A Case of Retinal Vessel Occlusion Caused by Bartonella Infection.
Authors: Woo M, Ahn S, Song JY, Kim SW PMID: 31044568 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Myocardial Calcification due to Uncontrolled Hyperparathyroidism.
Authors: Seo KW, Park JS PMID: 31044569 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Acute Flaccid Myelitis in a Korean Adult.
Authors: Kim DH PMID: 31044570 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Professor Seung-Yull Cho (1943-2019).
Authors: Kim JM, Hong ST PMID: 31044571 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

A Paragonimiasis Mimicking Gastric Submucosal Tumor.
Authors: Seok H, Sohn TS, Peck KR PMID: 31044572 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Invasive Thyroid Gland Aspergillosis in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Authors: Jung J, Jun JB, Lim DH PMID: 31044573 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Acute Kidney Injury Resulting from Amanita neoovoidea Intoxication.
Authors: Lee JH, Kim SS, Seok SJ, Bae EH PMID: 31044574 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Erector Spinae Plane Block for Effective Analgesia after Total Mastectomy with Sentinel or Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: a Report of Three Cases.
Authors: Kwon WJ, Bang SU, Sun WY PMID: 31044575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Open Access Journals in the Middle East and Iran.
Authors: Habibzadeh F PMID: 31020814 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 26, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Clinicopathologic Features and Prognostic Factors of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma: a Multicenter Study in Korea.
CONCLUSION: In this study, tumor thickness, nodular histologic subtype, and ulceration predicted metastatic spread of primary cutaneous melanoma. In addition, OS was associated with the location of metastases. Obesity was related to the prognosis of primary cutaneous melanoma. Clinicians should bear these findings in mind when forming a diagnosis because of the risk of a poor prognosis. PMID: 31020815 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 26, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Artificial Neural Network Analysis of Spontaneous Preterm Labor and Birth and Its Major Determinants.
CONCLUSION: For preventing preterm birth, preventive measures for hypertension and diabetes mellitus are required alongside the promotion of cervical-length screening with different guidelines across the scope/type of prior conization. PMID: 31020816 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 26, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Association between Restless Legs Syndrome Symptoms and Self-Reported Hypertension: a Nationwide Questionnaire Study in Korea.
Authors: Sunwoo JS, Kim WJ, Chu MK, Yang KI Abstract BACKGROUND: The association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and hypertension remains controversial. We investigated the relationship between RLS and hypertension in a nationwide sample of the Korean adult population. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study including 2,740 adults aged 19 years or more. Subjects who met the four essential International RLS Study Group criteria and reported symptoms occurring at least once a week were defined as the RLS group. The presence of hypertension was defined as a self-reported history of physi...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 26, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Analysis of Spontaneous Preterm Labor and Birth and Its Major Causes Using Artificial Neural Network.
Authors: Kim YS PMID: 31020818 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 26, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Pharmacodynamic Analysis of the Influence of Propofol on Left Ventricular Long-Axis Systolic Performance in Cardiac Surgical Patients.
Authors: Bang JY, Kim S, Choi BM, Kim TY Abstract BACKGROUND: Propofol induced a decline in the left ventricular (LV) systolic performance in non-cardiac surgery. We tested the hypothesis that propofol decreased the LV contractile function by dose dependent manner in cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Anesthesia was maintained with target-controlled infusions of propofol and remifentanil in cardiac surgery patients. With a fixed effect-site concentration (Ce) of remifentanil (20 ng/mL) after sternotomy, the Ce of propofol was adjusted to maintain a Bispectral index of 40-60 (Ce1). Mitral annular Doppler tissue ...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 26, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Appreciations to Reviewers for Journal of Korean Medical Science in 2018.
Authors: Hong ST PMID: 31007649 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 23, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Predictive Factors for Efficacy of AST-120 Treatment in Diabetic Nephropathy: a Prospective Single-Arm, Open-Label, Multi-Center Study.
CONCLUSION: The addition of AST-120 to conventional treatments may delay the progression of renal dysfunction in diabetic nephropathy. The antioxidant effect of AST-120 might contribute to improvement in renal function. PMID: 31001934 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Healthcare Utilization and Treatment Patterns in Diabetic Macular Edema in Korea: a Retrospective Chart Review.
CONCLUSION: A trend toward increasing use of intravitreal anti-VEGF injections for DME treatment was observed in Korea. However, the frequency of dosing and monitoring was lower in clinical practice versus major clinical trials, which may have led to the less-than-favorable improvements in visual outcomes. PMID: 31001935 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Patient-Centeredness during In-Depth Consultation in the Outpatient Clinic of a Tertiary Hospital in Korea: Paradigm Shift from Disease to Patient.
Authors: Sohn KH, Nam S, Joo J, Kwon YJ, Yim JJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Patient-centered care (PCC) and integrative care approach are widely advocated. However, their implementation usually requires an extended consultation time. Despite significant advances in medical diagnosis and treatment, no studies have examined consultation time and patient centeredness in Korea. METHODS: We conducted a "15-Minute Consultation" for first-time patients in outpatient clinics of 13 departments. A control group was selected from the same physicians' first-time patients, adjusting for age and gender. A total of 275 pat...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Bronchial Thermoplasty in Patients with Severe Uncontrolled Asthma: First Korean Cases.
Authors: Kang J, Cho YS, Choi DK, Lee JS, Oh YM, Lee SD, Lee SW Abstract Bronchial thermoplasty is a nonpharmacological treatment for severe asthma that delivers thermal energy to the bronchial walls and reduces hypertrophied smooth muscle mass. Previous studies have shown its efficacy and safety, resulting in approval from the Food and Drug Administration in 2010. In Korea, the first bronchial thermoplasty was carried out in 2014; 4 patients have undergone the procedure so far. This case series presents the medical history and treatment outcomes of these 4 patients. All patients presented with uncontrolled asthma ...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Evaluation of Propofol in Comparison with Other General Anesthetics for Surgery in Children Younger than 3 Years: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSION: This systematic review and meta-analysis indicates that propofol use for general anesthesia in young healthy children undergoing surgery does not increase complications and that propofol could be at least comparable to other anesthetic agents. PMID: 31001938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Prediction of Patients Who Can Benefit from Oral Intestinal Sorbent AST-120.
Authors: Cha RH PMID: 31001939 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Medical Scientists = Explorers, Historiographers.
Authors: Chung BS PMID: 31001940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Pathological Findings of Chloromethylisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone-associated Lung Injury.
Authors: Lee SY, Park DU, Do KH, Jang SJ, Hong SJ PMID: 30977311 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Procalcitonin-Guided Treatment on Duration of Antibiotic Therapy and Cost in Septic Patients (PRODA): a Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION: PCT-guided antibiotic discontinuation in critically ill patients with sepsis could reduce the duration of antibiotic use and its costs with no apparent adverse outcomes. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02202941. PMID: 30977312 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

