Eun Young Seong

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to examine the recent clinical trends and antibiotic susceptibilities of the causative microorganisms in renal and perirenal abscesses, and to elucidate the factors associated with treatment strategies. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 56 patients who were diagnosed with renal and perirenal abscesses at our(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are pivotal antigen-presenting cells and serve a unique role in initiating immunity. To test the hypothesis that pre-immunization of recipient with certain DC subsets of donor origin can influence graft outcome, we have studied the effects of immunization with allogeneic CD4(+)CD8(-)CD11c(+) dendritic cell (CD4(+)DC) and(More)
There has been no study to investigate whether cystatin C could predict cardiovascular events in incident dialysis patients. We aimed to delineate the role of serum cystatin C and cystatin C-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFRcysC) for prediction of cardiovascular events. This study included 66 end-stage renal disease patients who survived for(More)
Genetic interaction between donor and recipient may dictate the impending responses after transplantation. In this study, we evaluated the role of the genetic predispositions of stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF1) [rs1801157 (G>A)] and CXC receptor 4 (CXCR4) [rs2228014 (C>T)] on renal allograft outcomes. A total of 335 pairs of recipients and donors were(More)
Recent observational studies have found that low intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) is related with mortality in hemodialysis patients and these findings may be considered to be the result of accelerated cardiovascular calcifications in adynamic bone disease. This study was aimed to determine the relationship between persistently low iPTH and aortic arch(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that the prevalence of low T3 would be increased according to the increase in CKD stage. This study was performed to explore the prevalence in each stage of CKD and relationship with eGFR. METHODS A total of 2284 cases with normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level were enrolled and retrospectively analysed during the(More)
AIM Organ shortages lead end stage renal disease patients to seek overseas kidney transplantations (OTs), but the long-term outcomes of OTs have not been evaluated extensively. METHODS Patients who received OT and were followed at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) from 2000 to 2009 (n = 87) were compared with patients who received kidneys from(More)
Cardiac valve calcification is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the one of major causes for increased cardiovascular mortality in CKD patients. We hypothesized that cardiac valve calcification is associated with the presence and the severity of CAD in pre-dialysis CKD patients. This study included 1166(More)
The selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and 5-lipoxygenase (LOX) inhibitors might inhibit prostaglandin synthesis and reduce proteinuria. The present study was designed to investigate the anti-proteinuric effects of nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) as compared with celecoxib in puromycin aminonucleoside (PAN) nephrosis rats. Fifty five male Sprague-Dawley(More)
5-lipoxygenase inhibitor and human recombinant erythropoietin might accelerate renal recovery in cisplatin-induced acute renal failure rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into four groups: 1) normal controls; 2) Cisplatin group-cisplatin induced acute renal failure (ARF) plus vehicle treatment; 3) Cisplatin+nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA)(More)