Chien-Hua Wang

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Mozart's Sonata for two pianos in D major, K.448 (Mozart K.448), has been shown to improve mental function, leading to what is known as the Mozart effect. Our previous work revealed that epileptiform discharges in children with epilepsy decreased during and immediately after listening to Mozart K.448. In this study, we evaluated the long-term effects of(More)
Alpha-dystroglycanopathy is caused by the glycosylation defects of α-dystroglycan (α-DG). The clinical spectrum ranges from severe congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) to later-onset limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). Among all α-dystroglycanopathies, LGMD type 2I caused by FKRP mutations is most commonly seen in Europe but appears to be rare in Asia. We(More)
This study aimed to evaluate muscle involvement pattern and correlate the lesions on muscle imaging with clinical features and D4Z4 fragment size in 24 patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). The grading of the muscle image detected by computed tomography (CT) was based on a four-point semi-quantitative visual scale. On muscle CT, the(More)
BACKGROUND We used the results of a contact behavior survey in conjunction with droplet pattern measurement to investigate the indoor population transmission dynamics of respiratory infections. METHODS A total of 404 questionnaires on all contact behaviors were distributed to junior high school students. Droplet number concentration and size distribution(More)
Dystrophinopathy is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene at Xp21. Although manifesting carriers of dystrophinopathy have been documented in adults, symptomatic dystrophinopathy in female children is rare. We report on a 13-year-old girl with initial presentation of myalgia at age 7 years and an incidental finding of increased transaminases and(More)
Botulism is a severe neuroparalytic illness which is difficult to diagnose accurately, especially in children. We report a child with type A botulism intoxication, with very rapid progression to coma-like consciousness and respiratory failure. Careful physical examinations led to the suspicion of botulism, and electrophysiologic examinations, including(More)
Multiple organ infarctions are a very rare clinical event in children. We report a 3-month-old infant with sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation, who was diagnosed with cerebral ischemic stroke associated with middle cerebral artery stenosis and subsequent retinal infarction by magnetic resonance imaging, fundoscopy and magnetic resonance(More)
The autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A (LGMD2A) is caused by mutations in the calpain 3 (CAPN3) gene, and it is characterized by selective atrophy and weakness of proximal limb and girdle muscles. We report a 33-year-old woman with initial presentations of exercise intolerance and running difficulty at age 15 years. At presentation,(More)
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