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An exploratory study on development policy and the status of oral health care in the North Korea during the Kim Jong-Un era

Lee SR, Jung SH

OBJECTIVES: Studies on oral health care in North Korea are being pursued in South Korea. However, the covertness of North Korea offers substantial resistance to the access of information from...
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To Eradicate Malaria on the Korean Peninsula, Accurate Democratic People's Republic of Korea Malaria Statistics Are Needed

Yeom JS

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Malaria Incidence of the Regions Adjacent to the Demilitarized Zone in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 2004–2016

Kim JH, Lim AY, Cheong HK

BACKGROUND: Vivax malaria reemerged in the Korean peninsula in 1990s beginning from the western border area and spread across both Koreas rapidly with its peak incidences reported on the early...
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Underestimated Burden: Non-Communicable Diseases in North Korea

Ha S, Lee YH

There remains a misperception that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are predominantly an issue for developed countries and are not major public health problems in low-income countries. North Korea is also often...
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Challenges and Strategies for Unified Health System of South and North Korea

Jeong HS, Shin HW, Kim SY

This paper aims to make a step-by-step strategy to formulate an unified health system by clarifying and overcoming challenges facing South and North Korea and to estimate costs needed for...
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Development of Neurospine Surgery in North Korea: The Contribution of Korean American Neurosurgeons

Park KB, Yoo KF, Yoon M, Hong D

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Infections of Soil-Transmitted Helminth in Refugees from North Korea

Lee YI, Seo M, Kim SB

Soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH) are now no longer public health problems in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), but their status are unavailable in the residents of North Korea (NK) despite...
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An Analysis of Infectious Disease Research Trends in Medical Journals From North Korea

Park DH, Choi MH, Lim AY, Shin HY

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the current status of infectious disease research in North Korea by analyzing recent trends in medical journals from North Korea in comparison with research...
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Discrepancies in general surgery medical terminology between South and North Korea

Hur K, Park DE, Oh HK, Yang HH, Ko D, Kim MH, Kim MJ, Kang SI, Kim DW, Kang SB

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to categorize surgery-related medical terminologies used in South and North Korea and to compare and analyze discrepancies observed in the terms. METHODS: This study...
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A Program to Treat Hepatitis B in North Korea: A Model of Antiviral Therapy in a Resource-Poor Setting

Lee AU, Linton H, Kilsby M, Hilmers DC

Despite the well-proven, safe and effective therapies for hepatitis B infection, delivery of treatment remains a significant challenge in resource-poor settings. Geopolitical and economic restrictions present additional difficulties in providing...
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Discrepancy of Medical Terminology Regarding Colorectal Surgery Between South and North Korea

Ko D, Oh HK, Jo J, Yang HH, Kim MH, Kim MJ, Kang SI, Kim DW, Kang SB

PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the extent of heterogeneity in medical terminology between South and North Korea by comparing medical terms related to the colorectal system. METHODS: North Korean medical terms...
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Characteristics of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Sanatoria of North Korea

Jung J, Jegal Y, Ki M, Shin YJ, Kim CT, Shim TS, Sung N

Although several reports about drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in North Korea have been published, a nationwide surveillance on this disease remains to be performed. This study aims to analyze the drug...
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Effect of Oral Health Education on Oral Health Knowledge, Oral Health Behavior and Oral Hygiene Status in Children from North Korea

Han J, Park H

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of oral health education on oral health knowledge, oral health behavior, and oral hygiene status of children from North...
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Status of Maternal Nutrition in South and North Korea

Yun SY, Kwon YH, Yoon J

OBJECTIVES: This study compared the nutritional status of child-bearing age women between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). METHODS: The data presented...
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Current Status and Future Challenges for Maternal and Child Health in North Korea

Hwang NM

The Government of North Korea with WHO proposed the improvement of healthcare for mothers and children as the second-highest priority for North Korea in 2009. The maternal mortality ratio in...
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Clinical Characteristics of Defectors from North Korea Visiting a Single Tertiary Hospital in South Korea

Ann SY, Ryou SH, Kim SB

BACKGROUND/AIMS: There are increasing numbers of North Korean defectors, and their health status differs from that of the South Korean population. This study was performed to investigate the clinical characteristics...
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Leading Study for the Restoration of Pediatric Immunization Systems in North Korea following Reunification of Korean Peninsula

Song S, Bang JS

BACKGROUND: 8,000 children in North Korea died before they reached the 1 year after births in 2013. The high mortality rate of children under five years of age is mainly...
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Pharmacist Education and National License Examination System in North Korea

Lee HK

Unity, understanding our pharmacist pharmacy education and training and their ecosystems rather then overwrite the system will get you ready to integrate and balance searching for contacts. Since 2015 we...
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A new strategy for tuberculosis control in North Korea

Shin YJ, Ki M, Sung N

Tuberculosis is one of the most prevalent diseases in North Korea. Despite some positive accomplishments by current aid projects, it is still necessary to investigate the existing aid system. The...
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Nutritional State of Children in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK): Based on the DPRK Final Report of the National Nutrition Survey 2012

Kim JE

A nationwide nutrition survey began when the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) requested assistance from international relief organizations in 1997 due to flooding in 1995-1996, followed by the worsening...
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