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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651311/outcomes-of-very-elderly-%C3%A2-80-years-critical-ill-patients-in-a-medical-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-korea
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Seung Hun Lee, Tae Won Lee, Sunmi Ju, Jung-Wan Yoo, Seung Jun Lee, Yu Ji Cho, Yi Yeong Jeong, Jong Deog Lee, Ho Cheol Kim
Background/Aims: This study evaluated clinical characteristics and outcomes in very elderly (≥ 80 years of age) critical-ill patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit (MICU) in a regional single tertiary hospital. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated prospectively collected data in the MICU for the period of December 2011 to May 2014. Patients were divided into ≥ 80 and < 80 years of age and clinical characteristics and outcomes were compared among these patients...
June 26, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651309/the-pattern-of-choosing-dialysis-modality-and-related-mortality-outcomes-in-korea-a-national-population-based-study
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Hyung Jong Kim, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Hyeong-Cheon Park, Shin-Wook Kang, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Hyunwook Kim
Background/Aims: Since comorbidities are major determinants of modality choice, and also interact with dialysis modality on mortality outcomes, we examined the pattern of modality choice according to comorbidities and then evaluated how such choices affected mortality in incident dialysis patients. Methods: We analyzed 32,280 incident dialysis patients in Korea. Patterns in initial dialysis choice were assessed by multivariate logistic regression analyses. Multivariate Poisson regression analyses were performed to evaluate the effects of interactions between comorbidities and dialysis modality on mortality and to quantify these interactions using the synergy factor...
June 26, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651305/effects-of-entecavir-and-tenofovir-on-renal-function-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-compensated-and-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Jihye Park, Kyu Sik Jung, Hye Won Lee, Beom Kyung Kim, Seung Up Kim, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Jun Yong Park
Background/Aims: The renal effects of nucleos(t)ide analogs in patients with chronic hepatitis B are controversial. We aimed to compare the impact of entecavir (ETV) and tenofovir (TDF) on renal function in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related cirrhosis. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 235 consecutive treatment-naïve patients with HBV-related cirrhosis who were treated with ETV or TDF between December 2012 and November 2013 at Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea...
June 27, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650695/experiences-of-family-stigma-among-mothers-of-adult-children-with-mental-illness-in-south-korea
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Myung-Sun Hyun, Hyang-In Cho Chung, Hyunlye Kim
People with mental illness suffer from stigma in addition to the illness itself; their families also suffer from the stigma of having a family member with a mental illness. The aim of the present study was to explore the lived experiences of the family stigma among mothers of mentally ill children in South Korea. The work was qualitative in nature; we used the phenomenological method of Colaizzi. Mothers with an adult child enrolled as mentally ill patients in the Mental Health Centre of K Province in South Korea were eligible for inclusion...
June 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649724/evaluation-of-the-uriscan-2-acr-strip-to-estimate-the-urine-albumin-creatinine-ratios
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Sangeun Lim, Hui-Jin Yu, Seungjun Lee, Hyosoon Park, Min-Jung Kwon, Hee-Yeon Woo
BACKGROUND: The urine albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) test is used to screen patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases that put them at an increased risk of developing kidney disease. Here, we evaluated the performance of the URiSCAN 2 ACR Strip (URiSCAN; YD diagnostics, Yongin, Korea), a semiquantitative point-of-care testing (POCT) assay, and we compared to an existing POCT assay and a quantitative assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1,020 random urine specimens were analyzed using the semiquantitative URiSCAN 2 ACR Strip and semiquantitative CLINITEK Microalbumin 2 Strip (CLINITEK; Siemens, New York, USA)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649390/erratum-to-the-current-condition-of-the-workers-general-health-examination-in-south-korea-a-retrospective-study
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Young Joong Kang, Jun-Pyo Myong, Huisu Eom, Bowha Choi, Jong Heon Park, Eun-A L Kim
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s40557-017-0157-0.].
