Yun Ching Fu

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Affiliation: Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patent foramen ovale
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 3:875-8. 2005
  2. pmc Spontaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus after an episode of Kawasaki disease: a case report
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Med Case Rep 6:36. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The Amplatzer Septal Occluder, a transcatheter device for atrial septal defect closure
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital 160, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Expert Rev Med Devices 5:25-31. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Transcatheter device closure of muscular ventricular septal defect
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Lin Shin Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 52:3-4. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Using multidetector-row CT in neonates with complex congenital heart disease to replace diagnostic cardiac catheterization for anatomical investigation: initial experiences in technical and clinical feasibility
    Tain Lee
    407 Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Pediatr Radiol 36:1273-82. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Norepinephrine induces apoptosis in neonatal rat endothelial cells via down-regulation of Bcl-2 and activation of beta-adrenergic and caspase-2 pathways
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Cardiovasc Res 61:143-51. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Sympathetic activity and myocardial damage after stimulation of dorsal medulla and vagotomy in a novel animal model
    Yung Tsung Chiu
    Department of Education and Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Int J Cardiol 100:401-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint High-dose norepinephrine induces disruption of myocardial extracellular matrix and left ventricular dilatation and dysfunction in a novel feline model
    Yung Tsung Chiu
    Department of Education and Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:343-50. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect using the Amplatzer Septal Occluder: initial results of a single medical center in Taiwan
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 46:17-23. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Influence of ductal size on the results of transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus with coils
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Jpn Heart J 44:395-401. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Patent foramen ovale
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 3:875-8. 2005
    ..Controlled randomized trials are well underway to address this issue...
  2. pmc Spontaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus after an episode of Kawasaki disease: a case report
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Med Case Rep 6:36. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  3. ncbi request reprint The Amplatzer Septal Occluder, a transcatheter device for atrial septal defect closure
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital 160, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Expert Rev Med Devices 5:25-31. 2008
    ..It is safe, user-friendly and effective in closing a wide range of sizes of secundum ASD and has arguably become the most popular device in the world...
  4. doi request reprint Transcatheter device closure of muscular ventricular septal defect
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Lin Shin Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 52:3-4. 2011
    ..Many reports have shown that transcatheter device closure of muscular VSDs is effective and safe. It has no scar, less pain, shorter hospital stay, and less cost compared to the traditional open heart surgery...
  5. ncbi request reprint Using multidetector-row CT in neonates with complex congenital heart disease to replace diagnostic cardiac catheterization for anatomical investigation: initial experiences in technical and clinical feasibility
    Tain Lee
    407 Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Pediatr Radiol 36:1273-82. 2006
    ..Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, which has a small but recognized risk, is usually performed if echocardiography fails to provide a confident evaluation of the lesions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Norepinephrine induces apoptosis in neonatal rat endothelial cells via down-regulation of Bcl-2 and activation of beta-adrenergic and caspase-2 pathways
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Cardiovasc Res 61:143-51. 2004
    ..Recent reports have suggested that endothelial dysfunction is an important target for future therapies of heart failure. However, whether NE can induce endothelial apoptosis and its mechanism remains unknown...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sympathetic activity and myocardial damage after stimulation of dorsal medulla and vagotomy in a novel animal model
    Yung Tsung Chiu
    Department of Education and Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Int J Cardiol 100:401-7. 2005
    ..This model may be applicable for studying protective effect of drugs on myocardial dysfunction and damage caused by sympathetic hyperexcitation occurring in brain diseases...
  8. ncbi request reprint High-dose norepinephrine induces disruption of myocardial extracellular matrix and left ventricular dilatation and dysfunction in a novel feline model
    Yung Tsung Chiu
    Department of Education and Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:343-50. 2006
    ..Intravenous norepinephrine (NE) at a dose of 1-6 microg/kg/minute can induce increased extracellular matrix (ECM) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a higher dose of NE on cardiac remodeling...
