gynecology awarded for ..
Dr. Jeong-yeol Park, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, received an award for best oral presentation at the fall meeting of the Korean Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery/Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, held on Oct. 27. Dr. Park received the award for his research on single-port versus conventional laparoscopic surgic..
Dr. Young-Kee Shong of the Dept. of Endocrinology/Metabolism receives ..
Dr. Young-Kee Shong of the Dept. of Endocrinology/Metabolism received the Nagataki-Fuji Film Prize at the 10th Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association Congress, held in Bali, Indonesia from Oct. 21-24, 2012. Dr. Shong was awarded in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements in the Asia Pacific region over the past two years.
Dr. Dae-Hyuk Moon of the Dept. of Nuclear Medicine elected next presid..
Dr. Dae-Hyuk Moon of the Dept. of Nuclear Medicine was elected to become the next president of the Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine. He will serve from Oct. 27, 2013 through the 2014 annual fall meeting.
Dr. Eun-Kyung Choi of the Dept. of Radiation Oncology elected next pre..
Dr. Eun-Kyung Choi of the Dept. of Radiation Oncology was elected to become the next president of the Korean Society of Radiation Oncology. She will serve a two-year term from Oct. 28, 2013 to Oct. 27, 2015.
Dr. Han-Wook Yoo’s team of AMC Children’s Hospital successfully deve..
Dr. Han-Wook Yoo and his team of AMC Children’s Hospital have developed a drug for Gaucher’s disease, a rare incurable genetic disease. In clinical trials conducted between May 2011 and August 2012, the team tracked and observed changes in participants’ anemia and platelet blood counts, liver and spleen size, and bone density, finding that participants taking the new drug maintained levels in t..
Dr. Jeong-Yeol Park of the Dept. of Obstetrics/Gynecology receives Bes..
Dr. Jeong-Yeol Park, a clinical assistant professor in the Dept. of Obstetrics/Gynecology, received the Best Paper Award in the category of gynecologic oncology at the 98th Annual Congress of the Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, held Oct. 5-6. The paper was entitled “Outcomes after radical hysterectomy according to tumor size divided by 2-cm interval in patients with early cervical ca..
Dr. Dong-Il Gwon of the Dept. of Radiology awarded for best oral prese..
Dr. Dong-Il Gwon, an associate professor in the Dept. of Radiology, received an award on Oct. 5 for best oral presentation at the 6th Meeting of the Society of Gastrointestinal Intervention (SGI 2012). His presentation reported on a study tracking the intermediate-term outcomes for retrievable fully covered metallic stents in the treatment of benign biliary strictures. Dong-Il Gwon.
Dr. Jong-Min Song’s team of the Dept. of Cardiology applies 3D-transe..
Dr. Jong-Min Song, an associate professor in the Dept. of Cardiology, and his team conducted a study comparing three methods for identifying the size and shape of atrial septal defects (ASD). Between 2009 and 2011, the study observed 107 patients receiving percutaneous ASD closure. After comparing three different methods used to determine the optimal size for the closure device, 3D-transesophageal..
Dr. Jae Sung Ahn of the Dept. of Neurosurgery receives best poster at ..
Dr. Jae Sung Ahn, an associate professor in the Dept. of Neurosurgery, was awarded first place in the poster division at the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference 2012 (APSC2012), held from Sept. 9-12 in Tokyo, for his presentation entitled “STA-ACA bypass using contralateral STA as interposition graft in the treatment of complex ACA aneurysms.” Dr. Ahn also was recognized for best poster at the 11th J..
Dr. Tae-Jin Yun’s team in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology perfor..
Dr. Tae-Jin Yun of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology led a team in successfully performing a highly complex open-heart surgery on an extremely preterm infant with congenital heart disease and a very low birth weight (VLBW) of 1,180 grams. Performing such a delicate procedure on extremely preterm infants weighing less than 1.5kg carries a markedly high level of difficulty. Successfully treating ..
Dr. Young-Sik Yoon of the Division of Colorectal Surgery highlights As..
Dr. Young-Sik Yoon, an associate professor in the Division of Colorectal Surgery, made a presentation on Sept. 1 at the fall meeting of the Korea Society of Clinical Oncology regarding the high level of satisfaction in patients and medical staff resulting from the system of integrated care at Asan Cancer Center, where a multidisciplinary team (MDT) applies a multidisciplinary approach to clinical ..
