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The authors collected data concerning assaults, assaultive patients, and victims in a psychiatric unit during a 12-month period and compared them with data from a control group of patients. Thirty-seven assaults by 25 patients were recorded. Fourteen of the victims were patients and 23 were members of staff. The assaultive group contained a significantly(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate whether steroid application alone or retraction and hygiene are responsible for successful results in boys treated with topical steroids for phimosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study was performed, which included a control group of 42 patients with phimosis seen at our outpatient department from January to June 1997. During(More)
Psychosocial and environmental variables associated with the black schizophrenic patient's discharge from the hospital, community adjustment, and rehospitalization, if any, were examined. Numerous significant variables related to the outcome were identified on the medical, nursing, and social work question-naires through personal interviews with 128 black(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intra-abdominal infection can be a life-threatening condition in children, and aggressive treatment is usually needed. The treatment should include surgical correction and drainage, and administration of antimicrobials that are effective against both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. This study investigated the microbiological(More)
The Minnan and Hakka people groups, the so-called "Taiwanese", are the descendants of early settlers from the southeast coast of China during the last few centuries. Genetically they showed affinities to southern Asian populations, as determined by phylogenetic trees and correspondence analysis calculated from HLA allele frequencies. This corresponds(More)
Taiwan's 9 indigenous tribes (Tsou, Bunun, Paiwan, Rukai, Atayal, Saisiat, Ami, Puyuma, Yami) are highly homogeneous within each tribe, but diversified among the different tribes due to long-term isolation, most probably since Taiwan became an island about 12,000 years ago. Homogeneity of each tribe is evidenced by many HLA-A,B,C alleles having the world's(More)
We report the clinical features, electrophysiological studies, and morphometric analysis of sural nerve pathology in a patient with polyneuropathy due to inorganic mercury intoxication. He developed slowly progressive generalized paralysis of all limbs after 3 months ingestion of herb drugs which contained mercuric sulfate. Electrophysiologic studies(More)
Duodenojejunal intussusception is a rare pediatric emergency. A case of duodenojejunal intussusception secondary to hamartomatous polyps of the second portion of duodenum in a 10-month-old boy is reported. Surgical excision of the polyps and reduction of the intussusception were performed. Pathologic examination found hamartomatous polyps. This is the third(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The human Secretor alpha(1, 2)fucosyltransferase gene determines the ABH secretor status and influences the Lewis phenotype of an individual. Studies were carried out on the Lewis (a+b-) nonsecretors of different groups indigenous to Taiwan to demonstrate their se genotypes. METHODS The Lewis phenotype of the blood samples was(More)
Although only five isotoxins of the beta-bungarotoxin family had been claimed, this work indicated the existence of more than sixteen isotoxins. Crude snake (Bungarus multicinctus) venom was divided into four main fractions by gel filtration on a Sephadex G-50 column. beta-Bungarotoxin appeared in a major fraction that contained mainly the M(r) 20,000(More)