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Current perspectives in stem cell therapies for osteoarthritis of the knee

Kim GB, Shon OJ

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are emerging as an attractive option for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joint, due to their marked disease-modifying ability and chondrogenic potential. MSCs can be isolated...
A Case of Consumptive Hypothyroidism in a 1-Month-Old Boy with Diffuse Infantile Hepatic Hemangiomas

Kim YH, Lee YA, Shin CH, Hong KT, Kim GB, Ko JS, Lee YJ

Consumptive hypothyroidism is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by excessive inactivation of the thyroid hormones due to increased type 3 iodothyronine deiodinase activity of tumors. We report the case of...
End-of-Life Care of Hospitalized Children with Advanced Heart Disease

Lee J, Kim GB, Song MK, Lee SY, Kim MS, Bae EJ

Background: Despite improvements in palliative care for critically ill children, the characteristics of end-of-life care for pediatric patients with advanced heart disease are not well-known. We investigated these characteristics among...
Dose-Response Association between Smoking Cessation and Arterial Stiffness: The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Etiology Research Center (CMERC) Cohort

Lee GB, Shim JS, Kim HC

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cigarette smoking has been reported to be associated with arterial stiffness. However, the clinical relevance of smoking cessation on arterial stiffness is debatable. Thus, we evaluated whether...
Comparison of the Seroprevalence of Measles Antibodies among Healthcare Workers in Two Korean Hospitals in 2019

Kwak YG, Song JE, Oh GB, Jeong IH, Cho CR, Kim N, Yoo HM, Yoo GM, Lee MJ, Kim BN

We performed a point seroprevalence survey of measles among healthcare workers (HCWs) at two Korean teaching hospitals in 2019. A total of 2,830 HCWs underwent an antibody test. The overall seropositivity...
Clinical Implications of Preoperative Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation with Respect to Postoperative Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery

Cho MS, Lee CH, Kim J, Ahn JM, Han M, Nam GB, Choi KJ, Kim YH

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a higher long-term risk of major cardiovascular events. However, its clinical implications with respect to peri-operative cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing...
Impending Cardiac Tamponade and Hemorrhagic Pleural Effusion as Initial Presentations of Incomplete Kawasaki Disease: A Case Report

Kim YJ, Kim KM, Lee JY, Yoon JH, Jeong DC, Park WY, Kim GB

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile illness that is characterized by systemic inflammation usually involving medium-sized arteries and multiple organs during the acute febrile phase, leading to associated clinical...
Stress Induced Cardiomyopathy Requiring Ventricular Assist Device Support in an 8-Year-Old Girl with Acute Leukemia

Park SH, Song MK, Kim GB, Bae EJ, Hong KT, Kwak JG

No abstract available.
Reality of Kawasaki disease epidemiology

Kim GB

Epidemiologic studies of Kawasaki disease (KD) have shown a new pattern or change of its occurrence suggestive of its pathophysiology or risk factors from the first patient with KD reported...
Pathogenicity of clade H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in three chicken breeds from South Korea in 2016/2017

Park SC, Song BM, Lee YN, Lee EK, Heo GB, Kye SJ, Lee KH, Bae YC, Lee YJ, Kim B

In 2016, novel H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus emerged in Korea. During the outbreak, the virus caused the largest culling, especially in brown chicken lines. We determined the pathogenicity...
Assessing Accuracy of Wrist-Worn Wearable Devices in Measurement of Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Heart Rate

Hwang J, Kim J, Choi KJ, Cho MS, Nam GB, Kim YH

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Wrist-worn wearable devices provide heart rate (HR) monitoring function via photoplethysmography technology. Recently, these devices have been used by patients to measure the HR when palpitation occurs,...
Unilateral versus Bilateral Groin Puncture for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Multi-Center Prospective Randomized Study

Yu HT, Shin DG, Shim J, Nam GB, Yoo WW, Lee JH, Kim TH, Uhm JS, Joung B, Lee MH, Kim YH, Pak HN

