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  • A thank you letter from Adam's Father
    10-Year-Old French Boy Finds His Confident Smile Through Speech Therapy at NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch

    10-Year-Old French Boy Finds His Confident Smile Through Speech Therapy at NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch

    NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch Center for International Health recently celebrated a heartwarming success story that highlights the transformative power of specialized medical care. Adam, a 10-year-old French boy, overcame significant speech challenges through the dedicated efforts of the International Outpatient Clinic's medical professionals.o:p>/o:p> Adam, a lively yet somewhat shy boy, belongs to a multinational family. His father is French, and his mother is Brazilian, and the family frequently relocates due to his father's job. Currently residing in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Adam is fluent in French, Portuguese, and English. However, in late 2023, Adam’s parents noticed that he had difficulty correctly pronouncing sounds like "sh", "z", and "s". This issue affected his interactions with schoolmates, causing distress for Adam, who needs peer companionship during this crucial stage of his development.o:p>/o:p> Finding the Right Helpo:p>/o:p> After thorough research, Adam's parents discovered the NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch Center for International Health. We arranged for Adam to be seen by Dr. Shu-Mei Yang from the Rehabilitation Department and Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Hui-An Huang through the International Outpatient Clinic. The clinic is renowned for its dedicated nursing staff who accompany international patients, reducing language barriers and ensuring a smooth and reassuring experience from appointment scheduling, consultations, tests, and medication pickup to follow-up care.o:p>/o:p> Expert Care and Personalized Treatmento:p>/o:p> In the special consultation room, Dr. Shu-Mei Yang assessed Adam’s English speaking ability through conversations and picture descriptions, diagnosing him with articulation disorder. Given Adam's age, immediate speech therapy was arranged. Speech therapy sessions were conducted weekly with SLP. Huang, who holds a B.A. of foreign languages and literatures and a M.S. of Speech language pathology. SLP. Huang invited Adam’s parents to join the sessions, believing that speech therapy extends beyond the hospital and should continue at home in daily life. She meticulously analyzed each of Adam’s pronunciation issues and their causes, enabling his parents to provide consistent reminders and corrections at home.o:p>/o:p> Adapting to Festivities and Daily Life in therapyo:p>/o:p> Additionally, the therapy adapted to time and festivities. During Christmas, Adam learned the song "Jingle Bells" in class, practicing sentence connections through singing, which made the lesson enjoyable and enriching. After the class, Adam wrote a Christmas card for SLP. Huang, creating a wonderful holiday memory.o:p>/o:p> Remarkable Progresso:p>/o:p> After five months of intensive therapy, Adam’s father noticed significant improvement. At the end of the school term, he wrote to the clinic to express his gratitude, stating that Adam's teachers unanimously acknowledged the effectiveness of the therapy and mentioned Adam’s progress in class. Encouraged by his father, Adam set a goal to score 80% on a follow-up test. Upon successfully completing the speech therapy, SLP. Huang created a special English certificate for Adam, bringing tears to the normally shy boy’s eyes. He gave SLP. Huang a hug, expressing his gratitude.o:p>/o:p> Long-Term Successo:p>/o:p> Three months after the therapy concluded, Adam returned to the International Outpatient Clinic for a follow-up on his pronunciation. Dr. Shu-Mei Yang and SLP. Huang evaluated him, finding that Adam not only maintained his corrected pronunciation but also made further improvements. The treatment was deemed complete, and no further visits were necessary. The once-shy Adam happily took a photo with the doctor and speech therapist, stepping out of the clinic ready to embrace a more confident life.o:p>/o:p> A Beacon of Hopeo:p>/o:p> “Our International Outpatient Clinic at NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch covers all specialties and is dedicated to providing top-notch care for international patients,” said Dr. Sung Hsi, Huang, the Head of Center for International Health. “Stories like Adam’s inspire us to continue our mission of delivering compassionate and effective healthcare services.”o:p>/o:p> For more information about the services offered at NTUH Hsin-Chu Branch Center for International Health, please contact us at CIH@hch.gov.tw or +886-3-5326151 ext:526780-526781. !--[endif]-->

