Paul T. H. Kim

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Mortality rates for sepsis and septic shock have not improved in the past decade. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines released in 2012 emphasize early recognition and treatment of sepsis, in an effort to reduce the burden of sepsis worldwide. This series of review articles will discuss the pathophysiology of sepsis; comorbidities, such as(More)
Salivary bypass tubes have been used with great success in preventing neck wound contamination from saliva and decreasing the risk of pharyngoesophageal stenosis. However, complications from esophageal tubes and risk factors for these complications should not be overlooked. Complications can be fatal, as demonstrated in this case of esophageal-subclavian(More)
Cutaneous abscess infections are difficult to treat with current therapies and alternatives to conventional antibiotics are needed. Understanding the regulatory mechanisms that govern abscess pathology should reveal therapeutic interventions for these recalcitrant infections. Here we demonstrated that the stringent stress response employed by bacteria to(More)
In a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study, 109 patients with bone defects were treated with a surgical grade calcium sulfate preparation as a bone graft substitute. The calcium sulfate pellets were used in place of morselized cancellous bone graft for the treatment of patients with bone defects who usually would require grafting secondary to(More)
Clear cell ovarian carcinoma (CCOC) is an aggressive form of epithelial ovarian cancer that exhibits low response rates to systemic therapy and poor patient outcomes. Multiple studies in CCOC have revealed expression profiles consistent with increased hypoxia, and our previous data suggest that hypoxia is correlated with increased autophagy in CCOC.(More)
Previous reports utilizing pharmacological antagonists implicate kainate receptor (KAR) activation in the development of morphine tolerance, dependence, conditioned place preference (CPP), and locomotor sensitization, but the role of glutamate receptor (GluR) 5-containing KAR in these effects remains unclear because of limited selectivity of the inhibitors(More)
Malakoplakia is a rare inflammatory condition seen in transplant patients. There are two previously reported cases of malakoplakia involving the gastrointestinal tract in liver transplant patients. The present paper reports a case of colonic malakoplakia in a 58-year-old woman, a liver transplant recipient who was receiving immunosuppressive drugs. She(More)
Telemedicine is increasingly becoming an important part of the health care system as it has the potential to help deliver quality medical care to underserved areas. When implemented correctly, it can be a cost-effective way of expanding access to excellent medical care. However, because it is a relatively new and quickly changing field, there are multiple(More)