Yoon-Goo Kim

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It is well known that depression and sense of hopelessness worsen the quality of life in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving dialysis. However, the characteristics of depression in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients have not been analyzed in detail. We performed this study to investigate the severity of depression and(More)
BACKGROUND Nephrin is a recently identified protein that is a key component of the slit diaphragm. This protein may play a crucial role in maintaining the glomerular filtration barrier, and mutations in the gene for nephrin reportedly lead to congenital nephrosis. However, the expression of nephrin in acquired glomerular disease has not yet been fully(More)
BACKGROUND Advances in immunosuppression after kidney transplantation have decreased the influence of early acute rejection (EAR) on graft survival. Several studies have suggested that late acute rejection (LAR) has a poorer effect on long-term graft survival than EAR. We investigated whether the timing of acute rejection (AR) influences graft survival, and(More)
Renal functional decline that is frequently seen during chronic hepatitis B (CHB) treatment can exert adverse effects on overall prognosis. It, however, is difficult to distinguish vulnerable patients who may experience renal dysfunction because most previous CHB studies were conducted in relatively healthy individuals. In this retrospective observational(More)
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is known to be a profibrotic growth factor, which mediate the fibrotic effect of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and to stimulate cell proliferation and matrix production. CTGF has been shown to be hypoxia-inducible in several cell types. Here we investigated the effect of hypoxia on CTGF gene expression in(More)
N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) can be a useful marker for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients without kidney disease. This study was conducted to clarify the relationship between NT-proBNP and LV systolic function in patients with decreased renal function. We studied 256 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, patients on(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), and the effect of intravenous albumin for prophylaxis of CIN in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 81 subjects with LC and CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate(More)
The patient was a 25-year-old healthy male who experienced fever, chills, and abdominal pain for 5 days prior to the hospital visit. He was diagnosed with acute hepatitis A, and at admission he presented with anuric acute kidney injury and hepatic encephalopathy. He received continuous renal replacement therapy followed by intermittent regular hemodialysis.(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the clinical application of procalcitonin (PCT) as an infection marker in patients with impaired renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)) has been increasing recently, it is unclear whether PCT is more accurate than C-reactive protein (CRP). We investigated the clinical value of CRP and PCT(More)