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  • conquer Neurological Sequelae
    【Tungs' Hospital】47-Year-Old Man with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Neurological Sequelae "Unable to Recognize Mother" Regains New Life after 56 Sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    【Tungs' Hospital】47-Year-Old Man with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Neurological Sequelae "Unable to Recognize Mother" Regains New Life after 56 Sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    A 47-year-old man surnamed Yeh from Taichung City, last year suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning due to accidentally burning charcoal in a confined space late at night during a cold spell. He was rushed by his family to the emergency room of Tung's Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital for urgent treatment and was hospitalized for 5 days before being discharged upon recovery. However, a month after his discharge, he began experiencing symptoms such as altered consciousness, speech impairment, unsteady gait, slow movements, and cognitive impairment. He even experienced incontinence, both urinary and fecal, prompting his family to seek medical attention. He was diagnosed with delayed-onset neurological sequelae due to carbon monoxide poisoning. After undergoing 56 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, he gradually recovered. It is understood that Mr. Yeh, unmarried and residing in QingShui District, lives with his mother and works in agriculture. Last year, he used a charcoal stove for heating at home and forgot to extinguish it before going to bed, leading to carbon monoxide poisoning and emergency hospitalization. Unexpectedly, a month after discharge, he developed delayed-onset neurological sequelae, characterized by cognitive decline, unsteady gait, slow movements, communication difficulties, social withdrawal, and even incontinence.He couldn't recognize his own mother, and he could not even dress himself. Doctor explained that delayed-onset neurological sequelae is a rare consequence of carbon monoxide poisoning, typically occurring within 2 to 40 days after recovery, with a peak incidence around the second week. Symptoms include a range of psychiatric and neurological manifestations such as depression, language disorders, cognitive decline, emotional abnormalities, motor disturbances resembling Parkinson's disease, and others. The exact cause of onset remains unclear, but it is generally believed to involve widespread inflammation after carbon monoxide poisoning, leading to damage to the brain's white matter myelin. Director Wu Ji-Ying of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center at Tung's Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital explained that hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves placing the patient in a pressurized chamber and administering high-concentration, short-duration, intermittent oxygen inhalation to increase oxygen levels in the blood and affected tissues for therapeutic purposes. Research has shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy not only improves tissue oxygenation but also promotes nerve repair, reduces inflammation, and activates stem cells. Thanks to early detection and consistent treatment, Mr. Yeh received hyperbaric oxygen therapy daily, five times a week, for approximately 90 minutes per session over 8 weeks, totaling 40 sessions. Later, based on family requests, he underwent an additional 16 sessions, gradually restoring his cognitive and behavioral abilities. Mr. Yeh expressed gratitude to healthcare professionals, noting that he was initially unable to even dress himself, but now his life is gradually returning to normal. He can drive again and is very thankful for the assistance provided by the medical staff. Vice President Wu Zhao-Xin of Tung's Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital pointed out that the hospital has a 6-person hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber on the 8th floor and three single-person chambers on the basement level, providing patients with a diverse and comfortable treatment environment. Chief of the Emergency Department, Wei Zhi-Wei, emphasized that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is commonly used in emergencies for carbon monoxide poisoning patients. Apart from treating conditions like air embolism and decompression sickness after diving, it has broad applications including diabetic foot ulcers, elderly cognitive decline, dental treatments, and even adapting to conditions such as COVID-19 recovery, cervical spine injuries, hypoxic brain injury, acute stroke, traumatic brain injury, and post-cosmetic surgery. ►mark class="has-inline-color has-ast-global-color-0-color" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">IMS Website/mark> ►mark class="has-inline-color has-ast-global-color-0-color" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">Facebook/mark> ►mark class="has-inline-color has-ast-global-color-0-color" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">Instagram/mark> ►mark class="has-inline-color has-ast-global-color-0-color" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">WhatsApp/mark>

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  • 【Taipei Fertility Center 】 A Remarkable Journey of Pregnancy at Advanced Maternal Age
    【Taipei Fertility Center 】 A Remarkable Journey of Pregnancy at Advanced Maternal Age

    【Taipei Fertility Center 】 A Remarkable Journey of Pregnancy at Advanced Maternal Age

