Jin Young Ahn

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BACKGROUND Numerous animal studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that erythropoietin (EPO) has therapeutic effects in ischemic and degenerative diseases. However, few clinical trials have investigated the effect of EPO in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. This study was an exploratory pilot study to investigate the effects of recombinant human EPO(More)
Cognitive deficits may contribute to falls in Parkinson's disease (PD) and these deficits may be risk factors for falls. However, their association with falls has been generally studied in patients with continuous gait problems. There have been few studies in PD patients without postural instability. In addition, the effectiveness of various simple bedside(More)
Podostroma cornu-damae is a rare fungus that houses a fatal toxin in its fruit body. In this case report, two patients collected and boiled the wild fungus in water, which they drank for one month. One patient died, presenting with desquamation of the palms and soles, pancytopenia, severe sepsis and multiple organ failure. The other patient recovered after(More)
We report a 39-year-old woman with chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) who was referred with refractory hyperkinetic movement and truncal bending spasm. She was diagnosed with ChAc with clinical features and laboratory findings of acanthocytosis in peripheral blood smear, and genetic studies revealed novel mutations in the VPS13 gene. Because her symptoms did not(More)
PSM is a rare form of myoclonus of spinal origin. The thoracic level is considered as the myoclonic generator in most cases; however, structural abnormality in conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) related to PSM is more rare. We report the case of a 23-year-old man with PSM with ventral thoracic disc herniation confirmed by conventional MRI, which(More)
Double saccadic pulses (DSP) are saccadic intrusions that consist of an initial saccade away from a fixation followed immediately by a return saccade back to the fixation. DSP have been reported in patients with presumed multiple sclerosis and metabolic encephalopathy. However, DSP have not been described in a circumscribed brain lesion. We report a man who(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis, including severe sepsis and septic shock, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Albumin and C-reactive protein (CRP) are considered as good diagnostic markers for sepsis. Thus, initial CRP and albumin levels were combined to ascertain their value as an independent predictor of 180-day mortality in patients with severe sepsis and(More)
Dear Editor Campylobacter are curved, gram-negative, non-spore-forming rods that usually grow in a microaerophilic environment. To date, 22 species have been assigned to Campylobacter. Although most Campylobacter species are zoonotic, C. jejuni, C. coli, and C. fetus are well-known human pathogens; C. upsaliensis and C. lari are also considered(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a type of diffuse interstitial lung disease characterized by the pathology of fibroblastic plugs in the lumens of the respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and alveoli. The occurrence of BOOP in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients has rarely been described, and there have(More)
PURPOSE Over the last 30 years, Serratia marcescens (S. marcescens) has emerged as an important pathogen, and a common cause of nosocomial infections. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with mortality in patients with S. marcescens bacteremia. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of 98 patients who had(More)