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Recovery of Tenofovir-induced Nephrotoxicity following Switch from Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate to Tenofovir Alafenamide in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Patients

Seo JW, Kim K, Jun KI, Kang CK, Moon SM, Song KH, Bang JH, Kim ES, Kim HB, Park SW, Kim NJ, Choe PG, Park WB, Oh Md

Background: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-induced nephrotoxicity is related to high plasma tenofovir concentrations. Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) is a tenofovir prodrug with 90% lower plasma tenofovir concentrations. The aim of this...
A cluster of tertiary transmissions of 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the community from infectors with common cold symptoms

Kim NJ, Choe PG, Park SJ, Lim J, Lee WJ, Kang CK, Park WB, Seong MW, Oh Md

Background/Aims: As the global impact of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been severe, many countries have intensified containment activities to eliminate virus transmission, through early detection and isolation...
In vitro activity of lopinavir/ritonavir and hydroxychloroquine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 at concentrations achievable by usual doses

Kang CK, Seong MW, Choi SJ, Kim TS, Choe PG, Song SH, Kim NJ, Park WB, Oh Md

Background/Aims: As the coronavirus disease-2019 global pandemic progresses, screening of antiviral agents effective against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is urgently needed. In addition, considering the viral load...
Selecting coronavirus disease 2019 patients with negligible risk of progression: early experience from non-hospital isolation facility in Korea

Choe PG, Kang EK, Lee SY, Oh B, Im D, Lee HY, Jung H, Kang CK, Kim MS, Park WB, Choi EH, Cho B, Oh Md, Kim NJ

Background/Aims: As the novel coronavirus (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) outbreak progresses rapidly, staying home is recommended for suspected patients; however, the safety of this recommendation is uncertain. In Korea, non-hospital...
A Case of Breakthrough COVID-19 during Hydroxychloroquine Maintenance

Ahn BY, Kang CK, Seo JD, Choe PG, Song SH, Park WB, Park SW, Kim NJ, Oh Md

There have been controversies on the prophylactic effect of hydroxychloroquine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). We describe a patient, 60-year old Korean woman, with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...
Bioinformatics services for analyzing massive genomic datasets

Ko G, Kim PG, Cho Y, Jeong S, Kim JY, Kim KH, Lee HY, Han J, Yu N, Ham S, Jang I, Kang B, Shin S, Kim L, Lee SW, Nam D, Kim JF, Kim N, Kim SY, Lee S, Roh TY, Lee B

The explosive growth of next-generation sequencing data has resulted in ultra-large-scale datasets and ensuing computational problems. In Korea, the amount of genomic data has been increasing rapidly in the recent...
Clinical Score System to Differentiate Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Patients from Patients with Scrub Typhus or Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome in Korea

Heo DH, Kang YM, Song KH, Seo JW, Kim JH, Chun JY, Jun KI, Kang CK, Moon SM, Choe PG, Park WB, Bang JH, Kim ES, Kim HB, Park SW, Oh WS, Kim NJ, Oh MD

BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease with high mortality in East Asia. This study aimed to develop, for primary care providers, a prediction score...
Virus Isolation from the First Patient with SARS-CoV-2 in Korea

Park WB, Kwon NJ, Choi SJ, Kang CK, Choe PG, Kim JY, Yun J, Lee GW, Seong MW, Kim NJ, Seo JS, Oh MD

Novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is found to cause a large outbreak started from Wuhan since December 2019 in China and SARS-CoV-2 infections have been reported with epidemiological linkage to China in...
The First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Imported into Korea from Wuhan, China: Implication for Infection Prevention and Control Measures

Kim JY, Choe PG, Oh Y, Oh KJ, Kim J, Park SJ, Park JH, Na HK, Oh MD

In December 2019, a viral pneumonia outbreak caused by a novel betacoronavirus, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), began in Wuhan, China. We report the epidemiological and clinical features of the...
Inhalation risk assessment of naphthalene emitted from deodorant balls in public toilets

Jung Y, Kim PG, Kwon JH

The inhalation of naphthalene used as deodorant balls in public toilets could be an important cancer risk factor. The atmospheric concentration of naphthalene in public toilets (C(in)) was estimated both...
Clinical Prediction Score for Community-Onset Bloodstream Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Species

