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Pre-hospital delay and emergency medical services in acute myocardial infarction

Lee SH, Kim HK, Jeong MH, Lee JM, Gwon HC, Chae SC, Seong IW, Park JS, Chae JK, Hur SH, Cha KS, Kim HS, Seung KB, Rha SW, Ahn TH, Kim CJ, Hwang JY, Choi DJ, Yoon J, Joo SJ, Hwang KK, Kim DI, Oh SK, for the KAMIR Investigators

Background/Aims: Minimising total ischemic time (TIT) is important for improving clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). TIT has not shown...
Effects of reversing the coiling direction on the force-deflection characteristics of nickel-titanium closed-coil springs

Park HH, Jung SH, Yoon J, Jee KK, Han JH, Baek SH

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of reversing the coiling direction of nickeltitanium closed-coil springs (NiTi-CCSs) on the force-deflection characteristics. METHODS: The samples consisted of two commercially available conventional NiTi-CCS groups and...
Basic concepts of needle electromyography

Kim JE, Seok JM, Ahn SW, Yoon BN, Lim YM, Kim KK, Kwon KH, Park KD, Suh BC, and on behalf of the Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology Education Committee

Clinical evaluations, nerve conduction studies, and electromyography play major complementary roles in electrophysiologic diagnoses. Electromyography can be used to assess pathologic changes and localize lesions occurring in locations ranging from...
Nerve conduction studies: basic principal and clinical usefulness

Ahn SW, Yoon BN, Kim JE, Seok JM, Kim KK, Lim YM, Kwon KH, Park KD, Suh BC, and on behalf of the Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology Education Committee

Nerve conduction study (NCS) is an electrophysiological tool to assess the overall function of cranial and peripheral nervous system, therefore NCS has been diagnostically helpful in the identification and characterization...
Potential risks of nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography

Yoon BN, Ahn SW, Kim JE, Seok JM, Kim KK, Kwon KH, Park KD, Suh BC, Lim YM, on behalf of the Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology Education Committee

Electrodiagnostic studies such as nerve conduction studies (NCS) and needle electromyography (EMG) provide important and complementary information for evaluating patients with suspected neuromuscular disorders. NCS and needle EMG are reasonably...
Factors Associated with the Use of Over-the-Counter Medications in the Elderly Living Alone

Yoon Y, Paik KC, Lee KK, Lee SB, Kim KM, Lee JJ

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the use of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and to identify predictors for their use in the elderly living alone. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study that...
Endoscopic Treatment of Diverse Complications Caused by Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: A Study in Eastern Asia

Kim SY, Oh KY, Chung JW, Kim YJ, Kim KO, Kwon KA, Park DK, Kim KK, Kim SM

BACKGROUND/AIMS: The use of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is increasing proportionally with the obesity epidemic. However, some postoperative complications have been highlighted as major problems associated with LAGB. There...
Protective Effect of White-fleshed Peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) on Chronic Nicotine-induced Toxicity

Kim HJ, Park KK, Chung WY, Lee SK, Kim KR

BACKGROUND: Nicotine is a major toxic component of tobacco smoke and has been recognized as a risk factor to induce oxidative tissue damage, which is a precursor to cardiovascular diseases,...
Synchronous Peripancreatic Lymph Node Gastrinoma and Gastric Neuroendocrine Tumor Type 2

Lee HW, Chung JW, Kim YJ, Kwon KA, Kim EJ, Kim KK, Lee WK, Sym SJ

A 34-year-old man was referred to our hospital with gastric polypoid lesions and biopsy-confirmed neuroendocrine tumor (NET). Computed tomography (CT) revealed a 3×3.5×8-cm retroperitoneal mass behind the pancreas, with multiple...
Adjuvant Treatment after Surgery in Stage IIIA Endometrial Adenocarcinoma

Yoon MS, Huh SJ, Kim HJ, Kim YS, Kim YB, Kim JY, Lee JH, Kim HJ, Cha J, Kim JH, Kim J, Yoon WS, Choi JH, Chun M, Choi Y, Lee KK, Kim M, Jeong JU, Chang SK, Park W

