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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The goal of this meta-analysis study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the effects of ketamine on postoperative pain following tonsillectomy and adverse effects in children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two authors independently searched three databases (MEDLINE, SCOPUS, Cochrane) from their inception of article(More)
Bacterial meningitis remains a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood, despite the availability of effective vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) or Streptococcus pneumoniae. The purpose of this study was to analyze data on bacterial meningitis cases in Korea from 1996 through 2005. The information of all hospitalized(More)
PURPOSE Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness in children, which is usually mild and self-limiting. However, in recent epidemics of HFMD in Asia, enterovirus 71 (EV71) has been recognized as a causative agent with severe neurological symptoms with or without cardiopulmonary involvement. HFMD was epidemic in Korea in the spring of 2009.(More)
Clinical characteristics and risk factors of hand-foot syndrome were investigated in patients who received capecitabine-containing chemotherapy. Toxicity data were analyzed from 179 patients in 4 prospective clinical trials testing docetaxel/capecitabine/cisplatin in stomach cancer, capecitabine/cisplatin in biliary or stomach cancer, and(More)
This paper describes a design and implementation of an educational content that supports K-12 level hands-on activities under the paradigm of multidisciplinary STEAM education. The content, named SiCi-Campaign, is designed to allow children to experience various subjects and affective values simultaneously as they create their own campaigns with it. Besides(More)
This study was designed to assess the immune status of the Korean population against varicella-zoster virus (VZV) through a seroepidemiologic study. Residual blood samples were collected from diagnostic laboratories throughout Korea. Samples were collected in October 2009 to March 2010 from persons 0-79 yr of age and were tested by ELISA (Enzygnost®; Dade(More)
BACKGROUND Endonasal phototherapy can relieve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR) for the patient. However, there is no consensus on whether or not endonasal phototherapy is effective in reducing the symptoms of AR. OBJECTIVE The goal of this meta-analysis was to perform a systematic review of the available literature on the effects of endonasal(More)
This study aimed to assess the immune status of the Korean population against hepatitis A virus (HAV). Residual serum samples from 2008 to 2010 were collected from diagnostic laboratories and a total of 1,872 samples were analyzed. Anti-HAV seroprevalence was 57.3% in subjects aged 1-4 yr, 69.8% at 5-9 yr and decreased to 38.8% at 10-14 yr, 13.0% at 15-19(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the major etiological agents responsible for invasive bacterial infections in immunocompetent Korean children. We retrospectively surveyed invasive bacterial infections in immunocompetent children caused by eight major pediatric bacteria, namely Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria(More)
BACKGROUND Although MMR vaccine is widely used in Korea, there are limited studies on the currently used vaccines. We evaluated the immunogenicity and safety of MMR vaccines in Korean children. METHODS For first and second dose immunization, children aged 12-23 months and 4-6 years were enrolled. All subjects received a single dose of either Priorix™(More)