Byung Jo Kim

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of pregnancy on patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). METHODS A total of 190 women with NMOSD were enrolled from 7 referral hospitals in 4 countries. We reviewed medical records and used a structured questionnaire to investigate gravidity, parity, and the number of relapses during the 2 years(More)
BACKGROUND Two major portals are available for delivery of medication into the cervical epidural space: interlaminar and transforaminal. The choice of which approach to use is commonly made by assessing the patient's structural pathology, one's skill in performing each procedure, and then weighing the advantages versus the risk associated with the(More)
INTRODUCTION There is increasing evidence that infective pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori is linked to atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels. As an independent contributing factor, the CD14 receptor-lipopolysaccharide complex plays an important role in activating inflammatory reactions. In particular, the C(-260)T polymorphism in the CD14 receptor may be(More)
There are few reports of brachial plexopathy following the onset of a herpes zoster skin rash. Moreover, the MRI findings of zoster-induced brachial plexopathy have rarely been described. In the present study, we describe two cases of zoster brachial plexopathy and their MRI findings. MRI of the brachial plexus demonstrated T2 hyperintensity and contrast(More)
Cerebral infarction as a complication of tubercular (TB) meningitis is not uncommon, but an adequate comparison of patients with and without stroke has not been carried out. This study was performed to evaluate the clinical characteristics of cerebral infarction secondary to TB meningitis, and to investigate predictive factors for cerebral infarction in(More)
BACKGROUND Although numerous animal models for low back pain associated with intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration have been proposed, insufficient data have been provided to make any conclusions regarding pain. Our aim in this study was to determine the reliability of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) injection into the rat spine as an animal model(More)
OBJECTIVE Focal nerve enlargement is a characteristic finding in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). We performed this study to assess the distribution of nerve enlargement through ultrasonographic examination of peripheral nerves and to correlate the ultrasonographic findings with clinical features. METHODS To compare the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The extrastriate cortex is a visual processing structure beyond the striate cortex. This region contains cells that differ in selectivity for different features of stimuli such as color, motion and stereopsis. We studied stereopsis and color vision in patients with right extrastriate cerebral lesions. METHODS Patients with right(More)
This prospective study was performed to evaluate the effect of chemotherapy-related neurotoxicity on quality of life (QOL) of patients with lymphoma. Thirty-two patients with diffuse large B-cell or follicular lymphoma without prior evidence of neuropathy were enrolled. Patients underwent the evaluations based on neuropathy symptom and disability score,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the relation between annular disruption determined by computed tomography (CT) scan and diskographic findings using pressure-controlled manometric diskography. DESIGN Cross-sectional using prospectively gathered data. SETTING Ambulatory spine intervention unit. SPECIMENS Two hundred seventy-nine disks from 86 patients (55 men, 31(More)