Kyu Hun Choi

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BACKGROUND The prevalence of glomerular diseases differs according to geographic area, race, age and indications for a renal biopsy. This study was conducted to evaluate the distribution and changing patterns of renal diseases during the past 20 years in a large patient population in Korea. METHODS Patients aged 16 years or older who underwent a renal(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the rate of peritonitis during continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) has been significantly reduced. However, peritonitis remains a major complication of CAPD, accounting for considerable mortality and hospitalization among CAPD patients. OBJECTIVE To generate a "center tailored" treatment protocol for CAPD(More)
OBJECTIVES The soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) exerts a protective effect on the development of atherosclerotic vascular complications by inhibiting RAGE-mediated inflammatory response. In contrast, extracellular newly identified RAGE-binding protein (EN-RAGE) contributes to increased atherosclerosis as a pro-inflammatory ligand(More)
Henöch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) is considered a systemic form of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). Although these are different pictures of a single disease, there are no studies directly comparing long-term outcomes of these two clinical entities. To clarify this, we studied 120 patients with biopsy-proven HSPN and 1070 patients with IgAN. The(More)
BACKGROUND Pathophysiological causes of the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy are not well known, but the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphism has been proposed to be involved in its development and progression. METHODS The impact of insertion/deletion (I/D) genotypes on the progression of diabetic nephropathy in 239(More)
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) is a rare but serious complication in patients with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), and is characterized by a progressive, intra-abdominal, inflammatory process resulting in the formation of sheets of new fibrous tissue, which cover, bind, and constrict the viscera, thereby compromising the(More)
The study of cancer in patients treated with dialysis in Korea has not been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and mortality of cancer among patients on dialysis in Korea. The study subjects were 106 cancer patients (2.3%) out of 4,562 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients maintained on hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of residual renal function (RRF) contributes to anaemia, inflammation and malnutrition and is also a strong predictor of mortality in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. However, the role of RRF on peritonitis is not yet clearly established. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of RRF on the development of(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated cardiac troponin (cTn) levels have been reported to predict adverse cardiovascular outcomes in asymptomatic ESRD patients. However, the prognostic value of elevated cTn levels associated with sepsis in ESRD patients is unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to elucidate the clinical implications of elevated cTnI levels in ESRD patients(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the evolution of lupus activity in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients due to lupus nephritis and to determine the long-term prognosis. We reviewed the clinical courses of 45 patients with ESRD due to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We analyzed the course of SLE following the onset of ESRD, with special(More)