  9. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect using the Amplatzer Septal Occluder: initial results of a single medical center in Taiwan
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 46:17-23. 2005
    ..In conclusion, transcatheter closure of secundum ASD using the Amplatzer Septal Occluder is safe and effective, with a very low complication rate...
  10. ncbi request reprint Influence of ductal size on the results of transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus with coils
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Jpn Heart J 44:395-401. 2003
    ..PDA with a size > or = 3 mm may need other treatment strategies or other devices to achieve better results...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary edema of enterovirus 71 encephalomyelitis is associated with left ventricular failure: implications for treatment
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Pediatr Pulmonol 35:263-8. 2003
    ..Left ventricular function is the major determinant of outcome. Early recognition of heart failure and aggressive cardiac intervention are life-saving. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2003; 35:263-268...
  12. ncbi request reprint Combined transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus: report of two cases
    Chi Lin Ho
    Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 47:197-9. 2006
    ..Based on our limited experience, closing the PDA before the ASD may be a better option...
  13. ncbi request reprint MDCT evaluation after closure of atrial septal defect with an Amplatzer septal occluder
    Tain Lee
    Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung Harbor Rd, Taichung 407, Taiwan, Republic of China
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:W431-9. 2007
    ..The essay describes the protocol for and interpretation of MDCT scans in the evaluation of patients after insertion of an Amplatzer septal occluder...
  14. doi request reprint Spontaneous regression of a large ductus arteriosus aneurysm in a neonate
    I Chen Tsai
    Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Pediatr 153:143. 2008
  15. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter implantation of intravascular stents for postoperative residual stenosis of peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis
    Betau Hwang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, ROC
    Angiology 55:493-8. 2004
    ..Since children are growing with age, a long-term follow-up study to evaluate the effects and possible problems of stent implantation is mandatory...
  16. ncbi request reprint Discordance between dipyridamole stress technetium-99m tetrofosmin single photon emission computed tomography and coronary angiography in patients with Kawasaki disease
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 18:357-62. 2002
    ..We concluded that poor agreement exists between coronary angiographic and Tc-TF myocardial perfusion SPECT findings with coronary stenoses and abnormal myocardial perfusion in children with KD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Discordance between dipyridamole stress Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT and coronary angiography in patients with Kawasaki disease
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Nucl Cardiol 9:41-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the agreement between dipyridamole stress technetium 99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and coronary angiography in these patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of exercise on asymptomatic children with an isolated aberrant subclavian artery
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Acta Cardiol 65:231-7. 2010
    ..Most cases are asymptomatic and found incidentally.This study was conducted to estimate the occult exercise-induced oesophago-tracheal compression (EIETC) in children with isolated aSCA found by screening echocardiography...
  19. doi request reprint Comparisons of mechanical versus phase-array intracardiac echocardiography-assisted transseptal puncture in patients with dilated left atrium undergoing percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy
    Kae Woei Liang
    Cardiovascular Center, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 160 Section 3 Taichung Kang Road, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Chin Med Assoc 73:471-6. 2010
    ..However, there are few reports comparing the new-generation mechanical versus phase-array ICE-guided transseptal puncture in PTMC...
  20. doi request reprint Correctness of multi-detector-row computed tomography for diagnosing mechanical prosthetic heart valve disorders using operative findings as a gold standard
    I Chen Tsai
    Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Eur Radiol 19:857-67. 2009
    ..Except for images impaired by severe beam-hardening artifacts, MDCT provides excellent delineation of prosthetic valve disorders...
  21. ncbi request reprint Gradual pulmonary artery enhancement: new sign of septal defects on CT
    I Chen Tsai
    Department of Radiology, 407, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No 160, Section 3, Taichung Harbor Rd, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:1660-4. 2007
    ..Our purpose was to qualitatively and quantitatively examine a new sign called gradual pulmonary artery enhancement...
