Do Hyung Kim

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BACKGROUND Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery is an alternative procedure used to treat primary spontaneous pneumothorax, although conventional three- or four-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is the recognized standard procedure. Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery is not yet popular when a wedge resection is required during general thoracic(More)
Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery (SITS) is difficult to perform because of an increased likelihood of collision between surgical instruments; moreover, the use of all the instruments through a single incision requires the creation of a relatively large incision. Therefore, a new SITS technique needs to be developed to reduce the likelihood of collision(More)
Lung transplantation is the only effective treatment option for patients with end-stage lung disease. However, donor organ shortage makes timely transplant not possible for all patients, especially in Korea. We investigated the number and utilization of donor lungs by retrospectively reviewing all donor organs registered in the Korea Network for Organ(More)
OBJECTIVES A 2-3-cm blowhole incision in the supraclavicular or infraclavicular area is widely used to eliminate the presence of subcutaneous air in cases of life-threatening subcutaneous emphysema (SE). However, when the patient is supported by mechanical ventilation, it is difficult to eliminate completely such air because mechanical ventilation leads(More)
Single-incision video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has recently gained attention due to its various advantages. However, this technique requires direct insertion of the chest tube into the thoracic cage; thus, leakage of intrathoracic fluid or air around the tube frequently occurs. Additionally, cosmetic problems may develop due to direct(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is being used more often as a bridge to transplantation (BTT) in patients with acutely decompensated end-stage lung disease in Korea. ECMO as a BTT may be the only rescue strategy for severe acute respiratory failure, but many centers still consider it to be a relative contraindication to lung(More)
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