Yeon Joon Park

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Affiliation: The Catholic University of Korea
Country: Korea

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Phoenix Automated Microbiology System for detecting extended-spectrum beta-lactamases among chromosomal AmpC-producing Enterobacter cloacae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Citrobacter freundii, and Serratia marcescens
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul 137 701, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 37:75-8. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases among chromosomal AmpC-producing Enterobacter cloacae, Citrobacter freundii, and Serratia marcescens in Korea and investigation of screening criteria
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, Seoul 137 040, Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 51:265-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and diversity of qnr alleles in AmpC-producing Enterobacter cloacae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Citrobacter freundii and Serratia marcescens: a multicentre study from Korea
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul 137 701, Korea
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:868-71. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and contributing factors of nonsusceptibility to imipenem or meropenem in extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul, 137 701, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:87-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Spread of Serratia marcescens coharboring aac(6')-Ib-cr, bla CTX-M, armA, and bla OXA-1 carried by conjugative IncL/M type plasmid in Korean hospitals
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Microb Drug Resist 15:97-102. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Accumulation of plasmid-mediated fluoroquinolone resistance genes, qepA and qnrS1, in Enterobacter aerogenes co-producing RmtB and class A beta-lactamase LAP-1
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 39:55-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of metallo-beta-lactamase among Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii in a Korean university hospital and comparison of screening methods for detecting metallo-beta-lactamase
    Eun Jee Oh
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul 137 040, South Korea
    J Microbiol Methods 54:411-8. 2003
  8. pmc Rates of fecal transmission of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae among patients in intensive care units in Korea
    Jayoung Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St Mary s Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
    Ann Lab Med 34:20-5. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of aac(6')-Ib-cr in AmpC-producing Enterobacter cloacae, Citrobacter freundii, and Serratia marcescens: a multicenter study from Korea
    Soo Young Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent s Hospital, Paldal Gu, Suwon, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 63:314-8. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and mechanisms of decreased susceptibility to carbapenems in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates
    Soo Young Kim
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent s Hospital, Suwon 442 723, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:85-91. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Phoenix Automated Microbiology System for detecting extended-spectrum beta-lactamases among chromosomal AmpC-producing Enterobacter cloacae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Citrobacter freundii, and Serratia marcescens
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul 137 701, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 37:75-8. 2007
    ..8%). Considering the increasing prevalence of ESBL production among AmpC-producers, the BD Phoenix system could not be considered a reliable stand-alone ESBL detection method for the strains tested in our study...
  2. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases among chromosomal AmpC-producing Enterobacter cloacae, Citrobacter freundii, and Serratia marcescens in Korea and investigation of screening criteria
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, Seoul 137 040, Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 51:265-9. 2005
    ..The FEP MIC > or = 1 microg/mL had the highest sensitivity (95.3%), specificity (82.7%), and positive (65.8%) and negative predictive values (98.3%)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and diversity of qnr alleles in AmpC-producing Enterobacter cloacae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Citrobacter freundii and Serratia marcescens: a multicentre study from Korea
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul 137 701, Korea
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:868-71. 2007
    ..To investigate the prevalence of qnr determinants, their influence on quinolone susceptibility and their association with other plasmid-mediated genes in AmpC-producing Enterobacteriaceae without any selection criteria...
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and contributing factors of nonsusceptibility to imipenem or meropenem in extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul, 137 701, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:87-9. 2011
    ..The presence of bla(CTX-M-14) and loss of OmpK36 were associated with higher carbapenem MICs...
  5. doi request reprint Spread of Serratia marcescens coharboring aac(6')-Ib-cr, bla CTX-M, armA, and bla OXA-1 carried by conjugative IncL/M type plasmid in Korean hospitals
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Microb Drug Resist 15:97-102. 2009
    ..Stringent infection control practices and further investigation of association between mobile elements and resistance genes are warranted...
