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Original Article
A Study of Acute Poisoning in Korean Children
Chan Sook Park, Song Hyeun Eun, Mi Hwa Yang, Jin A Son, Jung Yun Hwang, Jae Wook Ko, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2001;44(6):614-619.   Published online June 15, 2001
Purpose : The National Medical Center has been conducting a study as a Poison Control Center since 1998. The data was analyzed to illustrate the general aspects of acute poisoning in Korean children. Methods : The primary sources of data were collected from the Medical Insurance Records of 1997 and death records of the same period obtained from the Korea National Statistical Office. A total...
Molecular Epidemiologic Study of Streptococcus pyogenes Analyzed by T protein Serotyping and Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis(PFGE) in Normal Children
Jin Ah Son, Don Hee Ahn, Kyu Jam Hwang, Younghee Lee, Sung-Ho Cha
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2000;43(10):1330-1342.   Published online October 15, 2000
Purpose : In this study we tried to look at the spreading, duration of colonization, and acquisition of new streptococci which were obtained in one geographical area, as well as the bacteriologic and molecular epidemiology of normal school children carrying group A streptococci and their clonal relationship through the combined application of the serotype of T antigen and Pulsed Field...
Case Report
Three Cases of Subacute Necrotizing Lymphadenitis in Childhood
Min Hyang Park, Jin A Son, Jae Wook Go, Jae Yoon Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2000;43(3):423-427.   Published online March 15, 2000
Subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis was first reported by Kikuchi and Fujimoto in 1972. Young females no more than 30 years of age are mainly affected. It usually manifests as fever and cervical lymphadenopathy. We experienced three cases of subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis in an 11-year-old boy, a 12- year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. Symptoms presented were URI signs, diarrhea, headache and...
Original Article
The Percentiles of Body Mass Index and Trend of Obesity in Schoolage Children in Seoul
Min Ji Kim, Jin Seop Kang, Jae Wook Go, Young Jin Hong, Don Hee Ahn, Do Myung Paek, Yun Joo Kang, Sung Jae Suh
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1999;42(6):756-764.   Published online June 15, 1999
Purpose : Many authors have reported that obesity is a serious health problem in schoolage children and adolescents and recently obese children are increasing. Accurate diagnosis is needed to estimate the prevalence rate and trend of obesity. We studied body mass index(BMI) percentile for age and sex as a reliable and valid screening for adiposity. Methods : We measured...
Changing Social Background Pattern of Children in Adoption Institutions(the 4th Report)
Hye Jeong Kim, Jin A Son, Jae Youn Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1999;42(1):115-121.   Published online January 15, 1999
Purpose : A study was undertaken to assess the social background of abandoning children at adoption institutions. The results were compared to those of three previous reports from the institution. Methods : A total of 536 children who had been admitted to the institution during the period of 1993 to 1996 were subjected to the study. The medical records were...
A Survey of Breast-Feeding
Yun Ah Sung,, Ju Yong Ahn, Hwa Yeon Lee, Jae Yoon Kim, Don Hee Ahn, Yong Jin Hong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1998;41(4):444-450.   Published online April 15, 1998
Purpose : The superiority of breast-feeding to artificial feeding of infants aged 6 months or less has been well established. Due to the low rate of breast-feeding in our 1994 hospital survey we recommended and educated about breast-feeding to mothers who delivered in our hospital since January 1995. The purpose of this survey is to assess if the rate of breast-feeding increased in our...
TheAnalytic Review of Standard Growth Valuein School-Age Children in Seoul
Joo Young An, Jin Seop Kang, Young Jin Hong, Don Hee Ahn, Sung Jae Suh
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1996;39(12):1669-1679.   Published online December 15, 1996
Purpose : It hasn't been developed a new standard growth value for children in Korea since 1985. This study was designed to compare the difference of standard growth value of height, weight and chest circumference for school-age children in Seoul between 1985 and 1994. Methods : Height, weight and chest circumference were measured in 6,308 students, aged 6-17 years, of 12...
