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Volume 39(3); Mar 1996
Medical Lecture Courses
Gene Therapy in Practic
Jin-Sung Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):299-305.   Published online March 15, 1996
Apnea of Prematurity
Sang Kee Park
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):306-312.   Published online March 15, 1996
Clinical Lecture
Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Cough
Ji Tae Choung
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):313-318.   Published online March 15, 1996
Original Articles
Plasma Fibronectin Concentration in the Neonate
Young Yoo, Kwang Chul Lee, Young Chang Tockgo
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):319-325.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : Plasma fibronectin is thought to have important role in the inflammatory response and host defense. We performed this study to evaluate concentration in the full-term, healthy preterm, asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome and how that correlated with gestational age and birth weight. Methods : We evaluate 51 neonates who were delivered at Korea University Hospital from Jan. 1992 to...
Incidenceand Risk Factorsof the Retinopathy of Prematurity
June Dong Park, Jung Hae Kweon, Woong Heum Kim, Beyong Il Kim, Jung-Hwan Choi, Chong Ku Yun, Sang In Khwarg, Young Suk Yu
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):326-337.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : Retinopathy of prematurity(ROP) continues to be a serious problem in infants who survived with neonatal intensive care. Nevertheless, there is neither available data about the incidence of ROP which may be the basis of the epidemiology, nor analysis of the risk factors of ROP in Korea. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the incidence of...
Study on Platelet Countsand Indices in Neonates
Kyoung Hee Choi, Sung Soo Rim, Byung Min Moon, Ki Bok Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):338-345.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : The platelet number alone does not give a complete picture of platelet maturity and function, therefore, the platelet indices have been the subject of intensive study in recent years, but they have not been firmly established in the neonates. Methods : Blood samples collected in K2 EDTA bottle from femoral vein of 176 neonates (54 healthy fullterm, 96...
Neurologic Complications Associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection
Sung-Jong Park, Tae-Sung Ko, Hyung-Nam Moon, Chang-Yee Hong
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):346-353.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : Mycoplasma pneumoniae is known to be a common respiratory pathogen in children and cause neurologic complications in some patients. The clinical spectrum of the neurologic complications is wide, ranging from mild meningeal signs to severe neurologic symptoms with poor outcomes. The overall mortality in patients with neurologic complications has been approximated upto 10% and significant residual deficits could...
Clinical Studiesof Tetralogy of Fallot Associated with Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect
Min Seop Song, Chung Il Noh, Jung Yun Choi, 서울대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실, Yong Jin Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):354-360.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : The association of the tetralogy of Fallot(TOF) with the complete form of atrioventricular septal defect(AVSD) is rare cardiac malformation.The predominant clinical findings in both groups of cases were those associated with tetralogy of Fallot, but certain features need to be emphasized, however. Methods : Forteen(2%) out of 659 patients with tetralogy of Fallot seen at the department of pediatrics, Seoul...
Helicobacter pylori Infection and Various Upper Gastrointestinal Diseases in Children with Abdominal Complaint
Hyun Young Kim, Ki Sup Chung
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):361-369.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to research the incidence of H. pylori infection in children with upper gastrointestinal complaints according to age, sex, and diseases diagnosed by endoscopy. This study was also aimed at evaluating the usefullness of diagnostic methods, and to assess the effectiveness of treatment. Methods : Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and gastric mucosal biopsy were performed...
Electronic Endoscopy of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tractin Pediatric Patients
Jeong Wan Seo
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):370-378.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : Since 1990 upper intestinal endoscopy has become frequently used tools for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of upper intestinal tract disease. The purposes of this study was to assess the usefulness of small electronic endoscope in pediatric patients. Methods : Upper intestinal endoscopy was performed in 104 cases of children for 15 months using electronic endoscope (Olympus...
Mucormycosis in Leukemic Children
Seung Ghon Nam, Eun Wha Choi, Jin Young Park, Jong Jae Kim, Hee Young Shin, Hoan Jong Lee, Hyo Seop Ahn
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):379-388.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection caused by one of the ubiquitous fungi of the order Mucorales, occurring almost exclusively in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with diabetes, leukemia and lymphoma. Recently the incidence of mucormycosis is rising associated with the increasing predisposing factors such as cytotoxic drugs and immunosuppressive agents. Though mucormycosis is frequently fatal, there has...
