Sajun Chung

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In order to assess the bone changes in the subjects receiving anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), bone mineral densities (BMDs) of the arms, legs, ribs, pelvis, spine, and the whole body were scanned in 78 epileptic children and in 78 controls using dual photon absorptiometry. The study subjects were classified according to the duration of the monotherapy with(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of topiramate monotherapy in West syndrome prospectively. METHODS The study population included 28 patients (15 male and 13 female children aged 2 to 18 months) diagnosed with West syndrome. After a 2-week baseline period for documentation of the frequency of spasms, topiramate was initiated at 2 mg/kg/day. The dose was(More)
PURPOSE Seizures associated with mild gastroenteritis have been increasingly reported. We analyzed the clinical characteristics of febrile and afebrile seizures associated with mild gastroenteritis, and attempted to determine the influence of fever in these two groups. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 59 children presenting with seizures during(More)
PURPOSE Electroencephalography (EEG) is frequently ordered for patients with febrile seizures despite its unclear diagnostic value. We evaluated the prevalence of abnormal EEGs, the association between clinical findings and abnormal EEGs, and the predictive value of EEG for the recurrence of febrile seizures. METHODS Data were collected on 230 children(More)
Febrile seizure (FS) is the most common seizure disorder of childhood, and occurs in an age-related manner. FS are classified into simple and complex. FS has a multifactorial inheritance, suggesting that both genetic and environmental factors are causative. Various animal models have elucidated the pathophysiological mechanisms of FS. Risk factors for a(More)
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