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Cardiology
The improvement of right ventricular function after adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea
Dong Yeop Kim, Kyung Ok Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Jung Min Yoon, Young Hwa Song, Eun Jeong Cheon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2018;61(12):392-396.   Published online October 26, 2018

Purpose: Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) that causes upper airway obstruction might lead to chronic hypoxemic pulmonary vasoconstriction and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. We aimed to evaluate whether adenotonsillectomy (T&A) in children suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) due to severe ATH could improve RV function. Methods: Thirty-seven children (boy:girl=21:16; mean age, 9.52±2.20 years), who underwent T&A forsleep apnea due to ATH, were...
Gastroenterology
Clinical manifestation of Campylobacter enteritis in children
Joon Yeol Bae, Dong Hyuk Lee, Kyung Ok Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jeong Cheon, Young Hwa Song, Jung Min Yoon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2018;61(3):84-89.   Published online February 28, 2018
Purpose

Timely antibiotic therapy in selected cases of diarrhea associated with bacterial infections can reduce the duration and severity of illness and prevent complications. The availability of a predictive index before identification of causative bacteria would aid in the choice of a therapeutic agent.

Methods

The study included patients admitted to the pediatrics unit at Konyang University Hospital for acute inflammatory diarrhea from...

Case Report
Gastroenterology
Granular cell tumor of the esophagus in an adolescent
Ji Sun Lee, Kyung Ok Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jeong Cheon, Young Jin Kim, Jang Sin Son, Jung Min Yoon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2016;59(Suppl 1):S88-S91.   Published online November 30, 2016

Esophageal granular cell tumor (GCT) is a rare neoplasm originating from the Schwann cells of the submucosal neuronal plexus. Histology is the gold standard for its diagnosis. Endoscopic resection or surgical excision should be considered, depending on the potential for malignancy. Here, we report a case of an esophageal GCT in an adolescent. A 12-year-old boy presented with a 1-year...

Genetics and Metabolism
Interstitial deletion of 5q33.3q35.1 in a boy with severe mental retardation
Jin Hwan Lee, Hyo Jeong Kim, Jung Min Yoon, Eun Jung Cheon, Jae Woo Lim, Kyong Og Ko, Gyung Min Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2016;59(Suppl 1):S19-S24.   Published online November 30, 2016

Constitutional interstitial deletions of the long arm of chromosome 5 (5q) are quite rare, and the corresponding phenotype is not yet clearly delineated. Severe mental retardation has been described in most patients who present 5q deletions. Specifically, the interstitial deletion of chromosome 5q33.3q35.1, an extremely rare chromosomal aberration, is characterized by mental retardation, developmental delay, and facial dysmorphism. Although the...

Original Article
Cardiology
Age-adjusted plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide level in Kawasaki disease
Heul Jun, Kyung Ok Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Jung Min Yoon, Gyung Min Lee, Eun Jung Cheon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2016;59(7):298-302.   Published online July 31, 2016
Purpose

Recent reports showed that plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) could be a useful biomarker of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) unresponsiveness and coronary artery lesion (CAL) development in Kawasaki disease (KD). The levels of these peptides are critically influenced by age; hence, the normal range and upper limits for infants and children are different. We performed an age-adjusted analysis of plasma...

Case Report
A pediatric case of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis
Ju Yi Park, Kyong Og Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jung Cheon, Jung Min Yoon, Hyo Jeong Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(12):542-545.   Published online December 31, 2014

Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis is characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and disturbance of consciousness. It is similar to Miller Fisher syndrome, a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome, in that they share features such as ophthalmoplegia and ataxia. The difference is that patients with Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis have impaired consciousness, whereas patients with Miller Fisher syndrome have alert consciousness and areflexia. Here, we report...

Original Article
Effect of adenotonsillar hypertrophy on right ventricle function in children
Jin Hwan Lee, Jung Min Yoon, Jae Woo Lim, Kyung Og Ko, Seong Jun Choi, Jong-Yeup Kim, Eun Jung Cheon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(11):484-488.   Published online November 30, 2014
Purpose

Chronic upper airway obstruction causes hypoxemic pulmonary vasoconstriction, which may lead to right ventricle (RV) dysfunction. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) is the most common cause of upper airway obstruction in children. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate RV function in children with ATH.

Methods

Twenty-one children (male/female, 15/6; mean age, 92.3¡¾39.0 months; age range, 4-15 years) with ATH and 21 healthy age- and gender-matched...

Fecal calprotectin concentration in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis
Jung Min Yoon, Ju Yi Park, Kyung Ok Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jeong Cheon, Hyo Jeong Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(8):351-356.   Published online August 25, 2014
Purpose

Among the many factors associated with acute intestinal mucosal infection, numerous studies have proposed the usefulness of fecal calprotectin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of fecal calprotectin in the diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Methods

We collected 154 stool samples from 16 very low birth weight and premature newborns at the Konyang University Hospital neonatal intensive care...

Effect of early postnatal neutropenia in very low birth weight infants born to mothers with pregnancy-induced hypertension
Yang Hee Park, Gyung Min Lee, Jung Min Yoon, Enn Jung Cheon, Kyung Ok Ko, Yung Hyuk Lee, Jae Woo Lim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2012;55(12):462-469.   Published online December 20, 2012
Purpose

In this study, we aimed to investigate the perinatal clinical conditions of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants born to mothers with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) focusing on the effects of early postnatal neutropenia.

Methods

We reviewed the medical records of 191 VLBW infants who were born at Konyang University Hospital, between March 2003 and May 2011. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics...

Association of apolipoprotein E polymorphisms with serum lipid profiles in obese adolescent
Jung Min Yoon, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jung Cheon, Kyoung Og Ko
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(1):42-46.   Published online January 15, 2008
Purpose : Apolipoprotein E (Apo E) plays a major role in lipoprotein metabolism and lipid transport. Many investigators have described that Apo E polymorphisms is one of the most important genetic determinants for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between Apo E polymorphisms and serum lipid profiles in obese adolescent. Methods : We measured...
Change of early atherosclerotic markers in obese children
Eui Jung Roh, Jung Min Yoon, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jung Cheon, Kyoung Og Ko
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(4):368-374.   Published online April 15, 2006
Purpose : The prevalence of obesity in children is increasing rapidly. Epidemiologic studies suggest that obesity induced atherosclerosis may start in childhood. We investigated whether obese children show early abnormalities of the arterial wall and endothelial dysfunction. Methods : Thirty-eight obese children(14-16 years old of age, male, body mass index 29.40¡¾3.18 kg/m2) and forty-five age and sex-matched healthy control children(body...
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