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Due to the importance of protein phosphorylation in cellular control, many researches are undertaken to predict the kinase-specific phosphorylation sites. Referred to our previous work, KinasePhos 1.0, incorporated profile hidden Markov model (HMM) with flanking residues of the kinase-specific phosphorylation sites. Herein, a new web server, KinasePhos 2.0,(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules that can negatively regulate gene expression and thus control numerous cellular mechanisms. This work develops a resource, miRNAMap 2.0, for collecting experimentally verified microRNAs and experimentally verified miRNA target genes in human, mouse, rat and other metazoan genomes. Three computational(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the variability, appropriateness of antibiotics prescriptions for children under 12 years of age with acute otitis media and to evaluate physicians' adherence to the current clinical practice guideline. METHODS This is a retrospective study. Data source of this study was based on outpatient clinic of Otolaryngology Head-and-Neck(More)
There is evidence suggesting that migraine may be associated with vertigo. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the most common form of vertigo, in patients with migraine using a population-based dataset. The National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan was searched for migraine patients and(More)
BACKGROUND The pathophysiology of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is poorly understood. Few case reports have proposed a possible link between migraine and SSNHL. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to explore the risk of idiopathic SSNHL in patients with migraine in a nationwide, population-based cohort study. METHODS We identified(More)
BACKGROUND Postirradiation otitis media with effusion (OME) is the most common radiotherapy-associated otologic complication associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). This study's aim was to evaluate the efficacy of laser myringotomy followed by intratympanic steroid injection (LMIS) for treating OME in postirradiated NPC patients. METHODS From(More)
OBJECTIVE Repair surgery of cleft lip and palate (CLP) can produce satisfactory cosmetic results but the problem of recurrent otitis media with effusion (OME) secondary to CLP may persist. This can cause long-term hearing loss and affect linguistic, academic, and personal development. The aim of this review is to provide the most recent information(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to re-evaluate the utility of CO(2) laser myringotomy in children with persistent acute otitis media (PAOM). METHODS From September 2002 to April 2008, 40 children with PAOM received CO(2) laser myringotomy. PAOM was defined as continuing symptoms and signs after systemic antibiotic treatment. Before laser myringotomy, the(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of clinical factors on the outcomes of otosclerosis surgery and support patients’ access to evidence-based information in pre-operative counseling to optimize their choices. A total of 109 ears in 93 patients undergoing stapes surgery in a tertiary referral center were included. Variables with a potential(More)
OBJECTIVES Adenoidectomy in conjunction with tympanostomy tube insertion for treating pediatric otitis media with effusion and recurrent acute otitis media has been debated for decades. Practice differed surgeon from surgeon. This study used population-based data to determine the protective effect of adenoidectomy in preventing tympanostomy tube(More)