Chih-Chun Yang

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare laparoscopic surgery and conventional laparotomy in managing patients with tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA). DESIGN Retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Regional hospital. PATIENTS Sixty-nine women with clinically suspicious TOA. INTERVENTION Operative laparoscopy or laparotomy. MEASUREMENTS(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Although the pulmonary position has been preferred for the placement of homografts or bioprosthetic valves, the limited longevity of these implants makes reoperation almost unavoidable. Good durability of mechanical valves in the pulmonary position has been reported. The mid-term outcomes were analyzed of patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated level of serum CA-125 was detected in a 48-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a lateral fusion defect in association with congenital agenesis of the uterine cervix. This unusual case combined two developmental anomalies of the müllerian duct. CASE REPORT A 48-year-old woman consulted our outpatient department due to persistent(More)
We extend Ambrus's [QJE, 2006] concept of " coalitional rationaliz-ability (c-rationalizability) " to situations where, in seeking mutual beneficial interests, players in groups (i) make use of Bayes rule in expectation calculations and (ii) contemplate various deviations — i.e. the validity of deviation is checked against any arbitrary sets of strategies ,(More)
A left atrial mass associated with coronary artery disease is often diagnosed as a mural thrombus rather than other possible etiologies such as benign primary cardiac tumor (myxoma, lipoma), a malignant primary cardiac tumor (sarcoma, lymphoma), or secondary involvement for extracardiac tumors. Malignant lymphoma initially presenting as intracardiac masses(More)
The photosynthetic cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC7942 has recently gained great attention for its ability to directly convert CO 2 into renewable chemicals upon genetic engineering. Thus, it is of great interest to increase the growth speed and lower the medium requirement for cultivating this cyanobacterium. The cultivation medium of(More)