Jeong Ryul Lee

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OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to compare the outcomes of the Lecompte procedure and Rastelli repair in the transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) and to determine the risk factors associated with unfavorable events. METHODS Over a 12-year period (April(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Vascular rings refer to anomalies of the great arteries that cause respiratory or feeding problems. The purpose of this study was to analyze a series of patients with vascular rings and evaluate associated risk factors for mortality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A retrospective review of all patients identified with vascular rings(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of lateral tunnel (LT) and extracardiac conduit (ECC) Fontan procedures at a single institution. From April 1995 to December 2006, 165 Fontan procedures were performed (67 LT, 98 ECC). Pre-, intra- and postoperative variable values were compared between two different techniques. Operative mortality was 5(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of total repair for tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS Between April 1986 and December 2007, a total of 734 patients underwent total repair for tetralogy of Fallot. There were 444 males and 290 females. The median age and weight were 17.2 months (0.4-329.6 months) and 9.5kg(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Debate continues over the optimal timing for total repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Here, we report our experience with early one-stage total repair of tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS Between January 2000 and March 2008, surgical treatment was required in 24 symptomatic patients who were diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot at(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to evaluate long-term results of biventricular repairs for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, and to analyze the risk factors that affect mortality and morbidity. METHODS Between 1983 and 2009, 167 patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries underwent biventricular(More)
OBJECTIVES Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) is performed to reduce right ventricular (RV) volume overload, resulting in improved ventricular function and clinical status. Significant pulmonary regurgitation (PR) after tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair could result in RV dysfunction, exercise intolerance, arrhythmia and sudden death. The present study was(More)
OBJECTIVES The arterial switch operation (ASO) has become the standard surgical procedure for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) or variants with an excellent early outcome. However, there are concerns regarding neopulmonary stenosis, neoaortic regurgitation (neoAR) associated with neoaortic root dilatation and coronary artery disease. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Sertoli cells (SC) have immunomodulative properties, and chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) can optimize the systemic immunomodulatory effect by guiding SC from the periphery to the secondary lymphoid organs. METHODS The effect of immortalized neonatal porcine SC (NPSCi) was evaluated by analysis of cytokine levels. Hyporesponsiveness to donor cells(More)
BACKGROUND The toll-like receptor (TLR) is stimulated by not only pathogen-associated molecular patterns but also endogenous TLR ligands provided by injured cells. The influence of cyclosporine A (CsA)-induced renal injury on TLR expression and subsequent signaling pathway was evaluated. METHODS Induction of chronic CsA nephropathy was made by(More)