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Hee Jung Moon 5 Articles
Ulcerative Colitis Mimicking Acute Hemorrhagic Colitis.
Hee Jung Moon, Byung Ik Jang, Sung Bum Kim, Ho Chan Lee, Jae Hyun Park, Jong Ryul Eun, Tae Nyeun Kim
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2008;25(2):182-186.   Published online December 31, 2008
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2008.25.2.182
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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that affects the large bowel. Its etiology remains controversial. However, an infectious or immunologic origin is considered the primary cause. The onset of UC is typically slow and insidious, but some patients may present acutely with symptoms mimicking infectious colitis. We report a case of ulcerative colitis mimicking acute hemorrhagic colitis at initial presentation. A 60-year-old man was referred to Yeungnam University Hospital for bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. Sigmoidoscopy revealed mildly edematous mucosa in the rectum and hyperemic mucosa with petechiae in the sigmoid colon. The patient was treated with antibiotics for several days, and his symptoms improved. However, after one month, his bloody diarrhea relapsed. Follow-up sigmoidoscopy revealed mucosal friability in the rectum and sigmoid colon. He was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and his symptoms were improved with mesalazine and a steroid enema.
Black Pigmentation of Terminal Ileum after Long Term Ingestion of Charcoal
Jun Young Lee, Sung Bum Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Hee Jung Moon, Jae Won Choi, Jong Ryul Eun, Byung Ik Jang, Tae Nyeun Kim, Joon Hyuk Choi
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2007;24(2 Suppl):S623-626.   Published online December 31, 2007
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2007.24.2S.S623
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Isolated pigmentation of the terminal ileum is rare incidental finding when performing a colonoscopic examination. The common substances that cause gastrointestinal pigmentations are lipofuscin, iron sulphide(FeS), hemosiderin, and other exogenous materials such as silicates and titanium. In most cases, pigmentation of the terminal ileum has no subjective symptoms, so it is found in autopsy or incidental colonoscopic examination. The cause of pigmentation has not been clearly identified. We experienced a case of pigmentation of terminal ileum associated with long term charcoal ingestion. This finding supports that the source of ileal pigmentation is ingested material.
A Case of Gastric Bezoar Causing Ileal Obstruction During Treatment with Coca-Cola
Jun Young Lee, Sung Bum Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Hee Jung Moon, Jong Ryul Eun, Tae Nyeun Kim, Byung Ik Jang
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2007;24(2 Suppl):S683-688.   Published online December 31, 2007
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2007.24.2S.S683
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Gastric bezoars are usually occur in patients who have undergone gastric surgery and have delayed gastric emptying. Recently, the efficacy of nasogastric lavage or endoscopic injection therapy with Coca-Cola has been reported. But the complication like intestinal obstruction has poorly been reported. We report a case of gastric bezoar causing ileal obstruction during treatment with oral administration and endoscopic injection of Coca-Cola. A 53-year-old man was referred because of epigastric pain for a day. He had a history of subtotal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy since 8 years ago. On upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, about 6cm sized, dark-greenish hard bezoar was impacted at gastric antrum and about 3-5cm sized three bezoars were found at body. We injected Coca-Cola into the bezoar through the endoscopy and the patient was instructed to drink four liters of Coca-Cola per day. On the 12th day of admission, the patient complained severe abdominal pain. On plain abdominal X-ray and CT scan, small bowel obstruction at proximal ileum with bezoar was suspected and exploration was performed. About 4cm sized two bezoars were impacted at proximal ileum, and small bowel resection with primary closure after removal of bezoar was performed. The patient was discharged on the 10th postoperative day without any complication.

