Choong Kun Ha

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The Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) is a standardized, validated, and reliable tool to assess neuropsychiatric derangements in dementia patients. The aim of this study is to develop the Korean version of the NPI (K-NPI) and to test its reliability and usefulness in dementia patients. The subjects were 49 normal controls and 92 patients with Alzheimer's(More)
 Background. In view of the fact that a basal craniectomy in microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) can minimize cerebellar retraction and expose the facial nerve root exit zone (FNREZ) directly from below without placement of tension on the seventh-eighth cranial nerve complex, we used a more basal approach in 32 patients with typical(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences between technetium-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer (99mTc-ECD) and technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (99mTc-HMPAO) uptake in the same brains by means of statistical parametric mapping (SPM) analysis. We examined 20 patients (9 male, 11 female, mean age 62±12 years) using 99mTc-ECD and(More)
Sir, Patients with thyroid storm typically present with hyperthermia, tachycardia, and central nervous system dysfunction such as confusion, lethargy, and psychosis culminating in stupor and coma. Very rarely, repeated stroke is the sole clinical manifestation.' To our knowledge, there has been only report of status epilepticus during the clinical course of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Elevated plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) levels are reported to be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the mechanism by which homocysteine contributes to the pathogenesis of AD is as yet unknown. The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship between white matter changes (WMC) and medial(More)
A 25-year-old man presented with blurred vision and chronic headache. His brain MRI revealed bilateral frontal pachymeningeal enhancement with leptomeningeal enhancement. The patient had experienced recurrent oral ulcer and had anterior uveitis and papulopustules skin lesion. We diagnosed him with hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) associated with(More)
The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) can be caused by a variety of drugs. Dopaminergic drugs might enhance the secretion of the antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin by reducing γ-amino butyric acid release through the dopaminergic receptor in supraoptic nucleus. A 75-year-old woman with Parkinson's disease developed(More)
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The Syndrom Kurztest SKT is a brief neuropsychological test battery that consists of nine subtests and defines two independent factors of memory and attention deficit. The aim of this study was to validate the Korean version of the SKT. The reliability of each subtest among three parallel Forms (A, B and C) of the Korean version was high (r = 0.46-0.95).(More)