National Trends in the Treatment of Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms in Korea Using an Age-adjusted Method.
CONCLUSION: There was a significant increase in the proportion of patients with ruptured aneurysms undergoing endovascular coiling between 2010 and 2017, whereas the use of surgical clipping decreased. The endovascular coiling was significantly increased in all age groups and surgical clipping was decreased in all age groups, especially in patients under 50 years of age. PMID: 33045768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Effects of Intraoperative Ventilation Strategy on Perioperative Atelectasis Assessed by Lung Ultrasonography in Patients Undergoing Open Abdominal Surgery: a Prospective Randomized Controlled Study.
CONCLUSION: Ventilation with low tidal volume combined with 5 cmH₂O PEEP did not cause further loss of aeration compared to ventilation with high tidal volume. Low tidal volume ventilation can be used in patients without lung injury based on lung assessment by bedside lung ultrasonography. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinical Research Information Service Identifier: KCT0003746. PMID: 33045769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Socioeconomic Status and Successful Delivery after an Infertility Diagnosis: a Nationwide Health Insurance Cohort Study in Korea Conducted from 2005 to 2013.
CONCLUSION: These findings highlight demographic, socioeconomic, and medical characteristics of reporting a consequent delivery. Although many previous articles reported an association between socioeconomic status and receiving medical evaluation, there were few studies regarding successful delivery after an infertility diagnosis across socioeconomic status. Thus, the maintaining of support for low socioeconomic status infertile women and their family should be considered after the infertility diagnosis in aspects of financial and social approaches. PMID: 33045770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Experience of Providing Older Adult Patients with Transitional Care from an Acute Care Hospital to Home in Cooperation with a Public Health Center.
CONCLUSION: Through our experience of providing transitional care from an acute care hospital to home in cooperation with a public health center, we expect that the transitional care suitable for the Korean medical situation could be established and successful. PMID: 33045771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Implication of Cardiac Injury Score on In-hospital Mortality of Coronavirus Disease 2019.
CONCLUSION: The increased number of cardiac injury markers is related to in-hospital mortality in patients with COVID-19. PMID: 33045772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Congenital Bleeding Disorders: a Nationwide Population-based Korean Study.
CONCLUSION: This is the first nationwide population-based study of congenital bleeding disorders in Korea. This study provides data that will enable more accurate estimations of patients with vWD. This information will help advance the comprehensive care of congenital bleeding disorders. We need to continue to obtain more detailed information on patients to improve the management of these diseases. PMID: 33045773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

First Case of Peroxisomal D-bifunctional Protein Deficiency with Novel HSD17B4 Mutations and Progressive Neuropathy in Korea.
Authors: Bae EY, Yi Y, Lim HH, Lee JM, Lee B, Kim SY, Kim YM Abstract Peroxisomal D-bifunctional protein (DBP), encoded by the HSD17B4 gene, catalyzes β-oxidation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs). The deficiency of this peroxisomal enzyme leads to the accumulation of VLCFAs, causing multisystemic manifestations including the brain, retina, adrenal gland, hearing, and skeletal system. Herein, we report the first Korean neonatal case of peroxisomal DBP deficiency and the clinical prognosis over 2 years. This patient showed craniofacial dysmorphism, club foot, and seizures with cyanosis one day after birth...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The First Case of an HIV Patient Diagnosed with COVID-19 in Korea.
Authors: Kim JY, Kim JM, Peck KR Abstract Although some comorbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, lung disease, and chronic kidney disease, are known as risk factors for poor clinical outcome in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it is unknown if human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients with COVID-19 would have poor prognosis than others. Rare cases of HIV patients with COVID-19 have been reported. As of May 25th, 2020, over 11,000 patients have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and over 13,000 are living with HIV in Korea. Here, we present the first HIV patient with COVID-19 in Korea. The 29-year-old...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Recent Trends in Transurethral Surgeries and Urological Outpatient Procedures: a Nationwide Population-based Cohort Study.
