Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Kim J, Lee H, Huang BW. Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment Principles, and Screening. Am Fam Physician. 2022 May 1;105(5):487-494.  (05/2022) (link)
  • Lee H, Kim J, & Tagmazyan K. (2013). Treatment of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: the GOLD Guidelines. Am Fam Physician, 88(10), 655-663. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common problem in primary care. COPD is diagnosed with spirometry only in clinically stable patients with a postbronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity ratio of less than 0.70. All patients with COPD who smoke should be counseled about smoking cessation. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations are recommended for all patients with COPD. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease assigns patients with COPD into four groups based on the degree of airflow restriction, symptom score, and number of exacerbations in one year. Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for patients in groups B, C, and D. Those in group A should receive a short-acting anticholinergic or short-acting beta(2) agonist for mild intermittent symptoms. For patients in group B, long-acting anticholinergics or long-acting beta, agonists should be added. Patients in group C or D are at high risk of exacerbations and should receive a long-acting anticholinergic or a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta, agonist. For patients whose symptoms are not controlled with one of these regimens, triple therapy with an inhaled corticosteroid, long-acting beta, agonist, and anticholinergic should be considered. Prophylactic antibiotics and oral corticosteroids are not recommended for prevention of COPD exacerbations. Continuous oxygen therapy improves mortality rates in patients with severe hypoxemia and COPD. Lung volume reduction surgery can improve survival rates in patients with severe, upper lobe predominant COPD with heterogeneous emphysema distribution. (Copyright (C) 2013 American Academy of Family Physicians.) (11/2013)
  • Lee H, Kim J, & Nguyen V. (2013). Ear Infections Otitis Externa and Otitis Media. Prim Care, 40(3), 671-+. This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis externa and acute otitis media, and will be helpful to primary care physicians who diagnose and treat these common diseases in the clinic. The pathophysiology, microbiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and complications are discussed. (09/2013) (link)
  • Spiegel DR, Kim J, Greene K, Conner C, Zamfir D.  (2009) Apathy due to cerebrovascular accidents successfully treated with methylphenidate: a case series.  J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2009 Spring. Apathy has been observed in various types of neuropsychiatric illness, including degenerative, traumatic, and cerebrovascular. In this article, the authors describe the neurobiology of cerebrovascular induced apathy and its treatment. (Present) (link)