Seong-wan Baik

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It is surprising that about 24% of patients with benign osteoporotic vertebral fracture die within a year from respiratory infection and urinary tract infection because of coughing and voiding difficulties, depending on the sites of compression fractures. We reviewed 500 patients on whom percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) was performed, at 612 levels in(More)
The effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on dendritic cells (DC) maturation were investigated. EGCG, in a dose-dependent manner, profoundly inhibited CD80, CD86, and MHC class I and II expression on bone marrow-derived murine myeloid DC. EGCG restored the decreased dextran-FITC uptake and inhibited enhanced IL-12 production by LPS-treated DC.(More)
AIM To evaluate the clinical impact of reduced heparin responsiveness (HR(reduced)) on the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) following off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (OPCAB), and to identify the predictors of HR(reduced). METHODS A total of 199 patients scheduled for elective OPCAB were prospectively enrolled. During anastomosis, 150(More)
BACKGROUND Sedation in spinal anesthesia can reduce patient's anxiety and discomfort. Dexmedetomidine has a sedative, hypnotic, analgesic, and minimal respiratory depression effect. However, use of the dexmedetomidine is associated with prolonged recovery. This study was designed to investigate the optimal dose of intravenous dexmedetomidine for proper(More)
Epidural administration of local anesthetics or opioid during general anesthesia is a widespread method for postoperative analgesia. Despite the availability of this technique, inadvertent administration of nonepidural medications into the epidural space can be associated with serious neurological complications. We report a case of accidental epidural(More)
BACKGROUND Etomidate frequently induces myoclonus, so it may affect electromyographics (EMG). And EMG commonly has an effect on the bispectral index scale (BIS) and spectral entropy. This study was performed to compare the effect of etomidate on BIS, response entropy (RE) and state entropy (SE) during induction of anesthesia. METHODS Fifty patients (ASA I(More)
BACKGROUND Gabapentin is a safe and well-tolerated anticonvulsant with a wide therapeutic index, and it is used for neuropathic pain. The aim of this study was to compare previous dosing methods with the administration of four different doses of gabapentin while maintaining the same maximum daily dose for the safe administration of high doses of the(More)
BACKGROUND Nefopam is a non-opioid non-steroidal centrally acting analgesic. This study was conducted to assess the analgesic efficacy of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) using nefopam alone, compared with a combination of morphine and ketorolac, after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. METHODS Sixty patients undergoing laparoscopic(More)
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