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Child abuse, can we find child abuse? - Role of the pediatrician
Ki Sik Min
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(11):1194-1199.   Published online November 15, 2009
Child abuse is defined by a recent act or failure to act that results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or imminent risk of serious harm; involved a child; and is carried out by a parent or caregiver. This report provides guidance in the clinical approach to the evaluation of suspected physical abuse in children,...
Original Article
Microbiological spectrum and antibiotic susceptibility pattern in more than 24-month-old children with urinary tract infection: A6-year retrospective, single center experience
Jeong Hee Ko, Jee Hyung Lee, Eun Jung Shim, Do jun Cho, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo, Dae Young Lee, Hee Jung Kang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(10):1147-1152.   Published online October 15, 2009
Purpose : To characterize the pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibilities in more than 24-month-old children with urinary tract infection (UTI) and to study the Escherichia coli antimicrobial susceptibility trend. Methods : We retrospectively reviewed the record of more than 24-month-old children with UTI between January 2003 and December 2008. Positive results for 1 bacterial species with a colony count of...
Case Report
Two cases of central nervous system complications caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
Shin Mi Kim, Ji Seung Heo, Eun Jung Shim, Dae Hyoung Lee, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(5):533-537.   Published online May 15, 2008
Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) infection causes a wide variety of clinical manifestations in children and young adults, the main one being pneumonia. M. pneumoniae is transmitted from person to person by infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms caused by M. pneumoniae infection can be divided into those involving the respiratory tract, and those caused by extrapulmonary disease. M. pneumoniae infections may cause...
Original Article
Clinical features of transient small bowel intussusception in children
Ji Seung Heo, Eun Min Seo, Eun Jung Shim, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo, Kwan Seop Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(5):500-505.   Published online May 15, 2008
Purpose : We analyzed the clinical features, management and outcome of small bowel intussusception in children compared with ileocolic intussusception. Methods : We retrospectively reviewed the records of 210 children with documented intussusception, in whom intussusception was initially diagnosed by ultrasonography during the four-year period of 2002 to 2005. Results : A total of 191 children were diagnosed with ileocolic intussusception and...
A Clinical Study of Child Abuse
Yoon Jin Choi, Shin Mi Kim, Eun Jung Sim, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2007;50(5):436-442.   Published online May 15, 2007

Purpose: To promote awareness and efforts by pediatricians to identity and prevent child abuse by investigation of characteristics of victim and types of injury caused by abuse. Methods: A retrospective study was performed with 20 patients who had been diagnosed or suspected as child abuse at Hallym University Hospital from January 1999 to December 2005. The medical records, radiologic documents,...
A survey of infant sleep positions associated with sudden infant death syndrome
Dong Jun Lee, So Ick Jang, Eun Jung Shim, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(6):602-609.   Published online June 15, 2006
Purpose : As the prone position is thought to be an important factor in sudden infant death syndrome(SIDS), this study was conducted to contribute to reducing SIDS by analyzing sleeping positions of infants. Methods : A face-to-face questionnaire was carried out with a total of 170 parents with a baby aged less than 6 months. Results : A total of 170 infants...
A Clinical Study of Sepsis with Thrombocytopenia in Premature Infants
Jae Hoon Sim, So Ick Jang, Yun Jung Sim, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2004;47(10):1058-1064.   Published online October 15, 2004
Purpose : This study was performed to characterize sepsis with thrombocytopenia in premature infants to determine if thrombocytopenia is a prognostic factor in sepsis in premature infants. Methods : We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of sepsis in premature infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit(N=41) at the Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital from January 1999 to December 2002. The...
Case Report
A Case of Neonatal Hydrometrocolpos Accompanying Urinary Tract Obstruction
Kyoung Eun Lee, Ok Yeon Cho, Eun Jung Sim, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo, Guan Sup Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2004;47(7):789-793.   Published online July 15, 2004
Neonatal hydrometrocolpos is the cystic dilatation of the vagina and uterus, which is caused by the combination of vaginal obstruction such as imperforate hymen, transverse vaginal septum, or vaginal atresia, and glandular secretion by maternal estrogenic stimulation. Although hydrometrocolpos is a rare congenital abnormality unlike pubertal hematocolpos, it is one of the relatively common abdominal masses in neonates. In typical...
Original Article
A Clinical Study and Sonographic Findings of Neonatal Adrenal Hemorrhage
Ok Yeon Cho, Kyoung Eun Lee, Eun Jung Shim, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo, Kwan Sub Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2004;47(5):535-542.   Published online May 15, 2004
Purpose : This study was performed to present out experience of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage (NAH) and to help diagnosis and management of NAH. Methods : We conducted a retrospective study on 14 neonates diagnosed as NAH from January 1993 to August 2002 at Hallym Medical Center. Their clinical manifestations, risk factors, sonographic findings and progression of NAH were evaluated using...
A Clinical Study of Acute Colonic Diverticulitis in Children
Jae Hoon Sim, Keum Ho Song, Yun Jung Sim, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo, Hae Ran Lee, Kwan Seop Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(11):1095-1100.   Published online November 15, 2003
Purpose : Children with acute colonic diverticulitis(ACD), can be misdiagnosed with acute appendicitis. Methods : We reviewed 15 cases of ACD during five years, from January 1998 to June 2002 retrospectively. Results : Most patients(80%) with ACD in children presented with right lower quadrant pain. The primary diagnosis on admission was mostly acute appendicitis(87%), and all ACD in children occurred in...
