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Young Mi Kim  (Kim YM) 15 Articles
Original Article
Neurology
Comparison of conservative therapy and steroid therapy for Bell’s palsy in children
Hye Won Yoo, Lira Yoon, Hye Young Kim, Min Jung Kwak, Kyung Hee Park, Mi Hye Bae, Yunjin Lee, Sang Ook Nam, Young Mi Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2018;61(10):332-337.   Published online September 12, 2018

Purpose: Bell’s palsy is characterized by sudden onset of unilateral facial weakness. The use of corticosteroids for childhood Bell’s palsy is controversial. This study aimed to identify clinical characteristics, etiology, and laboratory findings in childhood Bell’s palsy, and to evaluate the efficacy of corticosteroid treatment. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of children under 19 years of age treated for Bell’s...
Case Report
Neurology
A neonate with Joubert syndrome presenting with symptoms of Horner syndrome
Narae Lee, Sang-Ook Nam, Young Mi Kim, Yun-Jin Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2016;59(Suppl 1):S32-S36.   Published online November 30, 2016

Joubert syndrome (JS) is characterized by the “molar tooth sign” (MTS) with cerebellar vermis agenesis, episodic hyperpnea, abnormal eye movements, and hypotonia. Ocular and oculomotor abnormalities have been observed; however, Horner syndrome (HS) has not been documented in children with JS. We present the case of a 2-month-old boy having ocular abnormalities with bilateral nystagmus, left-dominant bilateral ptosis, and unilateral...

Pulmonology
Endovascular stenting of tracheoinnominate fistula after tracheostomy in a 14-year-old boy
Mi-Hye Bae, Yun-Jin Lee, Sang Ook Nam, Hye-Young Kim, Chang Won Kim, Young Mi Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2016;59(Suppl 1):S76-S79.   Published online November 30, 2016

Tracheoinnominate artery fistula is a rare, fatal complication of tracheostomy, and prompt diagnosis and management are imperative. We report the case of tracheoinnominate artery fistula after tracheostomy in a 14-year-old boy with a history of severe periventricular leukomalacia, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. The tracheoinnominate artery fistula was successfully treated with a stent graft insertion via the right common femoral...

A case of reactive arthritis after Salmonella enteritis in in a 12-year-old boy
Peter Chun, Young Jin Kim, Young Mi Han, Young Mi Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2011;54(7):313-315.   Published online July 31, 2011

Reactive arthritis comprises a subgroup within infection-associated arthritides in genetically susceptible hosts. Researchers and clinicians recognize two clinical forms of reactive arthritis which occurs after genitourinary tract infection and after gastrointestinal tract infection. Chlamydia infection has been implicated as the most common agent associated with post-venereal reactive arthritis. Studies have proposed Shigella infection, Salmonella infection, or Yersinia infection as the...

Original Article
Complete rooming-in care of newborn infants
Yoo Min Lee, Kang Hoon Song, Young Mi Kim, Jin Sun Kang, Ji Young Chang, Hyun Joo Seol, Yong Sung Choi, Chong Woo Bae
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(5):634-638.   Published online May 31, 2010
Purpose

In Kyung Hee East-West Neo Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, efforts to raise rooming-in care success rate have been undertaken since when the hospital was established in 2006. We intended to analyze our experience over the past 3 years of period and to discuss the advantages of rooming-in.

Methods

We analyzed the rooming-in practice rate, failure rate, and the breast feeding rate. Subjects...

