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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-785328

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BACKGROUND: Korea has shown a rapid pace of aging and has become an aged society in a shorter period than Western countries. Therefore, it is important that middle-aged workers maintain their ability to work in the industrial field at the maximum level while maintaining their health. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors affecting work ability and to use this data to maintain the working ability of middle-aged workers in the future.METHODS: From 2015 to 2017, we surveyed 371 street cleaners who visited a health center for health promotion in a metropolitan city. The relationship between the general characteristics of the survey subjects and the Work Ability Index (WAI) was confirmed by a univariate analysis. Statistically significant (p<0.2) factors were selected and a multiple linear regression analysis was conducted with WAI scores as a dependent variable.RESULTS: Age, body mass index, body fat percentage, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Korea (AUDIT-K) scores, the Psychosocial Well-Being Index-Short Form (PWI-SF) scores, maximal oxygen consumption (VO(2max)), and hypertension showed statistically significant correlations with the WAI in the univariate analysis. In the multivariate analysis, the VO(2max), AUDIT-K scores, and PWI-SF scores were included in the regression equation. VO(2max) had the greatest effect on the standardization coefficient indicating the relative contribution of independent variables, followed by the AUDIT-K scores and the PWI-SF scores.CONCLUSION: Programs to increase workers’ physical work ability and alleviate psychosocial stress and drinking habits should be developed and implemented in the future.


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Adipose Tissue , Aging , Body Mass Index , Drinking , Health Promotion , Humans , Hypertension , Korea , Linear Models , Middle Aged , Multivariate Analysis , Oxygen Consumption , Physical Endurance
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-765113

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BACKGROUND: This article intended to identify and describe areas in need of services and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families in Seoul, Korea. METHODS: A descriptive comparison was made between available services and interventions in Seoul, Korea and Massachusetts, USA. Relevant information was obtained through sending phone/email inquiries to the governments and organizations, visiting their official websites, and searching for published articles or reports. RESULTS: In a few areas such as level of education, economy, and general quality of healthcare, Seoul was found to be similar to Massachusetts. However, in terms of services and interventions for individuals with ASD and their families, especially early identification and intervention, special education, care coordination, school-based programs, and transition to adulthood, Massachusetts was shown to have far more availability. CONCLUSION: The limited availability of services and interventions for individuals with ASD and their families in Seoul in comparison to Massachusetts, underlines target areas for further investment and development.


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Autism Spectrum Disorder , Autistic Disorder , Education , Education, Special , Humans , Investments , Korea , Massachusetts , Quality of Health Care , Seoul
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-764760

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide data to establish an efficient manpower management plan so that the organization can identify the influence of organizational silence and professionalism on job embeddedness among nurses in hospital management. METHODS: Self-report questionnaires were distributed to 150 nurses in hospital management who were working in general hospitals with less than 900 beds but more than 300 beds in the districts of Seoul and Gyunggi, Gangwon province. Of the questionnaires, 127 out of 150 copies were collected and 120 copies were used for final analysis. Seven were not considered sincere in the responses. Data were analyzed using SPSS ver. 22.0 statistic program, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffé test, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression. RESULTS: Organizational silence and professionalism had significant influence on job embeddedness, which explained 43.4% of job embeddedness. CONCLUSION: The results indicate that in order to raise job embeddedness, it is necessary to provide various programs to change communication patterns in the nurses in hospital management, and to create environments in which nurses in hospital management can present various opinions.


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Hospitals, General , Professionalism , Seoul
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-916835

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Aneurysm of collateral vessels in celiac axis stenosis has seldom been reported. We report a case of hemoperitoneum due to spontaneous aneurysmal rupture of a previously unreported collateral vessel in a patient with median arcuate ligament syndrome. A 37-year-old man without any history of illness or trauma exhibited hemoperitoneum with an aneurysm in the right subhepatic area on CT. CT findings also included celiac stenosis due to median arcuate ligament thickening. Celiac and superior mesenteric artery angiography revealed an abnormal communicating artery aneurysm between the right gastroepiploic and right colic arteries. We named this aberrant anastomosis “gastroepiploico-colic communicating artery.” This rare collateral channel may cause spontaneous aneurysmal rupture in the presence of celiac stenosis. We successfully treated the aneurysmal rupture by transcatheter arterial embolization.

