Yin-Hsiu Chien

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Methylmalonic acidemia caused by an l-methylmalonyl-CoA mutase deficiency. The mut(0) type is associated with significant mortality and morbidity, but tandem mass spectrometry has made early detection possible. Five patients were identified through newborn screening for elevated propionylcarnitine (C3-carnitine) levels. These patients received a positive(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA; Morquio A syndrome) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder resulting from a deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase (GALNS) activity. Diagnosis can be challenging and requires agreement of clinical, radiographic, and laboratory findings. A group of biochemical genetics laboratory directors(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffusion tensor (DT) images can provide information about the nature of white matter changes, including axonal loss and demyelination. We applied DT imaging to verify white matter changes in patients with malignant phenylketonuria (PKU) and to correlate the findings with clinical intelligence quotients (IQs). METHODS We compared DT(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Severe and progressive neurologic disease remains a problem for patients with hyperphenylalaninemia due to a deficiency of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), even with early diagnosis and despite treatment with BH4 and neurotransmitter precursors. Few reports have included the associated imaging characteristics. Our purpose was to describe(More)
Niemann-Pick disease type C (NP-C) is a rare neurovisceral disease characterised by progressive neurological deterioration and premature death, and has an estimated birth incidence of 1:120,000. Mutations in the NPC1 gene (in 95% of cases) and the NPC2 gene (in approximately 4% of cases) give rise to impaired intracellular lipid metabolism in a number of(More)
BACKGROUND A hospital information system (HIS) that integrates screening data and interpretation of the data is routinely requested by hospitals and parents. However, the accuracy of disease classification may be low because of the disease characteristics and the analytes used for classification. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to describe a(More)
With the initial completion of Human Genome Project, the post-genomic era is coming. Although the genome map of human has been decoded, the roles that each segment of sequences acts are not totally discovered. On the other hand, with the rapid expansion of sequence information, the issues of data compilation and data storage are increasingly important. In(More)
PURPOSE Mutations in the paired box 6 (PAX6)gene cause a wide variety of eye anomalies, including aniridia. PAX6 mutations are not well described in the Chinese population so this study is aimed at exploring the role of PAX6 mutations in Taiwanese patients with congenital eye anomalies. METHODS Seventeen patients with single or multiple congenital eye(More)
OBJECTIVE Myostatin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) are serum markers for muscle growth and regeneration. However, their value in the clinical monitoring of Pompe disease - a muscle glycogen storage disease - is not known. In order to evaluate their possible utility for disease monitoring, we assessed the levels of these serum markers in Pompe(More)
In this paper, we established a newborn screening system under the HL7/Web Services frameworks. We rebuilt the NTUH Newborn Screening Laboratory's original standalone architecture, having various heterogeneous systems operating individually, and restructured it into a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), distributed platform for further integrity and(More)