Chia-Shiang Lin

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Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) with atrioventricular block is a rare and malignant arrhythmia, which usually responds poorly to traditional beta-blocker therapy. We describe a male neonate with LQTS with ventricular tachycardia and 2:1 atrioventricular block. This patient's sister had similar presentation and died suddenly at the age of 8 months despite(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Minocycline is a second-generation tetracycline with multiple biological effects, including inhibition of microglial activation. Recently, microglial activation has been implicated in the development of nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain. In this study, the authors examined the effects of continuous intrathecal minocycline on(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ganglion impar block is an uncommon procedure that has been performed traditional with fluoroscopy. One approach is the trans-sacrococcygeal approach. Sometimes this can be difficult because the sacrococcygeal joint (SCJ) cannot be readily seen on anteroposterior (AP) and lateral fluoroscopy. This technical report describes the(More)
T-type Ca2+ channels have been implicated in the induction of long-term potentiation, a synaptic plasticity involved in the central sensitization that contributes to the generation of inflammatory pain, in spinal sensory neurons. In this study, we examined the effects of intrathecal T-type Ca2+ channel blockers, mibefradil, ethosuximide and NiCl2, in the(More)
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a rare but life-threatening condition, which needs emergent treatment in children. Though anticoagulation is the standard treatment for PE, recent studies revealed intrapulmonary thrombolytic therapy may produce more rapid clot lysis and less systemic complications in adult patients. We reported a 10-year-old girl who had diffused(More)
BACKGROUND Mirtazapine is a new antidepressant that blocks 5-HT2 and 5-HT3 receptors. With this receptor profile, it is possible that mirtazapine could provide both anxiolysis and efficacy for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). We therefore tested the hypothesis that premedication with mirtazapine can reduce preoperative anxiety and PONV. METHODS(More)
Postoperative ileus is considered an undesirable response to major abdominal surgery that leads to discomfort, complications, morbidity, and the prolongation of hospital stays. Although thoracic epidural analgesia has been introduced to prevent and/or reduce postoperative ileus, it is rarely used as a way to treat postoperative ileus. A 65-year-old man(More)
CONTEXT Previous studies have suggested that there is a positive correlation between doctors' emotional intelligence (EI) and patients' trust in their attending physicians; however, there is only limited evidence of specialty differences between internists and surgeons for such an association. OBJECTIVES This study examined the association of nursing(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant with analgesic effect, has been reported to be an activator of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels. In this study, we tested the effect of intrathecal ZD7288, an HCN channel inhibitor, and its interaction with intrathecal gabapentin in the rat formalin test. METHODS Male(More)