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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-916784

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Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma (EES) is a rare malignant soft tissue tumor which is morphologically indistinguishable from skeletal ES. EES usually occurs in young adults and children and there has been only one case reported in a patient aged over 70 years old. We report a case of an EES arising from the first thoracic spinal nerve root in a 73-year-old female, which was misdiagnosed as benign nerve sheath tumor in preoperative imaging evaluation.

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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-939365

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BACKGROUND@#Korea has shown a rapid pace of aging and has become an aged society in a shorter period than Western countries. Therefore, it is important that middle-aged workers maintain their ability to work in the industrial field at the maximum level while maintaining their health. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors affecting work ability and to use this data to maintain the working ability of middle-aged workers in the future.@*METHODS@#From 2015 to 2017, we surveyed 371 street cleaners who visited a health center for health promotion in a metropolitan city. The relationship between the general characteristics of the survey subjects and the Work Ability Index (WAI) was confirmed by a univariate analysis. Statistically significant (p<0.2) factors were selected and a multiple linear regression analysis was conducted with WAI scores as a dependent variable.@*RESULTS@#Age, body mass index, body fat percentage, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Korea (AUDIT-K) scores, the Psychosocial Well-Being Index-Short Form (PWI-SF) scores, maximal oxygen consumption (VO(2max)), and hypertension showed statistically significant correlations with the WAI in the univariate analysis. In the multivariate analysis, the VO(2max), AUDIT-K scores, and PWI-SF scores were included in the regression equation. VO(2max) had the greatest effect on the standardization coefficient indicating the relative contribution of independent variables, followed by the AUDIT-K scores and the PWI-SF scores.@*CONCLUSION@#Programs to increase workers’ physical work ability and alleviate psychosocial stress and drinking habits should be developed and implemented in the future.

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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-716306

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Autism spectrum disorder is a rapidly increasing heterogeneous neurodevelopmental syndrome, remarked by persistent deficit in social communication, and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior and interest. Lately, maternal immune activation and micgroglial dysfunction in the developing brain have been gaining mounting evidence and leading to studies of various novel agents as potential treatment options. A few immunomodulatory treatment options—luteolin, minocycline, suramin, vitamin D, gut microbiota—are discussed in the current article, regarding the current understanding of their mechanisms and evidence for potential clinical use. More studies are warranted to understand their exact mechanisms of action and to verify efficacy and safety in human subjects.


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Autism Spectrum Disorder , Autistic Disorder , Brain , Humans , Immunomodulation , Microglia , Minocycline , Suramin , Vitamin D
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-715749

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BACKGROUND: Point-of-care (POC) arterial blood gas analysis (ABGA) is widely used for checking hemoglobin (Hb) level. However, there is the tendency of downward bias of conductivity-based POC ABGA Hb measurement compared with optical methods. Authors tried to correct that bias by linear regression equation. METHODS: We retrospectively collected a total of 86 Hb result pairs during surgeries. Hb measured by the Sysmex XE-2100 in the laboratory was set as the gold standard and was compared with that measured by the GEM Premier 3500. Data were compared using the Bland-Altman analysis, the reliability of transfusion decision was assessed using three-zone error grid. The linear regression analysis was performed to find out the relation between the Hb results of POC ABGA and those of laboratory based test. RESULTS: The bias of the Hb measured between Sysmex XE-2100 and GEM Premier 3500 was −0.9 g/dl (P < 0.001, 95% confidence interval, −1.038 to −0.665 g/dl). The percentage error was 16.4%. According to error grid methodology, zone A, B and C encompassed 89.5%, 10.5% and 0% of data pairs. After adjusting the POC ABGA Hb values, the bias of the Hb measured by two methods was 0 g/dl (P = 0.991). The percentage error was 18.2%. The zone A, B and C encompassed 91.9%, 8.1% and 0% of data pairs. CONCLUSIONS: Hb measurements obtained with reference to conductivity via a POC ABGA were significantly lower than those obtained via optical methods. This bias may deserve attention of anesthesiologists when POC ABGA Hb level is used as a transfusion guideline.