  22. ncbi request reprint Norepinephrine induces apoptosis in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes through a reactive oxygen species-TNF alpha-caspase signaling pathway
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Education and Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Cardiovasc Res 62:558-67. 2004
    ..Until now, the role of TNF and its relationship to ROS in NE-induced apoptosis of cardiomyocytes have never been investigated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Isolated neonatal ductus arteriosus aneurysm
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:342-7. 2002
    ..A prospective study was performed to evaluate the incidence, clinical manifestations and outcome of ductus arteriosus aneurysm (DAA) in full-term neonates...
  24. doi request reprint Extracorporeal life support for critical enterovirus 71 rhombencephalomyelitis: long-term neurologic follow-up
    Hsiu Fen Lee
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Pediatr Neurol 46:225-30. 2012
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Stretched size of atrial septal defect predicted by intracardiac echocardiography
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University
    Int Heart J 51:56-9. 2010
    ..2% (formula 2). The stretched size of ASD predicted by ICE exhibited good agreement with the standard stretched size. This prediction provides helpful information, especially if balloon sizing cannot be adequately performed...
  26. doi request reprint Neonatal cardiac multidetector row CT: why and how we do it
    I Chen Tsai
    Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No 160, Sec 3, Taichung Harbor Road, Taichung 407, Republic of China Taiwan
    Pediatr Radiol 38:438-51. 2008
    ..We describe the role of MDCT in neonatal congenital heart disease and offer tips for the scanning procedure to familiarize radiologists with this developing field...
  27. doi request reprint Extracorporeal life support for treatment of children with enterovirus 71 infection-related cardiopulmonary failure
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Department of Paediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung 40705, Taiwan
    Intensive Care Med 36:520-7. 2010
    ..In such cases, intensive cardiorespiratory support is essential for survival. In this study, we report our experience in the treatment of EV71-related CPF with extracorporeal life support (ECLS)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular dysfunction in children with fulminant enterovirus 71 infection: an evaluation of the clinical course
    Fang Liang Huang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1020-4. 2002
    ..The clinical experience indicates that the rapid death associated with fulminant enterovirus rhombencephalitis is the result of rapid cardiogenic shock rather than neurogenic pulmonary edema...
  29. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter therapy of Lutembacher syndrome
    Chi Lin Ho
    Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 70:253-6. 2007
    ..Here, we describe a 28-year-old female with Lutembacher syndrome who benefited from combined transcatheter therapy of balloon valvuloplasty for MS and device closure for ASD with an Amplatzer septal occluder...
  30. ncbi request reprint A rare vascular ring caused by an aberrant right subclavian artery concomitant with the common carotid trunk: a report of two cases
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, and Medical College, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 22:253-6. 2006
    ..Surgical intervention was not performed in either case because of lack of vascular ring-related symptoms. The incidence, clinical symptoms, pathogenesis and management of this rare vascular ring are discussed below...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prediction of ductus arteriosus closure by neonatal screening echocardiography
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 20:255-62. 2004
    ..We reported the incidence, clinical manifestations and outcome of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in full-term infants by screening echocardiography...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comparison of right atrial pressure and central venous pressures measured at various anatomical locations in children
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 46:82-6. 2005
    ..To compare the right atrial pressure to the central venous pressures measured at different points in spontaneously breathing children and try to find a formula to estimate right atrial pressure by central venous pressure measurement...
  33. ncbi request reprint Visualization of neonatal coronary arteries on multidetector row CT: ECG-gated versus non-ECG-gated technique
    I Chen Tsai
    Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No 160, Sec 3, Taichung Harbor Road, Taichung, 407, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Pediatr Radiol 37:818-25. 2007
    ..Multidetector CT (MDCT) seems to be a promising tool for detection of neonatal coronary arteries, but whether the ECG-gated or non-ECG-gated technique should be used has not been established...
  34. doi request reprint Hybrid therapy for interrupted aortic arch with aortopulmonary window in a low birth weight infant
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 78:945-7. 2011
    ..Hybrid procedure avoids long-term central line insertion and guarantees ductal flow. It also avoids the side effects from prostaglandin infusion...
