Jee Young Kim

Catholic University of Korea, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1E (CMT1E) is a demyelinating motor and sensory neuropathy with peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) point mutations. The objective of this study was to identify genetic causes and determine genotype–phenotype correlation in two Korean demyelinating CMT patients based on whole exome sequencing (WES), histological examination of distal sural nerve, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of leg. WES revealed two de novo PMP22 mutations in the two demyelinating CMT patients, including one novel p.Leu82Pro (c.245T>A) mutation in one patient and one previously reported p.Ser72Leu (c.215C>T) mutation in the other patient. Both mutation sites were located in the well conserved second transmembrane domain. No control had the same mutations. The affected individual with the novel p.Leu82Pro mutation showed early onset, scoliosis, and sensory ataxia with ability to walk without assistance. Histopathological examination showed severe damage of myelin and axons. No compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs) were evoked in the upper or lower limb nerves. Leg MRIs revealed mild fatty infiltration of the bilateral peronei muscles consistent with clinical manifestations. The patient with the p.Ser72Leu mutation showed developmental delay in infancy. No CMAPs were elicited. However, she was also able to walk without assistance. In spite of markedly severe electrophysiological defects, leg MRIs showed almost normal findings except slight muscle atrophies of the lower legs. Both patients presented similar clinical features including no CMAPs in electrophysiological tests and mild fatty replacement in the lower leg MRI. Therefore, there was a good genotype–phenotype correlation in both cases.
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · Genes & genomics
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    Preview · Article · Mar 2016 · Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Background: While fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) using conventional smear has been widely accepted as the primary diagnostic tool for thyroid lesions, liquid-based preparations (LBPs) are increasingly replacing it. A new automated LBP method, EASYPREP(®) (EP), was recently introduced and has shown relevant diagnostic efficacy in gynecologic samples. We compared the diagnostic utility of EP and SurePath(®) (SP), a more widely established LBP method, in thyroid FNAC. Methods: Under the ultrasonographic guidance, 253 thyroid FNAC samples were collected by sample-splitting manner. Three pathologists made cytologic diagnoses of EP and SP according to the Bethesda system independently and compared the cytomorphologic parameters. Cytohistologic correlation was performed in 30 resected cases. Results: Fifteen (5.9%) and 21 (8.3%) samples were unsatisfactory in SP and EP, respectively, owing to the unequal sample-splitting. Cytologic diagnoses of SP and EP were consistent in 228 cases (90.1%), and inconsistent in remainder mostly owing to the unequal distribution of pathognomic cells. While cytomorphologic parameters were not significantly different between two methods, EP showed less three-dimensional configuration in benign lesions. Cytohistologic correlation showed no significant differences in sensitivity (100% vs. 95.5%) and specificity (100% vs. 100%) between SP and EP. Labor time for processing 48 cases was 42% shorter with EP than with SP (28 min vs. 48 min). Conclusions: The diagnostic utility of EP in thyroid FNAC was comparable to that of SP. EP allowed better visibility owing to better fragmentation of follicular clusters. The automated system of EP has the advantages of a shorter labor time for batch processing. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Diagnostic Cytopathology
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    Jungwha Choi · Soo Ah Im · Jee Young Kim
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Introduction: Infantile hemangiomas of the airway are diagnosed at bronchoscopy as part of the investigation of stridor or other respiratory symptoms. Here, we present three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT)/bronchoscopy findings of submucosal subglottic hemangioma missed at bronchoscopy. Case presentation: We report on the clinical usefulness of 3D-CT/bronchoscopy as the primary diagnostic tool and follow-up method in the evaluation of suspected airway infantile hemangiomas, especially when the hemangioma is the submucosal type. Conclusions: 3D-CT/bronchoscopy will reduce the need for invasive laryngoscopic studies and help to diagnose submucosal hemangiomas undetected on laryngoscope. Additionally, 3D-CT/bronchoscopy will help evaluating the extent of the lesion, degree of airway narrowing, and treatment response.
    Preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A 29-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented with palpitation and neck swelling. Initial sonography showed an ill-defined hypoechoic lesion in the right thyroid gland, mentioning subacute thyroiditis. The patient received conservative care for one week. However, her neck swelling worsened and she complained of dyspnea. Follow up sonography showed marked enlargement of both thyroid glands. Irregular infiltration of hypoechoic lesions was detected along the subcapsular region of both thyroid glands. She underwent immediate intubation to secure the airway and total thyroidectomy. Histopathological staining revealed features of fungal thyroiditis with fungal hyphae characteristic of Aspergillus. There was no abnormality in the lung or paranasal sinuses. In this report, we describe the sequential sonographic findings of invasive aspergillosis in the thyroid gland presenting as progressive enlargement without other organ involvement. © 2016, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iranian Society of Radiology.
    Preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Iranian Journal of Radiology
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Low-fluence 1,064 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser has been widely used for the treatment of melasma. Although new Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers with photoacoustic twin pulse (PTP) mode have been recently developed for high-efficiency, there is limited information available for the new technique.
    Preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Annals of Dermatology
  • No preview · Conference Paper · Oct 2015
  • Soo Jin Lee · Gye-Yeon Lim · Jee Young Kim · Min Ho Chung
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Goiter is frequently the first indicator of thyroid disease in children. To evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonography (US) in the identification of potential malignant nodules and autoimmune thyroiditis in children with diffuse goiter. This study consisted of 113 patients <20 years with a diffuse goiter who underwent thyroid US. Parenchymal echogenicity and the presence of nodules and abnormal lymph nodes were evaluated on US; if a thyroid nodule was detected, its characteristics were analyzed. The diagnostic accuracy of the US findings in the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease was assessed. Thyroid nodules were detected on US in 72 of the 113 (63.7%) patients. Of these, 65 (90.3%) had probably benign nodules and 4 (5.6%) patients had nodules suspicious of malignancy. The remaining had indeterminate nodules only. In one child with suspected malignant nodules, papillary thyroid cancer with coexisting autoimmune thyroiditis was confirmed. Hypoechogenicity was visualized in 23 (88.5%) patients with autoimmune thyroiditis and 12 (85.7%) with Graves disease. The sensitivity and specificity of micronodulation for autoimmune thyroiditis were 53.9% and 98.3%, respectively. Although the potential for malignant nodules is relatively low in children with diffuse goiter, US can detect focal thyroid disease and characterize the nodules. US thus plays a useful role in excluding autoimmune thyroiditis in this population.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Pediatric Radiology
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the changing pattern and prognostic values of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at two time points in cardiac arrest patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia. Twenty two patients with cardiac arrest who underwent two DWI studies were enrolled in the retrospective study. The first DWI was performed after the induction of therapeutic hypothermia (median 6.0hrs) and was repeated between 48hrs and 168hrs (second DWI, median 74hrs). Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values were measured in the predefined brain regions, and qualitative analysis was also performed. Good neurologic outcomes were defined as Cerebral Performance Category (CPC) scores of 1 and 2. The ADC value tended to increase over time except the cortical regions of the poor outcome group (N=10). In the comparisons of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve to predict poor outcome using ADC value, postcentral cortex in the second DWI has a better association with neurological outcome (p=0.001, area under the curve (AUC)=0.996 for second DWI, AUC=0.571 for first DWI). In the same analysis using qualitative score, precentral cortex, postcentral cortex, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, caudate and putamen in the second DWI have a better association with neurological outcome. The changing pattern of ADC values after cardiac arrest is different according to anatomic region and neurologic status. The DWI after 48hrs has a better association with neurological outcome of cardiac arrest patients in both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    Full-text · Article · Jul 2015 · Resuscitation
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Acute myelitis patients exhibiting only sensory deficits upon initial presentation are not commonly encountered in clinical practice, but they definitely exist. Since acute sensory myelitis has not been investigated previously, this study evaluated the etiological spectrum of the condition with the aim of describing the clinical characteristics thereof. Patients with acute myelitis who presented at the Ewha Womans University Medical Center (during 1999-2012) and the National Cancer Center (during 2005-2014) with only sensory symptoms as first clinical features were enrolled in this study. Their medical records, electrophysiological and laboratory data, and MRI findings were analyzed retrospectively. Of a total of 341 acute myelitis patients, 52 (15%) were identified as having acute sensory myelitis. The male-to-female ratio of these patients was 35:17, and their age at the onset of the condition was 41.7±10.5 years (mean±SD; range, 24-72 years). Acute sensory myelitis developed in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS; 14%), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD; 17%), and acute myelitis associated with concurrent systemic diseases including Behçet's disease and cancer (6%). Despite detailed evaluation, the etiology of 33 patients with acute myelitis could not be determined. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis on spinal MRI and progression of the sensory level were observed most commonly in NMOSD patients (89% and 78%, respectively); however, these patients did not exhibit sensory dissociation. Residual negative sensory symptoms were observed more frequently in NMOSD patients (33%) than in those with acute myelitis of unknown cause (24%) or MS (14%). During the long-term follow-up (4.7±2.7 years) of patients who did not undergo maintenance immunotherapy, a monophasic clinical course was common in those with acute myelitis of unknown cause (76%), but not in NMOSD or MS patients. Accurate identification of the diverse nature of acute sensory myelitis may assist in patient care.
    Preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Journal of Clinical Neurology
  • Jonghyun Byeon · Jee Young Kim · A-Hyun Cho
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of readout-segmented echo-planar imaging (rs-EPI) in the diagnosis of acute infarction of the brainstem and posterior fossa, by comparing its results with those of single-shot echo-planar imaging (ss-EPI) at 3-T magnetic resonance imaging. Twenty-nine patients with acute infarctions of the brainstem and posterior fossa underwent both ss-EPI and rs-EPI. Two readers independently assessed two sets of diffusion-weighted (DW) images for the qualitative comparison of image quality. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), lesion contrast, and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) were calculated for the assessment of image parameters. There were no significant differences in the conspicuity of acute infarction upon qualitative comparison; however, distinctions of anatomical structures, susceptibility artifact, the presence of uncertain high signal intensity in the brain parenchyma, and overall image quality were significantly better in rs-EPI DW images. There were no significant differences in SNR, lesion contrast, CNR, and apparent diffusion coefficient values of acute infarction and normal thalamus between rs-EPI and ss-EPI. rs-EPI DWI is a clinically useful technique for evaluating lesions in the brainstem and posterior fossa by producing high-resolution DW images with reduced susceptibility artifact. However, there are no significant differences in the conspicuity of acute infarctions in the brainstem and posterior fossa between rs-EPI and ss-EPI. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Clinical imaging
  • Doo Yong Park · Jee Young Kim
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015
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    Preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Annals of Dermatology
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Diseases associated with immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibody include linear IgA dermatosis, IgA nephropathy, Celiac disease, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, etc. Although usually idiopathic, IgA antibody is occasionally induced by drugs (e.g., vancomycin, carbamazepine, ceftriaxone, and cyclosporine), malignancies, infections, and other causes. So far, only a few cases of IgA bullous dermatosis coexisting with IgA nephropathy have been reported. A 64-year-old female receiving intravenous ceftriaxone and metronidazole for liver abscess had purpuric macules and papules on her extremities. One week later, she had generalized edema and skin rash with bullae and was diagnosed with concurrent linear IgA dermatosis and IgA nephropathy. After steroid treatment, the skin lesion subsided within two weeks, and kidney function slowly returned to normal. As both diseases occurred after a common possible cause, we predict their pathogeneses are associated.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Annals of Dermatology
  • Sun Young Park · Jee Young Kim · Ki Hong Chang · Tae Jung Kim
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is an uncommon primary neoplasm that rarely occurs in the skull. The sphenoid and temporal bones are common sites in the skull for these tumors. GCTs of the temporal bone usually grow with medial extension and induce reactive bone changes. In this article, we describe a case of GCT presenting as a bulging preauricular mass with aggressive bone destruction.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Oral Radiology
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    Preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Yonsei Medical Journal
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that is a significant source of morbidity and mortality when it manifests in the central nervous system. The early detection and treatment of neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE) is very important, but a confirmative diagnostic tool has yet to be developed.
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  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of BMP2 on osteogenic differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (hADSCs). Methods: Cultured cells were differentiated into osteogenic lineage in the presence of BMP2. Gene expressions were determined by real time PCR. Results: BMP2 increased (2/8) or inhibited (6/8) osteogenic differentiation according to hADSCs batches. Regardless of the BMP2 action on osteogenic differentiation, BMP2 induced lipid droplet formation under an osteogenic differentiation condition in all batches of hADSCs, not hBMSCs, to be tested, which was confirmed by analysis of adipogenesis related genes expression. hADSCs expressed various BMP receptors. BMP2 increased expression of BMP2-responsive genes such as DLX3 and ID2, and induced SMAD1 phosphorylation in hADSCs and hBMSCs. BMP2 increased osteogenic differentiation of hADSCs in osteogenic medium in which dexamethasone was omitted. The addition of BMP2 in the control culture media containing dexamethasone alone lead to formation of lipid droplets and increased C/EBP-alpha expression in hADSCs. In the presence of TNF-alpha, BMP2 stimulated osteogenic differentiation of hADSCs even in hADSCs batches in which treatment of BMP2 alone inhibited osteogenic differentiation. Conclusion: These data indicate that the control of osteogenesis and adipogenesis in hADSCs is closely related, and that hADSCs have preferential commitment to adipogenic lineages. (C) 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel
    No preview · Article · Oct 2014 · Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A 75-year-old man presented with multiple, scaly, erythematous, grouped papules, nodules and plaques with tenderness ranging from the right forearm to hand dorsum and the right lower leg for 2–3 months. Five months prior to presentation, the patient had received an antibiotic skin test on his right forearm. Lesions appeared approximately 2–3 months after the antibiotic skin test, slowly progressing without clinical improvement. Culture for fungus on the right forearm revealed growth of Scedosporium apiospermum. The tissue acid-fast bacilli (AFB) culture for the right forearm and right leg revealed growth of non-tuberculous mycobacteria which was Mycobacterium chelonae, and subsequent tissue polymerase chain reaction of both sites reported positive signs of M. chelonae. On diastase periodic acid-Schiff stain of the biopsy specimen of the right forearm, fungal hyphae were found while rod-shaped bacilli could be seen in AFB stain for the biopsy specimen of the right leg. The patient was treated with oral clarithromycin and ciprofloxacin along with an oral antifungal agent for 13 weeks. After the treatment, the lesions subsided and left a scar. We report a rare case of co-infection of S. apiospermum and M. chelonae in an immunocompetent host.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · The Journal of Dermatology

Publication Stats

631 Citations
146.54 Total Impact Points


  • 2015
    • Catholic University of Korea
      Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea
    • Myongji Hospital
      QYK, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • 2009-2014
    • Pusan National University
      • • School of Medicine
      • • Department of Chemistry
      Busan, Busan, South Korea
  • 2013
    • Kosin University
      Tsau-liang-hai, Busan, South Korea
  • 2010
    • Korea Food and Drug Administration
      Seishō-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea