Song Yee Kim

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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)
BACKGROUND The acute skin lesions of atopic dermatitis (AD) are associated with Th2 cells; however, the chronic skin lesions of AD are associated with Th1 cells via the action of IL-12. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotype in the IL-12 and IL-12 receptor genes, and determined the gene-gene(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)
BACKGROUND Epidemic outbreaks of multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) in intensive care units (ICUs) are increasing. The incidence of MDR AB bacteremia, which develops as a result of colonization, is increasing through widespread dissemination of the pathogen, and further colonization. We sought to determine risk factors for MDR AB(More)
PURPOSE Endobronchial metastasis is defined as documented extrathoracic malignancies metastatic to the endobronchus within a bronchoscopically visible range. Although the clinical and radiologic findings of endobronchial metastasis are similar to primary lung cancer, treatment and prognosis may be different. We hereby investigated the clinical, radiologic(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the impact of diabetes mellitus (DM), a globally increasing metabolic disease, on treatment outcomes and long-term survival in patients with multidrug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (MDR-TB). OBJECTIVES We analyzed outcomes in a large cohort to assess the impact of DM on treatment outcomes of patients with MDR-TB.(More)
We conducted drug susceptibility testing (DST) against various antimicrobial agents, including new candidate drugs, and investigated the relationship between inducible resistance (IR) to macrolides and erm(41) gene in Mycobacterium abscessus complex. Sixty-two isolates of M. abscessus complex from 2 tertiary care hospitals in South Korea were tested against(More)
Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions. Knowing the longitudinal trends of prevalence is important in developing health service planning and in assessing the impact of the disease. However, there have been no studies that examined current asthma prevalence trends in Korea through the analysis of nationwide surveys. Data were acquired from(More)
Cortical physiology in human motor cortex is influenced by behavioral motor training (MT) as well as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation protocol such as intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS). This study aimed to test whether MT and iTBS can interact with each other to produce additive changes in motor cortical physiology. We hypothesized(More)