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Volume 26(9); Sep 1983
Original Articles
Observation on Chief Complaints of Pediatric Outpatients.
Sang Wook Choi, Hyung Ro Moon
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):843-849.   Published online September 30, 1983
Chief complaints of pediatric outpatients may reflect the patterns and severity of illnesses. As with the differences in prevalent illnessess in various periods of childhood, the chief complaints may also vary with age. This study was performed in order to investigate frequencies of various chief complaints in different age periods of childhood and rates of hospitalization for each chief complaint obtained at initial visit...
A Study of Calcium and Inorganic Phosphorus Levels in Umbilical Cord Blood.
Woo Yoeng Chung
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):850-856.   Published online September 30, 1983
The levels of serum calcium and inorganic phosphorus were studied in 50 pairs of umbilical cord and maternal blood at parturition and further more I try to compare statistically with each other. The reuslts obtained were summarized as follows: 1) The mean serum calcium levels of cord and maternal blood were 10.52±0.81 mg% and 9.23±1.16 mg% respectively. The mean serum calcium level of...
A Clinical Analsys on 39 Cases of Omphalocele and Gastroschisis.
Min Suk Hyun, Mee Yeon Park, Jheong Hee Hahn, So Won Ahn, Jung Woo Yang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):857-865.   Published online September 30, 1983
A clinical study was done on 39 patients, 21 with omphalocele and 18 with gastroschisis, born at II Sin Women’s Hospital between Jan. 1976 and Dec. 1982. The following results were obtained. 1) In omphalocele 57.1% of the affected babies were males this being slightly higher than the 5.8% in overall distribution of total deliveries but in gastroschisis a reverse of the normal distribution was...
Clinical Study of C-Reactive Protein in Neonatal Bacterial Infections.
Kyung Shin Kim, Myung Sung Moon, Jin Choi, Keun Soo Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):866-871.   Published online September 30, 1983
Bacterial infections, such as sepsis, meningitis, pneumonia and urinary tract infection are frequent causes of death during neonatal period. Further more clinical symptoms of neonatal infections are often quite vague and the illnesses unexpectedly progress rapidly. The causative organisms are detected with difficulty in many instances. Therefore a quick, simple and.reliable laboratory test is obviously needed for easy recognization of neonatal bacterial...
A Clinical Observation on Neonatal Bacterial Meningitis.
Young Ju Lee, Bu Kwun Jung, Soon Ok Byun, Myung Hi Shin, Ji Sub Oh
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):872-883.   Published online September 30, 1983
A clinical observation was made on 80 cases of neonatal bacterial meningitis who were admitted to the department of Pediatrics at Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Busan, Korea, during a 8 years period between Jan, 1, 1975 and Dec. 31, 1982. 1) There was no significant differences in annual incidence. The incidence of neonatal bacterial meningitis was 0.34% of total admissions in Ped. dept, and...
A Study on CSF Enzyme Activity in Central Nervous System Infections.
Kwang Rhyen Koo, Cheol Won Park, Jong Myeon Hong, Yeong Bong Park, Chang Soo Ra
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):884-890.   Published online September 30, 1983
May investigators suggested that The measurement of CSF enzyme activity, especially those of glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT), glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), are a helpful laboratory test for the diagnosis of CNS infections. 100 patients with epidemic encephalitis (Japanese encephalitis, 7 patients with bacterial meningitis, 6 patients with epilepsy and 11 patients without CNS diseases were subjected to this study. All patients...
Clinical Observation on Pediatric In-Patients Subjected for EEG.
Seung Kie Cheong, Hyung Ro Moon
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):891-898.   Published online September 30, 1983
This study include hundred and thirty-seven pediatric in-patients in whom EEG was performed at National Medical Center, from January, 1977 to Decmber, 1981. Clinical records and EEG of all subjects were analyzed and the following results were obtained. 1) The proportion of patients subjected to EEG ranged from 2.3 to 3.1 % (2. 6%) of total in-patients during five years of...
Case Reports
Pulmonary Sequestration intralobar Type.
San Ho Kim, Jong Bum Kim, Dae Yeol Lee, Jong Jin Won
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):899-904.   Published online September 30, 1983
Pulmonaary sequestration is a relatively uncommon anomaly that usually requires arteriography for definitive diagnosis. We recently experienced a case in which the diagnosis of intraloar pulmonary sequestration was confirmed by aortogram & surgery. The patient was 9 years old female with the chief complaint of coughing, fever, sweating, and myalgia. The sequestration was resected by lobectomy. The authors report a case of...
