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Hye Jung Kwon 3 Articles
A Case of Endobronchial Actinomycosis with a Broncholith cured by Cryotherapy through a Flexible Bronchoscope
Jin Seok Yoo, Eun Ju Cho, Sangeon Gwoo, Hye Jung Kwon, Seong Kyeong Lim, Tae Won Jang, Chul Ho Oak
Kosin Med J. 2013;28(2):155-160.   Published online January 19, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2013.28.2.155
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We report the case of a 53-year-old man who presented with obstructive pneumonitis and broncholithiasis. We attempted to remove the broncholith with forceps through a flexible endoscope, but the potential for bleeding due to partial synechia did not allow this. We succeeded in removing it with cryotherapy. The histopathological diagnosis was thoracic actinomycosis associated with broncholithiasis. Endobronchial actinomycosis with a broncholith is very rare. We successfully treated a patient with endobronchial actinomycosis with a broncholith by administering short-term antibiotics after broncholithectomy via cryotherapy through a flexible bronchoscope.

The Combination Therapy with Peg-interferon Alfa and Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C in Korea as an Initial Treatment
Dong Hyun Park, Sang Uk Lee, Jin Seok Yu, Jun Seop Lee, Hye Jung Kwon
Kosin Med J. 2012;27(2):111-118.   Published online December 27, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2012.27.2.111
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Objectives

The combination therapy with peginterferon and ribavirin has been used to treat chronic hepatitis C for several years in Korea but there is a few report about the results of the treatment. We evaluated safety and efficacy of the combination therapy with Peg-interferon and ribavirin and analyzed factors that may affect treatment.

Methods

Total 72 untreated chronic hepatitis C patients were administered pegylated interferon alfa-2a (180µg/week) or alfa-2b (1.5µg/kg/week) and ribavirin (800 mg/day in genotype 2, 1000-1200 mg/day in genotype 1). Duration of the treatment was 24 weeks in genotype 2 and 48 weeks in genotype 1. Response of the treatment was evaluated by rapid virologic response (RVR), early virologic response (EVR), end treatment virologic response (ETR), sustained virologic response (SVR) and adverse event.

Results

The RVR, EVR, ETR, SVR were 61.8%, 82.5%, 88.9% and 80.5% retrospectively. The SVR of genotype 1 was 63.4% and non-genotype 1 was 96.7%. Genotype (Odds ratio: 14.92) was an independent predictor of the SVR. Leukocytopenia, flu-like symptoms, itching, rash and anemia were common adverse events of the combination therapy and if then we reduced dose and there was one case of cessation.

Conclusions

The combination therapy with Peg-interferon and ribavirin shows efficacy to the Korean patients with chronic hepatitis C as an initial treatment. Genotypes 2 and 3 were more likely to have a sustained virologic response.

A Case of Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis Associated with Transient Thyrotoxicosis
Hye Jung Kwon, Young Sik Choi, Joon Seup Lee, Dong Hyun Park, Yeon Jung Choi, Jin Seok Yoo
Kosin Med J. 2012;27(2):167-171.   Published online December 27, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2012.27.2.167
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Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is an acute muscle weakness of the limbs associated with hypokalemia. It can occur with any form of thyrotoxicosis. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis associated with transient thyrotoxicosis due to thyroiditis is very rare. We experienced a case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis associated with transient thyrotoxicosis. A 39-yr-old man was referred to our hospital because of paralysis of upper and lower extremity. The laboratory results were hypokalemia and mild thyrotoxicosis. A thyroid scan with Tc-99m revealed decreased uptake in the thyroid area compatible with destructive thyroiditis. The paralytic attack did not recur after the patient recovered to euthyroid state.


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