Kow Tong Chen

Summary

Affiliation: National Cheng Kung University
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint SARS in Taiwan: an overview and lessons learned
    Kow Tong Chen
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Department of Health, Center for Diseases Control, Taiwan
    Int J Infect Dis 9:77-85. 2005
  2. pmc The association between enterovirus 71 infections and meteorological parameters in Taiwan
    Hsiao Ling Chang
    Division of Surveillance, Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e46845. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The changing face of the HIV epidemic in Taiwan: a new challenge for public health policy strategies
    Kow Tong Chen
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, No 1, University Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:195-201. 2009
  4. pmc Chlamydial infection among patients attending STD and genitourinary clinics in Taiwan
    Kow Tong Chen
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    BMC Public Health 7:120. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Hospital-based study of the economic burden associated with rotavirus diarrhea in Taiwan
    Kow Tong Chen
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Vaccine 25:4266-72. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic features of hand-foot-mouth disease and herpangina caused by enterovirus 71 in Taiwan, 1998-2005
    Kow Tong Chen
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan No 1, University Road, Tainan, Taiwan
    Pediatrics 120:e244-52. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Sentinel hospital surveillance for rotavirus diarrhea in Taiwan, 2001-2003
    Kow Tong Chen
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Infect Dis 192:S44-8. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Diseases caused by enterovirus 71 infection
    Ta Chung Lee
    Department of Rehabilitation, Chiali General Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:904-10. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with premenstrual syndrome - a survey of new female university students
    Shu Hui Cheng
    Office of Student Affairs, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Kaohsiung J Med Sci 29:100-5. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Genotyping of Chlamydia trachomatis from clinical specimens in Taiwan
    Min Chih Hsu
    Laboratory for Bacteriology and Mycology, Center for Laboratory Research and Diagnostics, Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Med Microbiol 55:301-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint SARS in Taiwan: an overview and lessons learned
    Kow Tong Chen
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Department of Health, Center for Diseases Control, Taiwan
    Int J Infect Dis 9:77-85. 2005
    ..This report aims to describe the epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan between March and July 2003, and to examine the public health response...
  2. pmc The association between enterovirus 71 infections and meteorological parameters in Taiwan
    Hsiao Ling Chang
    Division of Surveillance, Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 7:e46845. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between meteorological parameters and EV71 infection...
  3. ncbi request reprint The changing face of the HIV epidemic in Taiwan: a new challenge for public health policy strategies
    Kow Tong Chen
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, No 1, University Road, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:195-201. 2009
    ..HIV intervention and prevention strategies, especially targeting IDUs, are urgently needed to reduce the ongoing spread of HIV infections in Taiwan...
  4. pmc Chlamydial infection among patients attending STD and genitourinary clinics in Taiwan
    Kow Tong Chen
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    BMC Public Health 7:120. 2007
    ..The main objective of this study is to examine the epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection amongst patients (473 men, 180 women) seen two hospitals in Taiwan...
  5. ncbi request reprint Hospital-based study of the economic burden associated with rotavirus diarrhea in Taiwan
    Kow Tong Chen
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Vaccine 25:4266-72. 2007
    ..In conclusion, these data emphasize the potential for a safe and effective rotavirus vaccine to reduce the economic burden associated with rotavirus disease...
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic features of hand-foot-mouth disease and herpangina caused by enterovirus 71 in Taiwan, 1998-2005
    Kow Tong Chen
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan No 1, University Road, Tainan, Taiwan
    Pediatrics 120:e244-52. 2007
    ..The underlying factors of widespread emergence of viral infection are unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess the epidemiology of hand-foot-mouth disease/herpangina in Taiwan between March 1998 and December 2005...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sentinel hospital surveillance for rotavirus diarrhea in Taiwan, 2001-2003
    Kow Tong Chen
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Infect Dis 192:S44-8. 2005
    ..3%), and P[8]G4 (3.7%). Rotavirus infection is the most important cause of diarrhea among hospitalized children in Taiwan, and a rotavirus vaccination program for young children might significantly reduce this problem...
  8. doi request reprint Diseases caused by enterovirus 71 infection
    Ta Chung Lee
    Department of Rehabilitation, Chiali General Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:904-10. 2009
    ..EV71 infection has emerged as an important public health problem. Vaccine development is recommended for the prevention of EV71 infection in the future...
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with premenstrual syndrome - a survey of new female university students
    Shu Hui Cheng
    Office of Student Affairs, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Kaohsiung J Med Sci 29:100-5. 2013
    ..The results show that PMS is prevalent among new female university students and that lifestyle and nutritional/metabolic factors may play a role in this disorder...
  10. ncbi request reprint Genotyping of Chlamydia trachomatis from clinical specimens in Taiwan
    Min Chih Hsu
    Laboratory for Bacteriology and Mycology, Center for Laboratory Research and Diagnostics, Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Med Microbiol 55:301-8. 2006
    ..018) between northern and southern Taiwan. Sequence mutation analysis by blast searching against GenBank reference sequences identified 12 genetic variants from a total of 102 omp1 gene sequences...
