Young Eun Moon

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BACKGROUND Palonosetron is a new potent 5-hydroxytryptamine 3 antagonist. Although this drug is thought to be more effective in patients receiving opioid-based patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), clinical data are lacking. This study compared the effects of i.v. ondansetron and palonosetron administered at the end of surgery in preventing postoperative(More)
This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study evaluated the sparing effect of esmolol on sevoflurane during laparoscopic gynaecological surgery in 54 patients between December 2009 and May 2010. The concentration of sevoflurane required to maintain adequate anaesthesia was determined. Patients received either a 0.5 mg/kg esmolol intravenous(More)
Corresponding author: Young Eun Moon, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, 222, Banpodaero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-701, Korea. Tel: 82-2-2258-6163, Fax: 82-2-537-1951, E-mail: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial(More)
OBJECTIVES Many factors influence the outcome of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). One of the most important prognostic factors is the level of obstruction in the lacrimal drainage system. The main objective of this report is to evaluate both the frequency of obstruction by anatomical region of the lacrimal drainage system on dacryocystography (DCG)(More)
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a long-standing issue, not a new concept in anesthesiology. Despite many studies over the last several decades, PONV remains a significant problem due to its complex mechanism. This review presents a summary of the mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of PONV, focusing on preventive treatment, particularly the(More)
Neuropathic pain includes postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN), and trigeminal neuralgia, and so on. Although various drugs have been tried to treat neuropathic pain, the effectiveness of the drugs sometimes may be limited for chronic intractable neuropathic pain, especially when they cannot be used at an adequate dose, due to(More)
BACKGROUND Low-dose haloperidol is known to be effective for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). However, precise dose-response studies have not been completed, especially in patients at high risk for PONV who require combination therapy. This study sought to identify which dose of haloperidol 1mg or 2mg could be combined with(More)
Corresponding author: Ou Kyoung Kwon, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 505, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-701, Korea. Tel: 82-2-2258-2236, Fax: 82-2-537-1951, E-mail: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of(More)
PURPOSE Many studies have examined the postoperative analgesic effects of nefopam in various settings. However, although nefopam is expected to be useful in bimaxillary osteotomy, no published data are available. MATERIAL AND METHODS We divided 42 patients into nefopam [n = 21, nefopam 20 mg intravenous (i.v.) 30 min before surgery, followed by an i.v.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the respiratory mechanics and gas exchange in adult patients undergoing minimally invasive repair of the pectus excavatum (MIRPE group) and removal of a pectus bar (bar removal group). DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING A tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-two patients(More)