Chan-Duck Kim

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Oxidative stress plays various roles in the development and progression of IgA nephropathy, while bilirubin is known as a potent antioxidant. We therefore hypothesized that serum bilirubin would be associated with renal prognosis in IgA nephropathy. The study subjects comprised 1,458 adult patients with primary IgA nephropathy in Korea. We grouped patients(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of dialysis modality on survival is still somewhat controversial. Given possible differences in patients' characteristics and the cause and rate of death in different countries, the issue needs to be evaluated in Korean cohorts. METHODS A nationwide prospective observational cohort study (NCT00931970) was performed to compare(More)
The TGF-b-induced gene product, big-h3: its biological implications in peritoneal dialysis Abstract Background. TGF-b is involved in peritoneal changes during long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). TGF-b induces big-h3 in several cell lines, and big-h3 may be a marker for biologically active TGF-b. However, no study has reported induction of big-h3 in human(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to measure the level of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and to reveal the association of self-efficacy and treatment satisfaction with it in Korean dialysis patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS The study subjects were 237 patients receiving either hemodialysis (HD) or(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is an important risk factor for mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, higher hemoglobin (Hb) is not necessarily better, as seen in several studies. This study aimed to validate the clinical use of an Hb target of 10-11 g/dL in Korean HD patients. METHODS A total of 1,276 HD patients from the Clinical Research Center (CRC) for(More)
We evaluated the risk of coronary-artery disease in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) by measuring the coronary-artery calcium scores with electron beam CT (EBCT). A total of 81 CRF patients were divided into three groups; pre-dialysis (group I, n = 35), hemodialysis (group II, n = 31) and peritoneal dialysis (group III, n = 15). The several serum(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is an often-fatal complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). We here report the clinical features of EPS in Korean PD patients from a single university center. METHODS The data were collected retrospectively from 606 PD patients at Kyungpook National University Hospital, between August 2001(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy has been reported as a renal involvement in Crohn's disease. Crescentic IgA nephropathy, which accounts for fewer than 5% of cases of IgA nephropathy, has a poorer prognosis than other forms of crescentic glomerulonephritis. We recently experienced a case of rapidly progressive IgA nephropathy concurrent with exacerbation of(More)
Nafamostat mesilate (NM), a synthetic serine protease inhibitor, has been used increasingly as an anticoagulant during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). However, there, are limited data from randomized studies on NM use in patients with a bleeding tendency. This prospective study evaluated the efficacy and safety of NM use during CRRT in patients(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects of gene polymorphisms on the development of IgA nephropathy and thin glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease by analyzing polymorphisms in the interleukin (IL)-18, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) genes in Korean patients. METHODS This study included 146 normal(More)