Eun Joo Im

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The diagnostic yield of fecal leukocyte and stool cultures is unsatisfactory in patients with acute diarrhea. This study was performed to evaluate the clinical significance of the fecal lactoferrin test and fecal multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in patients with acute diarrhea. METHODS Clinical parameters and laboratory findings,(More)
A 19-year-old girl presented at our emergency room with hypokalemic periodic paralysis. She had a thyrotoxic goiter and had experienced three paralytic attacks during the previous 2 years on occasions when she stopped taking antithyroid drugs. In addition to thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP), she had metabolic acidosis, urinary potassium loss, polyuria(More)
Biliary drainage in patients with malignant biliary obstruction relieves jaundice and prevents the development of cholangitis or hepatic failure from biliary obstruction. Therefore, this may result in better quality of life along with survival prolongation. Biliary stent placement is an effective and safe measure for biliary decompression and is preferred(More)
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