Wanlim Kim

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Between June 1978 and June 1989, superficial or deep mediastinitis (or both) developed in only five (0.16%) of 3118 consecutive patients. All patients studied underwent cardiac procedures through a median sternotomy and survived more than 7 postoperative days. The surgical team disciplined itself to divide presternal soft tissues with a scalpel and used(More)
PURPOSE We treat periprosthetic fracture of the distal femur above total knee arthroplasty using single or double plating and the minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) technique. Here, we report the results of using this operative treatment and our analysis of whether very distally extended fractures can also be successfully treated using internal(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbidity has not been examined as an independent prognostic factor in soft tissue sarcoma (STS). We examined the prognostic impact of comorbidity on oncologic outcome in STS with an adjustment for possible confounding factors. METHODS A retrospective review was performed on 349 patients who had undergone surgery for high-grade localized STS(More)
BACKGROUND T1 (≤5 cm) soft tissue sarcoma (STS) may represent a distinct subgroup with different biological characteristics resulting in favorable outcomes, when compared with T2 (>5 cm) STS. However, only few studies focusing on T1 STS have been reported. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted on 373 patients (163 with T1 STS [T1 group] and 210(More)
Non-spine bone metastasis accounts for approximately 20% of all skeletal metastases, but little data have been published that focused on bone metastasis to the pelvis and extremities as an initial manifestation of cancer. We determined 1) clinicopathologic characteristics of patients who presented with non-spine bone metastasis of unknown primary(More)
BACKGROUND Recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) enables grouping of patients into homogeneous prognostic groups in a visually intuitive form and has the capacity to account for complex interactions among prognostic variables. In this study, we employed RPA to generate a prognostic model for extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) patients with metastatic(More)
Inulin fructotransferase (DFA III-producing) [EC 2.4.1.93] secreted from Bacillus sp. snu-7 was purified 60.3-fold with a yield of 11.6% from a culture supernatant by ammonium sulfate precipitation, preparative isoelectrofocusing, anion exchange chromatography and preparative polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The purified enzyme gave a single band on(More)
The presence of early postoperative fever after megaprosthesis replacement surgery is a concern for orthopedic oncologists due to the possibility of infection. The aims of the current study were to determine the incidences and patterns of fever and factors associated with its development and to determine the clinical significance of fever after(More)
The high failure rate of cemented femoral components in the 1970s facilitated the improvement of the cementing technique and surface finishes such as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)-precoated stems, reporting a survival rate of >95% at 10 years from some studies. However, controversy persists regarding whether precoated femoral stems are associated with a(More)