Dr. Kee-wook Jung of the Dept. of Gastroenterology honored with two ou..
Dr. Kee-Wook Jung, a clinical associate professor in the Dept. of Gastroenterology, received two abstract awards at the Joint International Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting (NGM2012), held Sept. 6-8, 2012 in Bologna, Italy. He was recognized for both his oral presentation entitled “Three-dimensional volume of inverted impedance (3D-VII): A novel method to measure bolus transit using hig..
Dr. Han-jong Ahn of the Dept. of Urology publishes findings that robot..
Dr. Han-jong Ahn, a professor in the Dept. of Urology, has found that treating prostate cancer through robot-assisted surgery is effective in reducing post-surgical complications like incontinence and erectile dysfunction, in comparison with laparotomy (open abdominal surgery). The findings were published in European Urology, the journal of the European Association of Urology. While previous studi..
Organ Transplantation Center’s liver transplant team surpasses 3000 l..
The liver transplantation team of AMC’s Organ Transplantation Center announced that it performed its 3,000th living-donor liver transplant (LDLT) on Aug. 23, attaining a world record for a single institution. This remarkable milestone was reached over an eighteen-year period, starting with AMC’s first LDLT in 1994, and featured a transplant success rate of 96%. The achievement reflected in these..
AMC’s Gamma Knife Center first in Korea to perform 6000 Gamma Knife s..
It was announced on July 16 that AMC’s Gamma Knife Center had become the first Korean center to surpass the milestone of six thousand Gamma Knife surgeries. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a breakthrough treatment employing gamma rays to operate on brain disorders like brain tumors and cerebrovascular malformations. It enables brain surgery to be performed without opening the skull or using general a..
Dr. Jae Cheol Lee’s team at Lung Cancer Center discovers mechanism th..
In an advance that is expected to greatly minimize the problem of drug resistance and to increase cure rates for cancer, a team at AMC’s Lung Cancer Center headed by Dr. Jae Cheol Lee (Dept. of Oncology) newly discovered a mechanism that generates resistance against targeted drug therapy for lung cancer. The mechanism, a receptor tyrosine kinase known as AXL, was identified as part of a joint res..
Dr. Suk-Kyun Yang of the Dept. of Gastroenterology named coordinator o..
Dr. Suk-Kyun Yang of the Dept. of Gastroenterology was named coordinator of the Crohn's Disease Translational Research Center. AMC was selected to operate the center as part of a government research project, after the Ministry of Health and Welfare made a public call for proposals on rare disease research centers. This 2012 healthcare technology R&D project was intended to support advances in diag..
Dr. Gi-Won Song of the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Bi..
Dr. Gi-Won Song, a clinical associate professor in the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Biliary Surgery, was honored with a Young Investigator Award at the 18th Annual International Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) for his presentation, "Three-year experience of ABO-incompatible adult living donor liver transplantation in single center."
Dr. Shin Hwang of the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Bil..
Dr. Shin Hwang, a professor in the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Biliary Surgery, received an award for best oral presentation at the 10th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), held July 1-5 in Paris, France. His presentation was entitled “Hemodynamics-compliant reconstruction of the right hepatic vein for adult living-donor liver transpl..
Dr. Yoo-Sam Chung finds heart rate variability in sleep apnea sufferer..
Dr. Yoo-Sam Chung, an associate professor in the Dept. of Otolaryngology, and his team have published research findings on the effect of upper airway surgery on heart rate variability in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). When two groups of upper airway surgery patients were compared, the group with successful outcomes showed significant post-operative improvements in the level..
Dr. Jung-Min Koh’s team publishes study on increased risk of osteopor..
Dr. Jung-Min Koh, an associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and clinical instructor Dr. Beom-Jun Kim led a research study which found that excessive iron in healthy people was associated with lowered bone mineral density and an increased risk of osteoporosis and fractures. The results were published in June in the top-rated bone metabolism journal, the Journal of Bone..
