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The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine
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The Association of Korean Oriental Pediatrics
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Volume 28, Issue 4 - Nov 2014
Volume 28, Issue 3 - Aug 2014
Volume 28, Issue 2 - May 2014
Volume 28, Issue 1 - Feb 2014
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A Observational Study on Children with Atopic Dermatitis in Atopic-Free Village
Sung, Hyun Kyung ; Seo, Kyoung Suk ; Son, Chang Gue ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 28, issue 1, 2014, Pages 1~6
DOI : 10.7778/jpkm.2014.28.1.001
Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the effects of atopic care program through observing atopic patients who have lived in atopic-free village located Geumsan of Chungnam province. Methods Seventeen children (boy 7, and girl 10) with atopic dermatitis had moved into atopic-free village of Geumsan, and they have been cared with atopic care program. Atopic dermatitis symptoms were measured every month using SCORAD (Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis) and EASI (Eczema Area and Severity Index) from March, 2012 to September, 2013. The changes of scores were analyzed using paired t-test. Results The median month of residence period was 19.9 months (range from 6 to 42 months). The atopic symptoms were significantly improved on SCORAD (p<0.01) and EASI (p<0.1) respectively. Conclusion Despite the limitation of the small number of study subjects, this study may provide the possibility of natural environment-based therapy for children with atopic dermatitis.
A Survey of the Growth State of the Children with Anorexia and the Perception of Their Parents
Yu, Sun Ae ; Lee, Seung Yeon ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 28, issue 1, 2014, Pages 7~13
DOI : 10.7778/jpkm.2014.28.1.007
Objectives Many parents are stressed from their children with anorexia, so this study was planned to investigate the growth state of the children with anorexia and the main concerns of their parents. Methods We searched some medical documents regarding 21 children with anorexia and performed questionnaires on their parents. Results 21 children (male 14, female 7) were studied, the average age of children was
months, the average height was
, the average weight was
, the average BMI was
. 16(76.10%) parents have experienced stress regarding their children's slow weight increase. There was no relationship between BMI of the children and the degree of stress of their parents. The parents tend to scold or to give nutrition supplement to their children to solve the anorexia. Many of the parents considered their children has anorexia just by looking at the children's attitude towards to the meals or when children had food whatever it given only. Conclusions The children with anorexia were mostly developed poorly. However, the parents who had children were developing nicely were also stressed because of their children's picky eating behavior and the difficults in coaching their children food.
A Case Report of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy
Jeong, A Ram ; Kim, Ki-Bong ; Cheon, Jin-Hong ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 28, issue 1, 2014, Pages 14~23
DOI : 10.7778/jpkm.2014.28.1.014
Objectives The objective of this study is to report the effects of acupuncture on neonatal brachial plexus palsy (neonatal brachial plexopathy). Methods We treated the patient with acupuncture for 4 months. Acupuncture was performed on the infant with flaccid paresis of a lower extremity. The effects of neonatal brachial plexus injury were measured by the active movement scale and the electromyographic test. Results 1. In electromyographic test, conduction velocity in left median nerve was elevated. 2. Active movement scale score was increased from 6 to 27 during the 4 months of treatment. 3. Grasping power of the patient's left hand was 60% stronger than the first medical examination. Conclusions This study showed that acupuncture was effective in treating the symptoms of brachial plexopathy. The further studies might be also needed.
A Case Report of Child with Brachial Plexus Palsy Due to Birth Injury
Yu, Sun Ae ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 28, issue 1, 2014, Pages 24~31
DOI : 10.7778/jpkm.2014.28.1.024
Objectives The purpose of this study is to know the effect of acupuncture on brachial plexus palsy due to birth injury. Methods We decided to treat one week of Vojta therapy and occupational therapy, but other were combined, and then add three weeks of acupuncture treatment as well. Results Right clavicle fracture at birth brachial plexus injury due to decreased locomotion of the right upper extremity, muscle weakness in children aged 7 months to Vojta therapy, occupational therapy and acupuncture, when performed in conjunction mobility increase of the shoulder joint, elbow support improvement, recovery of motor function of the hand grip, etc. to obtain a significant motor function recovery improvement. Conclusion Acupuncture was a good treatment of choice for the better shoulder, joint and hands movements.
