Dong Jun Kim

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Disability questionnaires are used for clinical assessment, outcome measurement, and research methodology. Any disability measurement must be adapted culturally for comparability of data, when the patients, who are measured, use different languages. This study aimed to conduct cross-cultural adaptation in translating the original (English) version of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), a well-known risk factor for glaucoma, has recently been shown to be associated with some metabolic complications and obesity. We investigated the link between IOP and metabolic disturbances, focusing especially on metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. METHODS Eye examinations, including IOP(More)
We retrospectively evaluated 488 percutaneous pedicle screws in 110 consecutive patients that had undergone minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MITLIF) to determine the incidence of pedicle screw misplacement and its relevant risk factors. Screw placements were classified based on postoperative computed tomographic findings as(More)
STUDY DESIGN A new classification system for throacolumbar spine injury, Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) was evaluated retrospectively. PURPOSE To evaluate intrarater and interrater reliability of newly proposed TLICS schemes and to estimate validity of TLICS's final treatment recommendation. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Despite(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review with clinical and radiologic assessment was conducted. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the feasibility of posterior short segment augmentation with lamina hook and anterior lumbar interbody arthrodesis in tuberculosis of the lumbar spine by evaluating clinical results, fusion status, and sagittal angle. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND(More)
BACKGROUND Microalbuminuria is associated with increased risk of renal disease and cardiovascular diseases even in non-diabetic subjects. High incidence rates of microalbuminuria have been found in a number of population-based studies. However, the prevalence and risk factors associated with microalbuminuria in the general population in Korea are unclear.(More)
Although many studies have reported an association between total white blood cell count and metabolic syndrome, relatively few reports are available on the association between differential white blood cell counts and metabolic syndrome. The medical records of 15,654 subjects (age, median 46, range 14-90 yr; 8,380 men and 7,274 women) who visited the Center(More)
Commonly used tests for the diagnosis of diabetes include measurements of fasting plasma glucose levels and the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Recently, a hemoglobin A1C (A1C) level of 6.5% has been included as a criterion for diabetes diagnosis by the American Diabetes Association. We aimed to determine appropriate A1C cutoff values for identifying(More)
This study investigates the possibility of using the normalized time-domain features of Electrocardiogram (ECG) for improving the capability of human identification. For this purpose, we measured lead-1 rest ECG (normal heart rate) and physically active one (fast heart rate) from the pre-selected group. The characteristic points on the ECG waveform, P, QRS,(More)