Chia-Hsien Lin

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Severe acute exacerbation (AE) of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) can lead to hepatic decompensation and death. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of lamivudine therapy in hepatic decompensation during such AEs. METHODS In a 10-month period, a total of 60 consecutive AE patients with jaundice and prolonged prothrombin time over(More)
The only way for dengue to spread in the human population is through the human-mosquito-human cycle. Most research in this field discusses the dengue-mosquito or dengue-human relationships over a particular study area, but few have explored the local spatial variations of dengue-mosquito and dengue-human relationships within a study area. This study(More)
Kaohsiung City, a modern metropolis of 1.5 million persons, has been the focus of dengue virus activity in Taiwan for several decades. The aim of this study was to provide a temporal and spatial description of dengue virus epidemiology in Kaohsiung City by using data for all laboratory-confirmed dengue cases during 2003-2009. We investigated age- and(More)
Baicalein is known as a 12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX) inhibitor. The 12-LOX is found to be involved in the progression of human cancers and the inhibitor of 12-LOX offers a target for the prevention cancer. We demonstrated the inhibitory effect of baicalein on the gene and protein expression of 12-LOX in H460 human lung nonsmall carcinoma cell line. Treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and its related disease, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), are life-threatening drug hypersensitivities with robust immune responses to drugs. Despite the strong HLA predisposition to drug hypersensitivities, such as HLA-B∗1502 to carbamazepine (CBZ)-induced SJS/TEN, it remains unknown whether particular T-cell(More)
Luteolin is an active compound from the Lonicera japonica (Caprifoliaceae). Luteolin (50 microM)-induced human lung carcinoma CH27 cell apoptosis is a typical apoptosis that was accompanied by a significant DNA condensation and apoptotic body formation. Luteolin-induced apoptosis is related to its ability to change the expression of apoptotic markers, such(More)
Arctium lappa Linne (burdock) is a perennial herb which is popularly cultivated as a vegetable. In order to evaluate its hepatoprotective effects, a group of rats (n = 10) was fed a liquid ethanol diet (4 g of absolute ethanol/ 80 ml of liquid basal diet) for 28 days and another group (n = 10) received a single intraperitoneal injection of 0.5 ml/kg carbon(More)
This study evaluates the effects of electrical stimulation on body composition and the meridian system in postmenopausal women with obesity. Forty-one postmenopausal women were recruited in Taiwan. The body composition was used as a screening test for obesity (percentage of body fat: > 30%, waist circumference: > 80 cm). The experimental group (EG, n = 20)(More)
Effects of rolipram, a selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterases (PDE) IV, on induction of action potential bursts were studied pharmacologically on the RP4 central neuron of the giant African snail (Achatina fulica Ferussac). Oscillations of membrane potential bursts were elicited by rolipram and forskolin. The bursts of potential elicited by rolipram were(More)
We report measurements of diamagnetic shifts for different exciton complexes confined in small InAs quantum dots. The measured diamagnetic responses are sensitive to the number of carriers in the exciton complexes, with systematic differences between neutral excitons, biexcitons, and trions. Theoretical calculations suggest that such systematic differences(More)