Incidence, Management, and Prognosis of Graft Failure and Autologous Reconstitution after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
This study presents outcomes of management in graft failure (GF) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) and provides prognostic information including rare cases of autologous reconstitution (AR).METHODS: We analyzed risk factors and outcomes of primary and secondary GF, and occurrence of AR in 1,630 HCT recipients transplanted over period of 18 years (January 2000-September 2017) at our center.RESULTS: Primary and secondary GF occurred in 13 (0.80%), and 69 patients (10-year cumulative incidence, 4.5%) respectively. No peri-transplant variables predicted primary GF, whereas reduced intensity conditi...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Jun Hong Park Je Hwan Lee Jung Hee Lee Han Seung Park Eun Ji Choi Young Ah Kang Hyeran Kang Ji Min Woo Young Shin Lee Mijin Jeon Kyoo Hyung Lee Source Type: research

Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Adrenal Insufficiency and Fever
CONCLUSION: The possibility of adrenal insufficiency should be considered in patients with fever of unknown origin, especially those with risk factors.PMID:34128594 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e152 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Wooyoung Jang Youngseok Sohn Jung Hwan Park Hyunjoo Pai Dong Sun Kim Bongyoung Kim Source Type: research

Hyperglycemia and Hypo-HDL-cholesterolemia Are Primary Risk Factors for Age-related Cataract, and a Korean-style Balanced Diet has a Negative Association, based on the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study
CONCLUSION: Persons who have hyperglycemia and low-HDL-cholesterolemia had increased susceptibility of ARC prevalence. A KBD with a proper amount of fat (≥ 15%) is recommended, and smoking should be prohibited.PMID:34128595 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e155 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Donghyun Jee Sunmin Park Source Type: research

Descriptive Epidemiology and Survival Analysis of Acromegaly in Korea
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 14;36(23):e159. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e159.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Acromegaly is a rare, slowly progressive disease. Its mechanism is not fully understood, and epidemiological research on Korean patients with acromegaly is scarce. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and prevalence of acromegaly and assess the comorbidities and survival benefits based on treatment options.METHODS: This nationwide population-based cohort study was conducted using data of the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment claims database to evaluate the incidence of newly diagnosed acromegaly cas...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Soo Jin Yun Jung Kuk Lee So Young Park Sang Ouk Chin Source Type: research

Developing a Framework for Pandemic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation: a Modified Delphi Consensus Study in Korea
CONCLUSION: This survey provides the much needed insight into the decision-making process for vaccine allocation at the national level. However, flexibility in adapting to strategies will be essential, as new information is constantly emerging.PMID:34128597 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e166 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Min Joo Choi Won Suk Choi Hye Seong Jun Yong Choi Jong Hyun Kim Yae Jean Kim Eun Young Cho Dong Hyun Kim Hyesook Park Heeyoung Lee Nam Joong Kim Joon Young Song Hee Jin Cheong Sang Il Kim Kyong Ran Peck Source Type: research

The Experiences of Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea: a Qualitative Study
CONCLUSION: Our findings could serve as a foundation for establishing health care systems and policies that help HCWs cope with occupational stress, thus increasing their ability to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.PMID:34128598 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e170 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Ju Yeon Lee Ji Yeon Lee So Hee Lee Jangrae Kim Hye Yoon Park Yeonjae Kim Ki Tae Kwon Source Type: research

First Organ Donation after Circulatory Death Following Withdrawal of Life-sustaining Treatment in Korea: a Case Report
We report the first case of successful organ donation after WLST in Korea. A 52-year-old male who experienced cerebral hemorrhage was a potential brain-dead donor with donation consent. During the first brain death examination, Babinski reflex was present, which disappeared two days later. Then, electroencephalography was performed five times at intervals of 2 to 3 days, according to the recommendation of a neurologist. The patient was transferred to the OR at 19:30 July 3, 2020. At 20:00, an intensive care unit specialist performed extubation and discontinued vasopressors. Oxygen saturation fell to
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eunsil Jeong Seungmin Baik Hoonsung Park Jaesook Oh Yongmin Lee Jae Myeong Lee Source Type: research

