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Gastroenterology
Evaluating the effects of probiotics in pediatrics with recurrent abdominal pain
Parisa Rahmani, Azin Ghouran-orimi, Farzaneh Motamed, Alireza Moradzadeh
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2020;63(12):485-490.   Published online July 21, 2020
Question: ecurrent abdominal pain (RAP) is a chief complaint among pediatrics and is associated with reduced quality of life, for both parent and child, and economic burden. Does probiotics reduce the frequency of RAP among children?
Finding: This study reported the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics among children with RAP as a result of multiple etiologies.
Meaning: The administration of probiotic supplements is significantly associated with pain relief among RAP children presented with functional abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and functional dyspepsia.
Review Article
Helicobacter pylori infection and abdominal pain in children
Jeong Kee Seo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(2):136-143.   Published online February 15, 2006
The relationship between H. pylori(Hp) infection and recurrent abdominal pain(RAP) in children is not clear. Current data in the literature regarding a causal relationship between Hp infection and childhood RAP are conflicting. However, meta-analysis and most of the recently published studies have not supported an association between Hp infection and an increased prevalence of abdominal pain. Most published studies have...
New approach to chronic recurrent abdominal pain in children
Hye Ran Yang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(2):129-135.   Published online February 15, 2006
Chronic recurrent abdominal pain is a common manifestation in children. Functional abdominal pain is the most common cause of chronic abdominal pain and can be diagnosed properly by the physician without the requirement of specific evaluation when there are no alarm symptoms or signs. Functional abdominal pain is categorized as functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, functional abdominal pain, abdominal migraine,...
Original Article
Therapeutic Effect of Helicobacter pylori Eradication in Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain Associated with H. pylori
Ji Hyun Uhm, Ki Sup Chung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2004;47(5):547-554.   Published online May 15, 2004
Purpose : In order to clarify the role of Helicobacter pylori(H. pylori) in recurrent abdominal pain, we investigated prospectively the effect of eradication of H. pylori based on symptom improvement in children with recurrent abdominal pain. Methods : Children with recurrent abdominal pain were evaluated with diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to rule out peptic ulcer disease, etc. During endoscopy, biopsies were...
Red Blood Cell Indices, Serum Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity in Children with Helicobacter pylori Infection
Soo Joon Park, Chang Han Lee, Ki Sup Chung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2000;43(6):755-762.   Published online June 15, 2000
Purpose : H. pylori infection was recently reported to be associated with unexplained iron-deficiency anemia(IDA) in children and adolescents. H. pylori-related IDA was thought to occur due to GI blood loss, scavenging of iron by H. pylori and iron malabsorption. The aim of this study was to examine how the status of H. pylori infection and age of children affected...
Relationship of Recurrent Abdominal Pain Syndrome and Gastric Emptying Time
Eui Jun Yang, Jae Hong Park, In Ju Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1998;41(11):1538-1548.   Published online November 15, 1998
Purpose : Recurrent abdominal pain syndrome(RAPS) is not uncommon in school-aged children, but the etiology and pathogenesis are not understood well. But recent studies suggest that motility disorder makes up a majority of the pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate gastric emptying time(GET) which is a method to evaluate gastrointestinal motility in patients with recurrent abdominal pain...
Colonic Transit Time in Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Je Woo Kim, Ki Sup Chung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1997;40(11):1544-1551.   Published online November 15, 1997
Purpose : Recurrent abdominal pain is defined as the presence of at least three discrete episodes of pain occurring over a period of 3 or more months. The reported prevalence is high up to 15% of school aged children. Mostly the pain results from functional dysmotility of the intestine but not much studies has been done. Thus we studied segmental colonic transit time(CTT)...
Case Report
Ectopic Pancreas of Stomach in a Child with Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Hyun Chul Bae, Je Woo Kim, Ki Sup Chung, Dong Hwan Shin
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1997;40(8):1178-1182.   Published online August 15, 1997
Ectopic pancreas is a rare congenital anomaly defined by the presence of pancreatic tissue that lacks anatomic and vascular continuity with the main body of the pancreas. A 11-year-old girl was admitted to the Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine with the history of recurrent abdominal pain for 2 years. We performed fiberoptic endoscopy which showed a 1.5¡¿1.5cm sized polypoid mass, and...