Authors: Kim JK, Choi C, Kim US, Kwon H, Lee SH, Lee YG, Han JH Abstract BACKGROUND: Demographic change and advances in technology affect transurethral surgery and outpatient procedures in the urologic field. There are few population-based studies that accurately assess the trend of transurethral surgery and outpatient procedures including diagnostic tests. We investigated the recent epidemiologic trends in transurethral surgeries and urological outpatient procedures from 2009 to 2016 in Korea using the entire population-based cohort. METHODS: We analyzed medical service claim data of transurethral surgery, uro...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Factors Affecting the Incidence of Hospitalized Pneumonia after Influenza Infection in Korea Using the National Health Insurance Research Database, 2014-2018: Focusing on the Effect of Antiviral Therapy in the 2017 Flu Season.
CONCLUSION: After outpatient episode incidence of influenza, antiviral treatment has been shown to reduce the incidence of hospitalized pneumonia, especially in infants and children, during pandemic season 2017. Antiviral therapy for influenza is recommended to minimize burden caused by influenza virus infection and to reduce pneumonia. In addition, medical costs of hospitalization may decrease by antiviral therapy, especially in infants and children. PMID: 32989929 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Collaborations between a Tertiary-level Emergency Department and Community-based Mental Healthcare Centers for Managing Suicide Attempts.
CONCLUSION: Completion of hospital-based psychological counseling was the most highly influential factor determining the outcome of the collaboration between the emergency department and community-based mental healthcare center in the management of individuals who had attempted suicide. Completion of hospital-based psychological counseling is expected to help reduce the risk of repeat suicide attempts. PMID: 32989930 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Rituximab in Korean Patients with Refractory Inflammatory Myopathies.
CONCLUSION: RTX could be an effective and relatively safe therapeutic option in patients with refractory IIM. PMID: 32989931 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Vaccine-related Anaphylaxis Cases Confirmed by KCDC from 2001-2016.
CONCLUSION: Vaccine-related anaphylaxis seems to have been very rare in the past, but health care professionals must always be aware of anaphylaxis. PMID: 32989932 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: The Interpretation of COVID-19 Seroprevalence Study Should Be Cautious.
Authors: Lee J, Kim SY, Sung H, Choe YJ, Hong KH PMID: 32989933 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Author's Response: COVID-19 Antibody Test at Population Level: Why Timing Is the Key.
Authors: Song SK, Lee DH, Cho MR PMID: 32989934 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

COVID-19 Patients Upregulate Toll-like Receptor 4-mediated Inflammatory Signaling That Mimics Bacterial Sepsis.
CONCLUSION: These data support a link between TLR4 signaling and pathological inflammation during COVID-19 and contribute to develop therapeutic approaches through targeting TLR4-mediated inflammation. PMID: 32989935 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

New Paradigm of Pediatric Clinical Clerkship during the Epidemic of COVID-19.
Authors: Lee YM, Park KD, Seo JH PMID: 32989936 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Letter to Editor: Strategy for Hospitalization and Discharge of COVID-19 Patients: Based on the Nationwide Clinical Course Analysis.
Authors: Kim Y, Sung HK, Bang JH, Koh IS, Joh JS, Ju YS, Min HS, Chin BS, Chung KH PMID: 32989937 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Punctuation Mistakes in the English Writing of Non-Anglophone Researchers.
Authors: Yakhontova T PMID: 32959540 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Prognosis of Split Liver Transplantation Compared with Whole Liver Transplantation in Adult Patients: Single-center Results under the Korean MELD Score-based Allocation Policy.
CONCLUSION: Survival outcomes were similar in adult SLT and WLT recipients, probably due to selection of high-quality grafts and low-risk recipients. Prudent selection of donors and adult recipients for SLT may expand the liver graft pool for pediatric patients without affecting outcomes in adults undergoing SLT. PMID: 32959541 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

A Meta-Analysis on the Performance of Cystatin C- versus Creatinine-based eGFR Equations in Predicting Vancomycin Clearance.
CONCLUSION: Cystatin C-based eGFR equations are better than creatinine-based eGFR equations in predicting the clearance of vancomycin. This suggests that utilising cystatin C-based eGFR equations could result in better accuracy and precision to predict vancomycin pharmacokinetic parameters. PMID: 32959542 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Blood Transfusion for Elderly Patients with Hip Fracture: a Nationwide Cohort Study.
