Choon Hak Lim

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We examined the pulsatility generated by an intra-aortic balloon pump/centrifugal pump (IABP/CP) combination in terms of energy equivalent pressure (EEP) and surplus hemodynamic energy (SHE). In five cardiac-arrested pigs, the outflow cannula of the CP was inserted into the ascending aorta, the inflow cannula in the right atrium. A 30-ml IABP was(More)
An injectable hydrogel was applied to regenerate a myocardial infarction and functional recovery of the heart. A myocardial infarction was induced in rat by circumflex artery ligation. A hyaluronic acid-based hydrogel was injected into the epicardium of the infarcted area. Then, cardiac functions and regeneration of the myocardium in sham-operated (SHAM),(More)
The Twin-Pulse Life Support System (T-PLS) is a novel pulsatile extracorporeal life support system developed in Korea. It has been reported that the T-PLS achieves higher levels of tissue perfusion of the kidney during short-term extracorporeal circulation and provides more blood flow to coronary artery than nonpulsatile blood pumps. However, these results(More)
Remifentanil pre-treatment has been reported to decrease the incidence of rocuronium injection-associated withdrawal movement. This study was designed to explore the site of action of remifentanil for reducing withdrawal response during rocuronium injection in children. Ninety-six paediatric patients were randomly assigned to three groups. After induction(More)
Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia (IAEP), characterized by acute febrile respiratory failure associated with diffuse radiographic infiltrates and pulmonary eosinophilia, is rarely reported in children. Diagnosis is based on an association of characteristic features including acute respiratory failure with fever, bilateral infiltrates on the chest(More)
This in vitro study investigated time-related effects of propofol at the plasma concentrations required for sedation and general anaesthesia, on RBC aggregation, deformability, and morphology. Blood containing propofol at plasma concentrations of 0, 2 and 4 μg ml-1 was incubated in a water bath at 37°C for 1, 2, or 4 hours. RBC elongation indices (EIs) and(More)
The nonpulsatile blood flow obtained using standard cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuits is still generally considered an acceptable, nonphysiologic compromise with few disadvantages. However, numerous reports have concluded that pulsatile perfusion during CPB achieves better multiorgan response postoperatively. Furthermore, pulsatile flow during CPB has(More)
Most patients needing implantation of a ventricular assist device (VAD) require repeated sternotomy; some after cardiac surgery, and others later for heart transplantation. The purpose of this study was to establish the right thoracotomy technique as an alternative for VAD implantation to reduce repeated sternotomy-related morbidity and mortality. We(More)
An extracorporeal life support system (ECLS) with a conventional membrane oxygenator requires a driving force for the blood to pass through hollow fiber membranes. We hypothesized that if a gravity-flow hollow fiber membrane oxygenator is installed in the circuit, the twin blood sacs of a pulsatile ECLS (the Twin-Pulse Life Support, T-PLS) can be placed(More)
How much flow is required by a nonpulsatile pump to match the coronary blood flow equivalent to that of pulsatile pump? A cardiopulmonary bypass circuit from the right atrium to the ascending aorta was constructed in a ventricular fibrillation model using 13 Yorkshire swine. The animals were randomly divided into two groups: CONTROL (pulsatile T-PLS, n = 7)(More)