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649389/cases-of-acute-mercury-poisoning-by-mercury-vapor-exposure-during-the-demolition-of-a-fluorescent-lamp-factory
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Sang Yoon Do, Chul Gab Lee, Jae Yoon Kim, Young Hoon Moon, Min Sung Kim, In Ho Bae, Han Soo Song
BACKGROUND: In 2015, workers dismantling a fluorescent lamp factory in Korea were affected by mercury poisoning from exposure to mercury vapor. CASE PRESENTATION: Eighteen out of the 21 workers who participated in the demolition project presented with symptoms of poisoning and, of these, 10 had persistent symptoms even at 18 months after the initial exposure to mercury vapor. Early symptoms of 18 workers included a general skin rash, pruritus, myalgia, sleep disturbance, and cough and sputum production...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649388/systemic-sclerosis-due-to-crystalline-silica-exposure-among-jewelry-workers-in-korea-two-case-reports
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Jae Yoon Kim, Sang Yoon Do, Young Hoon Moon, Chul Gab Lee, Yun Sung Kim, Byung Soon Choi, Eun-A Kim, Han Soo Song
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposure to crystalline silica is a potential risk factor for various systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic sclerosis. The etiology of systemic sclerosis is not conclusively known, but there are epidemiological studies that show the relationship between exposure to crystalline silica and risk of systemic sclerosis. Here we report, for the first time, two cases of crystalline silica-related systemic sclerosis in patients who worked in crystal processing in the jewelry-manufacturing field...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648847/study-on-the-change-and-acculturation-of-dietary-pattern-of-southeast-asian-workers-living-in-south-korea
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Eun Jung Lee, Kyung-Ran Lee, Seung-Joo Lee
This study analyzed the dietary pattern of Southeast Asian workers (Vietnamese, Thais, Cambodians and Myanmar) living in South Korea in order to recognize the dietary changes after they moved to South Korea. Questionnaires were completed by 251 Southeast Asian workers living in South Korea. Using a self-administered questionnaire, we assessed the diets before and after living in the hometown and in South Korea. Significant changes observed in the Southeast Asian workers were decreased in consumption frequency of fresh fruits, cooked vegetables, rice noodles, green tea and glutinous rice, and increase in consumption of Kimchi, seaweed, milk, coffee and pizza...
June 22, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648604/technological-demands-of-meat-processing-an-asian-perspective
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REVIEW
Wangang Zhang, B Maheswarappa Naveena, Cheorun Jo, Ryoichi Sakata, Guanghong Zhou, Rituparna Banerjee, Tadayuki Nishiumi
A rapid increase in the economy, population, industrialization, and urbanization of Asian countries has driven the fast development of their meat industries over recent decades. This consistent increase in meat production and consumption in Asia has been the major cause for the development of the global meat industry. Meat production methods and consumption are very diverse across different regions and countries in Asia, and thus, it is impossible to cover the technological demands of all Asian countries in this review...
May 20, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648319/prediction-of-change-in-prescription-ingredient-costs-and-co-payment-rates-under-a-reference-pricing-system-in-south-korea
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Ji Haeng Heo, Karen L Rascati, Eui-Kyung Lee
BACKGROUND: The reference pricing system (RPS) establishes reference prices within interchangeable reference groupings. For drugs priced higher than the reference point, patients pay the difference between the reference price and the total price. OBJECTIVES: To predict potential changes in prescription ingredient costs and co-payment rates after implementation of an RPS in South Korea. METHODS: Korean National Health Insurance claims data were used as a baseline to develop possible RPS models...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647729/analgesic-effects-of-diluted-bee-venom-acupuncture-mediated-by-%C3%AE-opioid-and-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptors-in-osteoarthritic-rats
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Jeong-Eun Huh, Byung-Kwan Seo, Jung-Woo Lee, Yeon-Cheol Park, Yong-Hyeon Baek
Context • Pain from osteoarthritis is associated with peripheral nociception and central pain processing. Given the unmet need for innovative, effective, and well-tolerated therapies, many patients, after looking for more satisfactory alternatives, decide to use complementary and alternative modalities. The analgesic mechanism of subcutaneous injections of diluted bee venom into an acupoint is thought to be part of an anti-inflammatory effect and the central modulation of pain processing. Objectives • Using the rat model of collagenase-induced osteoarthritis (CIOA), the study intended to investigate the analgesic effects of bee venom acupuncture (BVA) as they are related to the acupuncture points and dosage used and to determine whether the analgesic mechanisms of BVA for pain were mediated by opioid or adrenergic receptors...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647258/influence-of-haze-pollution-on-water-soluble-chemical-species-in-pm2-5-and-size-resolved-particles-at-an-urban-site-during-fall
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Geun-Hye Yu, Yan Zhang, Sung-Yong Cho, Seungshik Park
To investigate the influence of haze on the chemical composition and formation processes of ambient aerosol particles, PM2.5 and size-segregated aerosol particles were collected daily during fall at an urban site of Gwangju, Korea. During the study period, the total concentration of secondary ionic species (SIS) contributed an average of 43.9% to the PM2.5, whereas the contribution of SIS to the PM2.5 during the haze period was 62.3%. The NO3(-) and SO4(2-) concentrations in PM2.5 during the haze period were highly elevated, being 13...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647248/synergetic-analysis-of-springtime-air-pollution-episodes-over-gwangju-korea
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Sung-Kyun Shin, Kwon-Ho Lee, Seung-Shik Park, Man Sing Wong
The characteristics of springtime aerosols, including their optical and microphysical properties, were analyzed for the months of March to May of 2009 in Gwangju (35.23°N, 126.84°E), Korea. A high Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)-derived aerosol depolarization ratio (δ) of 0.25±0.04 was determined on dust particles during the observation period. The Ångström exponent values of the 440-870nm wavelength pair (Å440-870) and single-scattering albedo at 675nm (Ω675) measured by a CIMEL sun/sky radiometer were 0...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646789/data-mining-for-detecting-signals-of-adverse-drug-reactions-of-fluoxetine-using-the-korea-adverse-event-reporting-system-kaers-database
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Seonji Kim, Kyounghoon Park, Mi-Sook Kim, Bo Ram Yang, Hyun Jin Choi, Byung-Joo Park
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have become one of the most broadly used medications in psychiatry. Fluoxetine is the first representative antidepressant SSRI drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987. Safety information on fluoxetine use alone was less reported than its combined use with other drugs. There were no published papers on adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of fluoxetine analyzing spontaneous adverse events reports. We detected signals of the adverse drug reactions of fluoxetine by data mining using the Korea Adverse Events Reporting System (KAERS) database...
