Feng-Shun Chen

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BACKGROUND Despite advances in therapeutic modalities, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) still accounts for significant neonatal mortality. This study aimed to describe the demographic features, clinical experiences of postnatal care, and differences between non-survivors and survivors with CDH. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical records of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of treated retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) using the revised U.S. screening guidelines, the rate of missed treatment, and unfavorable anatomic outcomes over a period of 2 years. STUDY DESIGN We reviewed the admission records of premature patients treated at our hospital from September 2008 to August 2010. Any baby born(More)
Transient hypothyroxinemia without elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels is common in prematurity, especially in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. The transient hypothyroxinemia of prematurity (THOP) has been seen as a "benign" condition not requiring medical treatment. However, some recent large observational studies have revealed a(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroschisis (GS) is defined as a full-thickness paraumbilical abdominal wall defect associated with evisceration of fetal abdominal organ. Although the concomitant nongastrointestinal anomalies and aneuploidy are rarely presented, fetal growth restriction is common. The aim of this study is to compare the primary and secondary outcomes of GS(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to investigate the association between fluid intake in the first 4 days of life and the subsequent severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in very low-birth-weight infants (VLBWI). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review of 75 infants with a gestational age of less than 32 weeks and a birth weight of < 1,500 g was(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is an uncommon but important cause of morbidity and mortality in term neonates. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinical characteristics and developmental outcomes of symptomatic ICH in term neonates. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of all term neonates (less than 1 month old)(More)
AIM To determine whether expressed breast milk (milk) reduces procedural pain associated with heel lancing in preterm neonates. METHODS In this placebo-controlled trial, preterm neonates received 5 mL of distilled water as placebo (water, n = 44), 25% glucose water (glucose, n = 39) or milk (n = 40). Heel lancing was performed 2 min later. The primary(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective study was designed to determine the trend of neonatal group B streptococcal (GBS) infection during the past 7 years at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital of Kaohsiung, as well as to assess the risk factors, clinical features and patient outcomes. METHODS Medical records of infants with neonatal GBS infection identified by(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study is to clarify the perinatal predictive factors of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) with neurodevelopmental delay (ND) in infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, data were collected from the infants born between 1990 and 2008. They all had primary diagnosis of MAS. Multivariable analyzed perinatal(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy of the WINROP (https://winrop.com) algorithm in Taiwan, a middle income, moderately developed country in Asia. STUDY DESIGN We enrolled all preterm infants born with a gestational age less than 32(+0) weeks from September 2008 to August 2010. The results of serial retinopathy of prematurity examinations according to the(More)