Previous issues

  • HOME
  • Previous issue
Volume 48(11); Nov 2005
Clinical Lecture
Infection and Innate Immunity
Moo-Young Oh
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1153-1161.   Published online November 15, 2005
As known by other name(natural immunity), the innate immune system comprises all those mechanisms for dealing with infection that are constitutive or built in, changing little with age or with experience of infection. Though in some ways less sophisticated than adaptive immunity, innate immunity should not belittled, since it has evidently protected thousands of species of invertebrates sufficiently to survive...
Original Articles
Current Understanding and Practices of Breast feeding by Mothers
Eun Young Park, Su Jin Cho, Keun Lee
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1162-1165.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : The objective of this survey was to develop an operational plan for breast feeding education. In order to comprehend current breast feeding patterns, we aimed to examine the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding breast feeding of mothers and to compare the data with a similar study done 6 years ago. Methods : A total of 127 mothers who delivered...
A Study on the Relationship between School-age Obesity and Type of Feeding in Infant Period
Kyung Lae Cho, Soo Young Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1166-1171.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : The aim of this study was to evaluate whether breast milk feeding at infancy has the effect of a programming agent preventing school-age obesity, or whether formula milk feeding is the cause of elementary school-age obesity. Methods : We randomly selected 4 elementary school in Masan and Changwon city. We calculated the BMI and obesity degree from height...
Serum Insulin, Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3 Levels in Obese Adolescents
Jung Hyun Kwon, Hyun Jin Kim, Young Mi Hong
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1172-1178.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : Childhood Obesity is increasing throughout the world, and it is known to incur many diseases especially in later life such as diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between obesity and insulin, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3(IGFBP-3) and know if these factors are useful in predicting cardiovascular...
Birth Weight Distribution by Gestational Age in Korean Population : Using Finite Mixture Modle
Jung-Ju Lee, Chang Gi Park, Kwang-Sun Lee
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1179-1186.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : A universal standard of the birth weight for gestational age cannot be made since girth weight distribution varies with race and other sociodemographic factors. This report aims to establish the birth weight distribution curve by gestational age, specific for Korean live births. Methods : We used the national birth certificate data of all live births in Korea from January...
The Effectiveness of Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Clinically Suspected Neonatal Sepsis
Hyun Jung Na, Ji Young Kim, Gyeong Hoon Lee, Jun Hwa Lee, Eun Jin Choi, Jin Kyung Kim, Hai Lee Chung, Woo Taek Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1187-1192.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of intravenous immunoglobuin (IVIG) administration in fullterm neonates having clinically suspected neonatal sepsis. Methods : Forty full-term neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit with clinically suspected neonatal sepsis, who had at least two positive diagnostic criteria were enrolled. Twenty neonates were enrolled into the IVIG arm and...
Clinical Entities and Etiology of Invasive Bacterial Infections in Apparently Healthy Children
Joon Ho Lee, Eun Kyoung Song, Jin A Lee, Nam Hee Kim, Dong Ho Kim, Ki Won Park, Eun Hwa Choi, Hoan Jong Lee
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1193-1200.   Published online November 15, 2005
ilus influenzae has been declined to 4% each from 23% and 14%, respectively, compared to previous study. S. agalactiae was the most common isolate in the infants ≤3 months. Among the infants and children aged 3 months to 2 years and children of 2-5 years, S. pneumoniae(57%, 52%, respectively, in each group) was the most common isolates followed by S....
The Study of Clinical Characteristic Changes in Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephtritis - Comparision of Clinical Manifestations between Recent 5 Years and Past 5 Years -
Hye Won Yoon, Kyung Soo Park, Jae Ho Lee
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1201-1205.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical characteristic changes of acute poststeptococcal glomerulonephritis(APSGN) in recent. The cases of APSGN occurred for the last ten years were divided into group I and II by the unit of 5 years and clinical manifestations and laboratory findings of each groups were analyzed. Methods : Total of 74 cases...
Pneumococcal Surface Protein A of Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates from Koreans
Kyung Hyo Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1206-1211.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : Pneumococcal protein vaccine based on pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) is in development with the potential to offer a broad range of protection against different strains. PspA elicits protection in mice against fatal sepsis as well as carriage and lung infection. This study was performed to investigate the frequency of PspA families among Streptococcus pneumoniae recovered from Korean...