PURPOSE: We evaluated the role of adjuvant therapy in stage IIIA endometrioid adenocarcinoma patients who underwent surgery followed by radiotherapy (RT) alone or chemoradiotherapy (CTRT) according to risk group. MATERIALS AND...
The Inhibitory Effects of Forsythia Koreana Extracts on the Metastatic Ability of Breast Cancer Cells and Bone Resorption by Osteoclasts

Kim YL, Lee SK, Park KK, Chung WY

BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common malignant disease in women. The patients with advanced breast cancer develop metastasis to bone. Bone metastasis and skeletal-related events by breast cancer are...
Blush on Computed Tomography and Transcatheter Arterial Embolization in Pelvic Fracture

Gwak J, Yoon YC, Lee MA, Yu B, Jang MJ, Choi KK

PURPOSE: Bleeding is the primary cause of death after severe pelvic fracture. Transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) is the mainstay of treatment for arterial bleeding. This study aimed to determine the...
Characteristics of Korean Trauma Patients: A Single-center Analysis Using the Korea Trauma Database

Park Y, Chung M, Lee GJ, Lee MA, Park JJ, Choi KK, Hyun SY, Jeon YB, Ma DS, Yoon YC, Lee J, Yoo B

PURPOSE: Two years have passed since a level I trauma center was officially opened in the Gacheon Gil Hospital, South Korea. We analyzed 2014 and 2015 registered patient data from...
Performance Evaluation of the ichroma SMART Analyzer in Measuring C-reactive Protein and Procalcitonin Levels

Rim JH, Ahn HJ, Yoon KK, Kim HR, Kim YA, Lim HS, Yoo J

BACKGROUND: For monitoring infection and inflammation episodes, biomarkers of host response, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT), are now being recognized as useful tools in the diagnostic process....
Multi-institutional analysis of T3 subtypes and adjuvant radiotherapy effects in resected T3N0 non-small cell lung cancer patients

Choi Y, Lee IJ, Lee CY, Cho JH, Choi WH, Yoon HI, Lee YH, Lee CG, Keum KC, Chung KY, Haam SJ, Paik HC, Lee KK, Moon SR, Lee JY, Park KR, Kim YS

PURPOSE: We evaluated the prognostic significance of T3 subtypes and the role of adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with resected the American Joint Committee on Cancer stage IIB T3N0M0 non-small cell...
Long-Term Outcome of Treatment with Topical Corticosteroids for Severe Dry Eye Associated with Sjogren's Syndrome

Jung HH, Ji YS, Sung MS, Kim KK, Yoon KC

This retrospective study was performed to analyze the long-term outcome of topical corticosteroid treatment for severe dry eye associated with Sjogren's syndrome (SS). Patients who had severe dry eye associated...
Isoliquiritigenin Inhibits Metastatic Breast Cancer Cell-induced Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor Kappa-B Ligand/Osteoprotegerin Ratio in Human Osteoblastic Cells

Lee SK, Park KK, Kim KR, Kim HJ, Chung WY

Bone destruction induced by the metastasis of breast cancer cells is a frequent complication that is caused by the interaction between cancer cells and bone cells. Receptor activator of nuclear...
Intratympanic Steroid and Oral Diuretics Combination Therapy for Acute Low Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss without Vertigo

Kwak MY, Yu KK, Kang YK, Yoon SW, Shim HJ, An YH

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness of intratympanic dexamethasone injections (ITD) alone is compared against the combination therapy of ITD and oral diuretics as treatments for acute low frequency sensorineural hearing...
Correlation between HER2 Overexpression and Clinicopathological Characteristics in Gastric Cancer Patients Who Have Undergone Curative Resection

Son HS, Shin YM, Park KK, Seo KW, Yoon KY, Jang HK, Lee SH, Yang SI, Kim JH

PURPOSE: At present, a human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-based concept of tumor biology has been established, and trastuzumab (Herceptin(R); Genentech/Roche, San Francisco, CA, USA), a monoclonal humanized antibody...
Comparison of the Effectiveness of Monitoring Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity with Extended High-Frequency Pure-Tone Audiometry or Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emission

Yu KK, Choi CH, An YH, Kwak MY, Gong SJ, Yoon SW, Shim HJ

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of monitoring cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in adult patients using extended high-frequency pure-tone audiometry (EHF-PTA) or distortion-product otoacoustic emission (DP-OAE) and to evaluate the concurrence...

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