Diagnostic Odyssey and Application of Targeted Exome Sequencing in the Investigation of Recurrent Infant Deaths in a Syrian Consanguineous Family: a Case of Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress Type 1.
Authors: Kim YA, Jin HY, Kim YM Abstract Spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 (SMARD1) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by a defect in the immunoglobulin mu binding protein 2 (IGHMBP2) gene, leading to motor neuron degeneration. We identified an infant with SMARD1 by targeted exome sequencing from a consanguineous Syrian family having a history of recurrent infant deaths. The patient initially presented intrauterine growth retardation, poor sucking, failure to thrive, and respiratory failure at the age of two months, and an inborn error of metabolism was suspected at first. Over a p...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Validation of the Korean-Everyday Cognition (K-ECog).
Conclusion: K-ECog is proven reliable and valid for clinical use. K-ECog can be used to distinguish very early stages of impaired ADL and cognitive impairment in the community. PMID: 30863265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Addition of Cervical Elastography May Increase Preterm Delivery Prediction Performance in Pregnant Women with Short Cervix: a Prospective Study.
Authors: Park HS, Kwon H, Kwak DW, Kim MY, Seol HJ, Hong JS, Shim JY, Choi SK, Hwang HS, Oh MJ, Cho GJ, Kim K, Oh SY, Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Group Abstract Background: We investigated whether there is a difference in elastographic parameters between pregnancies with and without spontaneous preterm delivery (sPTD) in women with a short cervix (≤ 25 mm), and examined the ability of elastographic parameters to predict sPTD in those women. Methods: E-CervixTM (WS80A; Samsung Medison, Seoul, Korea) elastography was used to examine the cervical strain. Elastographic para...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Prognostic Value of Admission Blood Glucose Level in Critically Ill Patients Admitted to Cardiac Intensive Care Unit according to the Presence or Absence of Diabetes Mellitus.
Authors: Kim S, Na SJ, Park TK, Lee JM, Song YB, Choi JO, Hahn JY, Choi JH, Choi SH, Gwon HC, Chung CR, Jeon K, Suh GY, Yang JH Abstract Background: Admission blood glucose (BG) level is a predictor of mortality in critically ill patients with various conditions. However, limited data are available regarding this relationship in critically ill patients with cardiovascular diseases according to diabetic status. Methods: A total of 1,780 patients (595 with diabetes) who were admitted to cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) were enrolled from a single center registry. Admission BG level was defined as maximal serum ...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Vicious Cycle between Brain and Muscle.
Authors: Chung BS PMID: 30863268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Effect of Transport Time Interval on Neurological Recovery after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Patients without a Prehospital Return of Spontaneous Circulation.
Conclusion: A longer TTI adversely affected the likelihood of a good neurological recovery in OHCA patients without prehospital ROSC. This negative effect was more prominent in short STI group. PMID: 30863269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Erratum: Correction of Classification: Rise of the Visible Monkey: Sectioned Images of Rhesus Monkey.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article e66 in vol. 34, PMID: 30833883.]. PMID: 30863270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Erratum: Correction of Title: Impact of Day 14 Peripheral Blood Chimerism after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bone Transplantation on the Treatment Outcome of Non-Malignant Disease.
Authors: Choi YB, Lee JW, Sung KW, Koo HH, Kim HJ, Yoo KH Abstract [This corrects the article e46 in vol. 34, PMID: 30787679.]. PMID: 30863271 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Understanding the Relationship between Low Muscle Mass and Depressed Mood in Korean Girls.
Authors: Park SC PMID: 30804727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Epidemiological Impact of the Korean National Immunization Program on Varicella Incidence.
