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ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 September 13
Comparison of liquid-based cytology (CellPrepPlus) and conventional smears in pancreaticobiliary disease
1. Liquid-based cytology is widely used for preparing gynecological and nongynecological cytology specimens.
2. Compared to the conventional smear, liquid-based cytology possesses sound sample quality, easiness owing to automation, shortened analysis time, fewer cellular overlaps and dryness, and fewer impacts from blood and inflammation.
3. Liquid-based cytology showed a lower diagnostic rate in pancreatic endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology and biliary brush cytology compared to conventional smears.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 October 24
Characteristics of Helicobacter pylori-seropositive subjects according to the stool antigen test findings: a prospective study
1. Most (> 80%) of the Helicobacter pylori-seropositive subjects showed positive stool test findings.
2. The presence of H. pylori antigen in stool was independently related to a higher serum pepsinogen (PG) I level and a lower serum PG I/II ratio, which denote an active current H. pylori infection with increased gastric secreting ability.
3. Seropositive subjects with increased gastric secreting ability tend to have H. pylori in their fecal material as reflected by a positive stool H. pylori antigen test finding.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2018 January 17
Disparity in Crohn’s disease activity between home and clinics is associated with unscheduled hospital visits due to disease flares
1. A self-reporting symptom monitoring using a smart phone can find that a third of patients with Crohn’s disease have a different activity between the home and routine outpatient clinic visits, which may not have been detected using the traditional Crohn’s Disease Activity Index.
2. This disparity of disease activity is associated with the poor clinical outcomes such as bowel resection surgery and unscheduled hospital visits due to disease flares.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 December 18
Body fluid status assessment by bio-impedance analysis in patients presenting to the emergency department with dyspnea
1. In acute heart failure (AHF) patients, the ratio of extracellular water divided by total body water (ECW/TBW) is significantly increased in all segments, especially in lower extremities.
2. Among the body compartments, ECW/TBW of lower extremities has the most accurate predictive power for AHF. With the reference value of 0.412, the sensitivity and specificity are 0.780 and 0.960, respectively.
3. In multivariate analysis, increased level of ECW/TBW > 0.412 from lower extremities is an independent diagnostic marker for AHF diagnosis.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 November 7
Early experience and favorable clinical outcomes of everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffolds for coronary artery disease in Korea
1. Although data from randomized trials raise concerns about stent thrombosis (ST) after bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation, in this first-experience report of BVS in Korea, using a real-world all-comer registry, the use of Absorb BVS demonstrated excellent procedural feasibility and favorable clinical outcomes without ST at early-term follow-up.
2. Strategy of meticulous lesion preparation and intracoronary image-guided post-balloon dilation, complying with PSP implant technique (Preparing the lesion adequately before scaf­fold placement; Sizing appropriately; Post-dilatation with the use of a non-compliant balloon) may be associated with these encouraging early results.
3. Aggressive antiplatelet therapy including cilostazol add-on dual antiplatelet therapy might contribute to preventing ST following BVS implantation, which should be investigated in further studies.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2018 March 16
The effect of metformin on culture conversion in tuberculosis patients with diabetes mellitus
1. Concurrent diabetes mellitus (DM) and tuberculosis (TB) is associated with a higher prevalence of TB, more frequent treatment failures and relapses.
2. Macrophage’s autophagy activation mechanism called host-directed therapy by metformin is proposed.
3. Metformin can be an effective adjunctive anti-TB agent in DM patients with a high bacillary burden.
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Original Article
17β-Estradiol reduces inflammation and modulates antioxidant enzymes in colonic epithelial cells
Received March 11, 2018  Accepted September 16, 2018  Published online October 22, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.098    [Epub ahead of print]
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Primary pancreatic small cell carcinoma diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy
Received July 13, 2018  Accepted August 20, 2018  Published online October 16, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.262    [Epub ahead of print]
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Original Articles
The mortality benefit of carvedilol versus bisoprolol in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
Received January 6, 2018  Accepted April 2, 2018  Published online October 16, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.009    [Epub ahead of print]
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Comparison of three risk stratification models for non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma patients treated with temsirolimus as first-line therapy
Received February 17, 2018  Accepted June 1, 2018  Published online October 12, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.064    [Epub ahead of print]
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Quality of information on the Internet for Korean patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Received January 14, 2018  Accepted April 23, 2018  Published online October 1, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.019    [Epub ahead of print]
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Ten-year trends in antibiotic usage at a tertiary care hospital in Korea, 2004 to 2013
Received September 29, 2017  Accepted March 3, 2018  Published online September 27, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2017.332    [Epub ahead of print]
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Prognostic role of beclin-1 in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer in patients receiving docetaxel-platinum induction chemotherapy
Received January 6, 2017  Accepted July 19, 2017  Published online September 6, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2017.015    [Epub ahead of print]
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Review
Current status of immune checkpoint inhibitors in treatment of non-small cell lung cancer
Received May 19, 2018  Accepted July 20, 2018  Published online September 3, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.179    [Epub ahead of print]
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Original Articles
Site-specific cancer risk in patients with type 2 diabetes: a nationwide population-based cohort study in Korea
Received December 5, 2017  Accepted April 1, 2018  Published online September 3, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2017.402    [Epub ahead of print]
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Efficacy and safety of alirocumab in Korean patients with hypercholesterolemia and high cardiovascular risk: subanalysis of the ODYSSEY-KT study
Received April 9, 2018  Accepted April 30, 2018  Published online September 1, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.133    [Epub ahead of print]
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Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with early tooth loss: results from Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey V to VI
Received March 2, 2018  Accepted April 22, 2018  Published online September 1, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.093    [Epub ahead of print]
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Clinical characteristics and outcomes in acute myocardial infarction patients with versus without any cardiovascular risk factors
Received February 9, 2018  Accepted April 12, 2018  Published online September 1, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.056    [Epub ahead of print]
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Jejunal diverticulosis
Received June 20, 2018  Accepted June 29, 2018  Published online August 13, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.219    [Epub ahead of print]
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Effects of botulinum toxin injection on systemic sclerosis-related digital ulcers
Received June 3, 2018  Accepted June 11, 2018  Published online August 13, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.199    [Epub ahead of print]
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Cardiac computed tomography reveals aortic valve perforation in a patient with severe aortic regurgitation
Received March 17, 2018  Accepted June 28, 2018  Published online August 13, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.109    [Epub ahead of print]
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Fever of unknown origin caused by intrathyroidal thymic carcinoma
Received July 4, 2017  Accepted October 8, 2017  Published online August 13, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2017.340    [Epub ahead of print]
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Original Articles
Trend of multidrug and fluoroquinolone resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from 2010 to 2014 in Korea: a multicenter study
Received February 6, 2018  Accepted March 14, 2018  Published online July 27, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.052    [Epub ahead of print]
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Effects of aspirin resistance and mean platelet volume on vascular access failure in hemodialysis patients
Received March 21, 2018  Accepted May 5, 2018  Published online July 23, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2018.111    [Epub ahead of print]
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Chilaiditi syndrome
Received December 3, 2016  Accepted July 15, 2017  Published online July 23, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2016.403    [Epub ahead of print]
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Original Article
Evaluation of high resolution computed tomography findings of cystic fibrosis
Received August 18, 2017  Accepted March 13, 2018  Published online July 6, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3904/kjim.2017.287    [Epub ahead of print]
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