June 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645963/effectiveness-and-safety-of-moxibustion-treatment-for-non-specific-lower-back-pain-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#16
Jungtae Leem, Seunghoon Lee, Yeoncheol Park, Byung-Kwan Seo, Yeeun Cho, Jung Won Kang, Yoon Jae Lee, In-Hyuk Ha, Hyun-Jong Lee, Eun-Jung Kim, Sanghoon Lee, Dongwoo Nam
INTRODUCTION: Many patients experience acute lower back pain that becomes chronic pain. The proportion of patients using complementary and alternative medicine to treat lower back is increasing. Even though several moxibustion clinical trials for lower back pain have been conducted, the effectiveness and safety of moxibustion intervention is controversial. The purpose of this study protocol for a systematic review is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of moxibustion treatment for non-specific lower back pain patients...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645271/association-of-stress-depression-and-suicidal-ideation-with-subjective-oral-health-status-and-oral-functions-in-korean-adults-aged-35%C3%A2-years-or-more
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Young Sun Kim, Han-Na Kim, Jung-Ha Lee, Se-Yeon Kim, Eun-Joo Jun, Jin-Bom Kim
BACKGROUND: Oral health greatly affects well-being throughout the different stages of life from childhood to late adulthood. Loss of teeth due to poor oral health hinders mastication, leading to poor nutrition absorption, and affects pronunciation and aesthetics, leading to interpersonal difficulties. As social activities become limited, a sense of isolation and loneliness, stress, and depression grows while happiness decreases. This study aimed to examine the association of stress, depression, and suicidal ideation with oral health status and oral functions in a large nationwide sample of Korean adults aged 35 years or more...
June 23, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644926/gangnam-style-plastic-surgery-the-science-of-westernized-beauty-in-south-korea
#18
So Yeon Leem
New beauty ideals and particular types of plastic surgery beauty have emerged in South Korea from the early twenty-first century. By defining Gangnam-style plastic surgery as a hybrid of old Westernized beauty ideals and a new science of beauty with variations and contradictions, I intend to twist the simplistic understanding of non-Western plastic surgery as an effort to resemble the white westerner's body. I also draw political implications from a case of monstrous Gangnam-style beauty made by excessive plastic surgery...
June 23, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644894/northward-dispersal-of-sea-kraits-laticauda-semifasciata-beyond-their-typical-range
#19
Jaejin Park, Il-Hun Kim, Jonathan J Fong, Kyo-Soung Koo, Woo-Jin Choi, Tein-Shun Tsai, Daesik Park
Marine reptiles are declining globally, and recent climate change may be a contributing factor. The study of sea snakes collected beyond their typical distribution range provides valuable insight on how climate change affects marine reptile populations. Recently, we collected 12 Laticauda semifasciata (11 females, 1 male) from the waters around southern South Korea-an area located outside its typical distribution range (Japan, China including Taiwan, Philippines and Indonesia). We investigated the genetic origin of Korean specimens by analyzing mitochondrial cytochrome b gene (Cytb) sequences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643492/human-papillomavirus-genotype-distribution-among-18-815-women-in-13-korean-cities-and-relationship-with-cervical-cytology-findings
#20
Eun Hee Nah, Seon Cho, Suyoung Kim, Han Ik Cho
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and genotype distribution of Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection vary depending on geographical region and the immunity provided by vaccines. This study aimed to clarify the recent prevalence and genotype distribution of HPV according to age and cervical cytology findings in Korea. METHODS: This study included 18,815 health examinees that underwent cervical cytology and HPV genotyping tests at 16 centers of Korean Association of Health Promotion in 13 cities in Korea, between January 2014 and October 2015...
September 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
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