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Volume 50(4); Apr 2007
A study of elementary school pupils using traditional herbal medicines
Young Joon Ahn
Accepted January 1, 1970  
Purpose : Traditional herbal medicines may be overused in Korea. Expenditures and inaccuracies of hospital prescription are increasing gradually. So we investigated the frequency and nature of herbal medicine use among elementary school pupils. Methods : We interviewed students of three elementary schools located in Gwangju with survey papers. We analyzed 905 returned surveys. Results : They consisted of 421 males...
Review Articles
The diagnosis of pediatric sinusitis
Chang-Keun Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):323-327.   Published online April 15, 2007
Although most clinicians now agree that sinusitis can afflict children of all ages, appropriate diagnosis remain controversial. Sinusitis is one of the most challenging diagnoses for a clinician, because there is a lack of validated diagnostic criteria for acute rhinosinusitis. Symptoms generally include nasal congestion, purulent nasal discharge, and cough .The physical examination is often unsuccessful in confirming the diagnosis....
The management of sinusitis in children
Manyong Han
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):328-334.   Published online April 15, 2007
Sinusitis is a common medical problem in children. The prevalence of penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae infection has been increased during the last decade. The medical management is based on the choice of antimicrobial agents. This article reviews current literatures on the management of acute bacterial sinusitis and chronic sinusitis, with an emphasis on penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae infection. This article also explores...
Allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and asthma - evidence for respiratory system integration -
Hyun Hee Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):335-339.   Published online April 15, 2007
The link between upper airway disease (allergic rhinitis and sinusitis) and lower airway disease (asthma) has long been of interest to physicians. Many epidemiological and pharmacological studies have provided a better understanding of pathophysiologic interrelationship between allergic rhinitis and asthma. The vast majority of patients with asthma have allergic rhinitis, and rhinitis is a major independent risk factor for asthma...
Original Articles
A review of the contents about childhood health care in middle & high school textbooks
Jung Hun Kim, Sung Won Park, Son Moon Shin, In Kyung Sung, Mi Jung Park, Yoo Mi Chung, Jeong Hun Ha
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):340-347.   Published online April 15, 2007
Purpose : The purpose of this study is to investigate the material in middle school and high school textbooks covering child care and children's health for medically inaccurate content and to make sure that the correct information is given to students. Methods : We have examined 47 kinds of textbooks on the subjects 'Home economics' and 'Technology and home economics' published...
The outcome of perinatal prophylaxis for HBeAg positive mothers according to the maternal HBV-DNA levels at the delivery time
On Jeong, Jong-Hyun Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):347-354.   Published online April 15, 2007
Purpose : Perinatal hepatitis B viral infection is decreasing; however, 10% of babies to HBeAg positive mothers still become chronic carriers despite perinatal prophylaxis. Although, the cause of prophylaxis failure is still unclear, an importance of maternal HBV-DNA level at the delivery time has been suggested. This study was established to certify if it would be a useful predictable factor...
The immunogenicity and safety of three-component DTaP vaccine in Korean infants
Jin Han Kang, Jong Hyun Kim, Jung Hyun Lee, Soo Young Lee, Young Jin Hong, Chang Hwi Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):355-362.   Published online April 15, 2007
Purpose : We conducted the study to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of three component DTaP vaccine (Infanrix ) in a group of Korean healthy infants on a three-dose primary vaccination. And we compared the immunogenicity of this DTaP vaccine with two component DTaP vaccine which has been widely used in Korea. Methods : We enrolled one hundred fifty one healthy...
A clinical study of deep neck abscess in children
Soo Jung Lee, Mee Yong Shin, Chang Hwi Kim, Yoon Woo Koh
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):363-368.   Published online April 15, 2007
Purpose : It has been reported that deep neck abscesses are recently increasing again. We analyzed pediatric cases with deep neck abscesses during the last several years to contribute to the treatment of the disease. Methods : The clinical data of 30 children under 16 years of age with deep neck abscess from February 2001 to July 2006 were analysed retrospectively....
Analysis of urine β2-microglobulin in pediatric renal disease
Dong Woon Kim, In Seok Lim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):369-375.   Published online April 15, 2007
Purpose : There have been numerous researches on urine β2-microglobulin (β2-M) concerned with primary nephrotic syndrome and other glomerular diseases, but not much has been done in relation to pediatric age groups. Thus, our hospital decided to study the relations between the analysis of the test results we have conducted on pediatric patients and renal functions. Methods : Retrospective data...
A comparison of provoked seizures and febrile seizures associated with minor infections
Eun-Ju Lee, Won Seop Kim
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):376-380.   Published online April 15, 2007
Purpose : Febrile seizures occur in childhood associated with a febrile illness not caused by infections of the central nervous system. Provoked seizures are identified with seizures in association with infections that do not usually affect the brain such as gastroenteritis, except criteria for other febrile seizures in this study. We studied seizures provoked by minor extracranial infections, to contrast...
Case Report
Topiramate can reduce the number of episodic attacks in cyclic vomiting syndrome : a case report
Mi-Sun Yum, Keun Wook Bae, Su Jeong You, Tae Sung Ko
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):386-389.   Published online April 15, 2007
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a paroxysmal, recurrent vomiting disorder of unknown pathophysiology and target organ. It has been hypothesized that CVS shares the same mechanism as migraine. We describe here a 5-year-old boy with CVS characterized by episodic vomiting attacks. These recurrent vomiting episodes began at 3 years of age, occurred every month and lasted for 5 days at...
Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals : Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication
Korean J Pediatr. 2007;50(4):390-404.   Published online April 15, 2007
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