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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502159/lpl-gene-pvu-ii-polymorphism-and-hypertriglyceridemia-a-meta-analysis-involving-1-640-subjects
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Yan-Yan Li, Yan-Hong Zhou, Ge Gong, Hong-Yu Geng, Xin-Xing Yang, Xiang-Ming Wang, Chuan-Wei Zhou, Jian Xu, Yun Qian
Background/Aims: Although lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene Pvu II polymorphism has been associated with an increased risk of hypertriglyceridemia (HT), there is no clear consensus within the scientific community. Methods: A meta-analysis of 1,640 subjects from six individual studies was conducted to better elucidate the potential relationship between the LPL gene Pvu II polymorphism and HT within the Chinese population. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were evaluated by using fixed effect models...
May 16, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502160/sarcoidosis-with-splenic-involvement-diagnosed-via-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-biopsy
#2
Hyung Ku Chon, Keum Ha Choi, Tae Hyeon Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480876/splenic-infarction-associated-with-acute-infectious-mononucleosis
#3
Yuji Suzuki, Keisuke Kakisaka, Hidekatsu Kuroda, Tokio Sasaki, Yasuhiro Takikawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415162/value-of-doppler-evaluation-of-physically-abnormal-fistula-hemodynamic-guidelines-and-access-outcomes
#4
Seong Cho, Yu-Ji Lee, Sung-Rok Kim
Background/Aims: The strategy of access care at out center involves the use of ultrasound (USG) in case of physical examination (PE) abnormality. USG determines the need of angiography. This study investigated the possible association between the need for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and hemodynamic parameters of USG. The study also assessed the effects of this monitoring strategy on outcomes in comparison with a historical control. Methods: A retrospective study of the medical records of 127 patients (65 PTA, 62 non-PTA) was conducted...
April 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407463/number-of-existing-permanent-teeth-is-associated-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-elderly-korean-population
#5
Hye-Sun Shin
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the association between the number of existing permanent teeth and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a representative sample of the elderly Korean population. Methods: A total of 2,519 subjects who participated in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were cross-sectionally examined. The number of existing permanent teeth was evaluated by clinical oral examination. CKD was defined based on definition and classification by Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) 2012 guidelines...
April 14, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352059/korean-version-of-the-cough-symptom-score-clinical-utility-and-validity-for-chronic-cough
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Jae-Woo Kwon, Ji-Yong Moon, Sae-Hoon Kim, Woo-Jung Song, Min-Hye Kim, Min-Gyu Kang, Kyung-Hwan Lim, So-Hee Lee, Sang Min Lee, Jin Young Lee, Hyouk-Soo Kwon, Kyung-Mook Kim, Sang-Heon Kim, Sang-Hoon Kim, Jae-Won Jeong, Cheol-Woo Kim, Sang-Heon Cho, Byung-Jae Lee
Background/Aims: The Cough Symptom Score (CSS) is a simple, useful tool for measuring cough severity. However, there is no standard Korean version of the CSS. We developed a Korean version of the CSS and evaluated its clinical utility and validity for assessing chronic cough severity. Methods: The CSS was adapted for Korean use following a forward-backward translation procedure. Patients with chronic cough enrolled from five university hospitals were graded using the CSS and a 100-mm linear visual analog scale (VAS) of cough severity at each visit...
March 31, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352058/the-relationship-between-anti-c-reactive-protein-and-disease-activity-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#7
Chang-Nam Son, Tae-Han Lee, Ji-Hye Bang, Hye-Jin Jeong, Jin-Nyeong Chae, Won-Mok Lee, Ji-Min Kim, Sang-Hyon Kim
Background/Aims: Anti-C-reactive protein (CRP) antibody has been introduced as a potential biologic marker in Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of study is to evaluate the level of anti-CRP antibody in patients with SLE. Methods: This study investigated the relationship between levels of anti-CRP antibodies and disease activity markers, such as complement, anti-double-stranded DNA antibody, and SLE disease activity index in 34 patients with SLE. Results: The serum anti-CRP antibody levels of the patients with SLE were significantly higher than those of the healthy controls (11...
