Tzou - Yien Lin

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We retrospectively analysed the clinical features and outcome of children under 17 years of age with necrotising pneumonitis (NP). The radiographs and CT scans of the chest of children under 17 years of age between July 1995 and March 1999 who had complicating community-acquired pneumonia were reviewed. CT scans were obtained for persistent fever,(More)
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common illness in children and is usually caused by coxsackievirus A 16 and enterovirus 71. It has been noted that enterovirus 71 infection is more severe with significantly greater frequency of serious complications and fatality than coxsackievirus A 16. Therefore, it is important to develop a rapid and specific assay for(More)
The etiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in a children's hospital was studied among 209 previously healthy children treated from August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2002. A total of 26 children (12.4%) with a diagnosis of chlamydial infection were included in this study. The diagnosis of chlamydial infection was based on either a positive immunofluorescent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Salmonella enterica is one of the most common enteric pathogens worldwide. Conventional methods of isolation of Salmonella strains take 4-7 days to complete, are laborious and require substantial manpower. We devised a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method that simultaneously uses three pairs of specific primers to detect inv, spv,(More)
Children, especially those younger than 5 years of age and those with chronic medical conditions, such as respiratory diseases, neurological diseases, immunosuppression, receiving longterm aspirin therapy, obesity or co-infection with bacteria, are at an increased risk of pandemic H1N1 infection-related complications. This paper reviews the underlying(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the immunogenicity of a fully liquid diphtheria-tetanus-five component acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis-Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-Hib) conjugate vaccine compared to DTaP-IPV and lyophilized Hib conjugate vaccines given simultaneously at separate sites as a three-dose primary vaccination in Taiwanese infants. (More)
  • Chen - Yuan Chiang, Ming - Yuan Chou, +7 authors Wing - Wai Wong Shue - Ren Wann
  • Journal of microbiology, immunology, and…
  • 2004
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in Taiwan and worldwide. Despite concerted efforts of health authorities to control tuberculosis, the incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in Taiwan remains high (64.84/100,000 and 5.56/100,000 in 2001). Most cases of tuberculosis are now seen and treated by primary care physicians in the community. A consensus(More)
Intra-abdominal infections are important in daily clinical practice. Outcomes are heavily influenced by timely, accurate diagnoses and appropriate surgical and radiological intervention and by the timeliness and efficacy of antimicrobial therapy. Selection of antimicrobial agents is not only a choice between old versus new or single-agent versus combination(More)
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