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Clinical Evaluation of Diagnostic Criteria for Early Prediction of Bacterial Infection in Febrile Neonates
Jai Il Cho, Sang Chun Lee, Hwan Il Kim, Cheol Am Kim, Kil Seo Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1999;42(12):1661-1667.   Published online December 15, 1999
Purpose : A retrospective study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that febrile neonates, who have bacterial infections, can be accurately predicted early by diagnostic criteria. Methods : We conducted a retrospective study of 152 infants, 28 days or less of age, whose rectal temperature was at least 38℃. Past history, family history, finding on physical examinations and results of CBC,...
Optimal Number of Blood Cultures and Volume of Blood Needed to Detect Bacteremia in Children
Jong Jae Kim, Cheol Am Kim, Sang Ho Baik, Eui Tak Oh, Hong Ja Kang, Kil Seo Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1998;41(7):917-922.   Published online July 15, 1998
Purpose : We compared pathogen recovery rates by obtaining two blood cultures instead of one blood culture containing 1ml and collecting a larger volume, 1 to 3ml. Methods : Total of 750 blood specimens from 250 patients with fever, a temperature higher than 39℃ and suspected bacteremia were obtained. Each patient had two samples of blood, A(1ml) and B(4ml), obtained at...
Diurnal Variation in Serum Bilirubin Concentration of Normal Newborn Infant
Cheol Am Kim, Jin Geong Jeong, Eui Tak Oh, Hong Ja Gang, Gil Seu Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1998;41(1):33-37.   Published online January 15, 1998
Purpose : We investigated whether there are independent intradaily changes in bilirubin levels in normal neonates. Methods : During the period of January 1996 till July 1996, 100 healthy newborn infants were studied for at least 3 consecutive days. Starting from the third day of life, consistent intradaily changes of bilirubin concentration were observed. And obstetric history, birth history, weight change at 3 days were...
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