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Addition of Amlodipine or Valsartan for Improvement of Diastolic Dysfunction Associated with Hypertension

Oh JK, Seo JS, Park YH, Park JH, Lee SA, Lee S, Kim DH, Song JM, Kang DH

BACKGROUND: Hypertensive patients are at increased risk of diastolic dysfunction. The hypothesis of this study was that addition of amlodipine would be superior to valsartan in improving diastolic dysfunction associated...
Oculomotor Nerve Palsy that Developed after Endovascular Treatment in an Acute Stroke Patient with a Dissecting Occlusion of the Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery

Kim JG, Kang CH, Choi JC, Oh JH, Lee JS, Kang SY, Song SK, Kang JH

Oculomotor nerve palsy is underrecognized clinical manifestation of extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) dissection. Herein we report a case of complete oculomotor nerve palsy following endovascular revascularization, which developed in...
A Collision Tumor of the Esophagus: Mixed Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Neuroendocrine Carcinoma

Choe AR, Shim KN, Lim J, Song EM, Tae CH, Jung SA, Jo MS

Collision tumors are extremely rare, and currently, no therapeutic protocols are established. A 64-year-old man presented to his physician with complaints of right chest and abdominal pain. The contrast-enhanced CT...
Evolution of Interferon-Gamma Release Assay Results and Submillisievert Chest CT Findings among Close Contacts of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients

Yoon S, Mihn DC, Song JH, Kim SA, Yim JJ

Background: Latent tuberculosis (TB) infection among TB contacts is diagnosed using plain chest radiography and interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs). However, plain chest radiographs often miss active TB, and the results...
Performance Evaluation of MEDITAPE UC-11A Strip Test in Estimating the Urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio and Urine Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio

Yu S, Song SA, Jun KR, Lee JN

BACKGROUND: Proteinuria, including albuminuria, is a primary or major clinical sign of kidney disease. The urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) and urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPCR) are used to screen patients with...
Serotyping and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Salmonella Isolated in Korea in 2015

Kim SH, Park EH, Hwang IY, Lee H, Song SA, Lee M, Lee S, Kim SY, Kim JJ, Shin JH, Hong SG, Shin KS, Kim S, Ryoo NH, Lee W, Jang SJ, Shin JH

BACKGROUND: Salmonella is an important pathogen that causes gastroenteritis and sepsis in humans. Recently, changes in serotype prevalence and an increase in antimicrobial resistance have been reported. This study investigated...
Ten Cases of Taenia saginata Infection Confirmed by Analysis of the Internal Transcribed Spacer 1 rDNA Region in the Republic of Korea

Song SM, Yun HS, VanBik D, Chang HH, Lee SA, Kim SW, Ryoo N, Eun DY, Lee NY, Goo YK, Hong Y, Ock M, Cha HJ, Chung DI

From October 2015 to August 2018, tapeworm proglottids were obtained from 10 patients who were residents of Daegu and Gyeongbuk provinces and had a history of raw beef consumption. Most...
Molecular Genetic and Serologic Analysis of the O allele in the Korean Population

Lee JY, Song SA, Oh SH

BACKGROUND: The recent expansion of knowledge about various ABO alleles has led to the need for a comprehensive measure to cover the numerous polymorphisms dispersed in the ABO gene. A...
Comparative Evaluation of Hormones and Hormone-Like Molecule in Lineage Specification of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Choi SA, An JH, Lee SH, Lee GH, Yang HJ, Jeong PS, Cha JJ, Lee S, Park YH, Song BS, Sim BW, Kim YH, Kim JS, Jin YB, Huh JW, Lee SR, Lee JH, Kim SU

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Proficient differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into specific lineages is required for applications in regenerative medicine. A growing amount of evidences had implicated hormones and...
Reference ranges for autonomic function tests in healthy Korean adults

Park KH, Kim BJ, Kang SY, Oh SY, Sohn EH, Song KJ, Shin JH, Kang KH, Cho EB, Jeong H, Lee H, Kim HA, Kim RB, Park KJ

BACKGROUND: The standardized autonomic function test has become widely available. However, there are no reference data for this test for the Korean population. This study explored reference data for sudomotor...
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Pregnancy: Single Center Experience in Current Era of Targeted Therapy

Lim K, Chang SA, Oh SY, Lee JH, Song J, Kang IS, Huh J, Park SJ, Park SW, Kim DK

OBJECTIVES: To report our experiences in pregnant patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) who were treated with targeted therapy. METHODS: From 2011 to 2017, women who decided to maintain pregnancies in...
A Patient with Cerebral Infarction and Renal Infarction Accompanying Complex Aortic Plaque of Descending Thoracic Aorta

Lee CY, Chun MY, Lee SA, Lee EH, Lee SH, Chang Y, Kim YJ, Ryu DR, Song TJ

No abstract available.
A Patient with Corpus Callosum Infarction Accompanying Infective Endocarditis

Lee SA, Lee EH, Lee SH, Chun MY, Lee CY, Kim YJ, Chang Y, Ryu DR, Song TJ

No abstract available.
Spontaneous Repetitive Constriction and Dilatation of a Unilateral Pupil in a Brain Death Patient

Chun MY, Park J, Lee SY, Lee CY, Lee SA, Lee EH, Lee SH, Chang Y, Park KD, Song TJ

In brain death state, bilateral pupil light reflexes are disappeared, and pupils are fixed with dilated. However, spontaneous movements such as ocular microtremor or bilateral cyclical constriction-dilatation of pupils have...
Interarm Blood Pressure Difference has Various Associations with the Presence and Burden of Cerebral Small-Vessel Diseases in Noncardioembolic Stroke Patients

Chang Y, Lee SA, Lee SH, Lee EH, Kim YJ, Song TJ

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An interarm blood pressure difference (IABD) is independently related to the occurrence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Cerebral small-vessel diseases (SVDs) are important risk factors for stroke,...
Primary Cardiac Hemangioendothelioma in an Infant: A Case Report

Seo JW, Song MK, Park SH, Park HE, Park SA

Primary cardiac tumors are rare, with a prevalence of 0.001–0.2%. Among such tumors, cardiac hemangioendotheliomas are some of the most uncommon. In Korea, there have been no reports of hemangioendothelioma...
Analysis of Sleep Questionnaires of Commercial Vehicle Operators in Korea

Song Y, Park HG, Song S, Lee DH, Huh G, Hyun SJ, Choe G, Han SA, Ji JY, Kim JK, Kim HJ

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent in commercial vehicle operators (CMVOs). This study aimed to evaluate the poor sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and the prevalence of...
Hepatitis A Virus Infection from a Contaminated Tap of Ground Water Facility in a Neighborhood Park, Republic of Korea

Ryu S, Won SA, Uh J, Song JY

A patient with Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection was notified to the public health authority. The identical HAV was found at a water dispensing outlet at the ground water facility...
Prediagnostic Smoking and Alcohol Drinking and Gastric Cancer Survival: A Korean Prospective Cohort Study

Kim SA, Choi BY, Song KS, Park CH, Eun CS, Han DS, Kim YS, Kim HJ

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Behavioral factors, such as smoking and heavy alcohol consumption, increase the risk of gastric cancer (GC), but their effects on survival are not clear. We examined associations between prediagnostic...
Development and Evaluation of Multiplex PCR for the Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae

Kim SH, Bae IK, Kim NY, Song SA, Kim S, Jeong J, Shin JH

BACKGROUND: The isolation of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) has become increasingly common. Continuous surveillance for these organisms is essential because their infections are closely related to outbreaks of illness and are...

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