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Article | WPRIM | ID: wpr-836834

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Purpose@#The rate of infertility in South Korea is steadily increasing. Infertile women experience various physical, psychological, and relational problems that affect their infertility–related quality of life (QoL). This study investigated infertile women’s infertility-related QoL with the goal of identifying how it is influenced by fatigue, depression, and marital intimacy. @*Methods@#A sample of 140 infertile women was surveyed in a cross-sectional study. Data were collected from February to April 2018 using self-report structured questionnaires at three infertility clinics located in Jeonju, Korea. Data were analyzed using the independent t-test, analysis of variance, Pearson correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression analysis in SPSS for Windows version 25.0. The subjects agreed to complete a face-to-face interview, including administration of the Fatigue Severity Scale, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21, Marital Intimacy Scale, and the Fertility Quality of Life tool. @*Results@#The mean age of the participants was 35.6±4.3 years. Infertility-related QoL was negatively correlated with fatigue (r=–.42, p<.001) and depression (r=–.56, p<.001), and positively correlated with marital intimacy (r=.30, p<.001). Multiple regression analysis showed that depression (β=–0.44, p<.001), fatigue (β=–0.27, p<.001), and husband’s attitude (β=–0.19, p=.007) had significant effects on the QoL of infertile women, accounting for 40.5% of the variance in infertility-related QoL. @*Conclusion@#The study provides insights into how infertile women’s infertility-related QoL was influenced by depression, fatigue, and their husbands’ attitudes regarding infertility treatment. To improve infertile women’s infertility-related QoL, healthcare providers should consider developing strategies to decrease depression and fatigue in infertile women and to address their husbands’ attitudes.

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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-764586

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PURPOSE: This study was conducted to analyze the correlations among the knowledge, stress, and self-care performance in tuberculosis patients. METHODS: The participants consisted of 140 outpatients who had been diagnosed with tuberculosis in S University Hospital. Data were derived from self-report questionnaires and analyzed by SPSS 22.0. Statistical analysis included descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation coefficients analysis. RESULTS: Means of stress and self-care performance were 1.76 and 3.21, respectively. Percentage of correct answer of knowledge about tuberculosis was 71.8. Knowledge about tuberculosis was significantly different according to age (F=21.81, p<.001), marital status (F=13.79, p<.001), education (F=36.63, p<.001), and monthly income (F=16.23, p<.001). Stress was significantly different according to gender (t=3.58, p<.001). Self-care performance was significantly different according to age (F=5.74, p=.004), marital status (F=8.79, p<.001), education (F=9.15, p<.001), monthly income (F=7.87, p=.001), and attendance of tuberculosis education (t=2.34, p=.020). Self-care performance had significant correlation with knowledge about tuberculosis and stress. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that knowledge about tuberculosis and stress had significant correlations with self-care performance. Therefore, the nursing strategies of increasing knowledge about tuberculosis and decreasing stress which improve self-care performance should be developed for tuberculosis patients.


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Education , Humans , Marital Status , Nursing , Outpatients , Self Care , Tuberculosis
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-158491

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and urosepsis in children with acute pyelonephritis (APN). METHODS: We retrospectively identified all children who were managed in our hospital with APN during a decade period. In our study a diagnosis of APN was defined as having a positive urine culture and a positive (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid scintigraphy. We compared those with elevated ALT and those with normal ALT according to the following variables: age, gender, duration of fever prior to admission, presence of hypotension, C-reactive protein (CRP), creatinine, presence of anemia, white blood cells count, platelet count, blood culture result, and grades of vesicoureteral reflux. In addition, the correlation between elevated ALT and positive blood culture was analyzed in detail. RESULTS: A total of 996 children were diagnosed with APN, of which 883 were included in the study. ALT was elevated in 81 children (9.2%). In the analysis of demographic characteristics, the number of children with elevated ALT was higher in children between 0 to 3 months, boys, and in those with positive blood culture (p=0.002, 0.036, and 0.010, respectively). In multivariate analysis of variables associated with positive blood culture, age younger than 3 months, elevated ALT, elevated CRP, and elevated creatinine showed statistical significance (p=0.004, 0.030, 0.043, and 0.044, respectively). CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrates the association between elevated ALT and increased prevalence of urosepsis in addition to elevated CRP, elevated creatinine, and age younger than 3 months in children with APN.


