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Extraadrenal paragangliomas involving the spine is less common and usually takes the form of intradural compression of the cauda equina. The authors report three cases of spinal paragangliomas resulting in extradural spinal cord compression and their MR findings. The MR imaging revealed a well-demarcated extradural mass with low to intermediate signal(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with grayanotoxin poisoning due to mad honey brought from Nepal. Medical records of patients with mad honey poisoning admitted to the emergency department between 1 January 2004 and 31 May 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 15 patients were included in(More)
Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially fatal, systemic allergic reaction that suddenly occurs after contact with an allergy-causing substance. The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who were diagnosed with anaphylaxis to fluorescein. The medical records of patients with anaphylaxis to intravenous(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utilization trends of advanced radiology, i.e. computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), examination in an emergency department (ED) of an academic medical center from 2001 to 2010. PATIENTS AND METHODS We assessed the overall CT and MRI utilization, and the ED patient encounters. Each examination was(More)
BACKGROUND The Surviving Sepsis Campaign recommends initiating broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment within 1 hour of septic shock recognition. However, there is controversy regarding this owing to contradictory studies. This study investigated the relationship between the antibiotic administration interval and 28-day mortality in septic shock patients(More)
BACKGROUND The duration of viral shedding is an important determinant of infectivity and transmissibility and provides vital information for effective infection prevention and control. However, few studies have evaluated viral shedding in patients admitted to hospital with 2009 H1N1 influenza and treated with oseltamivir. OBJECTIVE To determine the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether initial shock index (SI) was independently associated with the requirement for massive transfusion (MT) in emergency department (ED) patients with primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). A retrospective cohort study of ED patients with primary PPH was performed at a university-affiliated, tertiary referral center(More)
BACKGROUND Tension viscerothorax is herniation of abdominal viscera into the thorax. Tension viscerothorax can simulate tension pneumothorax. Immediate decompression with a nasogastric tube is required for hemodynamic stabilization. OBJECTIVE A case of tension viscerothorax is reported along with a review of the literature to highlight this rare(More)
BACKGROUND In South Korea, there is currently no syndromic surveillance system using internet search data, including Google Flu Trends. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between national influenza surveillance data and Google Trends in South Korea. METHODS Our study was based on a publicly available search engine database,(More)
INTRODUCTION To determine the optimal length for initial insertion of central venous catheters (CVCs) and to evaluate whether a recommended depth predicted optimal positioning of CVCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS All patients who were CVC-cannulated and who underwent chest computed tomography (CT) during a 10-month period were included. We measured the distance(More)