Original Article
Clinical Manifestations of Recurrent Abdominal Pain May Differ with Helicobacter pylori Infection in Children
Nam Seon Beck, I-Seok Kang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1997;40(7):965-973.   Published online July 15, 1997
Purpose : The role of H. pylori in the pathogenesis of recurrent abdominal pain in children is uncertain. In order to find a correlation between H. pylori infection and recurrent abdominal pain in children, the present study was designed to compare the clinical manifestations between recurrent abdominal pain children with and without H. pylori infection and to investigate the effects of H. pylori eradication...
Recurrent Abdominal Pains:A Field Survey of 1,783 School Children in Seoul
Yong Hwan Cho, Byung Duk Seo, Yong Joo Kim, Nam Su Kim, Hahng Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1997;40(2):199-208.   Published online February 15, 1997
Purpose : We investigated the occurrence rate of recurrent abdominal pain(RAP) in general population of elementary school children, accompanied symptoms, symptomaggravating factors such as emotional stresses, food and personality characters, which time of day the pain develops and whether they visited hospital for RAP. Methods : From 1995. 4. 27. to 1995. 5. 12. questionnaires were given to the parents of 1,783...
A Clinical Evaluation of the Gastrofiberscopy Studies in Children
Jung Ah Park, Young Ho Ahn, Jin Bok Hwang, Chang Ho Han, Hai Lee Chung, Young Dae Kwon, Jae Bok Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1995;38(11):1498-1505.   Published online November 15, 1995
Purpose : This study aimed to provide, as basic material, the experience of gastrofiberscopy in children and the clinical significance of Helicobacter pylori(H. pylori) infection in pediatric gastrointestinal disease. Methods : The objects were 99 patients(male 49, female 50) who underwent gastrofiberscopic examination in case of endoscopic indication at department of pediatrics of Taegu Hyosung Catholic University Hospital from March 1993...
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children: Endoscopic Findings and Helicobacter pylori Infection
Cheol Ho Chang, Churl Young Chung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1995;38(1):47-53.   Published online January 15, 1995
Purpose : Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children is similar to nonulcer dyspepsia of adult. Recently, microscopic inflammation and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection have been suggested as possible causes of nonulcer dyspepsia in adults. The aim was to know the clinical significance of encoscopic findings and H. pylori infection in children with RAP. Methods : 128 children with RAP underwent...
Gastrofiberscopic Findings and Helicobacter pylori Gastritis in Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Jeong Kee Seo, Je Geun Chi, Eui Chong Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1992;35(12):1646-1656.   Published online December 15, 1992
Gastrofiberscopic findings and the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) were studied prospectively in children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP). Endoscopic findings in 707 children with RAP revealed that 243 children (34.3%) showed abnormal findings including gastritis in 16.9%, duodenitis in 10.4%, esophagitis in 5.7%, duodenal ulcer in 5.7%, and gastric ulcer in 1.1% of children with RAP. Endoscopic biopsy of...
Upper Gastrointestinal Fiberoptic Endoscopy in Children.
Dong Hyup Lee, Chong Woo Bae, Yong Mook Choi, Chang Il Ahn, Young Il Min
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1987;30(8):868-873.   Published online August 31, 1987
We observed 63 cases ranging in age from 3 years to 15 years seen by gastrofibroscopy in Dept, of Int. Med. and Dept, of Ped. of Kyung hee Univ. Hospital from January 1980 to December 1985 and following results were obtained 1) The male to female ratio was about 1:1.17. The frequency of the age distribution was 1.6% below 5 years, 25.4% in 6-10 years...
Case Report
Abdominal Pain, Suspicious Peptic Ulcer and Psychologic Problem.
Kwang Sin Joh, Chang Hyun Yang, Yong Back Kwon, Ki Sup Chung, Duk Jin Yun, Kyung Hee Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1986;29(4):426-430.   Published online April 30, 1986
Recurrent Abdominal Pain is a frequent disease entity in school children. It is characterized by at least three attacks of pain, sever enough to affect routine activity and occuring over a period of time longer than 3 months. The cause of the pain is almost psychophysiologic origin (over 95% of all children with recurrent abdominal pain). The frequency of this...
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