Kyung Hoon Kim

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PURPOSE To investigate systemic and ocular hemodynamic risk factors for glaucomatous damage in eyes with normal tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS Each patient with diagnosed NTG underwent 24-hour monitoring of intraocular pressure (IOP) and blood pressure (BP), scanning laser polarimetry (GDx-VCC), and a Humphrey visual field (HVF) examination. Multivariate(More)
Poly(arginine) mimics bearing long hydrophobic side chains adopt stable helical conformation and exhibit helix-related cell-penetrating properties. Elongating polypeptide backbone length and increasing side chain hydrophobicity further increase the helicities of poly(arginine) mimics. They show superior cell membrane permeability up to two orders of(More)
Nonviral gene delivery with synthetic cationic polymeric vectors is widely recognized as an attractive alternative to viral gene delivery, which suffers from inherent immunogenicity and various side effects. The transfection efficiency and chemotoxicity of these polymeric vectors are often closely related to the density of their cationic charge. Materials(More)
Dexmedetomidine, an imidazoline compound, is a highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist with sympatholytic, sedative, amnestic, and analgesic properties. In order to minimize the patients' pain and anxiety during minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) when compared to conventional surgery under general anesthesia, an adequate conscious sedation (CS) or(More)
Nefopam (NFP) is a non-opioid, non-steroidal, centrally acting analgesic drug that is derivative of the non-sedative benzoxazocine, developed and known in 1960s as fenazocine. Although the mechanisms of analgesic action of NFP are not well understood, they are similar to those of triple neurotransmitter (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine) reuptake(More)
Various strategies have been studied to reduce the discomfort of rocuronium injection. This study was designed to determine the effect-site target concentration (Ce) of remifentanil at which there was a 50% probability of preventing movement from pain in response to the injection of rocuronium (EC50). Anesthesia was induced with a propofol target-controlled(More)
Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infectious disease caused by actinomyces species that is characterized by formation of characteristic clumps called as sulfur granules. Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disease and is often difficult to diagnose before operation. Abdominal actinomycosis infiltrating into the abdominal wall and adhering(More)
The understanding and controlling of biomimetic hybrid materials are a key objective in bio-nanotechnology, materials chemistry, and colloid science fields. Biomaterials, such as, enzyme, DNA, RNA, and proteins have become important templates for the construction of inorganic-organic hybrid nanoflowers. From this perspective, we present a simple approach to(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish new fusion criteria to complement existing Brantigan-Steffee fusion criteria. The primary purpose of intervertebral cage placement is to create a proper biomechanical environment through successful fusion. The existence of a traction spur is an essential predictable radiologic factor which shows that(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Pegylated interferon (peginterferon) and ribavirin combination therapy is less effective and associated with a higher frequency of serious complications in chronic hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis than in noncirrhotic patients. This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of peginterferon and ribavirin treatment in patients with(More)