Jang Ho Bae

Chungbuk National University, Chinsen, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: Background/objectives: The effect of aspirin and clopidogrel in a fixed-dose combination (FDC) on platelet function was compared with separate formulations in patients that had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES). Methods: This was a phase IV, prospective, multicenter, single-arm, non-inferiority study. Patients that had taken aspirin 100mg and clopidogrel 75mg once daily as separate formulations for >6months after PCI with DES were enrolled, and then switched to an aspirin/clopidogrel FDC once-daily for 4weeks. Platelet reactivity was determined using the VerifyNow® P2Y12 assay at baseline (immediately prior to switching) and 4weeks later. Results: A total of 648 patients (the full-analysis population; age, 63.6±9.0years; male, 76.5%) finished the study, and 565 (the per-protocol population) completed without protocol violations. In the per-protocol population, the % inhibitions of P2Y12 and ARU were not significantly different between baseline and after 4weeks of FDC treatment (29.2±20.0% to 29.0±19.9%, P=0.708; 445.1±69.2 to 446.2±63.0, P=0.799, respectively) and the difference in P2Y12 inhibition observed did not exceed the predetermined limit of non-inferiority (95% CI, -0.9 to 1.3). In the full-analysis population, the % inhibitions of P2Y12, PRU, and ARU were not significantly changed after 4weeks of FDC treatment. Conclusions: This study demonstrates that the efficacy of platelet inhibition by an aspirin/clopidogrel FDC was not inferior to that of separate aspirin and clopidogrel formulations in patients that had undergone PCI with DES.
    International journal of cardiology 09/2015; 202. DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.09.024 · 4.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Despite common use of second-generation drug-eluting stents in treating patients with coronary artery disease, there is lack of data comparing these stents exclusively in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), especially with metabolic syndrome (MetS), which is highly prevalent in AMI and potential to worsen clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) and Resolute-zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) in AMI patients with MetS, in terms of stent-related and patient-related outcomes. A total of 3942 AMI patients in the KAMIR (Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry) were grouped according to the presence of MetS and stent type: EES (N=1582) and R-ZES (N=255) in MetS (1837). Target lesion failure (TLF) and patient-oriented composite events (POCE) at 1 year were evaluated. In MetS patients, TLF (3.7% vs. 2.7%, p=0.592) and POCE (7.9% vs. 6.7%, p=0.764) were similar between EES and R-ZES. Also in Non-MetS patients, TLF (3.9% vs. 3.1%, p=0.307) and POCE (6.4% vs. 7.3%, p=0.866) were similar between 2 groups. TLF was similar between MetS and Non-MetS patients (3.6% vs. 3.8%), while POCEs (7.7% vs. 6.6%) were higher in MetS. Propensity-score matching analysis showed similar results between stent groups in MetS and Non-MetS. In multivariate analysis, left ventricular ejection fraction and symptom-to-door time were independent predictors of TLF and POCE in MetS patients with AMI. In MetS patients with AMI, EES and R-ZES showed excellent performance and safety. However, patient-oriented composite events were relatively high, suggesting more efforts to improve them. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    International journal of cardiology 07/2015; 199:53-62. DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.07.010 · 4.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effects of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in patients who received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before procedure. Between November 2005 and April 2014, 49,542 patients were enrolled in a prospective cohort study for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Korea (KAMIR). CPR was performed in 1700 patients with cardiac arrest. Patients were excluded from the study if they had not undergone a coronary angiogram, if extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or thrombolysis was performed, and if mechanical complications presented. The primary end point was 1-month all-cause mortality. A total of 883 patients in the IABP group and 476 in the control group were included. During the 1-month follow-up, all-cause death occurred in 749 patients (55.1%). The IABP group was predominantly male and had a higher prevalence of ST-segment elevation MI and a higher risk of coronary lesions including left main disease and three-vessel disease. Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor was administered less in the non-IABP group. In the total population, the IABP group had worse outcomes in terms of mortality rates after multivariate analysis [hazard ratio (HR) 1.22, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.02-1.47, p=0.034] without increasing the incidence of recurrent MI, stroke, and major bleeding. After propensity matching with a pair of 452 patients, no significant differences were observed in baseline characteristics or clinical outcomes (HR 1.21, 95% CI 0.93-1.57, p=0.158). The use of IABP did not show clinical benefits in patients with AMI complicated by severe cardiogenic shock after propensity matching analysis. