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)
Massive ovarian edema (MOE) is a rare entity characterized by an accumulation of stromal edema fluid and occurs primarily in young women. The etiology is not clear, but is suspected to be the result of partial torsion of the ovary. After the establishment of a correct diagnosis, organ-sparing surgical treatment is the standard treatment. With the assistance(More)
We extend Ambrus’s [QJE, 2006] concept of “coalitional rationalizability (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, not(More)