Cheng-Chih Liu

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Twenty Wistar and 20 Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats were divided into two diet copper intake groups at 5 wk of age. One group was fed 18 mg Cu as cupric carbonate/kg feed and the other group 100 mg Cu/kg feed. The basal diet was formulated after the AIN-76 diet. Animals were fed their respective diets until 20 wk of age. At age 8, 14, and 20 wk rats were(More)
This article furthers our understanding of the cost of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery by analyzing the extent to which preoperative correlates of cost differ among hospitals. A total of 2828 patient who underwent bypass surgery at 3 hospitals (2 teaching and 1 nonteaching) were analyzed. The preoperative correlates of direct variable cost(More)
The Health Care Financing Administration began the Medicare Participating Heart Bypass Center Demonstration in 1991, in which hospitals and physicians are paid a single negotiated global price for all inpatient care for heart bypass patients. This article analyzed the changes in total and departmental direct variable costs during the 1991-1993 period using(More)
Cooperative communication has been shown that it is an effective way to achieve spatial diversity in order to combat the user-outage caused by effects fading channel. Except for amplify-and-forward (AF) and decode-and-forward (DF), compressed-and-forward (CF) is also an efficient forwarding strategy. In the existing CF protocol, the relay will switch to the(More)
The problem of empty houses in Taiwan continues to concern the public. The Government currently conducts housing survey to detect the number of empty houses every year. But, no systematic analysis of the monitoring and early warning programme has been undertaken to improve the situation. This study formulated dynamics and genetic artificial Neural Network(More)
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