J M Kim

Sungkyunkwan University, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: Heat shock proteins (HSP) play an important role in protecting cells against stress. Using a rat model, we tested the hypothesis that pretreatment with glutamine (Gln) and ischemia preconditioning (IPC) increase the expression of HSP resulting in attenuation of renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into 4 groups [group I, Gln injection (+), IPC (+); group II, Gln injection (+), IPC (-); group III, saline injection (+), IPC (+); group IV, saline injection (+), IPC (-)]. Renal HSP70 expression was determined by Western blotting and kidney function was assessed by blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine. Renal cross-sections were microscopically examined for tubular necrosis, exfoliation of tubular epithelial cells, cast formation, and monocyte infiltration. Gln pretreatment increased intrarenal HSP expression (P = .031). In group I, tubulointerstitial abnormalities were clearly slighter compared with the other groups (P < .001). Our experiments suggest that (1) a single dose of Gln could induce HSP expression and (2) IPC could relieve renal I/R injury. In addition, IPC combined with Gln pretreatment had a synergic protective effect against renal I/R injury.
    Transplantation Proceedings 11/2013; 45(9):3203-8. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We studied the incidence of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in the graft kidney and its effect on the occurrence of urinary tract infection (UTI) and long-term graft function. We performed a retrospective analysis of 64 adult kidney transplant recipients based upon voiding cystourethrography at 12 months post-transplantation. Patients underwent analysis of survival, incidence of UTIs beyond 1 year, and graft function. Thirty-seven male and 27 female patients in the study populations showed a mean age 42 years. VUR in the transplanted kidney at 12 months post-transplant occurred among 78.1% (50/64) of subjects: grade I (n = 6), grade II (n = 30), or grade III (n = 14) reflux. Patients followed for a median 61 months (range 44-74s) showed 11 cases of UTIs in 9 subjects. There were no significant differences in clinical characteristics or incidence of, UTIs according to the presence or severity of VUR (P = .81) or the Serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate values at 12, 36, 48, or 60 months post-transplantation. VUR present in 78.1% of patients after kidney transplantation affected neither graft functions or graft survival. The incidence of UTI did not differ according to the presence of VUR.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):2984-7. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Advanced donor age is a well-known risk factor for poor graft function after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). In addition, advanced recipient age has a significant impact because of the high prevalence of comorbidities. We investigated the relationship between donor-recipient age gradient (DRAG) and the posttransplant outcomes in LDLT. We included 821 consecutive adult recipients who underwent LDLT from June 1997 to May 2011. According to the value of DRAG, they were divided into 2 groups: Negative years (the donor was younger than the recipient) and positive years (the donor was older than the recipient). These groups were further divided into subgroups (≤-21, -20 to -1, 0 to 20, and ≥21 years). We collected retrospectively patient characteristics, laboratory results, medical and surgical complications, and graft loss. The positive DRAG group had higher level of posttransplant alkaline phosphatase, but a lower incidence of biliary complications. The negative DRAG group, particularly DRAG ≤ -21 years was associated with the superior 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year graft survivals. Recipients with DRAG ≥ 21 showed persistently inferior graft survival during the observation period. In cases of young donors, transplants utilizing lower DRAG seen between young donors and older recipients showed more favorable graft survival than that of young-to-young transplants. This study demonstrated that DRAG and a fixed donor age limit could be significant factors to predict graft survival after LDLT. Patients should carefully consider the worse graft survival if the donor is older than the recipient by ≥20.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):3005-12. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic immunosuppression is associated with unwanted adverse effects and increased morbidities. Long-term acceptance of transplanted organs without the requirement for immunosuppression, or operational tolerance, remains an important goal in clinical transplantation. We reviewed the characteristics of recipients who achieved spontaneous operational tolerance after liver transplantation (OLT) among a consecutive series of 1014 adult recipients in a single center. We observed 5 cases (0.5%) of operational tolerance. All cases were men who underwent transplantations for hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis. The mean time from OLT to achievement of spontaneous operational tolerance was 83.1 ± 62.9 months (range, 21.3-156.2). Characteristics common to all tolerant recipients were superior graft quality and good pretransplant recipient condition: specifically, high graft-recipient weight ratio (median, 1.18; range, 1.15-2.69), low hepatic macrosteatosis (median, 3; range, 0-15), low score of model for end-stage liver disease (median, 13; range, 7-21), and no history of preoperative intensive care.