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Hee Joung Kim  (Kim HJ) 3 Articles
No Significance of the Free Cortisol Index Compared to Total Cortisol in Critically Ill Patients.
Kyung Won Kim, Sang Wan Kim, Hee Joung Kim, Chan Soo Shin, Sung Jae Park, Gil Joon Suh, Seong Yeon Kim
Endocrinol Metab. 2011;26(2):120-125.   Published online June 1, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2011.26.2.120
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BACKGROUND
Some patients exhibit an inadequate response of cortisol to stressful conditions; this state is known as critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency. These patients have low serum binding protein concentrations, thereby suggesting that total serum cortisol may not be reflective of circulating cortisol activity. As the free cortisol index (FCI = total cortisol/corticosteroid-binding globulin) has been correlated with serum free cortisol, we measured FCI in Korean patients for the first time. In this study, we attempted to determine whether FCI was superior to total cortisol in predicting 30-day mortality. METHODS: We recruited 65 critically ill patients with relatively high Acute Physiology, Age and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE III) scores. Fourteen patients with pituitary disease but normal pituitary function were recruited from outpatient clinics. Total cortisol and corticosteroid-binding globulin were measured in patients and controls during the short Synacthen test. RESULTS: The basal cortisol level and basal FCI level were higher in patients (n = 65) than in healthy controls (P < 0.001, respectively). We found that total cortisol was strongly correlated with FCI (P < 0.001) in critically ill patients; however, neither total cortisol nor FCI were associated with 30-day mortality among patients. Only severe clinical criteria (such as APACHE-III scores and low albumin) were associated with 30-day mortality. CONCLUSION: Our results do not suggest that FCI is more accurate than total cortisol in predicting clinical outcomes in critically ill patients.

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  • No Significance of the Free Cortisol Index Compared to Total Cortisol in Critically Ill Patients
    Doo-Man Kim
    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2011; 26(2): 118.     CrossRef
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Clinical Characteristics for 132 Patients with Adrenal Incidentaloma.
Hyun Seung Jeong, Hee Joung Kim, Hae Sung Kim, Sang Wan Kim, Chan Soo Shin, Do Joon Park, Kyung Soo Park, Hak Cheol Jang, Seong Yeon Kim, Bo Youn Cho, Hong Kyu Lee
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2007;22(4):260-265.   Published online August 1, 2007
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/jkes.2007.22.4.260
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Recently, the detection rate for adrenal incidentaloma in Korea has been on the increase. We describe here the clinical characteristics of these tumors and describe appropriate guidelines of diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: We analyzed age, sex, location, size, function, and the pathological findings for 132 patients with an adrenal mass by CT, USG, and MRI undertaken for health examinations or non-adrenal disease from January 2000 to March 2005. RESULTS: Adrenal masses were most commonly found in patients in their sixties (31%). 62.1% of the patients were men and 37.9% were women. For the location of the masses, 53% were found in the left gland, 43.2% were found in the right gland and 3.8% were found in both glands. Of all of the masses analyzed, 66% were 1 cm to 4 cm in size, and an adenoma-like appearance was the most common finding (69.7%) seen in images. All of the pheochromocytomas and carcinomas were above 4 cm in size. Patients with a functional mass were seen in 18 cases (13.6%) and pheochromocytomas were seen in 12 cases (67%). Three patients were found with cancer (2.3%), two cases (1.5%) of a primary carcinoma and one case of a metastasis (0.8%). CONCLUSION: The frequency and characteristics of benign nonfunctional, functional and malignant masses that were found in our hospital were similar to those presented in studies conducted outside of Korea. Therefore, it may be possible to apply previously established guidelines to domestic patients.

