Meng-Hsiu Yen

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical manifestations and outcomes of hospitalized children with afebrile seizures following rotavirus gastroenteritis. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study enrolling patients under 18 years old who were admitted to our hospital during a 10-year period with the diagnosis of rotavirus(More)
BACKGROUND Lactoferrin has been shown to exhibit anti-enterovirus 71 (EV71) and antirotavirus properties. This trial was conducted to determine whether a formula containing bovine lactoferrin (bLF) exerts a protective effect against EV71 or rotavirus infection among children from 2 to 6 years old. METHODS A prospective, randomized, single blind clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether different brands of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) administered to children with Kawasaki disease (KD) result in different outcomes. STUDY DESIGN We analyzed children with KD and divided them into 4 groups according to the brand of IVIG. A coronary artery abnormality (CAA) was defined as having a lumen diameter (inner(More)
The characteristics of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated infectious mononucleosis (IM) in Chinese children are rarely reported. To evaluate the clinical presentations and risk factors for complications of EBV-associated IM in previously healthy children in Taiwan, hospitalized children with the diagnosis of IM due to EBV infection from January 1998 to(More)
BACKGROUND Kikuchi's disease (KD) is characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy with or without fever. It has been recognized worldwide but seldom reported in pediatric patients. METHODS From January 1985 through December 2001, 64 patients younger than 18 years of age with pathologic proof of KD were enrolled in this study. The clinical manifestations,(More)
In Taiwan, pertussis is a notifiable disease with a low incidence in recent years, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing for the causative agent, Bordetella pertussis, has not been reported to date. In May 2007, the Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan, was informed of a 1-month-old pertussis patient who did not respond to erythromycin treatment. In this(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to determine whether renal pelvis dilation on ultrasound was reliable in predicting vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and to assess the relationship of other clinical information of VUR in children with urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed clinical data, renal echo, and voiding(More)
Pneumococcal meningitis causes high morbidity or mortality in childhood despite the progress in medicine. Children with pneumococcal meningitis were identified and retrospectively reviewed. Forty-nine children were eligible, with mortality in 24.5% of all and neurological sequelae in 40.5% of survivors. In the analysis of clinical profiles, ventilator(More)
We conducted a study during an outbreak of coxsackievirus B3 infection in 2005 and found that viral RNA could be detected in patients' blood specimens soon after the onset of fever, and the level of viral RNA was positively correlated with disease severity. Timely diagnosis is possible in severe neonatal enterovirus infection.
BACKGROUND The benefits of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy for severe neonatal enterovirus infections are still controversial. OBJECT To evaluate whether timing of IVIG administration might affect clinical outcomes of neonates with severe enteroviral infections. STUDY DESIGNS We retrospectively analyzed 67 neonates with culture-confirmed(More)