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Blood culture contamination in hospitalized pediatric patients: a single institution experience
Hyewon Min, Cheong Soo Park, Dong Soo Kim, Ki Hwan Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(4):178-185.   Published online April 30, 2014

Blood culture is the most important tool for detecting bacteremia in children with fever. However, blood culture contamination rates range from 0.6% to 6.0% in adults; rates for young children have been considered higher than these, although data are limited, especially in Korea. This study determined the contamination rate and risk factors in pediatric patients visiting the emergency room (ER)...

Clinical characteristics and prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in children less than two years of age
Ji Hyun Yoon, Cheong Soo Park, Ji Young Seo, Yun Sun Choi, Young Min Ahn
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2011;54(7):298-303.   Published online July 31, 2011

To evaluate the clinical characteristics of vitamin D deficiency and its association with iron deficiency anemia (IDA).


A total of 171 children aged less than two years underwent 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 tests between January 2007 and July 2009. The study was classified into two groups: normal and vitamin D insufficiency, by their vitamin 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels.


In total, 120 children were in the...

Case Report
A Case of Biliary Atresia Managed with the Modified Kasai Operation.
Hwa Jung Yoon, Kyo Sun Kim, Ki Young Lee, Cheong Soo Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1980;23(10):859-864.   Published online October 15, 1980
Biliary atresia is a surgical disease of infancy with a very poor prognosis usually attributed to the rarity of surgically correctable case. This paper presents a case of incorrectable type of biliary atresia 50 days old Direan female infant who were subjected to the Modified Kasai Operation She had shown good bile excretion after surgery but developed recurrent fever, severe...
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