Raymond Jong Tae Kim

Raymond Jong Tae Kim
University of Auckland · Department of Surgery

MBChB FRACS PhD

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17
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Citations since 2017
7 Research Items
121 Citations
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Additional affiliations
December 2010 - December 2015
University of Auckland
Position
  • Research Associate
December 2009 - present
Auckland City Hospital
Position
  • Registrar
September 2008 - December 2008
Starship Children's Hospital
Position
  • ENT house surgeon
Education
December 2010 - December 2018
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Field of study
  • Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Publications

Publications (17)
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Background: We have observed subepithelial bacterial microcolonies within the mucosa of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). These were predominantly Staphylococcus aureus and did not appear to elicit a local inflammatory response. We hypothesized that these microcolonies had made adaptations allowing them to exist apparently undetected wit...
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We have detected intramucosal bacteria within the sinus mucosa of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), but our attempts at characterizing these did not yield any discernible genotypic or phenotypic differences from surface bacteria. We hypothesized that the presence of intramucosal microcolonies reflected host mucosal immune dysfunction. Thi...
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The role of bacteria in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) remains uncertain. Recent evidence suggests that bacteria are able to establish microcolonies within the underlying mucosa. However, to date there has been no systematic comparison of bacterial community composition and diversity in the surface mucosa with that of the underlyi...
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Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common reasons for adult outpatient antibiotic prescriptions, though there is little clinical evidence to support this practice, especially for chronic rhinosinusitis. Despite considerable research, the etiology of chronic rhinosinusitis, including the pathogenic role of microbes, remains poorly understood. Rigorou...
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The role of bacterial biofilms in chronic and recalcitrant diseases is widely appreciated, and the treatment of biofilm infection is an increasingly important area of research. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a complex disease associated with sinonasal dysbiosis and the presence of bacterial biofilms. While most biofilm-related diseases are associa...
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Objectives: Bacterial biofilms on the sinonasal mucosa, especially biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus, are associated with greater severity and recalcitrance of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). There are few, if any, antibiofilm agents suitable for sinonasal application available for the management of this problem. Nasodine® Nasal Spray (Nasodine) is...
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Background: Middle ear disease is common in children and, if untreated, can lead to long term complications. This study investigated whether ethnic or socioeconomic inequities existed among children referred to a tertiary regional paediatric ORL service. Methods: All middle ear pathology related referrals to Starship Children's Hospital ORL serv...
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Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and bronchiectasis are alike in features of chronic mucosal inflammation and excess mucus output. While a spectrum of lower airway dysfunctions may be seen with CRS, concurrent bronchiectasis and CRS lead to more frequent lower airway exacerbations and a significant reduction in quality of life. While the concept of uni...
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We investigated the expression and subcellular localization of the SARS-CoV-2 receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), within the upper (nasal) and lower (pulmonary) respiratory tracts of healthy human donors. We detected ACE2 protein expression within the cilia organelle of ciliated airway epithelial cells, which likely represents the ini...
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Background: Gap junction channels are formed by connexin (Cx) proteins. These channels facilitate communication between adjacent cells, and some have been implicated in acute and chronic inflammation. We investigated whether altered connexin expression could be associated with the inflammatory changes of the sinonasal mucosa that characterize chro...
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Background Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is highly prevalent in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, in whom a close correlation exists between the microbiology of the upper and lower respiratory tracts. We have reported intramucosal bacterial microcolonies in the sinus mucosa from idiopathic CRS patients and have made observations suggesting that these m...
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Numerous topical agents have been used intraoperatively to enhance postoperative mucosal healing or reduce scar formation. However, the histological effects of many of these treatments have not been well described. This study investigates the impact of topical mometasone furoate, acitretin, lactoferrin, and Silastic sheet (Medtronic) on sinus mucos...
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Despite recent advancements in both medical and surgical treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), this condition still causes very significant morbidity and reduction of quality of life in those patients who suffer from it. If medical therapy fails to improve symptoms sufficiently then surgery is offered. However some patients experience persist...
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The supraclavicular artery island flap is a rotation flap that offers a versatile reconstructive option for head and neck defects. Recent anatomical studies have improved our understanding of the vascular supply of the supraclavicular artery island flap. Furthermore, several published large series describe the utility and reliability of this flap....

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