Joon Tae Ko

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Five patients with cardiovascular disease presented with hoarseness due to left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. One had secundum atrial septal defect, one had ventricular septal defect, two had mitral stenosis and the other had aortic aneurysm. All except the patient with aortic aneurysm had pulmonary artery dilatation and moderate to severe pulmonary(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the modes of transmission of aseptic meningitis (AM) and hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) using a case-control and a case-crossover design. We recruited 205 childhood AM and 116 HFMD cases and 170 non-enteroviral disease controls from three general hospitals in Gyeongju, Pohang, and Seoul between May and August in both(More)
This study compared the incidence of cough with the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor lisinopril and the diuretic metolazone with angiotensin II receptor antagonist losartan in elderly hypertensive patients with previous histories of ACE inhibitor-induced cough. A randomized, double-blind, stratified, parallel-group comparison of lisinopril at(More)
Cardiovocal syndrome is a rare clinical diagnosis that signifies vocal cord palsy associated with various cardiovascular diseases. The radiological manifestations of six cases of clinically diagnosed cardiovocal syndrome are reviewed retrospectively. The common clinical presentation of these six cases was hoarseness that was due to left vocal cord palsy. By(More)
A 34-year-old man came to this Emergency Room because of fever, swelling and pain in the right thigh. Tetralogy of Fallot with bicuspid pulmonary valve was diagnosed after serial examination, and computed tomography of the right thigh revealed pyogenic myositis. Surgical drainage of the right thigh abscess and a further pus culture yielded viridans(More)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of low dose (10 mg) pravastatin in hypercholesterolemic, hypertensive elderly subjects undergoing antihypertensive treatment, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 6-month trial was conducted. The subjects had a total plasma cholesterol of at least 250 mg/dL and had been, for at least 3 months, consuming a(More)
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