Do-Hyung Kim

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The loudness dependence of auditory evoked potentials (LDAEP) has been proposed as a reliable indicator of central serotonin system activity in animal and some human studies. Since low central serotonergic activity is related to suicidality, it is possible that the LDAEP can be used to predict suicidality. The aim of the present study was to determine(More)
Castleman's disease is a rare disorder characterized by benign tumors that may develop in the lymph node tissue throughout the body. Castleman's disease associated with myasthenia gravis is an especially rare disease. Only less than 10 cases have been reported in the world literature. The cause of Castleman's disease is associated with immune mediated(More)
BACKGROUND High normal values of urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) have been reported to have predictive values for hypertension, incident stroke, and higher mortality in the general population. This study aimed to investigate the association between normal ranges of UACR and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in adult population. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormalities of bone metabolism may be involved in the pathogenesis of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) of the spine. Besides its hemostatic effect, vitamin K epoxide reductase complex subunit 1 (VKORC1) plays a pivotal role in bone mineralization. The aim of this study is to investigate whether single nucleotide(More)
OBJECTIVE Heart rate variability (HRV) changes as a function of psychiatric illness. This study aimed to evaluate HRV among patients with various psychiatric disorders. METHODS The present study recruited patients with schizophrenia (n=35), bipolar disorder (n=41), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD; n=34), or major depressive disorder (n=34) as well as(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate an association between plasma concentration of total homocysteine (tHcy) and pulsatility indexes (PIs) of cerebral arteries in patients with lacunar infarction (LI), comparing control subjects. METHODS Consecutive patients referred to a neurovascular ultrasound laboratory were evaluated from March 2007 to February 2008. LI was(More)