  35. ncbi request reprint Vascular ring due to double aortic arch with atretic left arch and left ligamentum arteriosum: report of one case
    Yin Tai Hong
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No 160, Sec 3, Chung Kang Road, Taichung 40705, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 44:168-70. 2003
    ..The ring was formed by a right aortic arch, atretic left arch and left ligamentum arteriosum. Following surgical division of the ligamentum arteriosum and the atretic left arch, the symptoms subsequently improved...
  36. ncbi request reprint Vertebral and carotid artery anomalies in patients with aberrant right subclavian arteries
    I Chen Tsai
    Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No 160, Sec 3, Taichung Harbor Road, Taichung 407, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Pediatr Radiol 37:1007-12. 2007
    ..There is little published evidence regarding the patterns and prevalence of vertebral artery (VA) and common carotid artery (CCA) anomalies in patients with an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSCA)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Balloon valvuloplasty for critical aortic stenosis in two infants
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 160, Sec 3, Chung Kang Road, Taichung 407, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 44:365-7. 2003
    ..The advantages include no need of bypass or general anesthesia, shortened hospital course, reduced exposure to blood product, and no scar...
  38. ncbi request reprint Peritoneal dialysis in children with acute renal failure after open heart surgery
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, No 160, Sec 3, Chung Kang Road, Taichung 407, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 44:89-92. 2003
    ..In our limited experience, PD is a safe and effective method for managing patients with acute renal failure after open heart surgery...
  39. doi request reprint B-type natriuretic peptide in children with atrial or ventricular septal defect: a cardiac catheterization study
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Department of Paediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Biomarkers 17:166-71. 2012
    ..5, the sensitivity and specificity were 28%, 100% in all patients at a plasma BNP cut-off point of 15 pg/mL. We concluded that a BNP > 15 pg/mL would help identify patients who need further intervention...
  40. doi request reprint Giant coronary aneurysms developed in a child of Kawasaki disease with only 3 days of fever
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cardiol Young 20:339-41. 2010
    ..However, giant coronary aneurysms developed later. This patient reminds us that coronary complications could happen even the fever is less than 5 days. Criteria of fever duration might need reconsideration...
  41. doi request reprint Global and regional wall motion abnormalities of pacing-induced heart failure assessed by multi-detector row CT: a patient and canine model study
    I Chen Tsai
    Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:223-35. 2010
    ..These findings were successfully reproduced in the canine model. We found that RVA pacing can result in impaired regional wall thickening and regional wall motion, particularly in segments near the pacing lead...
  42. ncbi request reprint Initial clinical experience of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography in neonates with isolated congenital ductus arteriosus aneurysm
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 105:300-5. 2005
    ..This prospective study used real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) to assist in evaluation of neonatal DAA...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prediction of ductus arteriosus closure by neonatal screening echocardiography
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 20:349-56. 2004
    ..We reported the incidence, clinical manifestations and outcome of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in full-term infants by screening echocardiography...
  44. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of Tc-99m HMPAO-labeled WBC heart scan to predict impaired ventricular function and coronary artery dilation in children with Kawasaki disease
    Hsiu Bao Hsu
    Division of Cardiology, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiol 92:65-9. 2003
    ..9%, respectively. Our findings suggest that significant carditis determined by Tc-99m HMPAO-labeled WBC heart scan can accurately predict impaired ventricular function and coronary artery dilation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Discordance between dipyridamole technetium-99m-sestamibi myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography and two-dimensional echocardiography in Kawasaki disease--a preliminary report
    Ping Chung Lee
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 18:343-8. 2002
    ..We concluded that the most of the KD children had aneurysms or abnormal myocardial perfusion. However, poor agreement exists between 2D-Echo and Tc-MIBI SPECT findings with aneurysms and abnormal myocardial perfusion in patients with KD...
