Sei Jong Kim

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Most of ingested foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract spontaneously, but some of them (about 20%) need endoscopic or surgical removal. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical features associated with foreign bodies in the upper gastrointestinal tract and to determine the clinical factors for their(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Terlipressin and octreotide had been used to control acute variceal bleeding and to prevent early rebleeding after endoscopic hemostasis. We compared the efficacy and safety of terlipressin and octreotide combined with endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) for the treatment of acute esophageal variceal bleeding and we evaluated their clinical(More)
We report a case of fungemia caused by the yeast-form fungus Pichia ohmeriin a 59-year-old hospitalized patient. P. ohmeri was found in all of the patient's blood cultures collected on days 52, 57, 59, and 64 of his hospital stay. Intermittent fever developed on the 52nd hospital day and persisted for about 10 days. The patient had previously received(More)
Mast cells (MC) may be one factor influencing the response of visceral afferent nerves to mechanical and chemical stimuli. The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of infiltration and activity of colonic MC in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Biopsy specimens were obtained from the cecum and rectum of 14 diarrhea predominant IBS and 14 normal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Though endoscopic therapies such as variceal ligation and sclerotherapy has been performed, bleeding from the large esophageal and gastric varices still poses significant risk of death. Decrease of portal pressure by TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) or surgical shunt was indicated as cause of failure of endoscopic(More)
Since a nationwide childhood vaccination with tetanus toxoid, tetanus has become a rare disease in Korea. However, we recently experienced 17 cases of adult tetanus in a university hospital during a 21-month period. Seventy percent of the patients were female, and the mean age was 63 yr (range, 29-87). The majority (88.2%) of the patients did not get(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Management of malignant gastrointestinal obstruction presents a significant challenge. Recently, self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) has emerged as an effective, safe, and less invasive alternative for the treatment of malignant intestinal obstruction. Accordingly, we reviewed our experience in SEMS insertion with hemoclip placement. (More)
Tetanus is uncommon in Korea due to the introduction of vaccination programs and advances in public health. A case of maternal tetanus occurred on the 9 day postpartum in a 29-yr-old woman, who had not received a 10-yr-booster of tetanus-diphtheria toxoid after receiving the primary series of tetanus-toxoid-containing vaccine. There has hitherto been no(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Brunner's gland adenoma is a rare benign tumor of the duodenum. Although several cases of successful endoscopic polypectomy have been reported, the studies on the safety and usefulness of endoscopic polypectomy are extremely rare. Therefore, we report the results of 10 cases of Brunner's gland adenoma treated by endoscopic polypectomy. (More)