Team of Dr. Dae-Yeon Kim spurs reform of organ transplantation law
Korea’s laws and regulations relating to organ transplantation have been modified, with the catalyst being Korea’s first simultaneous seven-organ transplant, performed last October at AMC’s Children's Hospital by professor of pediatric surgery Dr. Dae-Yeon Kim and his team. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that it will now be permissible to perform transplantation of four previously..
Dr. Yong-Sang Hong, Dept. of Oncology, receives academic award at meet..
Dr. Yong-Sang Hong, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Oncology, was honored with the GSK award for research excellence at ACOS2012, the 10th International Conference of the Asian Clinical Oncology Society, held in June at COEX in Seoul. His work entitled “A Randomized Phase III Study of S-1 plus Oxaliplatin versus Capecitabine plus Oxaliplatin as First-Line Treatment for the Patients with Me..
Dr. Dong- Il Gwon, Dept. of Radiology, awarded Best Presentation by Ko..
Dr. Dong -Il Gwon, an associate professor in the Dept. of Radiology, was honored with the Best Presentation Award at the annual meeting of the Korean Society of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Gwon was recognized for his presentation on percutaneous vascular embolization of gastrorenal shunts using a vascular plug for the treatment of gastric varices and hepatic encephalopathy.
Dr. Hyun-Woo Goo, Dept. of Radiology, receives academic award from Kor..
Dr. Hyun-Woo Goo, an associate professor in the Dept. of Radiology, received an academic award at the spring meeting of the Korean Society of Pediatric Radiology. Dr. Goo was awarded a certificate and prize in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of the association, including his publications in prominent journals over the previous year.
Infection-treating candidate substances developed from marine fungus b..
At the Center for Marine Natural Products and Drug Discovery (CMDD), a project of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, an antibiotics team led by Dr. Yang-Soo Kim of AMC’s Dept. of Infectious Diseases has developed candidate substances for treating infection that are effective in eradicating MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and superbacteria. The two new candida..
Difficult case of chondrosarcoma in patient from South Africa successf..
A team led by Dr. Song-Cheol Kim of the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Biliary Surgery successfully removed all the tumors found in a male patient in his 50s from South Africa who had long been fighting chondrosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Chondrosarcoma has a greater tendency towards recurrence and rapid growth if the areas that are visually identified are not completely removed. ..
New treatment guidelines for endocarditis proposed by Dr. Duk-Hyun Kan..
In its June 28th issue, the New England Journal of Medicine published a paper by Dr. Duk-Hyun Kang of AMC’s Dept. of Cardiology entitled “Early surgery versus conventional treatment for infective endocarditis.” In the global medical community, treatment for infective endocarditis has been lacking clear and definite standards. Dr. Kang’s paper is significant in that it addresses this difficult ..
Da Vinci robot-assisted rectal cancer surgeries surpass 200, performed..
The number of da Vinci robot-assisted rectal cancer surgeries performed by the team of Dr. Jin-Cheon Kim of the Division of Colorectal Surgery surpassed 200 procedures. The milestone of 100 procedures had been reached in July 2011, just one year after first adopting da Vinci robot-assisted surgery on July 3, 2010. Less than a year later, on June 1, 2012, the milestone of 200 procedures was reached..
Adult heart successfully transplanted to girl with rare congenital hea..
The team of Dr. Jeong-Jun Park of the Children's Hospital cardiology department performed a sternal closure operation in order to successfully transplant the heart of a 46-year-old woman to a young girl with Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS), suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and dwarfism. In conventional surgery, the incision in the sternum would be impossible to close due to the discrepancy in t..
Dr. Tae Hyup Kim, Dept. of Family Medicine, receives Gallup Korea Diss..
Dr. Tae Hyup Kim, a clinical assistant professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine, received a dissertation award from the Korean Association for Survey Research on June 1 for his dissertation ‘Validity and reliability evaluation for EQ-5D in the general population of South Korea.’
Dr. Myoung-Joon Kim, Dept. of Ophthalmology, receives APACRS Film Fest..
Dr. Myoung-Joon Kim, an associate professor in the Dept. of Ophthalmology, received an award during the APACRS Scientific Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the 2012 Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (APACRS) Symposium & Congress, held in Shanghai. The winning eight-minute video entitled ‘Let There Be Wavefront II’ received praise for its simple explanations of knowledge ..
Dr. Yong- Sang Hong, Dept. of Oncology, receives young researcher awar..
