Seung-Heon Lee

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RATIONALE The optimal therapeutic regimen and duration of treatment for Mycobacterium abscessus lung disease is not well established. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of a standardized combination antibiotic therapy for the treatment of M. abscessus lung disease. METHODS Sixty-five patients (11 males, 55 females, median age 55 yr) with M. abscessus(More)
RATIONALE Mycobacterium massiliense has been recognized as a separate species from Mycobacterium abscessus; however, little is known regarding the clinical impact of this differentiation. OBJECTIVES To compare clinical features and treatment outcomes between patients with M. abscessus lung disease and those with M. massiliense lung disease. METHODS We(More)
Moxifloxacin (MXF) has in vitro and in vivo activity against Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in experimental models. However, no data are available concerning its treatment effect in patients with MAC lung disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of an MXF-containing regimen for the treatment of refractory MAC lung disease.(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment outcomes of patients with Mycobacterium abscessus subspecies abscessus lung disease are poor, and the microbial characteristics associated with treatment outcomes have not been studied systematically. The purpose of this study was to identify associations between microbial characteristics and treatment outcomes in patients with M.(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium abscessus group belongs to a group of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) and, following Mycobacterium avium complex, is the second most common pathogen responsible for lung disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Clarithromycin is known to be the key drug in the treatment of M. abscessus group disease, but a high(More)
BACKGROUND Although Mycobacterium massiliense lung disease is increasing in patients with cystic fibrosis and non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, optimal treatment regimens remain largely unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of oral macrolide therapy after an initial 2-week course of combination antibiotics for the treatment of M massiliense(More)
The high-power broadband terahertz (THz) generator is an essential tool for a wide range of THz applications. Here, we present a novel highly efficient electro-optic quinolinium single crystal for THz wave generation. For obtaining intense and broadband THz waves by optical-to-THz frequency conversion, a quinolinium crystal was developed to fulfill all the(More)
We report the first case of Segniliparus rotundus pneumonia in an adult with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. All isolates were identified as S. rotundus by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and rpoB PCR-restriction analysis. Antibiotic therapy with clarithromycin and ciprofloxacin for 2 months improved the patient's condition and achieved successful sputum(More)
Macrolide antibiotics are cornerstones in the treatment of Mycobacterium massiliense lung disease. Despite the emergence of resistance, limited data on macrolide-resistant M massiliense lung disease are available. This study evaluated the clinical features and treatment outcomes of patients and the molecular characteristics of macrolide-resistant M(More)
Highly efficient nonlinear optical organic crystals are very attractive for various photonic applications including terahertz (THz) wave generation. Up to now, only two classes of ionic crystals based on either pyridinium or quinolinium with extremely large macroscopic optical nonlinearity have been developed. This study reports on a new class of organic(More)