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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899014/differentiation-between-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-polycystic-ovarian-morphology-by-means-of-an-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-cutoff-value
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Do Kyeong Song, Jee-Young Oh, Hyejin Lee, Yeon-Ah Sung
Background/Aims: Although increased serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level has been suggested to be a surrogate marker of polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM), its association with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is controversial, and its diagnostic value has not been determined. We aimed to observe the relationship between the AMH level and PCOS phenotypes and to determine the optimal cutoff value of AMH for the diagnosis of PCOS in young Korean women. Methods: We recruited 207 women with PCOS (120 with PCOM and 87 without PCOM) and 220 regular cycling women with normoandrogenemia (100 with PCOM and 120 without PCOM)...
November 30, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899013/in-vitro-antiviral-activity-of-ribavirin-against-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus
#2
Myung Jin Lee, Kye-Hyung Kim, Jongyoun Yi, Su Jin Choi, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Nam Joong Kim, Myoung-Don Oh
Background/Aims: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease caused by severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV), a novel bunyavirus. As yet, there is no effective antiviral therapy for SFTS. Ribavirin is a broad-spectrum antiviral agent, which has been tried for treatment of SFTS. In this study, antiviral activity of ribavirin against SFTSV has been investigated. Methods: Vero cell-grown SFTSV strain Gangwon/Korea/2012 was treated with ribavirin at various concentrations...
November 30, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889955/successful-desensitization-of-pemetrexed-induced-anaphylaxis-in-a-patient-with-malignant-mesothelioma
#3
Jeonghwan Youk, Hyunkyung Park, Kwang Nam Jin, Hyun Jong Moon, Min-Suk Yang, Ki Hwan Kim, Jin-Soo Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889954/invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-after-treatment-with-gefitinib
#4
Sejeong Park, Soyoung Park, Hana Choi, Ji Young Park, Hyo Seok Lim, Myung Jae Park, Si-Young Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871168/long-term-prognosis-of-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-as-determined-by-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
#5
Gun Ha Park, Jae Won Song, Chang Min Lee, Young Rim Song, Sung Gyun Kim, Hyung Jik Kim, Jwa Kyung Kim
Background/Aims: Normal myocardial perfusion is closely associated with very low rates of cardiac events and better long-term outcomes; however, little is known about its prognostic value in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Methods: A total of 286 incident patients underwent baseline cardiac evaluations using echocardiography and stress-rest single-photon emission computed tomography. Perfusion scans for 177 patients (61.9%) who had a summed stress score (SSS) < 4 were normal...
November 22, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846671/pulmonary-artery-dissection-in-a-patient-with-eisenmenger-s-syndrome-and-successful-conservative-medical-treatment
#6
Sun Hwa Hong, Kyung-Hee Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832685/treadmill-exercise-induced-e-e-elevation-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-event-in-end-stage-renal-disease-on-peritoneal-dialysis
#7
Jong Ho Shin, Ki-Woon Kang, Jung Ho Kim, Jung Yeon Chin, Nae Yu Kim, Sang Hyun Park, Won Ho Kim, Yu Jeong Choi, Kyung Tae Jung
Background/Aims: Diastolic dysfunction is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). However, conventional measurement of LA volume and E/e' using Doppler echocardiography has been limited to predict CV events in patients with ESRD on CAPD. Methods: From September 2007 to September 2008, 30 consecutive patients with exertional dyspnea in ESRD on CAPD and normal systolic function was prospectively enrolled and underwent laboratory testing, coronary angiography, and treadmill exercise stress echocardiography (TESE)...
November 11, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809455/myeloma-prognostic-index-at-diagnosis-might-be-a-prognostic-marker-in-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-multiple-myeloma
#8
Dae Sik Kim, Eun Sang Yu, Ka-Won Kang, Se Ryeon Lee, Yong Park, Hwa Jung Sung, Chul Won Choi, Byung Soo Kim
Background/Aims: The aims of this study were to identify the value of inflammatory markers as pretreatment prognostic factors for patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to estimate the value of a prognostic index including these markers at diagnosis. Methods: A total of 273 newly diagnosed MM patients undergoing active treatment were analyzed in this study. The prognostic values for survival of the pretreatment inflammatory markers were investigated. A myeloma prognostic index (MPI) was derived using prognostic factors determined to be independently significant on multivariate analysis...
