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Jung Hyun Chang 3 Articles
Hematology/Vascular Surgery
A Fatal Case of a Large Abdominal Wall Muscle Hematoma Secondary to Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Injections
Mi Yeon Kim, Hyeon Ju Kang, Min Sun Ryu, Seo Woo Kim, Yon Ju Ryu, Seok Jeong Lee, Jin Hwa Lee, Jung Hyun Chang, Ji Young Hwang
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2014;29(2):126-130.   Published online May 31, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2014.29.2.126
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The use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) can lead to major life threatening complications, including hematomas. Abdominal wall muscle hematomas are rarely fatal, and encompass a wide spectrum of severity depending on size, etiology, and associated complications; but because of their rarity may be misdiagnosed clinically. We report a fatal case of an 80-year-old female who received LMWH after an episode of pulmonary thromboembolism and was subsequently diagnosed with a large right abdominal wall hematoma complicated with hypovolemic shock and acute kidney injury.

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A Case of Patient with Eisenmenger Syndrome Admitted to Intensive Care Unit Due to Septic Shock Complicated with Newlydiagnosed Down Syndrome and Moyamoya Disease
Seok Jeong Lee, Hye Won Kang, Jung Won Huh, Seo Woo Kim, Hyoung Won Cho, Yon Ju Ryu, Jin Hwa Lee, Jung Hyun Chang
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2013;28(3):204-209.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2013.28.3.204
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Eisenmenger syndrome is a severe form of pulmonary arterial hypertension related to congenital cardiac defects. Many patients die at a young age from such complications. The treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension is being applied to Eisenmenger syndrome such as endothelin receptor antagonists, phosphodiesterase-5 blockers, and prostacyclin. We experienced a case of 29-year female with ventricular septal defect-related Eisenmenger syndrome complicated with Down syndrome and Moyamoya disease, who was admitted to intensive care unit due to enteritis-associated septic shock. After the combination treatment with iloprost and sildenafil within the intensive care unit, the patient was able to wean mechanical ventilation without further applications of invasive rescue therapy such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenator. She was later discharged with bosentan. She maintained bosentan therapy for 34 months continuously without aggravations of symptom but eventually died with intracranial hemorrhage, a complication of Moyamoya disease. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of Eisenmenger syndrome accompanied by mosaic Down syndrome and Moyamoya disease.
The Consistency and Clinical Significance between Bronchoscopic Samples and Endotracheal or Tracheostomic Aspirates in Severe Pneumonia Under Mechanical Ventilation
Hye Sung Park, Seo Woo Kim, Yun Su Sim, Ji Hye Kim, Yon Ju Ryu, Jin Hwa Lee, Jung Hyun Chang
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2011;26(2):83-88.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2011.26.2.83
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BACKGROUND
Distal airway bacterial colonization occurs more frequently in patients with endotracheal tubes or tracheostomy of intensive care units (ICU) care. In general, bronchoscopic samples are considered more accurate than transtracheal aspirates. In this study, we evaluated the consistency and clinical significance between bronchoscopic samples and transtracheal aspirates (TTA) in severe pneumonia under mechanical ventilation.
METHODS
We investigated the consistency between bronchoscopic samples and transtracheal aspirates among patients with endotracheal tubes or tracheostomy, retrospectively. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy was performed in 212 patients with mechanical ventilation via endotracheal tube or tracheostomy between January 1st, 2004 and December 31th, 2008 in ICU at Ewha Womans University Hospital. We evaluated consistency in terms of true pathogen according to the arbitrary ICU days progress.
RESULTS
Among the 212 enrolled patients, 113 (53%) had consistency between bronchoscopic samples and transtracheal aspirates. When evaluated alteration trends in consistency according to ICU stay, the consistency was maintained for 5 to 9 ICU days with statistical significance (p< 0.05) since adjusting for age, sex, and combined risk factors. Consistency in sampling status between the endotracheal tube and tracheostomy was also evaluated, however, there was no statistical significance (OR 1.9 vs. 1, 95% CI = 0.997-3.582, p = 0.051).
CONCLUSIONS
Shorter hospital stay (within 9 days of ICU stay) had higher probability of consistency between bronchoscopic samples and TTA samples. TTA may be as confident as bronchoscopic samples in patients of pneumonia under mechanical ventilation with shorter ICU stays, especially less than 10 days.

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