Jong Seok Bae

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BACKGROUND An ectopic opening of the common bile duct in the duodenal bulb is extremely rare, and the clinical significance of this anomaly has not been clarified. This study analyzed the clinical implications and cholangiographic findings of this anomaly. METHODS A total of 18 patients (15 men, 3 women; median age, 51 years) with an ectopic opening of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Several studies have reported that diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is able to help discriminate a Parkinson variant of multiple system atrophy (MSA-p) from Parkinson's disease (PD) on the basis of the increased regional apparent diffusion coefficient (rADC). We analyzed the usefulness of DWI by using the rADC for differential(More)
OBJECTIVE The threshold tracking technique is a new approach to non-invasively assess biophysical properties of axonal membrane in human subjects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of age and gender on excitability properties of human motor axons. METHODS Computerized threshold tracking was used to measure multiple excitability indices in(More)
The development of hyperexcitability in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a well-known phenomenon. Despite controversy as to the underlying mechanisms, cortical hyperexcitability appears to be closely related to the interplay between excitatory corticomotoneurons and inhibitory interneurons. Hyperexcitability is not a static phenomenon but rather shows(More)
We sought to investigate the peripheral nerve excitability property of early diabetic neuropathy (DN) and provide a logical hypothesis regarding the pathophysiology of subclinical/early stage of DN. The automated nerve excitability test (NET) utilizing the threshold tracking technique (TTT) was performed to measure multiple excitability indices in 30 early(More)
OBJECTIVE To categorize a syndrome manifesting as prominent acute bulbar palsy (ABP) without limb motor weakness as a variant form of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and differentiate it from Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) and pharyngeal-cervical-brachial (PCB) variants. METHODS We analyzed cases of ABP without limb motor weakness based on a dataset(More)
For early detection and prevention of diabetic neuropathy, it is important to identify subclinical diabetic neuropathy. Routine nerve conduction study often fails to detect early stage of neuropathy. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical usefulness of electrophysiological indexes in detecting early diabetic neuropathy with no objective(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate cutaneous sympathetic functions in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) using sympathetic sweat responses (SSwRs) and skin vasomotor reflexes (SVmRs). METHODS In 29 hands (20 patients) with idiopathic CTS, SSwRs were recorded with a sudorometer from the thenar eminence, and SVmRs were used to measure cutaneous blood flow using a Doppler(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy is a nonoperative method for accessing bilio-enteric anastomotic strictures that cannot be reached via the transpapillary route. This study evaluated the immediate and long-term results of treatment via percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy of patients with benign bilio-enteric anastomotic strictures.(More)