Authors: Jang SY, Cha YH, Yoo JI, Oh T, Kim JT, Park CH, Choy WS, Ha YC, Koo KH Abstract BACKGROUND: This nationwide study aimed to investigate the blood transfusion status of elderly hip fracture patients and to examine the effect of packed red blood cell transfusion on all-cause mortality. METHODS: From the Korean National Health Insurance Service-Senior cohort consisting of 588,147 participants aged over 60 years in 2002, a total of 14,744 new-onset hip fracture patients aged 65-99 years were followed up for 11 years. The adjusted hazard ratios (aHRs), risk ratios, and their 95% confidence intervals were est...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Impacts of Remaining Single above the Mean Marriage Age on Mental Disorders and Suicidality: a Nationwide Study in Korea.
CONCLUSION: Never-married status above the mean first marriage age was associated with mental disorders and suicidality. These findings suggest the need for a national strategy to develop an environment where people with never-married status do not suffer even if their marriage is delayed. PMID: 32959544 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Crisis Management by Journal Editors: Case of COVID-19.
Authors: Sorooshian S PMID: 32959545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Air and Environmental Contamination Caused by COVID-19 Patients: a Multi-Center Study.
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that remote (> 2 m) airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from hospitalized COVID-19 patients is uncommon when aerosol-generating procedures have not been performed. Surface contamination was widespread, except in a room routinely cleaned with disinfectant wipes. PMID: 32959546 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Real Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection Might Be Rare: Importance of Careful Interviews and Follow-up.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection was 5%, which is much lower than that previously reported. This finding suggests that careful interviews and follow-ups should be performed to identify SARS-CoV-2 infections. Cough, fever, myalgia, rhinorrhea or nasal congestion, and diarrhea are adequate screening criteria for covering all symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Further evaluation is required to create representative screening criteria for COVID-19. PMID: 32959547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - September 23, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

An Outbreak Associated with Sapovirus GI.3 in an Elementary School in Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
Authors: Cho SR, Yun SJ, Chae SJ, Jung S, Kim JH, Yong KC, Cho EH, Choi W, Lee DY Abstract On October 4, 2018, an outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with sapovirus occurred among elementary school students in Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Epidemiologic studies were conducted in a retrospective cohort approach. Using self-administered questionnaires, we collected information on symptoms and food items consumed. Of the 999 subjects, 17 developed patients that met the case definition. The main symptom was vomiting (100%), and the symptomatic age was 6-12 years. Positive samples were identified by conventional reverse transc...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

National Trends in the Repair of Isolated Superior Labral Tear from Anterior to Posterior in Korea.
Authors: Jo YH, Oh HK, Jeong SY, Lee BG Abstract BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions is controversial. Thus, we aimed to investigate the national surgical trends in isolated SLAP repair in Korea. METHODS: We analyzed a nationwide database from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service from 2008 to 2017. We investigated the trends in SLAP repair by time, sex, age, and the type of health care institution. RESULTS: From 2008 to 2017, 27,850 isolated SLAP repairs were identified. Age-adjusted incidence rate of isolated SLAP repair ...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

A Validation Study of the Inbrain CST: a Tablet Computer-based Cognitive Screening Test for Elderly People with Cognitive Impairment.
CONCLUSION: Inbrain CST had good validity, reliability, and clinical usefulness in detecting cognitive impairment in the elderly. Furthermore, it showed neuroanatomical validity through MRI cortical thinning patterns. These results suggest that Inbrain CST is a useful cognitive screening tool with efficiency and validity to detect mild impairments in cognition in clinical settings. PMID: 32864906 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Association of Self-Reported and Cotinine-Verified Smoking Status with Atrial Arrhythmia.
CONCLUSION: Self-reported current smoking was associated with AA and AF, while self-reported former smoking and cotinine-verified current smoking showed no significant association with AA and AF. PMID: 32864907 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: How Can the 48/6 Model of Care be Applied in Various Clinical Setting in Korea?
Authors: Kim KJ, Lee JY, Kim CO PMID: 32864908 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Author's Response: Applicability of the 48/6 Model of Care as a Health Screening Tool, and its Association with Mobility in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.