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):3024-7. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The treatment of choice for combined hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) is surgical resection. However, the efficacy of liver transplantation is not clear. We compared the surgical outcome of hepatic resection and liver transplantation for cHCC-CC. From 1995 to 2012, 89 patients were diagnosed with cHCC-CC after hepatic resection and 8 patients diagnosed with cHCC-CC after liver transplantation. We excluded 21 patients who were American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Stage III or IV and lost to follow-up. The outcomes were reviewed retrospectively. The poor prognostic factors in cHCC-CC patients who underwent hepatectomy were large tumor size (>5 cm), small safety margin (<2 cm), and low preoperative albumin level. The disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) between the hepatectomy group (n = 68) and the liver transplant group (n = 8) was not statistically different (5-year DFS: 26.2% vs 37.5%, P = .333; 5-year OS: 42.1% vs 50%, P = .591). In the small tumor subgroup (tumor size <5 cm), the DFS and OS between the 2 surgical procedures was not different, and in the adequate resection margin subgroup (safety margin >2 cm), survival was comparable. In well-selected cases with small tumor size and with preserved liver function, liver resection should be considered when complete resection is possible.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):3041-6. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Successful kidney transplantation leads to greater survival and improved quality of life for patients with end-stage renal disease. Among the most important influences on graft outcomes is donor age. We evaluated the relationships between the donor-recipient age gradient (DRAG) and the graft outcomes after deceased-donor kidney transplantation (DDKT). From February 1995 to March 2011, a consecutive series of 526 adult DDKT recipients were analyzed. DRAG values were divided into two groups (negative versus positive years) and then four groups (≤-21, -20 to -1, 0 to 20, and ≥21 years). Median age of donors and recipients were 39 (range, 1-75) and 41 (range, 18-74) years, respectively. The degree of DRAG was not associated with episodes of allograft rejection. High or low DRAG had no effect on posttransplant serum creatinine levels or estimated glomerular filtration rates. However, negative levels of DRAG, particularly less than -20 years, were significantly correlated with superior 10-year death-censored graft survival (86.4% and 83.1% vs 72.2% vs 53.9%; overall P = .031), but not increased overall graft or patient survival. This study demonstrated that DRAG is a prognostic indicator of long-term graft outcomes after DDKT.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):2907-13. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Our objective was to evaluate the usefulness of three-dimensional (3-D) contrast-enhanced (CE) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to assess renal parenchyma, arterial inflow stenosis, and peritransplant fluid collections in the early period after kidney transplantation (KT). Between January 2010 and April 2011, we examined a consecutive series of 144 renal transplants using 3-D CE MRA at 14 days after KT. MRA showed parenchyma infarctions (n = 17, 11.8%), arterial inflow stenoses (n = 23, 16%), lymphoceles (n = 14, 9.7%), and hematomas (n = 6, 4.2%). The degree of renal transplant artery inflow stenosis was graded qualitatively based on diameter criterion; <50% = mild, 50% to 70% = moderate, and >70% = severe in 10 (6.9%), 5 (3.5%), and 8 (5.6%) subjects, respectively. The study recipients were divided into 3 groups according to the degree of renal artery inflow stenosis (group I: normal; group II: mild and moderate, <70%; group III: severe, >70%). Among group III patients who underwent digital subtraction angiography, 5 had percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or stenting performed after 1 month. Their mean resume creatinine levels at 1, 6, and 12 months after transplantation were not significantly different from those in the other groups (P = .391, .447, .110). The prevalence of graft loss (n = 2) was high in group III (P = .012), although the frequency of acute rejection episodes was not different among the groups (P = .890). The incidences of renal parenchyma infarction, peritransplant fluid collection and arterial inflow stenosis were unexpectedly high in the early period after KT. Thus, 3-D CE MRA provided a rapid global assessment of the renal parenchyma, transplant arterial system, and peritransplant fluid collection that can be helpful to detect or exclude many causes of renal transplant dysfunction.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):2925-30. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Donor age is a well-known factor influencing graft function after deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT). However, the effect of donors older than recipients on graft outcomes remains unclear. This study investigated the relationship between the donor-recipient age gradient (DRAG) and posttransplant outcomes after DDLT. We included 164 adult recipients who underwent DDLT between May 1996 and April 2011. