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BACKGROUND The prevalence and clinical significance of white-coat hypertension (WCHT) and masked hypertension (MHT) are unknown in Koreans. Here we measure the frequency of WCHT and MHT in hypertensive subjects and identify the epidemiologic and/or clinical factors that predict it in Korean subjects. METHODS This study is a retrospective analysis of a(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have demonstrated an association between eNOS polymorphisms and atrial fibrillation (AF). We sought to determine whether eNOS polymorphisms are associated with AF recurrence after a radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 500 consecutive patients (56±11 years, 77% male) with paroxysmal (68%) or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of hippotherapy for adult patients with brain disorders. METHOD Eight chronic brain disorder patients (7 males, mean age 42.4±16.6 years) were recruited. The mean duration from injury was 7.9±7.7 years. The diagnoses were stroke (n=5), traumatic brain disorder (n=2), and cerebral palsy (n=1). Hippotherapy sessions were(More)
BACKGROUND Genomewide association studies have identified several loci associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and have been reportedly associated with response to catheter ablation for AF in patients of European ancestry; however, associations between top susceptibility loci and AF recurrence after ablation have not been examined in Asian populations. We(More)
Therapeutic bronchoscopy is widely employed as an effective first-line treatment for patients with central airway obstructions. Airway fires during rigid bronchoscopy are rare, but can have potentially devastating consequences. Pulmonologist and anesthesiologist undertaking this type of procedure should be aware of this serious problem and be familiar with(More)
Mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) is a type of acute leukemia in which anti-gens of more than one lineage are co-expressed by the same blast cells or by two different populations of blast cells. It is a rare disease, accounting for less than 3% of all acute leukemias. It is known by a variety of terms, including biphenotypic leukemia, bilineage(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of positive peritoneal cytology on the prognosis of cervical cancer is controversial. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to determine its impact on recurrence, and to investigate correlations between abnormal cytology and/or lymph node metastasis in cervical cancer. METHODS A systematic literature review was conducted through July(More)
A 65 year-old female with a history of xerostomia and xerophthalmia was presented with dyspnea on exertion (New York Heart Association class III). Echocardiography and cardiac catheterization demonstrated severe pulmonary hypertension (PH). Laboratory examinations showed positive anti-nuclear and anti-Ro/SS-A antibodies. Schirmer's test was positive and(More)
We present successful epidural anesthesia and assisted mechanical ventilation in a parturient woman with respiratory failure. A 41-year-old woman at 35 weeks' of gestation was entering labor. She was pneumonectomized on the left, had bronchiectasis on the remnant lung, and was under assisted mechanical ventilation by continuous positive airway pressure(More)