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Nutrition
Impact of preoperative nutritional status on surgical outcomes in patients with pediatric gastrointestinal surgery
Nehal El Koofy, Hadeer Mohamed Nasr Eldin, Wesam Mohamed, Mostafa Gad, Sara Tarek, Gamal El Tagy
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2021;64(9):473-479.   Published online November 16, 2020
Question: Is malnutrition a risk factor for postoperative complications in pediatric surgical patients?
Finding: There is a high incidence of malnutrition in pediatric surgical patients. Stunting increases the risks of postoperative complications and extended hospital stays, while underweight status contributes to extended hospital stays.
Meaning: Preoperative nutritional assessments are crucial to improving postoperative outcomes. Anemia increases the risk of postoperative complications and should be corrected preoperatively.
Critical Care Medicine
Assessment of interhospital transport care for pediatric patients
Krittiya Chaichotjinda, Marut Chantra, Uthen Pandee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2020;63(5):184-188.   Published online August 29, 2019
Background: Many critically ill patients require transfer to a higher-level hospital for complex medical care. Despite the publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for pediatric interhospital transportation services and the establishment of many pediatric transport programs, adverse events during pediatric transport still occur.
Purpose: To determine the incidence of adverse events occurring during pediatric transport and explore their complications...
Effect of severe neonatal morbidities on long term outcome in extremely low birthweight infants
Kyo Yeon Koo, Jeong Eun Kim, Soon Min Lee, Ran Namgung, Min Soo Park, Kook In Park, Chul Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(6):694-700.   Published online June 23, 2010
Purpose

To assess the validity of individual and combined prognostic effects of severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), brain injury, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and parenteral nutrition associated cholestasis (PNAC).

Methods

We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 80 extremely low birthweight (ELBW) infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the Severance Children's Hospital, and who survived to a postmenstrual age of...

Outcome and risk factors of pediatric hemato-oncology patients admitted in pediatric intensive care unit
Bo Eun Kim, Eun Ju Ha, Keun Wook Bae, Seongguk Kim, Ho Joon Im, Jong Jin Seo, Seong Jong Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(10):1153-1160.   Published online October 15, 2009
Purpose : To evaluate the risk factors for mortality and prognostic factors in pediatric hemato-oncology patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Methods : We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of pediatric hemato-oncology patients admitted at the PICU of the Asan Medical Center between September 2005 and July 2008. Patients admitted at the PICU for perioperative or terminal...
The effectiveness of biochemical indexes for evaluating the nutrition states of children
Jae Kwang Kim, Hyun Seong Jin, Myung Ki Han, Bong Seong Kim, Choong Hwan Cha, Kie Young Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(2):167-175.   Published online February 15, 2009
Purpose : This study has been conducted to analyze whether the biochemical nutrition indexes might be useful and effective for evaluating the nutrition states of children. Methods : We evaluated 269 children, aged 3-9 years old, who had visited Gangneung Asan Hospital for elective surgery from January 2006 to December 2007, and examined their anthropometric and preoperative laboratory data with...
The Utility of Serum Prealbumin Concentrations for Short-term Nutritional Assessment in Patients with Acute Diarrhea
Kyoung Ah Lim, Hae Soon Kim, Jeong Wan Seo, Seung Joo Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1999;42(1):88-93.   Published online January 15, 1999
Purpose : To evaluate the usefulness of serum prealbumin concentration for the nutritional assessment of acute diarrhea. Methods : From February 1997 to August 1997, ninety patients with acute diarrhea(age, 4-24 months) were randomly assigned into two groups on the basis of their intakes for 2 days prior to admission : liquid diet group(N=56, clear liquid and/or oral electrolyte solutions), and...
Dubowitz Neurologic Examination in Normal Neonates.
Young Soo Lee, Soh Yeon Kim, Dong Chul Park, Kook In Park, Ran Namgung, Chul Lee, Dong Gwan Han
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1990;33(7):977-988.   Published online July 31, 1990
With the improvement in survival rate in high risk infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, there is rising concern about the neurologic sequelae in these infants. In order to evaluate the neur- ologic examination in normal neonates, 400 normal newborns were evaluated for a duration of 6 months from Mach 1989 to August 1989. Neonates greater than 37 weeks gestational age, birth weight...
Statistical Assessment on Chromosomal Aberrations observed on Childhood.
Seong Ho Kim, Jeh Hoon Shin, Soo Jee Moon, Hahng Lee, KeunSoo Lee, Youl Hey Cho, Myung So Ryu, Young Kyun Paik
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1988;31(8):977-983.   Published online August 31, 1988
Chromosomal studies were carried out in 730 patients at the Dept, of Pediatrics and Genetics, Hanyang University Hospital, form December 1979 to April 1986. A statistical assessment was carried out in 244 cases who have chromosomal aberrations. The following results were obtained: 1) Chromosomal aberrations were observed in 244 cases among 730 cases, so the propotion of chromosomal aberrations was 33%. 2) Age distribution revealed 53% of chromosomal...
A Clinical Assessment of Children with Learning Disables.
Cang Jun Coe, Young Hyuk Lee, Jung Keun Kim, In Suck Ryu
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1987;30(10):1078-1091.   Published online October 31, 1987
Clinical investigation and assessment has been performed on 201 children with various learning disables, who are studying at special classes from 6 different school in Seoul. By this clinical study including medical examination following results were obtained. 1) Their age ranged from 7 to 13 year and male was dominant in number rating 1.3:1. 2) Their intelligence has been assessed by Korean-WISC test, and the score...
Neurological Assessment of Children with Learning Disable, Studying Disable, Studying Special Class at Primary School.
Chang Jun Coe
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1986;29(5):510-516.   Published online May 31, 1986
1) Neurological assessment has been done in children with learning disorders, who are rological problems. The high incidence of neurologic defect is thought that those children are not purely child with learning disorder but many of them are handicapped children as well as mentally retarded ones. Neurological problems they manifested are organic brain dysfunction, children with severe psychological roblem, attention...
Statistical Assessment on Chromosomal Aberrations Observed in Childhood.
Jong Jin Seo, Hyung Ro Moon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1983;26(3):220-227.   Published online March 31, 1983
A statistical assessment was carried out in two hundreds and eighty three inpatients and outpatients and fifteen mothers who were subjected to chromosomal analysis at Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Hospital, from January 1977 to February 1982. The following results were obtained: 1) Age distribution revealed 65.8% of all children subjected to chromosomal analysis to be: under 2 years of age. The number of...
Clinical Diagnosis of Mental Handicap Child and Their Assessment.
Chang Jun Coe
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1981;24(10):911-919.   Published online October 15, 1981
140 cases of mentally handicapped children were investigated for clinical diagnosis and assessed for their abilities by Griffith test. The youngest child was 1 month old and the oldest was 15 years old. The clinical diagnosis was able to make in 75%: 40% was cerebral palsy and the rest 35% showed various diagnosis. In 25%, etiological diagnosis was not able...
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