Joo Pyung Kim

Won Seok Chang9
Young Seok Park4
Hae Yu Kim2
9Won Seok Chang
4Young Seok Park
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The use of silver in the past demonstrated the certain antimicrobial activity, though this has been replaced by other treatments. However, nanotechnology has provided a way of producing pure silver nanoparticles, and it shows cytoprotective activities and possible pro-healing properties. But, the mechanism of silver nanoparticles remains unknown. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the centromedian-parafascicular (CM-Pf) thalamic nuclei has been considered an option for treating Tourette syndrome. Using a large animal DBS model, this study was designed to explore the network effects of CM-Pf DBS. METHODS The combination of DBS and functional magnetic resonance imaging is a powerful means of(More)
BACKGROUND Microelectrode recording (MER) is widely used during deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures because MER can identify structural borders and eloquent structures, localize somatotopic arrangements, and provide an outline of the three-dimensional shapes of target nuclei. However, MER may cause intracranial hemorrhage. We preformed single track MER(More)
Ablation of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) and thalamotomy have been extensively used in the past. Posteroventral GPi deep brain stimulation has been considered as a treatment for dystonia. However, to date, there is no report in the literature of any dystonia patient who underwent GPi deep brain stimulation who had previously undergone staged bilateral(More)
INTRODUCTION Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a circuit-based treatment shown to relieve symptoms from multiple neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders. In order to treat the memory deficit associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), several clinical trials have tested the efficacy of DBS near the fornix. Early results from these studies indicated that(More)
INTRODUCTION Tongue protrusion dystonia can cause difficulty with speech, mastication, breathing, and swallowing. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) is a widespread therapeutic alternative for treating medically refractory dystonia. To our knowledge, detailed reports regarding DBS for tongue protrusion dystonia are rare. In(More)
OBJECTIVES The optimal target location of deep brain stimulation (DBS) is the subject of some controversy. We implanted electrodes that could stimulate both posterior subthalamic area (PSA) and ventralis intermedius nucleus of thalamus (Vim), and examined the benefits of bilateral DBS of Vim, PSA, and Vim + PSA in patients with essential tremor (ET). (More)
OBJECTIVE We compared bilateral globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) with bilateral GPi DBS plus ventralis oralis (Vo) thalamotomy to analyze the effect of the combined Vo thalamotomy. METHODS Between March 2003 and December 2008, 10 patients underwent DBS and/or Vo thalamotomy for treatment of cerebral palsy in our institute of(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is the gold standard surgical treatment for medically intractable Parkinson disease, and unilateral electrodes are reported to have beneficial effects. However, assessment of patients after electrode failure needs to be established. OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of the remaining(More)
Stroke is the third leading cause of death worldwide. As the elderly population grows, interest in the quality of life, management and treatment of patients with post-stroke pain has grown. Pharmacological treatment is usually the first line of management in these patients. However, if medications fail to achieve appropriate pain relief, neuroablative or(More)