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Min Young Chung  (Chung MY) 3 Articles
Clinical Characteristics of Diabetic Patients Transferred to Korean Referral Hospitals
Min Young Oh, Sang Soo Kim, In Joo Kim, In Kyu Lee, Hong Sun Baek, Hyoung Woo Lee, Min Young Chung
Diabetes Metab J. 2014;38(5):388-394.   Published online October 17, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/dmj.2014.38.5.388
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Background

We evaluated the disease profile and clinical management, including the status of both glycemic control and complications, in patients with diabetes who were transferred to referral hospitals in Korea.

Methods

Patients referred to 20 referral hospitals in Gyeongsangnam/Gyeongsangbuk-do and Jeollanam/Jeollabuk-do with at least a 1-year history of diabetes between January and June 2011 were retrospectively reviewed using medical records, laboratory tests, and questionnaires.

Results

A total of 654 patients were enrolled in the study. In total, 437 patients (67%) were transferred from clinics and 197 (30%) patients were transferred from hospitals. A total of 279 patients (43%) visited higher medical institutions without a written medical request. The main reason for the referral was glycemic control in 433 patients (66%). Seventy-three patients (11%) had received more than one session of diabetic education. Only 177 patients (27%) had been routinely self-monitoring blood glucose, and 146 patients (22%) were monitoring hemoglobin A1c. In addition, proper evaluations for diabetic complications were performed for 74 patients (11%). The most common complication was neuropathy (32%) followed by nephropathy (31%). In total, 538 patients (82%) had been taking oral hypoglycemic agents. A relatively large number of patients (44%) had been taking antihypertensive medications.

Conclusion

We investigated the clinical characteristics of diabetic patients and identified specific problems in diabetic management prior to the transfer. We also found several problems in the medical system, which were divided into three medical institutions having different roles in Korea. Our findings suggested that the relationships among medical institutions have to be improved, particularly for diabetes.

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    Youqian Zhang, Zitian Tang, Yong Shi, Lin Li, Pratibha V. Nerurkar
    PLOS ONE.2024; 19(2): e0287496.     CrossRef
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  • Nonalbumin proteinuria is a simple and practical predictor of the progression of early-stage type 2 diabetic nephropathy
    Jong Ho Kim, Sang Soo Kim, In Joo Kim, Min Jin Lee, Yun Kyung Jeon, Bo Hyun Kim, Sang Heon Song, Yong Ki Kim
    Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.2017; 31(2): 395.     CrossRef
Response: Association between Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Chronic Complications in Type 2 Diabetic Patients (Diabetes Metab J 2011;35:390-6)
Jin Ook Chung, Dong Hyeok Cho, Dong Jin Chung, Min Young Chung
Diabetes Metab J. 2011;35(6):640-641.   Published online December 26, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/dmj.2011.35.6.640
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Association between Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Cardiovascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Jin Ook Chung, Dong Hyeok Cho, Dong Jin Chung, Min Young Chung
Diabetes Metab J. 2011;35(4):390-396.   Published online August 31, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/dmj.2011.35.4.390
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Background

Diabetes mellitus is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but high cardiovascular risk in diabetes mellitus patients is not completely explained by clustering traditional risk factors. Recently, associations between diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and macrovasculopathy have been suggested. We aimed to assess associations between DPN and cardiovascular complications in type 2 diabetic patients.

Methods

Microvascular and cardiovascular complications were evaluated in 1,041 type 2 diabetic patients.

Results

In patients with DPN, the age, prevalence of hypertension, diabetes duration, systolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, and hemoglobin glycation (HbA1c) levels were significantly higher, while the high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels were lower than in those without DPN. The prevalence of CVD was higher in patients with DPN. In multivariate analysis, DPN was independently associated with CVD (odds ratio, 1.801; 95% confidence interval, 1.009 to 3.214).

Conclusion

Our results showed that DPN was associated with a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetic patients, but further studies are needed to investigate the causative nature of associations between DPN and CVD.

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    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2022; 37(2): 243.     CrossRef
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    Lingning Huang, Yongze Zhang, Yunmin Wang, Ximei Shen, Sunjie Yan
    Canadian Journal of Diabetes.2020; 44(7): 615.     CrossRef
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    Acta Ophthalmologica.2015; 93(8): 713.     CrossRef
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    PLoS ONE.2014; 9(5): e95403.     CrossRef
  • The co-occurrence of myocardial dysfunction and peripheral insensate neuropathy in a streptozotocin-induced rat model of diabetes
    Maria N Marangoni, Scott T Brady, Shamim A Chowdhury, Mariann R Piano
    Cardiovascular Diabetology.2014;[Epub]     CrossRef
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    Life Sciences.2013; 92(22): 1037.     CrossRef
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    Seung-Hyun Ko, Bong-Yun Cha
    Diabetes & Metabolism Journal.2012; 36(1): 6.     CrossRef
  • Epidemiology of Micro- and Macrovascular Complications of Type 2 Diabetes in Korea
    Jung Hee Kim, Dae Jung Kim, Hak Chul Jang, Sung Hee Choi
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