Jung Kwon Kim

Seoul National University Hospital, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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Publications (6)5.47 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Study Type - Prognosis (cohort series) Level of Evidence 2b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? This study reports that patients aged 70 years or older have a higher possibility of locally advanced cancer than younger patients. Instead of conservative management, radical eradication of clinically localized prostate cancer should be actively considered in well-selected healthy patients older than 70 years. • To analyse the differences in the clinicopathological results between two groups of Korean patients aged younger or older than 70 years with clinically localized prostate cancer. • A cohort of consecutive male patients who underwent radical prostatectomy was retrospectively analysed. In total, 995 patients (74.6%) were younger than 70 years, and 338 patients (25.4%) were 70 years or older. • Biochemical recurrence (BCR) -free survival was evaluated in the patients, who were followed up for more than 24 months. • The Kaplan-Meier method was used to calculate survival estimates for BCR-free survival. Multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was performed to predict non-organ-confined status and BCR. • Mean preoperative prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and biopsy or pathological Gleason scores showed no differences between the two age groups. • Older patients, aged more than 70 years, displayed significantly higher risk of locally advanced prostate cancer and BCR than younger patients. • Subgroup analysis showed that the risk of the presence of locally advanced disease was significantly increased in patients of 70 years or older when we compared the proportion of locally advanced disease only in patients with PSA <4 ng/mL. • Multivariate analysis showed that old age, high PSA and high Gleason score were significantly associated with non-organ confined status and BCR. • Patients aged 70 years or older had a higher possibility of locally advanced cancer than younger patients. • Radical eradication of clinically localized prostate cancer should be actively considered in well-selected healthy patients older than 70 years.
    BJU International 02/2012; 110(4):505-9. · 3.05 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The most popular technique of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) involves vaporization only. We developed a modified vaporization-resection technique that consists of vaporizing a prostate along outlined margins and retrieving the wedge-shaped prostate tissue. We report the operative procedure and clinical outcomes of our technique with the GreenLight high performance system (HPS). A total of 104 patients with a prostate volume greater than 40 mL who underwent PVP were included in this retrospective study. Forty patients were treated with the vaporization-only technique (Group non-S) and 64 patients with the Seoul technique (group S). The clinical outcomes were assessed at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life (QoL) score, maximum flow rate (Q(max.)), and postvoid residual urine volume (PVR). The Q(max.), PVR, IPSS, and QoL scores improved significantly from 1 to 12 months after the PVP compared with the baseline in both groups (P <.05). In the S group, the volume reduction of the prostate per operative time, lasing time, and laser energy were significantly smaller than in the non-S group (P <.05). In general, the overall complication rates were low in the 2 groups. Two patients were found to have prostate cancer on pathology. The Seoul technique for PVP showed good short-term efficacy and safety for the treatment of BPH. With this technique, we can conserve on the operative time, lasing time, and energy, and obtain prostatic tissue for pathologic evaluation.
    Urology 10/2010; 77(2):427-32. · 2.42 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Urology - J UROL. 01/2010; 183(4).
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Deep neck infections are a life-threatening disease that spread to the neck spaces and the media-stinum via neck fascial planes. In spite of using antibiotics, the mortality of deep neck infections is still high. The aim of our study was to analyze the factors related to mortality and morbidity of patients with deep neck infection who were admitted to the intensive care unit. Methods: This is a retrospective study of patients with deep neck infections who were admitted to the intensive care unit over a 2 year period between June 2006 and May 2008. The various factors related to mortality and mor-bidity were analyzed. Results: Twenty-four patients were included over 2 years. The median age was 58 years. Eighteen patients (75%) were males and six patients were females. Ten patients (41.7%) had underlying diabetes mellitus. The median white blood cell count and C-reactive protein (CRP) were 14,000/mm 3 and 24.1 mg/dl, respectively. The most common cause of deep neck infection was of dental origin (62.5%) and the most common complication was mediastinitis (37.5%). The factors related to mortality were underlying diabetes mellitus, pO2, CRP, sequential organ failure as-sessment (SOFA) score, gas-forming score (GAS), and complications due to mediastinitis. Conclusions: It is useful to measure several factors in patients with deep neck infections. The patients with un-derlying diabetes mellitus, increased CRP, a GAS score of 2, and complications to mediastinitis have a high mortal-ity rate, so active surgical and medical management should be performed.
    The Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 01/2008; 23(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare disease entity. The medical therapy for PSC has not been reasonably beneficial. Thus liver transplantation is known to be the ultimate therapy. Because liver transplantation for PSC has been performed rarely in Korea, we report a case of liver transplantation for PSC with a review of the literature. A 35-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with recurrent jaundice for seven years. ERCP showed multiple strictures of intrahepatic duct and an irregularity of the extrahepatic duct wall. Despite medication and endoscopic treatment, liver functions did not improve and clinical status got worsened. Thus liver transplantation was performed for the correction of hepatic failure. Two months after transplantation, liver functions and general weakness gradually improved and now, one year after liver transplantation, the patient is in normal life.
    The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi 12/2003; 42(5):431-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: To study the surgical outcomes of radical nephrectomy with thrombectomy and to determine prognostic factors for survival of Korean patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and venous tumor thrombus. Materials and Methods: A total of 124 patients with RCC and venous tumor thrombus who underwent radical nephrectomy and thrombectomy were included in this retrospective study. Cancer-specific survival (CSS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS) rates were analyzed retrospectively according to various prognostic factors. Results: The median overall follow-up period for all patients was 29.0 months; the median survival period was 50.0 months. The 2-, 5- and 10-year CSS rates for all patients were 64.2%, 47.1% and 31.7%, respectively. Those for 76 patients (pN0/xM0) without metastasis at presentation were 80.9%, 64.5% and 44.9%, respectively. For all patients, lower body mass index (BMI), higher Fuhrman grade, presence of symptoms, perinephric fat invasion, invasion of inferior vena cava (IVC) wall, lymph node (LN) involvement and distant metastasis at presentation were independent predictors for decreased CSS on multivariate analysis, while thrombus level was not. For non-metastatic patients, lower BMI, presence of symptoms and tumor size were independently associated with decreased CSS. In terms of RFS, lower BMI, presence of perinephric fat invasion were prognostic factors for recurrence. Conclusions: Our data suggest that obesity is independently associated with better survival or lower risk of tumor recurrence in Korean patients undergoing radical nephrectomy with tumor thrombectomy. Also, our results indicate that Fuhrman grade, presence of symptoms, perinephric fat invasion and invasion of IVC wall, LN involvement and distant metastasis at presentation are independent predictors for survival.
    International braz j urol: official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology 39(3):353-363.

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15 Citations
5.47 Total Impact Points


  • 2012
    • Seoul National University Hospital
      • Department of Urology
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
      • Department of Urology
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea