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Original Article
Asthma predictive index in children with recurrent wheezing
Joo Young Jang, Hyo Bin Kim, So Yeon Lee, Ja Hyung Kim, Bong Seong Ki, Hee Jung Seo, Soo-Jong Hong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(3):298-304.   Published online March 15, 2006
Purpose : We compared the asthma predictive index(API) and the modified asthma predictive index (mAPI) of the Tuscon Children's Respiratory Study Group in Korean children with recurrent wheezing. We investigated the atopic profiles and presence of allergen sensitization of each risk group, and ascertained the significant clinical risk factors. Methods : Two hundred and sixty two children, who visited for recurrent...
Airway Expandible Metallic Stent Implantation in Children with Tracheal or Bronchial Stenosis
Ju Young Jang, Hyo-Bin Kim, So Yeon Lee, Ja Hyung Kim, Seong Jong Park, Ji Hoon Shin, Soo-Jong Hong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2005;48(5):512-517.   Published online May 15, 2005
Purpose : In adults, endoscopic tracheobronchial balloon dilatation and stenting have become valuable methods to establish and maintain an adequate airway lumen when tracheomalacia or neoplastic growth compromise the airways. But in children, only a few cases were reported due to technical problems. We report six children who were treated with stent implantation and describe the use and safety of...
The Utilities of Lung Biopsy in Pediatric Lung Disease
Jae Hee Lee, So Yeon Lee, Ja Hyung Kim, Bong Sung Kim, Soo-Jong Hong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(12):1230-1234.   Published online December 15, 2003
Purpose : The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of lung biopsies for the management of children with lung disease. Methods : We retrospectively reviewed 19 lung biopsies done at Asan Medical Center, Seoul between 1993 and 2001. Data gathered included demographic information, underlying conditions, diagnosis before biopsy, final diagnosis, change in therapy, morbidity and mortality. Results : Nineteen...
Case Report
A Case of Coil Embolization in a 15-year-old Child with Pulmonary Sequestration
Hyo Bin Kim, Ja Hyung Kim, Jong Seung Lee, Soo-Jong Hong, Gyou Bo Sung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(4):385-388.   Published online April 15, 2003
Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital mass of nonfunctional pulmonary tissue that lacks a normal-connection with the bronchial tree or the pulmonary arteries. It is clinically asymptomatic but when it is complicated with recurrent infection, it needs to be treated. Conventionally, surgical removal was recommended, but these days we are trying new and less invasive techniques, such as arterial embolization....
A Case of Alport Syndrome Associated with Diffuse Esophageal Leiomyomatosis
Jin Young Jung, Cheol-Min Kim, Yean Jung Lim, Ja Hyung Kim, Chong Woo You, Bo-Hwa Choi, Soo-Joung Hong, Young Seo Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(9):1160-1164.   Published online September 15, 2002
University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea We report a case of Alport syndrome associated with esophageal leiomyomatosis, presenting as recurrent pneumonia. A 5-year old girl who had a history of cataract visited the out patient clinic with a complaint of recurrent wheezing and respiratory difficulty which had started five months previously. Chest magnetic resonance image(MRI) and esophagography, checked on the suspicion of...
Original Article
Clinical Study of Childhood Accidents from a Hospital Over Ten Years with Regard to Foreign Body Aspiration
Cheol-Min Kim, Jun-Young Song, Ja Hyung Kim, Ki Soo Kim, Soo-Jong Hong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(9):1134-1140.   Published online September 15, 2002
Purpose : Childhood accidents have been increasing recently. Accidents rank as the leading cause of childhood mortality and morbidity. We performed this study to evaluate the causes of childhood accidents. Methods : The authors analysed retrospectively the medical records of 6,410 cases of childhood accidental injuries who visited the emergency room of Asan Medical Center from January 1990 to December...
Analysis of Etiology and Prognosis of Pulmonary Complications in Children with Hematological or Oncological Disorders in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Jin Young Jung, Soo-Jong Hong, Young Jun An, Ja Hyung Kim, Jong Jin Seo, Hyung Nam Moon, Thad Ghim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(8):1000-1006.   Published online August 15, 2002
Purpose : In the course of treatment, patients with hematological or oncological disorders often develop pulmonary complication. The patients who develop a severe pulmonary complication have a poor outlook. The causes of pulmonary complication are either infectious or non-infectious in origin. We have analyzed the etiology and outcome of these patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit of Asan...
Clinical Study of Renal Cystic Diseases in Children
Ja Hyung Kim, You Jeong Kim, Byeong Seon Lee, Tae Sung Ko, Young Seo Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(2):232-239.   Published online February 15, 2002
Purpose : Renal cystic diseases comprise a mixed group of heritable, developmental and acquired disorders. Recently the use of imaging modalities such as ultrasonography and radionuclide scanning has increased the detection rate of renal cystic diseases. We studied to review the clinical features and treatment of renal cystic diseases in children. Methods : This study was performed in 95 children with...
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