Moo Suk Park

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OBJECTIVES We assessed the incidence and clinical characteristics of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients infected with pandemic influenza A (H1N1) and its effect on clinical outcomes. METHODS We conducted a multicenter, retrospective, observational study of patients with pandemic H1N1-related critical illness admitted to intensive care(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) has more similarities to nosocomial pneumonia than to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, there have only been a few epidemiological studies of HCAP in South Korea. We aimed to determine the differences between HCAP and CAP in terms of clinical features, pathogens, and outcomes, and to clarify(More)
BACKGROUND The immature granulocyte count has been reported to be a marker of infection and sepsis. The difference in leukocyte subfractions (delta neutrophil index, DNI) in ADVIA 2120 reflects the fraction of circulating immature granulocytes in the blood. This study evaluated the clinical utility of DNI as a severity and prediction marker in critically(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a co-carcinogen of lung cancer and contributes to its pathogenesis. To evaluate the prevalence of HPV infection, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was employed to detect HPV 16, 18, and 33 DNA in tumor tissues of 112 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent curative surgery from Jan. 1995 to Dec.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to document the prognosis of thymic epithelial tumors (TETs) according to new the World Health Organization (WHO) classification. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 150 patients with TETs that were confirmed pathologically during 11 years (from 1992 to 2002) in Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea. RESULTS TETs were(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disorder in which lipoproteinaceous material accumulates within alveoli. There were few reports on Asian populations with idiopathic PAP. We retrospectively reviewed 38 patients with idiopathic PAP in Korea. We assessed clinical features, therapeutic efficacy and outcomes of whole lung lavage in(More)
Erdheim-Chester disease is a disseminated non-Langerhans' cell histiocytosis involving multiple organs with characteristic sclerotic musculoskeletal lesions. This is the report of the case of a 53-year-old woman with extensive and progressive pulmonary disease. Computed tomography scans revealed diffuse infiltrative lung disease. Thoracoscopic lung biopsy(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumor is an uncommon benign lesion of the lung. In Korea, most literature of the pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumor was case reports. METHODS We collected 28 cases of pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumor in Korea. This collective series included 4 cases from our hospital and 24 cases were reviewed from the literature(More)
OBJECTIVES IP-10 has been proposed as a promising alternative marker for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). METHODS In this exploratory study, we assessed the levels of serum IP-10 and TB antigen-dependent IP-10 at the time of diagnosis and after completing treatment in 32 patients with active TB. RESULTS Significant changes in concentration between(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to search for predictors of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) efficacy in previously treated patients with advanced squamous cell lung carcinoma in which EGFR mutations are very rare. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN EGFR gene copy numbers were assessed by FISH and evaluated as predictors of EGFR-TKI(More)