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Bias , Blood Gas Analysis , Linear Models , Methods , Point-of-Care Systems , Point-of-Care Testing , Retrospective Studies
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-762507

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BACKGROUND: The concentration of particulate matter in the air varies depending on the region because it is lightweight and generated from a variety of sources. To assess the relationship between particulate matter and eye disease, this study analyzes the concentration data obtained from spatial analysis of particulate matter and emergency visit data. METHODS: The study included 769 residents of Daegu, Korea who had visited an emergency room for the problem of conjunctivitis or keratitis. Concentrations of PM10 and other air pollutants were obtained from the Korean Ministry of the Environment. PM10 concentrations and the number of patients from each of 143 administrative dongs (sub-municipal level administrative units) of the city of Daegu were obtained using spatial analysis. The patient distribution and PM10 concentration were mapped for comparison, and their relationship was examined using scatter plot, regression analysis, and the independent sample t-test. RESULTS: The number of patients with conjunctivitis and keratitis was significantly higher in the regions of the top 20% areas than the bottom 20% areas in terms of PM10 concentration. The distribution of PM10 concentration and number of patients was visually similar on the map. The concentration of PM10 and the number of patients showed a dose–response relationship. When the concentrations of other air polluta9nts were controlled for, the numbers of conjunctivitis and keratitis patients were 0.04 per 1000 ER patients and 0.10 per 1000 ER patients, respectively. CONCLUSION: As PM10 is associated with the prevalence of conjunctivitis and keratitis, measures to reduce particulate matter through environmental methods are needed. ELECTRONIC SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: The online version of this article (10.1186/s40557-018-0252-x) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.


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Air Pollutants , Conjunctivitis , Emergencies , Emergency Service, Hospital , Eye Diseases , Humans , Keratitis , Korea , Particulate Matter , Prevalence , Spatial Analysis
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-738948

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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has become a standard procedure in bariatric surgery owing to its efficacy and simplicity. However, this procedure can cause life-threatening complications such as a gastric staple-line leak. A 24-year-old woman was transferred to the emergency department for evaluation of epigastric pain. Nine days prior to transfer, she underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at another institution. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed fluid collection with air density along the left subphrenic space and gastrosplenic ligament area. Intravenous antibiotics and total parenteral nutrition were initiated. She underwent percutaneous catheter drainage. On postoperative day 18, an esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed to assess the site and size of the leak, and revealed a leak at the proximal staple line just below the gastroesophageal junction. A newly designed, fully covered antimigratory esophageal stent was placed to cover the leak from the distal esophagus to gastric midbody. Follow-up abdominal CT demonstrated improvement of the fluid collection at the location of the previous gastric leak. The stent was removed 3 weeks after insertion, and a barium study confirmed no more leakage. In this case, we experienced that the newly designed esophageal stent was safe and effective for preventing migration in the management of leak after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.


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Anastomotic Leak , Anti-Bacterial Agents , Bariatric Surgery , Barium , Catheters , Drainage , Emergency Service, Hospital , Endoscopy, Digestive System , Esophagogastric Junction , Esophagus , Female , Follow-Up Studies , Gastrectomy , Humans , Ligaments , Obesity , Parenteral Nutrition, Total , Stents , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Young Adult
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-916680

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Retroperitoneal extraskeletal osteosarcoma is a rare tumor. Typical imaging findings include a soft tissue mass accompanied with internal calcifications. The authors encountered a case involving a 44-year-old woman with a large retroperitoneal extraskeletal osteosarcoma, without calcification, that mimicked a pancreatic tumor. The present report highlights computed tomography features of retroperitoneal extraskeletal osteosarcoma, followed by a brief literature review. It is challenging for radiologists to diagnose retroperitoneal masses. However, in patients who present with large retroperitoneal masses, combined with clinical information including the elevation of serum alkaline phosphatase levels, retroperitoneal extraskeletal osteosarcoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis, even if the mass does not exhibit a gross calcification on the imaging.