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the value of DRAG: Negative (DRAG -20 to -1; n = 99) versus positive (DRAG 0-20; n = 65). Medical records were reviewed and laboratory data were retrospectively collected. The median age of donors and recipients was 43 (range, 10-80) and 46 (range, 19-67) years, respectively. The mean follow-up time was 57.4 months. A positive DRAG had a negative effect on levels of alkaline phosphatase until 2 weeks after transplantation. However, the positive group showed a lower incidence of hepatitis B viral disease recurrence. The 1-, 3-, and 5-year graft survival rates were 80.4%, 76.8%, and 71.4% in the negative group, and 65.8%, 58.4%, and 56.3% in the positive group, respectively. The positive DRAG group showed significantly inferior graft survival compared with the negative DRAG group (P = .036). This study demonstrated that donors older than recipients had a deleterious effect on graft outcomes. DRAG could be a meaningful determinant of graft survival among DDLT recipients.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):3013-8. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We investigated the effect of the donor kidney weight (Kw) to recipient body weight (Rw)ratio (Kw/Rw) on long-term graft function. To investigate the impact of the Kw/Rw ratio on the graft function, we retrospectively collected data from 213 kidney transplant recipients at least 5 years Post-transplantations. Renal function showed a positive correlation with the Kw/Rw ratio until 5 years after transplantation (at 60 months after transplantation, R = 0.158, P = .023); however, this ratio does not affect graft survival (P = .794). We used the mixed-effect model to identify the factors that affect the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time. In univariate analysis, donor age, BSA, kidney weight, and Kw/Rw ratio were associated with eGFR. To identify independent factors that affect to the eGFR, multivariate analysis using a mixed model was applied. Donor age (P < .001) and Kw/Rw ratio (P < .001) were independent factors that affected the eGFR. To identify the cutoff values of the Kw/Rw ratio and donor age that affect long-term graft function, multiple testing using a mixed model was applied. The cutoff value for the Kw/Rw ratio was 3.16 (P = .0104) and the cutoff value of donor age was 44 years (P = .0001). Based on our results, we conclude that the Kw/Rw ratio and donor age are important factors for the long-term function of graft.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):2914-8. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Successful arterial reconstruction is essential for liver transplantation. In the case of inadequate arterial inflow, an arterial conduit from the aorta using artery graft or re-establishment of arterial flow through other arteries such as the splenic artery, gastroepiploic, or sigmoid artery is considered. Herein we report our experience of 27 cases of hepatic artery reconstruction using alternative methods. The most common cause of hepatic artery reconstruction requiring alternative methods was intimal dissection for which we usually used the gastroepiploic artery. Many patients had a previous operation or transarterial chemoembolization history. Among these cases, hepatic artery reconstruction using the jejunal artery was performed for 2 cases of living donor liver transplantation due to the absence of suitable alternatives. These patients have been followed up with patent hepatic arterial flow until now. Thus, the jejunal artery can be a useful option for arterial reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation when suitable arterial inflow is absent.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):3140-3. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The BK nephropathy (BKN) shows a 10% prevalence among cases of kidney transplantation (KT). We assessed the incidence of BK replication in KT recipients as well as our updated screening strategy and the impact of interventions on BK virus infections. Since September 2007, our screening protocol for BK virus included examination of urine cytology or BK virus DNA real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection on postoperative days 1, 5, 9, 16, 24, 36, 48 weeks up to 1 year. IR present, we tested urine BK virus DNA PCR quantitation. We applied the updated screening protocol from August 2010. It urine BK DNA PCR quantification was above 10(7) copies/mL, we checked regularly blood the BK virus DNA PCR quantification. In addition, if the blood BK virus DNA load was above 10(4) copies/mL and the serum creatinine elevated, we was performed an allograft biopsy. Between September 2007 and December 2011, the 58 recipients who showed BK viremia were enrolled in the present study in 2 groups according to the period of screening protocol (era I, era II). The time between kidney transplantation and BK viremia detection of era II was shorter than that of era I (16 vs 29 weeks; P = .001). Viremia clearance rate at 6 months in era II was significant higher than that of era I (82% vs 36.8%; P = .001) as well as at 12 months (100% vs 61.1%, P < .001) after intervention. Interestingly, viremia clearance at 12 months after intervention was 100% in era II. An updated screening protocol for BK virus allowed early detection and accurate diagnosis of BKN. Early detection of BK virus infection enabled early intervention and improved viral clearance rate.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):2980-3. