Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a heterogeneous group of clonal disorders characterized by the overproduction of mature blood cells that have an increased risk of thrombosis and progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Next-generation sequencing studies have provided key insights regarding the..
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory arthritis, and the complex interaction and activation of innate and adaptive immune cells are involved in RA pathogenesis. Mast cells (MCs) are one of the tissue-resident innate immune cells, and they contribute to RA pathogenesis. In th..
Hajeong Lee, Eunjeong Kang, Hee Gyung Kang, Young Hoon Kim, Jin Seok Kim, Hee-Jin Kim, Kyung Chul Moon, Tae Hyun Ban, Se Won Oh, Sang Kyung Jo, Heeyeon Cho, Bum Soon Choi, Junshik Hong, Hae Il Cheong, Doyeun Oh
Korean J Intern Med. 2020;35(1):25-40. Published online January 2, 2020
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is defined by specific clinical characteristics, including microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and pathologic evidence of endothelial cell damage, as well as the resulting ischemic end-organ injuries. A variety of clinical scenarios have features of ..
Biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are highly effective agents for the treatment of inf lammatory arthritis; however, they also possess a potential risk for serious infection. Recently, with the rapid expansion of the bDMARDs market in Korea, reports of serious adverse events ..
Background/Aims: We systematically evaluated the clinical characteristics, prevalence of cirrhosis, and mode of detection in virus-unrelated (non-B non-C, NBNC) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients in Korea.
Methods: A total of 447 consecutive treatment-naïve NBNC-HCC adult patients who were r..
Background/Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between clinical risk factors of post-extubation dysphagia (PED) and the severity of impaired pharyngeal swallowing function assessed via videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSSs).
Methods: This study was a retrospective review of med..
Background/Aims: Both hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and liver stiffness (LS) are useful tools for predicting mortality in patients with cirrhosis. We investigated the combined effect of HVPG and LS on long-term mortality in patients with cirrhosis.
Methods: We retrospectively collected da..
Hyeongsoo Kim, Young Soo Lee, Tae-Hoon Kim, Myung-Jin Cha, Jung Myung Lee, Junbeom Park, Jin-Kyu Park, Ki-Woon Kang, Jaemin Shim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Hyung Wook Park, Eue-Keun Choi, Jin-Bae Kim, Changsoo Kim, Jun Kim, Boyoung Joung
Korean J Intern Med. 2020;35(1):99-108. Published online April 25, 2019
Background/Aims: Efforts to reduce stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have focused on increasing physician adherence to oral anticoagulant (OAC) guidelines; however, the high early discontinuation rate of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) is a limitation. Although non-VKA OACs (NOACs) are m..
Background/Aims: Advance directives (ADs) in Korean patients with heart failure (HF) and the associations of attitude towards ADs and HF prognosis with ADs were initially assessed using the model of the Korean-Advance Directive (K-AD).
Methods: Twenty-four patients with HF (age, 67.1 years; men, 58..
Background/Aims: Minimising total ischemic time (TIT) is important for improving clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). TIT has not shown a significant improvement due to persistent pre-hospital delay..
Background/Aims: There is insufficient quality data to recommend the use of herbs for the treatment of acute bronchitis. Small number of randomized trials of plant extracts for this purpose were determined to be low quality and there are concerns for the safety. HL301 is a combined product of seven ..
Background/Aims: Few studies have attempted to interpret unusually high predicted pulmonary function test results. This study aimed to investigate the demographic features of patients with an unusually high predicted pulmonary function.
Methods: The demographic data of subjects who underwent pulmon..
Background/Aims: The aim of this study is to compare Friedewald-estimated and directly measured low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) values and assess the concordance in guideline risk classification between the two methods.
Methods: The data were derived from the 2009 to 2011 Korea National..
Background/Aims: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is an important factor influencing immunologic dysfunction, but the effect of PTH level on infection-related outcomes remains unclear in incident dialysis.
Methods: We evaluated a multicenter prospective cohort study of 1,771 incident dialysis patients (1,..
Background/Aims: Patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) generally have poor clinical outcomes. Early determination of their prognosis is crucial for developing a therapeutic strategy. Recently, various inflammatory markers have been validated as prognostic indicators for many cancers, including PC. Ho..
In Hee Lee, Byung Woog Kang, Jong Gwang Kim, Woo Kyun Bae, Myung Seo Ki, Inkeun Park, Jae-Cheol Jo, Jin Young Kim, Sung Ae Koh, Kyung Hee Lee, Yoon Young Cho, Hun Mo Ryoo, Sang Gyu Kwak, Jung Lim Lee, Sun Ah Lee
Korean J Intern Med. 2020;35(1):185-193. Published online October 12, 2018
Background/Aims: For metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), various prognostic scoring systems have been developed. However, owing to the low prevalence of nonclear cell RCC, the three most commonly used tools were mainly developed based on patients with clear cell histology. Accordingly, this study..
Background/Aims: Real-world data about the treatment outcomes of patients receiving rituximab-containing immunochemotherapy followed by rituximab maintenance are required to understand better the treatment for follicular lymphoma (FL).
Methods: A cross-sectional study analyzed FL patients who were ..
Background/Aims: The multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach is a cornerstone of clinical oncology. This study investigated the current state of MDT care, including patient satisfaction, in Korea.
Methods: We obtained the annual number of cancer patients who have received MDT care since 2014 from the..
Background/Aims: Healthcare-associated (HCA) infection is a recently suggested new category of community-onset infections. The implications of HCA infections in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) are not well understood. We sought to delineate the ..
Background/Aims: Accurate diagnosis and the effects of allergen-specific immunotherapy for pollinosis are greatly dependent on the potency and stability of the extract. This study aimed to examine factors, such as temperature and storage buffer composition, that affect the stability of allergen extr..
Kichul Shin, Sung Soo Kim, Sang-Heon Lee, Seung-Jae Hong, Sung Jae Choi, Jung-Yoon Choe, Seung-Geun Lee, Hoon-Suk Cha, Eun Young Lee, Sung-Hwan Park, Jin-Wuk Hur, Sung Soo Na, Chang-Hee Suh, Min Wook So, Seung Won Choi, Dong-Hyuk Sheen, Won Park, Shin-Seok Lee, Wan Hee Ryu, Jin Seok Kim, Jung Soo Song, Hye Soon Lee, Seong Ho Kim, Dae-Hyun Yoo
Korean J Intern Med. 2020;35(1):231-239. Published online January 28, 2019
Background/Aims: The objective of this study was to compare changes in the simplified disease activity index (SDAI) between biologic (b) and conventional (c) disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) users with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in daily clinical practice. Methods: This was ..
Background/Aims: A substantial portion of gout patients have normal serum urate levels during an acute attack but data on the clinical characteristics and risk of recurrence compared with hyperuricemic patients are limited. Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, clinical features of normourice..