Gaab Soo Kim

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The use of epidural catheters has been a subject of active debate in living liver donors because of the possible postoperative coagulation derangement and the subsequent risk of epidural hematoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of epidural catheters in relation to the changes in coagulation profile based on a review of previously published(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported a 10% incidence of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) in pediatric patients receiving first liver grafts and primarily immunosuppressed with tacrolimus. To decrease the incidence of PTLD, we developed a protocol utilizing preemptive intravenous ganciclovir in high-risk recipients (i.e., donor (D)+,(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively investigate how repeat injections of absolute ethanol in therapeutic doses, required for multisession sclerotherapy of large high-flow soft-tissue arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in patients with normal cardiopulmonary function, affect pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Study received approval and waiver(More)
Sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD) is a common symptom of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of this study was to determine whether kidney transplantation improves SRBD. Twenty-four patients with ESRD, who were admitted for kidney transplantation, underwent a sleep study using a portable ventilation effort recorder on the night before(More)
Massive intraoperative bleeding during liver transplantation often requires large amounts of blood products. The goal of this study was to investigate long-term outcomes of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent intraoperative use of intraoperative blood salvage (IBS) and leukocyte depletion(More)
This prospective randomized study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of two common analgesic techniques, thoracic epidural patient-controlled analgesia (Epidural PCA), and intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA), in patients undergoing lobectomy by the video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) approach. Fifty-two patients scheduled for VATS(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) on graft function and acute kidney injury (AKI) after living donor liver transplantation (LT). Recipients undergoing elective living donor LT were randomly assigned to either the RIPostC group or the control group. Immediately after reperfusion, 4(More)
We compared postoperative hepatic and renal functions between the two inhalational anesthetics, desflurane and sevoflurane in living donors undergoing right hepatectomy. Seventy-four adult donors were randomly allocated into Des group (n = 37) and sevo group (n = 37). Before the induction of anesthesia, morphine sulfate 400 microg was injected(More)
To compare the postoperative outcome according to the type of anesthesia, formerly prematured and high-risk infants who had received and weaned ventilator care preoperatively and had undergone inguinal herniorrhaphy were enrolled in this study. Immediate pre- and post-operative respiratory data which contained the lowest respiratory rates, SpO2, heart rates(More)
Previous laboratory and clinical data have shown evidence for the concept of rebalanced hemostasis in liver disease. We evaluate whether this concept of rebalanced hemostasis can be applied in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Twenty patients with ITP (platelet count < 100 × 10(9) /l) who visited our hospital were enrolled. We(More)