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A Case of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Patient

Roh ES, Park MK, An JW, Lee SJ, Son HS, Sung HY, Choi SO, Kim GS, Hyoung BJ, Lee SH, Kim YH, Song JS

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):700-703.
We experienced a case of pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient who presented with uncommon radiological findings. He complained of a dry cough for 3 weeks. The chest X-ray...
A Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum

Lim EJ, Park YB, Kim CH, Park DS, Kim MG, Kim CH, Park SM, Lee JY, Mo EK

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):696-699.
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum(SPM) is an uncommon disease that is defined as the nontraumatic presence of free air in the mediastinum without any apparent underlying disease. We report a case of...
A Case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Nitric Acid Inhalation

Kim DS, Yoon HE, Lee SJ, Kim YH, Song SH, Kim CH, Moon HS, Song JS, Park SH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):690-695.
Nitric acid is an oxidizing agent used in metal refining and cleaning, electroplating, and other industrial applications. Its accidental spillage generates oxides of nitrogen, including nitric oxide (NO) and...
A Case of Accelerated Silicosis Mimicking Miliary Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Kim KH, Kim SH, Kwon WC, Lee MK, Choi H, Lee NW, Hong TW, Yong SJ, Shin KC, Jung SH, Lee WY

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):684-689.
Silicosis is a chronic fibrosing lung disease that is initiated by prolonged and extensive exposure to respirable free crystalline silica. Accelerated silicosis is rare and is clinically identical to...
A Case of Cancer Associated Retinopathy with Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Lim S, Bae J, Cho S, Kang S, Lee E, Kim S, Kim Y, Kwak J, Kim K

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):679-683.
Cancer associated retinopathy (CAR) syndrome is a very rare ocular manifestation of paraneoplastic syndrome, and is characterized clinically by progressive visual impairment. Immune cross-reactivity between antigens in the cancerous...
A Case of Poorly Differentiated Squamous Cell Lung Cancer with Hyperamylasemia

Chung HS, Park MS, Kim YS, Kim SK, Chang J, Kim SK

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):674-678.
A 78-year-old man was admitted to our hospital as a result of dyspepsia with a 2-month duration. Upon admission, the laboratory data showed a marked elevation in amylase activity...
An Endobronchial Fibroepithelial Polyp Treated by Bronchoscopic Excision

Kang JY, Kang JH, Lee SH, Jeon YJ, Cho KJ, Kim EH, Kim KH, Moon HS, Song JS, Park SH, Min KO

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):670-673.
An 81-year-old man underwent bronchoscopy to investigate the cause of his dyspnea symptoms. A benign natured mass was observed in the bronchus and was excised. The pathology examination revealed a...
The Clinical Evaluation of Anomalous Bronchi Arising From The Trachea and Main Bronchi

Kim JC, Kim YJ, Kang BJ, Youn YD, Lee SY, Kwon YL, Lee SO, Jeong CY, Lee BK

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):664-669.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical significance of abnormal bronchi originating from the trachea or main bronchi. METHODS: 21 patients (male:female ratio, 13:8; mean age, 58.2 years, range 34-77), who were...
The Role of Plasma B-type Natriuretic Peptide Measurements in the Differential Diagnosis of Acute Dyspnea

Moon JY, Bae JH, Kim TH, Sohn JW, Yoon HJ, Shin DH, Park SS

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):656-663.
BACKGROUND: The B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a cardiac neurohormone that is specifically secreted from the ventricles in response to volume expansion and a pressure overload. Differentiating congestive heart...
Clinical Usefulness of D-dimer Test with Semiquantitative Latex Agglutination Method in Pulmonary Embolism

Kim DK, Chun KI, Kim YK, Lee YM, Kim KU, Uh ST, Kim YH, Park CS, Park NJ, Choi TY

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):651-655.
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism is difficult because its presenting symptoms are nonspecific and there are limitations with all of the objective tests. The D-dimer is known to be...
Effects of Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Kim HK, Hong SC, Lee JW, Hong SB, Oh YM, Shim TS, Lim CM, Koh Y, Kim WS, Kim DS, Kim WD, Lee SD

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):644-650.
BACKGROUND: Bilateral pulmonary thromboendarterectomy(PTE) is recognized as the definitive treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). We investigated the symptomatic, hemodynamic and prognostic effects of PTE in comparison with...
The Agreements between FEV1 and PEFR in the Patients of Mild Bronchial Asthma

Chang WC, Kim BK, Kim SJ, Yoo KH, Lee JY, Lee KY

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):638-643.
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown considerable disagreement when using the FEV1 and PEFR to assess the severity of an airflow obstruction. A differential classification of the severity of asthma...
Immunohistochemical Expression of Nuclear Retinoid Receptor and CREB(cAMP Response Element Binding Protein) in Lung Cancers

Shin JW, Paik KH, Choi W, Park IW, Kim MK

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):631-637.
BACKGROUND: Transcriptional factors of the CREB(cAMP Response Element Binding Protein) are involved in the regulation of gene expression in response to a variety of signaling pathways. Proteins produced by the...
TNF-alpha in the Pleural Fluid for the Differential Diagnosis of Tuberculous and Malignant Effusion

Kim HJ, Shin KC, Lee JW, Kim KJ, Hong YH, Chung JH, Lee KH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):625-630.
BACKGROUND: Determining the cause of an exudative pleural effusion is sometimes quite difficult, especially between malignant and tuberculous effusions. Twenty percent of effusions remain undiagnosed even after a complete diagnostic...
A Trend in Acquired Drug Resistances of Tuberculosis Patients Registered in Health Centers from 1981 to 2004

Chang CL, Lee EY, Park SK, Jeong SH, Park YK, Choi YW, Kim HJ, Lew WJ, Bai GH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):619-624.
BACKGROUND: The drug resistance rate in tuberculosis patients with history of chemotherapy is an important indicator of for evaluation of appropriateness of treatment regimens and compliance of patients. This...
Surgical Treatment of Multidrug-resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Kim JH, Min JH, Park JH, Park SK

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):613-618.
BACKGROUND: Recently, medical treatment of multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis has been unsuccessful. Through analyzing the cases with surgical treatment, we hope to provide some help in treating multi-drug resistant...
Pathogenic Classification and Clinical Characteristics of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease in a National Tuberculosis Hospital

Choi SP, Lee BK, Min JH, Kim JH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):606-612.
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that nontuberculosis mycobacterium(NTM) isolates account for approximately 10% of patients with a positive Acid-Fast Bacilli(AFB) smear. Therefore, it is necessary to consider NTM pulmonary...
Risk Factors for Primary Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis

Min J, Park K, Whang S, Kim J

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):600-605.
BACKGROUND: Primary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is defined as Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates that are resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin in never-been-treated tuberculosis patients, and this malady is caused by...
Radiologic Findings of Bronchial Asthma

Park JS, Paik SH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;59(6):591-599.
Asthma is the most common disease of the lungs, and one that poses specific challenges for the physicians including radiologist. This article reviews for the clinical diagnosis, Radiologic features, and...

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