Multiple myeloma is an incurable malignant plasma cell-originating cancer. Although its treatment outcomes have improved with the use of glucocorticoids, alkylating drugs, and novel agents, including proteasome inhibitors (bortezomib and carfilzomib) and immunomodulatory drugs (thalidomide, lenalido..
Epidemiologically, multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant disorder of plasma cells with a higher incidence among Western populations than among Asians. However, there is growing evidence of a recent increase in the age-standardized incidence rate (ASR) of MM in Asian countries, particularly Korea. App..
Endoscopic findings of the background gastric mucosa are important in the Helicobacter pylori-seroprevalent population. It is strongly correlated not only with the risk of gastric cancer, but also with the excretion ability of gastric mucosa cells. In noninfected subjects, common endoscopic f..
Diabetes mellitus is an increasing global health problem. Guidelines for diabetic care recommend management of lifestyle and risk factors (glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol), as well as regular screening for complications associated with treatment of the conditions related to diabetes. The pr..
Background/Aims: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may also involve various extra-intestinal organs. Clinical studies have found asymptomatic/symptomatic pulmonary involvement in 1% to 6% of patients with IBD. The present study histopathologically investigated pulmonary involvement in an experimental..
Background/Aims: To evaluate the therapeutic outcomes of the endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) technique for the treatment of gastric subepithelial tumors (SETs).
Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted using the core databases. Data on the complete resection rates and the proced..
Background/Aims: Endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage (ERBD) has become a standard procedure in patients with a biliary obstruction. Intraductal ultrasonography (IDUS) has emerged as a new tool for managing extrahepatic biliary diseases. IDUS-directed ERBD can be performed without conventional cho..
Background/Aims: This study is a head-to-head comparison of predictive values for long-term cardiovascular outcomes between exercise electrocardiography (ex-ECG) and computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in patients with chest pain.
Methods: Four hundred and forty-two patients (mean age, ..
Background/Aims: Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in peripheral blood is a useful systemic inflammatory response biomarker. However, NLR has not been studied in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study was aimed to evaluate the usefulness of NLR in patients with COP..
Background/Aims: Osteoporosis is common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The relationship between osteoporosis and COPD has been primarily reported in patients with moderate to severe COPD, but there is no report in the general population. The aim of this study is to investi..
Mihee Hong, Hee Yeon Kim, Hannah Seok, Chang Dong Yeo, Young Soo Kim, Jae Yen Song, Young Bok Lee, Dong-Hee Lee, Jae-Im Lee, Tae-Kyu Lee, Hyo-Suk Ahn, Yoon Ho Ko, Seong Cheol Jeong, Hiun Suk Chae, Tae Seo Sohn
Korean J Intern Med. 2016;31(5):910-919. Published online September 1, 2016
Background/Aims: This study examined prevalence and risk factors of periodontitis in representative samples of Korean adults, with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). Methods: Data from the 2012 Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey were analyzed. A total of 4,477 adults (≥ 30 y..
Background/Aims: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated risk factors in a high-risk population in Korea.
Methods: A total of 6,045 participants aged ≥ 65 years (mean age, 73.0 ± 5.5) with diabetes or hypertension were enrolled. Participants w..
Background/Aims: Little is known regarding the incidence rate of and factors associated with developing chronic kidney disease after continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. We investigated renal outcomes and the factors associated with incomplete renal reco..
Background/Aims: Podocytes play an important role in maintaining the glomerular filtration barrier and in formation of the slit diaphragm. Podocyte loss is associated with chronic kidney disease progression, but it is not clear whether urinary podocyte proteins in urine reflect the clinical extent o..
Background/Aims: Recently, large cohort studies regarding associations between autoimmune disease and lymphomas have been reported in a few Western countries. However, Asian data concerning autoimmune-related lymphomas are limited. Therefore, we evaluated the clinical characteristics and prognostic ..
Youn Jeong Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Min Ja Kim, Dae Won Park, Joon-Young Song, Shin Woo Kim, Jun Yong Choi, June Myung Kim, Sang Hoon Han, Jin-Soo Lee, Bo Youl Choi, Joo Shil Lee, Sung-Soon Kim, Mee-Kyung Kee, Moon Won Kang, Sang Il Kim
Korean J Intern Med. 2016;31(5):953-960. Published online April 27, 2016
Background/Aims: The frequencies of opportunistic diseases (ODs) vary across countries based on genetic, environmental, and social differences. The Korean HIV/AIDS cohort study was initiated in 2006 to promote research on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Korea, and to provide a logist..
Tark Kim, Yu-Mi Lee, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Heungsup Sung, Joo Hee Jung, Sung Shin, Young Hoon Kim, Young-Ah Kang, Young-Shin Lee, Jung-Hee Lee, Je-Hwan Lee, Kyoo-Hyung Lee, Su-Kil Park, Duck Jong Han, Sung-Han Kim
Korean J Intern Med. 2016;31(5):961-970. Published online April 8, 2016
Background/Aims: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) surveillance and preemptive therapy is a widely-used strategy for preventing CMV disease in transplant recipients. However, there are limited data on the incidence and patterns of CMV disease during the preemptive period. Thus, we investigated the incidence and..
Background/Aims: We aimed to investigate the prevalence and possible causes of hypouricemia in the Korean population and to compare our findings with published results of other populations.
Methods: We examined the serum uric acid levels of 30,757 subjects who had their uric acid values measured at..
Background/Aims: A cross-sectional study was undertaken to investigate the association between severity of periodontitis and clinical manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Methods: Two hundred sixty-four RA patients and 88 age- and sex-matched controls underwent dental exam. Additionally, cli..