Dong Hwee Kim

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Tissue engineering approaches for promoting the repair of peripheral nerve injuries have focused on cell-based therapies involving Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). The authors evaluated the effects of undifferentiated ASCs and of neurally differentiated ASCs on the regenerating abilities of peripheral nerves. We hope that this would demonstrate the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was aimed to demonstrate the usefulness of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of meralgia paresthetica (MP). METHODS Clinical data, sensory nerve conduction study and sonographic findings of 23 patients with unilateral MP were analyzed retrospectively. Twelve healthy subjects were recruited for the optimal cut-off value for the(More)
INTRODUCTION Although isolated injury of the sural nerve is frequently reported, entrapment involving the lateral calcaneal branch of the sural nerve (LCSN) is very rare. METHODS We report the case of a 29-year-old man with lateral calcaneal neuropathy of the sural nerve without any history of trauma. The diagnosis was based on clinical,(More)
This study assesses the value of standard quantitative autonomic (QAT) and sensation (QST) tests in detecting, characterizing, and quantitating the severity of transthyretin amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-A-PN). This information is needed for prospective therapeutic trials, epidemiologic surveys, and medical practice. We reviewed 36 patients with TTR-A-PN who(More)
We present an unusual case of a 26-year-old man with muscular polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) with severe calf pain and gait disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lower limbs demonstrated highly increased signal intensity in both soleus muscles and the lateral head of the left gastrocnemius muscle. Biopsies of the soleus muscle showed acute necrotizing(More)
OBJECTIVE To derive normative values for ulnar nerve conduction study of the active recording electrode on the first dorsal interosseous muscle (FDI) and the reference electrode on the proximal phalanx of the thumb. METHOD Ulnar nerve motor conduction study with FDI and abductor digiti minimi muscle (ADM) recording was performed in 214 hands of 107(More)
L1 radiculopathy is very rare and difficult to diagnose with needle electromyography. A patient presented with pain and hypesthesia on the anterolateral aspect of the left thigh. Nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography were normal, except for the quadratus lumborum and iliopsoas muscles, which showed abnormal spontaneous activity and polyphasic(More)
BACKGROUND Local steroid injection may be an effective conservative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome; however, the use of a blind injection technique can increase the chance of median nerve or ulnar artery injury due to median nerve swelling or the close proximity of the median nerve and ulnar artery around the distal wrist crease. OBJECTIVES The(More)
INTRODUCTION It is important to understand the presence of Martin-Gruber anastomosis in patients with complete ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. CASE REPORT We describe a patient with complete ulnar neuropathy at the elbow and Martin-Gruber anastomosis in the forearm, mimicking incomplete ulnar neuropathy with complete conduction block in the forearm(More)