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Yoon Jung Choi 2 Articles
Torsade de Pointes Induced by Long-Term Oral Amiodarone Therapy.
Jong Ho Nam, Yoon Jung Choi, Min Kyu Kang, Sung Yun Jung, Su Mi Kim, Sang Hee Lee, Dong Gu Shin
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2011;28(1):90-93.   Published online June 30, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2011.28.1.90
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Although amiodarone is generally regarded as safe with a low incidence of associated arrhythmias, torsade de pointes (TdP) has been observed usually in the presence of predisposing factors. We report a case of amiodarone-induced TdP after long-term administration of a low dose of oral amiodarone in the absence of predisposing factors.
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
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2011.28.1.54
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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