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Journal of Cardiology 05/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2015.04.007 · 2.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Recent studies have shown continuous control of diabetes is important for favorable outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study aimed to evaluate the clinical influence of postprocedural glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels on major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in diabetic patients with STEMI after coronary reperfusion. A total of 303 patients with diabetes and STEMI undergoing a primary percutaneous coronary intervention were enrolled in this study. All eligible patients were divided into the following three groups on the basis of follow-up HbA1c (FU-HbA1c) levels, which were measured at a median of 85 days after the procedure: optimal, FU-HbA1c<7%; suboptimal, 7%≤FU-HbA1c<9%; and poor, FU-HbA1c≥9%. We analyzed the 12-month cumulative MACE, defined as mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and revascularization. In addition, we investigated FU-HbA1c levels as a predictor of MACE. The incidence rates of MACE differed significantly between groups (6.4 vs. 13.6 vs. 19.6%; P=0.048). Moreover, the risk was increased in each successive group (hazard ratio: 1.00 vs. 2.19 vs. 3.68; P=0.046). Each 1% increase in the FU-HbA1c level posed a 49.3% relative increased risk of MACE (hazard ratio: 1.266; P=0.031). The cut-off value for the match of FU-HbA1c levels and MACE was 7.45%. This study showed that higher levels of early FU-HbA1c after reperfusion in diabetic patients with STEMI were associated with increased 12-month MACE, suggesting continuous serum glucose level control even after reperfusion is important for a better outcome. FU-HbA1c seems to be a useful marker for predicting clinical outcome.
    Coronary artery disease 04/2015; Publish Ahead of Print(7). DOI:10.1097/MCA.0000000000000258 · 1.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It has been established that the newer-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) everolimus-eluting stent (EES) is superior to the first-generation DES paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES). However, the advantages of EES over PES in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) need to be fully elucidated. The present analysis enrolled 2,911 AMI patients receiving PES (n = 1,210) or EES (n = 1,701) in a large-scale, prospective, multicenter Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry (KAMIR). Propensity score matching was used to adjust for baseline biases in clinical and angiographic characteristics, yielding a total of 2,398 patients (1,199 receiving PES and 1,199 receiving EES). Various clinical outcomes at 1 year were compared between the two propensity score matched groups. Target lesion failure (TLF) was defined as the composite of cardiac death, recurrent nonfatal myocardial infarction (Re-MI), or target lesion revascularization (TLR). Baseline clinical and angiographic characteristics were comparable between the two groups after propensity score matching. Clinical outcomes of the propensity score matched patients showed that the rates of in-hospital and 1-year cardiac and all-cause death were similar between the two groups. But patients in the EES group had significantly lower incidences of Re-MI (1.4% vs 2.8%, P = 0.002), TLR (1.2% vs 3.1%, P = 0.001), TLF (6.4% vs 10.2%, P = 0.001), and probable or definite stent thrombosis (0.3% vs 1.8%, P < 0.001) than did those in the PES group. The present propensity matched analysis suggests that the use of EES in the setting of AMI appears to be superior to PES in reducing TLF, and stent thrombosis. © 2015, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Journal of Interventional Cardiology 04/2015; 28(2):147-156. DOI:10.1111/joic.12187 · 1.18 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of olmesartan and amlodipine in Korean hypertensive patients who were naïve to or uncontrolled by amlodipine or losartan monotherapy. This was a prospective, open-label, multi-center, non-comparative study with a planned treatment period of 12 weeks. The primary outcome was changed in seated diastolic blood pressure (SeDBP) from baseline to week 12. Secondary outcomes were changed in seated systolic blood pressure (SeSBP), the proportion of patients achieving target blood pressure (BP), and 24-h ambulatory BP. Safety and tolerability were also evaluated. A total of 376 patients were enrolled from 20 centers in Korea. The age of the patients was 52.4 ± 11.7 years, and 224 (59.6%) were male. Full analysis set included 110 naïve (group 1), 132 previously amlodipine-treated (group 2) and 134 previously losartan-treated (group 3) patients. The SeDBP decreased at 12 weeks in all three groups: by 23.1 ± 7.8 mm Hg (103.3 ± 3.0 to 80.2 ± 8.1 mm Hg) in group 1, 14.3 ± 8.2 mm Hg (94.6 ± 5.1 to 80.3 ± 8.6 mm Hg) in group 2, and 15.7 ± 6.8 mm Hg (94.6 ± 4.8 to 78.9 ± 7.0 mm Hg) in group 3 (all p < 0.001). Furthermore, the SeSBP and 24-h ambulatory BP decreased significantly in all three groups, and > 80% of patients achieved their target BP. Overall, the olmesartan/amlodipine FDC was well tolerated, and there were no serious adverse events associated with medication. In conclusion, the olmesartan/amlodipine FDC showed efficacy and safety in Korean patients with hypertension, who had never been treated or were uncontrolled with monotherapy.
