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Original Article
Long-term safety of PEG 4000 in children with chronic functional constipation: A biochemical perspective
Sun Hwan Bae
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(7):741-744.   Published online July 31, 2010

To evaluate the long-term safety of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 4000 in children with constipation, particularly the biochemical aspects of safety.


Medical records were evaluated, and 100 children, who had been taking PEG 4000 for more than 6 months, and who had been under clinical and biochemical monitoring, were enrolled. Ages; 6.11±3.12 years, Duration of therapy; 16.93±7.02 months, dose of PEG 4000;...

Case Report
A case of pyogenic liver abscess in a 10-year-old girl
Jung Lim Byun, Sun Hwan Bae, Sang Woo Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(5):666-668.   Published online May 31, 2010

Pyogenic liver abscesses are rare in children. In pediatric patients, altered host defences seem to play an important role. However, pyogenic liver abscess also occurs in healthy children. We experienced a case of pyogenic liver abscess in a healthy immunocompetent 10-year-old-girl. The patient presented two distinct abscesses: one subphrenic and the other intrahepatic. The intrahepatic abscess resolved with percutaneous drainage...

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Analysis of the factors influencing headache and backache following lumbar puncture
Sang Taek Lee, Sochung Chung, Yong Mean Park, Sun Hwan Bae, Jeong Jin Yu, Ran Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(8):856-860.   Published online August 15, 2008
Purpose : This study aimed to examine the factors influencing the appearance of headache and backache following diagnostic lumbar puncture in children, focusing on the need for strict bed rest after lumbar puncture. Methods : We studied 70 two-fifteen-year-old pediatric patients who underwent diagnostic lumbar puncture from July 2005 to July 2007 at Konkuk University Hospital. We divided them into...
Coronary artery diameter of normal children aged 3 months to 6 years
Jeong Jin Yu, Suk Kyung Cho, Yong-Mean Park, Ran Lee, Sochung Chung, Sun Hwan Bae
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(6):629-633.   Published online June 15, 2008
Purpose : This study was designed to investigate normal domestic values for the diameter of the left main coronary artery (LCA), the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and the right coronary artery (RCA). These data are necessary to define dilatation of coronary arteries in Kawasaki disease cases. Methods : Study subjects were 43 normal healthy children whose ages ranged from...
Assessment of modifiable lifestyle factors for obese children and adolescents through questionnaires
Jeong Wan Seo, Ji A Jung, Hye Sook Park, Jae Sung Ko, Yong Joo Kim, Jae Young Kim, Eell Ryoo, Sun Hwan Bae, Jae Geon Sim, Hye Ran Yang, Byung Ho Choe, Ky Young Cho
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(6):576-583.   Published online June 15, 2008
Purpose : The identification of specific behaviors conducive to overeating or inactivity is the cornerstone of obesity management. The Committee on Nutrition of the Korean Pediatric Society developed parent and self-reporting questionnaires about eating behavior and physical activity in 2006. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the questionnaires in assessing modifiable lifestyle factors related to...
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Efficacy and safety of electrolytes-free polyethylene glycol (PEG) 4000 for disimpaction in children with chronic functional constipation
Jeong Hee Lee, Ran Lee, Sun Hwan Bae
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(4):391-395.   Published online April 15, 2008
Purpose : This study was performed evaluate optimal dose for disimpaction, efficacy and safety of PEG 4000 in children with chronic functional constipation. Methods : Eighty six children with chronic functional constipation were enrolled in this prospective study at Konkuk university hospital March, 2003 through August, 2006. Success in disimpaction with PEG 4000 was defined as meeting at least two out...
Maintenance dose of electrolyte free polyethylene glycol (PEG) 4000 in Korean children with chronic functional constipation
So Hee Lee, Sun Hwan Bae
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2007;50(12):1212-1216.   Published online December 15, 2007
Purpose : To determine optimal maintenance dose and to evaluation the efficacy and safety of polyethylene glycol 4000 (PEG4000) in children with chronic functional constipation. Methods : This study enrolled 41 children with chronic functional constipation at the Konkuk university hospital August 2005, then June, 2007. Effective maintenance dose was designed as initial amount of PEG4000 that improved frequency, bowel movement,...
Case Report
A Case of Choledochal Cyst Complicated by Liver Cirrhosis on Pathology in a 20-Month-Old-Girl
Sun Hwan Bae, Sung Yun Choi, Tae Seok Lee, Ho Jeong Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2005;48(1):104-107.   Published online January 15, 2005