    At 41 years old, after 12 years of attempting to conceive with an AMH of 0.65 ng/mL, her path was undeniably arduous. This challenging case demanded racing against time and strategically focusing treatment where it truly mattered. Drawing on years of accumulated clinical experience, Dr. Lin planned 2 consecutive cycles of egg retrieval, cultivating embryos initially without performing PGS. The first transfer involved 2 embryos, but unfortunately it failed. Undeterred, the second attempt with 4 embryos resulted in the implantation of 2, with ultimately only 1 successfully developing. Dr. Lin closely monitored this couple's situation, and his dedication paid off when they received the reassuring news of a normal amniocentesis at 28 weeks into a safe pregnancy! Reflecting on their journey, Dr. Lin emotionally expressed, "Caring for them has been incredibly moving, and I feel a profound sense of accomplishment. I'm thankful to my patients for trusting my medical assessments and clinical decisions, and I'm grateful to God for making all of this possible." TFC wishes everyone the best of luck! 📍Opening Hours:www.tfcivf.com/en/outpatient 📍Phone number: +886-2-2725-2333 📍WeChat:tfc_ivf 📍WhatsApp:https://wa.me/886928651058 📍TFC App: iOS Download:https://pse.is/3pj328 Android Download:https://pse.is/3ppxzz#

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  • Persistent Twitches! Mr. Chen’s Journey to Unraveling Spasms in Taiwan
    【Tungs' Hospital】Persistent Twitches! Mr. Chen’s Journey to Unraveling Spasms in Taiwan

    【Tungs' Hospital】Persistent Twitches! Mr. Chen’s Journey to Unraveling Spasms in Taiwan

    Mr. Chen, a gentle and reserved man from Malaysia, was known for his friendly and kind demeanor. However, his life took a turn after a brain tumor surgery over a decade ago. Despite the successful removal of the tumor, he began experiencingmark class="has-inline-color has-ast-global-color-0-color" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">unusual twitching movements/mark>in recent years.These spasms not only caused him to frequently lose balance but also deeply affected his psychological well-being. Mr. Chen, who never expected to face ongoing medical challenges, believed he had overcome all difficulties after his previous surgery. However, reality proved otherwise. Despite seeking medical treatment and undergoing multiple tests in Malaysia, Mr. Chen was told there were no abnormalities. Yet, the involuntary twitching movements persisted, limiting his mobility and undermining his confidence and mental health. Upon a friend’s recommendation, Mr. Chen decided to seek professional guidance and treatment atTungs’ Hospital in Taiwan. There, the medical team conducted a comprehensive evaluation and examination, revealing that his symptoms were caused bymark class="has-inline-color has-ast-global-color-0-color" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">neural discharges resulting from epilepsy/mark>. The healthcare professionals at Tungs’ Hospital meticulously analyzed and diagnosed Mr. Chen’s condition, devising a personalized treatment plan for him. In light of Mr. Chen’s symptoms, the physicians recommended undergoing a procedure to implant amark class="has-inline-color has-ast-global-color-1-color" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">responsive neurostimulator/mark>. This surgery, a common neurosurgical procedure used to treat neurological disorders like epilepsy, involves implanting an electronic device into the brain or other relevant areas to regulate and control abnormal neural activity. The procedure, performed by a specialized neurosurgical team, ensures the surgery’s safety and effectiveness. Although the surgery carries certain risks and potential complications, for many patients like Mr. Chen, it represents an effective treatment method for improving their quality of life and managing their symptoms. Mr. Chen’s visit to Tungs’ Hospital left a lasting impression on him. He will always be grateful for the hope and answers provided by the hospital. Despite the challenges of his treatment journey, Mr. Chen knows that with the support of a professional medical team, he can overcome any obstacle. If you have further questions, you can visit our website or inquire on various social media platforms: ►mark class="has-inline-color has-ast-global-color-0-color" style="box-sizing: inherit; background-image: initial; background-position: 0px 0px; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">IMS Website ► Facebook ► Instagram ► WhatsApp/mark>

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  • Thyroid Nodule
    【Tungs' Hospital】Peculiar Sensation of Obstruction in British Engineer's Throat, Leading to Difficulty in Breathing!!

    【Tungs' Hospital】Peculiar Sensation of Obstruction in British Engineer's Throat, Leading to Difficulty in Breathing!!

