Da-Ling Liao

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OBJECTIVE Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) can result in learning, behavioral, and even growth problems in children. Overnight polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of OSAS, but this diagnostic technique is time consuming and inconvenient. It is well documented that patients with OSAS experience oxygen desaturation during(More)
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by Acinetobacter baumannii is increasing. It has a high mortality rate but experience in using inhaled colistin as monotherapy for VAP in children, especially pre-term infants, is limited. This study presents experiences using aerosolized colistin as monotherapy for VAP due to A. baumannii infection in(More)
A 9-month-old previously healthy girl was brought to our Pediatric Emergency Department and admitted with acute respiratory distress, stridor and hoarseness. She had a four-day history of high-grade fever, cough and rhinorrhea. She had been taken to a clinic where croup was who diagnosed . There was no difficulty in swallowing, however, there was no(More)
Empyema necessitatis refers to the extension of a purulent pleural effusion beyond the thoracic cavity into the neighboring chest wall and surrounding soft tissues. Empyema necessitatis is rare and are often associated with tuberculosis infection. We reported a previously healthy toddler with empyema necessitatis due to community-associated(More)
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