Kyung Eun Jung

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Chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus (CKD-aP) is a troublesome symptom in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Recently, vitamin D deficiency has been known to be one of the possible etiologic factors in CKD-aP. However, limited data is available on whether topical vitamin D treatment is effective for relieving CKD-aP. Therefore, the purpose(More)
Fractional photothermolysis has become popular in the recent years and is currently widely used for the treatment of scars and for photo-rejuvenation purposes. The fractional photothermolysis is to thermally alter a 'fraction' of the skin, leaving intervening areas of normal skin untouched, which rapidly repopulate the altered columns of tissue. Fractional(More)
382 Ann Dermatol Received October 9, 2012, Accepted for publication October 18, 2012 Corresponding author: Young Min Park, Department of Dermatology, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, 222 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-701, Korea. Tel: 82-2-2258-6223, Fax: 82-2-599-9950, E-mail: yymmpark6301@hotmail.com This(More)
BACKGROUND The use of intravenous contrast media (CM) has increased for the diagnosis of several diseases. The newly developed low osmolar nonionic contrast agents cause significantly decreased adverse reactions than the higher osmolar ones. However, adverse reactions may still occur, ranging in severity from minor side effects to severe complications.(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic urticaria is defined as repeated episodes of wheals lasting for 6 weeks or longer. Nowadays, the role of vitamin D in various chronic diseases is a matter of great interest, but limited data is available on the vitamin D status in patients with chronic urticaria. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship(More)
Rapamycin (RPM) and mycophenolic acid (MPA) are immunosuppressive drugs approved for use in preventing transplant rejection. These drugs have also been used in the field of dermatology as glucocorticoid sparing agents for autoimmune and inflammatory disorders such as atopic dermatitis (AD). The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of(More)
specimens by PCR in some cases, but other results were uniformly negative. Recently, a TB IFN-c release assay has shown to be helpful in detecting latent tuberculous infection when PCR was negative. This test detects tuberculosis infection by measuring in vitro T-cell IFN-c release in response to unique antigens that are highly specific for M. tuberculosis(More)
Received July 26, 2013, Revised September 11, 2013, Accepted for publication September 26, 2013 Corresponding author: Tae Yoon Kim, Department of Dermatology, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, 222 Banpodaero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-701, Korea. Tel: 82-2-593-2626, Fax: 82-2-3482-8261, E-mail: tykimder@catholic.ac.kr This is an Open(More)