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Volume 28(12); Dec 1985
Original Articles
A study on Glucose Metabolism in Newborn Infants.
Keun Chul Myung, Chang Soo Ra
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1167-1176.   Published online December 31, 1985
Glucose metabolism in newborn infants has not been clearly defined. A thorough understanding of the physiology of glucose metabolism between mother and newborn infants is necessary in the evaluation of the newborn infant with hypoglycemia. Author studied the serum glucose, insulin, cyclic AMP and glucagon levels in 27 pairs of cord blood in newborn infant and maternal blood at paturition....
Prognosis of Complete Transposition on the great Arteries.
Jung Yun Choi, Soon Ung Kang, Son Moon Shin, Chung il Noh, Yong Soo Yun, Chang Yes Hong, Joon Ryan Rho, Chong Whan Kim, Kyung Phill Suh
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1177-1183.   Published online December 31, 1985
Sixty five cases of complete transposition of the great arteries were diagnosed at Seoul National University Hospital from August 1980 to August 1984. Among them, 44 cases visited our hospital before 1 year of age and 21 cases after 1 year of age. Sex ratio was 3.3 : 1. Type III (with ventricular septal defect) was more prevalent in our...
Clinical Observation on Ovarian Tumors in Children.
K S Ahn, B S Kim, D J Yun
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1184-1189.   Published online December 31, 1985
Clinical and pathologic findings obtained from 30 hospitalized patients with ovarian tumor which is confirmed by operative and microscopic findings were reviewed. The results were followings; 1)The age distribution showed that 73.3% of cases were between the ages of 11 ~15 years, and 10.0% under 6 year-old. 2)The common symptoms were abdominal distension or mass, abdominal pain, and the other...
Lipid Composition of Serum HDL and Fatty Acid Composition of Serum Cholesteryl Esters in Newborn.
Jung Hee Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Dae Deok Ahn, Jung Kwon Lee, Yoon Ja Kim, Jung Chull Kim, Tai Ho Chung
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1190-1195.   Published online December 31, 1985
Lipid consumption in early life has been implicated with atherosclerosis in later life. It has been also claimed that lipids contents of serum in early life would reflect coronary atherosclerosis in later life. Present study has undertaken to look for the composition of serum HDL and fatty acid composition of serum cholesteryl esters in newborns. Levels of high density lipoprotein...
Clinical Review of Tuberculosis in Childhood.
Hyung Ja Park, Soon Wha Kim, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1196-1206.   Published online December 31, 1985
A clinical review was made on 202 cases of tuberculosis who had been admitted at Pediatric department, National Medical Center during the period of 5 years and 6 months from January, 1979 to June 1984. The following results were obtained: 1)Annual incidence seemed to be slightly increased during this period. 2)The highest age incidence was in the group of 1 to...
A Clinical Study on Acute Appendicitis in Children.
Choong Hun Kim, Un Ki Yoon, Soon Ok Byun, Ji Sub Oh
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1207-1215.   Published online December 31, 1985
This study is a clinical analysis of 225 cases of acute appendicitis in children under the age of 15 which were confirmed by operation at the department of surgery of WMBH during the past 7 year period from January 1978 to December 1984. The following results were obtained: 1)The incidence of appendicitis is rare under the age of 6 and...
Calcium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium contents of Breast Milk.
In Bock Lee, Kwang Rhun Koo, Chang Soo Ra
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1216-1220.   Published online December 31, 1985
In order to determine the concentration of Ca, P, and Mg of breast mik and the alterations of their concentrations during the period of lactation, the authors studied the concentrations of Ca, P, and Mg of breast milk from 68 Korean healthy nursing mothers who delivered at term. Ca, P, and Mg concentration of breast milk were measured by calorimetric...
Case Reports
A Case of Spondylothoracic Dysplasia.