Authors: Uhm KE, Lee J PMID: 32864909 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Association between Blood Pressure and Renal Progression in Korean Adults with Normal Renal Function.
CONCLUSION: BP played a major role in renal progression in the general population with NRF. Strict BP control may help prevent CKD in the general population. PMID: 32864910 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Importance of Mandatory COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Prior to Release from Quarantine.
Authors: Jung J, Jang H, Kim HK, Kim J, Kim A, Ko KP Abstract A 14-day quarantine is implemented in many countries in response to the coronavirus disease pandemic. Korea implemented a mandatory quarantine for those who had close contact with infected patients and those returning from abroad. The present study explored the implications of mandatory coronavirus disease 2019 testing before releasing individuals from the 14-day quarantine in Incheon, Korea. From February 11 to July 5, 2020, 19,296 people were self-quarantined, and 56 (0.3%) of them were confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty (35.7%) were identified throug...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Adverse Initial CT Findings Associated with Poor Prognosis of Coronavirus Disease.
CONCLUSION: Pleural effusion and the extent of pneumonia on initial CT scans are associated with poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19. PMID: 32864912 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Mass Infection Analysis of COVID-19 Using the SEIRD Model in Daegu-Gyeongbuk of Korea from April to May, 2020.
CONCLUSION: The analysis of the time difference between infection and recovery can help predict the epidemic peak due to mass (or normal) infection and can also be used as a time index to prepare medical resources. PMID: 32864913 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Incidence of Major Bleeding in Patients with Pulmonary Thromboembolism Treated with Fixed Dose Alteplase 100 mg.
Authors: Bae DH, Lee WJ, Shin YM Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a critical cardiopulmonary condition associated with high mortality and morbidity. In massive PTE, recently referred to as high risk PTE, the routine protocol for thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (alteplase) is 100 mg over 2 hours. However, there are concerns about bleeding in patients with low body weight (
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Re-emerging Neurosyphilis in Korea as a Possible Etiology of Psychotic Disorders with Pleomorphic Symptoms and Cognitive Dysfunction: a Case Report and Literature Review.
Authors: Lee SH, Yang H, Kang NR, Park JH Abstract Infectious diseases of immigrant populations have recently become important issues for the health of both Korean nationals and foreigners living in Korea. This case report of general paresis is intended to raise awareness about re-emerging neurosyphilis in Korea as a possible etiology of psychotic disorders. A 68-year-old male Chinese resident came to Korea in 2019 with disorientation, auditory hallucination, persecutory delusion, and aggressive behavior, and was admitted to a psychiatric ward for further evaluation and treatment via the emergency department. He wa...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Characteristics and Trends of Suicide Attempt or Non-suicidal Self-injury in Children and Adolescents Visiting Emergency Department.
CONCLUSION: SA and NSSI are one of the main reasons for child and adolescent admittance to psychiatric services in the PED and are associated with psychiatric comorbidities. An appropriate risk assessment for suicidality and self-injury and proper management and referral to mental health services at the PED are of the utmost importance. PMID: 32830466 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Beta-blocker Therapy at Discharge in Patients with Acute Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation.
CONCLUSION: In the HFrEF with AF PS-matched cohort, the use of BBs at discharge was not associated with clinical outcome. However, in HFpEF with AF, the use of BB was associated with reduced rehospitalization during the 6-month and 1-year follow up. PMID: 32830467 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Epidemiological Study of Hereditary Hemolytic Anemia in the Korean Pediatric Population during 1997-2016: a Nationwide Retrospective Cohort Study.
Authors: Shim YJ, Jung HL, Shin HY, Kang HJ, Choi JY, Hah JO, Lee JM, Lim YT, Yang EJ, Baek HJ, Choi HS, Yoo KH, Park JE, Kim S, Kim JY, Park ES, Im HJ, Chueh HW, Kim SK, Lee JH, Yoo ES, Park HJ, Lee JA, Park M, Kang HS, Park JK, Lee NH, Park SK, Lee YH, Lee SW, Choi EJ, Kong SG, Red Blood Cell Disorder Working Party of the Korean Society of Hematology Abstract BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemolytic anemia (HHA) is a rare disease characterized by premature red blood cell (RBC) destruction due to intrinsic RBC defects. The RBC Disorder Working Party of the Korean Society of Hematology established and updated the standard ...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

[Secondary Publication] Standard Operating Procedure for Post-mortem Inspection in a Focus on Coronavirus Disease-19: the Korean Society for Legal Medicine.
