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Volume 41(1); Jan 1998
Clinical Lecture
Allergic Rhinitis
Young Ho Rah
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):1-11.   Published online January 15, 1998
Original Articles
Serum G-CSF Level Changes in Neonatal Sepsis
Kyung Ha Ryu, Eun Ae Park, Kyung Hyo Kim, Gyung Hee Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):12-18.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : The neonate is susceptible to severe and overwhelming bacterial infections. One of the most important deficiency in the neonatal host defense system seems to be quantitative and qualitative deficiency of the myeloid and the phagocytic system. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor(G-CSF) has been shown to induce neutrophilia and enhance mature effector neutrophil function. We examined serum levels of G-CSF in...
Effects of Early Dexamethasone Therapy in Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Hyeon-Soo Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):19-25.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : To examine the clinical effects of early dexamethasone treatment from postnatal age of 1 week to ventilated preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Methods : 14 one-week-old ventilator-dependent infants were enrolled. Seven received dexamethasone and another 7 did not receive. The doses of dexamethasone used were 0.25mg/kg twice daily for 3 days, 0.125mg/kg twice for 1 day, then 0.125mg/kg...
The Effect of Bundling on Neonatal Body Temperature
Ja Kyoung Lee, Eun Jung Kim, Hea Kyoung Lee, Young Hee Yu, Hyun Sook Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):26-32.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : Fever in newborn might be an indicator of serious bacterial infection. Differentiating environmental from disease-related temperature elevations in newborn is clinically important, because neonate with environment-related temperature elevation might be subjected to an unnecessary work-up to detect occult disease. But there are exists no consistent conclusions about environmental effect in previous literatures. We prospectively evaluated the effect of...
Diurnal Variation in Serum Bilirubin Concentration of Normal Newborn Infant
Cheol Am Kim, Jin Geong Jeong, Eui Tak Oh, Hong Ja Gang, Gil Seu Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):33-37.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : We investigated whether there are independent intradaily changes in bilirubin levels in normal neonates. Methods : During the period of January 1996 till July 1996, 100 healthy newborn infants were studied for at least 3 consecutive days. Starting from the third day of life, consistent intradaily changes of bilirubin concentration were observed. And obstetric history, birth history, weight change at 3 days were...
Clinical Studies of Aseptic Meningitis in Pusan Area in 1996
Ji Yeon Hur, Tag Soo Kim, Woo Je Cho, Sung Won Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):38-46.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : We report clinical features and viral studies on 153 children with aseptic meningitis in the Pusan area in 1996 and compare the results of this study with those of other reports in 1990 and 1993. Methods : One hundred fiffy-three children with aseptic meningitis who have been admitted to the Department of Pediatrics, St. Benedict Hospital between July and October 1996 were...
Mumps and Rubella-Specific IgG Levels of Term Pregnant W omen and Their Neonates
Young Kyoo Shin, Hae Won Cheon, Kee Hyoung Lee, Ji Tae Choung, Young Chang Tockgo
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):47-52.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : This study was performed to evaluate seropositivities in term pregnant women and their neonates, and the transplacental transfer rate of maternal mumps and rubella- specific IgG from term pregnant women to their neonates. Methods : During Jun. 1, 1994 to Mar. 31. 1995, we collected 44 pairs of sera from pregnant women and their neonates in Anam Hospital of Korea University Medical...
Seroepidemiology of Hepatitis A in Taejon, Korea 1996
Kyung-Yil Lee, Ki-Hun Song, Jin-Han Kang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):53-61.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : We experienced an outbreak of hepatitis A in Taejon, Korea for the summer of 1996. Recently a shift in hepatitis A incidence from children to adults has been well noted in Korea. For the purpose of possible measures in preventing hepatitis A, we studied a seroepidemiology of hepatitis A in Taejon. Methods : We measured IgG anti-HAV antibody(HAVAB MEIA, Abbott) from 722...
A Clinical Study on the Etiology and the Characteristics of Pleural Effusion in Children
Jin Hwa Jeong, Song Yi Rah, Yong Han Sun, Myung Hyun Lee, Young Yull Koh
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):62-73.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : Many different conditions result in pleural effusions(PEs) and making the differential diagnosis of PE is difficult. The purpose of the present study was to document the change of incidence and compare the etiologies of PEs with regards to age, the sidedness and characteristics of PE. Methods : During the 10-year period from 1986 to 1995, thoracentesis was performed in 197 children with PEs...
Clinical Study and Diagnostic Value of the Lung Perfusion Scan in Foreign Body Aspiration
Gyo-Dang Koo, Young-Ho Rah, Chong-Woo Bae, Sa-Jun Chung, Yong-Mook Choi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):74-80.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : Early diagnosis of foreign body aspiration and removal of the inhaled material may save the patient from chronic illness and may prevent serious complications. At present the diagnostic problems of bronchial foreign bodies are being solved by using the lung scanning technique. Therefore, we investigated the clinical study and diagnositic value of the lung perfusion scan in foreign body aspiration. Methods : Eighteen...
