Jee Young Kim

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Glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage are features of Goodpasture's syndrome. Goodpasture's syndrome accompanied with central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis is extremely rare. Herein, we report a rare case of CNS vasculitis associated with Goodpasture's syndrome in a 34-year-old man, who presented with a seizure and sudden onset of right sided(More)
The prognosis of myasthenia gravis (MG) has improved dramatically due to advances in critical-care medicine and symptomatic treatments. Its immunopathogenesis is fundamentally a T-cell-dependent autoimmune process resulting from loss of tolerance toward self-antigens in the thymus. Thymectomy is based on this immunological background. For MG patients who(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to examine whether the patterns of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) abnormalities and quantitative regional apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values can predict the clinical outcome of comatose patients following cardiac arrest. METHODS Thirty-nine patients resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the interobserver variability and performance in the interpretation of ultrasonographic (US) findings of thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS 72 malignant nodules and 61 benign nodules were enrolled as part of this study. Five faculty radiologists and four residents independently performed a retrospective analysis of the US images.(More)
A B-cell activating factor of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family (BAFF) is an essential B-cell survival factor. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is one of the most typical antibody-mediated autoimmune disorders. To test whether serum BAFF levels are increased in MG patients, we compared the serum BAFF levels of 40 MG patients with those of 30 healthy controls.(More)
BACKGROUND The natural course of cytologically benign thyroid nodules remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ultrasonographic (US) changes are associated with changes in nodule volume during follow-up. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed over 4 years of clinical records of patients with benign thyroid nodules as confirmed by fine(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system with a relapsing and remitting course. We aimed to identify factors associated with the time to next attack, including the effect of the natural disease course and the diverse treatment regimens, by applying a longitudinal statistical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE X-linked bulbospinal muscular atrophy (X-BSMA) is characterized by bulbar and spinal muscular weakness and fasciculations. Although X-BSMA is a motor neuronopathy, there are several reports of myasthenic symptoms or decremental responses to repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS). We report the results of applying the RNS test to 15(More)
The co-occurrence of multiple sclerosis and peripheral demyelinating neuropathy is rare. It has been disputed whether these are pathologically related or coincidental findings. We report a 36-year-old woman who presented with diplopia, right facial palsy and left-sided weakness. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed a lesion indicative of central(More)
Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is clinically defined as a syndrome of continuous focal jerking of a body part, usually a distal limb, occurring over hours, days, or even years. It is considered the status epilepticus equivalent of simple partial motor seizures. A 48-year-old right-handed man with a history of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage was(More)