Case Report
A case of paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis due to ovarian mature teratoma
Seong Heon Kim, hye Young Kim, Young Tak Im, Sang Ook Nam, Young Mi Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(4):603-606.   Published online April 15, 2010
Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis, a remote effect of cancer without nervous system metastasis, is rare, especially in childhood. Here, we report a case of paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis associated with an ovarian mature teratoma in an adolescent girl. The 15-year-old girl developed neuropsychiatric symptoms, memory loss, seizures, and unconsciousness. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were normal, while...
Original Article
Changes in platelet counts caused by valproate in children with epilepsy
Ju Hee We, Young Mi Kim, Sang Ook Nam
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(1):75-80.   Published online January 15, 2009
Purpose : In adults, valproate (VPA) has been reported to be associated with thrombocytopenia. However, few studies have investigated this association in children, and the factors affecting platelet counts remain controversial. This study was undertaken to investigate changes in platelet counts following VPA therapy and related factors in children with epilepsy. Methods : Our subjects comprised 75 epileptic children who...
Clinical significance of cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in pediatric refractory status epilepticus
Jung Mi Kim, Young Mi Kim, Soon Hak Kwon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(10):1086-1092.   Published online October 15, 2006
Purpose : Refractory status epilepticus(RSE) is a serious neurological emergency in children. The mortality is high and the neurological outcome is not good. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) pleocytosis in refractory status epilepticus in children. Methods : From January 1999 to January 2006, 25 out of 37 children with refractory status epilepticus had...
Case Report
A Case of Respiratory Difficulty Due to Congenital Tracheal Calcification and Nasal Pyriform Aperture Stenosis
Kyu Tae Kim, Young Mi Kim, Su Eun Park, Jae Hong Park, Hawn Jung Noh, Hak Jin Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(5):669-672.   Published online May 15, 2002
Nasal obstruction is a cause of respiratory distress in newborns. The congenital nasal airway obstructive abnormalities are classified into three forms according to the location: posterior choanal atresia, nasal cavity stenosis and congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis(CNPAS). CNPAS is located at the anterior part of the nasal fossa. CT is the study of choice to make the diagnosis of CNPAS...
A Case Report of Congenital Hyperekplexia in Twin
Bong Seok Choi, Young Mi Kim, Yun Jin Lee, Su Eun Park, Sang Ook Nam
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(10):1284-1288.   Published online October 15, 2002
Hyperekplexia or startle disease is a hereditary neurological disorder characterized by an abnormally exaggerated startle response to tactile, auditory and visual stimuli, together with a global muscular hypertonia and hyperactive tendon reflexes. This disease is a rare, genetically determined disorder, with an autosomal dominant inheritance with variable expression, first described by Suhren, et al. We report two cases of familial hyperekplexia, who developed hypertonia...
Two Cases of Acute Form of Tyrosinemia Type I
Kyu Tae Kim, Young Mi Kim, Su Eun Park, Sang Ook Nam, Jae Hong Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(1):131-136.   Published online January 15, 2002
Tyrosinemia type I is an autosomal recessive disorder of amino acid metabolism and is caused by a deficiency of fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase(FAH), the last enzyme in the catabolic pathway of tyrosine. The disease is characterized by hepatic dysfunction, hepatocellular carcinomas, renal tubular dysfunction, rickets, and neurologic crises. We experienced 2 cases(a 4-day-old girl, a 7- month-old girl) of acute form of tyrosinemia type I. Case...
Original Article
Study on Mean Birth Weight and Medical Care System at City Hospital
Young Mi Kim, Woon Ja Chung, Mi Kyung Kim, Shin Na Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1995;38(1):27-35.   Published online January 15, 1995
Since Dongboo City Hospital cares patients with medicaid and poor socio-economic status in large percentage, we analized all the newborns delivered at the hospital from 1984 to 1992 by their birth weights, gender, gestational age and their Medical Care System. We found our babies' mean birth weight was lower than National standard mean birth weight of 1975 and 1985 (published...
Tuberculin Skin Test and Measles Vaccination
Mi Sung Chung, Young Mi Kim, Hyung Ja Park, Shinna Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1993;36(4):537-542.   Published online April 15, 1993
Although the incidence of tuberculosis in Korea in general has declined in recent years, it remains an important health problem, especially in children. Inspite of the recent controversy over the necessity of tuberculin skin test prior to measles vaccination, this brief report shows 13.8% of positive skin test at 9 and 15 months of age at the time of measles...
Four Cases of Childhood Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Jun Ah Jeong, Young Mi Kim, Eun Sook Suh, Sung Ho Kim, Chin Moo Kang, Sang Sook Lee, Chai Hong Chung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1990;33(2):264-273.   Published online February 28, 1990
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a rare entity in pediatric age and prognosis is poor due to higher incidence of renal involvement in children. Authors experienced four cases of SLE, aged between 9-13 years. All cases were female. The diagnosis was based on “The 1982 revised criteria for SLE (by American Rheumatism Association). All cases had fever on admission and the butterfly facial rash was...
Clinical Study on Hypernatremic Dehydration in Children.
Young Mi Kim, Key Young Song, Sung Ho Kim, Tae Chan Kwon, Chin Moo Kang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1990;33(2):146-152.   Published online February 28, 1990
The clinical study was done on 68 cases of hypernatremic dehydration which were diagnosed at pediatric department of Dong-san Hospital Keimyung University during the period from January 1980 to June 1987. The results were as follows; 1) Among 672 cases with dehydration, hypernatremic dehydration was 10.1% 2) The higer monthly distribution was in May and November. 3) Out of 68 cases, 61 cases (89.7%) were under the 6 months...
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