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (AoCLF) occurs in lymphoma patients because of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation. We aimed to identify characteristics of patients who underwent liver transplantation (OLT) because of AoCLF that occurred due to HBV reactivation in the setting of lymphoma and to compare these patients with AoCLF patients who did not have lymphoma. Twenty patients underwent OLT due to AoCLF between February 2009 and June 2011. Among these patients, five were diagnosed with lymphoma before OLT and assigned to group 1. The remaining patients (n = 15) were assigned to group 2. Hospitalization after transplantation in group 2 was longer than in group 1 (P = .014). However, there were no differences in other variables between the two groups. The overall survival rate of group 1 was lower than that of group 2, but there was no difference between the two groups (P = .134). With the exception of one patient, the median time from complete remission to liver transplantation in group 1 was 4.5 months (range, 1-15) in group 1. Lymphoma recurrence occurred in one patient 8 months after transplantation. Our study revealed that OLT is a feasible and effective approach in AoCLF due to HBV reactivation in select lymphoma patients.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):2988-91. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: An increased incidence of de novo malignancy (dM) is an established complication among solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients compared with the general population. The aims of this study were to describe the incidence and cumulative risk for development of dM among our transplanted population, depending on various clinical and pathologic variables. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and pathologic data of SOT recipients performed from February 1995 to December 2010. Among 2673 consecutive SOT recipients, the dM that developed in 66 (2.5%) patients included, 16 (0.6%; 24.2% of overall dM) lymphoid dM and 50 (1.9%; 75.8% of overall dM) nonlymphoid dM. Cumulative incidence of dM in liver was significantly higher than that in kidney transplant recipients. A significantly higher cumulative incidence of dM was observed among living donor versus deceased donor SOT. Although the more frequent development of lymphoid dM was observed during the first year posttransplantation, the cumulative risk of nonlymphoid dM increased year by year, reaching a substantially higher incidence than that of lymphoid dM beyond 5 years after SOT. Comparing the various immunosuppressive regimens, the cumulative incidence was greater among the group with basiliximab induction. However, the hazard of occurrence was unaffected by whether tacrolimus or cyclosporine was used for maintenance immunosuppression. The increased risk of dM was not dependent on recipient age or gender. This study demonstrated distinctive cumulative incidences of dM in different clinical and pathologic settings.
    Transplantation Proceedings 10/2013; 45(8):3019-23. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Forkhead box protein 3 (FoxP3(+)) regulatory T (T(reg)) cells and interleukin (IL)-17-producing T helper 17 (Th17) cells have opposing effects on autoimmunity, as the former are crucial for maintaining self-tolerance while the latter play a key role in precipitating inflammatory autoimmune diseases. Here we report that Bacillus-derived poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) signals naive CD4(+) T cells to promote the selective differentiation of T(reg) cells and to suppress the differentiation of Th17 cells. The γ-PGA inducibility of FoxP3 expression was due partially to transforming growth factor (TGF)-β induction through a Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4/myeloid differentiating factor 88 (MyD88)-dependent pathway. However, this pathway was dispensable for γ-PGA suppression of Th17 differentiation. γ-PGA inhibited IL-6-driven induction of Th17-specific factors including signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT-3) and retinoic acid-related orphan receptor γt (RORγt) while up-regulating the STAT-3 inhibitor suppressor of cytokine signalling 3 (SOCS3). Importantly, in vivo administration of γ-PGA attenuated the symptoms of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and at the same time reduced Th17 cell infiltrates in the central nervous system. Thus, we have identified the microbe-associated molecular pattern, γ-PGA, as a novel regulator of autoimmune responses, capable of promoting the differentiation of anti-inflammatory T(reg) cells and suppressing the differentiation of proinflammatory Th17 cells. These findings draw attention to the potential of γ-PGA for treating Th17 cell-mediated autoimmune diseases.
    Clinical & Experimental Immunology 10/2012; 170(1):66-76. · 3.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Let φ be a continuous function in L2(ℝ) such that the sequence {φ(t - n)}n∈ℤ is a frame sequence in L2(ℝ) and assume that the shift-invariant space V(φ) generated by φ has a multi-banded spectrum σ(V). The main aim in this paper is to derive a multi-channel sampling theory for the shift-invariant space V(φ). By using a type of Fourier duality between the spaces V(φ) and L2[0, 2π] we find necessary and sufficient conditions allowing us to obtain stable multi-channel sampling expansions in V(φ).
    International Journal of Wavelets Multiresolution and Information Processing 05/2012; 10(01).