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  • A Case of Huge Gastric Bezoar Removed by Endoscopic Combination Therapy with Coca-Cola Injection
    Min Suk Jung, Jang Won Lee, Seung Hyun Lee, Dong Hyun Kim, Sang Hwan Byun, Yeong Muk Kim
    Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine.2013; 30(1): 62.     CrossRef
Clinical Characteristics of Adult Patients with Acute Hepatitis A.
Jong Ryul Eun, Heon Ju Lee, Tae Nyeun Kim, Byung Ik Jang, Hee Jung Moon
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2007;24(2):170-178.   Published online December 31, 2007
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2007.24.2.170
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BACKGROUND
The incidence of acute hepatitis A in adults has recently been increasing. This study was conducted to investigate the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute hepatitis A in Daegu province over the past 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 55 patients (male/female: 34/21), who were diagnosed with acute hepatitis A by confirmation of the IgM anti-HAV between January 1998 and June 2007. RESULTS: The mean age was 29.7+/-10.3 years (range; 17-65 years). The incidence was most common between March and June (56.1%), in the third and fourth decades of life (78.2%) and 90.9% (50/55) of the patients were diagnosed from 2003 to present. The common symptoms included anorexia, nausea or vomiting (69.1%), fever and chills (49.1%), myalgia (47.3%), weight loss (47.3%), fatigue (40.0%), abdominal pain (36.4%), diarrhea (9.1%) and pruritus (5.5%). The mean duration of hospital stay was 8.6+/-3.4 days (range; 3-20 days). The route of transmission was identified in only 11 patients (20.0%); 7 patients (12.7%) traveled (abroad or domestic), 2 patients (3.6%) ingested raw food and 2 patients (3.6%) had friends with acute hepatitis A. Fifty four patients recovered without complication; one patient developed fulminant hepatitis and recovered after a liver transplantation. CONCLUSION: The incidence of acute hepatitis A in adults is increasing. Because of the cost of treatment and potential for serious disease, persons, under 40 are recommened to have hepatitis A vaccination and confirmation of IgG anti-HAV.

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  • Pattern of Hepatitis A Incidence According to Area Characteristics Using National Health Insurance Data
    Joo Youn Seo, Jae Hee Seo, Myoung Hee Kim, Moran Ki, Hee Suk Park, Bo Youl Choi
    Journal of Preventive Medicine & Public Health.2012; 45(3): 164.     CrossRef
Gastric Phytobezoar Treated by Oral Intake and Endoscopic Injection of Coca-Cola.
Hee Jung Moon, Sang Hoon Lee, Jun Young Lee, Dong Hee Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Chang Hun Yang, Jong Ryul Eun, Tae Nyeun Kim, Heon Ju Lee, Byung Ik Jang
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2006;23(2):247-251.   Published online December 31, 2006
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2006.23.2.247
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Bezoars are collections or concretions of indigestible foreign material that accumulate and coalesce in the gastrointestinal tract; they usually occur in patients who have undergone gastric surgery and have delayed gastric emptying. Treatment options include dissolution with enzymes, endoscopic fragmentation with removal or aspiration, and surgery. Recently, the efficacy of nasogastric lavage or endoscopic infusion of Coca-Cola for the dissolution of phytobezoar have been reported. We report a case of phytobezoar successfully treated by oral administration and endoscopic injection of Coca-Cola. A 62-year-old woman was referred to Yeungnam University Hospital for epigastric pain. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed one very large, dark-greenish, solid bezoar in the stomach with gastric ulcer and duodenal bulb deformity. We performed endoscopic injection of Coca-Cola into the bezoar. The patient was instructed to drink four liters of Coca-Cola per day. At endoscopy two days later, the phytobezoar was easily broken into pieces. At endoscopy on the 11th day of admission, the phytobezoar was decreased in size and removed by endoscopic fragmentation with a polypectomy snare. At follow up endoscopy after 13 days, the bezoar was completely dissolved.

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  • Systematic review: Coca-Cola can effectively dissolve gastric phytobezoars as a first-line treatment
    S. D. Ladas, D. Kamberoglou, G. Karamanolis, J. Vlachogiannakos, I. Zouboulis-Vafiadis
    Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.2013; 37(2): 169.     CrossRef

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