  6. ncbi request reprint Accumulation of plasmid-mediated fluoroquinolone resistance genes, qepA and qnrS1, in Enterobacter aerogenes co-producing RmtB and class A beta-lactamase LAP-1
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 39:55-9. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of metallo-beta-lactamase among Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii in a Korean university hospital and comparison of screening methods for detecting metallo-beta-lactamase
    Eun Jee Oh
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul 137 040, South Korea
    J Microbiol Methods 54:411-8. 2003
    ..baumannii in the Korean hospital of this study and that the IMP-1-producing P. aeruginosa has also emerged. Screening for MBLs and strict infection control for these isolates will contribute to prevent further spread of resistance...
  8. pmc Rates of fecal transmission of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae among patients in intensive care units in Korea
    Jayoung Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St Mary s Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
    Ann Lab Med 34:20-5. 2014
    ..We investigated the rates of fecal transmission of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) among patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs)...
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of aac(6')-Ib-cr in AmpC-producing Enterobacter cloacae, Citrobacter freundii, and Serratia marcescens: a multicenter study from Korea
    Soo Young Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent s Hospital, Paldal Gu, Suwon, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 63:314-8. 2009
    ..Although aac(6')-Ib-cr was uncommon in Korean AmpC producers, its association with various resistance genes and mobile elements would facilitate the dissemination of this variant...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and mechanisms of decreased susceptibility to carbapenems in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates
    Soo Young Kim
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent s Hospital, Suwon 442 723, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:85-91. 2007
    ..pneumoniae when bla(GES-3), bla(TEM-11), bla(SHV-12), bla(OXA-17), and/or bla(DHA-1) are produced in combination with porin loss. In addition, to our knowledge, this is the 1st report of bla(OXA-17) in Enterobacteriaceae...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of decreased susceptibility to carbapenems among Serratia marcescens, Enterobacter cloacae, and Citrobacter freundii and investigation of carbapenemases
    Hae Kyung Lee
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, Seoul 137 040, Republic of Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 52:331-6. 2005
    ..4% (23/201), 0% (0/228), and 0.5% (1/183), respectively. The bla(VIM-2) was the only carbapenemase detected, and was found in 0.5% (1/201) of S. marcescens and 0.5% (1/183) of C. freundii isolate...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of phenotypic screening methods for detecting plasmid-mediated AmpC beta-lactamases-producing isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae
    Kyungwon Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei University Hospital, Seoul 120 752, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 53:319-23. 2005
    ..6% of bla(DHA-1) allele-positive isolates. These phenotypic tests should be useful to screen P-M AmpC beta-lactamase-producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae isolates...
  13. doi request reprint Prevalence of acquired fosfomycin resistance among extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates in Korea and IS26-composite transposon surrounding fosA3
    So Young Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2843-7. 2012
    ..To investigate the prevalence of plasmid-mediated fosfomycin resistance determinants among extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae and their genetic environments...
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparison of protocols for surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): medical staff vs ICU patients
    Seungok Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 37:248-50. 2007
    ..1% on D-BAP vs 96.2% on B-BAP). The simple direct plating protocol was sufficiently sensitive for the medical staff members, but pre-enrichment was an essential step to increase detection of MRSA in the ICU patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial transmission of CTX-M-15 and OXA-30 beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in a neurosurgical intensive care unit
    Yang Ree Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul, 137 701, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 35:297-301. 2005
    ..This is the first report of nosocomial transmission caused by E. coli that harbor the combination of CTX-M-15 and OXA-30. This can be a threat because the organisms can hydrolyze cefotaxime, ceftazidime, and cefepime...
  16. ncbi request reprint Occurrence and mechanisms of amikacin resistance and its association with beta-lactamases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a Korean nationwide study
    Ja Young Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    J Antimicrob Chemother 62:479-83. 2008
    ..We investigated the occurrence and mechanism of amikacin resistance and its association with various beta-lactamase genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates...
  17. pmc Vancomycin-tolerant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Korea
    Heungsup Sung
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, 388 1 Pungnap dong, Songpa Ku, Seoul 138 736, Korea
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3524-8. 2006
    ..pneumoniae. Monitoring of the prevalence of VTSP and further investigation of the clinical relevance of VTSP are warranted...
  18. pmc Correction of pseudoreticulocytosis in leukocytosis samples using the Sysmex XE-2100 analyzer depends on the type and number of white blood cells
    Ahhyun Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Lab Med 32:392-8. 2012
    ..In this study, we analyzed reticulocyte counts in leukocytosis samples, in an effort to identify a correction method...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the CombiChip Mycobacteria Drug-Resistance detection DNA chip for identifying mutations associated with resistance to isoniazid and rifampin in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Soo Young Kim
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent s Hospital, Suwon 442 723, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 54:203-10. 2006
    ..tuberculosis drug resistance by DNA sequencing. This oligonucleotide chip is a rapid and reliable genotypic method capable of detecting multiple mutations associated with INH and RIF resistance simultaneously in a single microchip slide...
  20. pmc Further increases in carbapenem-, amikacin-, and fluoroquinolone-resistant isolates of Acinetobacter spp. and P. aeruginosa in Korea: KONSAR study 2009
    Kyungwon Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Yonsei Med J 52:793-802. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze antimicrobial resistance data generated in 2009 by hospitals and commercial laboratories participating in the Korean Nationwide Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance program...
  21. pmc Comparative evaluation of three chromogenic media combined with broth enrichment and the real-time PCR-based Xpert MRSA assay for screening of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nasal swabs
    Seungok Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Lab Med 33:255-60. 2013
    ....
  22. pmc Assessment of the quantitative ability of AdvanSure TB/NTM real-time PCR in respiratory specimens by comparison with phenotypic methods
    Hyeyoung Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Lab Med 34:51-5. 2014
    ..0% and a specificity of 32.0%. Our findings suggest the potential use of AdvanSure TB/NTM real-time PCR kit for quantitatively determining bacterial burden, albeit with some enhancements. ..
  23. doi request reprint Evaluation of MicroScan WalkAway and Vitek 2 for determination of the susceptibility of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates to cefepime, cefotaxime and ceftazidime
    Woori Jang
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:2282-5. 2013
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial outbreak by Proteus mirabilis producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase VEB-1 in a Korean university hospital
    Ja Young Kim
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul 137 701, Korea
    J Antimicrob Chemother 54:1144-7. 2004
    ..To examine the molecular mechanisms involved in the beta-lactam resistance of multidrug-resistant Proteus mirabilis isolates that showed an unusual synergy between imipenem and ceftazidime in a Korean hospital...
  25. doi request reprint Evaluation of Vitek2 and BD Phoenix in antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Dong Wook Jekarl
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, 137 701, Republic of Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 67:384-6. 2010
    ..Both systems showed overall categoric agreement of < or =90% for cefepime and ceftazidime against A. baumannii and imipenem and cefepime (and ceftazidime with Vitek2) against P. aeruginosa because of high minor error rates...
  26. ncbi request reprint Donor-specific HLA class I and CREG antibodies in complement-dependent cytotoxicity-negative renal transplants
    Yonggoo Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 40:330-5. 2010
    ..001). This study demonstrates that detection of DSA, including DS-HLA and DS-CREG, using the SA-PRA assay is useful to identify the renal allograft recipients with poor transplant outcome...
  27. pmc Aminoglycoside susceptibility profiles of Enterobacter cloacae isolates harboring the aac(6')-Ib gene
    Soo Young Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent s Hospital, Suwon, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 31:279-81. 2011
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Risk factors for vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection and mortality in colonized patients on intensive care unit admission
    Youn Jeong Kim
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Infect Control 40:1018-9. 2012
    ..6%) in whom VRE perianal swab cultures were obtained. Of these, 28 (11.9%) developed VRE infection. Control of infectious sources is crucial to decrease development of VRE infections and optimize the survival of VRE-colonized patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Vitek system for susceptibility testing of Enterococcus faecium isolates
    Hae Kyung Lee
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 34:83-6. 2004
    ..Therefore, the MIC of imipenem obtained with the Vitek system must be retested by the agar dilution method, when it disagrees with those of penicillin and ampicillin...