This article includes the background of this suggested standard operation procedure, basic principles for postmortem inspections of individuals suggested of having an infectious disease, and specific procedures according to the probability level of SARS-CoV-2 infection. PMID: 32830469 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Universal Screening with Sample Pooling in Preoperative Patients as Long-term Strategy in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Authors: Jung J, Kim MN, Kim SH PMID: 32830470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Proposal of the Autopsy Guideline for Infectious Diseases: Preparation for the Post-COVID-19 Era (abridged translation).
We present new autopsy guidelines in forensic medicine, formulated based on the various infectious diseases that we presently live with and may encounter in the future. In formulation of these guidelines several considerations have been taken into account, namely, the role forensic pathologists should play in the post-COVID-19 era and the necessary preparations as well as the support needed from society to fulfill that role. The present COVID-19 outbreak should be a starting point for formulating improvements in current practices in forensic science, including autopsy biosafety practices and the medicolegal death investiga...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies among Outpatients in Southwestern Seoul, Korea.
Authors: Noh JY, Seo YB, Yoon JG, Seong H, Hyun H, Lee J, Lee N, Jung S, Park MJ, Song W, Yoon J, Lim CS, Ryou J, Lee JY, Kim SS, Cheong HJ, Kim WJ, Yoon SY, Song JY Abstract Serosurveillance studies reveal the actual disease burden and herd immunity level in the population. In Seoul, Korea, a cross-sectional investigation showed 0.07% anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 antibody seropositivity among 1,500 outpatients of the university hospitals. Low seroprevalence reflects well-implemented social distancing. Serosurveillance should be repeated as the pandemic progresses. PMID: 32830472 [PubMed...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Results of a Government-supported Newborn Hearing Screening Pilot Project in the 17 Cities and Provinces from 2014 to 2018 in Korea.
CONCLUSION: Depending on the cities and provinces, there were significant differences in the screening rates and referral rates by hospital type and NHS method. For successful early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) and quality control, it will be necessary to support and manage EHDI according to regional NHS's characteristics and ensure that the whole country conducts EHDI as standard. PMID: 32776720 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Predicting Imaging Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Case-control Ultrasound Study.
Authors: Chung SW, Choi JY, Lee SH, Song R, Yang HI, Hong SJ, Lee YA Abstract BACKGROUND: To elucidate the achievement rates of imaging remission and to examine the characteristics associated with imaging remission status among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have attained clinical remission. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients with RA patients who had attained clinical remission, defined by DAS28-ESR
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Performance of a Community-based Noncommunicable Disease Control Program in Korea: Patients 65 Years of Age or Older.
CONCLUSION: The KCNPC model for prevention and control of chronic disease in Korea was found to be effective for hypertension and diabetes patients. Therefore, the KCNPC will be necessary to strengthen the capabilities of local communities, primary medical institutions, and individuals for prevention and control of chronic disease. Expanding the efficient prevention and control policies of the KCNPC to a nationwide scale may be effective as has been demonstrated through limited implementation in some regions. PMID: 32776722 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Presence of Urinary Ketones according to Metabolic Status and Obesity.
CONCLUSION: Compared to the MHNW group, the MUO group showed lower presence of ketonuria in men, and tendency to have less ketonuria in women. PMID: 32776723 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Mediating Effect of Depressive Symptoms on the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Problematic Internet Use in Children and Adolescents.
Authors: Seo J, Lee CS, Lee YJ, Lee MS, Bhang SY, Lee D Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mediating effect of depressive symptoms on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and problematic internet use. The study participants were 180 students between the ages of 9 and 18 years. Path analysis was performed to measure the relationships among ACEs, depressive symptoms and problematic internet use. ACEs significantly affected depressive symptoms (standardized regression weight, 0.36; P
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research