Hyun Joo Yoon

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Regional anesthesia can be applied to shoulder surgery with an expected high success rate. To determine the level of patient satisfaction with regional anesthesia, we studied a group of patients who had undergone shoulder surgery more than once, with general anesthesia on one occasion and regional on another. METHODS Twenty-five(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate a large series of elective lumbar spine surgical procedures by a single surgeon whose patients were all offered spinal anesthesia. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Tertiary-care teaching hospital. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS The records of all elective lumbar spine procedures between 1984 and 1995 performed by(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of pain control achieved with continuous local anesthetic infusion via a femoral nerve catheter, and to determine the optimum concentration of bupivacaine necessary to maintain pain control after full surgical anesthesia is established with 0.5% bupivacaine. DESIGN Randomized, prospective study. SETTING Tertiary(More)
BACKGROUND A localized non-surgical delivery of allogeneic human chondrocytes (hChonJ) with irradiated genetically modified chondrocytes (hChonJb#7) expressing transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) showed efficacy in regenerating cartilage tissue in our pre-clinical studies and human Phase I and II clinical trials. These previous observations led us to(More)
BACKGROUND SV40 DNA replication system is a very useful tool to understand the mechanism of replication, which is a tightly regulated process. Many environmental and cellular factors can induce cell cycle arrest or apoptosis by inhibiting DNA replication. In the course of our search for bioactive metabolites from the marine sponges, psammaplin A was found(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the autonomic changes associated with pneumatic tourniquet-induced hypertension as measured by power spectral heart rate analysis (PSHR). DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary teaching hospital. PATIENTS 21 healthy-patients scheduled for lower extremity surgery, during which pneumatic tourniquet inflation was expected(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Interscalene brachial plexus block is performed in the groove between the anterior and middle scalene muscles at the level of C6, just over the transverse process. Injection occurs within 1-2 cm of the dural sleeve and could be misdirected into the epidural, subdural, or subarachnoid spaces. METHODS Interscalene block was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although the majority of elective lumbar spine surgical procedures are performed under general anesthesia, successful use of spinal and epidural anesthesia has been reported. This study was designed to evaluate the influence of baricity on the performance of spinal anesthesia for lumbar spine surgery. METHODS The study was(More)
Many patients discontinue statin after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) despite its necessity. However, limited data are available describing the clinical impact of statin withdrawal after AMI. This study enrolled 3,807 patients in the Korean multicenter registry who survived for 1 year after AMI. All patients were prescribed statin at discharge and were(More)
We compared clinical characteristics, management, and clinical outcomes of nonagenarian acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients (n=270, 92.3 ± 2.3 yr old) with octogenarian AMI patients (n=2,145, 83.5 ± 2.7 yr old) enrolled in Korean AMI Registry (KAMIR). Nonagenarians were less likely to have hypertension, diabetes and less likely to be prescribed with(More)