Choledochal cyst is considered to be congenital anomalies of the biliary tract, characterized by varying degrees of cystic dilatation at various segments of the biliary tract. A 20-month-old girl was admitted to Eul-Ji general hospital because of abdominal distension. Physical examination revealed marked splenomegaly and hepatomegaly with nodular surface and hard consistency. Laboratory examination showed elevated transaminase level, alkaline phosphatase...
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A Clinical Study of Chronic Functional Constipation in Children Treated for more than Five Months
Young Min Kim, Sung Yun Choi, Sun Hwan Bae, Young Min Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2004;47(11):1186-1192.   Published online November 15, 2004
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and the courses and effects of long-term treatment, and to analyze the association between clinical features and duration of therapy in chronic functional constipation in children. Methods : This study enrolled 57 children with chronic functional constipation who were treated in the Eulji Hospital for more than...
Case Report
A Case of Fulminant Hepatitis from Hepatitis A in a Child
Young Min Kim, Jae Sun Kim, Sun Hwan Bae, Dong Hoon Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2004;47(10):1106-1109.   Published online October 15, 2004
Fulminant hepatitis from hepatitis A in children is rare and has a low survival rate. We report a case of fulminant hepatitis from hepatitis A in a 12-year-old girl. The patient was admitted because of a three day history of fever, epigastric pain and vomiting. On her second hospital day, she had insomnia, anxiety, dysthesia, continuous fever, vomiting and nausea....
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Efficacy and Safety of Polyethylene Glycol(PEG) with Electrolytes for Disimpaction in Children with Chronic Functional Constipation
Hong Seop So, Sun Hwan Bae, Hei Sun Yoon, in Soon Hwang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(11):1089-1094.   Published online November 15, 2003
Purpose : Polyethylene glycol(PEG) with electrolytes has been used for intestinal clearance for colonoscopy and operations in children. But its efficacy and safety for disimpaction in children with chronic functional constipation has been studied little. Methods : This study enrolled 26 patients with chronic functional constipation(11 children had failed to disimpaction by conventional management at OPD) who were admitted to the...
A Follow-up Survey of Mothers' Antenatal Breast-feeding Plans
Hae Soon Kim, Jeong Wan Seo, Yong Joo Kim, Kee Hyoung Lee, Jae Young Kim, Jae Sung Ko, Sun Hwan Bae, Hye Sook Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(7):635-641.   Published online July 15, 2003
Purpose : To investigate the success rate and factors that influence breast-feeding among women having antenatal breast-feeding plans. Methods : Questionnaires included items on success in breast-feeding, reasons for failure and perinatal factors. It was done by telephone calls to 152 randomly selected women having antenatal breast-feeding plans at 4 months after delivery. The questionnaires were analysed by bivariate χ2-...
Clinical Features of Subacute Necrotizing Lymphadenitis in Children
Ji Young Hong, Sun Hwan Bae, Wan Sup Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(8):994-999.   Published online August 15, 2002
Purpose : There is a predilection for subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis(SNL) in young Asian women. Few pediatric cases have been reported. This study was performed to evaluate clinical features of children with SNL. Methods : We retrospectively analyzed clinical features of 23 cases of SNL under 15 years of age identified in Nowon Eulji Hospital from February 1995 to January 2002. Two...
A Survey on the Understanding of Breast-feeding in Pregnant Woman
Jeong Wan Seo, Yong Joo Kim, Kee Hyoung Lee, Jae Young Kim, Jay G Sim, Hae Soon Kim, Jae Sung Ko, Sun Hwan Bae, Hye Sook Park, Beom Soo Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(5):575-587.   Published online May 15, 2002
Purpose : To investigate the understanding of breast-feeding in pregnant woman and the proper way of encouraging breast-feeding. Methods : Each questionnaire included items about demographic characteristics and the understanding of breast-feeding. The questionnaires were filled up by pregnant women visiting obstetric clinics in Seoul and its vicinities, Busan, Choongjoo and Chungjoo from July 2001 to August 2001. One thousand, two...
Congenital Chloride Diarrhea in 5 Korean Infants
Dong Hun Rhie, Sun Hwan Bae, Ji Eun Choi, Bo Young Yun, Dong Woo Son, Choong Ho Shin, Kyung Hee Park, Jae Sung Ko, Jeong Kee Seo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2000;43(11):1465-1472.   Published online November 15, 2000
Purpose : Congenital chloride diarrhea(CLD) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by life-long watery diarrhea of prenatal onset with high fecal Cl- concentration. Recent studies have revealed that the protein product of the down-regulated in adenoma(DRA) gene is an intestinal anion transporter molecule and causes CLD when mutated. We investigated the clinical characteristics of CLD in Korean infants in order...
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