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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690647/the-evolution-of-electrocardiographic-changes-in-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophies
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Woo Hyun Yoo, Min-Jung Cho, Peter Chun, Kwang Hun Kim, Je Sang Lee, Yong Beom Shin
PURPOSE: Myocardial dysfunction and dysrhythmias are inevitable consequences of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We aimed to evaluate specific trends of electrocardiographic changes that reflect the progress of cardiomyopathy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. METHODS: Fifty electrocardiograms (ECGs) of 30 patients (ages 1 to 27 years) who had not been prescribed medications for heart failure treatment at the time of examination were retrospectively analyzed and compared with 116 ECGs of age-matched healthy 116 controls...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690646/effects-of-lamotrigine-on-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-pediatric-epilepsy-patients
#2
Seung-A Han, Eu Jeen Yang, Mi-Kyoung Song, Sun Jun Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lamotrigine for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with epilepsy. METHODS: Pediatric patients newly diagnosed with epilepsy (n=90 [61 boys and 29 girls]; mean age, 9.1±3.4 years) were enrolled. All patients were evaluated with the Korean ADHD rating scale (K-ARS)-IV before treatment with lamotrigine and after doses had been administered. The mean interval of ADHD testing was approximately 12...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690645/neuroprotective-effects-of-erythropoietin-against-hypoxic-injury-via-modulation-of-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-and-apoptosis
#3
Ji Eun Jeong, Jae Hyun Park, Chun Soo Kim, Sang Lak Lee, Hai Lee Chung, Woo Taek Kim, Eun Joo Lee
PURPOSE: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is a significant cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Erythropoietin (EPO) is emerging as a therapeutic candidate for neuroprotection. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the neuroprotective role of recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO) and the possible mechanisms by which mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway including extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2), JNK, and p38 MAPK is modulated in cultured cortical neuronal cells and astrocytes...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690644/individualized-ibuprofen-treatment-using-serial-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-measurement-for-symptomatic-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-very-preterm-infants
#4
Jeonghee Shin, Eun Hee Lee, Jee Hyun Lee, Byung Min Choi, Young Sook Hong
PURPOSE: Plasma level of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), an emerging, sensitive, and specific biomarker of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), rapidly decreases in infants receiving cyclooxygenase inhibitors for ductal closure. We investigated the usefulness of serial BNP measurement as a guide for individual identification of early constrictive responses to ibuprofen in preterm infants with symptomatic PDA (sPDA). METHODS: Before March 2010, the standard course of pharmacological treatment was initiated with indomethacin (or ibuprofen) and routinely followed by 2 additional doses at intervals of 24 hours...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690643/mechanism-of-resistance-acquisition-and-treatment-of-macrolide-resistant-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-children
#5
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Hyeon-Jong Yang, Dae Jin Song, Jung Yeon Shim
Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) is one of the most common forms of community-acquired pneumonia in children and adolescents. Outbreaks of MPP occur in 3- to 7-year cycles worldwide; recent epidemics in Korea occurred in 2006-2007, 2011, and 2015-2016. Although MPP is known to be a mild, self-limiting disease with a good response to macrolides, it can also progress into a severe and fulminant disease. Notably, since 2000, the prevalence of macrolide-resistant MPP has rapidly increased, especially in Asian countries, recently reaching up to 80%-90%...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592979/sleep-problems-in-children-and-adolescents-at-pediatric-clinics
#6
Dong Soon Kim, Cho Long Lee, Young Min Ahn
PURPOSE: To investigate the frequency of childhood sleep problems at pediatric clinics in Seoul and Gyeonggi provinces. METHODS: Children (n=936) and their parents who visited 5 primary and 1 secondary pediatric outpatient clinics were invited to complete a Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire. RESULTS: Among patients, 901 (96.3%) answered questionnaires in sufficient detail for evaluation. The participant's mean age was 4.35±3.02 years (range, 0-18 years)...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592978/prevalence-and-clinical-manifestations-of-macrolide-resistant-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-korean-children
#7
Eun Lee, Hyun-Ju Cho, Soo-Jong Hong, Jina Lee, Heungsup Sung, Jinho Yu