  30. ncbi request reprint False susceptibility to amikacin by VITEK 2 in Acinetobacter baumannii harboring armA
    Sunkyung Jung
    Laboratory Medicine Department, St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 40:167-71. 2010
    ..baumannii isolate harboring armA. This phenomenon was not observed in the Serratia marcescens isolate harboring armA, but was detected in its transconjugant E. coli J53...
  31. ncbi request reprint Molecular analysis of isoniazid resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates recovered from South Korea
    Soo Young Kim
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent s Hospital, 93 Chi dong, 442 723, Paldal Ku, Suwon, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 47:497-502. 2003
    ..The sensitivity and specificity of molecular analysis of the katG codon 315 and/or the inhA promoter region were 80.3 and 100%, respectively. Therefore, mutations in these regions are highly predictive of INH resistance in South Korea...
  32. ncbi request reprint Case report: Bacteremia due to Salmonella enterica Serotype Montevideo producing plasmid-mediated AmpC beta-lactamase (DHA-1)
    Ja Young Kim
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 34:214-7. 2004
    ..The resistance to ceftazidime and cefotaxime was transferred by conjugation to the recipient E. coli J53. To our knowledge, this is the first description of Salmonella enterica Serotype Montevideo harboring DHA-1...
  33. doi request reprint Comparative study of immunofluorescent antinuclear antibody test and line immunoassay detecting 15 specific autoantibodies in patients with systemic rheumatic disease
    Sun Ah Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Gu, Seoul, South Korea
    J Clin Lab Anal 26:307-14. 2012
    ..In patients with clinical suspicion of SRD, screening with both FANA and sp-ANAs tests could improve diagnostic efficiency...
  34. pmc Risk factors for mortality in patients with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia: impact of appropriate antimicrobial therapy
    Youn Jeong Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 27:471-5. 2012
    ..05, 95% CI 1.65-39.2; P = 0.009) were independent risk factors for 14-day mortality. Early definite antimicrobial therapy had an influence on favorable outcomes in patients with A. baumannii bacteremia...
  35. pmc Comparative quantitative analysis of cluster of differentiation 45 antigen expression on lymphocyte subsets
    Mijeong Im
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 31:148-53. 2011
    ..Here, we analyzed CD45 expression on lymphocyte subsets using flow cytometry in order to predict the susceptibility of normal lymphocytes to RIT...
  36. ncbi request reprint Determination of acute leukemia lineage with new morphologic parameters available in the complete blood cell count
    Jin Hyuk Yang
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Gu, Seoul 137 701, South Korea phone 82 2 2258 1644 fax 82 2 2258 1719 e mail
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 44:19-26. 2014
    ..We developed a discriminating CPD model to predict the leukemia lineage during routine complete blood cell count (CBC)...
  37. pmc Novel markers of early neutrophilic and monocytic engraftment after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Jimin Kahng
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Lab Med 34:92-7. 2014
    ..Early engraftment prediction can be achieved by a marker that reflects the release of neutrophils and monocytes into the leukopenic peripheral blood...
  38. doi request reprint Procalcitonin as a diagnostic marker and IL-6 as a prognostic marker for sepsis
    Dong Wook Jekarl
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 75:342-7. 2013
    ..PCT can support the diagnosis of bacterial infection, especially in septic shock and severe sepsis patients. IL6 exhibited the better kinetics for monitoring the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment...