Clinical Study of Graves` Diseasein Children : Remission and Relaps
Moon Young Song, Bin Cho, Byung Churl Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):389-396.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : This study was carried out to evaluate the age and sex distribution, clinical manifestation, presence of the antithyroid antibody, the clinical outcome following antithyroid drug treatment in children with Graves' disease. Methods : A total 45 children with Graves' disease were entered into the study. Diagnosis was based on clinical manifestation, elevated thyroid function and increased homogeneous 99mTc thyroid...
Serum IgE Standardized for Age in Korean Children and Its Diagnostic Reliability in Childhood Asthma
Myung Su Lee, Eun Sun Yoo, Hye Sun Kim, Eun Ae Park, Jeong Wan Seo, Seung Joo Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):397-403.   Published online March 15, 1996
Purpose : IgE was identified by Ishizaka as an antibody that is reacted at Type I hypersensitivity reaction, and has been used in the diagnosis of allergic disease and the differential diagnosis of extrinsic and intrinsic asthma. But there was some confusing in the diagnosis because of the broad range of measured serum IgE. Recently it was reported that serum IgE...
Case Reports
Acanthosis Nigricans and TypeII Diabetes in Childhood
In Na Jeong, Hyung Ro Moon
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):404-410.   Published online March 15, 1996
The authors report two cases of type II diabetes with and without a acanthosis nigricans in children and a case of obese child with acanthosis nigricans encountered at Seoul Eul Ji Hospital in 1994 with review of literatures on relationship of obesity, acanthosis nigricans and type II diabetes. In case 1, 14-year old girl, BMI was 24 (weight, 63.5Kg ; height,...
Abstract= A Case of Right Coronary Arterial Occlusion with Normal Electrocardiogram in Atypical Kawasaki Diseases
Yoon Kyung Lee, Jong Wan Kim, Kyung Tai Whang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):411-416.   Published online March 15, 1996
Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile illness of unknown etiology that occurs predominantly in infants and early childhood. It had aroused intense interest because of the sequelae of coronary arteritis accompanied by coronary artery aneurysms and thrombotic occlusion, which may lead to ischemic heart disease or sudden death. Atypical Kawasaki disease is coined to describe patients who have coronary abnormalities,...
A Case of Pulmonary Artery Sling Associated with Tracheobroncheal Hypoplasia
Yong Han Sun, Ho Sung Kim, Jung Il Noh, Jung Yun Cho, Yong Soo Yun
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):417-422.   Published online March 15, 1996
Pulmonary artery sling is a rare vascular anomaly wherein the left pulmonary artery arises from the right pulmonary artery and then traverses between the esophagus and the trachea toward the hilum of the left lung. Associated anomalies are common, particularly those of the tracheobronchial tree, which have been found in more than 50% of patients. Cardiovascular anomalies such as persistent...
A Case of Nonfamilial Generalized Gastrointestinal Juvenile Polyposis with Pancytopenia
Jong Ook Kim, Heung Pyo Kong, Kang Seo Park, Wan Seob Kim, Chun Hee Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):423-430.   Published online March 15, 1996
In contrast to the child with a solitary juvenile polyp, generalized gastrointestinal juvenile polyposis have a much different clinical course. In generalized juvenile polyposis blood loss can be considerable and iron-deficiency anemia is a common observation. Although it is usually regarded as a benign condition, juvenile polyposis may predispose to cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. We experienced a case of nonfamilial...
A Case of Hypothalamic Hamartoma with Gelastic Seizure Only
Se Wook Oh, Je Ho Cho, Sang Woo Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):431-435.   Published online March 15, 1996
Hypothalamic hamartoma is a congenital anomaly presenting precocious puberty, gelastic seizure and mental retardation. Other possible accompanying anomalies are cleft palate, tetralogy of Fallot, skeletal malformation and anal malformation. But the patient describing here manifested gelastic seizure only with isosignal mass of 1.5cm in diameter situated just behind optic chiasm in T1WI and T2WI of MRI. His EEG showed multifocal...
A Case of Spinal Epidural Hematoma due to Arteriovenous Malformation
Yoon Hee Lee, Se Wook Oh, Sang Woo Kim, Yi Kyeong Chun
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1996;39(3):436-440.   Published online March 15, 1996
Spinal epidural hematoma results from various causes such as use of anticoagulants, hemorrhagic diathesis, pregnancy, labor, arteriovenous malformation and spinal anesthesia as well as idiopathic orgin. We report a 3-year-old boy who was found to have spinal epidural hematoma and presented with lower back pain and fever. He developed paraplegia of lower legs after two consecutive lumbar punctures during two days....
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