    Mr. Dave is an engineer working at wind farms along the coast of Taiwan. He visited Tungs' Hospital due to a peculiar sensation of obstruction in his throat, leading to difficulty breathing. Seeking answers, he went to the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, where Dr. Yi-Ting Kuo performed an ultrasound examination. The diagnosis revealed that he had a thyroid nodule, prompting the extraction of a sample for further analysis. Fortunately, the results showed that the thyroid nodule was benign. Dr. Kuo promptly referred Dave to the Thyroid Ablation ANTD Image-guided Therapy Department for Alcohol Ablation Treatment. Despite initial nervousness, Dave bravely underwent the treatment, and he said it wasn’t as painful as he thought it would be. After a successful treatment, Dave regained smooth breathing, marking a satisfying conclusion to his medical journey. -- Thyroid Nodules: According to statistics, approximately 20% of people over 40 have thyroid nodules. These nodules, which are palpable lumps beneath the skin, may present as fluid-filled cysts or solid tumors, often without noticeable symptoms. Generally, thyroid nodules do not significantly impact health unless they grow large enough to compress the trachea, esophagus, or recurrent laryngeal nerve, potentially causing swallowing difficulties or hoarseness. Nodules can be classified as benign or malignant, and while the risk of benign nodules transforming into cancerous cells increases with their growth, the likelihood of thyroid nodules developing into thyroid cancer is very low, with fewer than 1 person out of 100 affected. What to do if you have thyroid nodules? Thyroid nodules are typically discovered through routine health examinations or by noticing swelling in the neck. There is no need to panic if abnormalities are detected during examination, as most nodules are benign. Further evaluation through ultrasound can help determine whether the nodules may pose any health risks or become malignant. If the nodules are small (less than 4 centimeters), the risk of thyroid cancer is low, and regular monitoring per the physician's instructions is usually sufficient. If nodules grow large enough to compress the esophagus or trachea, medical attention is warranted, and surgical removal may be recommended following evaluation by a physician. Suspicion of malignant tumors can be confirmed through cell examination via fine-needle aspiration if irregularities, calcifications, or dark appearances are detected during ultrasound. In such cases, surgical intervention may be necessary, followed by radioactive iodine therapy to eradicate cancerous cells in the thyroid gland. Regular follow-up monitoring is typically advised for post-operative care. -- If you have any questions or are interested in medical information, please follow our Facebook page or visit our official website to learn more about healthcare knowledge and become a guardian of health with Tungs' Hospital. ★Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ttmhhimsc/ ★Website:https://tconf.sltung.com.tw/imc/

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  • 【Dr. Wang Reproductive Fertility Center】It Takes A Village To Create A Child
    【Dr. Wang Reproductive Fertility Center】It Takes A Village To Create A Child

    【Dr. Wang Reproductive Fertility Center】It Takes A Village To Create A Child

    An African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child! Our W purpose: It takes a village to create a child at W, no one is an outsider! Let alone TWO child! o:p>/o:p> A 36-year-old Japanese patient, has gone through many times of egg retrieval, embryo PGS, and several miscarriages. Carrying all the hardness and heavy frustration at such a young age is difficult for others to imagine. It’s lucky to be at W, a non-PGS embryo finally makes her pregnant! o:p>/o:p> o:p>/o:p> There is an advantage in W, when you come in W, many doctors will take care of you together regardless of each other! These reproductive doctors and rheumatologist are never worry about transferring patients, they think as a doctor should make you well with whole their heart. The superintendent Dr.Wang says, the pregnant rate is first thing of all, don’t push your patient to do any unnecessary treatment. o:p>/o:p> o:p>/o:p> In Dr.Chen, Superintendent Wang, Dr. Yang’s good hands and discussions, this young couple finally successed without PGS. After carefully picking two embryoes, immunitive use the simple least dose of asprin and heparin plus a low dose of intralipid, finally bring a pair of lovely biracial babies into the world. o:p>/o:p> o:p>/o:p> Ah! A twin is a kind of healing (to us), so as to show the W spirit—A whole village’s love! Our nurses can not help but eager to hold the babies while withdrawing the blood and doing the injections! Our nurses have baby-sitting experiences! Wbestivf nursing home! I encourage you W parents registerd our immursive baby-sitting service as early as possible. (You know it’s only a joke.)o:p>/o:p>

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  • Painful Kidney Stone
    【Tungs' Hospital】Unbearable Pain! Filipino Struggled with Kidney Stones