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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-937159

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BACKGROUND@#Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational disease, and workplace noise exposure is a major hazard in Korea. Although hearing protectors effectively reduce a worker's exposure to noise, their success is compromised by the wearer's inability to fit the protectors correctly, and there are no proper training methods for using hearing protectors in small-scale industries. This study aims to evaluate the effect of earplug training on hearing protection using field microphone-in-real-ear (F-MIRE) and prevent noise-induced hearing loss.@*METHODS@#The study population comprised 172 noise-exposed manufacturing workers who visited occupational health facilities in Daegu, South Korea, between July 2014 and September 2017. Personal attenuation ratings (PARs) were calculated with F-MIRE. Paired t-tests were used to compare the differences in PAR (dB) before and after training, and generalized estimating equations (GEEs) were used to compare the differences in PAR according to the number of trainings.@*RESULTS@#Mean PARs increased after the first and second training, and the differences were statistically significant. Among the 30 participants who received all 4 trainings, PARs were significantly higher after each training than before the training. As the number of training increased, the differences in PARs significantly increased. When comparing pretraining PARs for each training session, we found statistically significant differences between the first and second training and between the second and third training, but not between the third and fourth training.@*CONCLUSION@#In this study, the short- and long-term effects of earplug training were statistically significant. In particular, the PAR before and after the fourth training showed the greatest increase, and the PARs continued to increase during each training.

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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-28770

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BACKGROUND: In cirrhotic patients, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction is associated with poor outcomes. Diastolic wall strain (DWS) is a new index of left ventricular diastolic function that correlates with the myocardial stiffness. In this study, we aimed to determine whether DWS calculated from preoperative transthoracic echocardiography can predict the survival of liver transplantation recipients. METHODS: A total of 981 patients who underwent liver transplantation were enrolled. We collected the clinical, laboratory and echocardiographic data retrospectively. The left ventricular posterior wall thickness at end-systole (LVPWs) and end-diastole (LVPWd) were measured using M-mode imaging. DWS was calculated as follows: DWS = (LVPWs – LVPWd) / LVPWs. As previously reported, DWS ≤ 0.33 was defined as low DWS and DWS > 0.33 was defined as normal DWS. The primary outcome of this study was 2-years survival after liver transplantation. RESULTS: The 2-years mortality rate following liver transplantation was higher in low DWS group than normal DWS group (14.6% vs.10.0%, P = 0.038). In univariate Cox regression analysis, age, model for end-stage liver disease score, Child-Turcotte-Pugh score, creatinine, b-type natriuretic peptide, heart rate, left ventricular end-diastolic volume index, left ventricular stroke volume index, left ventricular ejection fraction, E/A ratio, e′, E/e′ ratio, and DWS were associated with 2-years survival after liver transplantation. In multivariate Cox regression analysis, DWS was an independent predictor of 2-years survival after adjusting significant univariate covariates. CONCLUSIONS: This study results indicated that the DWS is an independent prognostic predictor in liver transplantation recipients.


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Creatinine , Diastole , Echocardiography , Heart Rate , Humans , Liver Diseases , Liver Transplantation , Liver , Mortality , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain , Retrospective Studies , Stroke Volume , Survival Rate
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-229054

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We report a healthy patient with postpartum headache and neck stiffness which were diagnosed as symptoms of pseudoaneurysm of vertebral artery. She had received a Cesarean section under the spinal anesthesia, and complaint of headache and neck stiffness. Epidural blood patches were done twice, but symptoms persisted. Eight days later, she experienced sensory disturbance and emergent laminectomy was done. When persistent postpartum headache occurs after epidural blood patch, more precise differential diagnosis should be made and considering other possible pathologies.


