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Volume 45(11); Nov 2002
Clinical Lecture
Interpretation of Plain Chest Radiography - Focused on Findings of Normal and Pneumonia-
Hee Jung Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1311-1316.   Published online November 15, 2002
Medical Lecture Course
The Possibility of the 'Cure' for Liver Diseases by Hepatocyte Transplantation and Hepatocyte based Gene Therapy
Byung-Ho Choe
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1317-1324.   Published online November 15, 2002
Original Articles
Accuracy of References in Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society and Journals of the Korean Pediatric Subspecialty Societies and Citation Pattern Analysis
Gil Ho Cho, Mi Kyung Lee, Man Yong Han, Young Rae Kim, Seo Jung Kim, Kyu Hyung Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1325-1331.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : We tried to check the accuracy of references in the Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society and Journals of the Korean Pediatric Subspecialty Societies. We also wanted to know the citation patterns of authors by analyzing the frequency of cited materials. Methods : Three journals were randomly selected from the 2000 issues of Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society...
Survey on Counseling about Infant Nutrition Among Doctors on Practicing Pediatric Patients in Primary Medical Facilities
Eun Jung Doe, Eun Sil Lee, Son Moon Shin
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1332-1339.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : Through a survey undertaken among doctors practicing pediatric patients in primary medical facilities on nutrition during infancy, the present study was done to determine whether these doctors were giving appropriate advice on infant nutrition. Methods : We visited pediatric specialists(group one) and non-pediatric specialists or general practitioners(group two) who were practicing in Daegu to ask them...
Prevalence and Associated Factors of Snoring in School-Aged Children
Sung Jong Cho, Eun Young Kim, Young Il Rho, Eun Suk Yang, Young Bong Park, Kyung-Rye Moon, Chul-Gab Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1340-1345.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : We studied the prevalence of snoring and its association with diseases, obesity and environmental factors, as well as sleep disturbance arising from snoring, in school-aged children. Methods : The survey was performed by a special questionnaire on 1,707 children at elementary schools from 1 to 30 July 2001 in Gwangju City. The prevalence of snoring, associated factors, and sleep...
Organic Acidemias in Korea - Three Years Experience of Organic Acid Analysis -
You Kyoung Choi, Eung Seok Kim, Eun Joo Bae, Won Il Park, Kyung Ja Lee, Hong Jin Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1346-1358.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : We have done this retrospective study to know the relative incidences and clinical manifestations of organic acidopathies in Korea. Methods : The results of quantitative organic acid analysis of 1,125 samples of 712 patients, referred from Jul. 1997 to Jun. 2000, were analyzed retrospectively according to four age groups (-2 mon, 3 mon-2 year, 3 years-12 years, over...
Serological Analysis and Epidemiologic Characteristics of Group A Streptococci in Seoul(1998-2000)
Sun-Hee Choi, Yun-Ho Kim, Sung-Ho Cha, Ki-Sang Kim, Young-Hee Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1368-1372.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : Group A streptococci have a cell wall which consists of M protein and T protein. T protein is known to be helpful in the understanding of the epidemiology of group A streptococci. To study the epidemiologic characteristics, we serotyped T protein of group A streptococci obtained from patients admitted to hospitals, or who visited OPD in five districts...
The Findings and Significances of Brain SPECT in Acute Mealses Encephalitis
Jung Chul Kim, Ju Mi Choung, So Hee Eun, Dae-Yeol Lee, Jung Soo Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1373-1380.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : Acute measles encephalitis(ME) is characterized by an abrupt onset of fever and obtundation, frequently accompanied by seizures and multifocal neurological signs. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical manifestation, progression and the brain SPECT patterns in patients with acute ME. Methods : This study included 11 children with acute ME admitted to Chonbuk National University Hospital. Ten patients received a...
The Usefulness of MRCP in the Evaluation of Pancreaticobiliary Diseases in Children
Ji Hyun Uhm, Seung Yeon Lee, Ki Sup Chung
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1381-1388.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography(MRCP) is a noninvasive method for imaging the pancreaticobiliary tree. The aim of this study was to evalute the usefulness of MRCP for the diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary diseases in children. Methods : From October 1996 to May 2001, 67 patients with obstructive jaundice and three patients with chronic recurrent pancreatitis were evaluated with abdominal ultrasonography and...
