Eunjung Kang

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To My Father iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First and foremost, I must express my utmost gratitude to my academic advisor, Dr. Calton Pu, who throughput my Ph.D. program has enlightened and inspired me with his wise counsel and encouragement. Through his guidance, I have learned how to develop my ideas and mature as a researcher. I am truly grateful for his support(More)
Mushroom-related poisoning can cause acute kidney injury. Here we report a case of acute kidney injury after ingestion of Amanita punctata, which is considered an edible mushroom. Gastrointestinal symptoms occurred within 24 hours from the mushroom intake and were followed by an asymptomatic period, acute kidney injury, and elevation of liver and pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It has been shown that circulating tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) is elevated in end stage renal disease patients; however, the relationship between TNF-α and the development of infection in these patients is unknown. In this study, we investigated the association of plasma TNF-α and interleukin 6 (IL-6) with infection in peritoneal(More)
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