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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. Design… Expand
Viral infections associated with Kawasaki disease
- Luan-Yin Chang, C. Lu, +11 authors L. Huang
- Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
- 1 February 2014
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 investigate… Expand
Acute and late coronary outcomes in 1073 patients with Kawasaki disease with and without intravenous γ-immunoglobulin therapy
- M. Lin, Li-Chuan Sun, E. Wu, J. Wang, H. Lue, M. Wu
- Archives of Disease in Childhood
- 6 January 2015
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 KD… Expand
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 and… Expand
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 1983… Expand
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 was… Expand
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 in… Expand
Clinical Implication of the C Allele of the ITPKC Gene SNP rs28493229 in Kawasaki Disease: Association With Disease Susceptibility and BCG Scar Reactivation
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
Radiofrequency catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia in infants and toddlers.
- Shuenn-Nan Chiu, Chun-Wei Lu, +6 authors M. Wu
- Circulation journal : official journal of the…
- 17 July 2009
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
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 with… Expand