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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581283/the-author-s-response-asa-physical-status-classification-in-surgical-oncology-and-the-importance-of-improving-inter-rater-reliability
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Ho Won Kang, Wun Jae Kim
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July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581282/letter-to-the-editor-asa-physical-status-classification-in-surgical-oncology-and-the-importance-of-improving-inter-rater-reliability
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Bruno Luís de Castro Araujo, Daniele Theobald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581281/a-case-of-rheumatoid-vasculitis-involving-hepatic-artery-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ji Eun Lee, In Je Kim, Min Sun Cho, Jisoo Lee
Rheumatoid vasculitis is a rare, but most serious extra-articular complications of long-standing, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Vasculitis of hepatic artery is an extremely rare but severe manifestation of rheumatoid vasculitis. A 72-year-old woman who presented with polyarthralgia for 2 months was diagnosed with early RA. Since she had manifestations of livedo reticularis, and liver dysfunction which was atypical for RA patients, a percutaneous needle liver biopsy was performed revealing arteritis of a medium-sized hepatic artery...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581280/different-age-distribution-between-campylobacteriosis-and-nontyphoidal-salmonellosis-in-hospitalized-korean-children-with-acute-inflammatory-diarrhea
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Jung Ok Shim, Ju Young Chang, Ahlee Kim, Sue Shin
We investigated recent epidemiologic trends regarding campylobacteriosis vs. nontyphoidal salmonellosis (NTS), a previously known leading cause of bacterial enterocolitis in Korean children. Among 363 hospitalized children with acute inflammatory diarrhea, Campylobacter (18.7%) was the most frequently detected pathogen using multiplex polymerase chain reaction tests followed by Salmonella (15.4%). Children with campylobacteriosis were older than children with NTS (112.6 months [interquartile range (IQR) 66...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581279/improved-software-to-browse-the-serial-medical-images-for-learning
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Koojoo Kwon, Min Suk Chung, Jin Seo Park, Byeong Seok Shin, Beom Sun Chung
The thousands of serial images used for medical pedagogy cannot be included in a printed book; they also cannot be efficiently handled by ordinary image viewer software. The purpose of this study was to provide browsing software to grasp serial medical images efficiently. The primary function of the newly programmed software was to select images using 3 types of interfaces: buttons or a horizontal scroll bar, a vertical scroll bar, and a checkbox. The secondary function was to show the names of the structures that had been outlined on the images...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581278/reduced-mortality-in-severely-injured-patients-using-hospital-based-helicopter-emergency-medical-services-in-interhospital-transport
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Oh Hyun Kim, Young Il Roh, Hyung Il Kim, Yong Sung Cha, Kyoung Chul Cha, Hyun Kim, Sung Oh Hwang, Kang Hyun Lee
Recent evidence has demonstrated the survival benefits of helicopter transport for trauma patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of hospital-based helicopter emergency medical services (H-HEMS) in comparison with ground ambulance transport in improving mortality outcomes in patients with major trauma. Study participants were divided into 2 groups according to type of transport to the trauma center; that is, either via ground emergency medical services (GEMS) or via H-HEMS. The study was conducted from October 2013 to July 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581277/national-surgical-trends-for-distal-radius-fractures-in-korea
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Young Hoon Jo, Bong Gun Lee, Joo Hak Kim, Chang Hun Lee, Sung Jae Kim, Wan Sun Choi, Ja Wook Koo, Kwang Hyun Lee
The objective of this study was to investigate national surgical trends for distal radius fractures (DRFs) in Korea and analyze healthcare institution type-specific surgical trends. We analyzed a nationwide database acquired from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) from 2011 to 2015. International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10) codes and procedure codes were used to identify patients aged ≥ 20 years with newly diagnosed DRFs. A total of 459,388 DRFs occurred from 2011 to 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581276/effects-of-mental-health-support-on-the-grief-of-bereaved-people-caused-by-sewol-ferry-accident
#8
Hyesung Han, Jin Won Noh, Hyu Jung Huh, Seung Huh, Ji Young Joo, Jin Hyuk Hong, Jeong Ho Chae
Few studies have assessed the overall effects of multi-centered, complicated mental health support on the grief process. This study investigated the broader influence of mental health support provided practically to the bereaved family on the severity of complicated grief. Ninety-three bereaved family members of the Sewol ferry accident were recruited. Severity of complicated grief, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive disorder was assessed through self-reporting questionnaire, inventory of complicated grief (ICG), PTSD Check List-5 (PCL-5) and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581275/relationship-between-mobile-phone-addiction-and-the-incidence-of-poor-and-short-sleep-among-korean-adolescents-a-longitudinal-study-of-the-korean-children-youth-panel-survey