  39. doi request reprint Comparison of the Bactec Fx Plus, Mycosis IC/F, Mycosis/F Lytic blood culture media and the BacT/Alert 3D FA media for detection of Candida species in seeded blood culture specimens containing therapeutic peak levels of fluconazole
    Dong Wook Jekarl
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    J Clin Lab Anal 26:412-9. 2012
    ..The performance of Bactec Fx Plus Aerobic/F (PA), Mycosis IC/F (MF), Myco/F Lytic (ML) media and BacT/Alert 3D FA (FA) media in detecting 15 Candida isolates in blood cultures to which fluconazole had been added was investigated...
  40. pmc Application of calculated panel reactive antibody using HLA frequencies in Koreans
    Ji Young Jang
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Lab Med 32:66-72. 2012
    ..We developed a CPRA calculator based on the HLA frequencies in Koreans to measure sensitization levels in Korean patients...
  41. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Seeplex VRE detection kit with ChromID VRE agar for detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in rectal swab specimens
    So Young Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul 137 701, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 40:163-6. 2010
    ..Unexpectedly, 15.7% of VRE were vanA-positive Enterococcus species other than E. faecium and E. faecalis. Vigilance is suggested to see if these species eventually emerge as significant pathogens...
  42. pmc Accuracy of species-level identification of yeast isolates from blood cultures from 10 university hospitals in South Korea by use of the matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry-based Vitek MS system
    Eun Jeong Won
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3063-5. 2013
    ..The overall phenotypic misidentification rate was 3.4% (18/533), with considerable variation between hospitals (0.0% to 19.0%), compared to 1.1% (6/533) for the Vitek MS system. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), ferritin, and sTfR/log ferritin index in anemic patients with nonhematologic malignancy and chronic inflammation
    Eun Jung Lee
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijongbu St Mary s Hospital, 65 1 Kumoh Dong, Uijongbu city, Kyunggi do 480 130, Korea
    Clin Chem 48:1118-21. 2002
  44. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a newly developed rapid stool antigen test using an immunochromatographic assay to detect Helicobacter pylori
    Dong Wook Jekarl
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Jpn J Infect Dis 66:60-4. 2013
    ..The newly developed S-ICT assay is a non-invasive rapid test for the diagnosis of H. pylori that exhibits good performance in routine health checkup patients...
  45. doi request reprint Detection of anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies in neuromyelitis optica: comparison of tissue-based and cell-based indirect immunofluorescence assays and ELISA
    Yoon Joo Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    J Clin Lab Anal 26:184-9. 2012
    ..01). In summary, we observed an increased prevalence of NMO-IgG in patients with NMO and NMO spectrum disorders. ELISA-AQP4 may be more sensitive and specific when confirmed by IIF-AQP4...
  46. doi request reprint Pretransplant IFN-γ ELISPOT assay as a potential screening test to select immunosuppression protocols for patients receiving basiliximab induction therapy
    Yonggoo Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Transl Res 160:230-6. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that the pretransplant ELISPOT (+) may assess the risk of poor post-transplant outcomes in patients with basiliximab induction...
  47. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and cefoxitin-, imipenem- and fluoroquinolone-resistant gram-negative bacilli: a KONSAR study in 2002
    Kyungwon Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Research Institute of Bacterial Resistance, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134 Shinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, Seoul 120 752, Korea
    Yonsei Med J 45:598-608. 2004
    ..aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp. increased gradually, and imipenem- resistant E. coli and K. pneumoniae appeared for the first time. Continued surveillance is required to prevent further spread of these serious resistances...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Detection of allergen specific IgE by AdvanSure Allergy Screen test]
    Eun Jee Oh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 30:420-31. 2010
    ..We evaluated the clinical usefulness of a newly introduced multiple antigen screen test, Advansure Allergy Screen (LG Life Science, Korea) (LG-Screen) for the detection of allergen specific IgE...
  49. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic groups and virulence factors in pathogenic and commensal strains of Escherichia coli and their association with blaCTX-M
    Seungok Lee
    Dept of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 40:361-7. 2010
    ..Considering the possibility that these virulence genes, together with antimicrobial resistance genes, can spread to other strains, further study and ongoing surveillance seem to be required...
