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Volume 50(11); Nov 2007
Review Articles
Intensive management of acute right heart failure
Gi Beom Kim, Chung Il Noh
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1041-1048.   Published online November 15, 2007
Not a few patients in children and adolescents are suffering from right ventricular (RV) dysfunction resulting from various conditions such as chronic lung disease, left ventricular dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, or congenital heart defect. The RV is different from the left ventricle in terms of ventricular morphology, myocardial contractile pattern and special vulnerability to the pressure overload. Right ventricular failure (RVF)...
The myocarditis and cardiomyopathy in children
Hong Ryang Kil
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1049-1054.   Published online November 15, 2007
Myocarditis represent an important condition encountered by general pediatricians & general practitioners. Its presentation is varied, and therefore a high index of suspicion must be maintained when the possibility of myocarditis is raised. A progression from viral myocarditis to dilated cardiomyopathy has long been hypothesized. Treatment is initially aimed at achieving hemodynamic stability and is largely supportive. There is currently...
Right-sided heart failure in congenital heart diseases
Jo Won Jung
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1055-1060.   Published online November 15, 2007
Right-sided heart failure is a major problem among patients with congenital heart diseases, due to the prevalence of congenital heart defects and the association of pulmonary hypertension. More attention is focused on the structure of the right heart particularly in association with congenital heart defects and chronic lung disease. The right ventricle (RV) may support the pulmonary circulation, and sometimes...
Original Articles
The ages and stages questionnaire: screening for developmental delay in the setting of a pediatric outpatient clinic
Eun Young Kim, In Kyung Sung
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1061-1066.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : Early identification of developmental disabilities allows intervention at the earliest possible point to improve the developmental potential. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), a parent- completed questionnaire, can be used as a substitute for formal screening tests. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of the Korean version of the ASQ (K-ASQ) as a screening...
Improved survival rate with decreased neurodevelopmental disability in extreme immaturity
Ga Won Jeon, Myo Jing Kim, Sung Shin Kim, Jae Won Shim, Yun Sil Chang, Won Soon Park, Mun Hyang Lee
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1067-1071.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : The aim of this study was to determine whether improved survival of extremely low birth weight infants (ELBWI) was associated with decreased neurodevelopmental disability later in life, and also to identify the factors influencing this disability. Methods : ELBWI admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of Samsung Medical Center, survived, and followed up until the corrected age...
Incidence of breast milk jaundice in healthy full-term infants
Yong Ho Yoon, Kyong Eun Choi, Kyung Ah Kim, Sun Young Ko, Yeon Kyung Lee, Son Moon Shin
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1072-1077.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : It has been described that the incidence of breastfeeding jaundice is 13% and that of breast milk jaundice is 2%. The incidence in Korea was believed to be higher, but there were no studies to prove this assumption. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of jaundice of healthy breastfed full-term infants in Korea. Methods :...
Pulse wave velocity and ankle brachial index in obese adolescents
Ji Hye Kim, Hee Sun Koo, Young Mi Hong
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1078-1084.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : The prevalence of childhood obesity has doubled over the last 30 years. Obesity-associated sequelae in the vasculature begins in the early stages of life. The purpose of this study was to investigate how pulse wave velocity (PWV) and ankle brachial index (ABI) change with height, weight and body mass index (BMI) in obese adolescents. Methods : Seventy-nine obese...
Results of radiofrequency catheter ablation in children and adolescent with tachyarrhythmia
Young Beom Chang, Seung Hyun Lee, Eun Young Kang, Kyoung-Suk Rhee, Chan Uhng Joo
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1085-1090.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) has become an effective therapeutic modality for treating pediatric tachyarrhythmias. Using conventional RFCA catheters, ablation of parahisian accessory pathways may be difficult and have high risk for heart block. We reviewed the efficacy and complications of the RFCA in children and adolescent with arrhythmias including parahisian accessory pathways. Methods : We studied 48 patients...