March 31, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352064/clinical-characteristics-associated-with-occurrence-and-poor-prognosis-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Ji Ae Yang, Jeong Seok Lee, Jin Kyun Park, Eun Bong Lee, Yeong Wook Song, Eun Young Lee
Background/Aims: To analyze clinical characteristics of interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially in patients with poor prognosis. Methods: Seventy-seven RA patients with ILD and 231 age, sex, and disease duration-matched RA patients without ILD were enrolled in this retrospective study. Epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory information were obtained through a medical chart review. Logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the risk of mortality in RA patients with ILD...
March 28, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352063/erythromycin-infusion-prior-to-endoscopy-for-acute-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Hee Kyong Na, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Dong Woo Seo, Hyun Lim, Ji Yong Ahn, Jeong Hoon Lee, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Jin-Ho Kim
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of erythromycin infusion and gastric lavage in order to improve the quality of visualization during emergency upper endoscopy. Methods: We performed a prospective randomized pilot study. Patients presented with hematemesis or melena within 12 hours and were randomly assigned to the erythromycin group (intravenous infusion of erythromycin), gastric lavage group (nasogastric tube placement with gastric lavage), or erythromycin + gastric lavage group (both erythromycin infusion and gastric lavage)...
March 28, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352062/atorvastatin-inhibits-osteoclast-differentiation-by-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-signaling-during-il-1%C3%AE-induced-osteoclastogenesis
#10
Won-Seok Lee, Eun-Gyeong Lee, Myung-Soon Sung, Yun-Jung Choi, Wan-Hee Yoo
Background/Aims: To define the effect of statins on interleukin 1β (IL-1β)-induced osteoclastogenesis and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Methods: Bone marrow cells were obtained from 5-week-old male ICR (Institute for Cancer Research) mice, and they were cultured to differentiate them into osteoclasts with macrophage colony-stimulating factor and the receptor activator of nuclear factor (NF)-κB ligand in the presence or absence of IL-1β or atorvastatin...
March 28, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298078/epiphora-following-chemotherapy-with-pemetrexed-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Yun Duk Jung, Sang Bin Lee, Yun Wha Jung, Jung Sub Song, In Sook Woo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298077/effects-of-colchicine-on-renal-fibrosis-and-apoptosis-in-obstructed-kidneys
#12
Sejoong Kim, Eun Sook Jung, Jeonghwan Lee, Nam Ju Heo, Ki Young Na, Jin Suk Han
Background/Aims: Colchicine is an established drug for microtubule stabilization that may reduce tissue injury. No data were available that its effects may depend on the dosage of colchicine. We investigated the anti-fibrotic and apoptotic effects of various dose of colchicine in a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model. Methods: Thirty-six Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into six groups. Two sham groups were divided into a vehicle-treated or colchicine-treated group (100 μg/kg/day)...
March 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298076/chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-bcr-abl1-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#13
Seung-Woo Baek, Ji Young Moon, Hyewon Ryu, Yoon-Seok Choi, Ik-Chan Song, Hyo-Jin Lee, Hwan-Jung Yun, Samyoung Kim, Deog-Yeon Jo
Background/Aims: Renal complications related to BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have not been examined fully in Asian populations. Methods: We analyzed estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and its changes with time retrospectively in patients with BCR-ABL1-negative MPN from 2005 to 2015. Results: The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) was 11% (6.6% having stage 3 and 4.4% having stage 4). In a linear regression analysis of eGFR versus time (years), overall, patients showed increased eGFR (mL/min/1...
March 17, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286937/early-versus-late-bedside-endoscopy-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-critically-ill-patients
#14
Jee Hyun Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Jaeyoung Chun, Changhyun Lee, Jong Pil Im, Joo Sung Kim
Background/Aims: Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a life-threatening complication in critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of bedside endoscopy in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting, and to compare the outcomes of early endoscopy (within 24 hours of detecting GI bleeding) with late endoscopy (after 24 hours). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent bedside endoscopy for nonvariceal upper GI bleeding and lower GI bleeding that occurred after ICU admission at Seoul National University Hospital from January 2010 to May 2015...
March 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286936/analysis-of-diabetes-quality-assessment-findings-and-future-directions-for-the-appropriate-management-of-diabetes-in-korea
#15
Yu Jin Kim, Suk Chon, Seungjoon Oh, Jeong-Taek Woo, Sung Woon Kim, Sang Youl Rhee
Background/Aims: Due to recent increases in the disease burden of diabetes mellitus, the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) of Korea implemented a quality assessment of the treatment of diabetes to improve patient care. The present study was conducted to identify any changes after the implementation of the diabetes quality assessment (DQA). Methods: The present study evaluated eight quality assessment indicators that were proposed by the HIRA in all patients with diabetes who visited a university hospital in Korea between 2009 and 2014...