November 4, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809454/long-term-real-world-entecavir-therapy-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-hepatitis-b-patients-base-line-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-and-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-levels-predict-virologic-response
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Ju-Yeon Cho, Won Sohn, Dong-Hyun Sinn, Geum-Youn Gwak, Yong-Han Paik, Moon Seok Choi, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik, Byung Chul Yoo, Joon Hyeok Lee
Background/Aims: Entecavir is a potent nucleoside analogue with high efficacy and barrier for resistance. We aimed to investigate the long-term efficacy and viral resistance rate of entecavir and explore the factors associated with virologic response, including quantitative hepatitis B surface antigen (qHBsAg) levels. Methods: One thousand and nine treatment-naïve chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients were evaluated for cumulative rates of virologic response, biochemical response, and entecavir mutations...
November 4, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809453/long-term-study-of-the-association-of-adipokines-and-glucose-variability-with-diabetic-complications
#10
Jin Joo Cha, Hye Sook Min, Kitae Kim, Mi Jin Lee, Mi Hwa Lee, Jung Eun Kim, Hye Kyoung Song, Dae Ryong Cha, Young Sun Kang
Background/Aims: Recent studies have suggested an important role of adipokines in the development of insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus. The clinical relevance of adipokines on long-term outcomes in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease is uncertain. The purpose of this study was to identify a predictable factor in patients with long-term diabetic complications. Methods: A total of 161 diabetic individuals were followed-up from 2002 to 2013. Circulating plasma levels of adiponectin, glypican-4, irisin, visfatin, and visit-to-visit glucose variability were measured in diabetic patients...
November 4, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776204/mean-platelet-volume-a-potential-biomarker-of-the-risk-and-prognosis-of-heart-disease
#11
Dong-Hyun Choi, Seong-Ho Kang, Heesang Song
Platelets are essential for progression of atherosclerotic lesions, plaque destabilization, and thrombosis. They secrete and express many substances that are crucial mediators of coagulation, inflammation, and atherosclerosis. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a precise measure of platelet size, and is routinely reported during complete blood count analysis. Emerging evidence supports the use of MPV as a biomarker predicting the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, and as a guide for prescription of anticoagulation and rhythm-control therapy...
October 24, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764540/clinical-significance-of-the-presence-of-anti-human-leukocyte-antigen-donor-specific-antibody-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-allograft-dysfunction
#12
Byung Ha Chung, Jeong Ho Kim, Bum Soon Choi, Cheol Whee Park, Ji-Il Kim, In Sung Moon, Yong-Soo Kim, Yeong Jin Choi, Eun-Jee Oh, Chul Woo Yang
Background/Aims: This study investigated the clinical significance of detecting anti-human leukocyte antigen-donor specific antibody (HLA-DSA) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) requiring indication biopsy owing to allograft dysfunction. Methods: We analyzed the presence of HLA-DSA in 210 KTRs who took indication biopsy. We divided these cases into two groups, HLA-DSA (+) (n = 52) and HLA-DSA (-) (n = 158) group, and compared the clinical characteristics, pathological findings, and clinical outcomes of the two groups...
October 20, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764539/different-anti-remodeling-effect-of-nilotinib-and-fluticasone-in-a-chronic-asthma-model
#13
Hye Seon Kang, Chin Kook Rhee, Hea Yon Lee, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Soon Seok Kwon, Sook Young Lee
Background/Aims: Inhaled corticosteroids are the most effective treatment currently available for asthma, but their beneficial effect against airway remodeling is limited. The tyrosine kinase inhibitor nilotinib has inhibitory activity against c-kit and the platelet-derived growth factor receptor. We compared the effects of fluticasone and nilotinib on airway remodeling in a chronic asthma model. We also examined whether co-treatment with nilotinib and fluticasone had any synergistic effect in preventing airway remodeling...