    Clinical and Experimental Hypertension 03/2015; 37(6). DOI:10.3109/10641963.2015.1013119 · 1.23 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To compare the effects of subcutaneous penile injection of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)-hydrogel and intracavernous injection of human adipose-derived stem cells (h-ADSCs) on improving erectile function in a rat model of cavernous nerve injury. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 10 per group): age-matched control (normal group), bilateral cavernous nerve injury (BCNI group), penile subcutaneous injection of hydrogel after BCNI (hydrogel group), penile subcutaneous injection of bFGF-hydrogel after BCNI (bFGF-hydrogel group) and intracavernous injection of h-ADSCs after BCNI (ADSC group). Four weeks after the treatment, all rats underwent an erectile function test. Then, penile tissue was harvested for immunohistological analysis of bFGF, phalloidin, and cluster of differentiation (CD) 31. The cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) level of the corpus cavernosum was quantified by cGMP assay. From the functional test and immunohistological result, we observed that bFGF-hydrogel and h-ADSCs injection significantly elevated intracavernous pressure. The evaluation of filamentous actin content, CD31 expression, and cGMP concentration in the corpus cavernosum were meaningfully increased in the bFGF-hydrogel and ADSC groups compared with BCNI group. The bFGF released from bFGF-hydrogel prevented smooth muscle atrophy. Moreover, bFGF expression was significantly increased in bFGF-hydrogel group. The subcutaneous injection of bFGF-hydrogel prevented smooth muscle atrophy, increased the intracavernous pressure, and improved erectile function like an intracavernous injection of h-ADSCs. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Urology 11/2014; 84(5):1248.e1-7. DOI:10.1016/j.urology.2014.07.028 · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background In contrast to many studies comparing everolimus-eluting stent (EES) with paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES), data directly comparing EES with sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) are limited, especially in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods This study includes 2911 AMI patients treated with SES (n = 1264) or EES (n = 1701) in Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry (KAMIR). Propensity score matching was applied to adjust for baseline imbalance in clinical and angiographic characteristics, yielding a total of 2400 well-matched patients (1200 receiving SES and 1200 receiving EES). One-year clinical outcomes were compared between the two propensity score matched groups. Results Baseline clinical and angiographic characteristics were similar between the two propensity score matched groups. One-year clinical outcomes of the propensity score matched cohort were comparable between the EES versus the SES groups including the rates of cardiac death (4.8% vs. 4.8%, P = 1.000), recurrent myocardial infarction (1.4% vs. 1.7%, P = 0.619), target lesion revascularization (1.4% vs. 1.6%, P = 0.737), target lesion failure (7.0% vs. 7.3%, P = 0.752), and probable or definite stent thrombosis (0.5% vs. 0.9%, P = 0.224) except for a trend toward lower incidence of target vessel revascularization (1.9% vs. 3.0%, P = 0.087) and a lower rate of total major adverse cardiac events (9.3% vs. 11.9%, P = 0.034) in the EES group. Conclusions The present propensity score matched analysis performed in a large-scale, prospective, multicenter registry suggests that the second-generation drug-eluting stent EES has at least comparable or even better safety and efficacy profiles as compared with SES in the setting of AMI.
    International Journal of Cardiology 10/2014; 176(3):583–588. DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.08.049 · 4.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background Despite good treatment, there are residual risks in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients, and low level of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL) has drawn attention as a possible cause. However, the impact of low HDL on ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) compared with non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is not clear. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of low HDL on clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI or NSTEMI. Methods We included 9270 AMI patients undergoing successful percutaneous coronary intervention. They were grouped into STEMI and NSTEMI, and subdivided into two groups according to HDL level sampled in overnight fasting state. Primary end point was in-hospital death. Secondary end point was a composite of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in hospital survivors during one-year follow-up. Results In the STEMI population, low HDL group showed significantly higher in-hospital death rate [4.6% vs. 1.4%, hazard ratio (HR): 2.380, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.143–4.956, p = 0.020] than normal HDL group. In NSTEMI population, there was no significant difference between two groups (1.8% vs. 0.9%, HR: 1.231, 95% CI: 0.649–2.335, p = 0.525), but in subgroup analysis, very low HDL subgroup showed higher in-hospital mortality rate compared with normal HDL group (4.0% vs. 0.9%, respectively, p = 0.009). In 12-month MACE rates, there was no significant difference between two groups in both populations. Conclusions Low HDL was associated with significantly higher risk of in-hospital mortality in STEMI patients, but not in NSTEMI patients. Thus, more aggressive treatment should be considered in STEMI patients with low HDL.