A Case of Chronic Atrial Tachycardia.
Seung Won Park, Moo Young Oh, In Soon Park, Chul Ho Kim, Soon Yong Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):905-908.   Published online September 30, 1983
We report a case of chronic atrial tachycardia in a 8 year-old boy. One year 3 month duration of chronic precordial palpitation is the only complaint on admission. Diagnosis was confirmed with characteristic EKG findings. Digitalis therapy was tried, but in vain. The clinical manifestations have been persistent during follow-up for 1 year 6 months since diagnosis.
A Case of Congenital Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus.
Jae Sook Kim, Sook Hee Kong, Choong Hee Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):909-915.   Published online September 30, 1983
This 18/12-year old female baby was diagnosed as primary nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, whose main complaint was polydypsia and polyuria from birth, subsequently she developed failure to thrive. Family history was nonspecific. Laboratory findings revealed failure of concentrates urine with water restriction test and pitressin test. And so renal hypoplasia on the right side was revealed on retrograde pyelography and renal scan. She was...
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus occurred in 2 Brother.
Jin Heon Kim, Cheol Won Park, Bong Soo Lee, Chang Soo Ra
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):916-921.   Published online September 30, 1983
Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is a congenital hereditary disorders in which the kidney do not respond to vasopressin, and the disease occurs principally in males and is probably inherited by Xlinked recessive mode. We experienced two cases of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus occurred in brothers. The clinical manifestations were extreme thirst and frequent urination of large volume of dilute urine, approximately 5,500ml per day with specific gravity...
A Case of Thanatophoric Dwarfism.
Hae Seong Lee, Wha Young Chung, Eung Sang Choi, Tae Sub Shim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):922-927.   Published online September 30, 1983
Thanatophoric dwarfism is a lethal congenital chondrodystrophy characterized by diminished vertebral body height, a narrow thorax, and micromelia. This report presents the clinical, radiographic and autopsy findings of an experienced case of thanatophoric dwarfism detected prenatally by radiologic examination and discusses the differentiation of this disorder from other forms of congenital short limbed dwarfism.
A Case of Cushing's Syndrome.
Seong Ja Jeon, Oh Kyung Lee, Keun Chull Choi, Myung Ho Lee, Jong Deok Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):928-933.   Published online September 30, 1983
We experienced a Cushing’s syndrome which was caused by adrenocortical carcinoma in 8-year-old boy. He has suffered from obesity, moonface and growth retardation for 2 years. The diagnosis was confirmed by clinical symptoms, biochemical studies, X-rays and pathologic examinations. A total adrenalectomy was impossible because of far extended mass to adjacent organ, so only tissue biopay was done. After surgery, he received radiation...
Two Cases of Rotor Syndrome in Brothers.
Sonn Il Kwon, Kum Le Ko, Jong Hun Park, Young Soo Lim, Dong Heuck Kum
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):934-938.   Published online September 30, 1983
Two cases of Rotor syndrome were observed clinically. Both cases were observed as follows; 1. Both cases were observed in a same family; They were brothers. 2. Jaundice was appsirel fro.n aboat sscoai year of life without any clinical disturbance. 3. Oral cholangiography and Ultra sonogram on abdomsn showed normal Findings and functions except slight enlargement of liver. 4. Direct...
A Case of Neonatal Hyperthyroidism.
Gui Hee Jun, Yeon Sang Lee, Jung Ju Kim, Dong Hak Shin
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):939-944.   Published online September 30, 1983
The pathogenesis of neonatal hyperthyroidism has been known to be related with LATS,LATS-P, TSI and cell mediated immunity. The authors studied a case of neonatal hyperthyroidism born to a mother having a history of hyperthyroidism and diagnosed it through clinical symptoms of tremor, exophthalmos, tachycardia, excessive activity, nervousness and the thyroid function tests of T3, T4, RAI uptake and TSH. This case has...
Subacute bacterial pulmonary arteritis associated with patent ductus arteriosus.
Kwang Wook Ko, Je Geun Chi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1983;26(9):945-948.   Published online September 30, 1983
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