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Disseminated Mycobacterium intracellulare Infection in an Immunocompetent Host

Kim WY, Jang SJ, Ok T, Kim GU, Park HS, Leem J, Kang BH, Park SJ, Oh DK, Kang BJ, Lee BY, Ji WJ, Shim TS

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2012 May;72(5):452-456.
Disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection can occur in immunocompromised patients, and rarely in immunocompetent subjects. Due to the extensive distribution of the disease, clinical presentation of disseminated MAC may...
Invasive Aspergillosis Involving the Lungs and Brain after Short Period of Steroid Injection: A Case Report

Choi YR, Kim JT, Kim JE, Jung HW, Choe KH, Lee KM, An JY

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2012 May;72(5):448-451.
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) has emerged as a severe infection in patients with immunocompromised hosts. However, recently, several IPA cases, without an apparent predisposition to immunodeficiency, has been reported. A...
Bronchoscopic Ethanolamine Injection Therapy in Patients with Persistent Air Leak from Chest Tube Drainage

Lim AL, Kim CH, Hwang YI, Lee CY, Choi JH, Shin T, Park YB, Jang SH, Park SM, Kim DG, Lee MG, Hyun IG, Jung KS, Shin HS

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2012 May;72(5):441-447.
BACKGROUND: Chest tube drainage (CTD) is an indication for the treatment of pneumothorax, hemothroax and is used after a thoracic surgery. But, in the case of incomplete lung expansion, and/or...
The Effect of Body Composition on Pulmonary Function

Park JE, Chung JH, Lee KH, Shin KC

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2012 May;72(5):433-440.
BACKGROUND: The pulmonary function test is the most basic test method to diagnosis lung disease. The purpose of this study was to research the correlation of the body mass index...
Adherence to Varenicline and Abstinence Rates for Quitting Smoking in a Private Health Promotion Center-Based Smoking Cessation Clinic

Lee JY, Kim MJ, Jun HJ, Kang M, Park AR, Oh DE, Choi YH, Hwang JH

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2012 May;72(5):426-432.
BACKGROUND: Varenicline is an effective smoking cessation aid. However, smokers prescribed with varenicline do not always receive varenicline for 12 weeks, as recommended. This study analyzed the subjects who received...
Factors Associated with Indeterminate and False Negative Results of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test in Active Tuberculosis

Cho K, Cho E, Kwon S, Im S, Sohn I, Song S, Kim H, Kim S

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2012 May;72(5):416-425.
BACKGROUND: The sensitivities and specificities of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) vary among different population studies, and the data on the routine use of IGRAs are limited. The aim of this...
Increasing Trend of Isolation of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria in a Tertiary University Hospital in South Korea

Yoo JW, Jo KW, Kim MN, Lee SD, Kim WS, Kim DS, Shim TS

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2012 May;72(5):409-415.
BACKGROUND: The isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has been increasing in South Korea. To date, however, the cause of this increase has not been determined, and it remains unclear whether...
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: New Concept

Lee K

  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2012 May;72(5):401-408.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a series of life-saving actions that improve the chances of survival, following cardiac arrest. Successful resuscitation, following cardiac arrest, requires an integrated set of coordinated actions...

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