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Testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone Treatment in Ageing Men: Are We All Set?

Walther A, Seuffert J

Although demographic statistics show that populations around the world are rapidly ageing, this rising life expectancy is accompanied by an increase in the number of people living with age-related chronic...
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Association between the incidence and mortality rates for corpus uteri cancer and human development index (HDI): a global ecological study

Khazaei Z, Goodarzi E, Sohrabivafa M, Naemi H, Mansori K

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the association between the incidence of and mortality due to corpus uteri cancer (CUC) and the human development index (HDI) across...
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Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery in the elderly: Current status

Papis D, Vagliasindi A, Maida P

Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery includes major hepatic resection and pancreatic surgery, both procedures are complex and have a potentially high complication rate. The presence of centers of excellence with a high...
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Diagnosis of tooth wear

Lee H, Ko KH, Huh YH, Park CJ, Cho LR

Tooth wear is gradually increasing with increasing life expectancy. In particular, it is important to establish a treatment plan in the early stages so that it does not proceed to...
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Comparative Study of Health Care System in Three Central Asian Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

Dronina Y, Nam EW

BACKGROUND: The objectives of the study are to find out the effect of the implementing reform in three Central Asian countries, identify its impact on health status and health care...
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The Effect of Trigger Point Injections on Pain in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Lee CY, Kim EJ, Hwang DG, Jung MY, Cho HG

BACKGROUND: It has been reported that in 62.5% of cases of incurable cancer pain, the complaint is due to myofascial pain syndrome. Trigger point injections using dibucaine hydrochloride help patients...
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Relief of Obstruction in the Management of Pancreatic Cancer

Kwon CI

Pancreatic cancer is a major cause of cancer-related mortality and morbidity, and its incidence is increasing as the population is aging. On the other hand, significant improvement in the prognosis...
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Factors Impacting Mortality in Geriatric Patients with Acute Spine Fractures: A 12-Year Study of 613 Patients in Singapore

Soon EL, Leong AZ, Chiew J, Kaliya-Perumal AK, Yu CS, Oh JY

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. PURPOSE: To identify risk factors that predict mortality following acute spine fractures in geriatric patients of Singapore. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Acute geriatric spinal fractures contribute significantly to...
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Minimally Invasive Surgery without Decompression for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Spinal Metastasis with Epidural Spinal Cord Compression Grade 2

Jung JM, Chung CK, Kim CH, Yang SH

OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of knowledge regarding whether decompression is necessary in treating patients with epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) grade 2. The purpose of this study was to...
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Surgical Treatment for Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures in Elderly Patients: Comparison of the Minimally Invasive Approach and Extensile Lateral Approach

Park HK, Ko JY, Lee SK, Baik JM

PURPOSE: As the functional demands for activities in elderly patients are increasing according to their life extension, the need for surgical treatment is also increasing in elderly patients with displaced...
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The Incidences and Characteristics of Various Cancers in Patients on Dialysis: a Korean Nationwide Study

Kwon SK, Han JH, Kim HY, Kang G, Kang M, Kim YJ, Min J

BACKGROUND: The numbers of patients on dialysis and their life expectancies are increasing. Reduced renal function is associated with an increased risk of cancer, but the cancer incidence and sites...
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Why is Life Expectancy in Busan Shorter than in Seoul? Age and Cause-Specific Contributions to the Difference in Life Expectancy between Two Cities

Khang YH, Bahk J

PURPOSE: Seoul and Busan are the two largest cities in Korea. However, life expectancy (LE) in Busan is shorter than in Seoul and among the total Korean population. This study...
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Chemotherapy for Patients with Colorectal Cancer - When and How?

Kim JH

It is important to choose the appropriate treatment option for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), because it could affect the prognosis of patients. Chemotherapy is effective in prolonging survival and...
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Evaluation of Consultation with Young Patients with Cancer and their Children in Hospice Palliative Care During Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

Park EJ, Park K, Oh SY

BACKGROUND: In this study, consultations with children of young patients with cancer were evaluated by dividing the child's age into infancy, childhood, and adolescence to ensure the necessity and importance...
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Korean Medical Professionals' Attitudes and Experiences on Advance Care Planning for Noncancerous Disease

Lee JE, Goo A, Shin DW, Yoo JH, Korean Geriatrics Society End-of-Life Research Group

BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) allows patients to declare their preferences for life-sustaining and hospice palliative care. However, the perception of ACP remains low in Korea. The present study assessed...
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Online hemodiafiltration and mortality risk in end-stage renal disease patients: A critical appraisal of current evidence

Schiffl H

The life expectancy of end-stage renal disease patients undergoing regular hemodialysis (HD) remains significantly lower than in the general population. Reducing excess mortality by improving renal replacement options is an...
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and the Endocrine System

Zaid D, Greenman Y

In the current era of effective antiretroviral therapies (ARTs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection became a chronic disorder that requires long term follow-up. Among other medical issues, these patients may...
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Sexual health and sexual activity in the elderly

Park K, Chung HS

The increase in life expectancy has caused attention to be focused on quality of life in the elderly. Sexual health is an important part of physical health and quality of...
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Establishment of Normative Self-Rated Health Status Data and Association between Ideal Life Expectancy and Social Wellness of General Population in Korea

Lee J, Sim JA, Kim JW, Yun YH

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to establish normative data for holistic health parameters in the general Korean population and to investigate the factor associated with ideal life expectancy...
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Impact of BRCA1/2 gene mutations on survival of patients with pancreatic cancer: A case-series analysis

Navarro EB, López EV, Quijano Y, Caruso R, Ferri V, Durand H, Cabrera IF, Reques ED, Ielpo B, Glagolieva AY, Plaza C

BRCA gene mutations are found in up to 10% of pancreatic adenocarcinoma cases. We present a description of 4 cases along with a review of the current literature regarding pathogenesis,...
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