The Change of Serum Cholesterol level in Children with Fever
Mi Ja Park, Jae Yoon Kim, Jae Wook Ko, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1996;39(7):908-914.   Published online July 15, 1996
Purpose : This study was undertaken to assess the change of the serum cholesterol level according to the duration of fever in children. Methods : A retrospective study presents data on fasting serum cholesterol assessed 346 children aged from 3 to 14 years, admitted to National Medical Center from Jan. 1992 to Jun. 1994 due to febrile disease. These patients were divided into three...
Evaluation of Culture Proved Tuberculosis Patients
Eun Kyung Lee, Jae Yoon Kim, Young Jin Hong, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1995;38(5):633-640.   Published online May 15, 1995
Purpose : Childhood tuberculosis is often asymptomatic with low culture rate, but it may res-ult in serious complications via hematogenous spread. Therefore, this study was done to evalu-ate clinical features, laboratory findings in tuberculosis patients proved by culture. Methods : We reviewed retrospectively the medical records of 48 cases of proved tubercul-sosis at the department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center, during...
Case Report
Two Cases of Rupture of the Sinuses of Valsalva
Jina Son, Young Jin Hong, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1995;38(1):117-121.   Published online January 15, 1995
Rupture of the sinuses of Valsalva is not common in childhood. It is frequently associated with other heart disease, most commonly with VSD. It is classified into four types, anatomically. The symptoms are differentiated as acute, gradual progression, and unruptured aneurysm. We experienced 2 cases of rupture of the sinuses of Valsala, which were corrected completely after operation. The patients were 14 year old...
Original Article
Observation of Social Background and Disease Patterns of Children in an Institute for Adoption (the 3rd report)
Jae Bong Kwon, Cheol Soon Park, Jae Wook Ko, Myung Ik Lee, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1995;38(1):81-90.   Published online January 15, 1995
Purpose : A Study was undertaken to assess the family background of abandonment and clinical and social aspects in an institute for foreign adoption. The results were compared to the previous two reports from the institute. Method : A sample of 1,728 children from 1987 to 1992 formed the subjects of the study by the medical records in the institution. Results :...
Causes of Anemia Less Than 7 Days of Age
Man Seong Ko, Jina Sohn, Jae Wook Ko, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1994;37(12):1725-1731.   Published online December 15, 1994
Purpose : Within a few days from birth, newborn infants are under conitions of normal physiologic changes. During this period, the certain newborn infants are confronted with a severe life-threatenling hematologic problems such as anemia. Therefore, prompt diagnosis of anemia and accurate identification of underlying causes would rather be essential to provide appropriate menagement. Methods : Eighty three newborn infants who...
Case Report
A Case of Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene in Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Mi Jeong Kim, Seung Hee Park, Sun Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1994;37(11):1620-1623.   Published online November 15, 1994
The symmetrical peripheral gangrene syndrome consists of sudden onset of symmetrical gangrene of the fingers, toes and more raely, the nose, upper lip, ear lobes, or genitalia. There is no evidence of occulusion of large vessels or vasculitis. We experienced a case of symmetrical peripheral gangrene developed in fingers and toes with disseminated intravascular coagulation in 20 day-old permature infant with...
Original Article
A Clinical and Pathological Study of Recurrent Hematuria in Childhood
Mi Jeong Kim, Jae Wook Ko, Young Jin Hong, Myung Ik Lee, Sun Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1994;37(8):1104-1110.   Published online August 15, 1994
The clinico-pathological observation was done on 28 children with recurrent hematuria, who had been admitted to the Pediatric ward of NMC from January 1981 to July 1991. The results were as follows; 1) Most of the children with recurrent hematuria were over 6 years of age (24 cases, 85.7%) and the sex ratio was about 2.5:1. 2) IgA nephropathy (17 cases, 60.7%) was...