    Journal of Cardiology 09/2014; 65(1). DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2014.04.002 · 2.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background There have been few randomized control trials comparing the incidence of stent fracture and primary patency among different self-expanding nitinol stents to date. The SMART™ CONTROL stent (Cordis Corp, Miami Lakes, Florida, United States) has a peak-to-valley bridge and inline interconnection, whereas the COMPLETE™-SE stent (Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, California, United States) crowns have been configured to minimize crown-to-crown interaction, increasing the stent's flexibility without compromising radial strength. Further, the 2011 ESC (European society of cardiology) guidelines recommend that dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and a thienopyridine such as clopidogrel should be administered for at least one month after infrainguinal bare metal stent implantation. Cilostazol has been reported to reduce intimal hyperplasia and subsequent repeat revascularization. To date, there has been no randomized study comparing the safety and efficacy of two different antiplatelet regimens, clopidogrel and cilostazol, following successful femoropopliteal stenting. Methods/Design The primary purpose of our study is to examine the incidence of stent fracture and primary patency between two different major representative self-expanding nitinol stents (SMART™ CONTROL versus COMPLETE™-SE) in stenotic or occlusive femoropopliteal arterial lesion. The secondary purpose is to examine whether there is any difference in efficacy and safety between aspirin plus clopidogrel versus aspirin plus cilostazol for one month following stent implantation in femoropopliteal lesions. This is a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial to assess the efficacy of the COMPLETE™-SE versus SMART™ CONTROL stent for provisional stenting after balloon angioplasty in femoropopliteal arterial lesions. The study design is a 2x2 randomization design and a total of 346 patients will be enrolled. The primary endpoint of this study is the rate of binary restenosis in the treated segment at 12 months after intervention as determined by catheter angiography or duplex ultrasound. Discussion This trial will provide powerful insight into whether the design of the COMPLETE™-SE stent is more fracture-resistant or effective in preventing restenosis compared with the SMART™ CONTROL stent. Also, it will determine the efficacy and safety of aspirin plus clopidogrel versus aspirin plus cilostazol in patients undergoing stent implantation in femoropopliteal lesions. Trial registration Registered on 2 April 2012 with the National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials Registry (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier# NCT01570803).
    Trials 09/2014; 15(1):355. DOI:10.1186/1745-6215-15-355 · 1.73 Impact Factor

  • International journal of cardiology 04/2014; 174(3). DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.04.055 · 4.04 Impact Factor
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    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 04/2014; 63(12):S4-S5. DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2014.02.021 · 16.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background The mechanisms of antagonism vary between the angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs): insurmountable antagonism and surmountable antagonism. Recent retrospective observational studies suggest that ARBs may not have equivalent benefits in various clinical situations. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two categories of ARBs on the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Methods We analyzed the large-scale, prospective, observational Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry study, which enrolled 2740 AMI patients. They divided by the prescription of surmountable ARBs or insurmountable ARBs at discharge. Primary outcome was major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), defined as a composite of cardiac death, nonfatal MI, and re-percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Results In the overall population, the MACEs rate in 1 year was significantly higher in the surmountable ARB group (14.3% vs. 11.2%, p = 0.025), which was mainly due to increased cardiac death (3.3% vs. 1.9%, p = 0.031). Matching by propensity-score showed consistent results (MACEs rate: 14.9% vs. 11.4%, p = 0.037). In subgroup analysis, the insurmountable ARB treatment significantly reduced the incidence of MACEs in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction greater than 40%, with a low killip class, with ST segment elevation MI, and with normal renal function. Conclusions In our study, insurmountable ARBs were more effective on long-term clinical outcomes than surmountable ARBs in patients with AMI.