    【Tungs' Hospital】Unbearable Pain! Filipino Struggled with Kidney Stones

    A Filipino seafarer, during a long voyage at sea, suddenly experienced severe abdominal pain and noticed signs of hematuria in his recent urine. Despite trying to endure it, the pain was too unbearable to ignore, so he decided to seek medical attention immediately upon the advice of the ship's doctor, arranging to go to Tungs' Hospital. After examination, the doctor diagnosed the patient with kidney stones, leading to symptoms such as urinary obstruction and hematuria. Kidney stones are one of the common problems encountered in maritime work. Due to limited food supply and difficulty preserving vegetables onboard, seafarers tend to consume foods high in calcium oxalate and phosphates, such as spinach and beans. Additionally, due to the dietary environment and work pressure onboard, indigestion is also common, leading to the deposition of crystalline substances in the kidneys, forming stones. Through ultrasound examination, it was found that the size of the kidney stones in this patient was approximately 7 millimeters and presented in a round shape. Following the doctor's recommendation, the seafarer underwent flexible ureteroscopy, successfully removing the stones with minimal harm to the body and restoring normal urine flow. Small Facts about flexible ureteroscopy: Flexible ureteroscopy is one of the methods used to treat kidney stones. It is a flexible medical equipment that can be inserted through the urethra into the bladder and urethra for the observation and treatment of kidney stones. Compared to traditional rigid ureteroscopy, this type of ureteroscope is softer, making it easier to navigate through the bends of the urethra and reducing discomfort for the patient. The doctor also reminded him that adopting good dietary habits is an important part of preventing kidney stones, advising him to increase his intake of fruits and vegetables onboard, avoid excessive consumption of foods high in calcium oxalate and phosphates, and pay attention to avoiding diets that are detrimental to kidney health, such as those high in oil and salt. This story serves as a reminder to the public that whether it's seafarers on long voyages or individuals who enjoy drinking beverages and eating meals with sauces, they are all at risk for kidney disease. Maintaining good dietary habits and seeking timely medical assistance can effectively prevent and treat such diseases. -- If you have further questions, you can visit our website or inquire on various social media platforms: ► IMS Website ► Facebook ► Instagram ► WhatsApp

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  • 【Taipei Fertility Center 】Case Sharing from Taiwan
    【Taipei Fertility Center 】Case Sharing from Taiwan

    【Taipei Fertility Center 】Case Sharing from Taiwan

    ..News Anchor Hsu Yun Xiang (Ariane Hsu) froze her embryos five years ago with Dr. Tzeng's help. The plan of having a second child has been put off because she had a hectic life with her schooling, career, and family.. News Anchor Ariane said: “I eventually finished my thesis last year, and I felt it was time to bring the child home. I felt no concern even though I was going to need injections and medication because I told myself these are guardian shots, and these shots are able to keep my baby safe in the womb. During the treatment, once again, Dr. Tzeng exceeded our expectations. We are so fortunate that transferring of the single embryo resulted in success after just one attempt. Our baby "moved in" with ease. 🤩 I chose TFC Taipei Fertility Center due to Dr. Tzeng, who is called the father of IVF in Taiwan because he created the very first IVF baby in Taiwan. Moreover, TFC provides round-the-clock support with empathetic and experienced medical professionals. I was well taken care of during the whole treatment.” With Ariane's effort and perseverance, she is expecting her second child in 2024. "Believe in yourself! You might catch the sweet cadence of joyous heartbeats.🧡" 📍Opening Hours:www.tfcivf.com/en/outpatient 📍Phone number: +886-2-2725-2333 📍WeChat:tfc_ivf 📍WhatsApp:https://wa.me/886928651058 📍TFC App: iOS Download:https://pse.is/3pj328 Android Download:https://pse.is/3ppxzz#

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  • Tungs' Formosa SOS transfering the patient
    【Tungs' Hospital】Journey Home: A Malaysian Patient's Liver Cancer Treatment at Tungs' Hospital

    【Tungs' Hospital】Journey Home: A Malaysian Patient's Liver Cancer Treatment at Tungs' Hospital

    (Tungs' Formosa SOS carefully transfering the patient) A patient from Malaysia sought treatment at Tungs' Hospital due to liver cancer. Admitted in July 2023, the patient underwent six months of hospitalization. Under the attentive care of Tungs' Hospital, the patient's condition stabilized. With comprehensive planning and arrangements by Tungs' Hospital Formosa SOS team, the patient safely returned to their homeland Malaysia.

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