Cheng Hung Li

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Two cases of hereditary diabetes insipidus (DI) are described, with an autopsy finding in one. The patients were brothers and 7 other relatives had symptoms of DI. The transmission of the disease in this family seemed to be an autosomal dominant trait with incomplete penetration. Both patients had the incomplete type of DI, which is diagnosed by the(More)
The response of plasma arginine vasopressin (AVP) to 14 h water deprivation was investigated in 30 healthy elderly individuals ranging in age from 63 to 87 years, with a mean age of 76.5 years. The mean AVP concentrations, both at normal hydration and after the water deprivation test, were significantly lower than those in the young. Moreover, the post-test(More)
BACKGROUND The atrial substrate in chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with a left atrial spontaneous echo contrast (LASEC) has not been previously reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the atrial substrate properties and long-term follow-up results in the patients who received catheter ablation of chronic AF. METHODS Of 36 consecutive(More)
Two male patients with achondroplastic dwarfism aged 7-5/12 and 14(1/2) years were treated with human growth hormone 5 mg daily. Both showed nitrogen retention on balance studies, the older second patient to a marked degree. In the younger patient, height increased from 95.4 to 106.3 cm on hgh 5 mg daily alone for 14 out of 24 months. The rate of growth(More)
Detection of serum antibody of hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) with ELISA kits was performed in 315 parturients and their newborns. The results indicated that some of the infants, born of mothers infected with HCV were also anti-HCV positive, and a high positive rate of abnormal maternal hepato-function harbored a markedly positive rate of anti-HCV both in(More)
Intravenous succinylcholine (SCh) is widely used as a muscle relaxant but it is often associated with adverse effects, including muscle fasciculations, postoperative myalgia, elevated serum potassium (K+) and creatine phosphokinase (CPK), etc. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of pretreatment with Diphenylhydantoin (DPH) or(More)
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