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Hong Sun Back  (Back HS) 2 Articles
A Case of Vancomycin-induced Pancytopenia in the Diabetic Patient with Infected Foot Ulcer.
Heung Yong Jin, Su Jin Jung, Ji Hyun Park, Tae Sun Park, Hong Sun Back
Korean Diabetes J. 2006;30(5):403-407.   Published online September 1, 2006
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkda.2006.30.5.403
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Diabetic foot ulcer is a common complication in diabetic patients and the outcome of foot ulcer depends on the severity of ulcer and combined infection such as osteomyelitis. So antibiotics targeting Gram positive cocci including Staphylococcus aureus have been used frequently. However, during the antibiotic therapy, diverse adverse reactions could be happened including red man syndrome, chest pain, hypotension, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and drug eruption. Among these reactions, hematologic adverse events such as pancytopenia are rare and it could be lethal if happened. This article reports a case of pancytopenia associated with vancomycin in treating the diabetic patient with infected foot ulcer.
Plasma Fibrinogen Level is Associated with Carotid Plaque Progression in Type 2 Diabetic Patients.
Seong Hun Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Chong Hwa Kim, Ji Hyun Park, Tae Sun Park, Hong Sun Back
Korean Diabetes J. 2004;28(4):293-303.   Published online August 1, 2004
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BACKGROUND
The level of plasma fibrinogen has emerged as an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Raised fibrinogen levels result in enhanced fibrin deposition in areas of vessel wall injury, which in turn may accelerate the development of atherosclerotic disease. The aim of present study was to investigate whether the plasma fibrinogen levels was related to carotid atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: The sbjects of this study were 210 type 2 diabetic patients. The intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaques in the each segment of the both carotid arteries were evaluated by a duplex scan. The mean of the total IMT values (7 points on each side), the each mean value of the CCA, bulb and ICA, and the maximal IMT, plaque count and score were measured. The plaque score was defined by the sum of longitudinal diameters of each plaque. RESULTS: The correlation between the plasma fibrinogen level and measured IMT values was statistically insignificant (r<0.15, P>0.05). However, there were significant positive correlations between the level of fibrinogen and the plaque count (r=0.20, P=0.019) or plaque score (r=0.24, P=0.006). Stepwise multiple regression analysis revealed the level of plasma fibrinogen as a predictor of the plaque score. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that an elevated plasma fibrinogen level may be related with carotid atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetic patients. Also, there a need to address the discriminating risk factors for the formation or progression of plaques, or IMT thickening.

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