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PURPOSE Kawasaki disease (KD) is the main cause of acquired heart disease in children. In addition to cardiovascular involvement, many complications have been recognized in KD. However, respiratory complications have been rarely reported. We investigated the differences in clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, radiography findings, and(More)
Cardiomyopathy induced by Adriamycin (ADR) is a cause of congestive heart failure. Recently, it has been suggested that ADR inhibits the carnitine palmitoyltransferase system (CPT I) and consequently the transport of long-chain fatty acids across mitochondrial membranes. This study was devised to ascertain how ADR affects serum lipid and fatty acid(More)
PURPOSE Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness in children, which is usually mild and self-limiting. However, in recent epidemics of HFMD in Asia, enterovirus 71 (EV71) has been recognized as a causative agent with severe neurological symptoms with or without cardiopulmonary involvement. HFMD was epidemic in Korea in the spring of 2009.(More)
OBJECTIVES Dyslipidemia is one of the important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Thus, to know the prevalence of dyslipidemia is the 1(st) step to make guidelines of screening and management plan. Although, American Academy of Pediatrics updated the guidelines for lipid in childhood, Asian study is rare. METHODS The authors aimed to(More)
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP)-3 binds to IGF and modulates their actions and also possesses intrinsic activities. We investigated its effects on insulin action and found that when IGFBP-3 was added to fully differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes in culture, insulin-stimulated glucose transport was significantly inhibited to 60% of control in(More)
Vascular brachytherapy has become the therapeutic strategy of choice for in-stent restenosis. Clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness and safety of this technology have enrolled nearly 4000 patients using both gamma and beta emitters. At present, ongoing controversies include optimal dosimetry, whether beta emitters are as effective as gamma and(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the relationship between geographical miss (GM) and edge restenosis (ERS) following intracoronary radiation therapy. BACKGROUND Edge restenosis may be a limitation of intracoronary irradiation to prevent in-stent restenosis (ISR). Inadequate radiation source coverage of the injured segment (GM) has been proposed as a(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate 6-month clinical and angiographic outcomes in patients treated with excimer laser coronary angioplasty (ELCA) and intracoronary radiation (ICR) for in-stent restenosis (ISR). METHODS A consecutive series of 175 patients with ISR treated with ELCA+ICR (gamma and beta emitters) were compared to 33(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the late induction of apoptosis following intracoronary radiation (IR) and the effects of IR on inflammatory cells. METHODS AND MATERIALS Porcine coronaries were injured by balloon overstretch followed by either 0 or 15 Gy of 192Ir prescribed to 2 mm from the center of the source. Swine were euthanized at 3, 7, and 14 days(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The pathogenesis of hyponatremia (serum sodium <135 mEq/L) in Kawasaki disease (KD) remains unclear. We investigated the clinical significance of hyponatremia, and the role of interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-1β in the development of hyponatremia and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) in KD. SUBJECTS AND(More)