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Tae Woo Kim 2 Articles
Incarcerated umbilical hernia with small bowel obstruction in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient.
Yo Han Jeong, Jun Young Do, Mun Ju Hwang, Min Jung Kim, Min Geun Gu, Byung Sam Park, Jung Eun Choi, Tae Woo Kim
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2014;31(1):25-27.   Published online June 30, 2014
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Patients treated with peritoneal dialysis have increased intra-abdominal pressure and a high prevalence of abdominal wall complications. Hernias can lead to significant morbidity in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Hernias are clinically important because of the risk of incarceration, strangulation and subsequent bowel obstruction, rupture, and peritonitis. In this paper, a case of incarcerated umbilical hernia with small bowel obstruction in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patient is reported. The small bowel obstruction improved after herniorrhaphy, and the peritoneal dialysis was resumed 2 weeks after the herniorrhaphy. The patient had been undergoing CAPD without technical failure until the 2 months follow-up after the herniorrhaphy. This case shows that early detection of incarcerated umbilical hernia and herniorrhaphy can prevent resection of a strangulated small bowel so that it can remain on CAPD without post-operative technical failure. Umbilical hernias should be carefully observed and intestinal obstruction should be considered when a CAPD patient with an umbilical hernia has abdominal pain.


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Rhabdomyolysis Induced Acute Kidney Injury in a Patient with Leptospirosis.
Yoon Jung Choi, Jeung Min Park, Yo Han Jung, Jong Ho Nam, Hyun Hee Chung, Tae Woo Kim, Kyu Hyang Cho, Jun Young Do, Kyeung Woo Yun, Jong Won Park
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2011;28(1):54-59.   Published online June 30, 2011
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Leptospirosis is a spirochetal infectious disease caused by Leptospira interrogans, and may vary in degree from an asymptomatic infection to a severe and fatal illness. The kidney is one of the principal target organs of Leptospira. Renal disorders caused by Leptospira infection vary from an abnormality in urinalysis to acute kidney injury (AKI). Incidence of AKI in severe leptospirosis varies from 40% to 60%. AKI reflects the severity of leptospirosis and is generally accompanied by cholestatic jaundice. The pathophysiology of AKI in leptospirosis consists of hypovolemia, direct tubular toxicity, and rhabdomyolysis. Most patients with acute leptospirosis experience severe myalgias, and show laboratory evidence of mild rhabdomyolysis. However, occurrence of severe rhabdomyolysis is rare. We report here on a patient with leoptospirosis, who had severe rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury without jaundice.

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science