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Varicella-Zoster Virus Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Adults

Oh JY, Choi JW, Kim SJ, Shin C, Kim JH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):291-295.
Varicella, more commonly known as chickenpox, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is a common benign childhood illness. In adults, Varicella is uncommon but is more severely associated with...
Successful Rechallenge with Gefitinib for an Initial Erlotinib-Responder with Advanced Lung Adenocarcinoma

Hong SC, Sim YS, Lee JH, Ryu YJ, Chang JH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):286-290.
Although failure of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR TKI) is generally believed to be associated with cross-resistance to other EGFR TKI, the benefit of administering erlotinib as...
A Case of Common Variable Immune Deficiency Presenting as Recurrent Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Jeong J, Cho JH, Nam H, Ryu JS, Kwak SM, Lee HL

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):282-285.
Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is the most common primary immune deficiency, which is manifested as chronic recurrent respiratory infections and hypoglobulinemia. CVID usually presents in the second or third...
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Coupled with Sinusitis in a Nonasthmatic Patient

Park SW, Choi JC, Kim JY, Park IW, Choi BW, Shin JW

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):278-281.
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a complex clinical entity resulting from an allergic immune response to Aspergillus species, and most often occurs in patients with asthma. ABPA is rarely observed...
The Usefulness of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Assessment Test

Kim YE, Lee SS, Kim CY, Lee SH, Lim SJ, Cho YJ, Jeong YY, Kim HC, Hwang YS, Lee JD

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):271-277.
BACKGROUND: A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) assessment test (CAT) has recently been developed as a short and simple method for assessing the quality of life in COPD patients. The...
The Clinical Outcomes of Photodynamic Therapy in Early Lung Cancer Patients

Lee YS, Oh YM, Shim TS, Kim WS, An JS, Choi CM, Jang SH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):266-270.
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is effective in managing small superficial early lung cancer patients who were deemed nonsurgical candidates. However, we do not have any previous report on the usefulness...
Enhanced Sensitivity to Gefitinib after Radiation in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells

Choi YJ, Rho JK, Back DH, Kim HR, Lee JC, Kim CH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):259-265.
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors, gefitinib and erlotinib, are effective therapies for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients whose tumors harbor somatic mutations in EGFR. The...
Lack of Association between the Klotho Gene and COPD

Kim WJ, Oh YM, Kim TH, Lee JH, Kim EK, Lee JH, Lee SM, Shin TR, Yoon HI, Lim SY, Lee SD

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):254-258.
BACKGROUND: Although the aging process and features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have several similarities, the relationship between aging and COPD pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. The klotho gene was...
Comparison of Ogawa Media, BACTEC MGIT 960 System and TB/NTM Real-Time PCR for Detecting Mycobacterium Species

Bang HI, Choi TY, Shin JW

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):249-253.
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterial infection is a problem throughout the world along with the increase of immunocompromised patients. For this reason, there have been many methods for faster and more accurate diagnosis....
Clinical Year in Review of Venous Thromboembolism

Kim YK

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2011 Oct;71(4):245-248.
Venous thromboembolism represents as an obstruction of a vein by a blood clot in the blood stream. The most common manifestations of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are pulmonary embolism and deep...

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