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Jin Chul Park 2 Articles
Clinical Aspects in Patients with Thyrotoxic Periodic Hypokalemic Paralysis.
Sang Yob Nam, Jae Hong Kim, Jung Hyn Oh, Jin Chul Park, Hyun Dae Yoon, Kyu Chang Won, Ihn Ho Cho, Hyoung Woo Lee, Cha Kyung Sung
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1999;16(2):228-236.   Published online December 31, 1999
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Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is an uncommon illness characterized by intermittent flaccid paralysis of skeletal muscle, usually accompanied by hypokalemia, in patient with hyperthyroidism. However. the pathophysiology of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis remains largely unexplained and controversial. This report describes the clnical and biochemical findings in 19 patients with thyrotoxic periodic paralysis who were examined at the Yeungnam University Medical Center (YUMC) during the past decade. METHODS: The medical records of 997 YUMC patients, seen between 1986 and 1996, with dignosis of hyperthyroidism were reviewed. Nineteen patients out of 997 hyperthyrodism patients were diagnosed, and examined by history, physical examination, serum electrolyte value, and thyroid function test during paralysis. On the basis of these results, compasons were made on age. sex, precipitating factors, timing, affected limbs, prognosis, serum potassium and serum phosphate and thyroid hormone levels. RESULTS: the prevalence of periodic paralysis in hyperthyroidism was 1.9 percent and the male to female prevalence ratio was 30:1 and in all patients, the development of perodic paralysis was correlated with hyperfuntional state of the throid gland. Eleven cases of periodic paralysis were associated with hypokalemia and their throid hormon levels were significantly more increased than those of the patients without hypokalemia. interestingly, our study shows the recurrence of paralysis after treatment. CONCLUSION: Although the precise pathophysiology of the disease is as yet undefined and controversial, it occurs primarily in Asians with an overwhelming male preponderance and prevalence of 2 percent in hyperthyrodism. The interactive roles of thyroid hormon. Na-K pump. and genetically inherited defect in the celluar membrance potential of the skeletal muscle can be speculated. Further investigation will be neede to firmly establish the mechanism of thyrotoxic periodic paraysis.
A Case of Parathyroid Carcinoma with Systemic Calcification.
Heui Sik Kim, Chan Woo Lee, Sang Yiup Nam, Jin Chul Park, Ji Sang Yoon, Jae Chun Lee, Kyu Chang Won, Ihn Ho Cho, Tae Nyun Kim, Hyoung Woo Lee, Myung Soo Hyun, Hyun Woo Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1997;14(2):459-466.   Published online December 31, 1997
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Hyperparathyroidism due to parathyroid cancer is rare. It is difficult to diagnose preoperatively but there should be an increased index of suspicion in those parathyroid Patient with palpable neck masses, profound hypercalcemia(greater than 14mg/dl), made increase of the parathyroid hormone level to greater than twice normal, and significant metabolic complications. In parathyroid cancer, systemic calcinosis is an extremely rare manifestation. The most common metastatic calcification site is lung and the other involved site is stomach, liver, skin and heart. After resection of parathyroid tumor, this systemic calcinosis is self-limiting. We experienced a patient with primary hyperparathyroidsm, presented with metastatic calcification in the lung and stomach disappeared by successful parathyroidectomy.


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    Youn Hee Cho, Moo Yong Park, Soo Jeong Choi, Jin Kuk Kim, Seung Duk Hwang, Jung Mi Park, Jeong Ja Kwak
    Korean Journal of Medicine.2012; 83(6): 796.     CrossRef

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