Chi-Hsien Chang

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P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP) expressions as well as Tc-99m methoxisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) images were assessed in 25 patients hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Tc-99m MIBI imaging was performed 10 minutes after intravenous injection of 20 mCi Tc-99m MIBI. Using immunohistochemical staining, 60% of the HCC lesions(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Prompt treatments for acute calculous cholecystitis can reduce both mortality and morbidity. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the impact of the Tokyo guidelines on management of patients with acute cholecystitis. METHODS The records of patients admitted due to acute calculous cholecystitis were collected between January(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although antidepressants have been used for decades in treating patients with functional abdominal syndromes, how they influence gastrointestinal motility remains unclear. We aimed to assess the role of depression in functional dyspepsia, and the effect of antidepressants on the functional dyspepsia patients' symptoms and gastric(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Abnormal gastric slow-wave frequencies have been observed in diabetic gastroparesis and are associated with impaired antral motor activity. In this study, we aimed at evaluating the effect of acupuncture on gastric slow waves in diabetic patients with symptoms suggesting gastric motor dysfunction. METHODS Fifteen patients with type II(More)
A selective phospholipase D (PLD) inhibitor 5-fluoro-2-indolyl des-chlorohalopemide (FIPI) inhibited the O(2)(-) generation and cell migration but not degranulation in formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMLP)-stimulated rat neutrophils. A novel benzyl indazole compound 2-benzyl-3-(4-hydroxymethylphenyl)indazole (CHS-111), which inhibited O(2)(-) generation and cell(More)
Polyphenols are natural antioxidants that are thought to contribute to prevention of cardiovascular disease and malignancy. Although many studies have been carried out to investigate the chemopreventive role of flavonoids, less attention has been focused on phenolic acids. In this study, the aim was to investigate the effect of phenolic acids found(More)
The relationship between esophageal motor abnormalities and GERD has been widely studied. The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) in patients with GERD. In addition, we also evaluated esophageal acid exposure, acid clearance, and endoscopic esophagitis in GERD patients with IEM. Of 89 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Constipation is a frequent health concern for long-term dialysis patients. The increased incidence of constipation in long-term dialysis patients is based mainly on self-reported data. Our aim is to investigate this problem objectively by using colonic transit time in long-term hemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Acupuncture has been used to treat gastrointestinal symptoms in oriental countries for many years. The underlying mechanism is still not fully understood. METHODOLOGY Fifteen healthy male volunteers were enrolled into this study. A cutaneous electrogastrography recording was obtained. Two frequencies (2 Hz and 100 Hz) of electrical(More)
OBJECTIVES Helicobacter pylori resistance to antibiotics is the main factor for therapy failure, while other features remain largely unknown. The aims of this study are to investigate the relationship of antibiotic resistance and in vitro internalization activity between cure and failure isolates and to determine whether failures are associated with(More)