PURPOSE: Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) requires heavy anticoagulation and uncomfortable post-procedural hemostasis. We compared patient satisfaction with and the safety of unilateral groin (UG) puncture-single trans-septal (ST) ablation...
Superficial course of the medial plantar nerve: case report

Koo GB, Lee JH, Jang JH, Song IH, Kim JY

The medial and lateral plantar nerves are branched from the tibial nerve and move to the tip of the toes. A variation of medial plantar nerve was found on the...
Infliximab Treatment for Intravenous Immunoglobulin-resistant Kawasaki Disease: a Multicenter Study in Korea

Hur G, Song MS, Sohn S, Lee HD, Kim GB, Cho HJ, Yoon KL, Joo CU, Hyun MC, Kim CH

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We investigated the status of infliximab use in intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)-resistant Kawasaki disease (KD) patients and the incidence of coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) according to treatment regimens. METHODS:...
Factors associated with Experience of Diagnosis and Utilization of Chronic Diseases among Korean Elderly : Focus on Comparing between Urban and Rural Elderly

Lee MJ, Kown DH, Kim YY, Kim JH, Moon SJ, Park KW, Park IW, Park JY, Baek NY, Son GS, Ahn SY, Yeo IU, Woo SA, Yoo SY, Lee GB, Lim SB, Jang SH, Jeong SJ, Jung YJ, Cho SG, Cha JS, Hwang KS, Lee TJ, Lee MS

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the difference and related factors with general characteristic and health behaviors, a experience of diagnosis and treatment of chronic...
Regulation of Diabetes: a Therapeutic Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease?

Ahn KC, Learman CR, Baker GB, Weaver CL, Chung PS, Kim HG, Song MS

Accumulated evidence suggests that sporadic cases of Alzheimer's disease (AD) make up more than 95% of total AD patients, and diabetes has been implicated as a strong risk factor for...
Reversibility of Pulmonary Hypertension Following Surgical Atrial Septal Defect Closure in Children with Down Syndrome

Lee JS, Cha SG, Kim GB, Lee SY, Song MK, Kwon HW, Bae EJ, Kwak JG, Kim WH, Lee JR

BACKGROUND: Many Down syndrome (DS) patients have an atrial septal defect (ASD) and associated pulmonary hypertension (PH) from early childhood. ASD closure in DS patients with PH is often controversial...
Assessment of the Clinical Heterogeneity of Kawasaki Disease Using Genetic Variants of BLK and FCGR2A

Sim BK, Park H, Kim JJ, Yun SW, Yu JJ, Yoon KL, Lee KY, Kil HR, Kim GB, Han MK, Song MS, Lee HD, Ha KS, Sohn S, Hong YM, Jang GY, Lee JK, on behalf of the Korean Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) are clinically heterogeneous because its diagnosis is based solely on clinical observation and there are no definitive biomarkers. We dissected the clinical...
A family with NKX2.5 gene mutations presenting as familial atrial septal defect and atrioventricular block: A case report

Choi YY, Woo MH, Kim GB, Song MK, Lee SY, Bae EJ, Choi M, Kim YS

Point mutations in the human cardiac homeobox gene NKX2.5 are associated with familial atrial septal defect (ASD), atrioventricular (AV) conduction disturbance, as well as sudden cardiac death. To date, more...
Identification of LEF1 as a Susceptibility Locus for Kawasaki Disease in Patients Younger than 6 Months of Age

Kim HJ, Yun SW, Yu JJ, Yoon KL, Lee KY, Kil HR, Kim GB, Han MK, Song MS, Lee HD, Ha KS, Sohn S, Ebata R, Hamada H, Suzuki H, Kamatani Y, Kubo M, Ito K, Onouchi Y, Hong YM, Jang GY, Lee JK, The Korean Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium

Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile vasculitis predominately affecting infants and children. The dominant incidence age of KD is from 6 months to 5 years of age, and the...

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