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Alanine Transaminase , Alanine , Anemia , C-Reactive Protein , Child , Creatinine , Diagnosis , Fever , Humans , Hypotension , Infant , Leukocytes , Multivariate Analysis , Platelet Count , Prevalence , Pyelonephritis , Radionuclide Imaging , Retrospective Studies , Vesico-Ureteral Reflux
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-149866

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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of routine pre-anesthetic aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) tests for detection of hepatic abnormalities and usefulness in perioperative management. METHODS: The laboratory findings of 14,185 pediatric patients younger than 18 years from October 2004 to December 2010 were investigated by retrospective review of medical records. All of the patients had undergone preoperative AST and ALT screening. RESULTS: Among the 14,185 patients, 221 patients experienced elevation of both AST and ALT. However, only 21 patients were suspicious for hepatic disease defined as persistent elevation of AST and ALT preoperatively. Among the 221 patients with elevation of both AST and ALT, 20 patients were examined by additional abdominal ultrasonography and hepatic abnormalities were detected in 13 of these patients (65%) and 40 patients were consulted to the department of pediatrics or internal medicine. CONCLUSIONS: In this single-center, retrograde study, the usefulness of preoperative routine AST and ALT testing was shown to be limited for detection of hepatic abnormalities in pediatric patients undergoing general anesthesia. Further multi-center, large-scale investigation would be required.


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Alanine Transaminase , Alanine , Anesthesia, General , Aspartate Aminotransferases , Aspartic Acid , Humans , Internal Medicine , Mass Screening , Medical Records , Pediatrics , Retrospective Studies , Ultrasonography
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-121235

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare desflurane anesthesia with desflurane-remifentanil anesthesia by measuring postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Data were collected using a random double blind method. The experimental group treated with desflurane-remifentanil anesthesia had a total of 25 patients. The control group had 20 patients who were treated with desflurane anesthesia. Pain (VAS), pushing PCA button, nausea and vomiting (VAS) were assessed at PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) arrival, 10 min, 20 min, 30 min in PACU and 2 hrs, 6 hrs, 24 hrs, 48 hrs in ward. INVR was assessed at 24 hrs. Extra analgesics and extra antiemetics were measured in PACU and the ward. Data were analyzed using t-test and repeated measure using ANOVA. RESULTS: The experimental group presented with more postoperative pain (F=7.55, p<.001) than the control group. The experimental group took more extra analgesics in PACU and pressed the PCA button more often for 6 hours. The experimental group complained more postoperative nausea (F=2.11, p=.043) than the control group and took extra antiemetics during postoperative period of 24 hours. CONCLUSION: We conclude that desflurane-remifentanil anesthesia needs better management than desflurane anesthesia due to increased pain, nausea & vomiting after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery.


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Analgesics , Anesthesia , Antiemetics , Double-Blind Method , Female , Gynecologic Surgical Procedures , Humans , Laparoscopy , Nausea , Pain, Postoperative , Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis , Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting , Postoperative Period , Vomiting
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-72734

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness measured by ultrasonography (US) and serum lipid profile and liver transaminases in obese children. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-six children diagnosed with obesity from May 2001 to December 2013 were included in this study. Data on serum lipid profile and liver transaminases were collected from clinical records. Abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness and grade of hepatic steatosis were evaluated by US. RESULTS: Of the 166 children, 107 were diagnosed with hepatic steatosis by US, 46 with grade I, 56 with grade II, and five children with grade III. According to the grade of hepatic steasosis, the average values of midline abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness and right flank abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness measured 2.9+/-0.8 cm and 1.9+/-0.7 cm in the normal group, 3.3+/-0.8 cm and 2.0+/-0.7 cm in grade I, 3.8+/-0.8 cm and 2.3+/-0.8 cm in grade II, and 4.1+/-0.8 cm and 2.8+/-1.4 cm in grade III, respectively. Abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness correlated with grade of hepatic steatosis (p<0.01). In addition, abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness correlated with concentration of serum lipids and liver transaminases in the age group of 12-14 years (p<0.01). CONCLUSION: Abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness measured by US can be used as a reliable predictor of possible hyperlipidemia and steatohepatitis in children, especially during the adolescent stage.


