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Changes in chest X-ray findings in 1- and 2-month group after treatment initiation for suspected pulmonary tuberculosis

Lee JH, Kim OH, Kim YJ, Shim TS, Jo KW

Background/Aims: Although re-evaluation of radiographic follow-up after 2 to 3 months of therapy is recommended for patients administered anti-tuberculosis medication owing to suspected pulmonary tuberculosis, reported findings are limited. Therefore,...
Impact of Molecular Drug Susceptibility Testing on the Time to Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis Treatment Initiation

Jeon D, Kang H, Kwon YS, Yim JJ, Shim TS

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current status and trends in the coverage of molecular drug susceptibility testing (mDST), and the impact of mDST on the...
KSNM/KSID/KOSHIC Guidance for Nuclear Medicine Department Against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Bang JI, Lee HY, Cho YS, Choi H, Chong A, Eo JS, Kim JY, Kim TS, Kwon HW, Lee EJ, Lee ES, Park HL, Park SB, Shim Hk, Song BI, Yoo ID, Lee KJ, Lee HJ, Han SH, Lee JS, Park JM, Kim SH

The dramatic spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has profound impacts on every continent and life. Due to humanto-human transmission of COVID-19, nuclear medicine staffs also cannot escape the risk...
Panel-Reactive and Donor-Specific Antibodies before Lung Transplantation can Affect Outcomes in Korean Patients Receiving Lung Transplantation

Moon SW, Park MS, Lee JG, Paik HC, Kim YT, Lee HJ, Park S, Choi SM, Kim DH, Cho WH, Yeo HJ, Park Si, Choi SH, Hong SB, Shim TS, Jo KW, Jeon K, Jeong BH, Kim SY, the Korean Organ Transplantation Registry Study Group

Purpose: Data on the distribution and impact of panel reactive antibodies (PRA) and donor specific antibodies (DSA) before lung transplantation in Asia, especially multi-center-based data, are limited. This study evaluated...
Right ventricular assist device with an oxygenator using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation in a patient with severe respiratory failure and right heart decompensation

Oh DK, Shim TS, Jo KW, Park SI, Kim DK, Choi S, Lee GD, Jung SH, Kang PJ, Hong SB

Right heart decompensation is a fatal complication in patients with respiratory failure, particularly in those transitioned to lung transplantation using veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-V ECMO). In these patients, veno-arterial...
Protocol of a Nationwide Observational Study among Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Pulmonary Disease in South Korea (NTM-KOREA)

Kwak N, Choi H, Jeon D, Jhun BW, Jo KW, Kang YA, Kwon YS, Lee M, Mok J, Shim TS, Shin HJ, Whang J, Yim JJ

BACKGROUND: The burden of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease (PD) is increasing globally. To understand the treatment outcomes and prognosis of NTM-PD, a unified registry is needed. In this project,...
QuantiFERON-TB Gold PLUS versus QuantiFERON- TB Gold In-Tube test for diagnosing tuberculosis infection

Kim SH, Jo KW, Shim TS

Background/Aims: QuantiFERON-TB Gold PLUS (QFT-PLUS) was developed as a new version of the interferon-γ (IFN-γ) release assay that contains an extra antigen tube to elicit a CD8+ T-cell response in...
Treatment Outcomes after Discontinuation of Ethambutol due to Adverse Events in Mycobacterium avium Complex Lung Disease

Kwon YS, Kwon BS, Kim OH, Park YE, Shim TS, Chong YP, Jo KW

BACKGROUND: Long-term administration of ethambutol (EMB) for Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MAC-LD) sometimes leads to permanent discontinuation of EMB due to various adverse events. This study aimed to investigate...
Altered Structural Network in Newly Onset Childhood Absence Epilepsy

Kim EH, Shim WH, Lee JS, Yoon HM, Ko TS, Yum MS

Background and Purpose: Recent quantitative neuroimaging studies of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) have identified various structural abnormalities that might be involved in the onset of absence seizure and associated cognitive...
Concurrent, Prolonged Use of Bedaquiline and Delamanid for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Hyun DG, Lee SH, Jo KW, Shim TS

Bedaquiline and delamanid were recently approved for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Korea. A treatment duration of 24 weeks was established based on phase 2 clinical trial data,...
Correlation between GenoType MTBDRplus Assay and Phenotypic Susceptibility Test for Prothionamide in Patients with Genotypic Isoniazid Resistance

Lee JH, Jo KW, Shim TS

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between the gene mutation patterns by the GenoType MTBDRplus (MTBDRplus) assay and the phenotypic drug susceptibility test (pDST) results...
Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology International Workshop 2018