A Comparative Evaluation of the KDSQ-C, AD8, and SMCQ as a Cognitive Screening Test to Be Used in National Medical Check-ups in Korea.
CONCLUSION: When an informant-report is possible, we recommend that the KDSQ-C continues to be used in national medical check-ups as its discriminability for dementia is not different from that of the AD8 or SMCQ. Moreover, consistent data collection using the same questionnaire is important. When an informant is not available, either the KDSQ-C or AD8 may be used. However, in the cases of patient-reports, discriminability is lower than that for informant-completed questionnaires. PMID: 30977313 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Appreciations to Reviewers for Journal of Korean Medical Science in 2018.
Authors: Hong ST PMID: 30977314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Changes in Relative Importance of the 5-Level Triage System, Korean Triage and Acuity Scale, for the Disposition of Emergency Patients Induced by Forced Reduction in Its Level Number: a Multi-Center Registry-based Retrospective Cohort Study.
This study evaluated the association between the decrease in level number and the change in its relative importance for disposition in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Using the registry of the National Emergency Department Information System (NEDIS) ver. 3.1, data regarding consecutive emergency patients from March 2017 to October 2017 were reviewed retrospectively. Reconfiguring KTAS levels, a total of 15 multinomial logistic regression models (KTAS_0 to KTAS_14), including the KTAS, its variants, and covariates were constructed to determine significant factors affecting ED disposition. The relative importance...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Let Clinicians Classify Emergency Patients.
Authors: Chung BS PMID: 30977316 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Clinical Prediction Score for Community-Onset Bloodstream Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Species.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest a simple and easy-to-use scoring system to predict CO-BSIs caused by ESBL-producing E. coli and Klebsiella species. PMID: 30977317 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Procalcitonin to Guide Antibiotic Therapy for Critically Ill Patients in Korea.
Authors: Park SY PMID: 30977318 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Revisiting the Term Predatory Open Access Publishing.
Authors: Memon AR PMID: 30950249 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Comparison of the Plasma Metabolome Profiles Between the Internal Thoracic Artery and Ascending Aorta in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Using Gas Chromatography Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry.
CONCLUSION: The plasma metabolome profiles of the LITA and ascending aorta were different, particularly higher plasma concentrations of L-cysteine and H₂S in the LITA. PMID: 30950250 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Infantile Anaphylaxis in Korea: a Multicenter Retrospective Case Study.
CONCLUSION: Cow's milk is the most frequent trigger food of anaphylaxis in Korean infants. However, we found no significant correlation between the sIgE level and clinical severity. Education is required regarding the importance of epinephrine as the first line therapy for anaphylaxis and on properly prescribing epinephrine for infants with a history of anaphylaxis. PMID: 30950251 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Chordomas: Histopathological Study in View of Anatomical Location.
CONCLUSION: Chordomas have different histopathologic features depending on the anatomical location. PMID: 30950252 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Assessment of Dysarthria Using One-Word Speech Recognition with Hidden Markov Models.
CONCLUSION: This leads to the conclusion that dysarthria assessment using a one-word speech recognition system based on word-specific HMMs is feasible in neurological disorders. PMID: 30950253 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Can sIgE Levels to Food Allergens Predict Food-induced Anaphylaxis in Infants?
Authors: Yoo Y PMID: 30950254 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Deceptive Journal Differs from Low Quality Journal.
Authors: Chung BS PMID: 30950255 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Fraction Size: a New Paradigm for Radiotherapy Payment.
Authors: Yoon WS PMID: 30940995 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Nkx-2.5 Regulates MDR1 Expression via Its Upstream Promoter in Breast Cancer Cells.
Conclusion: The results in the present study show Nkx-2.5 is a positive regulator for the transactivation of MDR1 USP in MCF7 breast cancer cells. Our findings will help elucidate the regulatory mechanism responsible for the multidrug resistant cancer phenotype. PMID: 30940996 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Appropriate Surveillance Interval after Colonoscopic Polypectomy in Patients Younger than 50 Years.
Authors: Jung YS, Kim NH, Park JH, Park DI, Sohn CI Abstract Background: Current postpolypectomy surveillance guidelines are based on studies in patients aged ≥50 years. Equal application of the guidelines in patients aged
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Comparison of Transplant Outcomes for Low-level and Standard-level Tacrolimus at Different Time Points after Kidney Transplantation.
Conclusions: Maintenance of proper TAC trough level after 6 months could reduce BPAR without adverse drug toxicities in KTRs. Moreover, persistent SL-TAC during the first year after KT might have a beneficial effect on a trend for a lower incidence of dnDSA and better renal allograft function. PMID: 30940998 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