    International journal of cardiology 01/2014; 170(3):291–297. DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.07.146 · 4.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background and purpose Octogenarians (age ≥ 80 years) with coronary artery disease constitute a high-risk group. However, octogenarian patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the drug-eluting stents (DES) era have not been widely reported. We aimed to identify clinical outcomes in octogenarian compared with non-octogenarian AMI patients. Methods and subjects We retrospectively analyzed 9877 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) and who were enrolled in the Korean Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry (KAMIR). They were divided into 2 groups, octogenarians (n = 1494) and non-octogenarians (n = 8383), in order to compare the incidence of 1-year all-cause death and 1-year major adverse cardiac events (MACE), where MACE included all-cause death, recurrent myocardial infarction, target vessel revascularization (TVR), target lesion revascularization (TLR), and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Results The clinical status was significantly inferior in octogenarians compared to non-octogenarians: Killip class ≥ II (34.8% vs. 22.5%, p < 0.001), multivessel disease (65.8% vs. 53.7%, p < 0.001). Rates of 1-year all-cause death were significantly higher in octogenarians than in non-octogenarians (22.3% vs. 6.5%, p < 0.001). However, the rates of 1-year recurrent myocardial infarction (1.3% vs. 0.9%, p = 0.68), TLR (2.4% vs. 3.1%, p = 0.69), TVR (3.6% vs. 4.3%, p = 0.96), and CABG (0.9% vs. 0.9%, p = 0.76) did not differ significantly between the 2 groups. Conclusions Octogenarian AMI patients have higher rates of mortality and MACE even in the DES era. According to KAMIR subgroup analysis, the TLR/TVR rates in octogenarians were comparable to those in non-octogenarian AMI patients.
    Journal of Cardiology 10/2013; 62(4):210–216. DOI:10.1016/j.jjcc.2013.04.003 · 2.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, the clinical outcome of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with MetS has not been well examined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of AMI patients with MetS. We evaluated a total of 6352 AMI patients who had successful percutaneous coronary interventions and could be identified for MetS between 2005 and 2008 at 51 hospitals participating in the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry. They were divided into 2 groups according to the presence of MetS: the MetS group (n=2493, 39.2%) versus the Non-MetS group (n=3859, 60.8%). In addition, 4049 AMI patients with high levels of low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) (≥100 mg/dL) among them, were divided into the MetS group (n=1561, 38.6%) versus the Non-MetS group (n=2488, 61.4%). In the overall population, there was no significant difference in 12-month the major adverse cardiac events (MACE) rate between the 2 groups. However, the MetS group showed a significantly higher 12-month MACE rate in the high LDL-C population. Multivariate analysis showed that MetS was an independent prognostic factor for 12-month MACE {hazard ratio (HR) 1.607, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.027 to 2.513, adjusted p=0.038} and for 12-month target vessel revascularization (HR 1.564, 95% CI 1.092 to 2.240, adjusted p=0.015) in the high LDL-C population. MetS patients with AMI in the overall population showed no significant difference in 12-month clinical outcomes. However, in patients with higher LDL-C ≥100 mg/dL, they showed significantly worse clinical outcome than Non-MetS patients. Therefore, it is important to ascertain the presence of MetS in AMI patients, and more aggressive therapy should be strongly considered for AMI patient with MetS.
    Korean Circulation Journal 08/2013; 43(8):519-26. DOI:10.4070/kcj.2013.43.8.519 · 0.75 Impact Factor

  • The American Journal of Cardiology 04/2013; 111(7):5B. DOI:10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.01.018 · 3.28 Impact Factor

  • The American Journal of Cardiology 04/2013; 111(7):64B. DOI:10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.01.160 · 3.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The benefit of early statin treatment following acute myocardial infarction (MI) complicated with cardiogenic shock (CS) has not been well studied. We sought to assess the effect of early statin therapy in patients with CS complicating acute MI. We studied 553 statin-naive patients with acute MI and CS (Killip class IV) who underwent revascularization therapy between November 2005 and January 2008 at 51 hospitals in the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry. Patients were divided into 2 groups: those who received statins during hospitalization (n=280) and those who did not (n=273). The influence of statin treatment on a 12-month clinical outcome was examined using a matched-pairs analysis (n=200 in each group) based on the propensity for receiving statin therapy during hospitalization. Before adjustment, patients receiving statin, compared to those not receiving statin, had a more favorable clinical profile, were less likely to suffer procedural complications, and more likely to receive adequate medical therapy. Patients receiving statin had lower unadjusted in-hospital mortality and composite rate of mortality, MI, and repeat revascularization at 12 months, which remained significantly lower after adjustment for patient risk, procedural characteristics, and treatment propensity. In CS patients with acute MI undergoing revascularization therapy, early statin treatment initiated during hospitalization was associated with lower rates of in-hospital death and 12-month adverse cardiac events.
