Chun-Lung Wang

Learn More
This retrospective study investigated the causative pathogens, complications, and outcome of 58 children who were hospitalized for septic arthritis at a tertiary care hospital in southern Taiwan from July 1988 to December 2000. The mean age was 3 years (range, 12 days-16 years). The males/females ratio was 1.2:1. Ninety percent of the cases involved lower(More)
BACKGROUND The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative began promoting exclusive breast-feeding in 2001 in Taiwan; however, few studies have investigated its impact. This study evaluated the influence of breast-feeding on Taiwanese neonates with regard to the frequency of jaundice, body weight loss (BWL), and elimination of both urine and stool. METHODS The(More)
Infections caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii have become a therapeutic challenge for clinicians worldwide. Although colistin and tigecycline have been successful in treating patients with these infections, these agents are not available on a worldwide basis. We describe four critically ill patients in Taiwan who were diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND Scrub typhus is an important febrile disease in Southeast Asia and is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. Fluoroquinolones have proved to be effective for scrub typhus in an animal model. However, it is unclear whether they are also effective clinically. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the hospital-based medical records of patients diagnosed(More)
Haemophilus aphrophilus is one of the normal oropharyngeal flora and rarely implicated as a pathogen of spinal infection. A case of H. aphrophilus bacteremia complicated with epidural abscess, psoas muscle abscess, and spondylodiscitis is described in this report. The pathogen was mis-identified as Pasteurella spp. at the very start, and was confirmed by(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed diagnosis of scabies can cause an institutional outbreak, which causes considerably economic burden to control. This study was to find the risk factors for delayed diagnosis of scabies in hospitalized patients from long-term care facilities. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of the hospitalized patients from long-term care(More)
Neonatal tetanus is a rare disease in developed countries, but remains common in developing countries. Pregnant women immigrating to Taiwan from developing countries may carry a risk of neonatal tetanus to the child, because of inadequate tetanus toxoid immunization and inappropriate postnatal cord care. Many young pediatricians in Taiwan are unfamiliar(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and cardiovascular comorbidities, including hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes, in Taiwanese patients based on the data from medical records. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was performed using the computerized medical records from a regional hospital located in(More)
Nontyphoidal Salmonella is among the most common causes of acute pediatric gastroenteritis in Taiwan. It is important to study antibiotic resistance patterns in nontyphoidal Salmonella isolated from children. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of serogroups and susceptibility to antimicrobial nontyphoidal Salmonella(More)
BACKGROUND Immediate removal of central venous catheters (CVCs) is not possible in patients with candidemia requiring total parenteral nutrition (TPN). This study analyzed the possible prognostic factors for survival time after onset of candidemia among nonneutropenic adults requiring TPN. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis from September 2003(More)