Incidence, Management, and Prognosis of Graft Failure and Autologous Reconstitution after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
This study presents outcomes of management in graft failure (GF) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) and provides prognostic information including rare cases of autologous reconstitution (AR).METHODS: We analyzed risk factors and outcomes of primary and secondary GF, and occurrence of AR in 1,630 HCT recipients transplanted over period of 18 years (January 2000-September 2017) at our center.RESULTS: Primary and secondary GF occurred in 13 (0.80%), and 69 patients (10-year cumulative incidence, 4.5%) respectively. No peri-transplant variables predicted primary GF, whereas reduced intensity conditi...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Jun Hong Park Je Hwan Lee Jung Hee Lee Han Seung Park Eun Ji Choi Young Ah Kang Hyeran Kang Ji Min Woo Young Shin Lee Mijin Jeon Kyoo Hyung Lee Source Type: research

Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Adrenal Insufficiency and Fever
CONCLUSION: The possibility of adrenal insufficiency should be considered in patients with fever of unknown origin, especially those with risk factors.PMID:34128594 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e152 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Wooyoung Jang Youngseok Sohn Jung Hwan Park Hyunjoo Pai Dong Sun Kim Bongyoung Kim Source Type: research

Hyperglycemia and Hypo-HDL-cholesterolemia Are Primary Risk Factors for Age-related Cataract, and a Korean-style Balanced Diet has a Negative Association, based on the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study
CONCLUSION: Persons who have hyperglycemia and low-HDL-cholesterolemia had increased susceptibility of ARC prevalence. A KBD with a proper amount of fat (≥ 15%) is recommended, and smoking should be prohibited.PMID:34128595 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e155 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Donghyun Jee Sunmin Park Source Type: research

Descriptive Epidemiology and Survival Analysis of Acromegaly in Korea
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 14;36(23):e159. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e159.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Acromegaly is a rare, slowly progressive disease. Its mechanism is not fully understood, and epidemiological research on Korean patients with acromegaly is scarce. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and prevalence of acromegaly and assess the comorbidities and survival benefits based on treatment options.METHODS: This nationwide population-based cohort study was conducted using data of the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment claims database to evaluate the incidence of newly diagnosed acromegaly cas...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Soo Jin Yun Jung Kuk Lee So Young Park Sang Ouk Chin Source Type: research

Developing a Framework for Pandemic COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation: a Modified Delphi Consensus Study in Korea
CONCLUSION: This survey provides the much needed insight into the decision-making process for vaccine allocation at the national level. However, flexibility in adapting to strategies will be essential, as new information is constantly emerging.PMID:34128597 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e166 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Min Joo Choi Won Suk Choi Hye Seong Jun Yong Choi Jong Hyun Kim Yae Jean Kim Eun Young Cho Dong Hyun Kim Hyesook Park Heeyoung Lee Nam Joong Kim Joon Young Song Hee Jin Cheong Sang Il Kim Kyong Ran Peck Source Type: research

The Experiences of Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea: a Qualitative Study
CONCLUSION: Our findings could serve as a foundation for establishing health care systems and policies that help HCWs cope with occupational stress, thus increasing their ability to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.PMID:34128598 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e170 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Ju Yeon Lee Ji Yeon Lee So Hee Lee Jangrae Kim Hye Yoon Park Yeonjae Kim Ki Tae Kwon Source Type: research

First Organ Donation after Circulatory Death Following Withdrawal of Life-sustaining Treatment in Korea: a Case Report
We report the first case of successful organ donation after WLST in Korea. A 52-year-old male who experienced cerebral hemorrhage was a potential brain-dead donor with donation consent. During the first brain death examination, Babinski reflex was present, which disappeared two days later. Then, electroencephalography was performed five times at intervals of 2 to 3 days, according to the recommendation of a neurologist. The patient was transferred to the OR at 19:30 July 3, 2020. At 20:00, an intensive care unit specialist performed extubation and discontinued vasopressors. Oxygen saturation fell to
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Eunsil Jeong Seungmin Baik Hoonsung Park Jaesook Oh Yongmin Lee Jae Myeong Lee Source Type: research

Short and Long-term Outcomes of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Treatment according to Hospital Volume in Korea: a Nationwide Multicenter Registry
CONCLUSION: In subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with clipping and coiling, low-volume hospitals had higher short-term mortality than high-volume hospitals. These results from a nationwide database imply that acute SAH should be treated by a skilled neurosurgeon with adequate facilities in a high-volume hospital.PMID:34100560 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e146 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Ji Young Lee Nam Hun Heo Man Ryul Lee Jae Min Ahn Hyuk Jin Oh Jai Joon Shim Seok Mann Yoon Bo Yeon Lee Ji Hyeon Shin Jae Sang Oh Source Type: research