    Korean Circulation Journal 02/2013; 43(2):100-109. DOI:10.4070/kcj.2013.43.2.100 · 0.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Alpha-blockers improve lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic obstruction. Nocturia, a storage symptom, is a common complaint in men. However, it does not fully respond to α-blocker therapy, likely due to its multifactorial pathophysiology. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of desmopressin as add-on therapy for refractory nocturia in men previously treated with an α-blocker for lower urinary tract symptoms. Materials and methods: Eligible patients were men 50 years old or older with lower urinary tract symptoms and persistent nocturia despite α-blocker treatment for a minimum of 4 weeks. The optimum dose of oral desmopressin was determined during a 4-week dose titration period and this dose was maintained for 24 weeks. Flow volume charts, International Prostate Symptom Score total and subscores, uroflowmetry and post-void residual urine volume were assessed. Results: A total of 216 patients were enrolled in the study. Of these patients there were 158 (76%) with nocturnal polyuria, 15 (7.2%) with decreased nocturnal bladder capacity and 35 (16.8%) with nocturia due to both causes. The number of nocturnal voids significantly decreased from a baseline mean of 7.0 to 5.7 episodes for 3 days at the 24-week visit. The average International Prostate Symptom Score total and subscore significantly decreased by 4 weeks and were maintained at 24 weeks. In patients younger than 65 years, International Prostate Symptom Score voiding subscores were significantly improved at 24 weeks compared to those age 65 years or older. Conclusions: Desmopressin add-on therapy for refractory nocturia in men previously treated with an α-blocker for lower urinary tract symptoms improved voiding symptoms as well as nocturia, storage symptoms.
    The Journal of urology 01/2013; 190(1). DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2013.01.057 · 4.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To assess the risk factors for developing urinary retention after removal of the urethral catheter on postoperative day 1 in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients who underwent Greenlight HPS laser photoselective vaporization prostatectomy (PVP). The study included 427 men who underwent Greenlight HPS laser PVP between 2009 and 2012, excluding patients in whom a catheter was maintained for more than 1 day because of urethral procedures. In all patients, a voiding trial was performed on postoperative day 1; if patients were unable to urinate, the urethral catheter was replaced before hospital discharge. The patients were divided into two groups: early catheter removal (postoperative day 1) and late catheter removal (urethral catheter reinsertion). Preoperative and perioperative parameters were compared between the groups. Catheters were successfully removed in 378 (88.6%) patients on postoperative day 1. In 49 patients, the catheters were reinserted and removed a mean of 6.45±0.39 days after surgery. In a multivariate analysis, a history of diabetes was the most significant predictor (p=0.028) of failure of early catheter removal, followed by operative time (p=0.039). There were no significant differences in age, prostate volume, International Prostate Symptom Score, or urodynamic parameters between the two groups. It is feasible, safe, and cost-effective to remove the urethral catheter on postoperative day 1 after Greenlight HPS laser PVP, but the procedure should be done carefully in patients who have history of diabetes or an extended operative time.
    Korean journal of urology 01/2013; 54(1):31-5. DOI:10.4111/kju.2013.54.1.31

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  • 2015
    • Chungbuk National University
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Chinsen, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • 2003-2015
    • Konyang University
      • College of Medicine
      Ronsan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
  • 2002-2015
    • Konyang University Hospital
      Gaigeturi, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • 2014
    • Korea University
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2012-2014
    • Catholic University of Korea
      • Department of Urology
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Shonan Kamakura General Hospital
      Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
    • Chonnam National University
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Gwangju, Gwangju, South Korea
  • 2010-2011
    • Yeungnam University
      • Department of Urology
      Daikyū, Daegu, South Korea
    • Cheongju National University of Education
      Seishū, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • 2009
    • Pusan National University
      • College of Pharmacy
      Busan, Busan, South Korea
    • Catholic Kwandong University
      Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • 2008
    • Mayo Clinic - Rochester
      Рочестер, Minnesota, United States
  • 2005
    • Chungnam National University
      Daiden, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2001
    • Chonnam National University Hospital
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea