Renbing Tang

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BACKGROUND Infections cause significant mortality and morbidity in neonates, especially the premature ones. Although there are various antibiotics can be used to combat neonatal infection, resistant strains have subsequently emerged. In an epidemiological survey, we analyzed bacterial isolates and their antibiotic susceptibilities for cases of bacteremia in(More)
BACKGROUND Spirometry is a valuable technique for evaluating pulmonary function, but there were few normative reference values for young children in Taiwan, and none for the last 10 years. The objective of our study was to establish updated reference values and equations for children aged 6-11 years in northern Taiwan. METHODS A total of 309 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Subcutaneously implanted central venous access devices (SICVADs) are a common route of intravascular access for pediatric patients with cancer. This study was performed to evaluate the risk for SICVAD-related infection in a large consecutive series of unselected children with cancer in a single medical center. METHODS The medical(More)
This study was performed to assess changes in pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary outcome after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) in pediatric patients. A total 55 pediatric patients undergoing transcatheter ASD closure received PFT at baseline (day before ASD closure), and at 3 days and 6 months after procedure. Forced vital(More)
We examined the epidemiological profile of rotavirus infection among children hospitalized for diarrhea in Taiwan, to assess the burden of this disease. From 1 April 2001 through 31 March 2003, children <5 years old with gastroenteritis admitted to 4 sentinel hospitals were enrolled in a surveillance study and had stool specimens tested for the presence of(More)
Pulmonary abscess is a rare but critical problem in childhood. We did a retrospective review of 23 children with documented lung abscess who had been admitted and treated at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital over a 20-year period from April 1982 to April 2002. Among the 23 children, 11 cases were primary lung abscess, and 12 were secondary lung abscess.(More)
The prevalence of positive specific IgE antibodies to house dust mites (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus; D. farinae) was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 5097 (61%) volunteers of 8345 schoolchildren aged between 7 and 14 yr from two government schools. All of them filled out a questionnaire concerning allergic symptoms. Among them,(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the incidence, clinical presentation and possible etiologies or risk factors of early onset of sudden and unexpected death or near-miss. METHODS From 2001 to 2005, a retrospective analysis of observational database of neonates who were younger than one week old without any risk factors at five tertiary medical centers. The(More)
Aeromonas species are gram-negative bacilli that lead to a wide spectrum of infectious diseases in human. In the present study, these bacilli were reviewed to assess their significance as enteric pathogens in this area. During the years of 1994 to 1998, the clinical microbiology laboratory received 2150 stool specimens of children with diarrhea. Medical(More)
OBJECTIVES A multicenter, single-blind, randomized, controlled clinical study was conducted in healthy 15-18-month-old children in order to assess the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of three consecutive lots of a new measles- mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, GSK MMR. DESIGN A total of 500 enrolled subjects were randomized into four groups to receive either(More)