Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography has been conceived as one of the most promising methods for the diagnosis of valvular heart disease, and recently has become an integral clinical tool thanks to the development of high quality real-time transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). In particular, fo..
The Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry (KAMIR) was the first nationwide registry data collection designed to track outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). These studies ref lect the current therapeutic approaches and management for AMI in Korea. The results of KAMIR coul..
Recent advances in the treatment of aplastic anemia (AA) made most of patients to expect to achieve a long-term survival. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) from HLA-matched sibling donor (MSD-SCT) is a preferred first-line treatment option for younger patients with severe or very severe AA,..
Background/Aims: We compared the long-term outcomes of balloon dilation versus botulinum toxin injection in Korean patients with primary achalasia and identified factors predicting remission.
Methods: We included 73 patients with achalasia newly diagnosed between January 1988 and January 2011. We u..
Background/Aims: Amiodarone is one of the most widely used antiarrhythmic agents; however, amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity (APT) can be irreversible and sometimes fatal. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of chest computed tomography (CT) as a diagnostic tool for APT and to ..
Background/Aims: This study was designed to evaluate the dose-effect relationship of statins in patients with ischemic congestive heart failure (CHF), since the role of statins in CHF remains unclear.
Methods: The South koreAn Pitavastatin Heart FaIluRE (SAPHIRE) study was designed to randomize pat..
Background/Aims: This study was conducted to assess the disease burden of pneumonia according to age and presence of underlying diseases in patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
Methods: We performed a retrospective, observational study and collected data targeting patients with..
Background/Aims: The effect of high-flux (HF) dialysis on mortality rates could vary with the duration of dialysis. We evaluated the effects of HF dialysis on mortality rates in incident and prevalent hemodialysis (HD) patients.
Methods: Incident and prevalent HD patients were selected from the Cli..
Background/Aims: This study investigated the expression of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and the chemokine receptor (CXCR4) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who received rituximab-based therapy.
Methods: Seventy patients with DLBCL and treated with rituximab-CHOP (R-CHO..
Background/Aims: The goal of this study was to monitor tuberculosis (TB)-specific T-cell responses in cerebrospinal f luid-mononuclear cells (CSF-MCs) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) over the course of anti-TB therapy.
Methods: Adult pati..
Background/Aims: Chronic urticaria (CU) is defined as itchy wheals lasting 6 weeks or more. As the aged population increases worldwide, it is essential to identify the specific features of this disease in the elderly population.
Methods: We investigated the prevalence and clinical features of CU in..
Background/Aims: Our aim was to assess whether short-term treatment with soluble tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor affects circulating markers of bone metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.
Methods: Thirty-three active RA patients, treated with oral disease-modifying antirheumatic dru..
Background/Aims: We investigated the electromyography (EMG) findings and demographic, clinical, and laboratory features that may predict the development of malignancy in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM).
Methods: In total, 61 patients, 36 with dermatomyositis and 25 with polymyo..