PURPOSE: Macrolide resistance rate of Mycoplasma pneumoniae has rapidly increased in children. Studies on the clinical features between macrolide susceptible-M. pneumoniae (MSMP) and macrolide resistant-M. pneumoniae (MRMP) are lacking. The aim of this study was to identify the macrolide resistance rate of M. pneumoniae in Korean children with M. pneumoniae penupmonia in 2015 and compare manifestations between MSMP and MRMP. METHODS: Among 122 children (0-18 years old) diagnosed with M...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592977/clostridium-difficile-colonization-and-or-infection-during-infancy-and-the-risk-of-childhood-allergic-diseases
#8
Sun Hwa Lee, Yun Na Gong, Eell Ryoo
PURPOSE: The gut microbiota can influence several diseases through immune modulation; however, the exact role of microbes such as Clostridium difficileand the relationship between microbiota colonization and allergic diseases are not well known. This study aimed to determine the relationship between C. difficilecolonization and/or infection (CDCI) during infancy and allergic diseases during early childhood. METHODS: Infants 1-12 months of age presenting changes in bowel habits for more than 2 weeks were enrolled in this study...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592976/healthcare-access-challenges-facing-six-african-refugee-mothers-in-south-korea-a-qualitative-multiple-case-study
#9
Min Sun Kim, In Gyu Song, Ah Reum An, Kyae Hyung Kim, Ji Hoon Sohn, Sei Won Yang
PURPOSE: Following legal reform in 2013, the annual number of asylum seekers entering South Korea has increased from 1,143 in 2012 to 5,711 in 2015. We interviewed six African refugee mothers of young children regarding their health needs and barriers to access maternal child health services. METHODS: We recruited mothers who had visited a clinic for immigrants between July 2013 and August 2015. Participants were African refugee women, aged over 18 years, who had given birth in Korea within the previous 5 years and had come to Korea over a year before recruitment...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592975/prognostic-factors-and-treatment-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#10
REVIEW
Jae Wook Lee, Bin Cho
The event-free survival (EFS) for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has shown remarkable improvement in the past several decades. In Korea also, a recent study showed 10-year EFS of 78.5%. Much of the improved outcome for pediatric ALL stems from the accurate identification of prognostic factors, the designation of risk group based on these factors, and treatment of appropriate duration and intensity according to risk group, done within the setting of cooperative clinical trials. The schema of first-line therapy for ALL remains mostly unchanged, although many groups have now reported on the elimination of cranial irradiation in all patients with low rates of central nervous system relapse...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461826/effects-of-clarithromycin-treatment-in-scrub-typhus-in-children-comparison-with-chloramphenicol-and-azithromycin
#11
Min Lee, June Kim, Dae Sun Jo
PURPOSE: Chloramphenicol and tetracycline are not recommended for treating scrub typhus in pediatric patients because of potential side effects, such as aplastic anemia or tooth discoloration. While clarithromycin has recently been used in adults, few reports have been published on its effects in pediatric patients. We report the clinical profiles of pediatric scrub typhus and the effects of clarithromycin on scrub typhus in children. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 56 children with scrub typhus who were admitted between 2004 and 2013 to Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461825/effect-of-tuberculosis-treatment-on-leptin-levels-weight-gain-and-percentage-body-fat-in-indonesian-children
#12
Maria Mexitalia, Yesi Oktavia Dewi, Adriyan Pramono, Mohammad Syarofil Anam
PURPOSE: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a problem in the community. TB patients usually experience malnutrition, which is characterized by both decreased body weight (BW) and body fat percentage (BFP). Leptin, an important regulator of BW, also plays an important role in cellular immunity, which is integral to defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. We analyzed the effect of an anti-TB treatment regimen on the leptin level, BW, and BFP of children with TB. METHODS: The design of this study was a group interrupted time series...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461824/clinical-usefulness-of-serum-procalcitonin-level-in-distinguishing-between-kawasaki-disease-and-other-infections-in-febrile-children
#13
Na Hyun Lee, Hee Joung Choi, Yeo Hyang Kim
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to compare serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels between febrile children with Kawasaki disease (KD) and those with bacterial or viral infections, and assess the clinical usefulness of PCT level in predicting KD. METHODS: Serum PCT levels were examined in febrile pediatric patients admitted between August 2013 and August 2014. The patients were divided into 3 groups as follows: 49 with KD, 111 with viral infections, and 24 with bacterial infections...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461823/neonatal-indirect-hyperbilirubinemia-and-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
#14
Hasan M Isa, Masooma S Mohamed, Afaf M Mohamed, Adel Abdulla, Fuad Abdulla