Dr. Yong -Sang Hong, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Oncology, received a Merck-Serono Young Investigator Award at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Korean Association for Clinical Oncology (KACO). Dr. Hong’s 2011 paper entitled “Phase I study of preoperative chemoradiation with S-1 and oxaliplatin in patients with locally advanced resectable rectal cancer” was recognized for its excellence..
Dr. Hung-Won Tchah, Dept. of Ophthalmology, awarded Best Paper of Sess..
Dr. Hung-Won Tchah of the Dept. of Ophthalmology received an award for Best Paper of Session (BPOS) at the 2012 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting, held in Chicago in April. Dr. Tchah was recognized for his team’s paper on the multifocal intraocular lens in the field of cataract surgery, entitled “Comparison of Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Monocular Mult..
Incompatible blood-type simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPK) ..
Dr. Duck-Jong Han of the Dept. of General Surgery successfully performed a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPK) with an incompatible blood-type donor for a Russian patient in her 30s, suffering from serious complications of diabetes and receiving peritoneal dialysis. The donor of a kidney and part of the pancreas was the patient’s father, whose blood type is different. It was Korea’s fi..
Dr. Do-Hyun Park, Dept. of Gastroenterology, receives GIE Reviewer Awa..
Dr. Do-Hyun Park, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Gastroenterology, received a GIE Reviewer Award on May 21 at the Digestive Disease Week meeting, DDW 2012, held in San Diego, California.
Dr. Song-Cheol Kim, Division of General Surgery, has one of the most d..
A paper entitled ‘Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas: Can malignancy be predicted?’ by Dr. Song-Cheol Kim of the Division of General Surgery was named as one of the 25 most-downloaded papers of 2011 in the international academic journal Surgery.
New treatment guidelines for valve surgery proposed by Drs. Jae-Won Le..
A team led by Drs. Jae-Won Lee and Joon-Bum Kim, both of the Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, has published its research findings in Circulation, a prestigious journal of the American Heart Association. The study examined the impact of the Maze procedure on long-term outcomes of mechanical valve replacement in patients with atrial fibrillation. It found that, for patients with valvula..
Multinational osteoporosis research consortium includes Dr. Seung- Hoo..
A team led by Dr. Seung Hoon Lee of the Dept. of Endocrinology/Metabolism became the only research group from Korea to participate in the “GEnetic Factors for OSteoporosis" (GEFOS) project, which consists of researchers from fifty countries in Europe, North America, and East Asia. The purpose of the study, which targeted 210,000 individuals around the world, was to discover genes related to osteo..
Totally-laparoscopic gastrectomy successfully performed on high-risk p..
A patient from Dubai in his 70s, who in the previous year had been the first patient referred by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), was re-admitted to AMC for endoscopic treatment of Barrett esophagus, occurring at the gastroesophageal (GE) junction. He suffers from many additional health issues, including diabetes, chronic liver disease, hypertension, and Evans Syndrome. The esophageal tumor was r..
Quadriplegic patients show improvement after stem cell therapy perform..
A long-term study on stem cell therapy performed on ten patients with chronic spinal cord injuries, conducted by the team of Dr. Sang-Ryong Jeon of the Dept. of Neurological Surgery, was published in the May issue of the prominent journal Neurosurgery. After undergoing direct injection of autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to their injured spinal cords, three of the ten patients ..
Dr. Myoung-Joon Kim receives ASCRS Film Festival Award
Dr. Myoung-Joon Kim, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Ophthalmology, received an award during the ASCRS Scientific Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the 2012 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium & Congress, held April 20-25 in Chicago. Dr. Kim received praise for his video providing a simple explanation of knowledge and concepts in optics that are essential in..
Successful laser treatment for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome perfo..
The Fetal Treatment Center successfully performed a fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP) procedure for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a complication that occurs in about 10-15% of identical (monozygotic) twins. The first delivery using FLP took place on April 26, when a pregnant woman with an over-80% chance of losing both babies from TTTS gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Dr. Jeong-Yeol Park, Dept. of Obstetrics/Gynecology, wins outstanding ..
Dr. Jeong-Yeol Park, a clinical assistant professor in the Dept. of Obstetrics/Gynecology, received outstanding paper awards at the 64th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG), held in Kobe, Japan, and at 27th Spring Symposium of the Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology (KSGO).
