Tzee-Chung Wu's research while affiliated with Taipei Veterans General Hospital and other places

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Background: In children, fruit and vegetable allergies are often overlooked compared with well-known allergies such as those to eggs, milk, and shellfish. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze fruit and vegetable allergies in children, including prevalence, types of food allergens, clinical presentation, management, and associated comorbid atopic...
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Background Non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of pediatric chronic liver disease, which is highly associated with obesity. Transient elastography together with anthropometric values including waist‐to‐height ratio (WHtR) and body mass index (BMI) z‐score prove to be a more precise diagnostic method of NAFLD than ultrason...
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Background: This study aimed to elucidate predictors of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected subjects. Methods: Transient elastography was performed to define liver fibrosis in 533 chronic HBV-infected patients at 30.72 ± 0.57 years of age. Protein array was performed on serum samples and lysates of Huh7 cells transfected wit...
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Background: Despite a rising incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Taiwan, the clinical presentation of IBDs in this population has yet to be well characterized. Therefore, the aim of our study was to identify and describe the clinical features of gastrointestinal (GI) complications and extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) of IBDs in t...
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In recent years, the number of people around the world who suffer from fruit allergies has increased. Mango can induce anaphylaxis, and two major mango allergens have been identified – Man i 1 and Man i 2. Apart from their molecular weights and pI values, no other information about them is known. This work identifies the DNA and amino acid sequence...
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Background and objectives: Fast-food consumption has greatly increased in Taiwan. Frequent fast food intake is associated with both allergy and obesity. The aim of this study was to describe fast food habit changes, and to assess the relationship between fast food intake and the risk of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) among Taiwanese...
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Background: To evaluate if a severity score could differentiate the severity of children with nontyphoid salmonellosis; clinical outcomes of antimicrobial therapy in nontyphoid salmonellosis children with different severities. Methods: Admitted children with nontyphoid salmonellosis from 1996 to 2009 were monitored. Enrolled patients were divide...

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... Elastography is becoming an imaging modality that is gaining favor and is increasingly used in evaluating and monitoring hepatic fibrosis in children. 15 In summary, disorders of the gastrointestinal system are common in children, and as a general pediatrician, I am often the first point of contact for children presenting with these disorders. The task of identifying the child with the organic or more serious disease out of the large number of children with non-organic or self-limiting illness can be daunting but consideration of a broad differential diagnosis and recognition of "red-flag" symptoms can be helpful. ...
... the factors associated with baseline serum IL-1β levels that are possibly involved in HBV reactivation or reappearance during DAA treatment, we analyzed the association between the baseline serum IL-1β level and the IL-1β rs16944 SNP in patients with previous HBV infection, those with or without HBV reactivation or reappearance during DAA therapy, and HCV-infected patients without resolved HBV infection. The IL-1β rs16944 SNP is reported to be associated with serum IL-1β levels 25 . Figure 4A shows the association between baseline serum IL-1β levels and the IL-1β rs16944 SNP in HCV-infected patients with or without resolved HBV infection (n = 50). ...
... Compared with the general population, inflammatory bowel disease has a higher incidence of colorectal polyps [39] and colon cancer [40,41]. The proposed method may be used to predict the severity of intestinal mucosal pathological outcomes of inflammatory bowel disease in the future. ...
... Furthermore, an elevated risk of FGID is observed in adolescent and children because of fastfood consumption. 37 This pioneering cross-sectional study provides new insights into eating habits, and we disclosed relevant underlying risk factors that can induce obesity among students. Analysis of our study is not devoid of limitations. ...
... De Pascale et al. 10.3389/fpls.2023.1093074 Hoffmann-Sommergruber, 2011; Tsai et al., 2017;Chebib et al., 2022). Figure 4 summarizes the relative representation of allergenic proteins in fruits of the persimmon accessions here investigated, with possible implications on the allergic impact of corresponding pomes. ...
... The severity and length of illness can be treated by antibiotic therapeutics (Hu et al., 2014). However, the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella has reduced the efficacy of commonly prescribed antimicrobials that treat salmonellosis (Wasyl et al., 2015;Iwamoto et al., 2017;Tyson et al., 2017;Duong et al., 2018). ...
... The current article will not deal with these "by-proxy" constellations, which represent a separate entity and are also ethically and legally complex. Factitious disorders "for proxy" (symptoms that benefit others) and "by Google" or "by internet" (stories of illness disseminated on the internet) have also been described, depending on the purpose or means of deception (1,(12)(13)(14)(15)(16). ...
... Gastrostomy feeding device (GD) placement is a common pediatric procedure associated with frequent complications and significant hospital resource utilization. [1][2][3] Most complications are associated with long-term device maintenance and include excess granulation tissue, infection, device dysfunction, peritonitis, pain, and leakage. [4,5] Beyond the risk of complications, each tube requires intensive ongoing care after placement both at home and by medical professionals. ...