  11. pmc Outbreak of beriberi among illegal mainland Chinese immigrants at a detention center in Taiwan
    Kow Tong Chen
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Public Health Rep 118:59-64. 2003
    ..The authors describe an outbreak of beriberi in a detention center in Taiwan and examine risk factors for illness...
  12. ncbi request reprint Childhood severe acute respiratory syndrome in Taiwan and how to differentiate it from childhood influenza infection
    Luan Yin Chang
    Departments of Pediatric, National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1037-42. 2004
    ..To investigate clinical features and outcomes of children in Taiwan with laboratory-confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) vs those of children with influenza to differentiate the 2 diseases...
  13. pmc Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan
    Shiing Jer Twu
    Taiwan Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:718-20. 2003
    ..For the first 6 weeks of the SARS outbreak, recognized spread was limited to one healthcare worker and three household contacts...
  14. pmc The public health response to the Chi-Chi earthquake in Taiwan, 1999
    Kow Tong Chen
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Public Health Rep 118:493-9. 2003
    ..On September 21, 1999, at 1:47 a.m., an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck the middle Chi-Chi region of Taiwan. The present study examines the response of the public health sector to the earthquake...
  15. ncbi request reprint An eight-year study of epidemiologic features of enterovirus 71 infection in Taiwan
    Shou Chien Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:188-91. 2007
    ..Infection with EV 71 has emerged as an important infectious disease causing serious clinical illness and deaths of young children. Vaccine development is recommended to prevent future EV 71 infections...
  16. doi request reprint Psychoactive substance use and the risk of motor vehicle crash injuries in southern Taiwan
    Ching Cheng Hou
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Liouying Campus, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
    Prev Sci 13:36-42. 2012
    ..001). This study concluded that drug use among motor vehicle drivers increases the risk of MVCs that require hospitalization. From a public health perspective, the high risk ratios are concerning, and preventive measures are warranted...
  17. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the use of anti-malaria preventive measures among Taiwan immigrants returning to malaria-endemic regions
    Wen Shin Hung
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Travel Med Infect Dis 12:370-7. 2014
    ..42; P < 0.001). A high proportion of immigrants were not using appropriate AMPMs when they returned to their country. Educational approaches should be targeted toward immigrants who return to visit their country of origin. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Childhood tuberculosis: epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and vaccination
    Kuo Sheng Tsai
    Department of Pediatrics, Sin Lau Christian Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 54:295-302. 2013
    ..This review assesses the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and relevant principles of TB vaccine development and presents efficacy data for the currently licensed vaccines. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Hematological and biochemical factors predicting SARS fatality in Taiwan
    Hsiao Ling Chang
    The Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 105:439-50. 2006
    ..Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has a high fatality rate worldwide. We examined the epidemiologic and clinical factors associated with death for all laboratory-confirmed SARS patients in Taiwan...
  20. pmc Outbreak of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis associated with mebendazole and metronidazole use among Filipino laborers in Taiwan
    Kow Tong Chen
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Public Health 93:489-92. 2003
    ..This study sought to identify the risk factors associated with an outbreak of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) among Filipino laborers in Taiwan...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in Taiwan
    Chi Tai Fang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 106:631-40. 2007
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of HAART therapy...
  22. ncbi request reprint Absence of endemic measles transmission in a highly vaccinated population from 1999 to 2008: implications of sustained measles elimination in Taiwan
    Yu Kang Chang
    Department of Radiology, Liouying Campus, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
    Vaccine 28:5332-7. 2010
    ..However, cases of measles continue to occur in low numbers every year in Taiwan. We assessed the epidemiology of measles in Taiwan from 1999 to 2008 with a focus on domestic versus imported cases...
  23. doi request reprint The absence of endemic malaria transmission in Taiwan from 2002 to 2010: the implications of sustained malaria elimination in Taiwan
    Ching Min Wang
    Internal Medicine, Chest Division, Liouying Campus, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
    Travel Med Infect Dis 10:240-6. 2012
    ..This study suggests that maintaining a vigilant surveillance system, environmental management, vector-control efforts, and case management are needed to prevent outbreaks and sustain the eradication of malaria in Taiwan...
  24. doi request reprint Rotavirus infection and the current status of rotavirus vaccines
    Shou Chien Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Da Chien General Hospital, Miaoli, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 111:183-93. 2012
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  25. ncbi request reprint Impaired fasting glucose and risk of diabetes in Taiwan: follow-up over 3 years
    Kow Tong Chen
    Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, No 6 8F, Lin Shen South Road, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 60:177-82. 2003
    ..The high rate of conversion from IFG to diabetes, combined with the previously observed high IFG prevalence, suggests future high prevalence rates of diabetes in Taiwan...
  26. doi request reprint A stabilization device to improve the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation during ambulance transportation: a randomized crossover trial
    Ning Ping Foo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan, Taiwan Department of Emergency Medicine, Tainan Municipal An Nan Hospital, China Medical University, Taiwan Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Resuscitation 84:1579-84. 2013
    ..The quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during ambulance transportation is suboptimal, and therefore measures that can improve the quality are desirable...