Causes of Syncope in Children
Jae Young Lee, Chung Il Noh, Eun Jung Chun, Sun Sung Park, Myung Ja Yun, Hong Ryang Gil, Ho Sung Kim, Jung Yun Choi, Yong Su Yun
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):81-89.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : Syncope is not rare and is caused by various conditions ranging from common physiologic derangements to life-threatening conditions. However, there are limited reports regarding syncope in children. We retrospectively analyzed our experiences of the syncope in children. Methods : Retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients with syncopal episodes between October 1985 and June 1996. Results : Sixty-eight patients(male; 36, female; 32,...
The Relationships of Pretreatment IGF-I SDS, Delay in Bone Age and Response to Recombinant Human Growth Hormone(rhGH) Therapy in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency
Seon-Young You, Ki-Joong Kim, Jeh-Hoon Shin, Jin-Nyoung Park, Hee-Jeong Ahn, Yong-Joo Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):90-98.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : To assess whether pretreatment IGF-I SDS and pretreatmental bone age are useful indicators in the response of rhGH therapy in children with GH deficiency(GHD), the relationship between pretreatment IGF-I SDS, delay in bone age and the growth response during the first year of rhGH treatment was analyzed. Methods : This study included 12 children with GHD. We measured IGF-I levels by RIA...
Basophil Histamine Releasability in Asthmatic Children
Seon Mi Jin, Jin Hwa Jung, Yong Han Sun, Myung Hyun Lee, Joong Gon Kim, Young Yull Koh
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):99-109.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : The release of histamine from human basophils is controlled by an intrinsic, as yet unidentified, cellular property termed “releasability.” We carried out this study to ascertain whether there was any difference in the releasability of basophils from asthmatic children compared to those from normal children. We intended also to clarify the correlation between the releasability and the atopic status of asthma. Methods :...
A Study of Homocysteine Metabolism related Neural Tube Defect
Baeck Hee Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):110-114.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is an important enzyme in homocysteine metabolism. Since the identification of the gene locus and mutation of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, an increasing number of reports have suggested that elevated levels of homocysteine were associated with various kinds of arteriovascular disease and neural tube defect. Our research plans to investigate whether elevated levels of homocysteine are more common with neural tube defect and...
Case Reports
A Case of Choledochal Cyst Type IVa Complicated by Multiple Choledocholithiasis and Recurrent Cholangitis : Therapeutic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Endoscopic Nasobiliary Drainage
Yong Joo Kim, Eon Woo Shin, Soo Jung Choi, Ho Soon Choi, Jeh Hoon Shin
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):115-119.   Published online January 15, 1998
A 5-year-old male patient was admitted due to fever, and right upper abdominal pain for 2 weeks. He showed severe right upper quadrant tenderness on palpation, hepatomegaly 5 cm below the right costal margin, no mass, and no splenomegaly. On biochemical studies, ALT was 380IU/ml, AST 462IU/ml, alkaline phosphatase 1,069IU/ml, γGTP 239IU/ml, and total bilirubin 2.1mg/dl. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) showed cylindrical dilatations of...
A Case of Q Fever : Person-to-Person Transmission
So Jung An, Ja Wook Koo, Chul Young Chung, Won Young Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):120-124.   Published online January 15, 1998
Q fever is an important zoonosis caused by the rickrttsial organism, Coxiella burnetii. It is a very contagious organism which humans can contact by inhaling aerosolized organisms. Most commonly it leads to an acute flu-like illness. The diagnosis is usually confirmed serologically using a complement fixation or microimmunofluorescence test. Previous reports suggest that case -to - case in men is rare. We report person-to-person...
A Case of Mesenchymal Hamartoma
Ki Chang Lee, Chan Jung Park, Woo Ki Lee, Kwang Woo Kim, Chang Ho Cho, Kwang Wha Park
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):125-128.   Published online January 15, 1998
An one-day-old female patient was admitted due to marked abdominal distension, cyanosis, right upper quadrant mass, and respiratory failure since birth. We applied ventilator and supportive care immediatly. However, 4 days later, she was dead due to respiratory failure and hemorragic complication. The radiographic finding showed a huge intra-abdominal mass anterior to the intestine. Autopsy findings showed a huge single cystic tumor in the...
A Fatal Case of Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Eun Young Park, Sung Hee Oh
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1998;41(1):129-134.   Published online January 15, 1998
Disseminated intravascular coagulation(DIC) occurs rarely but can cause death in patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis(JRA), especially in the systemic type. The reports of DIC complicating JRA have increased recently. We experienced a 13 - year - old female patient with systemic JRA who died of DIC. The patient had been managed with aspirin, steroid, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug for 7 years,...
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