Yong Kook Kim

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Pinch-off syndrome (POS) is a serious complication encountered during the long-term management of totally implantable access ports (TIAPs). The aim of this study was to examine the effect of ultrasound-guided infraclavicular axillary vein puncture to avoid POS in patients with long-term use of a TIAP. This was a retrospective review of 207 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) remains a challenge for patients and health professionals despite various newly developed prophylactic interventions. We reviewed the efficacy and safety of ramosetron in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for the prevention of PONV. METHODS We reviewed 18 randomized controlled trials investigating the(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the efficacy of preoperative dexamethasone for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in Japan. METHODS A total of 270 patients at eight hospitals were randomized to receive dexamethasone 8 mg (n = 136) or placebo (n = 134) intravenously before LC. The primary endpoint was the degree of PONV(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative bile leakage can be a serious complication after hepatic resection. Few studies have analyzed patients according to the time of onset of bile leakage. We analyzed differences between patients with early- and late-onset bile leakage after hepatic resection and assessed clinical characteristics and outcomes in patients with late-onset(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is an unfamiliar term to anesthesiologists, and this is characterized by neurologic symptoms that include mental change, headache, seizure and visual disturbance and also abnormal neuroimaging finding. A 71-year-old female patient was operated on for posterior decompression and total laminectomy under(More)
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