Yong Kyun Kim

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The Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) launched a nationwide official survey program about dialysis therapy in 1985. Nowadays, the accumulated data for 30 years by this "Insan Prof. Min Memorial end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Registry" program have been providing the essential information for dialysis clinical practice, academic nephrology research, and(More)
Mazabraud syndrome (MS) is characterized by the combination of skeletal fibrous dysplasia (FD) and intramuscular myxoma(s) [1]. It is a rare syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, 80 cases of MS have been reported since the first description by Henschen in 1926 [2–5]. MS is frequently associated with McCune–Albright syndrome (MAS). MAS is a rare syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS No definite conclusions have been reached about the natural history of patients with isolated microscopic hematuria (IMH). In this study, we observed the natural history of patients with IMH and examined factors related to a pathologic diagnosis and subsequent prognosis. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 156 subjects with IMH who had a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The development of acute renal failure (ARF) is a very rare complication in patients with acute hepatitis A (AHA). METHODS We retrospectively investigated the overall incidence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes of ARF associated with AHA. Diagnosis of AHA was made according to the typical hepatitis symptoms and positivity of(More)
When subjected to stress, some individuals develop maladaptive symptoms whereas others retain normal behavior. The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is known to control these adaptive responses to stress. Here, we show that mPFC neurons in the left hemisphere control stress effects on social behavior. Mice made socially avoidant by the stress of chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia is associated with obesity. The visceral adiposity and subcutaneous adiposity may be associated with the differential metabolic risk, and the distribution of abdominal adipose tissue was significantly altered in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) compared to healthy people. Our study was performed to determine to the(More)
Our study was performed to determine whether cardiac autonomic neuropathy can predict deterioration of the renal function in normoalbuminuric, normotensive people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). One hundred and fifty-six normoalbuminuric, normotensive people with type 2 DM were included in our retrospective longitudinal study. We categorized normal(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence of potential total disc replacement (TDR) candidates among cervical and lumbar fusion patient populations using strict Food and Drug Administration (FDA) criteria and with relative exclusion criteria removed. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Recent studies suggest that the potential(More)
The response to erythropoietin (EPO) treatment varies considerably in individual patients on chronic hemodialysis. The EPO resistance index (ERI) has been considered useful to assess the EPO resistance and can be easily calculated in the clinic. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between ERI and left ventricular mass (LVM) and function(More)
BACKGROUND Poor vessel quality and limited life expectancy in the elderly may make arteriovenous fistula (AVF) less ideal than arteriovenous graft (AVG) or catheter for vascular access (VA) in hemodialysis (HD). METHODS A total of 946 adult incident HD patients from clinical research center registry for end-stage renal disease prospective cohort in South(More)