Tack-Koon Kim

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BACKGROUND AND AIM The extrastriate cortex is a visual processing structure beyond the striate cortex. This region contains cells that differ in selectivity for different features of stimuli such as color, motion and stereopsis. We studied stereopsis and color vision in patients with right extrastriate cerebral lesions. METHODS Patients with right(More)
Major salivary gland agenesis is a rare disorder and only a few instances of the condition have been reported. The number of absent salivary glands and the degree of associated xerostomia vary between individuals. Salivary gland agenesis can cause profound xerostomia in children and there may be oral and upper respiratory tract sequelae, such as dental(More)
BACKGROUND Lacrimal gland agenesis is extremely rare. This condition is occasionally associated with salivary gland agenesis and abnormalities in the lacrimal drainage system, particularly occlusions of the lacrimal puncta and canaliculi. The detailed presentation of clinicoradiologic findings and treatment modality has not been previously reported. (More)
SETTING Limited access to drug susceptibility testing (DST) in referral hospitals contributes to delayed detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). OBJECTIVE To document the impact of identifying rifampicin (RMP) resistance using Xpert(®) MTB/RIF on time to diagnosis and time to treatment, and evaluate its performance under programmatic(More)
SETTING Active tuberculosis (TB) case finding (ACF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia using light-emitting diode fluorescence microscopy (FM). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the smear-positive yield of frontloaded (same-day) smear microscopy in ACF. DESIGN All presumptive TB cases screened through ACF were asked to provide three sputum specimens: two spot specimens on Day(More)
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