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Quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease: biopsychosocial determinants and sex-related differences
Objectives To assess the quality of life (QoL) in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) and to explore the sex-related differences and biopsychosocial determinants in an Asian cohort. DesignExpand
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Viral infections associated with Kawasaki disease
Background/Purpose Kawasaki disease (KD) is a disease of unknown cause. To investigate the infectious etiology of Kawasaki disease, we initiated a prospective case-control study to investigateExpand
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Acute and late coronary outcomes in 1073 patients with Kawasaki disease with and without intravenous γ-immunoglobulin therapy
Objective To explore acute and late coronary outcomes and their risk/modifiers in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). Design Retrospective study. Setting and patients 1073 patients with KDExpand
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Acute metabolic decompensation and sudden death in Barth syndrome: report of a family and a literature review
Barth syndrome presents in infancy with hypotonia, dilated cardiomyopathy, and neutropenia. We report a patient whose family history included two males who had died suddenly at the age of 15 days andExpand
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Reversal of cardiac dysfunction after enzyme replacement in patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease.
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) on cardiac performance in symptomatic and symptom-free infants with Pompe disease. STUDY DESIGN Patients diagnosed between 1983Expand
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Epidemiological features of Kawasaki disease in Taiwan, 1976-2007: results of five nationwide questionnaire hospital surveys.
BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease (KD) affects mainly children younger than 5 years of age, leading to coronary artery lesions, and even to life-threatening myocardial infarction. In Taiwan, KD wasExpand
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Losartan added to β-blockade therapy for aortic root dilation in Marfan syndrome: a randomized, open-label pilot study.
OBJECTIVE To assess the tolerability and efficacy of the investigational use of the angiotensin II receptor blocker losartan added to β-blockade (BB) to prevent progressive aortic root dilation inExpand
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Clinical Implication of the C Allele of the ITPKC Gene SNP rs28493229 in Kawasaki Disease: Association With Disease Susceptibility and BCG Scar Reactivation
  • M. Lin, J. Wang, +12 authors M. Wu
  • Medicine
  • The Pediatric infectious disease journal
  • 1 February 2011
Background: A functional single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (rs28493229) in the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase C (ITPKC) gene has been linked to the susceptibility to Kawasaki disease (KD).Expand
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Radiofrequency catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia in infants and toddlers.
BACKGROUND The role of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in infants and toddlers is still unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS From 1993 to 2006, 27 (17 males,Expand
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Noninvasive diagnosis of aortic coarctation in neonates with patent ductus arteriosus.
OBJECTIVES To find a noninvasive method to detect coarctation of the aorta (CoA) in the presence of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in neonates. STUDY DESIGN From 1994 to 1998, 36 neonates withExpand
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