Publications by authors named "Young Kyung You"

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Comparison of EQ-5D-3L and metabolic components between patients with hyperhidrosis and the general population: a propensity score matching analysis.

Qual Life Res 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Family Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: It is important to understand the characteristics of patients with hyperhidrosis, which are different from the general population, for treating hyperhidrosis. Sympathetic overactivity, which might play an important role in hyperhidrosis, can contribute to metabolic diseases and the decreased quality of life (QoL). We compared the metabolic components and health-related QoL between patients with hyperhidrosis and the general population.

Methods: We conducted a case-control study and compared the characteristics of the patients (N = 196) with hyperhidrosis and propensity score-matched controls (N = 196) selected from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Metabolic components and EQ-5D-3L (EQ-5D) index were compared using a two-way mixed analysis of covariance after adjusting for confounders.

Results: Patients with hyperhidrosis had significantly higher waist circumference (estimated mean values ± SD for patients and the control group, 85.5  ±  10.8 cm vs 81.3  ±  10.3 cm, p < 0.001), blood pressure (SBP, 121.1  ±  16.9 vs 111.7  ±  10.3, p < 0.001 AND DBP, 77.5  ±  12.8 vs 73.6  ±  8.6, p < 0.001, respectively), fasting glucose (97.1  ±  11.3 vs 91.5  ±  9.2, p < 0.001), and the number of components of metabolic syndrome (1.4  ±  1.3 vs 1.0  ±  1.2, p = 0.002), and significantly lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (144.3  ±  53.2 vs 158.3  ±  55.7, p = 0.002) and EQ-5D values (estimated mean values (standard error) for patients and the control group, 0.92 (0.01) vs 0.97 (0.01), p < 0.001) compared to the control group after adjustment.

Conclusion: The patients with hyperhidrosis had more central obesity and unfavorable metabolic parameters and a lower EQ-5D index compared with the general population, emphasizing clinical importance of hyperhidrosis to be cured in aspect of metabolic components as well as patients' QOL.
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May 2021

Comparison of anatomic and non-anatomic hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.

J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 2017 Nov 19;24(11):616-626. Epub 2017 Oct 19.

Department of Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: The aim of the present study was to compare the prognostic impact of anatomic resection (AR) versus non-anatomic resection (NAR) on patient survival after resection of a single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Methods: To control for confounding variable distributions, a 1-to-1 propensity score match was applied to compare the outcomes of AR and NAR. Among 710 patients with a primary, solitary HCC of <5.0 cm in diameter that was resectable by either AR or NAR from 2003 to 2007 in Japan and Korea, 355 patients underwent NAR and 355 underwent AR of at least one section with complete removal of the portal territory containing the tumor.

Results: Overall survival (OS) was better in the AR than NAR group (hazard ratio 1.67, 95% confidence interval 1.28-2.19, P < 0.001) while disease-free survival showed no significant difference. Significantly fewer patients in the AR than NAR group developed intrahepatic HCC recurrence and multiple intrahepatic recurrences. Patients with poorly differentiated HCC who underwent AR had improved disease-free survival and OS.

Conclusions: Anatomic resection decreases the risk of tumor recurrence and improves OS in patients with a primary, solitary HCC of <5.0 cm in diameter.
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November 2017