Nai-Chia Fan

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BACKGROUND Urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by resistant bacteria is becoming more prevalent. Few studies are available regarding community-onset UTIs caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a 5-year period, hospitalized children with community-onset UTI caused by ESBL-producing(More)
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) reduces nitric oxide (NO), thus causing hypertension. ADMA is metabolized by dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase (DDAH), which can be inhibited by oxidative stress. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), an antioxidant, can facilitate glutathione (GSH) synthesis. We aimed to determine whether NAC can prevent hypertension by(More)
OBJECTIVE Renal pelvic wall thickening (RPWT) is a sonographic finding, which is associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) and other genitourinary tract abnormalities. We aimed to determine the prevalence of RPWT and whether persistent RPWT related to vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed sonographic findings(More)
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