An Evaluation of the Effect of Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Program Implemented in a New Regional Trauma Center of Korea
This study examined the impact of the performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program implemented in 2015 on outcomes for trauma patients in a regional trauma center established by a government-led project for a national trauma system in Korea.METHODS: The PIPS program was based on guidelines by the World Health Organization and American College of Surgeons. The corrective strategies were proceeded according to the loop closure principle: data-gathering and monitoring, identification of preventable trauma deaths (PTDs), evaluation of preventable factors, analysis of findings, and corrective action plans. We estab...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Yo Huh Junsik Kwon Jonghwan Moon Byung Hee Kang Sora Kim Jayoung Yoo Seoyoung Song Kyoungwon Jung Source Type: research

Predictors of Diagnostic Contributions and Spontaneous Remission of Symptoms Associated with Positron Emission Tomography with Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxy Glucose Combined with Computed Tomography in Classic Fever or Inflammation of Unknown Origin: a Retrospective Study
CONCLUSION: In the current cohort, the proposed variables were not predictive for successful localization by FDG-PET/CT. A negative FDG-PET/CT scan may be prognostic for spontaneous remission in patients with sustained FUO or IUO.PMID:34100562 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e150 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Seiichiro Tsuzuki Ayumi Watanabe Mitsunaga Iwata Hiroshi Toyama Teruhiko Terasawa Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 'Solutions' in Bangladesh
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e160. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100563 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Md Sayeed Al-Zaman Source Type: research

Clinical Features of Olfactory Dysfunction in COVID-19 Patients
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e161. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e161.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the subjective and objective olfactory function in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and the effect of olfactory training.METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed in 53 patients who recovered from COVID-19 and visited our tertiary hospital. Subjective olfactory function was evaluated using the 11-point Likert scale (0-10) and the Korean version of the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders (QOD). Objective olfactory function was evaluated using Cross-Cultural Smell Identificat...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Min Young Seo Won Suk Choi Seung Hoon Lee Source Type: research

Modern Health Journalism and the Impact of Social Media
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e162. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e162.ABSTRACTScholarly journals are hubs of hypotheses, evidence-based data, and practice recommendations that shape health research and practice worldwide. The advancement of science and information technologies has made online accessibility a basic requirement, paving the way for the advent of open access publishing, and more recently, to web-based health journalism. Especially in the time of the current pandemic, health professionals have turned to the internet, and primarily to social media, as a source of rapid information transfer and international c...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Keya Ganatra Armen Yuri Gasparyan Latika Gupta Source Type: research

The Performance of the Current Risk Prediction Scoring Systems in Patients Undergoing Anaortic Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
CONCLUSION: Preexisting risk predicting scoring systems, STS risk model and EuroSCORE II, overpredict the risk of mortality and stroke rate for anaortic OPCAB. These findings suggest the possibility that anaortic OPCAB can lower the operative mortality and occurrence of postoperative stroke than conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.PMID:34100566 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e163 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Jae Woong Choi Ho Young Hwang Ki Bong Kim Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: How Should We Treat High-risk Patients in the Chronic Phase Following PCI: Clopidogrel or Prolonged DAPT?
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e167. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e167.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100567 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e167 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hao Yu Wang Ke Fei Dou Source Type: research

Short and Long-term Outcomes of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Treatment according to Hospital Volume in Korea: a Nationwide Multicenter Registry
CONCLUSION: In subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with clipping and coiling, low-volume hospitals had higher short-term mortality than high-volume hospitals. These results from a nationwide database imply that acute SAH should be treated by a skilled neurosurgeon with adequate facilities in a high-volume hospital.PMID:34100560 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e146 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Ji Young Lee Nam Hun Heo Man Ryul Lee Jae Min Ahn Hyuk Jin Oh Jai Joon Shim Seok Mann Yoon Bo Yeon Lee Ji Hyeon Shin Jae Sang Oh Source Type: research