October 20, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756119/two-year-clinical-outcomes-in-stable-angina-and-acute-coronary-syndrome-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#14
Dae Young Hyun, Myung Ho Jeong, Doo Sun Sim, Yun Ah Jeong, Kyung Hoon Cho, Min Chul Kim, Hyun Kuk Kim, Hae Chang Jeong, Keun Ho Park, Young Joon Hong, Jun Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Jung Chaee Kang
Background/Aims: This study appraised the long term clinical outcomes of patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease. There are limited data regarding long-term clinical outcomes after PCI for ULMCA disease. Methods: From 2001 to 2011, a total of 448 patients who underwent PCI for ULMCA disease and had 2-year clinical follow-up, were analyzed. The study patients were divided into two groups: group I (stable angina pectoris [SAP], n = 60, 48 men, 62 ± 10 years) and group II (acute coronary syndrome [ACS], n = 388, 291 men, 64 ± 10 years)...
October 18, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733023/impact-of-random-urine-proteinuria-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-of-pregnancy-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#15
Eun Hui Bae, Jong Woon Kim, Hong Sang Choi, Seong Kwon Ma, Soo Wan Kim
Background/Aims: Proteinuria is associated with hypertension and preeclampsia in pregnancy. However, the impact of random urine proteinuria on fetal and maternal outcomes has not been established. We investigated the influence of random urine proteinuria on the clinical outcomes of pregnancy. Methods: From January 2008 to December 2010, 2,822 patients were retrospectively studied. A total of 536 pregnant women with proteinuria in random urine and matched controls without proteinuria via propensity score matching were analyzed...
October 13, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733022/long-term-outcomes-of-surgery-for-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-compared-with-medical-therapy-at-a-single-korean-center
#16
Soo Han Kim, Jae Won Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Dae-Hee Kim, Jong-Min Song, Sang-Do Lee, Jae Seung Lee
Background/Aims: Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the gold standard for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) in Western countries. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term outcomes of performing PEA on CTEPH patients in comparison with medical therapy at a single Korean center. Methods: This retrospective study included 88 CTEPH patients. These patients were classified into the PEA group (n = 37) or non-PEA group (i.e., medical therapy; n = 51)...
October 13, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729625/drug-survival-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitors-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-korea
#17
Hyemin Jeong, Yeong Hee Eun, In Young Kim, Hyungjin Kim, Joong Kyong Ahn, Jaejoon Lee, Eun-Mi Koh, Hoon-Suk Cha
Background/Aims: To evaluate drug survival of the tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors (TNFi) and risk factors for the drug discontinuation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 487 AS patients at a single tertiary hospital. Among the TNFi users, drug survival and risk factors of TNFi discontinuation were investigated. Results: Among 487 patients, 128 AS patients were treated with at least one TNFi...
October 12, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729624/metabolic-syndrome-prevalence-and-risk-factors-in-korean-gout-patients
#18
Jae Hyun Jung, Gwan Gyu Song, Jong Dae Ji, Young Ho Lee, Jae-Hoon Kim, Young Ho Seo, Sung Jae Choi
Background/Aims: We performed this study to investigate associations between metabolic syndrome, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and gout. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of 151 patients with gout at the Department of Rheumatology in Korea University Ansan Hospital. The following measures were examined: waist circumference, blood pressure, alcohol consumption, and levels of triglyceride, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, fasting serum glucose, serum uric acid (SUA), creatinine, insulin, and C-peptide...
October 12, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688296/effects-of-metformin-on-hyperglycemia-in-an-experimental-model-of-tacrolimus-and-sirolimusinduced-diabetic-rats
#19
Jian Jin, Sun Woo Lim, Long Jin, Ji Hyun Yu, Hyun Seon Kim, Byung Ha Chung, Chul Woo Yang
Background/Aims: Metformin (MET) is a first-line drug for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM); its effect on new-onset diabetes after transplantation caused by immunosuppressant therapy is unclear. We compared the effects of MET on DM caused by tacrolimus (TAC) or sirolimus (SRL). Methods: DM was induced by injection of TAC (1.5 mg/kg) or SRL (0.3 mg/kg) for 2 weeks in rats, and MET (200 mg/kg) was injected for 2 more weeks. The effects of MET on DM caused by TAC or SRL were evaluated using an intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test (IPGTT) and by measuring plasma insulin concentration, islet size, and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS)...
September 30, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658504/massive-thyroid-goiter-an-unusual-cause-of-aspiration-pneumonia
#20
Ming-Tsung Chen, Chia-Hsin Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
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