A 6-year Prospective, Observational, Multi-Center Post-Marketing Surveillance of the Safety of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine in Korea.
Conclusion: Tdap administration to Korean subjects ≥ 10 years, including pregnant women, for the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis was shown to have a well-tolerated safety profile. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01929291. PMID: 30940999 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - April 5, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Disability Weights Measurement for 289 Causes of Disease Considering Disease Severity in Korea.
Conclusion: Disability weights from this study can be used to estimate disability adjusted life year and healthy life expectancy. Furthermore, we expected that the use of the ranking method will increase gradually in disability weight studies. PMID: 30923484 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 30, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Measuring Health Loss in Australia: the Australian Burden of Disease Study.
Authors: Moon L, Garcia J, Laws P, Dunford M, On ML, Bishop K, Prescott V, Gourley M PMID: 30923485 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 30, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Incidence-Based versus Prevalence-Based Approaches on Measuring Disability-Adjusted Life Years for Injury.
Conclusion: An appropriate prevention program is needed for injuries with potential to cause long-lasting morbidity. Accordingly, a tailored injury-prevention strategy should be developed for each high-risk group. PMID: 30923486 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 30, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Estimating Lifetime Duration of Diabetes by Age and Gender in the Korean Population Using a Markov Model.
Conclusion: This study estimated the duration of diabetes using a Markov model. The model seems to work well and diabetes could reduce life expectancy by about 2 years on average. This approach could be useful to estimate the duration of illness, calculate disability-adjusted life years, and conduct economic evaluation studies on interventions for diabetic patients. PMID: 30923487 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 30, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Trends and Patterns of Burden of Disease and Injuries in Korea Using Disability-Adjusted Life Years.
Conclusion: As for the diseases for which the burden of disease is substantially increasing, it is needed to establish appropriate policies in a timely manner. The results of this study are expected to be the basis for prioritizing public health and health care policies in Korea. PMID: 30923488 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 30, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Measuring the Economic Burden of Disease and Injury in Korea, 2015.
Conclusion: A high percentage of Korea's total socioeconomic disease burden is due to chronic diseases; however, unnoticed conditions such as infectious diseases, injuries, and LBP are high in certain age groups and differ by gender, emphasizing the need for targeted social interventions to manage and prevent disease risk factors. PMID: 30923489 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 30, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

Comparative Research for the Healthcare Budget and Burden of Disease in Perspective Resource Allocation.
Conclusions: It would be difficult to say that current R&D allocations focus to minimize the burden of disease. A mismatch was observed between the R&D budget and the burden of disease in terms of economic burden and DALYs. There was a similar finding for risk factors R&D. A novel approach for allocating government R&D funding that is based on the goal of minimizing the disease burden in the Korean population should be considered. PMID: 30923490 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 30, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

The Trends in Health Life Expectancy in Korea according to Age, Gender, Education Level, and Subregion: Using Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy Method.
Authors: Jo MW, Seo W, Lim SY, Ock M Abstract Background: Quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) means life expectancy (LE) reflecting health-related quality of life and is one of the indicators of healthy LE. We determined the trends in QALE in Korea by age, gender, educational level, and subregion from 2005 to 2013. Methods: We applied the Sullivan method to estimate QALE. We calculated QALE from 2005 to 2013 by gender and QALE for 2005 and 2010 by educational level at the national level. Furthermore, we estimated QALE for 2005, 2008, and 2011 by subregion according to metropolitan and provincial levels. ...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - March 30, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research