Case Report
A Case of Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis Of the Newborn
Hong Shin Jeon, Myung Ik Lee, Don Hee Ahn, Hee Jun Yoo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1994;37(3):405-409.   Published online March 15, 1994
A 7 day old female baby suffered from perinatal asphyxia and trauma at birth. Subsequently, she had a violeceous subcutaneous plaque on back. The clinical setting, the skin manifestation and the histologic findings of the lesion were diagnostic of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn. Histologic findings revealed fat necrosis with infiltration of inflammatory cells, foreign body giant cells and...
A Case of Bart's Syndrome - Epidermolysis Bullosa and Congenital Localized Absence of Skin -
Hong Shin Jeon, Young Jin Hong, Don Hee Ahn, Hee Jun Yoo, Je Geun Chi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1994;37(1):104-108.   Published online January 15, 1994
A female newborn had the following characteristics: a congenital localized absence of skin over the lower extremities; blistering of the skin or mucous membrane, incited by trauma, which heals without scarring; and congenital absence or deformity of the nails. In respect to the characteristic manifestationhj, clinical course and electron microscopic features, our patient seems to fit well into Bart's syndrome....
A Case of Hypodipsic Hypernatremia
Seung Hee Park, Hong Sin Jeon, Sun Hwa Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(11):1621-1625.   Published online November 15, 1993
Hypodipsic hypernatremia is characterized by chronic or recurrent episodes of severe hypernatermia associated with dehydration and a lack of thirst. This constellation of deficits suggests that the syndrome is due to hypodipsia of destruction of the hypothalamic osmoreceptors that regulate thirst and ADH secretion. We report a child with abnormalities of the central nervous system who had hypernatremia and a...
Original Article
A Clinical Study on Prematurity Who received Blood Transfusion
Chul Soon Park, Myung Ik Lee, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(10):1389-1394.   Published online October 15, 1993
A clinical study was made on 85 cases of prematurity under 37 weeks of gestational age who had history of blood transfusion during their admission at the National Medical Center from January 1989 to June 1992. The results were as follows: 1) Among 339 prematurity patients, 85 patients (25.1%) received blood transfusion once at least. 2) Male to female ration was 1.13:1 and...
Cow Milk Allergy in Infant Who Neonatal Onset
Seung Hee Park, Myung Ik Lee, Don Hee Ahn, Seung Hee Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(10):1383-1388.   Published online October 15, 1993
Cow milk allergy can be defined as an adverse immunologic reactions to cow milk protein. The term is often mistakenly applied to other causes of milk intolerence, such as lactase deficiency and galactosemia, which must be differenciated and excluded. We have experienced 10 children of cow milk allergy at neonatal onset who had suffered from G-I symtons, such as diarrhea, irritability,...
A Clinical Study of Bronchial Asthma in Children
Seung Hee Park, Myung Ik Lee, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(9):1291-1299.   Published online September 15, 1993
This report is a clinical analysis and comparative study with previous report of bronchial asthma at National Medical Center on bronchial asthma in children who were admitted to the MP dept. of national Medical Center from January 1987 to December 1990. The results of the study were as follows: 1) The out-break ratio of bronchial asthma is 3.7% of hopitalized children which...
Clinical Observation on Prematurity Subjected for EEG
Chul Soon Park, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(6):778-784.   Published online June 15, 1993
This study included fifty two premature babies in whom EEG was performed at National Medical Center, from Jan. 1990 to Jun. 1991. Clinical and EEG recirdes of akll subjects were analyzed and the following results were obtained . 1) The day of first EEG performed were; 11 cases within 10 days, 20 cases from 11 days to 20days, 13 cases from21...
Clinical Observation of Neonatal Sepsis
Jin A Son, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(5):671-679.   Published online May 15, 1993
Ninety two cases of culture proved neonatal sepsis who had been admitted to pediatric department, National medical Center, during 7 years from Jan, 1984 to Dec, 1990 were reviewed clinically and the following results were obtained. 1) The frepuency of neonatal sepsis was 3.1% and male to female sex ratio was 1.9:1, Sepsis was more prevalent in prenature infants (9.9%) than...