Carotid artery intima media thickness in obese children : relation with cardiovascular risk factors
Jin Lee, Hyo Jin Kwon, Moon Ho Park, Ki Young Jang, Kee-Hyoung Lee, Kwang Chul Lee, Chang Sung Son, Joo Won Lee
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1091-1096.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : The of common carotid artery intima media thickness (IMT) is an acknowledged noninvasive marker for early atherosclerotic changes. We investigate whether common carotid IMT is different between obese and normal-weight children and also evaluate the relationships IMT with cardiovascular risk factors. Methods : We collected the clinical data (age, sex, pubertal stage, body mass index) and measured blood...
Risk Factors of Unprovoked Seizures after Acute Symptomatic Seizures in Children
Eun Ju Lee, Won Seop Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1097-1103.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : Acute symptomatic seizure is defined as a temporary seizure together with acute systemic, metabolic, or toxic insult in association with an acute central nervous system insult. And unprovoked seizure is defined as seizure without provocating factors. We studied the risk factors of unprovoked seizures after acute symptomatic seizure in children. Methods : We retrospectively reviewed the records of...
The impact of early detection through school urinary screening tests of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis typeⅠ
Sung-Hoon Chung, Sung-Sin Park, Sung-Do Kim, Byoung-Soo Cho
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1104-1109.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : Since 1998, school urinary screening tests have been performed on Korean school children. We could detect and treat so many asymptomatic chronic renal disease in early stage. We investigated the efficacy of school urinary screening tests from children with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) type I. Methods : We analyzed the characteristics and prognosis of 18 patients with MPGN type I...
Clinical, endocrinological and radiological courses in patients who was initially diagnosed as idiopathic central diabetes insipidus
Seung Joon Chung, Seong Yong Lee, Choong Ho Shin, Sei Won Yang
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1110-1115.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : Idiopathic central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is defined in CDI patients without definite etiology. Some patients initially diagnosed as idiopathic CDI progressed to organic causes. We reviewed clinical, endocrinological, and radiological courses of 20 patients who was initially diagnosed as idiopathic CDI, to assess the predicting factors for progression to brain tumors. Methods : We reviewed the medical data and...
A clinical analysis of juvenile dermatomyositis; focus on clinical manifestations at diagnosis
So Young Lee, Ji Seok Bang, Hee Seok Kim, Joong Gon Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1116-1124.   Published online November 15, 2007
Purpose : Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies in children. The purpose of this study is to observe demographic, initial presentations, duration of time between disease onset and diagnosis, clinical manifestations and laboratory findings at diagnosis of patients with JDM. Methods : Forty seven patients identified at Seoul National University Children's Hospital from January 1986...
Case Reports
Epidural hematoma treated by aspiration of accompanying cephalhematoma in a newborn infant
Ki Won Oh, Heng Mi Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1125-1128.   Published online November 15, 2007
Epidural hematoma is relatively rare in newborn infants and frequently associated with instrumental deliveries or other complications during labor and delivery. Although surgical evacuation has been the most common therapy, many other procedures have been described. Although many epidural hematomas require surgical evacuation rather than nonsurgical management, conservative or aspiration of hematoma have been attempted. In the case of EDH...
Long-term recombinant interferon-γ treatment in 2 cases of osteopetrosis
Dong-Yun Kim, Dong-Kyun Han, Hee-Jo Baek, Sung-Taek Jung, Hoon Kook, Tai-Ju Hwang
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1129-1133.   Published online November 15, 2007
Osteopetrosis, a rare osteosclerotic bone disease characterized by a defect in osteoclast function and the reduced generation of superoxide by leukocytes, can be classified into several types based on their mode of inheritance, age of onset, severity, and associated clinical symptoms. Stem cell transplantation is the only curative therapy for the infantile malignant type, although alternative treatments, such as corticosteroids,...
Three cases of pulmonary and/or intestinal tuberculosis in adolescents
Jung Hye Byeon, Yoon Lee, Jin Chul Lee, Young Yoo, Kee Hyoung Lee, Kwang Chul Lee, Ji Tae Choung, Soo Youn Ham, Chul Whan Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1134-1138.   Published online November 15, 2007
Since the tuberculosis (TB) in adolescents has unique clinical characteristics, special attention should be paid to this age group. Adolescents are more susceptible to developing TB disease and more likely to have cavitary pulmonary disease. Also, adolescent patients with TB more frequently present with extrapulmonary disease. We report three adolescents with active pulmonary and/or intestinal TB: one had pulmonary and...
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