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Isolation of Carnobacterium divergens from Blood Culture in Korea : A Case Report and Literature Review

Jeong IH, Ahn GD, Kim N, Kim KH, Shin SD, Han JY, Woo GS

Carnobacterium is a genus of gram-positive bacilli belonging to the family Lactobacillaceae. Generally, Carnobacterium species are considered nonpathogenic to humans and are mostly found in the natural environment, food, and food...
Tenofovir does not induce renal dysfunction compared to entecavir in post-liver-transplant hepatitis B virus patients

Kim SJ, Rhu J, Lee SH, Kim JM, Choi GS, Kim K, Joh JW

Purpose: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is accepted as an effective and tolerable drug for treatment of HBV, similar to entecavir. However, there are some concerns about the nephrotoxicity of tenofovir. The...
Advantages of ypTNM Staging in Post-surgical Prognosis for Initially Unresectable or Stage IV Gastric Cancers

Jeong GS, Lee IS, Park YS, Kim BS, Yoo MW, Yook JH, Kim BS

Purpose: For unresectable or initially metastatic gastric cancer, conversion surgery (CVS), after systemic chemotherapy, has received attention as a treatment strategy. This study evaluated the prognostic value of ypTNM stage...
Serum Testosterone Level Can Be Predictive Factor for Upstaging in Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

Kwon SO, Byeon KH, Chung JW, Ha YS, Choi SH, Kim BS, Kim HT, Kim TH, Yoo ES, Yoon GS, Lee JN, Kwon TG

Purpose: To determine an appropriate surgical technique, it is important to predict pathological results for patientswith clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) eligible for nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (NSRP). Severalstudies have highlighted...
Eosinophilic Esophagitis with Angina Pectoris

Son MY, Kim SE, Park SJ, Park MI, Moon W, Kim JH, Jung K, Choi GS, Im SI

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an immune or antigen-mediated chronic inflammatory esophageal disorder that is relatively rarein Asian countries. The main symptoms of EoE are dysphagia and food impaction. Although chest...
Epidemiological Characteristics of COVID-19 Outbreak at Fitness Centers in Cheonan, Korea

Bae S, Kim H, Jung TY, Lim JA, Jo DH, Kang GS, Jeong SH, Choi DK, Kim HJ, Cheon YH, Chun Mk, Kim M, Choi S, Chun C, Shin SH, Kim HK, Park YJ, Park O, Kwon HJ

Background: In February 2020, a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was reported in fitness centers in Cheonan, Korea. Methods: From February 24 to March 13, an epidemiological investigation was conducted on...
Audiologic Status of Children with Confirmed Cytomegalovirus Infection: a Case Series

Kim JH, Roh KJ, Nam GS, Son EJ

Background: Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss (SHNL) in children. Only about 10% to 15% of children with congenital CMV are symptomatic,...
COVID-19 in Nursing Facilities: Experience in Republic of Korea

Song R, Kim HS, Yoo SJ, Lee K, Park JH, Jang JH, Ahn GS, Kim JN

Objectives Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks in nursing facilities can easily lead to a high rate of infection and fatality. A surge in newly infected cases in the first quarter of...
Factors Influencing Health Behavior Related to Particulate Matter in Older Adults

Park MK, Kim GS

Purpose: This study aimed to investigate health behavior related to particulate matter (PM) in older adults and examine the factors affectingit. Methods: A cross-sectional survey design was used. Data were...
Atheroprotective nasal immunization with a heat shock protein 60 peptide from Porphyromonas gingivalis

Joo JY, Cha GS, Kim HJ, Lee JY, Choi J

Purpose: Immunization with Porphyromonas gingivalis heat shock protein 60 (PgHSP60) may have an immunoregulatory effect on atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine whether nasal immunization with a...
Flavonoid-induced apoptotic cell death in human cancer cells and its mechanisms

Bhosale PB, Ha SE, Vetrivel P, Kim HH, Kim JA, Park KI, Kim SM, Kim GS

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide and currently there are many approaches developing towards cancer treatment. Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy are often painful and...
Functions of flavonoids in three Korean native varieties of Artemisia species

Kim HH, Vetrivel P, Ha SE, Bhosale PB, Lee HJ, Kim JA, Park KI, Kim SM, Kim GS

The development of drugs from natural plant sources is at growing interest due to the limitations of chemical drugs in terms of side effects and cost-effective factors of natural medicines....
Clinical Impact of Beta Blockers in Patients with Myocardial Infarction from the Korean National Health Insurance Database

Won H, Suh Y, Kim GS, Ko YG, Hong MK

Background and Objectives: Whether beta blockers favorably impact the clinical outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains in debate. We investigated the impact of beta blocker on major...
Seroconversion of red blood cell antibody in ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation -a case report-

Lee EK, Song I, Kim GS

Background; Liver transplantation usually requires blood transfusion, and a red blood cell (RBC) antibody screen is essential for the prevention of a hemolytic reaction. Since proper ABO-compatible grafts are lacking,...
Feasibility of laparoscopic liver resection for liver cavernous hemangioma: A single-institutional comparative study

Shin Y, Rhu J, Choi GS, Kim JM, Joh JW, Kwon CHD

Backgrounds/Aims: While minimal invasive surgery has become popular, the feasibility of laparoscopy for liver cavernous hemangioma has not been shown. Methods: Patients who underwent hepatectomy for liver cavernous hemangioma from...
Risk Factors for Postoperative Recurrence in Korean Patients with Crohn’s Disease

Kim SB, Cheon JH, Park JJ, Kim ES, Jeon SW, Jung SA, Park DI, Lee CK, Im JP, Kim YS, Kim HS, Lee J, Eun CS, Lee JM, Jang BI, Seo GS

Background/Aims: A considerable number of patients with Crohn’s disease still need intestinal resection surgery. Postoperative recurrence is an important issue in Crohn’s disease management, including the selection of high-risk patients....
Relapse of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Presented with Suspected Bacterial Meningomyelitis

Kim GS, Kim BY, Song P, Lee JJ, Park HK, Park HR, Cho JY

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare inflammatory demyelinating disease. Anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies serve as a specific biomarker, while other factors including antecedent infection may also play a role in...
Carcinoembryonic Antigen Improves the Performance of MagneticResonance Imaging in the Prediction of Pathologic Response afterNeoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Patients with Rectal Cancer

Yoo GS, Park HC, Yu JI, Choi DH, Cho WK, Park YS, Park JO, Lim HY, Kang WK, Lee WY, Kim HC, Yun SH, Cho YB, Park YA, Song KD, Kim SH, Ha SY

Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels in improving the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the prediction of pathologic response after the...
Systolic anterior motion of mitral chordae tendineae: prevalence and clinical implications in liver transplantation

Kwon HM, Kim KS, Hwang GS

Background: Although systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve anterior leaflet is well-known to cause hemodynamic perturbation in many anesthetic situations, the prevalence and clinical implication of SAM of...
The Characteristics of Adverse Drug Reactions in Cancer Patients: An Analysis of Spontaneously Reported Cases

Jeon HS, Kim HK, Choi GS

Background/Aims: Although the number of domestic adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reported in Korea is rapidly increasing, the analysis of ADRs in cancer patients remains limited. We sought to investigate the...

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