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Anesthesia, Spinal , Aneurysm, False , Blood Patch, Epidural , Cesarean Section , Diagnosis, Differential , Female , Headache , Hematoma, Subdural, Spinal , Humans , Laminectomy , Neck , Pathology , Post-Dural Puncture Headache , Postpartum Period , Pregnancy , Vertebral Artery
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-108720

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Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe cutaneous adverse reactions to drugs, which carry significant morbidities and mortalities. Although SJS and TEN can be treated by corticosteroids or intravenous immunoglobulin, they may be induced by steroids. We experienced a 36-year-old man who developed whole body erythromatous maculopapular rashes and multiple bullae after ingestion of deflazacort. After avoidance of deflazacort and use of dexamethasone, skin lesions resorbed. We reported a case of TEN diagnosed by characteristic clinical findings with a brief review of the literature.


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Adrenal Cortex Hormones , Adult , Dexamethasone , Drug Hypersensitivity Syndrome , Eating , Exanthema , Humans , Immunoglobulins , Mortality , Nephrotic Syndrome , Skin , Steroids , Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-64794

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BACKGROUND: Detailed profiles of acute hypothermia and electrocardiographic (ECG) manifestations of arrhythmogenicity were examined to analyze acute hypothermia and ventricular arrhythmogenic potential immediately after portal vein unclamping (PVU) in living-donor liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed electronically archived medical records (n = 148) of beat-to-beat ECG, arterial pressure waveforms, and blood temperature (BT) from Swan-Ganz catheters in patients undergoing living-donor LT. The ECG data analyzed were selected from the start of BT drop to the initiation of systolic hypotension after PVU. RESULTS: On reperfusion, acute hypothermia of < 34degrees C, < 33degrees C and < 32degrees C developed in 75.0%, 37.2% and 11.5% of patients, respectively. BT decreased from 35.0degrees C +/- 0.8degrees C to 33.3degrees C +/- 1.0degrees C (range 35.8degrees C-30.5degrees C). The median time to nadir of BT was 10 s after PVU. Difference in BT (DeltaBT) was weakly correlated with graft-recipient weight ratio (GRWR; r = 0.22, P = 0.008). Compared to baseline, arrhythmogenicity indices such as corrected QT (QTc), Tp-e (T wave peak to end) interval, and Tp-e/QTc ratio were prolonged (P < 0.001 each). ST height decreased and T amplitude increased (P < 0.001 each). However, no correlation was found between DeltaBT and arrhythmogenic indices. CONCLUSIONS: In living-donor LT, regardless of extent of BT drop, ventricular arrhythmogenic potential developed immediately after PVU prior to occurrence of systolic hypotension.


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Arrhythmias, Cardiac , Arterial Pressure , Catheters , Electrocardiography , Humans , Hypotension , Hypothermia , Liver Transplantation , Liver , Medical Records , Portal Vein , Reperfusion , Retrospective Studies , Transplants
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-64788

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Compression of the airway is relatively common in pediatric patients, although it is often an unrecognized complication of congenital cardiac and aortic arch anomalies. Aortopexy has been established as a surgical treatment for tracheobronchial obstruction associated with vascular anomaly, aortic arch anomaly, esophageal atresia, and tracheoesophageal fistula. The tissue-to-tissue arch repair technique could result in severe airway complication such as compression of the left main bronchus which was not a problem before the correction. We report three cases of corrective open heart surgery monitored by intraoperative bronchoscopy performed during prebypass, and performed immediately before weaning from bypass, to evaluate tracheobronchial obstruction caused by congenital, complex cardiac anomalies in the operating room.