  46. ncbi request reprint Device closure of large atrial septal defects: technical considerations
    Yun Ching Fu
    Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:30-3. 2007
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Diagnostic values of a single serum biomarker at different time points compared with Alvarado score and imaging examinations in pediatric appendicitis
    Han Ping Wu
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, ROC
    J Surg Res 174:272-7. 2012
    ..We further compared the diagnostic values of these serum biomarkers with the Alvarado score and imaging examinations...
  48. doi request reprint MDCT evaluation of congenital mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa aneurysm: implications for the aetiology and differential diagnosis
    I Chen Tsai
    Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pediatr Radiol 39:80-3. 2009
    ..Multidetector-row CT (MDCT) surpassed echocardiography in delineating the intracardiac anatomical details with high spatial resolution, confirming the important problem-solving role of MDCT in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease...
  49. ncbi request reprint Elastin gene study of infants with isolated congenital ductus arteriosus aneurysm
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Acta Cardiol 64:363-9. 2009
    ..To investigate whether isolated congenital ductus arteriosus aneurysm (DAA) is caused by loss of function of mutations in the elastin gene (ELN), we screened the elastin gene, which has been proposed as a candidate gene in DAA...
  50. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter therapy of Budd-Chiari syndrome in a child after liver transplantation: report of one case
    Chi Lin Ho
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 48:276-9. 2007
    ..After successful balloon angioplasty of the hepatic vein stenosis, the stenosis of the inferior vena cava improved significantly. The ascites resolved soon, and no more happened up to 8 months' follow-up...
  51. ncbi request reprint Verapamil sensitive idiopathic ventricular tachycardia in an infant
    Jiaan Der Wang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Jpn Heart J 44:667-71. 2003
    ..According to an electrocardiogram and her clinical response, verapamil-sensitive idiopathic ventricular tachycardia was diagnosed with the arrhythmic origin in the left posterior fascicle...
  52. doi request reprint Refractory ventricular tachycardia in a long QT syndrome child successfully controlled by left cardiac sympathetic denervation
    Jih Chin Chang
    Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Pediatr neonatol 53:378-83. 2012
    ..Here we present a girl 20 months of age with refractory ventricular tachycardia due to long QT syndrome successfully treated by left cardiac sympathetic denervation. There was no significant complication...
  53. pmc Stent implantation for a totally occluded right coronary artery in a six-year-old boy after Kawasaki disease: a case report
    Ya Chi Hsu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Med Case Rep 6:111. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  54. doi request reprint Stool color card screening for biliary atresia
    Jui Ju Tseng
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Pediatrics 128:e1209-15. 2011
    ..Early Kasai operation is the gold standard of treatment. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of stool color card screening by using claims data from the National Health Insurance Research Database...
  55. doi request reprint Sizing of atrial septal defects by intracardiac echocardiography for device closures
    Jen Chung Chien
    Department of Pediatrics, Lo Tung Pohai Hospital, Ilan, Republic of China
    J Chin Med Assoc 71:399-405. 2008
    ..In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and accuracy of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) for sizing ASDs compared with conventional methods...
  56. doi request reprint Dislodgment of port-a-cath catheters in children
    Chi Lin Ho
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 49:179-82. 2008
    ..Port-a-cath catheters are frequently used in children with malignancies. Their dislodgment is rare, but carries potentially serious risks. This study analyzed our 11-year experience of this important issue...
  57. doi request reprint The association between Kawasaki disease and allergic diseases, from infancy to school age
    Yi Jing Tsai
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
    Allergy Asthma Proc 34:467-72. 2013
    ..The atopic tendency persists until school age. Additional studies are needed to elucidate the underlying determinants of this distinct immune phenotype. ..
  58. pmc Comparative effectiveness of intravenous immunoglobulin for children with Kawasaki disease: a nationwide cohort study
    Ming Chih Lin
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e63399. 2013
    ..However, nationwide studies with longitudinal follow-up are still lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of immunoglobulin preparations from a nationwide perspective...
  59. ncbi request reprint Norepinephrine induces apoptosis in neonatal rat endothelial cells via a ROS-dependent JNK activation pathway
    Yun Ching Fu
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Apoptosis 11:2053-63. 2006
    ..Antioxidants may be useful in the prevention and management of NE-mediated endothelial apoptosis during heart failure...
