Joong Seob Lee

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BACKGROUND Tinnitus is a common condition in adults; however, the pathophysiology of tinnitus remains unclear, and no large population-based study has assessed the associated risk factors. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence and associated risk factors of tinnitus. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the Korea(More)
OBJECTIVES The silk patch is a thin transparent patch that is produced from silk fibroin. In this study, we investigated the treatment effects of the silk patch in patients with traumatic tympanic membrane perforation (TTMP). METHODS The closure rate, otorrhea rate, and closure time in all patients and the closure time in successful patients were compared(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of our study was to establish whether increased lipid profiles and obesity affect the prevalence and prognosis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). METHODS This was a case-controlled study with a longitudinal design. According to our criteria, 324 patients with SSNHL were included in this study. To manage potential(More)
BACKGROUND Tinnitus in children and adolescents is known to be as common as in adults. However, tinnitus in this young population is often overlooked, and a large population-based study designed to adjust for various risk factors for tinnitus is lacking. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition(More)
We aimed to estimate the effects of various risk factors on hearing level in Korean adults, using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. We examined data from 13,369 participants collected between 2009 and 2011. Average hearing thresholds at low (0.5, 1, and 2 kHz) and high frequencies (3, 4, and 6 kHz), were investigated in(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperglycemia is not identified as a significant prognostic factor for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss in any literature. Therefore, we investigated the prognostic value of hyperglycemia in predicting hearing recovery. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Patients(More)
BACKGROUND In Korea, the prevalence of allergic rhinitis (AR) is increasing, as in other industrialized countries. However, no large population-based study defining risk factors for AR has yet been conducted. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of AR in large population-based study. METHODS A(More)
CONCLUSION The elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) value in children with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) would suggest the inflammatory etiology of pediatric SSNHL. The results of this study may suggest NLR value can be used as a useful indicator, which is associated with the disease severity in pediatric SSNHL. OBJECTIVES This study(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumolabyrinth is a rare inner ear clinical manifestation. To date, only about 50 cases have been reported—all as case reports. Consequently, the rate and clinical characteristics of pneumolabyrinth have not been evaluated. METHODS Of the 38, 568 patients who visited our emergency department for head trauma, 466 underwent temporal bone(More)
Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is often founded in the head and neck region. However, BSCC in the sinonasal tract is rare. We report here on the case of a 58-yr-old woman who presented with nasal obstruction and epistaxis. Computed tomography and examination of the nasal cavity revealed a tumor mass that originated from the right inferior turbinate(More)