Kong TW, Ryu HS, Kim SC, Enomoto T, Li J, Kim KH, Shim SH, Wang PH, Therasakvichya S, Kobayashi , Lee M, Shi T, Lee SW, Mikami M, Nagase S, Lim MC, Wang J, Wilailak S, Kim SW, Hong SH, Tan DS, Mandai M, Chang SJ, Huang RY, Ushijima K, Lee JY, Chen X, Ochiai K, Lee TS, Yang B, Kalam F, Lv Q, Ahmad MF, Yaznil MR, Modi KB, Manopunya , Jeong DH, Lertkhachonsuk Aa, Chung HH, Watari H, Jeon S

The Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology International Workshop 2018 on gynecologic oncology was held in the Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, Korea on the 24th to 25th August 2018. The workshop...
Characteristics of Lung Allocation and Outcomes of Lung Transplant according to the Korean Urgency Status

Yu WS, Kim SY, Kim YT, Lee HJ, Park S, Choi SM, Kim DH, Cho WH, Yeo HJ, Park SI, Choi SH, Hong SB, Shim TS, Jo KW, Jeon K, Jeong BH, Paik HC, Lee JG, the Korean Organ Transplantation Registry Study Group

PURPOSE: We investigated the characteristics of lung allocation and outcomes of lung transplant (LTx) according to the Korean urgency status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LTx registration in the Korean Organ Transplantation Registry...
Long-Term Outcomes of Adult Lung Transplantation Recipients: A Single-Center Experience in South Korea

Jo KW, Hong SB, Kim DK, Jung SH, Kim HR, Choi SH, Lee GD, Lee SO, Do KH, Chae EJ, Choi IC, Choi DK, Kim IO, Park SI, Shim TS

BACKGROUND: Recently, the number of lung transplants in South Korea has increased. However, the long-term outcome data is limited. In this study, we aimed to investigate the long-term outcomes of...
The Brain Donation Program in South Korea

Kim Y, Suh YL, Kim SJ, Bae MH, Kim JB, Kim Y, Choi KC, Huh GY, Kim EJ, Lee JS, Kang HW, Shim SM, Lim HJ, Koh YH, Kim BC, Lee KH, Lee MC, Lee HW, Lim TS, Seeley WW, Kim HJ, Na DL, Lee KH, Seo SW

PURPOSE: Obtaining brain tissue is critical to definite diagnosis and to furthering understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. The present authors have maintained the National Neuropathology Reference and Diagnostic Laboratories for Dementia...
Incidence of Active Tuberculosis within One Year after Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Treatment according to Latent Tuberculosis Infection Status in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Kang J, Jeong DH, Han M, Yang SK, Byeon JS, Ye BD, Park SH, Hwang SW, Shim TS, Jo KW

BACKGROUND: We investigated the incidence of active tuberculosis among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, with or without latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). METHODS: The...
The First Living-Donor Lobar Lung Transplantation in Korea: a Case Report

Choi S, Park SI, Lee GD, Kim HR, Kim DK, Jung SH, Yun TJ, Kim IO, Choi DK, Choi IC, Song JM, Hong SB, Shim TS, Jo KW, Lee SO, Do KH, Chae EJ

Lung transplantation is the only treatment for end-stage lung disease, but the problem of donor shortage is unresolved issue. Herein, we report the first case of living-donor lobar lung transplantation...
Proposal Guidelines for Standardized Operating Procedures of Brain Autopsy: Brain Bank in South Korea

Lee KH, Seo SW, Lim TS, Kim EJ, Kim BC, Kim Y, Lee HW, Jeon JP, Shim SM, Na DL, Huh GY, Lee MC, Suh YL

To obtain an in-depth understanding of brain diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric illnesses, and neoplasms, scientific approach and verification using postmortem human brain tissue with or without disease are essential....
SPECT Image Analysis Using Computational ROC Curve Based on Threshold Setup

Kim MS, Shin HB, Kim S, Shim JG, Yoon DK, Suh TS

We proposed the objective ROC analysis method based on the setting of threshold value for evaluation of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) image. This proposed ROC analysis method uses...
Frequency and Type of Disputed rpoB Mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates from South Korea

Jo KW, Lee S, Kang MR, Sung H, Kim MN, Shim TS

BACKGROUND: A disputed rpoB mutation is a specific type of rpoB mutation that can cause low-level resistances to rifampin (RIF). Here, we aimed to assess the frequency and types of...

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