An Evaluation of the Effect of Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Program Implemented in a New Regional Trauma Center of Korea
This study examined the impact of the performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program implemented in 2015 on outcomes for trauma patients in a regional trauma center established by a government-led project for a national trauma system in Korea.METHODS: The PIPS program was based on guidelines by the World Health Organization and American College of Surgeons. The corrective strategies were proceeded according to the loop closure principle: data-gathering and monitoring, identification of preventable trauma deaths (PTDs), evaluation of preventable factors, analysis of findings, and corrective action plans. We estab...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Yo Huh Junsik Kwon Jonghwan Moon Byung Hee Kang Sora Kim Jayoung Yoo Seoyoung Song Kyoungwon Jung Source Type: research

Predictors of Diagnostic Contributions and Spontaneous Remission of Symptoms Associated with Positron Emission Tomography with Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxy Glucose Combined with Computed Tomography in Classic Fever or Inflammation of Unknown Origin: a Retrospective Study
CONCLUSION: In the current cohort, the proposed variables were not predictive for successful localization by FDG-PET/CT. A negative FDG-PET/CT scan may be prognostic for spontaneous remission in patients with sustained FUO or IUO.PMID:34100562 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e150 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Seiichiro Tsuzuki Ayumi Watanabe Mitsunaga Iwata Hiroshi Toyama Teruhiko Terasawa Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 'Solutions' in Bangladesh
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e160. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100563 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Md Sayeed Al-Zaman Source Type: research

Clinical Features of Olfactory Dysfunction in COVID-19 Patients
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e161. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e161.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the subjective and objective olfactory function in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and the effect of olfactory training.METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed in 53 patients who recovered from COVID-19 and visited our tertiary hospital. Subjective olfactory function was evaluated using the 11-point Likert scale (0-10) and the Korean version of the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders (QOD). Objective olfactory function was evaluated using Cross-Cultural Smell Identificat...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Min Young Seo Won Suk Choi Seung Hoon Lee Source Type: research

Modern Health Journalism and the Impact of Social Media
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e162. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e162.ABSTRACTScholarly journals are hubs of hypotheses, evidence-based data, and practice recommendations that shape health research and practice worldwide. The advancement of science and information technologies has made online accessibility a basic requirement, paving the way for the advent of open access publishing, and more recently, to web-based health journalism. Especially in the time of the current pandemic, health professionals have turned to the internet, and primarily to social media, as a source of rapid information transfer and international c...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Keya Ganatra Armen Yuri Gasparyan Latika Gupta Source Type: research

The Performance of the Current Risk Prediction Scoring Systems in Patients Undergoing Anaortic Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
CONCLUSION: Preexisting risk predicting scoring systems, STS risk model and EuroSCORE II, overpredict the risk of mortality and stroke rate for anaortic OPCAB. These findings suggest the possibility that anaortic OPCAB can lower the operative mortality and occurrence of postoperative stroke than conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.PMID:34100566 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e163 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Jae Woong Choi Ho Young Hwang Ki Bong Kim Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: How Should We Treat High-risk Patients in the Chronic Phase Following PCI: Clopidogrel or Prolonged DAPT?
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e167. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e167.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100567 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e167 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hao Yu Wang Ke Fei Dou Source Type: research

Short and Long-term Outcomes of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Treatment according to Hospital Volume in Korea: a Nationwide Multicenter Registry
CONCLUSION: In subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with clipping and coiling, low-volume hospitals had higher short-term mortality than high-volume hospitals. These results from a nationwide database imply that acute SAH should be treated by a skilled neurosurgeon with adequate facilities in a high-volume hospital.PMID:34100560 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e146 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Ji Young Lee Nam Hun Heo Man Ryul Lee Jae Min Ahn Hyuk Jin Oh Jai Joon Shim Seok Mann Yoon Bo Yeon Lee Ji Hyeon Shin Jae Sang Oh Source Type: research

An Evaluation of the Effect of Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Program Implemented in a New Regional Trauma Center of Korea
This study examined the impact of the performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program implemented in 2015 on outcomes for trauma patients in a regional trauma center established by a government-led project for a national trauma system in Korea.METHODS: The PIPS program was based on guidelines by the World Health Organization and American College of Surgeons. The corrective strategies were proceeded according to the loop closure principle: data-gathering and monitoring, identification of preventable trauma deaths (PTDs), evaluation of preventable factors, analysis of findings, and corrective action plans. We estab...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Yo Huh Junsik Kwon Jonghwan Moon Byung Hee Kang Sora Kim Jayoung Yoo Seoyoung Song Kyoungwon Jung Source Type: research

