Chu-chong Lu

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BACKGROUND One of the most common complications in infants under parenteral nutrition treatment is parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC). The etiology of PNAC is thought to be multifactorial. The aims of this study were to evaluate the risk factors for PNAC in our neonatal intensive care unit and determine useful predictors. METHODS This(More)
A total of 110 central venous access procedures using Port-A catheters were performed in our center for pediatric patients with oncologic or hematologic diseases over a period of 6 years from November 1994 to June 2000. Spontaneous dislodgement of the outlet catheters was noted in two cases. Both dislodged catheters were located in the left pulmonary artery(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions in very low birth weight (VLBW) prematurity have been suggested to be a risk factor for the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) or for chronic lung disease (CLD). The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of PRBC transfusions on the outcome of VLBW prematurity. METHODS In(More)
Accumulating data show that the complex modern indoor environment contributes to increasing prevalence of atopic diseases. However, the dose-response relationship between allergic symptoms and complexity of indoor environmental allergen sources (IEAS) has not been clearly evaluated before. Therefore, we designed this study to investigate the overall effect(More)
Neonatal hypertriglyceridaemia is extremely rare in pediatrics. We narrowed down the possibilities to a case of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency through a designed process of elimination with this particular patient. The biochemical hallmark of the disease is the presence of hyperchylomicronemia in fasting plasma. The patient responded well to a special(More)
The case of an ectopic pancreatic mass at the umbilicus in an 8-day-old male neonate is reported, the youngest patient with this condition ever reported in an English-language journal. The patient was healthy except for a protruding mass with intermittent mucous discharge at the base of the umbilical stump. Surgical intervention was performed under the(More)
BACKGROUND In order to reduce the unnecessary use of and provide appropriate guidance for the administration of antibiotics, the neonatal bacterial infections screening score (NBISS) was developed to assess each new patient that is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS NBISS was designed based on maternal risk factors, clinical(More)
To examine the causes of neonatal readmission within two weeks of discharge and identify the factors associated with neonatal readmission, newborns readmitted to Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang (KMHK) Hospital within two weeks of discharge from our nursery between October 2001 and November 2003 were studied retrospectively. Of the 1099 deliveries during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects on neonatal outcomes between very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) preterm newborns with and without maternal use of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical records of VLBW premature infants who were admitted to Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital between 1999 and 2008. A total of 256 infants(More)