Dr. Hwa-Jung Kim, Dept. of Clinical Statistics, cited by Ministry of H..
Dr. Hwa-Jung Kim, a clinical assistant professor in the Dept. of Clinical Statistics, received a citation from the Ministry of Health and Welfare in recognition of her contributions to health promotion projects. She was cited for her in-depth epidemiological study of idiopathic acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), conducted from June to November 2011.
Milestone of 100 laparoscopic pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenecto..
From May 2007 to February 2012, 100 laparoscopic pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomies were performed by the team of Dr. Song-Cheol Kim, Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Biliary Surgery, to treat patients with pancreatobiliary tumors. Although laparoscopic surgery is complex and demanding, requiring a high level of surgical skill, it is effective in decreasing the length of surg..
One-time spot urine test found viable to monitor daily sodium intake b..
The team of Dr. Soon-Bae Kim, Dept. of Nephrology, has proposed a simple method for determining whether an individual is properly maintaining a low-sodium diet. The research team published a paper in the March issue of Nutrition, an associate journal of three international nutrition societies, presenting findings on the prospect of monitoring daily practice of a low-sodium diet through a one-time ..
Dr. Ho-Yong Song and Hyun-Jung Yoon of the Dept. of Radiology receive ..
Dr. Ho-Yong Song, a professor in the Dept. of Radiology, and Dr. Hyun-Jung Yoon have received the 2011 JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding Laboratory Investigation Paper at SIR 2012, the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Song accepted the award for a paper entitled ‘Role of IN-1233 in the Prevention of Neointimal Hyperplasia after Stent Placement in a ..
Dr. Duk-Woo Park of the Dept. of Cardiology receives Distinguished You..
Dr. Duk-Woo Park, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Cardiology, was awarded the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award at ACC12, the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo, held in Chicago. This honor is presented each year to just one young scientist in the world. Dr. Park was recognized for his scholarly research achievements over the past five ..
Endoscopic ultrasound found viable in treating acute inoperable cholec..
A research team led by Dr. Sang-Soo Lee of the Dept. of Gastroenterology has published successive articles in two different major international gastroenterology journals about their research findings on the safety and efficacy of using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) when treating acute cholecystitis. The papers appeared in the influential journals Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. In t..
Highest number of clinical trials in Korea conducted by AMC, according..
The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) announced that, in an analysis of clinical trials approved last year, the institution with the highest number of clinical trials was AMC. According to the KFDA data, the number of KFDA-approved clinical trials at AMC last year was 153, or 8.2% of all such clinical trials in Korea. It should be noted that the data released by the KFDA relates only to cl..
Successful simultaneous 7-organ transplant performed by Children's Hos..
Korea’s first simultaneous multi-organ transplantation of seven digestive organs from a brain-dead donor (liver, pancreas, small intestine, stomach, duodenum, colon, and spleen) was successfully performed by the team of Dr. Dae-Yeon Kim of Children's Hospital’s Dept. of Pediatric Surgery. The young recipient had been suffering for six years from chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP). The s..
Successful kidney transplant for Abu Dhabi patient who was declined by..
Dr. Duck-Jong Han of the Organ Transplantation Center’s kidney transplantation team successfully performed a kidney transplant for a female patient from Abu Dhabi in her 30s, using a kidney donated by her younger brother. The kidney transplant was requested in January by the government of Abu Dhabi. An earlier request made to an American hospital for the kidney transplant had been declined becaus..
Kidney transplants surpass 3,000 mark within the shortest period in Ko..
After a successful simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant from a brain-dead donor to a patient on dialysis due to severe diabetes complications, AMC’s kidney transplantation team surpassed three thousand kidney transplants within the shortest period in Korea. Twenty-one years after the hospital’s first successful kidney transplant in 1990, this milestone arrived after three thousand patients ha..
IMAGING & PHYSIOLOGY SUMMIT and CHRONIC TOTAL OCCLUSION LIVE 2012 succ..
The 5th Imaging & Physiology Summit and 6th Chronic Total Occlusion Live 2012 were hosted by AMC and the CardioVascular Research Foundation (CVRF), the first time the two symposia were held in conjunction.