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    ABSTRACT: Recently, the ImmuKnow assay (Cylex Inc., Columbia, Md) has been reported to be a global immune monitoring tool for organ transplants recipients. We assessed whether immunKnow ATP values predicted infectious syndromes. We prospectively enrolled 71 kidney transplant patients between September 2008 and May 2011. lmmuKnow assay monitoring was performed at one dav before as well as 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 36, and 52 weeks after the operation. ImmuKnow assay values were compared as well as BK viral infection pre-infection(PI), at first detection of infectious syndrome (DI), 4 weeks there after (4W), 8 weeks there after (8W) and 12 weeks there after (12W) and pre-recovery (PR), recovery (R) times. Serial ImmuKnow assays showed significant differences over time and BK viral infectious state (P = .026). Interestingly, PI was significantly lower than DI and PR but PR significant greater than PI, 8W and 12W. However, we did not observe an adequate or absolute cutoff value of ImmuKnow by ROC curve: 377 ng/mL ImmuKnow showed 0.471 of AUC and 57.1% and 56.2%, of sensitivity and specificity. Longitudinal evaluation and adjustment of the value of ImmuKnow assay seemed to be a favorable modality to monitor infectious syndromes especially those involving BK virus.
    Transplantation Proceedings 05/2012; 44(4):1048-51. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: End-stage renal disease is associated with severe abnormalities in reproductive function. However, the abnormalities are reversed by successful kidney transplantation. The aim of the present study was to compare hormonal levels between recipients with successful kidney transplantations and healthy women with the same gynecologic conditions. The study group consisted of 31 women of reproductive age with end-stage renal disease who underwent successful kidney transplantation. The ratio of the control group, composed of healthy woman, to the study group was 3:1 matched for age and symptoms. Abnormal bleeding (n = 14) and infertility were the most common gynecologic conditions in kidney transplant recipients. The levels of estrogen (E2) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in the study group were higher than in the control group, but the levels of progesterone (P4) and luteinizing hormone (LH) were lower in the study group than in the control group. There were no significant differences in prolactin and thyroid-stimulating hormone between the two groups. The incidence of infertility in patients who receive steroid was higher than those with no steroid use (P = .007). Compared with healthy age- and symptom-matched women, female kidney transplant recipients have increased levels of E2 and FSH and decreased levels of P4 and LH. These differences in hormone profiles may predispose kidney transplant recipients to increased risk of gynecologic pathologies.
    Transplantation Proceedings 04/2012; 44(3):740-3. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Proteinuria in the nontransplant population is a progressive renal disease. We analyzed the prevalence and clinical significance of proteinuria as well as factors related to its degree at posttransplant year 1 among kidney transplant recipients. We measured protein in a 24-hour urine among 644 recipients from January 1996 to December 2010. Among 372 male and 272 female recipients, the mean amount of urinary protein was 424.4 ± 1010 mg/d (range, 13.88-8691) including 388 (60.2%) subjects with microproteinuria and the other 256 (39.8%) with overt proteinuria. Nephrotic range proteinuria was observed in 17 (2.6%) and nonnephritic range proteinuria, in 239 (37.1%) recipients. The latter cohort was categorized into low-grade proteinuria (n = 224; 34.8%) and high-grade proteinuria (n = 15; 2.3%). Proteinuria at posttransplant 1 year highly correlated with serum creatinine values at posttransplant years 1 and 2 as well as estimated glomerular filtration rate but not creatinine clearance at postoperative year 2. A greater incidence of graft loss was observed among recipients with more severe proteinuria. Males, recipients with anti-hepatitis C virus antibody, unrelated donors, anti-thymocyte immunoglobulin at the time of reperfusion, maintenance immunosuppression with cyclosporine or without mycophenolate mofetil were strongly associated with the amount of proteinuria. This study demonstrated the prevalence of proteinuria in kidney transplant recipient to be high. The presence as well as level of proteinuria were predictive markers for inferior allograft function.
    Transplantation Proceedings 04/2012; 44(3):610-5. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Many patients are diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within the Milan criteria. In Korea, these patients are preferentially treated with locoregional therapy (LRT) instead of living donor liver transplantation. We investigated the effectiveness of LRT in liver transplant recipients who met the Milan criteria at the time of HCC diagnosis and investigated risk factors for HCC recurrence. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients diagnosed with HCC who met the Milan criteria between 2002 and 2008. We performed 101 liver transplants for HCC during the study period. Seventy-one patients (70%) underwent pretransplant LRT. The disease-free survival rates at 1, 3, and 5 years in patients who received LRT were 96.6%, 93.1%, and 93.1%, and in those who did not receive LRT, 94.2%, 83.4%, and 83.4%, respectively. There were no differences between the 2 groups. Multivariate analysis showed that a low Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score and microvascular invasion were independent predictors of HCC recurrence after transplantation. The MELD scores and rate of microvascular invasion were not statistically different in patients with or without previous LRT. Pretransplant LRT for patients with HCC who met the Milan criteria at the time of diagnosis did not provide a clear benefit with respect to HCC recurrence after transplantation. If patients have suitable living donors, those who meet the Milan criteria should undergo a liver transplantation as soon as possible.