A Clinical Study of Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
Yoon Hee Kim, Myung Sup Jung, Soon Ok Byun
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1389-1396.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : This study was done to analyze the changes in the clinical conditions and the diagnosis of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Methods : We report a retrospective clinical analysis of 39 patients with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis from Jan. 1992 to Aug. 2001. The age and sex distribution, family and birth history, clinical symptoms, the ultrasonographic and the operative sizes of pyloric canals were compared. Results...
Intraarterial Catheter-directed Urokinase Infusion for Femoral Artery Thrombosis after Cardiac Catheterization in Infants and Children
Hyoung Doo Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1397-1402.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : One of the major complication of arterial catheterization is the thrombosis of the iliac or femoral arteries. Tissue loss following femoral artery catheterization is rare. However long- term sequelae such as impaired limb growth and future impairment of vascular access, are also important in pediatric cardiac patients. But standard methods to treat thrombotic complication of arterial catheterization in...
Recurrence Rate of Febrile Seizures by Combining Risk Factors
Su Jung Moon, Gu Ken Sun, Eun Young Kim, Kyong Hee Na, Sun Young Park, Kyoung Sim Kim, Yong Wook Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1403-1410.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : In previous studies, various risk factors for recurrent febrile seizures have been identified. But none of these risk factors alone could sufficiently discriminate children at high or low risk for recurrent seizures. Therefore, we tried to identify patients at high risk of recurrent febrile seizures by combining risk factors. Methods : Two hundred and four children who had...
Clinical Characteristics in Patients with Kawasaki Disease Who Received Intravenous Gamma-globulin Retreatment
Deok-Soo Kim, Yoon-Soo Hahn, Heon-Seok Han
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1411-1416.   Published online November 15, 2002
Purpose : Although the use of intravenous gamma-globulin(IVGG) in Kawasaki disease(KD) is effective in reducing clinical symptoms and coronary artery complications, 20-30% of patients have persistent or recrudescent fever and ongoing clinical symptoms. In these patients, the additional infusion of IVGG is considered. The authors studied the characteristics of patients who received IVGG retreatment, and compared them with the patients...
Case Reports
A Case of Scoliosis Due to a Foreign Body(Pencil) in the Colon
Jeong Sik Seo, Sun Mi Chung, Eun Jin Choi, Jin Kyung Kim, Un Seok Nho, Hai Lee Chung, Dae Hyun Joo, Woo Taek Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1417-1421.   Published online November 15, 2002
Scoliosis describes a lateral curvature of the spine and is often associated with cosmetic and functional impairments due to severe deformity of the spine. The incidence of adolescent scoliosis is 2-4% of children between 10 and 16 years of age. Eighty five percent of them are idiopathic, in which the most common type of scoliosis is right side-bending. In addition,...
A Case of Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis in Neonate with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Mi Ae Hong, Kyung Chang Oh, Seung In Ahn, Hye Jung Shin, Jin Keun Chang, Byung Doo Lee, Beyong Il Kim, Jung-Hwan Choi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1422-1425.   Published online November 15, 2002
Subcutaneous fat necrosis in neonates is a rare disease characterized by skin lesions, which may be single or multiple, poorly circumscribed and often tender erythematous nodules or plaques on cheeks, buttocks, back, arms, and thighs. These symptoms are usually self-limited; resolution occurs over a period of weeks to months. Subcutaneous fat necrosis affects full term and healthy- appearing infants who...
A Case of Congenital Solitary Liver Abscess
Sang Hee Kim, So Young Kim, You Jeong Kim, Hyun Hee Kim, Won Bae Lee, Kyung Tai Whang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1426-1429.   Published online November 15, 2002
Congenital solitary liver abscess in newborns is an extremely rare and serious disease. Only one case was reported in the literature. Most a liver abscesses have a postnatal origin. We encountered a premature infant who had a low. Apgar score and an elevated right diaphragm at birth. Pyogenic solitary liver abscess was diagnosed by ultrasound and computed tomography. Staphylococcus aureus...
A Case of Pseudo-Bartter's Syndrome Due to Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
Yoon Hee Kim, Yoon Hee Kim, Tae Ho Lee, Tae Ho Lee, Hong Bae Kim, Hong Bae Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002;45(11):1430-1434.   Published online November 15, 2002
We report a 3-month old boy admitted to our hospital with Bartter's syndrome like symptoms and laboratory findings, which were vomiting, failure to thrive, hypochloremic and hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis associated with hyperreninemia, hyperaldosteronism and normal blood pressure. However, the urine chloride level was low. Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis was diagnosed through abdominal ultrasonography. Fredet-Ramstedt operation was done after electrolyte correction. After...
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