Eun Sook Jung

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Most dialysis centers adopt a standard dialysate sodium prescription. While pre-hemodialysis (HD) serum sodium levels remain relatively constant in each individual patient on chronic HD, these levels can vary between different patients. Therefore, a single dialysate sodium prescription may not be appropriate for all patients. Nineteen stable patients on(More)
An air-stable transparent conductive film with "quasi-freestanding" graphene supported on horizontal single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) arrays is fabricated. The sheet resistance of graphene films stacked via layer-by-layer transfer (LBL) on quartz, and modified by 1-Pyrenebutyric acid N-hydroxysuccinimide ester (PBASE), is reduced from 273 Ω/sq to(More)
Uninephrectomy (uNx) in young rats causes salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH). Alterations of sodium handling in residual nephrons may play a role in the pathogenesis. Therefore, we evaluated the adaptive alterations of renal sodium transporters according to salt intake in uNx-SSH rats. uNx or sham operations were performed in male Sprague-Dawley rats, and(More)
Dietary potassium is an important modulator of systemic blood pressure (BP). The purpose of this study was to determine whether dietary potassium is associated with an altered abundance of major renal sodium transporters that may contribute to the modulation of systemic BP. A unilateral nephrectomy (uNx) was performed in male Sprague-Dawley rats, and the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Deterioration of renal function in patients with cirrhosis and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most sensitive predictor of in-hospital mortality. It has been shown that high dose intravenous albumin in addition to antibiotics reduces the incidence of renal impairment and improve hospital survival in these patients. Besides, it(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is frequently used for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Most available data concerning AFP came from studies of patients with chronic hepatitis B or mixed etiologies. Studies concerning the diagnostic value of AFP for HCV-related liver cirrhosis (LC) are limited. We evaluated the factors(More)
Subtle fluid imbalance can cause poor clinical outcomes among hemodialysis patients. However, the traditional subjective assessment of fluid status may be inadequate. We evaluated whether the objective measurement and optimization of fluid status could be beneficial for hemodynamic and biochemical parameters in hemodialysis patients. We enrolled 120(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Angiotensin II has been shown to play an important role in various renal diseases. Genetic polymorphisms of the renin-angiotensin system have been reported to be related to the clinical outcomes in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). We investigated the association of polymorphisms of the genes encoding major angiotensin II-forming enzymes(More)
Background/Aims Colchicine is an established drug for microtubule stabilization that may reduce tissue injury. No data were available that its effects may depend on the dosage of colchicine. We investigated the anti-fibrotic and apoptotic effects of various dose of colchicine in a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model. Methods Thirty-six(More)
Metabolic acidosis, which is observed in salt-sensitive hypertension, is also associated with kidney injury. Alkali therapy in chronic renal failure (CRF) may ameliorate the progression of kidney disease; however, few studies have examined the effects of alkali therapy on salt sensitivity and kidney injury in CRF. We randomly administered standard diet(More)