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BACKGROUND Postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI), a serious surgical complication, is common after cardiac surgery; however, reports on AKI after noncardiac surgery are limited. We sought to determine the incidence and predictive factors of AKI after gastric surgery for gastric cancer and its effects on the clinical outcomes. METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic kidney disease have had conflicting results between drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare-metal stents (BMS). The aim of the present study was to determine whether DES is preferable for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with renal insufficiency, and to elucidate the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on outcomes(More)
Bupropion is widely used for the treatment of depressive disorder and smoking cessation. Hyponatremia, including a syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH), is not rare complication of treatment with antipsychotic drugs. We report a 60-year-old man who experienced severe hyponatremia after a treatment with bupropion for depressive(More)
The 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) reduce major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome. We investigated the effectiveness of statin therapy in reducing MACE in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and renal dysfunction (RD). In the present retrospective study of(More)
The clinical course and medical treatment of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are not well established, especially in patients with concomitant renal dysfunction. We performed a retrospective analysis of the prospective Korean Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry to assess the medical treatments and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite strong evidence linking decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to worse outcomes, the impact of GFR on mortality and morbidity in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is not well defined. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 12,636 patients with AMI in the Korea AMI Registry database from(More)
Cisplatin is a chemotherapeutic agent used for treating solid tumors. However, nephrotoxicity is the dose-limiting factor in its clinical use. The present study was aimed to determine whether altered regulation of the local nitric oxide (NO) and natriuretic peptide (NP) systems is involved in the pathogenesis of cisplatin-induced nephropathy. Cisplatin (6(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney is one of the major target organs in sepsis, while effective prevention of septic acute kidney injury has not yet been established. α-Lipoic acid (LA) has been known to exert beneficial effects against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced damages in various organs such as heart, lung, and liver. We investigated the protective effect of LA on(More)
BACKGROUND This study was aimed to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the association between MS and its components with CKD in Korea. METHODS We excluded diabetes to appreciate the real impact of MS and performed a cross-sectional study using the general health screening data of 10,253,085 (48.86 ±(More)