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Volume 31(1); Jan 1988
Original Articles
Analysis for Causative Agents in Neonatal Sepsis.
Jung Sook Hong, Ki Ji Lee, Shul Hoe Koo, Yun Joo Cheung
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):22-28.   Published online January 31, 1988
To determine causative organisms and their antibitotics sensitivities in neonatal sepsis, we made a review on the 26 cases of neonatal sepsis. Patients were admitted to the special care nursery of Gospel hospital of Kosin Medical College during the period of 2 years from January 1985 to December 1986 and the results were: 1) The most frequently growing organism was Staphylococcus epidermidis (34.6%) and drugs...
The Result of Intensive Care on the very Low Birth Weight Infants(1001~1500gm).
Seo Jeong Kim, Ran Namgung, Chul Lee, Dong Gwan Han
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):29-39.   Published online January 31, 1988
The clinical study on the results of intensive care was performed on the 137 very low birth weight infants with birth weight of 1001-1500 gram who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of Severance hospital from 1981 to 1986. The results were as follows. 1) The range of gestational age of very low birth weight infants was from 22 to 40 weeks, most predominantly...
Clinical Analysis on Organisms Isolated from Blood Culture.
Dong Min Kang, Jong Seo Lee, Hong Dae Cha, Tae Chan Kwon, Chin Moo Kang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):40-47.   Published online January 31, 1988
This is the report of clinical analysis on 197 organisms isolated from blood culture for 8,385 patients which were admitted to the Pediatric department of Dong San Hospital, Keimyung University, during the priod of 3 years from June 1982 to May 1985. The results were as follows Out of 197 cases, 81 (41.4%) were above 5 years of age. Out of 197 cases, 117 (59.4%)...
Liver Function Test in Congestive Heart Failure in Children.
Chan Yung Kim, Man Chul Ha
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):48-57.   Published online January 31, 1988
Clinical study was carried out on 149 congestive heart failure(CHF) cases of 873 heart disease patients admitted to the Department of Pediatics, Pusan National University Hospital from January 1980 to June 1987 and performed various diagnostic evaluations, especially liver function tests. The results obtained were as follows. 1) The congenital (CHD) and acquired (AHD) cause of heart disease were each 75.9% and 19.0% and the rest,...
Significance of Brain CT in Children with Intracranial Disorders.
Eun Kyung Choi, Myung Ho Kwon, Mea Young Chung, Dong Hyuck Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):58-63.   Published online January 31, 1988
Brain CT (Computerized Transaxial Tomography) is a noninvasive, safe and painless diagnostic approach to neurologic disorders in children. Brain CT is valuable in diagnosing intracranial pathology by demonstration of location, extent and nature of a lesion, and is also used to follow up after treatment. We have analysed 75 children with chief complaints of neurological symptoms examined at Department of Pediatrics, Koryo General Hospital, Seoul...
The Effect of Thyroid Hormone Deficiensy on Growth Hormone Levels.
Duk Hi Kim, Chan Il Park
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):64-71.   Published online January 31, 1988
Growth hormone and thyroid hormone are known to affect growth and development. The present experiment was undertaken to assess GH levels in the serum and pituitary gland of prophylthiouracil (PTU) treated rats. The serum concentration of T4 were decreased during PTU treatment. Serum GH concentration and pituitary GH content were decresed with severity of hypothyroid status. After withdrawl of PTU, their levels were recovered gradually. Acidophil...
Clinical Analysis of Congenital Malformations in the Newborn Infant.
Hoon Chang, Chae Hwa Lee, In Kyung Sung, Byung Churl Lee, Sung Hoon Cho
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):72-77.   Published online January 31, 1988
Congenital malformations are still one of the leading problems of neonatal death and illness. But, we have only a few data for about it, because of difficulty in the exact analysis of the incidence and etiologic factors. During the period of 6 years, between January 1980 and December 1985, a clinical study about the general incidence of congenital malformations was done on 50, 979...
A Epidemiologic Study of Malignant Tumors of Children in Chonnam Area.
Myong Hee Kook, Hys Ran Min, Tai Ju Hwang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):78-85.   Published online January 31, 1988
A Total 655 cases of malignant tumors in childhood under 15 years of age who admitted to general hospitals in Chonnam area during the 10-year period from January 1976 to December 1985 were analysed. The frequency of malignant tumors among total pediatric inpatients was 2.64% (1.48〜4.52%) with tendency to increse year after year. In 1980, the number of population under 15 years of age...
Clinical and Statistical Studies on Pediatric Emergency Room Patients.
Myoung Soo Chang, Mi Ja Yoon, Kang Oh Lee, Shin Na Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):86-92.   Published online January 31, 1988
The authors reviewed 630 pediatric-age patients who visited emergency room in Dong-Boo City Hospital during 2-year period from Jan. 1985 to Dec. 1986. The results were as follows: 1) The patients under the 15 years of age were 11.4% of total emergency room patients and male to female ratio was 2:1. 2) The patients between 12 years and 15 years of age occupied 28.5% of all pediatric...
Statistical Study on Pediatric Emergency Room Patients.
