Yun-Sik Hong

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OBJECTIVE It is important for preventing hyperventilation so as to improve the outcomes of patients with severe traumatic brain injuries. End-tidal CO2 (Petco2) reflects arterial CO2 (Paco2), noninvasively and continuously. The aim of this study is to examine the concordance between Paco2 and Petco2 among adults presenting to the emergency department with(More)
A 53-year-old male visited our emergency department after ingesting an unknown amount of methyl ethyl ketone peroxide. At presentation, he was hypotensive with reduced conscious level. Despite resuscitation, he died about 6 h after admission. On simple radiography, it was found that the patient had diffused gastric emphysema. We assumed that the unique(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical value of arterial minus end-tidal CO(2) [P(a-et)CO(2)] and alveolar dead space ventilation ratio (V(dA)/V(t)) as indicators of hospital mortality in patients that have been resuscitated from cardiac arrest at emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-four patients with a return of(More)
Extracorporeal life support has been used as an extension of conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, the appropriate indications for extracorporeal CPR (ECPR) including the duration of CPR are unknown. We present a case of a male, 37-year-old out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patient who received prolonged CPR followed by ECPR. Despite(More)
OBJECTIVES Treatment of intra-abdominal infections remains a challenge because of their polymicrobial nature and associated mortality risk. Broad-spectrum empiric coverage is usually required. This randomized study compared the efficacy and safety of intravenous piperacillin/tazobactam with those of intravenous imipenem/cilastatin in the treatment of 293(More)
INTRODUCTION This paper reports the results of a study of fourth year medical students that assessed whether assessments of basic life support (BLS) and intubation performance differ when assessed by the students themselves or by tutors. This information should be helpful for designing the contents of a complementary education core. METHODS Tutor(More)
PURPOSE Trauma-induced suppression of cellular immune function likely contributes to sepsis, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and death. T cell proliferation decreases after traumatic stress. The addition of prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)), which depresses immune function after hemorrhage and trauma, to T-cells decreases T-cell proliferation; and hypertonic(More)