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Airway Obstruction , Aorta, Thoracic , Aortic Coarctation , Bronchi , Bronchoscopy , Esophageal Atresia , Humans , Operating Rooms , Thoracic Surgery , Tracheoesophageal Fistula , Weaning
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-770856

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BACKGROUND: Simplified acute physiology score 3 (SAPS3) was developed in 2005 to evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) performance and to predict patient mortality or disease severity. The score is usually calculated by doctors, but it requires substantial human resources. And many nurse-lead studies use this scoring system. In the present study, we examined the inter-rater reliability of SAPS3 among nurses in an ICU. METHODS: Five ICU nurses who worked in an ICU for a mean length of 7.8 years were educated for 2 hours about SAPS3 score and its components. Each nurse scored 26 patients, and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) of the total scores and each subset were evaluated. RESULTS: The ICC (95% confidence interval) of SAPS3 score was 0.89 (0.82-0.95), that of subset I was 0.90 (0.82-0.95), subset II was 0.54 (0.35-0.73), and subset III was 0.95 (0.91-0.97). The ICC of predicted mortality was 0.91 (0.85-0.96). CONCLUSIONS: The ICC of SAPS3 score and predicted mortality among ICU nurses were reliable. According to these ICC values, SAPS3 score is a reliable scale to be used by nurses. The ICC of subset II was lower than those of the other subsets, suggesting that education of SAPS3 should focus on the definition of each subset II component.


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Critical Care , Education , Humans , Intensive Care Units , Mortality , Observer Variation , Physiology , Severity of Illness Index
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-202467

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BACKGROUND: Due to the increase in general health examination centers, health examination programs are becoming more diversified in Korea. Some of the general health examination tests, such as computed tomography, result in substantial levels of radiation exposure. However, the amount of radiation exposure from these examinations has not been studied in Korea. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the level of radiation exposure from general health examinations. METHODS: Through the Korean Hospitals Association website and portal sites, 296 general health examination facilities were included in the study. The information about whether radiation-related tests are included in the health examination program of each facility was collected from their internet website. The radiation exposure dose for each test was obtained from the Database Construction Report by the Korean Institute of Nuclear Safety. RESULTS: The mean base exposure dose of health examination programs from 296 health facilities was 2.49+/-2.50 mSv. The mean maximum exposure dose was 14.82+/-9.55 mSv (maximum 40.1 mSv). The maximum exposure dose was the highest at university-associated hospitals (21.63+/-7.54 mSv) and lowest at hospitals with < or =30 beds (7.84+/-7.64 mSv). The contribution of computed tomography on the maximum exposure dose was the highest of all examinations (72%). CONCLUSIONS: This study verified that examinees are exposed to substantial levels of radiation during general health examinations. It is necessary to establish evidence-based screening programs considering radiation exposure during general health examinations.


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Health Facilities , Internet , Korea , Mass Screening
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-204518

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BACKGROUND: Simplified acute physiology score 3 (SAPS3) was developed in 2005 to evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) performance and to predict patient mortality or disease severity. The score is usually calculated by doctors, but it requires substantial human resources. And many nurse-lead studies use this scoring system. In the present study, we examined the inter-rater reliability of SAPS3 among nurses in an ICU. METHODS: Five ICU nurses who worked in an ICU for a mean length of 7.8 years were educated for 2 hours about SAPS3 score and its components. Each nurse scored 26 patients, and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) of the total scores and each subset were evaluated. RESULTS: The ICC (95% confidence interval) of SAPS3 score was 0.89 (0.82-0.95), that of subset I was 0.90 (0.82-0.95), subset II was 0.54 (0.35-0.73), and subset III was 0.95 (0.91-0.97). The ICC of predicted mortality was 0.91 (0.85-0.96). CONCLUSIONS: The ICC of SAPS3 score and predicted mortality among ICU nurses were reliable. According to these ICC values, SAPS3 score is a reliable scale to be used by nurses. The ICC of subset II was lower than those of the other subsets, suggesting that education of SAPS3 should focus on the definition of each subset II component.


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Critical Care , Education , Humans , Intensive Care Units , Mortality , Observer Variation , Physiology , Severity of Illness Index
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