Kim M, Song KH, Kim CJ, Choe PG, Park WB, Bang JH, Kim ES, Park SW, Kim NJ, Oh MD, Kim HB

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the predictors and build a prediction score for community-onset bloodstream infections (CO-BSIs) caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species. METHODS: All CO-BSIs...
Delays in Isolating Patients Admitted to Hospital with Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Korea

Heo DH, Seo JW, Kim JH, Chun JY, Jun KI, Kang CK, Moon SM, Song KH, Choe PG, Park WB, Bang JH, Kim ES, Park SW, Kim NJ, Oh MD, Kim HB

BACKGROUND: Delays in isolating patients admitted to hospital with active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) can contribute to nosocomial transmission; however, in Korea, patients with clinically diagnosed PTB are not routinely isolated...
Development of dual reporter imaging system for Francisella tularensis to monitor the spatio-temporal pathogenesis and vaccine efficacy

Kim YH, Park PG, Seo SH, Hong KJ, Youn H

PURPOSE: Study on the pathogen and the pathogen-related disease require the information at both cellular and organism level. However, lack of appropriate high-quality antibodies and the difference between the experimental...
Correlation between Pneumonia Severity and Pulmonary Complications in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Park WB, Jun KI, Kim G, Choi JP, Rhee JY, Cheon S, Lee CH, Park JS, Kim Y, Joh JS, Chin BS, Choe PG, Bang JH, Park SW, Kim NJ, Lim DG, Kim YS, Oh MD, Shin HS

This nationwide, prospective cohort study evaluated pulmonary function and radiological sequelae according to infection severity in 73 survivors from the 2015 Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak in Korea. Patients...
Comparative study of oxidative stress caused by anthracene and alkyl-anthracenes in Caenorhabditis elegans

Roh JY, Kim PG, Kwon JH

Oxidative stress was evaluated for anthracene (Ant) and alkyl-Ants (9-methylanthracene [9-MA] and 9,10-dimethylanthracene [9,10-DMA]) in Caenorhabditis elegans to compare changes in toxicity due to the degree of alkylation. Worms were...
Middle East respiratory syndrome: what we learned from the 2015 outbreak in the Republic of Korea

Oh MD, Park WB, Park SW, Choe PG, Bang JH, Song KH, Kim ES, Kim HB, Kim NJ

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first isolated from a patient with severe pneumonia in 2012. The 2015 Korea outbreak of MERSCoV involved 186 cases, including 38 fatalities. A...
Sudden Deaths of Neonates Receiving Intravenous Infusion of Lipid Emulsion Contaminated with Citrobacter freundii

Bae JY, Kang CK, Choi SJ, Lee E, Choe PG, Park WB, Kim NJ, Kim EC, Oh MD

At an intensive care unit, four neonates died consecutively within 80 minutes. Citrobacter freundii was isolated from blood samples of the 4 patients. It was also cultured from the leftover...
Korean National Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance System, Intensive Care Unit Module Report: Summary of Data from July 2016 through June 2017

Kwak YG, Choi YH, Choi JY, Yoo HM, Lee SO, Kim HB, Han SH, Lee MS, Kim HY, Kim SR, Kim TH, Park SH, Yoo SY, Choe PG, Eun BW, Shin MJ, Choi JY, Koo HS, Uh Y, Yoo JH

BACKGROUND: In this report, we present the annual data of the intensive care unit (ICU) module of the Korean National Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance System (KONIS) from July 2016 through June...
Optimal Timing of Zoster Vaccination After Shingles: A Prospective Study of the Immunogenicity and Safety of Live Zoster Vaccine

Lee E, Chun JY, Song KH, Choe PG, Bang JH, Kim ES, Kim HB, Park SW, Kim NJ, Park WB, Oh MD

BACKGROUND: Zoster vaccination is recommended for people with a history of herpes zoster (HZ), but the most effective timing of vaccine administration after zoster illness is unresolved. This prospective observational...
Intensive Care Unit Relocation and Its Effect on Multidrug-Resistant Respiratory Microorganisms

Kim HJ, Jeong E, Choe PG, Lee SM, Lee J

BACKGROUND: Infection by multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens leads to poor patient outcomes in intensive care units (ICUs). Contact precautions are necessary to reduce the transmission of MDR pathogens. However, the importance...

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