Authors: Jung J, Ko YJ, Kim YE, Huh K, Park BJ, Yoon SJ Abstract The number of reported varicella cases is continuously increasing in Korea; however, associated medical utilization is declining. The ratio between varicella insurance claims and reports of passive infectious disease surveillance has gradually increased to> 80% since the second half of 2017. The recent increase in reported varicella cases is influenced by improved reporting. We calculated the varicella incidence and cumulative incidence in each birth cohort according to age. The cumulative incidence rate among children aged
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Aggressive Contact Investigation of In-Hospital Exposure to Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
Conclusion: An aggressive contact investigation after an unexpected in-hospital diagnosis of active pulmonary TB revealed a high incidence of LTBI among TB-naïve HCWs who had contact with the index patients. PMID: 30804729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

What are the Barriers to Antenatal Care Utilization in Rufisque District, Senegal?: a Bottleneck Analysis.
Conclusion: To promote the utilization of ANC services among pregnant women in Senegal, it is important to alleviate the social stigma towards miscarriages and unmarried mothers, and to provide greater social support for pregnancies and newborn deliveries within family. PMID: 30804730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Prevalence of Fabry Disease in Korean Men with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.
Authors: Kim WS, Kim HS, Shin J, Park JC, Yoo HW, Takenaka T, Tei C Abstract Background: Fabry disease is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme α-galactosidase A (α-Gal A). Previous studies identified many cases of Fabry disease among men with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). The purpose of this study was to define the frequency of Fabry disease among Korean men with LVH. Methods: In this national prospective multicenter study, we screened Fabry disease in men with LVH on echocardiography. The criterion for LVH diagnosis was a maximum LV wall thickness 13 mm ...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Automatic Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation Based on Convolutional Neural Network Using a Short-term Normal Electrocardiogram Signal.
Conclusion: The results show the possibility of automatically predicting AF based on the CNN model using a short-term normal ECG signal. The proposed CNN model for the automatic prediction of AF can be a helpful tool for the early diagnosis of AF in healthcare fields. PMID: 30804732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Carbon-Fiber Based Microelectrode Array Embedded with a Biodegradable Silk Support for In Vivo Neural Recording.
Conclusion: The proposed carbon fiber based microelectrode array is expected to be used for long-term in vivo neural recording from deep brain regions with the minimized reactive tissue response. PMID: 30686948 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Correlation between Morphologic Grading and Euploidy Rates of Blastocysts, and Clinical Outcomes in In Vitro Fertilization Preimplantation Genetic Screening.
Conclusion: The significant differences among the euploidy rates of different morphologic embryo grades demonstrated the positive correlations between the morphologic grading of the embryo and the euploidy rate of PGS. Additionally, there was no significant difference between the younger and older patients' CP rates. These findings emphasize the fact that old age patients might benefit from PGS whatever the indication of PGS is. PMID: 30686949 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Proceed with Caution When Using Real World Data and Real World Evidence.
Authors: Kim HS, Kim JH Abstract Clinical studies can be conducted to gather real world evidence (RWE) not available from randomized controlled trials, providing new information and knowledge. Although the concept of RWE emerged relatively recently, numerous clinical studies are utilizing it. However, many researchers are engaging in trial and error that may not overcome the various biases that occur in electronic medical record (EMR)-based RWE studies. While RWE can reflect the real world, there are still limitations to its acceptance. There are many hurdles in using RWE and solutions must be explored. Results bas...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Psychological Responses among Humidifier Disinfectant Disaster Victims and Their Families.
In conclusion, it is important to provide mental health support for victims and their families, focusing on the characteristic symptoms of each group as well as monetary compensation. PMID: 30686951 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

A Phase III Study to Evaluate the Immunogenicity and Safety of GC1107 (Adult Tetanus Diphtheria Vaccine) in Healthy Adults.
Conclusion: This phase III study demonstrated non-inferiority in immunogenicity and comparable safety of GC1107 compared with the control Td vaccine. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02361866. PMID: 30686952 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Objective Verification of Physiologic Changes during Accommodation under Binocular, Monocular, and Pinhole Conditions.