Case Report
A Case of Lead Nephropathy
Soon Wha Kim, Won Seup Kim, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn, Hyun Soon Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(12):1744-1749.   Published online December 15, 1992
A case of lead nephropathy is presented and recent literatures are reviewed. A 11 year old boy had been admitted to National Medical Center, with a chief complaint of gross hematuria during follow up of lead poisoning. He had a history of ingestion of herb pills medication for 6 months with his twin sibling who had been diagnosed as lead...
Original Article
Follow up Study of Urinary Tract Infection Associated with Vesicoureteral Reflux
Kyung Hee Kim, Young Jin Hong, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(12):1713-1721.   Published online December 15, 1992
The authors studied 25 cases with urinary tract infection associated with vesicoureteral reflux who were admitted to department of pediatrics, National Medical Center. The patients were managed medically or surgically and followed up. The results were summarized as follows; 1) There were no difference in age and sex distributions of the 25 cases with vesicoureteral reflux. 2) The degree of reflux classified by International...
Case Report
A Case of Kugelberg-Welander Syndrome
Sun Young Lee, Myung Ik Lee, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn, Je Geun Chi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(9):1263-1266.   Published online September 15, 1992
We have experienced a 6 year-old female patient who had suffered from progressive muscular atrophy with weakness and loss of voluntary motor action since 3 years of age. She was diagnosed as Kugelberg-Welander syndrome by EMG and muscle bio. Multiple polyphasic motor unit potentials were revealed on EMG and grouped muscle atrophy without fibrosis or degenerative change was found on...
Seven Cases of Immotile Cilia Syndrome
Sun Young Lee, Myung Ik Lee, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn, Je Geun Chi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(8):1127-1134.   Published online August 15, 1992
Immotile cilia syndrome is a disease caused by congenital abnormality of the cilia and symptom complex composed by chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis, male infertility etc. We have experienced 7 cases of immotile cilia syndrome diagnosed by electron microscopic finding of nasal or bronchial mucosal biopsies since 1984. Six cases were girls and type Id was most common (4 cases) on...
Original Article
Clinical Observation on Reye syndrome According to the Onset of Age in Children
Kyung Hee Kim, Baik Hee Lee, Myung Ik Lee, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(6):788-794.   Published online June 15, 1992
A clinical observation according to the age of onset was made on 40 children with Reye syndrome who had been admitted to pediatric department of National Medical Center during 11 year period from January 1979 to December 1989. 1) Annual distribution showed the largest number in 1982. There was no significant difference in seasonal distribution. 2) Cases of infant comprised 22 (55.0%)...
Polymicrobial Bacteremia in Children
Hyun Seung Park, Myung Ik Lee, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(4):499-507.   Published online April 15, 1992
A clinical observation was made on 212 cases of bacteremia in children, who were hospitalized at department of pediatrics, National Medical Center from Jan. 1981 to Dec.1988 The results were as follows; 1) Blood culture proven bacteremia were 212 cases in children. Among them polymicrobial bacteremia were 22 cases(10.4%) and monomicrobial bacteremia were 190 cases(89.6%). The same species of bacteria was cultured...
Clinical Observation on Newborn using Artificial Ventilator
Hyun Seung Park, Myung Ik Lee, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(3):322-329.   Published online March 15, 1992
Retrospective clinical analysis of 5 and a half yeas experience with artificial ventilaion on 187 neonas in NICU of National Medical Center, from Jan. 1985 to Dec. 1990, was done. The results were as follows; 1) Number of patients, who required respiratory therapy with aritificial ventilation, was 187 and the percentage of these patients to all hospitalized neonates was 11.4%. 2) Number...
Case Report
Four Case of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Sepsis/Meningitis
Jae Geon Sim, Soon Wha Kim, Young Jin Hong, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(2):275-281.   Published online February 15, 1992
Authors have experienced four cases of neonatal sepsis and meningitis whose organisms were group B streptococci which are thought to be rare causative agent for neonatal sepsis in Korea. Two of four cases were early onset type. Three of them were recovered with antibiotic therapy. One of three alives was found to have mild neurologic sequelae when we examined him...
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