A Clinical Study of Non-Accidental Intracranial Hemorrhage in Children
Kwon Hoe Huh, Keum Ho Song, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(11):1067-1072.   Published online November 15, 2003
Purpose : Non-accidental intracranial hemorrhage in children is not low in incidence and results in high mortality and serious sequelae. So, the authors have researched the distribution of sex and age, causes, symptoms and signs, hemorrhagic types, mortality rate and sequelae of the patients hospitalized with non-accidental intracranial hemorrhage at Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital. Methods : The medical records of...
Case Report
Five Cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome
Ok Yeon Cho, Kwon Hoe Huh, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo, Yul Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(4):404-408.   Published online April 15, 2003
Shaken baby syndrome is a serious form of child abuse, mostly involving children younger than 2 years. It results from extreme rotational cranial acceleration induced by violent shaking. The characteristic injuries include subdural hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhage, and fracture of ribs or long bones. If physicians have no recognition of, or suspicion about, shaken baby syndrome, this syndome is difficult to...
Original Article
A Clinical and Radiologic Study of Acute Focal Bacterial Nephritis in Children
Kum Ho Song, Kwon Hoe Huh, Ok Yeon Cho, Jae Hoon Sim, Do Jun Cho, Dug Ha Kim, Ki Sik Min, Ki Yang Yoo, Kwan Seop Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(4):351-357.   Published online April 15, 2003
Purpose : To raise awareness of the clinical importance of, and the need for proper management of acute focal bacterial nephritis(AFBN), we analyzed 22 AFBN patients and 22 other upper urinary tract infection patients by use of comparative studies. Methods : From January 2000 to May 2002, 22 AFBN patients aged from 1 month to 12 months were selected. As a...
Compliance with Anticonvulsant Therapy in Epileptic Children
Young Hwan Choi, Ki Sik Min, Jong Wan Kim, Ki Yang Yoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1998;41(11):1553-1558.   Published online November 15, 1998
Purpose : Good compliance with an anticonvulsant medication regimen is essential for the successful management of epilepsy. However, pediatric compliance with anticonvulsant therapy did not well be studied. The aim of this study was to identify the following key in noncompliance in pediatric out patients receiving anticonvulsant therapy determining factors. Methods : Eighty-one epileptic outpatients under fifteen years of age with...
Prophylactic Effect of Diazepam to Prevent Recurrent Febrile Seiz
Seung Eun Choi, Ki Sik Min, Jong Wan Kim, Kwang Nam Kim, Ki Yang Ryoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1995;38(5):685-691.   Published online May 15, 1995
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to investigate efficacy of shortterm diazepam prophylaxis in recurrent febrile seizure. Methods : A total of 107 children admitted to the department of pediatrics, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Ballym University from 1 July 1991 to 31 December 1992, with their first or recurrent febrile seizures(one or two times), were entered in the study,...
Case Report
A Case of Right Lung Agenesis
Seung Hyun Seo, Yu Sub Shin, Ki Sik Min, Jong Wan Kim, Kwang Nam Kim, Ki Yang Ryoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(3):428-433.   Published online March 15, 1992
Lung agenesis is the very rare disease which is defined as total absence of the pulmonary parenchyma, its vascular supporting structure, and bronchi beyond the carina. In many cases, there are coexisting anomalies involving the skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems. Also, severe respiratory infections are common in infancy and may lead to pneumonia and death. When associated anomalies are...
Original Article
Clincal Observations on Human Rotavirus (HRV) Gastroenteritis
Seung Ryong Han, Seung Hyun Seo, Ki Sik Min, Jong Wan Kim, Kwang Nam Kim, Ki Yang Ryoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(2):226-233.   Published online February 15, 1992
Clinical observations were made on 787 patients who were admitted to pediatric department of Kangdong Sacred Heart hospital because of watery diarrhea and vomiting between Jan. 1987 and Dec, 1989. ELISA study was done to detect HRV antigen for all patients. The results were as follows : 1) HRV antigen was detected in 492 patients (62.5%) by ELISA among 787 patients with watery...
Immunomodulation Therapy in Children with Aplastic Anemia.
Won Suk Suh, Ki Sik Min, Woo Gun Choi, Hack Ki Kim, Kyoung Sn Lee, Soon Yong Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1990;33(2):170-177.   Published online February 28, 1990
Thirty patients with aplastic anemia(fifteen severe aplastic anemia and fifteen moderate aplastic anemia) treated with antilymphocyte globulin and cyclosporin A as a kind of immunomodulation therapy were studied by analysing hematologic reseponses and complications. The results were as follows; 1) Nineteen out of thirty patients (63.3%) treated with anti lymphocyte globulin plus cyclosporin A showed responses (complete response of 33.3%, partial response of 30.0%). 2) Hematologic responses according...
A Case of Chondrodysplasia Punctata of the Rhizomelic Type.
Ki Sik Min, Bo Kyung Cho, In Kyung Sung, Byung Churl Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1989;32(1):87-91.   Published online January 31, 1989
Chondrodysplasia punctata is a rare familial disorder of bone, characterized by punctate calcifica- tion in the epiphyseal regions. We experienced a case of the rhizomelic type of chondrodysplasia punctata in an one day old female. She had symmetrical shortening of the proximal limbs, flexion contracture of both hip joints, cataracts and ichthyotic skin lesion. Radiologic findings showed multiple stippled calcified densities in most joints and...
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