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Outcomes of critically ill patients according to the perception of intensivists on the appropriateness of intensive care unit admission

Chang Y, Kim KR, Huh JW, Hong SB, Koh Y, Lim CM

Background: It is important for intensivists to determine which patient may benefit from intensive care unit (ICU) admission. We aimed to assess the outcomes of patients perceived as non-beneficially or...
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Ethical and legal consideration on medical realities and ethical debates about withholding or withdrawing treatment in end-of-life care

Kim MH, Baik S

It is natural for all human beings to die; hence, death is an inevitable event. However, advances in medical technology are changing the meaning of natural death. These advanced treatments...
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Characteristics and Outcomes of Potentially Inappropriate Admissions to the Intensive Care Unit

Sin S, Lee SM, Lee J

BACKGROUND: Admission of patients perceived as potentially inappropriate for intensive care is a very sensitive and controversial issue. We aimed to evaluate the use of medical resources in the intensive...
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Recognition of Good Death, Attitude towards the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Attitude towards Euthanasia in Nurses

Kim SN, Kim HJ

PURPOSE: To provide practical data for bioethics education, we identified correlations between recognition of good death, attitude towards withdrawal of meaningless life-sustaining treatment, and attitude towards euthanasia in nurses. METHODS: Using...
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Evaluation of Prescribing Medications for Terminal Cancer Patients near Death: Essential or Futile

Lee HR, Yi SY, Kim DY

  • KMID: 2167630
  • Cancer Res Treat.
  • 2013 Sep;45(3):220-225.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prescription of essential or futile medications for terminal cancer patients during their final admission. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective...
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A Retrospective Analysis to Determine Criteria for Termination of Resuscitation (TOR) for a Patient with an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) who Presents at the Emergency Department (ED)

Kang HJ, Eo EK, Jung JH, Bae HA

  • KMID: 1997734
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2010 Oct;21(5):546-553.
PURPOSE: As public awareness of medical futility increases, more studies on pronouncement of death and related protocols in the field have been conducted overseas. However, it appears to be hard...
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Idiopathic Proximal Hemimegacolon in an Adult Woman

Noh JW, Rhee PL, Son SY, Ok CS, Lee G, Min BH

  • KMID: 2326144
  • J Neurogastroenterol Motil.
  • 2010 Apr;16(2):203-206.
Idiopathic proximal hemimegacolon is a disorder characterized by bowel dilatation proximal to the splenic flexure. It is a very rare and therefore a poorly understood clinical entity. This report describes...
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Medications at the End of Life Care for Terminal Cancer Patients during Their Last Admission

Kim DY

  • KMID: 2305364
  • Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.
  • 2010 Mar;13(1):7-12.
PURPOSE: To evaluate medications at the end of life care for terminal cancer patients during their last admission. METHODS: Medical records of terminal cancer patients during their last admission from July...
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Survey of Emergency Medical Ethics in Korea

Cha JH, Kim MR, Kim YW, Jeon BM

  • KMID: 2331921
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2007 Dec;18(6):598-608.
PURPOSE: Ethical problems are common in the emergency department (ED)- much more common than is usually recognized. However, the difficult ethical dilemmas and unique aspects of ethics in emergency medicine...
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Deciding not to Operate in Head Injuries and Legal Considerations

Choi I, Lee KS, Shim JJ, Choi WR

  • KMID: 2189207
  • J Korean Neurosurg Soc.
  • 2007 Aug;42(2):135-140.
It is not the best way to treat a hopeless patient with life-sustaining medical devices until the heart beats stop. Advanced medical technology may prolong the life for a significant...
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