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Dong Gu Park 2 Articles
An Epidemiologic Study of Low Back Pain of Women Working at a General Hospital.
Dong Gu Park, Myun Whan Ahn, Jong Chul Ahn, Sae Dong Kim, Jae Sung Seo
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2007;24(2):186-196.   Published online December 31, 2007
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2007.24.2.186
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BACKGROUND
The aim of this study was to confirm the risk factors for low back pain and injury to improve the prevention and treatment of lower back pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An epidemiologic study of low back pain and injury was performed with questionnaires distributed to 471 women working at Yeungnam university hospital. The differences in low back pain and injuries among various hospital departments were analyzed by a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), and the relevant factors included in the questionnaire were determined by a factor analysis. RESULTS: The frequency of low back pain in women in the department of diet and in the maintenance department was higher than among the other departments. The frequency of low back pain was mainly related to the frequency of psychosomatic symptoms. In addition, the low back pain was partially related to the frequency of psychosomatic symptoms and partially related to the frequency of pushing during the workday. The degree of disability from low back pain was increased by lifting and hard physical work and was related to the frequency of psychosomatic symptoms and the degree of work dissatisfaction. The frequency of low back injury was increased by increased standing time during work and hard physical work. The frequency of low back injury was related to advancing age and in part to psychosomatic symptoms. CONCLUSION: Lower back pain and its associated complications are related to psychosomatic factors and type of work. Lower back injury is related to physiological factors such as age. For the prevention and treatment of lower back pain, a multidisciplinary approach is required.

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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein values in patients with hip arthroplasty.
Se Dong Kim, Dong Chul Lee, Dong Gu Park
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1992;9(2):218-223.   Published online December 31, 1992
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1992.9.2.218
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Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESR) were measured in 46 patients treated with uncomplicated primary hip replacements, 39 total tip replacements and 7 bipolar hip replacements. In uncomplicated primary hip replacements, ESR levels were slightly elevated preoperatively and were variable postoperatively. But CRP was normal before surgery and elevated in postoperative course, but back to normal within three weeks in most cases. Early success of hip arthroplasty is in indicated by normalization of CRP within three weeks, regardless of ESR. Since ESR seems to react somewhat differently from the CRP, both methods are useful in the monitoring of complications after hip arthroplasty.

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science