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PURPOSE Certain music has been shown to improve mental function, leading to what is known as the Mozart effect. This study measured the impact of Mozart's Sonata for two pianos in D major, K.448, on different epileptic foci of epileptiform discharge in Taiwanese children (n=58) with seizure disorders and investigated the characteristics of the musical(More)
Mozart's Sonata for two pianos in D major, K.448 (Mozart K.448), has been shown to improve mental function, leading to what is known as the Mozart effect. Our previous work revealed that epileptiform discharges in children with epilepsy decreased during and immediately after listening to Mozart K.448. In this study, we evaluated the long-term effects of(More)
Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K.448 (Mozart K.448), has been shown to improve mental function, leading to what is known as the Mozart Effect. Our previous work revealed that epileptiform discharges in children with epilepsy decrease during and right after listening to Mozart K.448. However, the duration of the effect was not studied. In the(More)
Febrile convulsion (FC) is the most common neurological disease in children. Cases with seizures that persist for more than 15 minutes or recurrent seizures within the same febrile illness are considered to be atypical and may have a different prognosis. Neuropeptide Y (NPY), an endogenous anticonvulsant that is widely distributed throughout the central(More)
The case of an ectopic pancreatic mass at the umbilicus in an 8-day-old male neonate is reported, the youngest patient with this condition ever reported in an English-language journal. The patient was healthy except for a protruding mass with intermittent mucous discharge at the base of the umbilical stump. Surgical intervention was performed under the(More)
BACKGROUND On April-May, 2011, two Taiwan chemical companies were found to have intentionally added phthalates, Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and/or Di-isononyl phthalate, as a substitute of emulsifier to many foodstuffs. This study aimed to investigate whether exposure to these foods altered endocrine functions in children aged ≤10 years and, if so,(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is an allergic inflammatory disease of the airways. The interaction between bronchial epithelial cells and eosinophils is an important feature of an asthma attack. Eotaxin, an eosinophil-specific C-C chemokine, is a potent chemoattractant involved in the mobilization of eosinophils into the airway after allergic stimulation. Cnidii(More)
This study's aim was to analyze the characteristics and severity of acute gastroenteritis related to infection with rotavirus (group R), nontyphoid Salmonella (NTS; group S), and infection with both rotavirus and Salmonella (group B) in children in southern Taiwan in order to improve diagnosis and expedite appropriate management. The medical records of(More)
Sepsis is the most common cause of mortality in intensive care units. Although sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) is reported to be a leading manifestation of sepsis, its pathogenesis remains unclear. In our previous studies, we showed that heat shock pretreatment can reduce mortality in polymicrobial septic rats and protect the cerebral cortical(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) during hospitalization is thought to be associated with adverse pulmonary outcomes in very preterm infants. This observational study aimed to compare the lung function in very preterm infants with and without PDA at discharge. METHODS Very preterm infants, admitted to our neonatal intensive unit, who(More)