Chia‐Lin Tsai

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the clinical implications of reversed ophthalmic artery flow (ROAF) for stroke risk and outcomes in subjects with unilateral severe cervical carotid stenosis/occlusion. METHODS We investigated 128 subjects (101 with acute stroke and 27 without), selected from a large hospital patients base (n  =  14,701),(More)
OBJECTIVE Decompressive hemicraniectomy is accepted as the most effective life-saving treatment for malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. However, the outcome remains hard to predict. This study examined the efficacy of using the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II scores before emergency(More)
Individual differences in subjective response to alcohol play a crucial role in the development of heavy drinking and related problems. In light of this, a growing focus of research has been identifying factors that contribute to differences in response. The aim of the present study was to determine whether individual differences in the subjective(More)
PURPOSE We had recently reported one case at American Journal of Emergency Medicine about centralvariant posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in an 84-year-old woman with an initial misdiagnosis as central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Here, we introduce another case of centralvariant PRES in a 49-year-old man mimicking as acute brainstem(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial stenosis (ICS) is a major determinant of ischemic stroke in Asians. We determined the clinical significance of different risk factors and the role of ICS in Taiwanese patients with varied distributions of cervicocerebral stenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS Presence of extracranial carotid stenosis (ECS, ≥70%) and ICS (>50%) was examined(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although increases in subjective alcohol craving have been observed following moderate doses of alcohol (e.g. priming effects), the effects of alcohol consumption on behavioral economic demand for alcohol are largely unstudied. This study examined the effects of alcohol intoxication on alcohol demand and craving. DESIGN A(More)
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is characterized by orthostatic intolerance, a presentation of autonomic dysfunction which is frequently observed in the patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Nevertheless, to date, there have been a few studies focusing on POTS in MS patients and the underlying pathomechanism. We present a 28-year-old woman(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to investigate publication patterns for comparative effectiveness research (CER) on spine neurosurgery. METHODS The authors searched the PubMed database for the period 1980-2012 using the key words "cost analysis," "utility analysis," "cost-utility," "outcomes research," "practical clinical research," "comparator(More)
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