Won Young Kim

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of diaphragmatic dysfunction diagnosed by M-mode ultrasonography (vertical excursion <10 mm or paradoxic movements) in medical intensive care unit patients and to assess the influence of diaphragmatic dysfunction on weaning outcome. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Twenty-eight-bed medical intensive(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with grayanotoxin poisoning due to mad honey brought from Nepal. Medical records of patients with mad honey poisoning admitted to the emergency department between 1 January 2004 and 31 May 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 15 patients were included in(More)
Of the 27 healthcare workers (HCWs) who had contact with a fatally ill patient with severe thrombocytopenia syndrome in Korea (SFTS), 4 who were involved in cardiopulmonary resuscitation complained of fever and were diagnosed with SFTS via seroconversion. Exposure to respiratory secretions, blood, or gowns soiled by body fluids was significantly associated(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of anaphylaxis is rapidly increasing, the clinical characteristics and associated factors of a biphasic reaction are unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and clinical characteristics of biphasic reactions in patients with anaphylaxis treated with corticosteroids. METHODS A total of 655 patients with anaphylaxis(More)
OBJECTIVE We tried to evaluate the accuracy of the heel drop test in patients with suspected appendicitis and tried to develop a new clinical score, which incorporates the heel drop test and other parameters, for the diagnosis of this condition. METHODS We performed a prospective observational study on adult patients with suspected appendicitis at two(More)
BACKGROUND Mixed bacterial infection is an important contributor to morbidity and mortality during influenza pandemics. We evaluated procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in differentiating pneumonia caused by mixed bacterial and 2009 H1N1 influenza infection from 2009 H1N1 influenza infection alone. METHODS Data were collected retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hippocampal lesions on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) are commonly described in transient global amnesia (TGA). We evaluated the utility of DWI and the presence of hippocampal lesions in the diagnosis of TGA. METHODS A total of 203 TGA episodes were diagnosed at our emergency department from January 2003 to May 2010. DWI (5-mm slice(More)
INTRODUCTION A few studies have assessed risk, injury, failure, loss, and end-stage renal disease (RIFLE) criteria in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, a setting in which acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and dramatically worsens outcome. METHODS Study subjects included all consecutive patients with severe sepsis and septic shock who had(More)
In this tutorial review, we describe the current state of the art in water sensors and provide an overview of the major advances made in this field post 2000. The field is currently still in its early development stages and subject to continuous improvements, and the current work provides a structured approach describing different sensing mechanisms and(More)
PURPOSE The frequency, extent, time frame, and implications of changes to the modified early warning score (MEWS) in the 24 hours prior to cardiac arrest are not known. Our aim was to determine the prevalence and trends of the MEWS prior to in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) on a ward, and to evaluate the association between changes in the MEWS and(More)