Predictors of Diagnostic Contributions and Spontaneous Remission of Symptoms Associated with Positron Emission Tomography with Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxy Glucose Combined with Computed Tomography in Classic Fever or Inflammation of Unknown Origin: a Retrospective Study
CONCLUSION: In the current cohort, the proposed variables were not predictive for successful localization by FDG-PET/CT. A negative FDG-PET/CT scan may be prognostic for spontaneous remission in patients with sustained FUO or IUO.PMID:34100562 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e150 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Seiichiro Tsuzuki Ayumi Watanabe Mitsunaga Iwata Hiroshi Toyama Teruhiko Terasawa Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 'Solutions' in Bangladesh
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e160. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100563 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Md Sayeed Al-Zaman Source Type: research

Clinical Features of Olfactory Dysfunction in COVID-19 Patients
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e161. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e161.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the subjective and objective olfactory function in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and the effect of olfactory training.METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed in 53 patients who recovered from COVID-19 and visited our tertiary hospital. Subjective olfactory function was evaluated using the 11-point Likert scale (0-10) and the Korean version of the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders (QOD). Objective olfactory function was evaluated using Cross-Cultural Smell Identificat...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Min Young Seo Won Suk Choi Seung Hoon Lee Source Type: research

Modern Health Journalism and the Impact of Social Media
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e162. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e162.ABSTRACTScholarly journals are hubs of hypotheses, evidence-based data, and practice recommendations that shape health research and practice worldwide. The advancement of science and information technologies has made online accessibility a basic requirement, paving the way for the advent of open access publishing, and more recently, to web-based health journalism. Especially in the time of the current pandemic, health professionals have turned to the internet, and primarily to social media, as a source of rapid information transfer and international c...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Keya Ganatra Armen Yuri Gasparyan Latika Gupta Source Type: research

The Performance of the Current Risk Prediction Scoring Systems in Patients Undergoing Anaortic Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
CONCLUSION: Preexisting risk predicting scoring systems, STS risk model and EuroSCORE II, overpredict the risk of mortality and stroke rate for anaortic OPCAB. These findings suggest the possibility that anaortic OPCAB can lower the operative mortality and occurrence of postoperative stroke than conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.PMID:34100566 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e163 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Jae Woong Choi Ho Young Hwang Ki Bong Kim Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: How Should We Treat High-risk Patients in the Chronic Phase Following PCI: Clopidogrel or Prolonged DAPT?
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e167. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e167.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100567 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e167 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hao Yu Wang Ke Fei Dou Source Type: research

Short and Long-term Outcomes of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Treatment according to Hospital Volume in Korea: a Nationwide Multicenter Registry
CONCLUSION: In subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with clipping and coiling, low-volume hospitals had higher short-term mortality than high-volume hospitals. These results from a nationwide database imply that acute SAH should be treated by a skilled neurosurgeon with adequate facilities in a high-volume hospital.PMID:34100560 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e146 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Ji Young Lee Nam Hun Heo Man Ryul Lee Jae Min Ahn Hyuk Jin Oh Jai Joon Shim Seok Mann Yoon Bo Yeon Lee Ji Hyeon Shin Jae Sang Oh Source Type: research

An Evaluation of the Effect of Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Program Implemented in a New Regional Trauma Center of Korea
This study examined the impact of the performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program implemented in 2015 on outcomes for trauma patients in a regional trauma center established by a government-led project for a national trauma system in Korea.METHODS: The PIPS program was based on guidelines by the World Health Organization and American College of Surgeons. The corrective strategies were proceeded according to the loop closure principle: data-gathering and monitoring, identification of preventable trauma deaths (PTDs), evaluation of preventable factors, analysis of findings, and corrective action plans. We estab...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Yo Huh Junsik Kwon Jonghwan Moon Byung Hee Kang Sora Kim Jayoung Yoo Seoyoung Song Kyoungwon Jung Source Type: research

Predictors of Diagnostic Contributions and Spontaneous Remission of Symptoms Associated with Positron Emission Tomography with Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxy Glucose Combined with Computed Tomography in Classic Fever or Inflammation of Unknown Origin: a Retrospective Study
CONCLUSION: In the current cohort, the proposed variables were not predictive for successful localization by FDG-PET/CT. A negative FDG-PET/CT scan may be prognostic for spontaneous remission in patients with sustained FUO or IUO.PMID:34100562 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e150 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Seiichiro Tsuzuki Ayumi Watanabe Mitsunaga Iwata Hiroshi Toyama Teruhiko Terasawa Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 'Solutions' in Bangladesh
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e160. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100563 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Md Sayeed Al-Zaman Source Type: research

