Jeong Ah 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)
BACKGROUND There have been few reports on the causes and treatment outcomes for nosocomial spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study to compare the microbiological and clinical characteristics in nosocomial versus community-acquired SBP. All patients with SBP, for whom(More)
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). This series included 1,518(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)
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 purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of inappropriate antimicrobial therapy on the outcome of patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) caused by Acinetobacter baumannii. METHODS All cases of HAP caused by A. baumannii from January 2000 to March 2006 at the Samsung Medical Center (Seoul, Korea) were analyzed(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 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)
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)