Min Yeong Kim

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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To propose a useful computed tomography (CT) criterion, the diameter with compression (DWC), especially in appendices with borderline diameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively collected 216 patients with visible appendices on CT after clinicopathologic confirmation of appendicitis. Each CT criterion of appendicitis was(More)
Branch occlusion of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) is regarded as a part of Moyamoya disease. The purpose of this study is to define the ACA steal phenomenon (SP) in Moyamoya disease and to evaluate temoporal changes according to the disease progression. From 139 Moyamoya patients we defined ACASP as narrowing of the ipsilateral A1-2 junction while(More)
This study aimed to assess and compare sarcopenia with other prognostic factors for predicting long-term mortality in cirrhotic patients with ascites. Clinical data of 65 among 89 patients with measurement of all parameters were consecutively collected. Sarcopenia was evaluated as right psoas muscle thickness measurement divided by height (PMTH) (mm/m).(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of liver stiffness in patients without liver disease using shear wave elastography and to determine the liver stiffness threshold value for identifying patients with chronic liver diseases. METHODS A total of 150 patients who underwent liver sonography coupled with shear wave elastography(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the combined extract of Rhei rhizoma and Coptidis rhizoma (RC-mix) in experimental model of acute reflux esophagitis. The antioxidant activity was assessed by in vitro 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)(More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to assess retrospectively whether the waveform change during respiration on hepatic vein Doppler sonography is a parameter of severe portal hypertension as estimated by the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and to compare with a hepatic vein damping index (DI) at expiration. METHODS Spectral Doppler(More)
OBJECTIVES A concern about methotrexate (MTX)-related liver fibrosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is still unresolved. This study investigated the correlation between liver stiffness and the cumulative MTX dose and the risk factors associated with substantial liver fibrosis assessed by real-time shear wave elastography (SWE), a recently(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a 5-repetition liver stiffness (LS) measurement as the standard protocol of shear wave elastography (SWE) is comparable to a conventional 10-repetition measurement protocol and to identify factors that influence the reliability of the 5-repetition protocol. A total of 346 patients (mean, 48.0years; range,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS To assess the correlation between liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by real-time shear wave elastography (SWE) and hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and to investigate the diagnostic performance of SWE for predicting clinically significant and severe portal hypertension (CSPH and SPH). METHODS Clinical data of 115 cirrhotic(More)
In gadoxetic acid–enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), it is known that the pseudoglandular type of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may demonstrate high signal intensity on 20-minutes delayed imaging unlike the microtrabecular counterpart. Herein we report a case of HCC which consisted of mixed components of hypo- and hyper-intensity in the(More)