Ki-Han Kwon

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BACKGROUND Stroke is regarded as a possible complication of burn. Some author reported that stroke developed in 22% of burned patients. However, the true incidence and the clinical characteristics of stroke occurring after burn injury are unknown. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of patients who had been admitted to the Burn Center at the Hangang(More)
BACKGROUND Infarct of the anterior spinal artery is the most common subtype of spinal cord infarct, and is characterized by bilateral motor deficits with spinothalamic sensory deficits. We experienced a case with atypical anterior-spinal-artery infarct that presented with bilateral hand weakness but without sensory deficits. CASE REPORT A 29-year-old man(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type 1A (CMT1A) is the demyelinating form of CMT that is significantly associated with PMP22 duplication. Some studies have found that the disease-related disabilities of these patients are correlated with their compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs), while others have suggested that they are(More)
PURPOSE Short life expectancy influences decision-making when treating very old patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We investigated mortality and survival duration in very old AIS patients (>or= 80 years) who received hospital care. PATIENTS AND METHODS Mortality data were obtained from medical records, structured telephone inquiries, death(More)
Ocular complications of HIV-related cryptococcal meningitis are reasonably common, but complete binocular blindness as the first manifestation of HIV is extremely rare. A 58-year-old man presented with binocular blindness. He experienced blurred vision for 3 days before the blindness. Mild pleocytosis was present in the cerebrospinal fluid, from which(More)
PURPOSE Subacute combined degeneration (SCD) involves progressive degeneration of the spinal cord, optic nerve, and peripheral nerves. Vitamin B12 (VB12) is a co-factor in myelin synthesis. Because each cell that constitutes the myelin component in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system is different, it is improbable that these cells(More)
BACKGROUND The significance of silent infarcts (SIs) is unknown in very elderly patients with first-ever acute ischemic stroke. METHODS Fifty patients aged 80 years and older with first-ever acute ischemic stroke were studied. The conventional risk factors for stroke, the scores of age-related white matter changes, and the findings on echocardiography(More)
Although vascular chorea often comes into remission spontaneously, a few patients may remain with persistent movement disorder. Most movements respond well to neuroleptics as well as other antidopaminergic drugs, but some patients show poor responses to those neuroleptics. Topiramate is a widely used of broad-spectrum anticonvulsant possessing a complex(More)