Jong Sic Joo, Bong Joon Chung, Yong Sub Kim, Kyung Hye Park, Chan Yung Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1221-1224.   Published online December 31, 1985
The author experienced a case of spondylothoracic dysplasia from 4 month old female-patient who had congenital anomalies on vertebrae & thorax. She was born with normal weight and full term, but she looked bizarre because of shortened trunk & neck, marked protuberant abdomen, prominent lumbar lordosis. On admission, she had growth retardation for having upper respiratory tract infection and feeding...
4 Cases of Progressive Muscular Dystrophy.
Jung Hee Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Dae Deok Ahn, Jung Kwon Lee, Yoon Ja Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1225-1230.   Published online December 31, 1985
Progressive muscular dystropy is a genetically determined disorder characterized by-progressive weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles. The etiology of muscular dystropy is unknown, and no form of phamacological treatment is considered effective. The authors report 4 cases of P.M.D., of which 2 cases occured in a family and 2 cases were developed sporadically. They were diagnosed by clinical findings, serum,...
Myelodysplastic syndrome Transformed into Erythroleukemia.
Sun Hee Kim, Don Hee Ahn, Keun Chan Sohn, Jung Il Suh, Jung Hee Um, Hea Ran Park
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1231-1237.   Published online December 31, 1985
Myelodysplastic syndrome is a disorder of the marrow stem cell characterized initially by ineffective erythropoiesis, an abnormal bone marrow, and peripheral blood cytopjenia. Recently MDS was classified into 5 subtypes by the F rench-American-British (FAB) Cooperative Group: (1) Refractory anemia(R.A.), (2) RA with ring sideroblast, (3) RA with excess of blast(RAEB), (4) Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and (5) RAEB in transformation. We...
A Case of Niemann-Pick Disease with Sea-Blue histiocytes in the Bone Marrow.
Young Sun Kim, Soo Heum Lim, Jeong Kee Seo, Hyo Seop Ahn, Hyung Ro Moon
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1238-1244.   Published online December 31, 1985
A case of Niemann-Pick disease in a 12 year and 6 month old Korean male was reported. The patient showed marked hepatosplenomegaly without neurologic symptoms. Fundoscopic examination revealed a cherry-red spot with white ring in the maculae. Numerous foamy histiocytes and sea-blue histiocytes were seen in the bone marrow. The liver biopsy specimen showed the diffuse ballooning of hepatocytes obliterating...
A Case of Multiple Abscesses due to Renal Stone.
Soo Ryun Choi, Choong Hyun Kim, Seung Ki Kim, Ji Sub Oh
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1245-1249.   Published online December 31, 1985
We have experienced a case of multiple abscesses due to a renal stone in a 6 years-old girl who presented with, high fever, right upper quadrant tenderness and frequent vomiting. The diagnosis was made through laboratory findings, I.V.P. and operative finding. A brief review of the related literature is given.
A Case of systemic Lupus Erythematosis.
Keum Yang Son, Young Wook Kim, Ki Bok Kim, Jang Sihn Sohn
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1250-1255.   Published online December 31, 1985
A Case of systemic lupus erythematosus in a 15-year old girl was presented with a brief review of the literature. She was admitted with the chief complaints of fever, anorexia, general malaise and hematuria. Ths diagnosis was made on the basis of typical clinical features and characteristic laboratory findings. Inspite of every effort including prednisolone and imuran therapy, the patient...
A Case of Primary Lung Cancer(Squamous cell ca.) in Children.
Soo Ryun Choi, Choong Hyun Kim, Soon Ok Byun, Ji Sub Oh, Sung Kyun Im, Ok Ji Park
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1256-1260.   Published online December 31, 1985
We have experienced a case of primary lung cancer (squamous cell ca.) in a 15 years-old boy who presented with productive coughing and mild fever. The diagnosis was made through thoracic roentgenogram, thoracotomy, and biopsy. A brief review of the related literature is given.
Hepatoblastoma with Rupture and Hemorrhage.
Kwang Wook Ko, Hyung Ro Moon, Je Geun Chi, Kwi Won Park
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(12):1261-1261.   Published online December 31, 1985
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