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Neonatology (Perinatology)
The impact of a quality improvement effort in reducing admission hypothermia in preterm infants following delivery
Han Saem Choi, Soon Min Lee, Hoseon Eun, Minsoo Park, Kook-In Park, Ran Namgung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2018;61(8):239-244.   Published online August 15, 2018

Purpose: Hypothermia at admission is associated with increased mortality and morbidity in preterm infants. We performed a quality improvement (QI) effort to determine the impact of a decrease in admission hypothermia in preterm infants. Methods: The study enrolled very low birth weight (VLBW) infants born at Gangnam Severance Hospital between January 2013 and December 2016. This multidisciplinary QI effort included the...
Postdischarge growth assessment in very low birth weight infants
Joon-Sik Park, Jungho Han, Jeong Eun Shin, Soon Min Lee, Ho Seon Eun, Min-Soo Park, Kook-In Park, Ran Namgung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2017;60(3):64-69.   Published online March 27, 2017

The goal of nutritional support for very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants from birth to term is to match the in utero growth rates; however, this is rarely achieved.


We evaluated postdischarge growth patterns and growth failure in 81 Korean VLBW infants through a retrospective study. Weight and height were measured and calculated based on age percentile distribution every 3 months until age 24...

Clinical Studies of Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity
Seung-Yeon Suh, Eun-Kyung Lee, Ran Namgung, Hae-Jung Joo, Min-Soo Park, Kook-In Park, Chul Lee, Dong-Gwan Han, Meung-Jun Kim, Jin-Suk Suh
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1995;38(2):159-169.   Published online February 15, 1995
Purpose : Preterm formula used in Korea, theoretically does not supply the recommended mineral intake for optimal bone metabolism in very low birth weight infants(Formula 500-700 mg Ca/L, 300~370mg P/L, and 440IU of vitamin D/L). The purpose of this study is to identify th e possible etiologic factors and clinical course of rickets in these infants. Methods : We recently identified...
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