Minjung Kathy Chae

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OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to describe the processes of both the donning and the doffing of personal protective equipment for Ebola and evaluate contamination during the doffing process. METHODS We recruited study participants among physicians and nurses of the emergency department of Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea. Participants were asked(More)
PURPOSE Central diabetes insipidus (CDI) after cardiac arrest is not well described. Thus, we aim to study the occurrences, outcomes, and risk factors of CDI of survivors after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed post-OHCA patients treated at a single center. Central diabetes insipidus was(More)
BACKGROUND The Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) is used to assess early ischemic stroke damage. This study compared bilateral ASPECTS (ASPECTS-b) with the gray:white matter ratio (GWR) and quantitative regional abnormality (QRA) to evaluate the prognostic utility of early computed tomography (CT) findings in post-cardiac arrest(More)
Objective Adult appendicitis (AA) with equivocal computed tomography (CT) findings remains a diagnostic challenge for physicians. Herein we evaluated the diagnostic performance of several clinical scoring systems in adult patients with suspected appendicitis and equivocal CT findings. Methods We retrospectively evaluated 189 adult patients with equivocal(More)
AIMS Clinical evidence supporting triple rule-out computed tomography (TRO-CT) for rapid screening of cardiovascular disease is limited. We investigated the clinical value of TRO-CT in patients with acute chest pain. METHODS We retrospectively enrolled 1024 patients who visited the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain and underwent TRO-CT using(More)
Lipin-1 is an Mg(2+)-dependent phosphatidate phosphatase that facilitates the dephosphorylation of phosphatidic acid to generate diacylglycerol. Little is known about the expression and function of lipin-1 in normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs). Here, we demonstrate that lipin-1 is present in basal and spinous layers of the normal human epidermis,(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to estimate the accuracy of visual estimation of chest compression depth and identify potential factors affecting accuracy. METHODS This simulation study used a basic life support mannequin, the Ambu man. We recorded chest compression with 7 different depths from 1 to 7 cm. Each video clip was recorded for a cycle of compression. Three(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the effect of timely antibiotic administration on outcomes in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS We analyzed data from a sepsis registry that included adult patients who initially presented to the emergency department (ED) and met criteria for severe sepsis or septic shock. Timely antibiotic use was(More)
Massive pulmonary embolism (MPE) with hemodynamic instability is a clinical condition with a poor prognosis and high mortality rates. There are no definitive treatment options for cardiac arrest due to MPE. A 52-year-old female presented at our emergency department with cardiac arrest, and a 62-year-old female presented after achieving return of spontaneous(More)
AIM We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and grey-to-white matter (GWR) either alone or in combination in patients treated with targeted temperature management (TTM) after cardiac arrest (CA). METHODS We conducted a retrospective single centre study of post cardiac arrest patients treated with TTM. ONSD and GWR(More)
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