S J Kim, J S Lee, H D Cha, T W Paik, T C Kwon, C M Kang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):93-99.   Published online January 31, 1988
8934 children under the age of 15 years who vistited the emergency room of Dong San hosital, Keimyung University during a 3-year period from Jan. 1982 to Dec. 1984 were analized clinically and statistically. The results were as follows 1) Out of 8934 pediatric emergency patients, 6951 cases (77.8%) were under the 6 years of age and the peak incidence was between 1 month to 11...
A Case of DiGeorge's Syndrome.
Jong Sik Kim, Dae Young Kim, Kang Ho Kim, Choon Ho Park, Young Bong Park, Kwang Rhun Koo, Chang Soo Ra
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):100-105.   Published online January 31, 1988
DiGeorge’s syndrome is characterized by partial or complete absence of the parathyroid gland and thymus gland and often associated with the cardiovascular and craniofacial anomalies. A-22-days old male infant, delivered without complications at term after a normal pregnancy, developed irritability, feeding difficulties, dyspnea and convulsion. He was characterized by a low-set, malformed right ear, short philtrum of the upper lip, absence of the thymic...
6 Cases of Intracranial Hemorrhage due to late Late Hemorrhage Disease of Infancy.
Sang Ho Choi, Jae You Choi, Jee Sung Kim, Im Ju Kang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):106-112.   Published online January 31, 1988
A bleeding syndrome in early infancy due to vitamin K deficiency has been reported sporadically from various parts of world. The syndrome has similarities to hemorrhagic disease of newborn. The main differences are that it is found in an older age group, the pathogenesis is unknown, and intracranial hemorrhage are frequent with a resultant high mortality rate. We have experienced 6 cases of spontaneous...
Non-Hemolytic Hereditary Ellitocytosis born of Asymptomatic Carrier state of Hereditary Elliticytosis.
Hae Joon Park, In Soon Ahn, Baek Keun Lim, Young Uh, Kyung Won Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):113-118.   Published online January 31, 1988
Hereditary elliptocytosis is characterized by elliptically shaped erythrocytes in peripheral blood and known to be transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait, but in some cases, inherited recessively. The clinical and hematologic expressions are variable range from healthy person with normal red cell morphology to severe hemolytic anemia. Recently, the authors experienced all three offsprings shown non-hemolytic hereditary el- liptocytosis, whose parents were healthy persons with...
A Case of Congenital Subglottic Stenosis.
Ho Taek Kim, Pyung Kil Kim, Ki Hyun Park
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):119-123.   Published online January 31, 1988
We experienced a case of congenital subglottic stenosis in a male baby of 2 month old. He surffered from respiratory difficulties since 40 days after birth. Initially, he had been considered as a stridor because of the symptom of upper airway obstruction did not improved for 4 months, so we started to assess the lesion of subglottic area since 15 days after admission,...
A Case of Kawasaki Disease Compicated by Hydrops of Gallbladder.
Jung Sik Rhim, Chul Joo Lyu, Ki Sup Chung
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):124-127.   Published online January 31, 1988
The authors experienced a case of Kawasaki disease complicated by hydrops of the gallbladder in a 3-year old male patient. The main clinical features were colicky abdominal pain, vomiting, jaundice, fever and a palpable tender mass in RUQ in conjunction with the characteristic clinical manifestation of Kawasaki disease. The clinical diagnosis was confirmed by ultrasonography, and the patient was recovered by conserva- tive management without...
The Case of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the New born.
Sung Oh Kim, Soo Yup Lee, Kyoo Hwan Lee, Soo Jee Moon
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):128-133.   Published online January 31, 1988
Persistent pulmoanry hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a syndrome consisting of severe hypoxemia and pulmoanry hypertension that appears within hours of birth. The essential pathophysiologic features of this syndrome is pulmonary artery hypertension causing right-to-left shunt through the patent ductus arteriosus or foramen ovale or both and clinically manifested by central cyanosis and respiratory distress. We recently have experienced 20 hour old female and...
A Case of Sacrococcygeal teratoma complicated by hydronephrosis and hydroureter.
Joo Saeng Moon, Sung Ki Jin, Doo Sung Moon, Kyung Sook Cho, Jong Dae Cho, In Ki Sung, Bo Hyun Han
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):134-140.   Published online January 31, 1988
The authors experienced a case of benign cystic sacrococcygeal teratoma in a 2 month-old female infant. The cystic mass was located at presacral area without external presentation, causing left renal hydronephrosis and ureterectasis. Surgical excision of the mass was performed successfully. The literature regarding the subject was reviewed.
A Case of Medistinal Lipoma.
Hung Sub Choi, Myung Ho Oh, Chang Hwi Kim, Sang Jhoo Lee, Yong Sik Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1988;31(1):141-146.   Published online January 31, 1988
The mediastinal lipoma is a rare benign tumor. Since the original description by Fothergill in 1781, about 120 cases have been reported in literature. Of these, less than ten have been reported in children below the age of twelve. We experienced a case of mediastinal lipoma, in a 5 year old girl with mild dry cough. Chest X-ray showed a large, homogeneous soft tissue...
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