Dong Hoon Ko

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Older generation antiepileptic drugs like Phenobarbital (Luminal), carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and valproic acid (Depakote) have several shortcomings such as suboptimal response rates, significant adverse effects, several drug interactions, and a narrow therapeutic index. New antiepileptic drugs have been developed in the last decade to(More)
The Republic of Korea (ROK) Army instituted a vivax malaria chemoprophylaxis program (hydroxychloroquine [HCQ] 400 mg per week) in 1997 that was expanded to nearly 200,000 soldiers by 2007, raising concerns for the emergence of drug-resistant vivax malaria. Therefore, a study of whole blood HCQ concentrations for all malaria patients admitted to four ROK(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathologic characteristics of colon cancers detected at the SOK Sokpeynhan Internal Medical Network, a nationwide system of primary health care institutions. METHODS We analyzed 579 colon cancer patients diagnosed using colonoscopy at the SOK network from January 2011 through December(More)
In the Republic of Korea (ROK), military antimalarial chemoprophylaxis was initiated in 1997. Although chemoprophylaxis reduces malaria cases, long-term chemoprophylaxis could increase resistance. In this study, the recurrence rate of vivax malaria was investigated. All vivax malaria cases that occurred before 31 December 2003 among soldiers and veterans(More)
Electrolyte abnormalities are common medical complications of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Hyponatremia is the most common of these disorders. The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone and cerebral salt-wasting are the most well known causes of hyponatremia following TBI. In the presence of polydipsia and polyuria, psychogenic polydipsia should be(More)
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