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Urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin level in girls and its relationship with obesity
Jieun Lee, Juyoung Yoon, Jin A Lee, Seong Yong Lee, Choong Ho Shin, Sei Won Yang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2012;55(9):344-349.   Published online September 14, 2012

Short sleep duration is associated with obesity. Urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (6-OHMS), the principal metabolite of melatonin, is closely related with sleep. We evaluated the difference in urinary 6-OHMS levels between obese girls and normal weight girls, and the relationship of urinary 6-OHMS with other hormones regulating body weight and metabolism.


A total of 79 girls (6.3 to 12.4 years) were included in...

Remission rate and remission predictors of Graves disease in children and adolescents
Sun Hee Lee, Seong Yong Lee, Hye Rim Chung, Jae Hyun Kim, Ji Hyun Kim, Young Ah Lee, Sei Won Yang, Choong Ho Shin
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(9):1021-1028.   Published online September 15, 2009
Purpose : Medical therapy is the initial treatment for children with Graves disease to avoid complications of other treatments. However, optimal treatment for childhood Graves disease is controversial because most patients require relatively long periods of medical therapy and relapse is common after medication discontinuation. Therefore, this study aimed to search clinical or biochemical characteristics that could be used as...
Clinical, endocrinological and radiological courses in patients who was initially diagnosed as idiopathic central diabetes insipidus
Seung Joon Chung, Seong Yong Lee, Choong Ho Shin, Sei Won Yang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1110-1115.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : Idiopathic central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is defined in CDI patients without definite etiology. Some patients initially diagnosed as idiopathic CDI progressed to organic causes. We reviewed clinical, endocrinological, and radiological courses of 20 patients who was initially diagnosed as idiopathic CDI, to assess the predicting factors for progression to brain tumors. Methods : We reviewed the medical data and...
Alteration of Bone Metabolism Markers According to the Progression of Puberty
Seong Yong Lee, Choong Ho Shin, Sei Won Yang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2004;47(2):140-149.   Published online February 15, 2004
Purpose : The object of this study is to evaluate bone metabolism in healthy adolescents according to the progression of puberty. Methods : Forty boys(13.9?.7 years) and 42 girls(12.1?.6 years) were classified by Tanner stage (TS) and bone age. Serum levels of osteocalcin(OC) and bone specific alkaline phosphatase(BALP) were measured as bone formation markers. Serum level of C-terminal telopeptide of type...
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (Analysis of 34 Cases Including 13 Autopsies)
Yeo Ok Moon, Hee Kyoung Choi, Jeoung-A Her, Woo Jong Shin, Myoung-A Kim, Seong Yong Lee, Seong Hee Jang, Eun Sil Dong, Chong Jae Kim, Young Min Ahn, Je Geun Chi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(9):1065-1074.   Published online September 15, 2002
Purpose : The purpose of this study is to analyze the epidemiologic characteristics of sudden unexpected death in infancy and to evaluate the importance of postmortem autopsy. Methods : We reviewed, retrospectively, medical records of 34 infants admitted to Kangnam General Hospital from January 1987 to December 2001 because of sudden unexpected death. We investigated the cause of death through medical...
Clinical Characteristics of Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
Seong Yong Lee, Choong Ho Shin, Sei Won Yang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(6):754-763.   Published online June 15, 2002
Purpose : The incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents has been reported to increase recently. The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical features of type 2 diabetes developing during childhood and adolescent period. Methods : The medical records of 33 patients with type 2 diabetes were reviewed. We analysed clinical manifestations, demographic data, and modes...
Factors Affecting the Presence of Menarche and Final Adult Height in Adult Female Patients with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia of 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency
Seong Yong Lee, Chae Kyoung Song, Min Ho Jung, Jin Soon Hwang, Sei Won Yang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2001;44(1):75-82.   Published online January 15, 2001
Purpose : Amenorrhea and short stature are serious complications in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia of 21-hydroxylase deficiency(CAH). We analysed several factors influencing the presence of menarche and final adult height in these patients. Methods : We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 24 female patients with CAH. We analysed possible factors affecting the menarche and final adult height, such as clinical...
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