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)
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)
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)
  • Sun-Hee Park, Soon-Youn Choi, Mi-Hyung Kim, Eun-Joo Oh, Hye Myung Ryu, Chan-Duck Kim +2 others
  • 2007
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 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)
BACKGROUND Prealbumin, a sensitive marker for protein-energy status, is also known as an independent risk factor for mortality in hemodialysis patients. We investigated the impact of prealbumin on survival in incident peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS In total, 136 incident PD patients (mean age, 53.0 ± 15.8 years) between 2002 and 2007 were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Little is known regarding the incidence rate of and factors associated with developing chronic kidney disease after continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. We investigated renal outcomes and the factors associated with incomplete renal recovery in AKI patients who received CRRT. METHODS Between(More)
Clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) with hepatitis B virus (HBV) have not been thoroughly evaluated. Here, we investigated recent posttransplant clinical outcomes of KTRs with HBV and compared them with KTRs with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and seronegative KTRs.Of 3855 KTRs from April 1999 to December 2011, we enrolled 3482 KTRs who had(More)