Yu-Hsuan Huang

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A one-month-old male infant was referred because of noisy breathing sounds, feeding difficulty and shortness of breath. A lateral radiography of the neck showed abnormal soft tissue mass at tongue base. While waiting for a scheduled bronchoscopic examination, respiratory distress and noisy breathing sounds disappeared after nasogastric suctioning. Dramatic(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae ( S. pneumoniae ) has been associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is an unusual but serious disease in childhood. We conducted a retrospective review of children aged less than 18 years with S. pneumoniae -associated HUS in northern Taiwan from January 2000 to June 2005. The demographic characters, clinical courses,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic usefulness and clinical values of the sonographic feature of peripheral hypoechoic spaces (PHES) in children with necrotizing pneumonia (NP). Between July 2002 and July 2004, 23 consecutive children with NP in whom we performed real-time chest ultrasound were enrolled into our study. Details of(More)
Ag encounter by naive CD8 T cells initiates a developmental program consisting of cellular proliferation, changes in gene expression, and the formation of effector and memory T cells. The strength and duration of TCR signaling are known to be important parameters regulating the differentiation of naive CD8 T cells, although the molecular signals arbitrating(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to determine whether renal pelvis dilation on ultrasound was reliable in predicting vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and to assess the relationship of other clinical information of VUR in children with urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed clinical data, renal echo, and voiding(More)
IL-17 plays critical roles in host defenses, combating bacterial and fungal infections, as well as the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases such as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The signaling adaptor SAP is essential for normal immune homeostasis and mutations within SH2D1A, the locus encoding this protein, result in serious and sometimes(More)
Mutations in SH2D1A gene that encodes SAP (SLAM-associated protein) result in X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP), a rare primary immunodeficiency disease defined by exquisite sensitivity to the B-lymphotropic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and B cell lymphomas. However, the precise mechanism of how the loss of SAP function contributes to extreme(More)
AIM This study compared the personality profiles of children with sighing dyspnoea with healthy children and tested the hypothesis of heightened anxiety scores in sighing dyspnoeic subjects using the Childhood Behavior Check List for Ages 4 to 18 (CBCL/4-18). The pulmonary function tests of these two groups of children were also compared. METHODS This(More)
Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) are mostly caused by viruses. Antibiotic misuse for viral URTIs in children is a serious problem that not only results in selection of resistant strains of bacteria but also wastes millions of dollars each year in Taiwan. Antibiotic resistance among common respiratory bacterial pathogens such as Streptococcus(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the plethysmographic lung volumes of children with sighing dyspnea with healthy children and tested the hypothesis that sighing children suffer from hyperinflation or gas trapping as a cause of dyspnea. METHODS From January 2006 to December 2006, pediatric patients with sighing dyspnea presenting to the pulmonary clinic of a(More)
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