Hee-Seung Nam

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OBJECTIVES Sonographically guided injections show more accuracy than blind injections, but there are no reports comparing sonographically guided intra-articular injection approaches. This study examined the accuracy of sonographically guided intra-articular injections at 3 different sites of the knee using medial, midlateral, and superolateral portals. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of ultrasound-guided intra-articular (IA) hyaluronic acid injection with capsular distension compared with steroid injection alone in patients with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder by assessing pain relief, functional improvements, and range of motion at 2 and 6 weeks after final injections. DESIGN Prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to clarify the short-term effects of transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) for degenerative lumbar scoliosis combined with spinal stenosis (DLSS), and to extrapolate factors relating to the prognosis of treatment. METHOD Thirty-six patients with lumbar radicular pain from DLSS were enrolled. Subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of anterior pituitary dysfunction in moderate-to-severe chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. The investigation of a relationship between pituitary hormonal status and body mass index (BMI) in TBI patients by observing changes in BMI was conducted as well as an assessment of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate a diagnostic value of ultrasonography in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients and to evaluate a correlation of sonographic measurements with the degree of electrodiagnostic abnormalities and clinical severity. METHODS Two-hundred-forty-six symptomatic hands in 135 patients and 30 asymptomatic hands in 19 healthy individuals as(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the short-term effects and advantages of transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) performed using the conventional (CL) and posterolateral (PL) approaches. METHOD Fifty patients with lumbar radicular pain from lumbar spinal stenosis and herniated lumbar disc were enrolled. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups(More)
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE To establish reference values for fat-free mass index (FFMI), fat mass index (FMI), and percent body fat (%BF) in a large Korean adult group of apparently healthy subjects, and to analyze the characteristics of body composition indices among the subtypes of obesity in Korean adults. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A multicenter, cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate associations between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) polymorphisms and muscle fatigability in 65-year-old Koreans. METHOD The study participants were 49 Koreans aged 65 years. ACE insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphisms were determined by polymerase chain reaction and serum ACE activity, by spectrophotometry. Body mass index(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of percutaneous adhesiolysis (PA) compared to fluoroscopy (FL)-guided transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) in patients with radicular pain caused by lumbar foraminal spinal stenosis (LFSS) by assessing pain relief and functional improvement at 4 and 12 weeks post-procedure. METHODS This retrospective(More)
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