Ching Shiang Chi

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The purpose of this project is to investigate the clinical and brain MR characteristics of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encephalitis and encephalomyelitis. Clinical and 30 MR findings of 29 patients with EBV encephalitis or encephalomyelitis were retrospectively reviewed. Patients included 24 with encephalitis, 3 with encephalomyelitis, and 2 with brain-stem(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemics of enterovirus 71 infection have caused the death of many children throughout the world. Rhombencephalitis, brain stem encephalitis, and heart failure were present in all of the fatal cases. However, no evidence of myocarditis was noted in the heart specimens, and the mechanism of heart failure remains unknown. AIMS To characterise(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is a relatively rare form of idiopathic generalized epilepsy, occurring in previously normal children with a strong genetic predisposition. The annual incidence of CAE has been estimated at 6.3/100,000 to 8/100,000 children aged 0-15 years. METHODS Medical and electroencephalographic records of 50 Chinese(More)
BACKGROUND The management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains a subject of controversy. With the objective to achieve a better future survival rate, clinical analysis of 14 cases during a 10-year period was done. METHODS From 1983 to 1992, 14 cases with CDH were treated at Taichung Veterans General Hospital. The medical records of these(More)
A prospective brain sonograph study was performed on 134 preterm neonates with birth weight of less than 2500 gm. Ten (7.5%) infants had intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). The incidence of IVH in preterm neonates weighing less than 1500 gm was 13% and in neonates of less than 32 weeks gestation was 11.27%. Ninety percent of the IVH occurred within the first(More)
Roentgenographic determination of total lung capacity (TLC) in children, rarely mentioned in the past, differs from the determination of TLC using helium dilution method in that it does not need the measurement of functional residual capacity. Therefore, it is useful for hospitals where pulmonary function testing (PFT) is not available. In this study, 87(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its components have been shown to stimulate mononuclear phagocytes in vitro to release interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Animal models of tuberculosis (TB) also demonstrate the presence of cytokines in granulomas. We hypothesized that bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)(More)
From July 1997 to June 1998, 25 preterm infants (birth weight < 1800 g) were included in a prospective study to compare the clinical effects of breast- and bottle-feeding. Oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature were recorded every minute for 20 minutes during feeding periods. Eighty pairs of breast- and bottle-feeding sessions(More)
BACKGROUND An outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease caused by enterovirus infection occurred in Taiwan in 1998 and more than 70 infants and children with fulminant courses died. We compared the cardiac manifestations of fatal cases with patients who survived the enterovirus infection. METHODS A total 187 patients with enterovirus infection were treated(More)