  50. ncbi request reprint Differential blast counts obtained by automated blood cell analyzers
    Seungwon Jung
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 30:540-6. 2010
    ..Automated blood cell analyzers often read leukemic blasts as normal cells. In this study, we evaluated the 5-part differential patterns of blasts using automated analyzers to determine if they can differentiate among blast types...
  51. pmc Risk factors for mortality in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia; retrospective study of impact of combination antimicrobial therapy
    Youn Jeong Kim
    Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul ST, Mary s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 222 Banpo daero, Seocho Gu, Seoul 137 701, Republic of Korea
    BMC Infect Dis 14:161. 2014
    ..This study investigated the risk factors for mortality in P. aeruginosa bacteremia patients and the influence of adequate antimicrobial therapy and combination therapy on clinical outcomes...
  52. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the BDProbeTec ET system with the roche COBAS AMPLICOR System for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in the respiratory and pleural fluid specimens
    Soo Young Kim
    Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St Vincent s Hospital, Suwon, South Korea
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 49:13-8. 2004
    ..Considering the low sensitivity of other available tests, the BDET can be a useful diagnostic tool for excluding MTB, particularly in the pleural fluid specimens...
  53. doi request reprint Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) values reflect therapeutic effectiveness in zidovudine-receiving HIV patients
    Ah Hyun Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    J Clin Lab Anal 27:373-8. 2013
    ..An increase of the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of erythrocytes and alterations in the lipid profiles have been described in HIV-infected patients under combination of anti-retroviral treatment (cART), particularly zidovudine (AZT)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of Elecsys S100 as a marker of acute brain injury in the emergency department
    Eun Jee Oh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    J Clin Lab Anal 21:387-92. 2007
    ..478). In conclusion, serum S100 levels can be used in the emergency department as an additional screening tool to identify CCT- or MRI-positive ABI...
  55. ncbi request reprint [Comparative evaluation of ELISA and Luminex panel reactive antibody assays for HLA alloantibody screening]
    Seonkyung Jung
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 29:473-80. 2009
    ..In this study, we analyzed the panel reactive antibody (PRA) test results using ELISA and Luminex methods, and the results were compared with those of crossmatch test...
  56. pmc Antimicrobial susceptibility of stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolates from Korea, and the activity of antimicrobial combinations against the isolates
    Hae Sun Chung
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Research Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 28:62-6. 2013
    ..Therefore, some of the combinations may be more useful than individual drugs in the treatment of S. maltophilia infection. Further clinical studies are warranted to validate our in vitro test results...
  57. doi request reprint Predictive value of interferon-γ ELISPOT assay in HIV 1-infected patients in an intermediate tuberculosis-endemic area
    Youn Jeong Kim
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Republic of Korea
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:1038-43. 2012
    ..Advanced HIV-infected patients who showed a positive TB ELISPOT assay had a higher rate of progression to TB in the intermediate TB-endemic area...
  58. ncbi request reprint [Performance evaluation of BD GeneOhm MRSA PCR assay for detection of nasal colonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at endemic intensive care units]
    Sang Hyuk Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 29:439-47. 2009
    ..We evaluated the performance of BD GeneOhm MRSA PCR assay versus MRSASelect (Bio-Rad, France) and broth enrichment cultures for detection of MRSA from nasal swabs...
  59. pmc Reliable, accurate determination of the leukocyte differential of leukopenic samples by using Hematoflow method
    Yongjun Jo
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 31:131-7. 2011
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of the Hematoflow method for determining the leukocyte differential in leukopenic samples and compared this method with the manual differential method...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Molecular analysis of two cases of severe congenital neutropenia]
    Joonhong Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 30:111-6. 2010
    ..But the patient B showed a partial response to G-CSF treatment and experienced several episodes of herpetic gingivostomatitis, oral ulcer, acute pharyngotonsillitis and otitis media during follow-up...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Detection of platelet specific antibodies by modified antigen capture ELISA test.]