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency among infants with neonatal indirect hyperbilirubinemia (NIH); compare G6PD-deficient and G6PD-normal patients regarding hyperbilirubinemia and need for exchange transfusions (ET); and assess risk factors for ET and kernicterus. METHODS: This is a case-control retrospective study. Medical records of NIH patients admitted to the Pediatric Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain, between January 2007 and June 2010 were reviewed...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461822/ige-mediated-food-allergies-in-children-prevalence-triggers-and-management
#15
REVIEW
Sooyoung Lee
Food allergy (FA) is a serious health problem, and severe FA such as food-induced anaphylaxis can often be life threatening. The incidence of FA has been increasing especially in children. They usually develop early in life and affect up to 10% of children. The 2 most common food allergens worldwide are milk and eggs, while the third one varies depending on the countries: peanuts in the United States and Switzerland, wheat in Germany and Japan, tree nuts in Spain, sesame in Israel, and walnuts in Korea. These common food allergens are different and difficult to identify because of differing study methodologies, population, geography, age, and dietary exposure patterns...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392825/a-compound-heterozygous-mutation-in-the-fmo3-gene-the-first-pediatric-case-causes-fish-odor-syndrome-in-korea
#16
Ji Hyun Kim, Sung Min Cho, Jong-Hee Chae
Trimethylaminuria (TMAuria), known as "fish odor syndrome," is a congenital metabolic disorder characterized by an odor resembling that of rotting fish. This odor is caused by the secretion of trimethylamine (TMA) in the breath, sweat, and body secretions and the excretion of TMA along with urine. TMAuria is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 (FMO3). Most TMAuria cases are caused by missense mutations, but nonsense mutations have also been reported in these cases...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392824/posttransplantation-lymphoproliferative-disorder-after-pediatric-solid-organ-transplantation-experiences-of-20-years-in-a-single-center
#17
Hyung Joo Jeong, Yo Han Ahn, Eujin Park, Youngrok Choi, Nam-Joon Yi, Jae Sung Ko, Sang Il Min, Jong Won Ha, Il-Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong, Hee Gyung Kang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical spectrum of posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) after solid organ transplantation (SOT) in children. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 18 patients with PTLD who underwent liver (LT) or kidney transplantation (KT) between January 1995 and December 2014 in Seoul National University Children's Hospital. RESULTS: Eighteen patients (3.9% of pediatric SOTs; LT:KT, 11:7; male to female, 9:9) were diagnosed as having PTLD over the last 2 decades (4...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392823/etiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-children-a-15-year-experience-in-a-single-center
#18
Yi-Seul Kim, Kyung-Ran Kim, Ji-Man Kang, Jong-Min Kim, Yae-Jean Kim
PURPOSE: Fever is one of the most common symptoms in children. In previous studies, infectious disease was the most common cause of pediatric fever of unknown origin (FUO). The aim of this study is to investigate the etiology, clinical characteristics and prognosis of pediatric FUO in 21 century with more diagnostics available and to analyze the factors for certain disease categories. METHODS: Among the children under 18 years old who were hospitalized at Samsung Medical Center from January 2000 to December 2014, the patients who met the criteria including fever of ≥38...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392822/maternal-food-restrictions-during-breastfeeding
#19
Goun Jeong, Sung Won Park, Yeon Kyung Lee, Sun Young Ko, Son Moon Shin
PURPOSE: This study investigated self-food restriction during breastfeeding, reviewed the literature showing the effect of maternal diet on the health of breast-fed infants, and explored the validity of dietary restrictions. METHODS: Questionnaire data were collected from breastfeeding Korean mothers who visited the pediatric clinic of Cheil General Hospital & Women's Healthcare Center from July 2015 through August 2015. The survey included items assessing maternal age, number of children, maternal educational attainment, household income, degree of difficulty with self-food restriction, types of self-restricted foods, dietary customs during breastfeeding, and sources of information about breastfeeding...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392821/postdischarge-growth-assessment-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#20
Joon-Sik Park, Jungho Han, Jeong Eun Shin, Soon Min Lee, Ho Seon Eun, Min-Soo Park, Kook-In Park, Ran Namgung
PURPOSE: The goal of nutritional support for very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants from birth to term is to match the in utero growth rates; however, this is rarely achieved. METHODS: We evaluated postdischarge growth patterns and growth failure in 81 Korean VLBW infants through a retrospective study. Weight and height were measured and calculated based on age percentile distribution every 3 months until age 24 months. Growth failure was defined as weight and height below the 10th percentile at 24 months...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
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