Clinical Features of Olfactory Dysfunction in COVID-19 Patients
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e161. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e161.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the subjective and objective olfactory function in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and the effect of olfactory training.METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed in 53 patients who recovered from COVID-19 and visited our tertiary hospital. Subjective olfactory function was evaluated using the 11-point Likert scale (0-10) and the Korean version of the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders (QOD). Objective olfactory function was evaluated using Cross-Cultural Smell Identificat...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Min Young Seo Won Suk Choi Seung Hoon Lee Source Type: research

Modern Health Journalism and the Impact of Social Media
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e162. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e162.ABSTRACTScholarly journals are hubs of hypotheses, evidence-based data, and practice recommendations that shape health research and practice worldwide. The advancement of science and information technologies has made online accessibility a basic requirement, paving the way for the advent of open access publishing, and more recently, to web-based health journalism. Especially in the time of the current pandemic, health professionals have turned to the internet, and primarily to social media, as a source of rapid information transfer and international c...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Keya Ganatra Armen Yuri Gasparyan Latika Gupta Source Type: research

The Performance of the Current Risk Prediction Scoring Systems in Patients Undergoing Anaortic Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
CONCLUSION: Preexisting risk predicting scoring systems, STS risk model and EuroSCORE II, overpredict the risk of mortality and stroke rate for anaortic OPCAB. These findings suggest the possibility that anaortic OPCAB can lower the operative mortality and occurrence of postoperative stroke than conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.PMID:34100566 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e163 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Jae Woong Choi Ho Young Hwang Ki Bong Kim Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: How Should We Treat High-risk Patients in the Chronic Phase Following PCI: Clopidogrel or Prolonged DAPT?
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e167. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e167.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100567 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e167 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hao Yu Wang Ke Fei Dou Source Type: research

Short and Long-term Outcomes of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Treatment according to Hospital Volume in Korea: a Nationwide Multicenter Registry
CONCLUSION: In subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with clipping and coiling, low-volume hospitals had higher short-term mortality than high-volume hospitals. These results from a nationwide database imply that acute SAH should be treated by a skilled neurosurgeon with adequate facilities in a high-volume hospital.PMID:34100560 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e146 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Ji Young Lee Nam Hun Heo Man Ryul Lee Jae Min Ahn Hyuk Jin Oh Jai Joon Shim Seok Mann Yoon Bo Yeon Lee Ji Hyeon Shin Jae Sang Oh Source Type: research

An Evaluation of the Effect of Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Program Implemented in a New Regional Trauma Center of Korea
This study examined the impact of the performance improvement and patient safety (PIPS) program implemented in 2015 on outcomes for trauma patients in a regional trauma center established by a government-led project for a national trauma system in Korea.METHODS: The PIPS program was based on guidelines by the World Health Organization and American College of Surgeons. The corrective strategies were proceeded according to the loop closure principle: data-gathering and monitoring, identification of preventable trauma deaths (PTDs), evaluation of preventable factors, analysis of findings, and corrective action plans. We estab...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Yo Huh Junsik Kwon Jonghwan Moon Byung Hee Kang Sora Kim Jayoung Yoo Seoyoung Song Kyoungwon Jung Source Type: research

Predictors of Diagnostic Contributions and Spontaneous Remission of Symptoms Associated with Positron Emission Tomography with Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxy Glucose Combined with Computed Tomography in Classic Fever or Inflammation of Unknown Origin: a Retrospective Study
CONCLUSION: In the current cohort, the proposed variables were not predictive for successful localization by FDG-PET/CT. A negative FDG-PET/CT scan may be prognostic for spontaneous remission in patients with sustained FUO or IUO.PMID:34100562 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e150 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Seiichiro Tsuzuki Ayumi Watanabe Mitsunaga Iwata Hiroshi Toyama Teruhiko Terasawa Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19 'Solutions' in Bangladesh
J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Jun 7;36(22):e160. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34100563 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e160 (Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science)
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - June 8, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Md Sayeed Al-Zaman Source Type: research