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Enteric duplication cysts (EDCs) can occur in any portion of the alimentary tract, but are most commonly associated with the small bowel and esophagus. Retroperitoneal location is really unusual. This 19-year-old female was in excellent health, but a week's abdominal pain made her search for a doctor's help. After the detailed examination, surgical(More)
It is becoming increasingly important to manage databases as a repository resource and to allow application programs to access this resource in a heterogeneous distributed environment. Data requested by a query are sometimes available in multiple sites such that the query becomes executable in different ways. Under this circumstance, choosing the best(More)
OBJECTIVE To study, we examined the effect of Lactobacillus salivarius on the clinical symptoms and medication use among children with established allergic rhinitis (AR). DESIGN Double blind, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Hualien Tzu-Chi General Hospital. METHODS Atopic children with current allergic rhinitis received 4x10(9) colony forming(More)
We investigated the in vitro anti-inflammatory effects of Cinnamaldehyde, a cytokine production inhibitor isolated from an essential oil produced from the leaves of Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kaneh, and its mechanism of action. Although Cinnamaldehyde has been reported to have contact sensitizing properties at high concentration (mM), we found that low(More)
This study was conducted to demonstrate the burn-induced lung neutrophil deposition and damage in rats is affected by the nitric oxide (NO)-dependent downstream cGMP signaling. In experiment 1, 1H-[1,2,4] oxadiazolo [4,3-alpha] quinoxalin-1-one (ODQ) was given (20 mg/kg i.p.) to specific pathogen-free Sprague-Dawley rats immediately postburn to suppress the(More)
BACKGROUND Spindle cell carcinoma (SpCC) is considered to be a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The behavior of such tumors is unclear. The aim of this study was to elucidate the treatment and outcome of oral and oropharyngeal SpCC. METHODS All the medical records of patients with the diagnosis of SpCC in the oral cavity and oropharynx in(More)
Molluscum contagiosum is a common condition that often occurs in children, sexually active young adults, and immunocompromised patients. Generally, molluscum contagiosum lesions are self-limited. They often resolve spontaneously. We report a severe case of genital molluscum contagiosum in a patient with Sjögren syndrome. Her vulvar lesions responded to(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study investigated the relationship between the expression of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), catalase, glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in buccal mucosal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and the risk of second primary tumors (SPTs). STUDY DESIGN Immunohistochemistry was performed to examine the(More)
Hepatitis B virus Ag (HBsAg), a major antigen of hepatitis B virus (HBV), is also a vaccine component for prevention of HBV infection. Dendritic cells (DCs) of HBV carriers reportedly exhibit functional impairment. In this study, the aim was to investigate the effect of HBsAg on activation of human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MD-DCs), and the(More)