Conclusion: Binocular stimuli enable more precise and effective accommodation than do monocular stimuli. Accommodative response is composed of 90% true accommodation and 10% pseudo-accommodation, and the refractive stimulus in one eye affects the contralateral eye to the same extent. This should be taken into account when developing guidelines for wearing smart glasses while driving, as visual stimulation is applied to only one eye, but far distance attention is constantly needed. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03557346. PMID: 30686953 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Vaccines of Our Own.
Authors: Yoo JH PMID: 30686954 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Trends in Birth Weight and the Incidence of Low Birth Weight and Advanced Maternal Age in Korea between 1993 and 2016.
Conclusion: This study shows that the average BW continues to decline, and the incidence of LBWIs is increasing in Korea since 1993. This study also revealed that several perinatal factors, including percentage of preterm births, LBWIs, multiple births, and maternal age influence the mean BW. Although this study did not investigate the effects of decreasing mean BW on perinatal health, future research is worth discussing. PMID: 30686955 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 29, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Does Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Have a Role in the Treatment of Tinnitus?
Authors: Kim BJ, Park YH PMID: 30662382 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

New Viewpoint of Surface Anatomy Using the Curved Sectional Planes of a Male Cadaver.
Conclusion: For the students learning various medical procedures, the software presents the needed graphic information of the human body. The curved sectional planes are expected to be a tool for disciplinary convergence of the sectional anatomy and surface anatomy. PMID: 30662383 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Critical Thinking and Scientific Writing Skills of Non-Anglophone Medical Students: a Model of Training Course.
Authors: Barroga E, Mitoma H Abstract There are currently very limited reports on the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese medical students in processing (i.e., searching, reading, synthesizing, writing, editing, refining) and presenting medical content based on scholarly journal articles. We developed and offered a 3-week group independent research course in English as a summer elective named "Improving Medical English Skills and Creating English Medical Content (PPT and video) Based on Medical Journal Articles" to our fourth-year Japanese medical students who follow a 6-year medical curriculum as the ta...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Adjunctive Role of Bifrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Distressed Patients with Severe Tinnitus.
Conclusion: tDCS can be used as an adjunctive treatment in patients with severe tinnitus. Although tDCS did not decrease the loudness of tinnitus, it could alleviate the distress associated with the condition in some patients with a moderate or catastrophic handicap. PMID: 30662385 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Fetal Survival Immediate after Fetoscopic Laser Ablation in Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
Conclusion: Based on this data, the fetal survival immediate after procedure (fetoscopic laser treatment) in TTTS can be affected by the gestational age at procedure and the presence of abnormal Doppler studies. PMID: 30662386 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Fentanyl in Combination with Midazolam in Children on Mechanical Ventilation.
Authors: Lee B, Park JD, Choi YH, Han YJ, Suh DI Abstract Background: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fentanyl for sedation therapy in mechanically ventilated children. Methods: This was a double-blind, randomized controlled trial of mechanically ventilated patients between 2 months and 18 years of age. Patients were randomly divided into two groups; the control group with midazolam alone, and the combination group with both fentanyl and midazolam. The sedation level was evaluated using the Comfort Behavior Scale (CBS), and the infusion rates were adjusted according to the difference between the measured...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Mixed Infection with Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium ovale in a Returned Traveller: the First Case in Korea.
Authors: Kim G, Hong HL, Kim SY, Lee HR, Kim DG, Park S, Shin HS, Chin BS, Kim Y Abstract Mixed-species malaria infections are often unrecognized or underestimated. We hereby report the first described case of mixed infection with Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium ovale malaria in a returned traveller in Korea. In August 2016, a 25-year-old returned traveller from Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo presented with fever. He was diagnosed as P. falciparum malaria and successfully treated with artesunate. And 5 weeks after the completion of treatment, he presented with fever and diagnosed as P. ovale infecti...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Korean Version of the Test for Respiratory and Asthma Control in Kids (TRACK): Reliability and Validity.
