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  M. C Lim , S. A Tanimoto , B. A Furlani , B Lum , L. M Pinto , D Eliason , T. S Prata , J. D Brandt , L. S Morse , S. S Park and L. A. S. Melo

Objective  To determine if panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) alters retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and optic nerve appearance.

Methods  Patients with diabetes who did and did not undergo PRP and nondiabetic control subjects were enrolled in a prospective study. Participants underwent optical coherence tomography of the peripapillary retina and optic nerve. Stereoscopic optic nerve photographs were graded in a masked fashion.

Results  Ninety-four eyes of 48 healthy individuals, 89 eyes of 55 diabetic patients who did not undergo PRP, and 37 eyes of 24 subjects with diabetes who underwent PRP were included in this study. Eyes that had been treated with PRP had thinner peripapillary RNFL compared with the other groups; this was statistically significantly different in the inferior (P = .004) and nasal (P = .003) regions. Optic nerve cupping did not increase with severity of disease classification, but the proportion of optic nerves graded as suspicious for glaucoma or as having nonglaucomatous optic neuropathy did (P = .008). These grading categories were associated with thinner RNFL measurements.

Conclusions  Diabetic eyes that have been treated with PRP have thinner RNFL than nondiabetic eyes. Optic nerves in eyes treated with PRP are more likely to be graded as abnormal, but their appearance is not necessarily glaucomatous and may be related to thinning of the RNFL.

  Y. J Jang , M. S Park , S. S Park , J. H Kim , H An , S. H Park , S. J Kim , C. S Kim and Y. J. Mok

Background  The results of gastric cancer treatment have improved during the past 2 decades. In addition to early diagnosis, surgeon experience and subspecialty may influence long-term outcomes. This study analyzed data accumulated during the past 20 years regarding the impact of surgical subspecialty on gastric cancer prognosis.

Design  A 20-year, retrospective study.

Setting  Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul.

Patients  A total of 2797 patients admitted between 1984 and 2003 with surgically treated, pathologically confirmed, primary gastric adenocarcinoma.

Main Outcome Measure  Long-term survival.

Results  The incidence of total gastrectomy and the number of retrieved lymph nodes increased during the study period. In curative cases, 5-year survival improved from 66.1% to 76.6%, and this survival gain was restricted to stages I, III, and IV. A Cox proportional hazards regression model showed that age, sex, tumor location, type of resection, stage, and the interaction between period of study and surgical subspecialty were independent prognostic factors.

Conclusions  This large, long-term cohort study demonstrates that the management of gastric cancer has been largely successful, with favorable trends in prognostic factors. Successful outcomes are realized more often by gastric surgical specialists. Efforts must be made to improve the treatment of patients with stage II gastric cancer because the improvements in long-term results have plateaued.

  Y Koh , I Kim , J. Y Bae , E. Y Song , H. K Kim , S. S Yoon , D. S Lee , S. S Park , M. H Park , S Park and B. K. Kim

Differences in the clinical course of secondary acute myeloid leukemia according to the type of the preceding disorders are not defined. We compared the outcomes of therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia following myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloiod leukemia following myeloproliferative neoplasm. We also intended to find prognostic factors in secondary acute myeloid leukemia overall.


Retrospective medical record review at Seoul National University Hospital was performed. We assessed response to induction chemotherapy and overall survival.


Ninety-five secondary acute myeloid leukemia patients (median age of 56.4 years) were analyzed. Twenty-six, 57 and 12 patients had therapy-related leukemia, leukemia following myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloproliferative neoplasm, respectively. For patients receiving induction chemotherapy, complete remission rate was 47.5% and complete remission rate was different according to the type of the preceding disorders (P = 0.004). Compared to therapy-related leukemia (P = 0.027) and leukemia following myelodysplastic syndrome (P = 0.050), leukemia following myeloproliferative neoplasm had shorter overall survival. In secondary leukemia, presence of trisomy 8 had a prognostic impact (P = 0.003) along with cytogenetic risk group (P = 0.016). In multivariate analysis, the type of the preceding disorders (P = 0.026), 5q deletion (P = 0.015) and trisomy 8 (P = 0.040) were independent prognostic factors.


Prognosis of secondary acute myeloid leukemia was different according to the type of the preceding disorders with the worst prognosis in leukemia following myeloprolfierative neoplasm. Along with cytogenetic risk grouping, trisomy 8 had a poor prognostic impact in secondary acute myeloid leukemia.

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