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Joo Eun Lee, Sung In Jang, Yeong Jun Ju, Woorim Kim, Hyo Jung Lee, Eun Cheol Park
Three of ten teenagers in Korea are addicted to mobile phones. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between mobile phone addiction and the incidence of poor sleep quality and short sleep duration in adolescents. We used longitudinal data from the Korean Children & Youth Panel Survey conducted by the National Youth Policy Institute in Korea (2011-2013). A total of 1,125 students at baseline were included in this study after excluding those who already had poor sleep quality or short sleep duration in the previous year...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581274/comparison-of-electroencephalography-eeg-coherence-between-major-depressive-disorder-mdd-without-comorbidity-and-mdd-comorbid-with-internet-gaming-disorder
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Joohyung Youh, Ji Sun Hong, Doug Hyun Han, Un Sun Chung, Kyoung Joon Min, Young Sik Lee, Sun Mi Kim
Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has many comorbid psychiatric problems including major depressive disorder (MDD). In the present study, we compared the neurobiological differences between MDD without comorbidity (MDD-only) and MDD comorbid with IGD (MDD+IGD) by analyzing the quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG) findings. We recruited 14 male MDD+IGD (mean age, 20.0 ± 5.9 years) and 15 male MDD-only (mean age, 20.3 ± 5.5 years) patients. The electroencephalography (EEG) coherences were measured using a 21-channel digital EEG system and computed to assess synchrony in the frequency ranges of alpha (7...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581273/clinical-features-of-post-vaccination-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-gbs-in-korea
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Yong Shik Park, Keon Joo Lee, Seung Woo Kim, Kyung Min Kim, Bum Chun Suh
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the most common immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy and it is also the most commonly reported severe adverse event following immunization in adults. To evaluate the results of clinical and laboratory features of GBS after vaccination in Korea, we analyzed the claims-based data from 2002 to 2014 using materials collected for the Advisory Committee Vaccination Injury Compensation (ACVIC) meeting including, clinical features, nerve conduction studies (NCSs), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) profiles, treatment, and outcomes...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581272/the-usefulness-of-platelet-derived-microparticle-as-biomarker-of-antiplatelet-therapy-in-kawasaki-disease
#12
Hyun Jung Kim, Eun Hye Choi, Yeon Jung Lim, Hong Ryang Kil
Little is known about platelet dynamics and the effect of antiplatelet therapy in Kawasaki disease (KD). This study sought to define platelet activation dynamics in KD patients by assaying platelet-derived microparticles (PDMPs). We measured plasma PDMPs levels in 46 patients with KD using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Blood samples were collected before, at 2-5 days, and 9-15 days after intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion, 2 months and 4-5 months after the onset of KD. We measured PDMP levels in 23 febrile and 10 afebrile control patients...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581271/helicobacter-pylori-antigens-inducing-early-immune-response-in-infants
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Ji Hyun Seo, Jong Hyuk Youn, Eun A Kim, Jin Su Jun, Ji Sook Park, Jung Sook Yeom, Jae Young Lim, Hyang Ok Woo, Hee Shang Youn, Gyung Hyuck Ko, Jin Sik Park, Seung Chul Baik, Woo Kon Lee, Myung Je Cho, Kwang Ho Rhee
To identify the Helicobacter pylori antigens operating during early infection in sera from infected infants using proteomics and immunoblot analysis. Two-dimensional (2D) large and small gel electrophoresis was performed using H. pylori strain 51. We performed 2D immunoglobulin G (IgG), immunoglobulin A (IgA), and immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody immunoblotting using small gels on sera collected at the Gyeongsang National University Hospital from 4-11-month-old infants confirmed with H. pylori infection by pre-embedding immunoelectron microscopy...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581270/potential-association-of-triglyceride-glucose-index-with-cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
#14
Md Akbar, Uma Bhandari, Anwar Habib, Razi Ahmad
Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a common and most neglected complication of diabetes, estimated to be roughly 8% in recently diagnosed patients and greater than 50% in patients with chronic disease history. The insulin resistance (IR) itself is bidirectionally associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and CAN is a predisposing factor. The primary objective of the present study was aimed to find a correlation of triglyceride glucose index (TyG index) in CAN patients along with the prevalence of CAN in T2DM patients as a secondary objective...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581269/subcutaneous-immunotherapy-for-allergic-asthma-in-a-single-center-of-korea-efficacy-safety-and-clinical-response-predictors
