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)
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)
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)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) secondary to near-drowning is rarely described and poorly understood. Only few cases of severe isolated AKI resulting from near-drowning exist in the literature. We report a case of near-drowning who developed to isolated AKI due to acute tubular necrosis (ATN) requiring dialysis. A 21-yr-old man who recovered from near-drowning in(More)
BACKGROUND 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(More)
BACKGROUND 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 (eGFR(cysC)) for prediction of cardiovascular events. METHODS This study included 66 end-stage renal disease(More)
We report here on a case of a 27-year-old man with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage associated with influenza A H1N1 infection. Treatment with oseltamivir, plasma exchange and hemodiafiltration for the hemolytic uremic syndrome and meticulous supportive care with steroid pulse therapy for the pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage(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)
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS This study(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)