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Adolescent , Child , Fatty Liver , Humans , Hyperlipidemias , Liver , Obesity , Subcutaneous Fat, Abdominal , Transaminases , Ultrasonography
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-83631

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PURPOSE: Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) infection is a major cause of respiratory infection in school-aged children. Extrapulmonary manifestations of MP infection are common, but liver involvement has been rarely reported. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of MP-associated hepatitis. METHODS: This prospective study included 1,044 pediatric patients with MP infection diagnosed serologically with MP IgM at one medical center from January 2006 to December 2012. Eighty of these patients had elevated levels of serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), each greater than 50 IU/L, without any other specific liver disorder and were compared with the 964 children without liver disorders. RESULTS: In total, 7.7% of patients with MP infection had a diagnosis of hepatitis, especially in fall and winter. The ratio of male to female patients was 1.7:1, and the mean age of the patients was 5 years and 5 months. The most common symptoms were cough, fever, and sputum. Anorexia was the most common gastrointestinal symptom, followed by nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Mean levels of AST and ALT were 100.65 IU/L and 118.73 IU/L, respectively. Serum AST/ALT level was normalized within 7.5 days on average without complications. The mean duration of hospitalization (11.3 days) was longer for children with hepatitis than for those without hepatitis (P=0.034). CONCLUSION: MP-associated hepatitis is not uncommon and has a relatively good prognosis. Therefore, clinicians should be concerned about liver involvement in MP infection but avoid further unnecessary evaluation of hepatitis associated with MP.


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Abdominal Pain , Alanine Transaminase , Anorexia , Aspartate Aminotransferases , Child , Cough , Diagnosis , Diarrhea , Female , Fever , Hepatitis , Hospitalization , Humans , Immunoglobulin M , Liver , Macrolides , Male , Mycoplasma pneumoniae , Pneumonia, Mycoplasma , Prognosis , Prospective Studies , Sputum
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-719882

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OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the effects of chronic disease management program based on clinics for blood pressure control or glycemic control in patients with hypertension or type 2 diabetes mellitus in Incheon. METHODS: An observational follow up study was done on 11,501 patients registrated at clinics from January 1st to December 31st, 2010 in Incheon. Experience of education and mandatory laboratory tests were assessed with the registration data and income status was identified by National Health Insurance data. The odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals were derived from logistic regression models. RESULTS: The experience of education has a positive effect for blood pressure control in the non-control group with hypertension at the time of registration (Odds ratio 1.357, confidence intervals: 1.112~1.655). The experience of mandatory laboratory tests has a positive effect for blood pressure control in the control group with hypertension at the time of registration (Odds ratio 1.738, confidence intervals: 1.387~2.178). But the effects of the experience of education and mandatory laboratory test in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus were not identified. CONCLUSIONS: This study revealed the relationship between the experience of education or mandatory laboratory testing and blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.


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Blood Pressure , Chronic Disease , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , Hypertension , Logistic Models , National Health Programs , Odds Ratio
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-77189

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PURPOSE: The purpose of study was to examine effects of aromatherapy on stress, sleep, nausea and vomiting of women after laparoscopic hysterectomy. METHODS: The participants were 60 women who had laparoscopic hysterectomy: experiment group for aromatherapy (n=30) and control group for routine care (n=30). The experimental group received inhalation aromatherapy for 5 minutes, twice; the first was done right after the operation, the second was at 9 pm before sleep on the same day--while the control group had no inhalation. Data were collected from July to September, 2012 at G hospital. RESULTS: The degree of psychological stress was not significantly different between two groups (t=-1.96, p= .054). Yet, there were significant differences between two groups for degree of physiological stress (t=-3.20, p= .002), the level of cortisol (t=-2.01, p= .049), the score of sleep status (t=2.47, p= .016), the score of sleep satisfaction (t=2.43, p= .018), and the score for nausea and vomiting (t=-2.58, p= .012). CONCLUSION: Inhalation aromatherapy using the mixed oil of lavender, mandarin, and marjoram was effective in decreasing the level of physiological stress, cortisol, and the score for nausea and vomiting, and also allowed the participants to have a better sleep. Therefore, inhalation aromatherapy could be effective in improving the quality of life of these women during recovery.


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Analgesia, Patient-Controlled , Aromatherapy , Female , Humans , Hydrocortisone , Hysterectomy , Inhalation , Lavandula , Nausea , Origanum , Quality of Life , Stress, Physiological , Stress, Psychological , Vomiting
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-121927

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PURPOSE: This study was aimed to examine the gap between predicted cesarean section rate and real cesarean section rate and it's determining factors of 44 tertiary hospitals. METHOD: This study is a cross-sectional analysis using the data of 25,623 deliveries in 2009 drawn from homepage of Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service. Data were analyzed with t-test, F-test, Scheffe? test, and logistic regression. RESULT: There were statistically significant differences in the gap of cesarean section rate (more gap indicates higher quality of delivery) by grade of nurse staffing and delivery cases. Hospitals with nurse staffing grade 1 to 2 had more possibility to be classified into higher grade in quality of delivery (OR 5.67, 95% CI 1.07~30.08). Also hospitals with over 500 delivery cases had more possibility be classified into higher grade in quality of delivery (OR 4.92, 95% CI 1.14~21.23, respectively). CONCLUSION: The finding suggests that grade of nurse staffing may influence the real cesarean section rate because nurses do a vital role to prevent unnecessary cesarean section. Further study is required to provide evidence that nurse staffing influence on patient outcome and cost-effectiveness in order to obtain adequate number of nursing staffs.