    Transplantation Proceedings 03/2012; 44(2):403-8. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Intermittent inflow occlusion (IIO) is a safe, effective method to reduce blood loss during liver resection and preserve function even among patients with underlying diseases such as steatosis and cirrhosis. Therefore, we evaluated the impact of IIO on postoperative liver function tests (LFT) and on morbidity among living liver donors undergoing a right hepatectomy, including donors with mild degrees (5%-30%) of macrovesicular steatosis (MaS). We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 186 living liver donors from August 2008 to September 2010. Donors were divided into two groups according to group IIO (n=81) versus Controls (no IIO, n=105). Within each group, donors were subdivided to evaluate Peak values of LFTs and complications into according the degree of MaS: group I_5 (n=36); IIO+<5% MaS, group I_30 (n=45); IIO+5%-30% MaS, group C_5 (n=55); Control+<5% MaS, and group C_30 (n=50); Control+5%-30% MaS. Peak aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) among IIO were significantly higher than Non-IIO. These values in groups I_5 and I_30 were significantly higher than groups C_5 and C_30, respectively (all, P<.01). The overall postoperative complications were comparable between groups IIO and Non-IIO, but significantly higher among group I_30 than groups I_5 (P=0.024) and C_30 (P=.012). Application of IIO in donors with mild macrosteatosis undergoing right hepatectomy showed significantly higher postoperative peak liver functions tests and number of overall complications than those without IIO.
    Transplantation Proceedings 03/2012; 44(2):380-3. · 0.95 Impact Factor

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  • 2008–2013
    • Sungkyunkwan University
      • • Department of Surgery
      • • Samsung Medical Center
      • • Institute of Basic Science
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Chonbuk National University
      • Department of Electronic Engineering
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Technical University of Denmark
      • Department of Photonics Engineering
      Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark
    • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
      • Department of Mathematical Sciences
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2012
    • Konyang University Hospital
      Gaigeturi, Jeju, South Korea
    • University of Oxford
      • Department of Engineering Science
      Oxford, England, United Kingdom
    • Wonju Severance Christian Hospital
      Genshū, Gangwon, South Korea
  • 2011
    • Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center
      Whasung-Gun, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
    • Korea Basic Science Institute KBSI
      • Busan Center
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2009–2011
    • Joongbu University
      Ronsan, South Chungcheong, South Korea
  • 2003–2011
    • Seoul National University
      • • School of Computer Science and Engineering
      • • Department of Microbiology and Immunology
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Wonkwang University
      • Medicinal Resources Research Center (MRRC)
      Iksan, North Jeolla, South Korea
  • 2000–2011
    • Hanyang University Medical Center
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2010
    • National Institute for Mathematical Science
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Samsung Medical Center
      • Department of Surgery
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2008–2010
    • Hanbat National University
      Daiden, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2001–2010
    • Dongduk Women's University
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
    • University of Suwon
      Tse-tsiu, Jeju, South Korea
  • 1995–2010
    • Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
      Usan-ri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • 2005–2008
    • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
      • School of Information and Communications
      Gwangju, Gwangju, South Korea
    • Chongju National College of Science and Technology
      Tsiuentcheou, North Jeolla, South Korea
  • 1998–2008
    • Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
      • Medical Metrology
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2007
    • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2006
    • Swinburne University of Technology
      Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2005–2006
    • Konkuk University
      • Department of Food Science and Biotechnology of Animal Resources
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
    • University of Cambridge
      • Department of Engineering
      Cambridge, ENG, United Kingdom
  • 1998–2005
    • Yonsei University Hospital
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2001–2004
    • Korea University
      • Department of Food and Nutrition
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Hanyang University
      • College of Medicine
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2002
    • Sejong University
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1999
    • Yonsei University
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1994–1999
    • Wonkwang University School of Medicine and Hospital
      Riri, North Jeolla, South Korea
  • 1997
    • Saratov State University
      Saratow, Saratov, Russia