Pei-Chun Chan

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In order to evaluate the clinical manifestations, management and outcome of childhood lung abscess, a retrospective chart review of 27 pediatric patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) code of 503.1 (lung abscess) from August 1987 to August 2003 was conducted. Among the 27 patients (14 males(More)
This population-based study aimed to determine the trend of incidence, prevalence, and mortality of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a 6-year period in Taiwan. Patients with international classification of diseases ninth revision (ICD-9) code 710.0 were retrieved from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), which covered more(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a newly discovered respiratory pathogen. This prospective hospital-based study investigated the clinical role and features of hMPV in Taiwan. METHODS Respiratory specimens collected from hospitalized children with acute respiratory tract infection between September 1, 2003 and April 10, 2005 were screened(More)
Taiwan had been free of indigenous human and animal rabies case since canine rabies was eliminated in 1961. In July 2013, rabies was confirmed among three wild ferret-badgers, prompting public health response to prevent human rabies cases. This descriptive study reports the immediate response to the reemergence of rabies in Taiwan. Response included(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mortality of fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is high in children. It is crucial to identify patients with poor prognosis for timely referral to liver transplantation. This study aimed to assess the clinical and laboratory characteristics of children with FHF and evaluate their correlation with outcome. METHODS Retrospective review(More)
OBJECTIVES To address whether the effect of BCG vaccination against tuberculosis (TB) infection lasts to adulthood. METHODS A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of latent TB infection (LTBI) among HIV-negative men, using QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube (QFT-IT), was conducted at a prison in northern Taiwan with >3000 inmates. A QFT-IT ≥0.35 IU/ml was(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential reservoir and mode of transmission of pandrug-resistant (PDR) Acinetobacter baumannii in a 7-day-old neonate who developed PDR A. baumannii bacteremia that was presumed to be the iceberg of a potential outbreak. DESIGN Outbreak investigation based on a program of prospective hospital-wide surveillance for nosocomial(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is a systemic and complex disease that can involve multiple organs. To clarify the risk of developing associated comorbidities after a diagnosis of SLE in children, we used the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan to investigate diseases experienced in these patients. This is the first(More)