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Cesarean Section , Cross-Sectional Studies , Female , Humans , Insurance, Health , Nursing Staff , Pregnancy , Tertiary Care Centers
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-150988

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OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to examine the prevalence and characteristics of savant skills and the relationship between the savant skills and autistic symptoms in Korean ASD children. METHODS: 141 ASD subjects participated in this study and they were divided in to two groups based on the presence or lack of savant skills. The domain scores and total scores of the K-ADI-R, K-ASDS and SRS were used for evaluating the ASD symptoms between the groups. RESULTS: Memory (n=47) was the most prevalent savant skill in the savant ASD group (n=60). The savant ASD group had a statistically higher mean age and IQ score than did the nonsavant ASD group. Despite their high IQ profile, the savant ASD group showed a higher restricted, repetitive and stereotype behavior score on the K-ADI-R and higher language and cognitive scores on the K-ASDS than did the nonsavant ASD group. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest savant syndrome in ASD might be related to the severity of some subdomain of autistic symptoms even though their IQ scores were higher than nonsavant ASD patients.


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Autistic Disorder , Child , Autism Spectrum Disorder , Humans , Memory , Prevalence
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-155023

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Traumatic ventricular septal defect (VSD) resulting from blunt chest injury is a very rare event. The mechanisms of traumatic VSD have been of little concern to dateuntil now, but two dominant theories have been described. In one, the rupture occurs due to acute compression of the heart; in the other, it is due to myocardial infarction of the septum. The clinical symptoms and timing of presentation are variable, so appropriate diagnosis can be difficult or delayed. Closure of traumatic VSD has been based on a combination of heart failure symptoms, hemodynamics, and defect size. Here, we present a case of a 4-year-old boy who presented with a traumatic VSD following a car accident. He showed normal cardiac structure at the time of injury, but after 8 days, his repeated echocardiography revealed a VSD. He was successfully treated by surgical closure of the VSD, and has been doing well up to the present. This report suggests that the clinician should pay great close attention to the patients injured by blunt chest trauma, keeping in mind the possibility of cardiac injury.


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Child , Echocardiography , Heart Failure , Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular , Hemodynamics , Humans , Myocardial Infarction , Child, Preschool , Rupture , Thoracic Injuries , Thorax , Wounds, Nonpenetrating
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-117234

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No abstract available.

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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-98692

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PURPOSE: To examine delivery type of mother who have had a previous cesarean and identify maternal factors related to type of delivery. METHODS: The study sample included 60,504 mothers who had delivered through cesarean section. Related variables were categorized as sociodemographic factors (age, residence, health insurance type, income level) and clinical characteristics (14 maternal factor, 4 fetal factor and pre-term). For data analysis, chi2 and multivariate logistic regression were conducted. RESULTS: Among the 60,504mothers, 3,075 were delivered through Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC) and the VBAC rate was 5.1%. Underage 34, the VBAC rate increased according to age increases up to 3%. Mothers residing in urban areas had VBAC more frequently than mothers in rural area. Mothers in the high and middle income levels had a greater possibility of having VBAC than mothers in lower income levels. A greater likelihood of increase in repeated cesarean section were found in mothers with maternal and fetal factors. CONCLUSION: Evidence based nursing practice guidelines and education programs for previous cesarean section mothers and health policy are needed to increase VBAC.


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Cesarean Section , Evidence-Based Nursing , Female , Health Policy , Humans , Insurance, Health , Logistic Models , Maternal Health Services , Mothers , Parturition , Pregnancy , Statistics as Topic , Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-58767

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to estimate nursing costs and to establish appropriate nursing fees for long-term care services for community elders. METHODS: Seven nurses participated in data collection related to visiting time by nurses for 1,100 elders. Data on material costs and management costs were collected from 5 visiting nursing agencies. The nursing costs were classified into 3 groups based on the nurse's visit time under the current reimbursement system of long-term care insurance. RESULTS: The average nursing cost per minute was 246 won. The material costs were 3,214 won, management costs, 10,707 won, transportation costs, 7,605 won, and capital costs, 5,635 won per visit. As a result, the average cost of nursing services per visit by classification of nursing time were 41,036 won (care time <30 min), 46,005 won (care time 30-59 min), and 57,321 won (care time over 60 min). CONCLUSION: The results of the study indicate that the fees for nurse visits currently being charged for long-term care insurance should be increased. Also these results will contribute to baseline data for establishing appropriate nursing fees for long-term care services to maintain quality nursing and management in visiting nursing agencies.