March 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288508/isoniazid-treatment-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-is-tolerable-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-receiving-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-therapy
#16
Yoon-Kyoung Sung, Soo-Kyung Cho, Dam Kim, Soyoung Won, Chan-Bum Choi, Tae-Hwan Kim, Jae-Bum Jun, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Sang-Cheol Bae
Background/Aims: To evaluate the impact of isoniazid (INH) treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) on the development of liver function test (LFT) abnormality and the persistence of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Methods: We retrospectively enrolled patients with RA who were treated with TNF inhibitors at a university hospital between December 2000 and November 2011. After dividing the patients into two groups based on the occurrence of LFT abnormality during follow-up, we compared demographic and clinical features between the two groups...
March 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286940/comparison-of-tolvaptan-treatment-between-patients-with-the-siadh-and-congestive-heart-failure-a-single-center-experience
#17
Gun Ha Park, Chang Min Lee, Jae Won Song, Moon Chan Jung, Jwa Kyung Kim, Young Rim Song, Hyung Jik Kim, Sung Gyun Kim
Background/Aims: Tolvaptan is a very effective treatment for hypervolemic or euvolemic hyponatremia. We compared the clinical efficacy of and response to tolvaptan in patients with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 50 patients (SIADH, n = 30; CHF, n = 20) who were prescribed tolvaptan between July 2013 and October 2015. Tolvaptan was prescribed when the serum sodium level was < 125 mmol/L and the standard treatment failed...
March 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286939/epidemiological-trend-of-pulmonary-thromboembolism-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-korea
#18
Tae Yun Park, Jae-Woo Jung, Jae Chol Choi, Jong Wook Shin, Jae Yeol Kim, Byoung Whui Choi, In Won Park
Background/Aims: Despite increasing interest in pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), data on recent trends in PTE incidence are limited. This study evaluated the recent incidence rate of PTE. Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients with PTE admitted to Chung-Ang University Hospital during the 10-year period from 2006 to 2015. Age-standardized incidence and mortality rates were calculated by the direct method per 100,000 populations. To analyze the trend of risk factor, we also calculated the proportions of cancer, major operation, and recent major fracture over that time...
March 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286938/n-acetyl-l-cysteine-controls-osteoclastogenesis-through-regulating-th17-differentiation-and-rankl-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Hae-Rim Kim, Kyoung-Woon Kim, Bo-Mi Kim, Kyung-Ann Lee, Sang-Heon Lee
Background/Aims: This study aimed to determine the regulatory role of N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC), an antioxidant, in interleukin 17 (IL-17)-induced osteoclast differentiation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: After RA synovial fibroblasts were stimulated by IL-17, the expression and production of receptor activator of nuclear factor κ-B ligand (RANKL) was determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Osteoclastogenesis was also determined after co-cultures of IL-17-stimulated RA synovial fibroblasts, Th17 cells and various concentrations of NAC with monocytes...
March 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490725/effects-of-valsartan-and-amlodipine-on-oxidative-stress-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-hypertension-a-randomized-multicenter-study
#20
Hae Jin Kim, Seung Jin Han, Dae Jung Kim, Hak Chul Jang, Soo Lim, Sung Hee Choi, Yong Hyun Kim, Dong Hyun Shin, Se Hwa Kim, Tae Ho Kim, Yu Bae Ahn, Seung Hyun Ko, Nan Hee Kim, Ji A Seo, Ha Young Kim, Kwan Woo Lee
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of diabetic complications and antagonists of renin-angiotensin system and amlodipine have been reported previously to reduce oxidative stress. In this study, we compared the changes in oxidative stress markers after valsartan and amlodipine treatment in type 2 diabetic patients with hypertension and compared the changes in metabolic parameters. METHODS: Type 2 diabetic subjects with hypertension 30 to 80 years of age who were not taking antihypertensive drugs were randomized into either valsartan (n = 33) or amlodipine (n = 35) groups and treated for 24 weeks...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
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