#15
Ji Ho Lee, Su Chin Kim, Hyunna Choi, Chang Gyu Jung, Ga Young Ban, Yoo Seob Shin, Dong Ho Nahm, Hae Sim Park, Young Min Ye
Allergen-specific immunotherapy is the only causal treatment for allergic diseases. However, the efficacy of immunotherapy may vary around the world due to differences in climate, the nature of aero-allergens and their distribution. The aim of this study was to describe the effects of subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) in Korean adults with allergic asthma (AA). As a retrospective cohort study, we reviewed medical records for 627 patients with AA in Korea who were sensitized to house dust mite (HDM) and/or pollens and who underwent SCIT with aluminum hydroxide adsorbed allergen extract from 2000 to 2012...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581268/significance-of-serology-by-multi-antigen-elisa-for-tissue-helminthiases-in-korea
#16
Yan Jin, Eun Min Kim, Min Ho Choi, Myoung Don Oh, Sung Tae Hong
It is clinically important to differentiate tissue-invading helminthiasis. The purpose of this study was to assess the specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody positive rates for clonorchiasis, paragonimiasis, cysticercosis, and sparganosis 4 helminthiases from 1996 to 2006 using multi-antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in Korea. Results of 6,017 samples, which were referred to our institute for serodiagnosis, were analyzed. The subjects with positive serum IgG antibodies were 1,502 (25.0%) for any of the 4 helminthiases...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581267/characterization-of-oropharyngeal-carriage-isolates-of-neisseria-meningitidis-in-healthy-korean-adolescents-in-2015
#17
Han Wool Kim, Soyoung Lee, Daeho Kwon, Jihei Cha, Jong Gyun Ahn, Kyung Hyo Kim
The meningococcus carriage rate is age-dependent, with a high prevalence in adolescents and young adults. This cross-sectional study aimed to estimate the oropharyngeal carriage rate of meningococcus among healthy Korean adolescents and its relationship with several population characteristics. The survey was conducted from April to May 2015 among 1,460 first-year high-school students in 9 high schools located in Gyeonggi province, Korea. Each student answered a short questionnaire assessing risk factors for carriage, and posterior pharyngeal wall swab samples were obtained...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581266/characteristics-of-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-sanatoria-of-north-korea
#18
Jihee Jung, Yangjin Jegal, Moran Ki, Young Jeon Shin, Cheon Tae Kim, Tae Sun Shim, Nackmoon Sung
Although several reports about drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in North Korea have been published, a nationwide surveillance on this disease remains to be performed. This study aims to analyze the drug resistance patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among the patients in the sanatoria of North Korea, especially during the period when second-line drugs (SLDs) had not yet been officially supplied to this country. The Eugene Bell Foundation (EBF) transferred 947 sputum specimens obtained from 667 patients from 2007 to 2009 to the Clinical Research Center, Masan National Tuberculosis Hospital (MNTH), South Korea...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581265/high-maternal-blood-mercury-level-is-associated-with-low-verbal-iq-in-children
#19
Kyoung Sook Jeong, Hyewon Park, Eunhee Ha, Jiyoung Shin, Yun Chul Hong, Mina Ha, Hyesook Park, Bung Nyun Kim, Boeun Lee, Soo Jeong Lee, Kyung Yeon Lee, Ja Hyeong Kim, Yangho Kim
The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship of IQ in children with maternal blood mercury concentration during late pregnancy. The present study is a component of the Mothers and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH) study, a multi-center birth cohort project in Korea that began in 2006. The study cohort consisted of 553 children whose mothers underwent testing for blood mercury during late pregnancy. The children were given the Korean language version of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, revised edition (WPPSI-R) at 60 months of age...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581264/night-shift-work-and-risk-of-depression-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#20
Aeyoung Lee, Seung Kwon Myung, Jung Jin Cho, Yu Jin Jung, Jong Lull Yoon, Mee Young Kim
This study aimed to assess whether night shift work is associated with the risk of depression by using a meta-analysis of observational studies. We searched PubMed and EMBASE in August, 2016 to locate eligible studies and investigated the association between night shift work and the risk of depression, reporting outcome measures with adjusted odds ratios (ORs) or relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). In the meta-analysis of a total of 11 observational studies with 9 cross-sectional study, 1 longitudinal study, and 1 cohort study, night shift work was significantly associated with an increased risk of depression (OR/RR, 1...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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