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Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common acquired cardiac disease in children in developed nations. The etiology of KD is unknown but likely to be a ubiquitous microbial agent. Previously, we showed that oligoclonal IgA plasma cells infiltrate coronary arteries and other inflamed tissues in acute KD. We demonstrated that a synthetic Ab made using an alpha H(More)
BACKGROUND The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) IV model has not yet been validated in Korea. The aim of this study was to compare the ability of the APACHE IV with those of APACHE II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) 3, and Korean SAPS 3 in predicting hospital mortality in a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) population. (More)
BACKGROUND Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a congenital anomaly with an estimated incidence of 0.3-0.5% in the normal population. Its usual discovery is often made by an abnormally positioned catheter inserted in the left subclavian or left jugular vein. In this situation, an easy bedside approach to confirm an anatomic variation in the(More)
Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) seen on ocular US has been associated with increased intracranial pressure (IICP). However, most studies have analyzed normal range of ONSD and its optimal cut-off point for IICP in Caucasian populations. Considering ONSD differences according to ethnicity, previous results may not accurately reflect the association(More)
There are various causes to a low level of consciousness in patients in the intensive care unit. Neurological injury, infection, and metabolic disarray are considered as some of the causes. A 39 year-old female patient was transferred to our hospital with septic shock due to ascending colon perforation. The patient had previously received ovarian cancer(More)
Seizure is the second most common neurologic complication after liver transplantation and may be caused by metabolic abnormalities, electrolyte imbalance, infection, and immunosuppressant toxicity. A 61-year-old male patient underwent liver transplantation due to hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis with portal systemic encephalopathy. The immediate(More)
provided the original work is properly cited. CC Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is defined as a pathologic connection between the tracheobronchial tree and the pleural space with persistent air leak for more than 24 hours. It is associated with poor prognosis after pneumonectomy [1], which mainly contributes to the occurrence among elective lung resections(More)
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