Bok Yang Pyun

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Studies on the molecular epidemiologic characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains have demonstrated their genetic and geographical diversity. In addition, it has been reported that there are genetic differences between community-associated (CA) and health care-associated (HA) MRSA strains. Therefore, we investigated the(More)
RATIONALE Beginning in 2006, epidemics of a fatal lung injury of unknown cause in children were observed in Korea every spring. A recent study demonstrated that this type of children's interstitial lung disease (chILD) is associated with humidifier disinfectant use. OBJECTIVES To determine the clinical characteristics of this type of chILD and to assess(More)
Our aim was to determine whether the index of left ventricular mass increases during the acute and subacute phase of Kawasaki disease, and to investigate any relationship between this index and clinical and echocardiographic variables. We performed, therefore, a retrospective study of 66 children with Kawasaki disease, having a mean age of 2.85 years,(More)
Gender differences in asthma have been observed with a preponderance of boys affected before puberty and girls during and after puberty. The known influences of the menstrual cycle on asthma support a role for female sex hormones on the changing expression of asthma during adolescence. The purpose of this study was to investigate obesity, the menstrual(More)
BACKGROUND Although several scoring systems are available to measure the severity of atopic dermatitis (AD), they all have limitations with regard to the subjective expression of severity by patients. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the correlation of patients subjective symptom score with various scoring systems. METHODS Fifty children(More)
PURPOSE Egg (egg white) allergies are among the most common food allergies in infants and young children. Serum egg white-specific IgE (sIgE) levels have been shown to be correlated with clinical symptoms, and the predictive decision point of sIgE levels has been proposed and used widely in the clinical setting. However, some patients whose sIgE levels to(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common inflammatory allergic diseases with pruritic skin lesions particularly in infancy. It is considered to be the first step of atopic march and has variable disease courses. Many children with AD may resolve their AD symptoms with increasing age and may develop respiratory allergies such as asthma and(More)
PURPOSE Although anaphylaxis is recognized as an important, life-threatening condition, data are limited regarding its triggers in different age groups. We aimed to identify anaphylaxis triggers by age in Korean children. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of medical records for children diagnosed with anaphylaxis between 2009 and 2013 in 23(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a therapeutic efficacy of probiotics mixture (probiotics) in the treatment of children with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (AD). METHODS Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel trial with a washout period of 2 weeks and an intervention period for 6 weeks, conducted from November 2010 to October 2011. One hundred(More)
Many patients assume that allergic reactions against foods are responsible for triggering or worsening their allergic symptoms. Therefore, it is important to identify patients who would benefit from an elimination diet, while avoiding unnecessary dietary restrictions. The diagnosis of food allergy depends on the thorough review of the patients's medical(More)