  27. ncbi request reprint Clinical and epidemiological features of patients with genitourinary tract tumour in a blackfoot disease endemic area of Taiwan
    Lia Beng Tan
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    BJU Int 102:48-54. 2008
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  28. doi request reprint A study on the sleep quality of incoming university students
    Shu Hui Cheng
    Office of Student Affairs, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Psychiatry Res 197:270-4. 2012
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  29. doi request reprint Proteomic analysis for human urinary proteins associated with arsenic intoxication
    Lia Beng Tan
    Department of Urology, St Joseph Hospital, Yinlin County, Taiwan Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Proteomics Clin Appl 2:1087-98. 2008
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  30. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of childhood rotavirus vaccination in Taiwan
    Chia Ling Wu
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Vaccine 27:1492-9. 2009
    ..Two rotavirus vaccines (RotaTeq and Rotarix) have been licensed in Taiwan. We have investigated whether routine infant immunization with either vaccine could be cost-effective in Taiwan...
  31. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and outcomes of hospitalization of influenza in the cancer population in Taiwan
    Yu Tai
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, No 1 University Road, Tainan, Taiwan
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 135:1061-6. 2009
    ..To assess the disease and economic burden of hospitalization of influenza among patients with cancer in Taiwan using a complete medical database for Taiwanese patient records from 1999 to 2005...
  32. doi request reprint Three-combination probiotics therapy in children with salmonella and rotavirus gastroenteritis
    Yung Feng Huang
    Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    J Clin Gastroenterol 48:37-42. 2014
    ..A significant reduction in severe diarrhea (Vesikari score ≥11) was used to evaluate the efficacy of three-combination probiotics (BIO-THREE)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Screening for pulmonary tuberculosis using chest radiography in new employees in an industrial park in Taiwan
    Shih Bin Su
    Tainan Science Based Industrial Park Clinic, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
    Am J Infect Control 35:254-9. 2007
    ..A pre-employment health examination is mandated by law in Taiwan, providing a mechanism to assess the occurrence of TB more accurately...
  34. pmc First report from the Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network
    Joseph Bresee
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:988-95. 2004
    ..Such a network should provide increased visibility and advocacy, enable more efficient data collection, facilitate training, and serve as the paradigm for rotavirus surveillance activities in other regions...
  35. ncbi request reprint Emergence of G9 serotype rotavirus as a major cause of infectious gastroenteritis in southern Taiwan
    Yuk Lan Sung
    Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 37:322-6. 2004
    ..Serotype G1 was the most common (51%), followed by G9 (31%). The emergence of serotype G9 strains in rotavirus infection has not been previously reported from Taiwan. Incorporation of G9 rotavirus into vaccines should be considered...
  36. ncbi request reprint Rotavirus epidemiology: the Asian Rotavirus Surveillance Network
    E A S Nelson
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Vaccine 26:3192-6. 2008
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  37. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of genital chlamydial infection among male patients attending an STD clinic in Taipei, Taiwan
    Mei Ching Yu
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Tatung University, Taiwan
    Sex Transm Dis 34:570-3. 2007
    ..To assess the epidemiology of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection among men attending an STD clinic in Taipei, Taiwan...
  38. ncbi request reprint Intake of vitamin A-rich foods and lung cancer risk in Taiwan: with special reference to garland chrysanthemum and sweet potato leaf consumption
    Yi Ru Jin
    Department of Medical Education and Research, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, 386 Ta Chung 1st Rd, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:477-88. 2007
    ..03) were associated with the reduced risk for lung cancer. In conclusion, higher consumption of vitamin A-rich vegetables, especially garland chrysanthemum and sweet potato leaves might provide potential protection from lung cancer...
  39. ncbi request reprint Encephalitis in Taiwan: a prospective hospital-based study
    Tzu Chi Lee
    Department of Agronomy, Biometry Division, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
    Jpn J Infect Dis 56:193-9. 2003
    ..Pathogens were found in 69% of the cases. Encephalitis was most likely to occur in June and July. Based on the results, HSV is still the major viral cause of encephalitis in Taiwan...
  40. ncbi request reprint Infection control practices for SARS in Lao People's Democratic Republic, Taiwan, and Thailand: experience from mobile SARS containment teams, 2003
    Nolan E Lee
    Epidemic Intelligence Service assigned to Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Infect Control 32:377-83. 2004
    ..We describe practices observed by mobile SARS containment teams (mobile teams) during outbreak investigations...
  41. pmc SARS in healthcare facilities, Toronto and Taiwan
    L Clifford McDonald
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:777-81. 2004
    ..Although these conclusions are based only on a retrospective analysis of events, applying the experiences of Toronto and Taiwan to SARS preparedness planning efforts will likely minimize future transmission within healthcare facilities...
  42. pmc Body temperature monitoring and SARS fever hotline, Taiwan
    S Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels
    West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Charleston, 25301, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:373-6. 2004
    ..Among 1,966 calls, fever was recorded in 19% (n = 378); 18 persons at high risk for SARS were identified. In a cross-sectional telephone survey, 95% (n = 1,060) of households knew about the campaign and 7 households reported fever...