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Acute renal failure is a frequently reported complication after open heart surgery in children and carries a high mortality. Conservative treatment often makes post-operative care difficult and ambiguous. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemofiltration is another therapeutic choice. Hemofiltration has some limitations in pediatric patients. Many aspects of PD(More)
Although "atopic march" is a popular concept, the relationship between eczema and subsequent asthma is far from clear. However, some cohort studies have shown the possibility of two different allergic phenotypes in those who present with early eczema in terms of their persistency. We checked the cohort data from 308,849 children born in 2000 in Taiwan, to(More)
PHACE syndrome indicates a neurocutaneous syndrome including Posterior fossa malformation, large facial Hemangioma, Arterial malformation, Coarctation of the aorta and/or other Cardiac anomalies, and Eye abnormalities. We here report a female infant who presented a giant facial hemangioma. Dandy-Walker malformations with hydrocephalus was found(More)
INTRODUCTION Biliary atresia is a major cause of extrahepatic obstructive jaundice in neonates. Early Kasai operation is the gold standard of treatment. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of stool color card screening by using claims data from the National Health Insurance Research Database. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study. Data(More)
BACKGROUND The concentrations of macronutrients in human milk can be influenced by various processes, such as storage, freezing, and thawing, that are performed by lactating working mothers and breast milk banks. We evaluated the impact of various containers on the nutrient concentrations in human milk. METHODS A total of 42 breast milk samples from 18(More)
PURPOSE Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection leading to cardiopulmonary failure (CPF) is rare, but usually fatal. In such cases, intensive cardiorespiratory support is essential for survival. In this study, we report our experience in the treatment of EV71-related CPF with extracorporeal life support (ECLS). METHODS This was a retrospective study of a total of(More)
Heart rate (HR) measurement is essential for children with abnormal heart beats. The purpose of this study was to determine whether HR measurement by smartphone applications (apps) could be a feasible alternative to an electrocardiography (ECG) monitor. A total of 40 children, median age of 4.3 years, were studied. Using four free smartphone apps, pulse(More)
PURPOSE To compare the technical success, safety, and patency of cutting balloon angioplasty versus high-pressure balloon angioplasty in the treatment of resistant native hemodialysis fistula stenoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 1,220 percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedures performed to treat dysfunctional native(More)
Stock price movement prediction is an appealing topic not only for research but also for commercial applications. Most of prior research separately analyzes the meanings of the qualitative or quantitative features, and does not consider the categorical information when clustering financial reports. Since quantitative or qualitative features contain only(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The National Health Insurance (NHI) covers more than 98% of the 22 million people in Taiwan. Referral is not mandated, therefore, competition among specialties exists in caring for preschool children. The aim of this study was to analyze the utility of outpatient services among preschool children to investigate the pediatricians role in(More)