Byung Su Yoo

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BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that the renin-angiotensin system is implicated in hepatic fibrogenesis in vitro and in vivo. However, no study was done in humans with alcoholic liver disease. AIM To investigate the antifibrotic effect of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1-R) blocking agents (ARB) in patients with alcoholic liver disease. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The blunted ventricular systolic and diastolic contractile responses to physical and pharmacological stress in cirrhosis are termed cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CCM). CCM has been known to involve multiple defects in the β-adrenergic signaling pathway. The aim of this study was to determine whether cirrhotic patients have blunted cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE There have been only small numbers of reports for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy in children because of its technically demanding aspects. This study was performed to evaluate the safety and the efficacy of the VATS lobectomy compared with the conventional lobectomy by thoracotomy and to investigate the risk factors of(More)
BACKGROUND Octreotide and terlipressin are widely used in acute variceal hemorrhage to reduce the bleeding rate. They purportedly act by mesenteric arterial vasoconstriction, thus reducing portal venous flow (PVF) and portal pressure. Little is known about the immediate-early hemodynamic effects of these drugs. AIM To compare the acute hemodynamic effects(More)
We describe a first case of successful transcatheter management of guidewire-induced distal coronary artery perforation and impending cardiac tamponade, which developed during percutaneous coronary angioplasty, with transcatheter injection of polyvinyl alcohol form. This method may be an effective alternative in the management of distal coronary artery(More)
Numerous reports show the value of plasma measurements of the B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) to assist in the diagnosis of symptomatic heart failure (HF) and to provide independent prediction of death and later cardiovascular events in both acute and chronic HF.1)2) And, NPs (BNP and NT-proBNP) are strong predictors of(More)
BACKGROUND Albuminuria is a surrogate marker of endothelial dysfunction and a predictor of cardiovascular events. Data are limited with regard to the relationship between albuminuria and subclinical atherosclerosis in a community-based cohort. We determined the association between albuminuria measured by the urine albumin creatinine ratio (UACR) and carotid(More)
BACKGROUND Common mechanisms proposed to explain forward blood flow during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) include the cardiac and thoracic pumps. However, the exact role of the left ventricle in promoting forward blood flow during standard CPR in humans is mostly unknown. The aim of this study was to explore the role of the left ventricle in generating(More)
We report our experience in coronary angioplasty and intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) on a heavy, encircling, calcified lesion that was not dilated with the use of a cutting balloon and a non-compliant balloon. The angioplasty was successfully performed with a simple and inexpensive hugging balloon technique.
We have reported previously that simultaneous sterno-thoracic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (SST-CPR) using a device that compresses the sternum and constricts the thorax circumferentially during a compression systole that can be achieved using standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (STD-CPR). This study was designed to assess whether SST-CPR improves the(More)