Chia-Yau Chang

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The mortality rate of patients with retinoblastoma still varies in developing countries, and data for Asia and Taiwan are relatively scarce. In this retrospective study, we aimed to describe the survival characteristics and prognostic factors of 54 retinoblastoma cases diagnosed at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital between 1982 and 2004. From medical(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a distinct subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and is rare in children (< 10% of childhood AML). It tends to bleed with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and intracranial hemorrhage complication is often fatal. We report a 12-year-old child with APL who suffered a subdural hemorrhage and initially(More)
Primary distal type renal tubular acidosis (RTA-type1) results from defects of distal renal tubules in urinary acidification. In attempt to evaluate the clinical features, growth and outcome of primary distal type RTA in Taiwan, we retrospectively studied 28 patients (16 males and 12 females) of primary distal type RTA in our hospital in the past 13 years.(More)
We report the results of unrelated cord blood transplantation (CBT) in a 12-year-old boy with Philadelphia chromosome- positive chronic myelogenous leukemia in the chronic phase and a high body weight (68.5 kg at transplantation). Only 1 of the 2 units used engrafted. This unit was not human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II identical with the patient and(More)
Thrombus formation, a phenomenon primarily related to increased platelet activation, plays a key role in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Although the established antiplatelet agents, such as aspirin and clopidogrel, have been shown to be beneficial in treating thromboembolic diseases, they have considerable limitations. Hence, the development(More)
We report here a 6-year-old girl with fibrous dysplasia (FD) of the mandibular bone. She had a growing mass with local pain over right chin after a severe trauma, which was thought to be chronic osteomyelitis (OM). After failure of antibiotic treatment, malignant bone tumor was suspected from imaging studies including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). FD of(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies have proved that intravenous busulfan with cyclophosphamide (used as a component of conditioning regimens for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) is safer and has fewer complication than oral busulfan in adults, whereas the same proof in pediatric patients is only limited, with no reported data so far from Asian countries. In(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) involvement is not rare in extraocular retinoblastoma, and it is not surprising to find it in view of its route of spread. However, although spinal recurrence presenting as spinal cord compression (SCC) is a form of CNS involvement, it is extremely rare. This report describes two patients with unilateral retinoblastoma with(More)
Ganglioneuroma is a rare, differentiated, benign and slow-growing tumor that commonly arises from sympathetic ganglion cells. Most of them are asymptomatic and found incidentally. We here report a quite rare case of silent huge ganglioneuroma growing in both posterior mediastinum and retroperitoneum occurring in a 3.5-year-old girl. The patient was(More)