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A study on the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine for elementary children
Young Joon Ahn, Eun Young Kim, Kyung Rye Moon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(10):1103-1108.   Published online October 15, 2009
Purpose : Recently, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been increasingly used in children. Studies have shown that 34% of adults and 11% of children use CAM in the USA and Canada. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and patterns of CAM use in elementary children in Korea. Methods : From July to August 2007, parents...
A study of elementary school pupils using traditional herbal medicines
Young Joon Ahn
Accepted January 1, 1970  
Purpose : Traditional herbal medicines may be overused in Korea. Expenditures and inaccuracies of hospital prescription are increasing gradually. So we investigated the frequency and nature of herbal medicine use among elementary school pupils. Methods : We interviewed students of three elementary schools located in Gwangju with survey papers. We analyzed 905 returned surveys. Results : They consisted of 421 males...
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Clinical Study of Children Using Home Mechanical Ventilation
Young Joon Ahn, Seung Hyeon Lee, Hyo-Bin Kim, Seong Jong Park, Tae Sung Ko, Soo-Jong Hong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2005;48(4):401-405.   Published online April 15, 2005
Purpose : The use of mechanically-assisted ventilators at home reduces morbidity and improves the quality of life in children with chronic respiratory failure. But in Korea there is no clinical data of children with home mechanical ventilation. We investigated ventilator types, duration, the causes of failure or death, and the cost needed for care. Methods : We retrospectively analyzed the medical...
A Study on Central Vein Cannulation Using Audible Doppler Guidance in Children and Infants
Young Joon Ahn, Jin Young Jung, Soo-Jong Hong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(9):1120-1125.   Published online September 15, 2002
Purpose : Percutaneous cannulation of the central vein in children and infants may be technically difficult and can cause serious complications. There are many techniques to improve the success rate and to decrease the complications in central vein cannulation. This study was undertaken to determine whether audible Doppler guidance can help operators improve the results of central vein cannultion in...
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