The Relationship between Allergic Diseases and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Kim, Min Joo ; Kim, Deog Gon ; Lee, Jin Yong ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 28, issue 1, 2014, Pages 32~42
DOI : 10.7778/jpkm.2014.28.1.032
Objectives The purpose of this study is to establish relationship between allergic diseases and functional gastrointestinal disorders in children and adolescents using objective criteria and questionnaires. Methods This study surveyed 237 children and adolescents who visited the department of Pediatrics of
Korean Medicine Hospital from September 23rd, 2013 to December 26th, 2013. The Korean version of International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire and the Korean-translated Questionnaire on Pediatric Gastrointestinal Symptoms-Rome III (QPGS-Rome III) were used. We analyzed the data by using PASW Statistics 18.0 with Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test and Linear by linear association. Results There was no significant difference between prevalence of allergic diseases and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Also, there was no strong relationship between the number of allergic diseases and the functional gastrointestinal disorders. However, some parts showed significant relationships - such as asthma symptoms ever and belch; asthma symptoms last 12 months and belch; allergic rhinitis diagnosis ever and belly aches and abdominal pain around and below the belly button; allergic rhinitis treatment last 12 months and belly aches and abdominal pain around and below the belly button; and atopic dermatitis diagnosis ever and irritable bowel syndrome (respectively; p=0.046, p=0.008, p=0.004, p=0.029, p=0.035). And as the number of allergic diseases increases, the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders are 19.4%, 31.3%, 41.7%, 31.0% respectively. Conclusions Although there was no significant relationship between allergic diseases and functional gastrointestinal disorders, some gastrointestinal symptoms were related to allergic diseases.
The Study on Relationships between Predicted Height and the Measurements Related to Growth
Kim, Hyung Joong ; Lee, Sun Haeng ; Chang, Gyu Tae ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 28, issue 1, 2014, Pages 43~51
DOI : 10.7778/jpkm.2014.28.1.043
Objectives The purpose of this study is to find out the relationship between mid parental height (MPH), birth weight, current growth condition of children (height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage, bone age) and final height of the future. Methods The study was conducted with 237 children, who were 12 - 14 years old. They were analyzed to find out the relationship between MPH, birth weight, height, current weight, BMI, body fat percentage, bone age and predicted height. Results 1. As MPH was increased, height and predicted height were also increased. As MPHs in girls were increased, 'bone age - chronological age' were decreased. As MPHs in girls were increased, body fat percentages were decreased. 2. As birth weights were increased, height, weight, BMI and body fat percentages were also increased in boys. 3. As body fat percentage was increased, predicted height was decreased. As 'bone age - chronological age' was increased, predicted height was decreased. As BMI was increased, 'bone age - chronological age' was increased. As body fat percentages in boys were increased, heights were decreased. As body fat percentages in girls were increased, 'bone age - chronological age' were increased. Conclusions MPH, birth weight, current growth condition (height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage, bone age) and predicted height are correlated to each other. There are some differences between boys and girls in these relationships.
A Case Report of Extensive Limb Swelling in Newborn After Vaccination: Unusual Thigh Swelling After Hepatitis B vaccination
Han, Ju Hui ; Kim, Deog Gon ; Lee, Jin Yong ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 28, issue 1, 2014, Pages 52~60
DOI : 10.7778/jpkm.2014.28.1.052
Objectives The purpose of this study is to report the clinical effects of oriental medical treatment on Extensive limb swelling which is rare adverse reaction of vaccination. Methods A 11 months old infant who appealed unilateral thigh swelling after immunization and signs of local inflammation was administered a complex herbal medicine consisting of five decoctions; Gwakhyangjunggisan, Binsosan, Danggwisusan, Samchulgunbitang and Gwibitang. The length of the constant regions of the thigh circumference was measured every visit. Each process was recorded by photograph. After one year from the first visit, phone call was conducted to follow-up. Results The length of the thigh after administration of herbal medicine did not change much, but the part where swelled hard became little bit softer. A year later, patient's growth and walking was normal but the swollen part not changed. Since then the similar adverse effects did not recur on booster doses vaccines. Conclusions The adverse reactions of vaccination are rarely reported and there is no specific treatment for swelling from Hepatitis B vaccine. It will be more helpful to study if more cases reported about any adverse drug reactions or any side effects from the immunization.
A Case Report of Epileptic Children Diagnosed as Simple Partial Seizures, Infantile Spasms and Absence Seizures
Kang, Kyoung Ha ; Park, Eun Jung ;
The Journal of Pediatrics of Korean Medicine, volume 28, issue 1, 2014, Pages 61~70
DOI : 10.7778/jpkm.2014.28.1.061
Objectives The purpose of this study is to report three cases of epileptic children who were treated by oriental medicine. Methods Three epileptic children were treated by Gwakhyangjeonggi-san and Kuibiondam-tang. Two children had took combination therapy; anti-epilepsy drugs and oriental medicines and the other one took only oriental medicines. We measured frequency and intensity of seizure, and observed general conditions. Results The oriental medicine treatment is not only reducing seizures, but also improving general condition like digestion, constipation and reducing frequency of common cold and symptom of rhinitis. Conclusions Epilepsy in childhood is induced by various factor like Fung (風), Dam (痰), Sik (食), Kyung (驚). We administrated oriental medicine and prevented seizures.