Authors: Choi YJ, Jang GC, Yang HJ, Kim HB, Yoo Y, Shin M, Lee SY, Kim J, Kim WK, Suh DI, Koh YY, Korean childhood Asthma RESearch (KAERS) Group Abstract Background: Test for Respiratory and Asthma Control in Kids (TRACK) questionnaires were developed and validated in various languages to monitor respiratory control in preschool-aged children. We aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the Korean version of the TRACK questionnaire. Methods: We administered the linguistically validated TRACK questionnaires to caregivers of asthmatic preschool children on two separate visits 4-6 weeks apart. Each physicia...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Convergence by Breaking Stereotype.
Authors: Chung MS PMID: 30662390 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Erratum: Correction of Ethics Statement: Discordance between Physician and the General Public Perceptions of Prognostic Disclosure to Children with Serious Illness: a Korean Nationwide Study.
Authors: Kim MS, Lee J, Sim JA, Kwon JH, Kang EJ, Kim YJ, Lee J, Song EK, Kang JH, Nam EM, Kim SY, Yun HJ, Jung KH, Park JD, Yun YH Abstract [This corrects the article e327 in vol. 33, PMID: 30505258.]. PMID: 30662391 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Recurrence Rate of Herpes Zoster and Its Risk Factors: a Population-based Cohort Study.
Conclusion: Our results suggest that the recurrence of HZ is much more common than generally expected, and that the associated risk factors can play an important role in predicting recurrence. PMID: 30636941 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

In a Train, in a Journal.
Authors: Chung MS PMID: 30636942 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Fake Peer Review and Inappropriate Authorship Are Real Evils.
Authors: Rivera H Abstract Inappropriate authorship and other fraudulent publication strategies are pervasive. Here, I deal with contribution disclosures, authorship disputes versus plagiarism among collaborators, kin co-authorship, gender bias, authorship trade, and fake peer review (FPR). In contrast to underserved authorship and other ubiquitous malpractices, authorship trade and FPR appear to concentrate in some Asian countries that exhibit a mixed academic pattern of rapid growth and poor ethics. It seems that strong pressures to publish coupled with the incessantly growing number of publications entail a lowe...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Clinical Characteristics of Oral Allergy Syndrome in Children with Atopic Dermatitis and Birch Sensitization: a Single Center Study.
Conclusion: In our study, the prevalence of OAS in children with AD and birch sensitization was 43.5%. Even in the preschool age group, the prevalence of OAS was considerable. Patients with high levels of birch-sIgE were more likely to have OAS. Clinicians should therefore be vigilant about OAS in patients with a high degree of sensitization to birch pollen and even young children if they have birch sensitization. PMID: 30636944 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Feasibility and Stability of Liver Biopsy before Treatment for Preclinical Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Studies.
Conclusion: The diet-induced NAFLD models were quite heterogeneous. Our results suggest that the repeated liver biopsy before treatment was applicable and stable in this NAFLD animal study. PMID: 30636945 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Diagnostic Test Accuracy Review of Cytology for Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Uterine Cervix.
Conclusion: These results indicate that cytology had a higher sensitivity and specificity for detecting SIL and SqCC of the uterine cervix during primary screening. PMID: 30636946 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Carbapenem-Saving Strategy Using Empirical Combination Regimen of Piperacillin-Tazobactam and Amikacin in Hemato-Oncology Patients.
Authors: Ko JH, Kim SH, Kang CI, Cho SY, Lee NY, Chung DR, Peck KR, Song JH Abstract We implemented a carbapenem-saving strategy in hemato-oncology patients from 2013, using an empirical combination of piperacillin-tazobactam and amikacin for high-risk hemato-oncology patients with febrile neutropenia, who remain hemodynamically unstable> 72 hours despite initial cefepime treatment. All-cause mortality was not different between the two periods (6.54 and 6.57 deaths per 1,000 person-day, P = 0.926). Group 2 carbapenem use significantly decreased after strategy implementation (78.43 vs. 67.43 monthly days of thera...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Years of Life Lost due to Premature Death in People with Disabilities in Korea: the Korean National Burden of Disease Study Framework.
