Jin Tae Hwang

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BACKGROUND The early identification of severe acute pancreatitis is important for the management and for improving outcomes. The bedside index for severity in acute pancreatitis (BISAP) has been considered as an accurate method for risk stratification in patients with acute pancreatitis. This study aimed to evaluate the comparative usefulness of the BISAP.(More)
Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is a rare disorder, but the incidence is increasing and its clinical manifestations are various. We report a case of PCL, which mimics an acute coronary and aortic syndrome. A 51 year-old female was presented with chest pain radiating to the back. Her initial electrocardiogram revealed T wave inversion in the leads of V 5-6,(More)
Thymomas are one of the most common neoplasms of the mediastinum derived from thymic epithelium. It is common that invasive thymoma invades the lung, pericardium, and great vessels. Airway compression by mass effect also occurs, but direct polypoid tumor growth into the airway is extremely rare. Only 20 cases of invasive thymoma with endobronchial polypoid(More)
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by Orienta tsutsugamushi-induced systemic vasculitis, which may involve the lung, heart, liver, skin, central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. More than one-third of patients with scrub typhus present with gastrointestinal symptoms but the endoscopic features of gastrointestinal (GI) involvement is(More)
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