Shu-Chi Mu

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Environmental exposure to lead or mercury can cause neurodevelopmental damage. Arsenic is another neurotoxicant that can affect intellectual function in children. This study was designed to explore the difference of arsenic methylation capacity indices between with and without developmental delay in preschool children. We also aimed to identify whether(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Presence of occult HBV infection in HBV vaccinated children remains largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of occult HBV infection among HBV vaccinated children in Taiwan. METHODS Forty-six HBsAg negative sera from vaccinated children were enrolled randomly. HBV serum markers were detected by ELISA, and(More)
UNLABELLED The efficacy and safety of maternal tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) in reducing mother-to-infant hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmissions is not clearly understood. We conducted a prospective, multicenter trial and enrolled 118 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)- and hepatitis B e antigen-positive pregnant women with HBV DNA ≥7.5 log10 IU/mL.(More)
BACKGROUND Leptin plays an important role in the regulation of body weight and energy metabolism in adults; its role in neonates also needs to be explored. The current study aims to determine the correlation between serum leptin concentrations and anthropometric variables in newborns and their mothers, and to examine the effects of sex, gestational age and(More)
BACKGROUND Neonates with a single umbilical artery (SUA) are considered at increased risk for chromosomal and structural abnormalities, and an increased adverse perinatal outcome. OBJECTIVE The specific aims of our study were to evaluate (1) the association of asymptomatic infants with isolated SUA and perinatal outcomes and (2) whether asymptomatic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine if there is any additional benefit from FSH priming in addition to hCG priming on in-vitro maturation (IVM) programmes. METHODS Sixty women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who underwent 68 IVM cycles were randomized by computer-generated numbers to receive FSH stimulation or not. Thirty-five(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the impact of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) on mortality and morbidity in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study on VLBW infants registered at the Premature Baby Foundation of Taiwan between 2007 and 2011. All 21 neonatal departments in Taiwan participated in the(More)
Gitelman's syndrome (GS) is a rare autosomal recessive renal tubular disorder characterized by hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesemia, and hypocalciuria. It is primarily caused by inactivating mutations of the SLC12A3 gene encoding the thiazide-sensitive Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC) on the apical membrane of distal convoluted tubule. We report an(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Chorioamnionitis (CAM) is one of the main causes of preterm labor. The specific aim of our study was to evaluate neonatal outcome and anthropometric growth at the corrected age of 2 years after exposure to an adverse intrauterine event of CAM in very low birth weight (VLBW, less than 1500 g) infants. METHODS One hundred and nineteen(More)