Chih-Jen Chen

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BACKGROUND To compare the differences in dose-volume data among coplanar intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), noncoplanar IMRT, and helical tomotherapy (HT) among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and portal vein thrombosis (PVT). METHODS Nine patients with unresectable HCC and PVT underwent step and shoot coplanar IMRT with intent to(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients are characterized by hepatic steatosis. Prenatal glucocorticoid overexposure can result in steatosis. In this study, we aimed to determine the mechanism and cellular apoptosis of prenatal glucocorticoid overexposure in rats and whether melatonin can rescue the prenatal glucocorticoid-induced steatosis and apoptosis(More)
PURPOSE This work aimed to investigate the effect of costunolide, a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Michelia compressa, on cell cycle distribution and radiosensitivity of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. METHODS The assessment used in this study included: cell viability assay, cell cycle analysis by DNA histogram, expression of(More)
OBJECTIVE Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systematic vasculitis in children which causes coronary arterial lesions and hydrops of gallbladder. Our objective is to correlate the clinical significance and influence on disease outcome of patients with gallbladder abnormalities in Kawasaki dissease. METHODS Children who met KD diagnosis criteria and were(More)
In the area of multimedia processing, a number of studies have been devoted to narrowing the gap between multimedia content and human sense. In fact, multimedia understanding is a difficult and challenging task even using machine-learning techniques. To deal with this challenge, in this paper, we propose an innovative method that employs data mining(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate cellular apoptosis in prenatal glucocorticoid overexposure and a postnatal high fat diet in rats. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats at gestational days 14 to 21 were administered saline (vehicle) or dexamethasone and weaned onto either a normal fat diet or a high fat diet for 180 days; in total four experimental(More)
BACKGROUND We developed a novel artificial simulator for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) as a bridge between instructional videos and animal tissue training and aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using an artificial tissue model in ESD training. METHODS Eight gastroenterology fellows from one medical center were enrolled in this ESD training(More)
PURPOSE Cholestatic liver injury is associated with a high production of free radicals. The pathogenesis of liver injury in biliary atresia (BA) patients is largely undefined. The goal of the present study was to clarify the oxidative damage and the changes in antioxidant enzyme activities that occur during the development of BA and after liver(More)