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Costs and Cost Analysis , Humans , Insurance, Health, Reimbursement/economics , Insurance, Long-Term Care/economics , Long-Term Care/economics , Nursing Services/economics , Time Factors
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-108449

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PURPOSE: This study was done to examine the attitude and awareness of nurses about rooming-in for new mothers and their infants. METHODS: Data were collected from 462 nurses from 40 hospitals from August 10 to September 20, 2008 using a questionnaire, and the collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA. RESULTS: The mean score for attitude and awareness of nurses about rooming-in was 3.02 (range=2.13~3.80), which indicates that the nurses had positive opinions of the system. The factors with the highest and lowest scores were awareness of a successful implementation method (mean=3.35) and awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of the system (mean=2.73), respectively. The attitude and awareness of nurses about rooming-in differed significantly with age, religion, education level, parity, type of hospital, hospital nurse staffing grade (bed-to-nurse ratio), and presence of a rooming-in system. CONCLUSION: This results of the study show that attitudes and awareness of nurses to rooming-in differed significantly according to personal factors (age, parity, religion, educational level) and work characteristics (hospital type, hospital nurse staffing grade, presence of rooming-in system). These findings can be used as basic data in determining optimal strategies for a system of rooming-in in the future.


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Attitude of Health Personnel , Female , Humans , Infant , Mothers , Parity , Surveys and Questionnaires , Rooming-in Care
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-106690

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PURPOSE: This study was aimed to evaluate cognitive and behavioral problems in benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) using objective scales. In addition, we investigated the efficacy and cognitive effects of topiramate by introducing it once a day as a pilot study. METHODS: Seven patients were evaluated. They were diagnosed as BECTS based on clinical features and electroencephalography findings. We assessed cognitive and behavioral functions with several neuropsychological tests and followed up the seizure frequency, side effects, and cognitive dysfunction for six months after introducing topiramate once per day. RESULTS: The mean intelligence quotient, memory quotient, and social quotient of patients show the difference as compared to the general population. However, three patients showed attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Further, the seizure reduction rate was 100% after receiving topiramate once a day and there were no newly reported neuropsychological problems on questionnaires. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that a significant number of children with BECTS have behavioral problems and that topiramate monotherapy once a day is effective.


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Child , Cognition , Electroencephalography , Epilepsy , Epilepsy, Rolandic , Fructose , Humans , Intelligence , Memory , Neuropsychological Tests , Seizures , Weights and Measures
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Korean Journal of Dermatology ; : 1149-1153, 2009.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-220710

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In the WHO-EORTC (World Health Organization-European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) classification, the primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas were divided into 4 groups: primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphoma, primary cutaneous follicle center cell lymphoma, primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, other, and primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type (PCLBCL LT). PCLBCL LT is known to have more aggressive clinical behavior and a worse prognosis than the other groups of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas. We report here on a case of PCLBCL LT in a 55-year-old male who presented witha multiple erythematous nodules on the right leg. After chemotherapy, the skin lesions had almost cleared, but afterward the tumor was revealed to have metastasized to the brain during 1 year.


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B-Lymphocytes , Brain , Humans , Leg , Lymphoma , Lymphoma, B-Cell , Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone , Male , Middle Aged , Neoplasm Metastasis , Prognosis , Skin , World Health Organization
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Annals of Dermatology ; : 311-314, 2009.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-58904

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Eczema herpeticum is the dissemination of herpes simplex virus in the setting of a preexisting skin disease. Hailey- Hailey disease [familial benign chronic pemphigus] is a blistering dermatosis that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and it usually presents itself around the third or fourth decades. Coexistence of eczema herpeticum and Hailey-Hailey disease is an infrequent occurrence. Four such cases have been reported in the English and German medical literature. We report here on an unusual case of eczema herpeticum that coexisted with Hailey-Hailey disease in a 47 years old man and we review the relevant literatures.


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Blister , Eczema , Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption , Methylmethacrylates , Pemphigus, Benign Familial , Polystyrenes , Simplexvirus , Skin Diseases
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