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Young Gi Min 3 Articles
Cardiovascular Manifestations and Clinical Course after Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
In Soo Lee, Yoon Seok Jung, Young Gi Min, Gi Woon Kim, Sang Cheon Choi
J Korean Soc Clin Toxicol. 2012;10(2):103-110.   Published online December 31, 2012
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardiovascular manifestations and clinical course in patients with acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted over a 36 month period on consecutive patients who visited an emergency medical center and were diagnosed with acute carbon monoxide poisoning. A standardized data extraction protocol was performed on the selected patients. Results: A total of 293 patients were selected during the study period. Cardiac manifestations were observed in 35.2% (n=103) of the patients: hypotension in 11 patients (3.8%), ECG abnormalities in 44 patients (15.0%) and cardiac enzyme abnormalities in 103 patients (35.2%). Echo cardiography was performed on 56 patients with cardiac toxicity: 12 patients had abnormal results (5 patients with global hypokinesia and 7 patients with regional wall akinesia). Five patients died within 3 hours after ED admission, and the remaining patients were discharged alive. At 3 months after discharge, none of these patients had died.The SOFA scores in the severe cardiac toxicity group and non-severe cardiac toxicity group at the time of arrival were $2.53{pm}2.29$ and $2.19{pm}2.12$, respectively (p=0.860). Conclusion: Cardiovascular manifestations occur after acute CO poisoning at arateof 35.2%. Even those with severe cardiovascular toxicity recovered well within 10 days after admission. Therefore, the importance of cardiac toxicity after acute CO poisoning is not significant in itself in the clinical course, and the short-term prognosis of cardiac toxicity is unlikely to be unfavorable in acute CO poisoning.
A Case of Amisulpride Induced QT Prolongation
Choung Ah Lee, Hyeon Soo Park, Young Gi Min, Gi Woon Kim
J Korean Soc Clin Toxicol. 2005;3(2):135-138.   Published online December 31, 2005
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Amisulpride is a newly developed atypical antipsychotic agent effective in treating the positive and negative symptom of schizophrenia. Over-dose of amisulpride can cause hypocalcemia and thus may lead to QT prolongation. We report a case of hypocalcemia and QT prolongation. The QT prolongation was normalized after calcium supplement.
Analyses of Suicide Victims Admitted via the Emergency Department -Based on Psychiatric Histories, Past Suicidal Attempts and Psychiatric Diagnoses-
Jae Min Hur, Woo Chan Chun, Young Gi Min, Yoon Seok Jung
J Korean Soc Clin Toxicol. 2004;2(2):106-115.   Published online December 31, 2004
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Purpose: This study analyzed the general features, psychiatric histories, past suicidal attempts and psychiatric diagnoses of suicide victims admitted via the emergency department (ED). Methods: Reviewing the charts of 138 inpatients of suicide attempts admitted via the ED from January 2002 to December 2003, we analyzed various data, including sex, age, season, stressful events, psychiatric histories, previous suicidal attempts, and psychiatric diagnoses during admission, and we used a chi-square test to chart the statistical data. Results: A significant difference was found between 1 st attempts and repeated attempts as to the mechanical methods used for the suicide attempts, There was a significant difference in the kinds of drugs between patients with and without psychiatric histories. In the psychiatric diagnosis, there was a significant difference in AXIS I between patients with and without psychiatric histories. In AXIS II, there was a significant difference between patients with and without psychiatric histories, 1st attempts and repeated attempts. Conclusion: We emphasize the importance of psychiatric consults, treatments, and follow-ups for suicide victims and the emergency physicians' function in helping them to contact psychiatric doctors.

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