Jae Hyung Kim

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to optimize imaging parameters for diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the cervical spinal cord using a recently developed sensitivity-encoded (SENSE) imaging technique, which can substantially reduce susceptibility artifacts. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred twenty sets of DTIs were performed of the cervical spinal(More)
Platelet-activating factor (PAF), 1-O-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, is a potent phospholipid mediator and has been reported to be localized in atherosclerotic plaque. However, its role in the progression of atherosclerosis remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the role of PAF in the production of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)(More)
Coronary stent fractures have been suggested as a potential new mechanism of restenosis. The mechanical properties of stents were designed not only to prevent vessel recoil, but also to resist the mechanical stress of vessel movement over millions of cardiac cycles. We present a case in which mechanical stress may have contributed to the fracture of a stent(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is important in the regulation of bone remodeling, whereas high concentration of NO promotes cell death of osteoblast. However, it is not clear yet whether NO-induced autophagy is implicated in cell death or survival of osteoblast. The present study is aimed to examine the role of NO-induced autophagy in the MC3T3-E1 cells and their(More)
OBJECTIVE We wanted to retrospectively evaluate the long-term therapeutic results of iliac arterial stent placement that was done in a single institution for 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS From May 1994 to April 2004, 206 patients who underwent iliac arterial stent placement (mean age; 64+/-8.8) were followed up for evaluating the long term stent(More)
Numerous musculoskeletal disorders are caused by thickened ligament, tendon stiffness, or fibrosis of joint capsule. Relaxin, a peptide hormone, can exert collagenolytic effect on ligamentous and fibrotic tissues. We hypothesized that local injection of relaxin could be used to treat entrapment neuropathy and adhesive capsulitis. Because hormonal effect(More)
Right ventricular (RV) pseudoaneurysm caused by trauma is very rare. We report a case of RV pseudoaneurysm which resolved without surgical treatment in a patient who survived a falling accident. Echocardiography failed to identify the pseudoaneurysm. Electrocardiography-gated CT showed a 17-mm-sized saccular pseudoaneurysm arising from the RV outflow tract(More)
Bifid inferior nasal turbinates-two inferior turbinates with a single root observed in the nasal cavity-are an extremely rare anatomical variation, especially when they are observed bilaterally and exist with other variations. We report a case of bilateral bifid inferior nasal turbinates with bilateral secondary middle turbinates. We discuss the findings of(More)
Cardiac conduction system impairment is a rare clinical manifestation of Behçet's disease. We report a patient who showed 1st degree atrioventricular block at first presentation, and showed aggravated finding of 3rd degree atrioventricular block on five months later. His cardiac manifestation finally developed to acute severe aortic regurgitation on six(More)
OBJECTIVES Infective endocarditis is still one of the important fatal diseases in Korea, especially when systemic embolisms are supervene. So, identification of patients who are in the high risk of embolism and who can be helped by early surgical intervention is very important. Considering these, we tried to elaborate the risk factors for the systemic(More)