Clinical Features of Symptomatic Neonates with Ebstein's Anomaly
Hee Jin Cho, In Sil Lee, Jae Kon Ko
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1212-1218.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : Forward pulmonary blood flow may be absent in some neonates with Ebstein's anomaly by anatomical or functional pulmonary atresia in association with the elevated pulmonary vascular resistance, patent ductus arteriosus and tricuspid regurgitation. We reviewed the presentation and outcomes of symptomatic neonates with Ebstein's anomaly focusing on the pulmonary atresia. Methods : Clinical presentation and outcome of 15 symptomatic...
The Relation between Obesity and Glomerular Filtration Rate in Children and Adolescents
Youngsu Jung, Dongwoon Kim, Inseok Lim
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1219-1224.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents has been rising rapidly in Korea because of changes of diet and lifestyle. As with adults, obesity in children and adolescents can cause diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular diseases and renal diseases. The aim of the present study is to examine the relation of obesity, glomerular filtration rate(GFR) and serum cystatin...
Comparison of Epileptic Seizures between Preterm and Term-born Epileptic Children with Periventricular Leukomalacia
Hee Jeong Jeong, Eun Sil Lee, Han Ku Moon
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1225-1231.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : This study compares the first epileptic seizures between preterm and term-born children with periventricular leukomalacia and epilepsy. Methods : From 108 cases having lesions of high signal intensity around the ventricles in T2 weighted imaging of a brain magnetic resonance study, we selected 37 cases that showed epileptic seizures two times or more and divided them into the...
Lorenzo's Oil Treatment in X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy
Hyo Jung Kim, Eun Young Kim, Young Jong Woo, Hoon Kook
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1232-1238.   Published online November 15, 2005

Purpose: Though more than 15 years have passed after introduction of Lorenzo's oil therapy in X- linked adrenoleukodystrophy(ALD), its efficacy is still fully not known. In patients who already have neurologic symptoms, most reports indicate that the neurologic disability continues to increase. We evaluated its efficacy in X-linked ALD patients. Methods: Four patients who were treated with Lorenzo's oil for at...
Serum Ferritin as a Risk Factor in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Jung Hyun Kim, Ho Seong Kim, Duk Hee Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1239-1243.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : Iron accumulation interferes with hepatic insulin extraction and affects insulin synthesis and secretion. The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlation between serum ferritin and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods : We compared the serum ferritin level among 18 patients in an impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) group, 36 in a type 1 diabetes group, eight in...
Different Clinical Courses of Henoch-Sch nlein Purpura in Children, Adolescents and Adults
Joo Hee Hong, Hyung Joon Na, Mee Kyung Namgoong, Seung Ok Choi, Byng Geun Han, Soon Hee Jung, Hwang Min Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1244-1251.   Published online November 15, 2005
Purpose : Henoch-Sch nlein purpura(HSP) is the most common and benign systemic vasculitis in children. Few reports have focused on worse outcomes of HSP in adults. The age of onset is suggested as a main risk factor. We assessed the characteristics of adolescent-onset HSP. Methods : We retrospectively analyzed 205 cases presented from Aug. 1993 to Oct. 2003. Patients were classified...
Case Reports
A Single Nucleotide Deletion resulting in Frameshift in Two Korean Neonates with Thyroxine-Binding Globulin Deficiency
Sang-Joon Park, Jin-Soon Suh, Min-Ho Jung, Hee-Jin Lee, Hee-Jin Lee, Won-Bae Lee, Byung-Churl Lee
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1252-1255.   Published online November 15, 2005
Abnormalities in the levels of thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG) are not associated with clinical disease and they do not require treatment. Congenital TBG deficiency is inherited in an X-linked manner. To date, some complete and partial TBG variants and one polymorphism have been identified by analysis of the TBG gene. Two male neonates were referred to us because of their low...
Intervention with Balloon Valvuloplasty followed by Patent Ductus Arteriosus Stent in a Patient with Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum
Han Hyuk Lim, Young Deuk Kim, Jae Hwan Lee, Mea Young Chang, Hong Ryang Kil
Korean J Pediatr. 2005;48(11):1256-1259.   Published online November 15, 2005
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS) is rare, less than 1% of congenital heart disease. It needs a therapeutic approach according to its individual morphologic feature. Surgical treatment of valvotomy and modified Blalock-Taussig shunt or non-surgical interventional catheter balloon valvuloplasty can be used for mild to moderate hypoplasia of right ventricle. Fontan operation can be considered for less optimum...
  • PubMed Central
  • PubMed
  • Scopus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)