Conclusion: The burden of disease was higher in the population with disabilities than that in the general population. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer had a higher burden of disease than did other diseases in the population with disabilities; thus, overall, non-communicable diseases have a higher burden of disease than communicable diseases or injuries in the population with disabilities than in the general population. PMID: 30636948 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Mycobacterium bovis Osteitis Following Immunization with Bacille Calmette-Gu érin (BCG) in Korea.
Conclusion: Highly suspecting BCG osteitis based on clinical manifestations is important for prompt management. A comprehensive national surveillance system is needed to understand the exact incidence of serious adverse reactions following BCG vaccination and establish safe vaccination policy in Korea. PMID: 30618511 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Urological Problems in Patients with Menkes Disease.
Conclusion: Urologic problems occurred frequently in MD, with bladder diverticula being the most common. Therefore, urological imaging studies and appropriate management of urological complications, which may prevent or reduce the development of urinary tract infections and renal parenchymal damage, are required in all patients with MD. PMID: 30618512 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Cutaneous Carcinosarcoma: a Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Analysis of 11 Korean Cases.
Conclusion: Although the number of cases in this study was limited, our results provide valuable insight into the clinical and histopathologic characteristics of cutaneous carcinosarcoma in the Korean population. PMID: 30618513 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Association of Adiponectin and Visceral Fat with Insulin Resistance and β-Cell Dysfunction.
The Association of Adiponectin and Visceral Fat with Insulin Resistance and β-Cell Dysfunction. J Korean Med Sci. 2019 Jan 07;34(1):e7 Authors: Moon HU, Ha KH, Han SJ, Kim HJ, Kim DJ Abstract Background: Obesity is a risk factor for metabolic abnormalities. We investigated the relationship of adiponectin levels and visceral adiposity with insulin resistance and β-cell dysfunction. Methods: This cross-sectional study enrolled 1,347 participants (501 men and 846 women aged 30-64 years) at the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Etiology Research Center. Serum adiponectin levels and viscer...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Accessibility of Prenatal Care Can Affect Inequitable Health Outcomes of Pregnant Women Living in Obstetric Care Underserved Areas: a Nationwide Population-Based Study.
Conclusion: PRIs are different according to the regions where women are living. The Korean government should make an effort reducing these gaps of obstetric cares between OCUA and non-OCUA. PMID: 30618515 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Improving Scientific Writing Skills and Publishing Capacity by Developing University-Based Editing System and Writing Programs.
Authors: Barroga E, Mitoma H Abstract Scholarly article writing and publishing in international peer-reviewed journals can become an overwhelming task for many medical, nursing, and healthcare professionals in a university setting, especially in countries whose native language is not English. To help improve their scientific writing skills and publishing capacity, a university-based editing system and writing programs can be developed as educational platforms. These are delivered by a team of specialist editors composed of tenured faculty members who have a strong medical background and extensive experience in teac...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Necessity of a Nationwide Surveillance System of Serious BCG Adverse Reactions.
Authors: Cho HK PMID: 30618517 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Increasing Violent Attacks against Physicians and Healthcare Workers Are Threats to the Korean Society.
Authors: Hong ST Abstract PMID: 30618518 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - January 10, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Complete Recovery of Oxysterol 7 α-Hydroxylase Deficiency by Living Donor Transplantation in a 4-Month-Old Infant: the First Korean Case Report and Literature Review.
We report the first Korean case of oxysterol 7α-hydroxylase deficiency in the youngest infant reported to undergo successful living donor LT to date. PMID: 30546280 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - December 15, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Efficacy of First-Line Targeted Therapy in Real-World Korean Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: Focus on Sunitinib and Pazopanib.
Conclusion: Our real-world data of Korean patients with mRCC suggested that SU and PZ had similar efficacies as first-line therapy for mRCC. However, PZ was better tolerated than SU in Korean patients. PMID: 30546281 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - December 15, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research