Jae Hyon Bahk

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Although percutaneous vertebroplasty is a simple and generally safe method for the management of vertebral compression fractures, cement leakage outside the vertebral body is a potential source of serious complications. We report a patient who presented with dyspnea and edema five years after percutaneous vertebroplasty and underwent open-heart surgery.(More)
BACKGROUND The hanging drop technique identifies the epidural space using the negative pressure of this space. Although the hanging drop technique is popular at the thoracic level, there is still controversy on the negative epidural pressure at this level. The authors hypothesized that the epidural pressure is more consistently negative in the sitting(More)
BACKGROUND For safe and effective thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), it is important to control the level of TEA and to identify factors that influence its spread. In this study, we observed the distribution of contrast injected into the high thoracic epidural space during neck flexion and extension. METHODS An epidural catheter was inserted into the(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to investigate the most appropriate effect-site concentration of remifentanil to minimize cardiovascular changes during inhalation of high concentration desflurane. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-nine American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status class I patients aged 20-65 years were randomly allocated into one of three(More)
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV), a unique response of pulmonary circulation, is critical to prevent hypoxemia under local hypoventilation. Hypoxic inhibition of K(+) channel is known as an important O(2)-sensing mechanism in HPV. Carbon monoxide (CO) is suggested as a positive regulator of Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel (BK(Ca)), a stimulator of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate safety issues associated with the reuse of sterilized endotracheal tubes (ETTs). DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Laboratory in vivo testing. INTERVENTION Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were inoculated onto ETT cuffs. Following inoculation, ETTs were sterilized with(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that, even in patients taking aspirin, the variance of preoperative platelet response to collagen might be associated with myocardial injury during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Therefore, we evaluated the relationship between preoperative whole-blood aggregometry (WBA) by collagen and the postoperative myocardial(More)
OBJECTIVES For needle insertion and guidewire placement during central venous catheterization, a thin-wall introducer needle technique and a cannula-over-needle technique have been used. This study compared these two techniques regarding the success rates and complications during internal jugular vein catheterization. DESIGN Prospective, randomized,(More)
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