    Hyunjong Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 26:192-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of a Modified Antigen Capture Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (MACE) test in the diagnosis of AITP...
  62. ncbi request reprint [Acute hemolysis and renal failure caused by hepatitis A infection with underlying glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency]
    Dong Wook Jekarl
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 27:188-91. 2007
    ..Because hepatitis A infection in patient with G6PD deficiency present much more severe clinical symptoms, G6PD enzyme should be examined in patients with triggering factors of hemolysis such as hepatitis A infection...
  63. ncbi request reprint Severe hemolytic disease of the newborn due to anti-Di b treated with phototherapy and intravenous immunoglobulin
    Eun Jee Oh
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, 505 Banpo dong Seocho ku, Seoul, 137 040, South Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 38:80-2. 2008
    ..Since most commercial antibody detection panels do not contain Di(b-) red cells, it is important to consider anti-Di(b) in cases of hemolytic disease of the newborn caused by an antibody against a high frequency antigen...
  64. pmc Hematologic diseases: High risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
    Tae Geun Gweon
    Tae Geun Gweon, Myung Gyu Choi, Myong Ki Baeg, Chul Hyun Lim, Jae Myung Park, In Seok Lee, Sang Woo Kim, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul 137 701, South Korea
    World J Gastroenterol 20:6602-7. 2014
    ..To investigate the incidence and clinical outcome of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) associated diarrhea (CDAD) in patients with hematologic disease...
  65. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Abbott Architect i2000 assay, the Roche Modular Analytics E170 assay, and an immunoradiometric assay for serum hepatitis B virus markers
    Hyunjung Kim
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Ku, Seoul, South Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 37:256-9. 2007
    ..9%) followed by the IRMA kit (54.1%) and Architect i2000 (51.0%). This study shows substantial differences between the assay results by the three methods, which should be taken into account in determinations of serum HBV markers...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of Anti-dsDNA antibody tests: Crithidia luciliae immunofluorescence test, immunoblot, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, chemiluminescence immunoassay]
    Jin Young Yang
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Lab Med 30:675-84. 2010
    ..Although several methods are available, none of them is completely satisfactory and differences among them have been reported. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of 6 commercial kits for anti-dsDNA detection...
  67. ncbi request reprint Comparison of culture screening protocols for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using a chromogenic agar (MRSA-Select)
    Seungok Lee
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Holy Family Hospital, Pucheon, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 38:254-7. 2008
    ..Salt-containing enrichment broth in conjunction with MRSA-Select (B-MRSA-Select) provides a promising way to increase sensitivity in initial and follow-up screening for MRSA...
  68. ncbi request reprint Plasma eosinophil cationic protein, interleukin-5, and ECP/Eo count ratio in patients with various eosinophilic diseases
    Yeon Joon Park
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, 505 Banpo dong Seocho ku, Seoul, 137 040, Korea South
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 36:262-6. 2006
    ..05). This study shows that levels of plasma ECP, IL-5, and ECP/Eo ratio may assist in the clinical differentiation of various eosinophilic diseases...
  69. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of septic shock with purpura fulminans caused by Trichosporon asahii in an immunocompetent patient
    Youn Jeong Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 37:366-9. 2007
    ..We report a 46-yr-old man who had been healthy and who presented with septic shock and purpura fulminans caused by Trichosporon asahii. He responded well to antifungal therapy with amphotericin B and voriconazole...
  70. doi request reprint MDCT abnormalities of small- and medium-sized bronchus in active tuberculosis: a new angle on an old disease
    Jin Kyoung Oh
    Department of Radiology, Seoul St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
    Acta Radiol 52:167-72. 2011
    ..Purpose To evaluate the prevalence and findings of MDCT abnormalities of small- and medium-sized bronchus (SMB) in active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB)...