Jeong A. Lee

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OBJECT The authors conducted a large retrospective study in which they evaluated the efficacy of intraoperative electromyography (EMG) monitoring of facial musculature during microvascular decompression (MVD) and assessed the predictive value of the lateral spread response (LSR) as a prognostic indicator for the treatment outcome of hemifacial spasm (HFS).(More)
In this study, we demonstrate that equol has fungicidal activities against Candida albicans. The minimum inhibitory and minimum fungicidal concentrations of equol against C. albicans were 516 and 1,032 µM, respectively. Two separate viability assays found that equol changed the integrity of the C. albicans cell membrane, possibly by formation of membrane(More)
BACKGROUND Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a benign, chronic, involuntary movement of the muscles involved in facial expressions that typically begins in the orbicularis oculi and spreads to the other expression muscles over several years. OBJECTIVE To clarify the effectiveness of intraoperative electromyogram during microvascular decompression (MVD) for HFS.(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify preoperative imaging characteristics and surgical findings that predict pain relief after microvascular decompression (MVD) for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). This study included 141 patients with follow-up ranging from 6 months to 10 years (mean follow-up=26.3 months). Preoperative images were assessed in(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective study evaluated the length of cerebellar retraction and the changes of intraoperative brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) during microvascular decompression (MVD), and assessed the predictive value of the hearing loss as a prognostic indicator for the treatment outcome of hemifacial spasm (HFS). METHODS This series(More)
Microvascular decompression (MVD) is an effective and safe treatment option that offers the prospect of definitive cure for hemifacial spasm (HFS). However, there are potential risks of complications for MVD associated with retromastoid suboccipital craniectomy (RmSOC) and cranial nerves in particular. The purpose of this study was to identify clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Hearing loss is a well-known complication that may occur during microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS). Cause and risk factors are highly variable. We present cases of hearing loss induced by saline overinfusion after MVD. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review in a tertiary referral center. INTERVENTION Three hundred(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no consensus has been reached regarding validated and practical tools to quantify the severity of hemifacial spasm (HFS) before and after surgery. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study has been to establish objective parameters for determining the preoperative severity of HFS and to assess the correlation with quality of life (QoL) in HFS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate changes of body composition in cirrhotic patients. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and anthropometry were used, and the values obtained were compared. METHODS Mid-arm fat and muscle areas were calculated by anthropometry in 66 cirrhotic patients and 94 healthy controls. In 37 of the cirrhotic(More)
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