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Three undergraduate students in the 4th grade of the department, “Study on blood sugar variability and the course of severe pneumonia”

The greater the early glycemic variability, the higher the mortality rate of patients with severe pneumonia and the longer the hospitalization period

Published in the latest issue of <Annals of Medicine>, an international academic journal in the field of internal medicine

[November 2, 2022]

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<Research Team of Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, YU School of Medicine>

(Clockwise from left above, Professor JEONG Seung-min Jung, 4th grade students KIM Eun-song, KIM Ji-yeong, and KIM Seong-ho)


Students of YU College of Medicine published a thesis on blood sugar volatility and the course of severe pneumonia in an international journal.


A research team consisting of seniors of the YU College of Medicine conducted a retrospective study by collecting data from pneumonia patients hospitalized in the ICU of YU Hospital for about two years.As the analysis result of the data, it was fund that, in case of patients with pneumonia, the greater the glycemic variability within 48 hours of entering the intensive care unit, the higher the mortality rate within 28 days and the longer the hospitalization period in the intensive care unit.


The research team explained the performance of the research saying, “The result of the study shows that early blood glucose volatility affects the prognosis of severe pneumonia not only in diabetic patients but also in patients with glycated hemoglobin less than 7.5%, whose blood sugar control is relatively easy. It indicates that active blood glucose monitoring is needed for patients with severe pneumonia, regardless of diabetes.


KIM Eun-song, KIM Ji-yeong, and KIM Seong-ho (4th grade of YU College of Medicine) participated in the study and Professor MOON Joon-seong and Professor JEONG Seung-min of Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine led the study.The thesis was published in latest issue (October, 2022) of Annals of Medicine, having 5.348 of IF, an international academic journal in general medicine and internal medicine. 


The research team showed its successive research plan by saying, “We are planning a study using a continuous blood glucose meter that can more accurately determine blood glucose variability than the fingertip blood glucose measurement method.”


Meanwhile, Department of Internal Medicine of YU College of Medicine strengthens research capability of faculty students with operation of Endocrinal Class System.They are improving their research capability as medical personnel from the time of faculty students by guiding 3rd grade students for medical research and preparation of theses and by motivating participation and thesis presentation in academic conferences in/out of university.