  60. doi request reprint Diagnosing appendicitis at different time points in children with right lower quadrant pain: comparison between Pediatric Appendicitis Score and the Alvarado score
    Han Ping Wu
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    World J Surg 36:216-21. 2012
    ..This study was designed to compare the diagnostic value of the Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) with that of the Alvarado score based on different time points in children with right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain...
  61. doi request reprint Endovascular stent for coarctation of the aorta in a child and review of the literature
    Hsu Ting Cheng
    Department of Pediatrics, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 52:237-9. 2011
    ..After implantation of a 16-mm-diameter stent, the systolic pressure gradient decreased from 22mmHg to 0mmHg. Annual follow-up for 6 years showed normal blood pressure, no exercise intolerance, and no recoarctation...
  62. doi request reprint Pseudopulmonary artery sling in a 22q11 deletion newborn with tetralogy of Fallot and isolated left subclavian artery
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Echocardiography 25:931-3. 2008
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Pyuria is not always sterile in children with Kawasaki disease
    Sheng Ling Jan
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Pediatr Int 52:113-7. 2010
    ..Although Kawasaki disease (KD) often presents with sterile pyuria, bacterial pyuria (urinary tract infection [UTI]) occasionally occurs...
  64. doi request reprint A follow-up study of neonatal interatrial shunt with echocardiography until twelve to fifteen months of age
    Chi Lin Ho
    Department of Pediatrics, Cheng Ching Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Pediatr neonatol 49:234-9. 2008
    ..To assess the incidence and natural history of full-term neonates with interatrial shunt (IAS)...
  65. doi request reprint Early activation of myocardial matrix metalloproteinases and degradation of cardiac troponin I after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Nai Nu Lin
    Department of Medical Education and Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Surg Res 179:e41-8. 2013
    ..Here, we examined the temporal profiles of MMPs and cTnI in plasma and myocardial tissue in the acute stage of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
  66. doi request reprint Clinical significance of blood pressure ratios in hypertensive crisis in children
    Han Ping Wu
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arch Dis Child 97:200-5. 2012
    ..The present work aimed to determine the effect of different gradings of blood pressure (BP) ratios in predicting the severity of paediatric hypertensive crisis...
  67. ncbi request reprint Application with repeated serum biomarkers in pediatric appendicitis in clinical surgery
    Han Ping Wu
    Department of Pediatrics, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taichung Branch, Tanzih, Taichung 42743, Taiwan
    Pediatr Surg Int 26:161-6. 2010
    ..To apply the repeated serum laboratory tests in diagnosing acute appendicitis in children with suspected appendicitis...
  68. doi request reprint Immediate change in pulmonary venous flow pattern after deployment of occluder device for atrial septal defect
    Wei Wen Lin
    Cardiovascular Center, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, R O C
    Echocardiography 26:452-8. 2009
    ..Pulmonary venous forward flow decreases following atrial septal defect (ASD) closure...
  69. ncbi request reprint Too big became too small
    Yun Ching Fu
    Int J Cardiol 93:75-6. 2004
  70. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic change of a large left ventricular thrombus during resolution
    Yun Ching Fu
    Int J Cardiol 94:327-8. 2004
  71. ncbi request reprint Intra-cardiac echocardiography guided trans-septal puncture in patients with dilated left atrium undergoing percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy
    Kae Woei Liang
    Int J Cardiol 117:418-21. 2007
    ..Our preliminary result showed that ICE safely and effectively guided trans-septal puncture for PTMC in patients with dilated left atrium (>or=5.5 cm), thus eliminating contrast medium usage and avoiding unnecessary longer X-ray exposure...
  72. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects using the new Amplatzer membranous VSD occluder: results of the U.S. phase I trial
    Yun Ching Fu
    Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Comer Children s Hospital, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:319-25. 2006
    ..Golden Valley, Minnesota) in the U.S...