Soo-Han Choi

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BACKGROUND Voriconazole is the drug of choice for invasive aspergillosis (IA) and drug levels are influenced by interactions with other drugs and genetic predisposition. We performed a retrospective analysis of voriconazole drug levels and investigated the adequacy of drug levels in pediatric cancer patients and hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT)(More)
Intracardiac thrombosis in patients with a dilated cardiomyopathy can be life threatening. This study investigated the incidence, risk factors, and outcome of intracardiac thrombosis in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. A retrospective review of the clinical records was performed in 83 children with dilated cardiomyopathy diagnosed from January 1995 to(More)
Fluoroquinolones are an important class of antibiotics that are widely used in adult patients because of their broad spectrum of activity, good tissue penetration, and oral bioavailability. However, fluoroquinolone use in children is limited because juvenile animals developed arthropathy in previous experiments on fluoroquinolone use. Indications for(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory virus (RV) infection can cause significant morbidity and mortality in pediatric cancer patients. Parainfluenza virus (PIV) is a common pathogen in childhood among the respiratory viruses. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of parainfluenza virus infection in pediatric cancer patients. PROCEDURE A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised children. We investigated the usefulness of an Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen assay as a diagnostic tool for IA in pediatric cancer patients and hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients. PROCEDURE The GM antigen assay results were(More)
Self-aligned double pattering (SADP) has been adapted as a promising solution for sub-30nm technology nodes due to its lower overlay problem and better process tolerance. SADP is in production use for 1D dense patterns with good pitch control such as NAND Flash memory applications, but it is still challenging to apply SADP to 2D random logic patterns. The(More)
Blood culture-negative infective endocarditis (CNE) can be a diagnostic dilemma. Herein, we report a case of CNE caused by Haemophilus parainfluenzae identified only via 16S rRNA sequence analysis directly from valve tissue. A 17-year-old boy presented with high spiking fever for one month. Pansystolic murmur (Grade III) and vegetation (0.65×0.26 cm and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of national implementation of age restriction on fluoroquinolone prescription in children and adolescents. METHODS Data collected from the database of Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service in South Korea, a national health insurance system to analyze fluoroquinolone prescribing practice in children and(More)