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  • Guidelines for the Management of Adrenal Incidentaloma: the Korean Endocrine Society, Committee of Clinical Practice Guidelines
    Jung-Min Lee, Mee Kyoung Kim, Seung-Hyun Ko, Jung-Min Koh, Bo-Yeon Kim, Sang-Wan Kim, Soo-Kyung Kim, Hae-Jin Kim, Ohk-Hyun Ryu, Juri Park, Jung-Soo Lim, Seong Yeon Kim, Young Kee Shong, Soon Jib Yoo
    The Korean Journal of Medicine.2017; 92(1): 4.     CrossRef
  • Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adrenal Incidentaloma
    Jung-Min Lee, Mee Kyoung Kim, Seung-Hyun Ko, Jung-Min Koh, Bo-Yeon Kim, Sang Wan Kim, Soo-Kyung Kim, Hae Jin Kim, Ohk-Hyun Ryu, Juri Park, Jung Soo Lim, Seong Yeon Kim, Young Kee Shong, Soon Jib Yoo
    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2017; 32(2): 200.     CrossRef
  • Clinical Characteristics for 348 Patients with Adrenal Incidentaloma
    Jongho Kim, Kwi Hyun Bae, Yeon Kyung Choi, Ji Yun Jeong, Keun Gyu Park, Jung Guk Kim, In Kyu Lee
    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2013; 28(1): 20.     CrossRef
  • Clinical characteristics and follow-up of Korean patients with adrenal incidentalomas
    Yoon Young Cho, Sunghwan Suh, Ji Young Joung, Hyemin Jeong, Dongmo Je, Hongseok Yoo, Taek Kyu Park, Yong-Ki Min, Kwang-Won Kim, Jae Hyeon Kim
    The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine.2013; 28(5): 557.     CrossRef
  • Characterization of Incidentally Detected Adrenal Pheochromocytoma
    Soon Jib Yoo, Woohyeon Kim
    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2012; 27(2): 116.     CrossRef
  • Different diagnostic cut-off values of urinary fractionated metanephrines according to sex for the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma in Korean subjects
    Seo Young Sohn, Hyung Doo Park, Soo Youn Lee, Jung Han Kim, Byong Chang Jung, Hye Jeong Kim, Hye Won Jang, Kwang Won Kim, Moon Kyu Lee, Yong Ki Min, Jae Hyeon Kim
    Endocrine Journal.2012; 59(9): 831.     CrossRef
  • Characterization of Incidentally Detected Adrenal Pheochromocytoma
    Ye An Kim, Yul Hwangbo, Min Joo Kim, Hyung Jin Choi, Je Hyun Seo, Yenna Lee, Soo Heun Kwak, Eu Jeong Ku, Tae Jung Oh, Eun Roh, Jae Hyun Bae, Jung Hee Kim, Kyoung Soo Park, Seong Yeon Kim
    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2012; 27(2): 132.     CrossRef
  • The Evaluation and Follow-up of Adrenal Incidentaloma
    Sin Gon Kim, Dong Seop Choi
    Journal of Korean Endocrine Society.2007; 22(4): 257.     CrossRef
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Retrospective Observation of Long-Term Clinical Courses of Idiopathic Central Diabetes Insipidus in Adults.
Hee Joung Kim, Mi Yeon Kang, Kyung Won Kim, Hyun Seung Jeong, Hae Sung Kim, Sang Wan Kim, Seong Yeon Kim
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2006;21(6):482-489.   Published online December 1, 2006
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/jkes.2006.21.6.482
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Idiopathic central diabetes insipidus (CDI) can be diagnosed when it occurs in the absence of a genetic or secondary cause known to be responsible for diabetes insipidus (DI). Some studies have reported that idiopathic CDI in adults shows a more benign clinical course than in children and young patients. However, the clinical characteristics and progress of this disorder have not been fully described. Therefore, we investigated the clinical courses of adult patients over the age of sixteen years with idiopathic central DI. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all patients who had documented cases of idiopathic CDI from 1989 to 2005, and studied clinical features, hormone data, and imaging studies at diagnosis and during at least 1-year of follow-up. RESULTS: There were 9 male (30.0%) and 21 female (70.0%) patients with a mean age of 39.3 years at diagnosis and a mean follow-up duration of 6.9 years. At diagnosis, deficits in anterior pituitary hormones were documented in 6 patients (20%), hyperprolactinemia in 4, and hypogonadism in 2. Two patients had an anterior pituitary hormone deficiency that was newly detected at a mean 3.4 years after the onset of DI. On initial MRI, the posterior pituitary was not hyperintense in 7 of the 30 patients (23.3%), but pituitary stalk thickening was observed in 15 (50.0%). After a mean follow-up of 6.9 years (range: 1 to 18), follow-up pituitary MRI showed improvement or no changes in patients with initial MRI findings of a pituitary abnormality, and no development of new lesions in 7 patients with a normal pituitary finding on initial MRI. CONCLUSION: Two of the 30 patients with idiopathic CDI developed an anterior pituitary hormone deficiency during follow-up, but no subject showed any aggravation on follow-up MRI. No patient showed a newly developed pituitary abnormality on follow-up MRI after a negative finding on the initial MRI.

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  • Central Diabetes Insipidus Surmised as from Post-obstructive Diuresis after Decompression Treatment for Neurogenic Bladder
    Kang-Woo Lee, Chul-Woo Yang, Dong-Jun Lim, Hyuk-Sang Kwon, Mi-Ja Kang, Eun-Sook Kim, Kun-Ho Yoon, Ho-Young Son, Bong-Yun Cha
    Journal of Korean Endocrine Society.2009; 24(2): 144.     CrossRef
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