The introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) in the practice of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has substantially reduced angiographic and clinical restenosis but is associated with an increasing propensity for very late stent thrombosis (ST). Among several clinical, lesion, or procedure-r..
Thyroid cancer is one of the most common malignancies of endocrine organs, and its incidence rate has increased steadily over the past several decades. Most differentiated thyroid tumors derived from thyroid epithelial cells exhibit slow-growing cancers, and patients with these tumors can achieve a ..
The radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) provides optimal vascular access for hemodialysis; it has a higher long-term patency rate and fewer complications than other vascular access methods. However, the AVF has a high primary failure rate. The presence of small-diameter vessels at anastomosis ..
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women because most patients present with advanced stage disease at the time of diagnosis. Although cytoreductive surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy remain the gold standards of treatment, the recurrence rate o..
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is one of the most common life-threatening complications in immunocompromised patients. Voriconazole is currently the drug of choice for IA treatment. However, some patients with IA suffer clinical deterioration despite voriconazole therapy. Management of voriconazole-ref..
Background/Aims: Some people have difficulty tolerating upper endoscopy. The cause of and risk factors for this are not well known. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors involved in poor cooperation during screening upper endoscopy.
Methods: A total of 4,422 subjects who underwent a h..
Background/Aims: Duodenitis is not infrequent finding in patient undergoing endoscopy. However, hospitalized patients have a higher incidence of secondary duodenal mucosal lesions that might be related with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, tuberculosis, immunologic ..
Ki Hong Lee, Hyung Wook Park, Jeong Nam Eun, Jeong Gwan Cho, Nam Sik Yoon, Mi Ran Kim, Yo Han Ku, Hyukjin Park, Seung Hun Lee, Jeong Han Kim, Min Chul Kim, Woo Jin Kim, Hyun Kuk Kim, Jae Yeong Cho, Keun-Ho Park, Doo Sun Sim, Hyun Ju Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jong Chun Park
Korean J Intern Med. 2017;32(5):836-846. Published online August 11, 2017
Background/Aims: Coronary vasospasms are one of the important causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Provocation of coronary vasospasms can be useful, though some results may lead to false positives, with patients potentially experiencing recurrent SCD despite appropriate medical treatments. We hypot..
Background/Aims: To evaluate the geographic and demographic variabilities of the quantitative parameters of computed tomography perfusion (CTP) of the left ventricular (LV) myocardium in patients with normal coronary artery on computed tomography angiography (CTA).
Methods: From a multicenter CTP r..
Background/Aims: Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the gold standard for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) in Western countries. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term outcomes of performing PEA on CTEPH patients in comparison with medical therapy at a si..
Background/Aims: Diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) lead to elevation of reactive oxygen species, which can activate the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family members containing the pyrin domain 3 (NLRP3)-inf lammasome. In this study, we elucidated whether NLRP3 -inf lamm..
Background/Aims: We evaluated whether serum bilirubin levels can predict the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
Methods: This was a retrospective observational longitudinal study of patients presenting at the Pusan National University Hospi..
Background/Aims: We demonstrated the role of caveolin-1 involved in high glucose (HG)-induced glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) senescence.
Methods: HG was used to stimulate GMCs. The telomere lengths were analyzed by Southern blot. β-Galactosidase staining was determined. The expressions of caveo..
Background/Aims: Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematologic malignancy that typically presents in the form of skin manifestations with or without lymph node and bone marrow involvement. Given its rarity and recent recognition as a distinct pathological entity, no stan..
Sung-Han Kim, Ho-Su Lee, Hyun-Jung Lee, Sun-Mi Kim, Sung Shin, Sang-Hyoung Park, Kyung-Jo Kim, Young-Hoon Kim, Heungsup Sung, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Suk-Kyun Yang, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Duck-Jong Han
Korean J Intern Med. 2017;32(5):900-909. Published online August 23, 2017
Background/Aims: We evaluated the proposed clinical application of the combined interpretation of host factors and viral factors in two different cytomegalovirus (CMV) co-infection models.
Methods: We prospectively enrolled all human immunodeficiency virus non-infected patients with confirmed P..
Jae-Woo Kwon, Ji-Yong Moon, Sae-Hoon Kim, Woo-Jung Song, Min-Hye Kim, Min-Gyu Kang, Kyung-Hwan Lim, So-Hee Lee, Sang Min Lee, Jin Young Lee, Hyouk-Soo Kwon, Kyung-Mook Kim, Sang-Heon Kim, Sang-Hoon Kim, Jae-Won Jeong, Cheol-Woo Kim, Sang-Heon Cho, Byung-Jae Lee; Work Group for Chronic Cough, the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Korean J Intern Med. 2017;32(5):910-915. Published online March 31, 2017
Background/Aims: The Cough Symptom Score (CSS) is a simple, useful tool for measuring cough severity. However, there is no standard Korean version of the CSS. We developed a Korean version of the CSS and evaluated its clinical utility and validity for assessing chronic cough severity.
Background/Aims: In some Western countries, up to 50% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have subclinical gut inflammation. This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence and severity of gut inflammation and to determine clinical factors associated with colonic inflammation in Korean ..