Chih-Ming Huang

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Cirrhosis is characterized by endotoxemia and increased intrahepatic resistance, which is caused by hepatic fibrosis and endothelial dysfunction, as well as the activated endocannabinoids system, including cannabinoid (CB(1) and CB(2)) receptors. Besides accelerating hepatic fibrogenesis, endotoxins induce the release of circulating(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether newborn hearing screening in a well-baby nursery (WBN) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nursery: 1) meet three targeted, screening, referral, and diagnostic follow-up rates; 2) compare the average age of diagnosis for infants admitted to the WIN and NICU; and 3) determine prevalence of hearing loss in neonatal(More)
Schwannoma arising from the posterior pharyngeal wall is extremely rare. We report a 24-year-old female patient who had suffered from dysphagia and discomfort for two months. The tumour was excised completely via the intraoral approach. No recurrence was found after the follow-up period of one year. To our knowledge, only four cases of schwannomas from the(More)
CONCLUSION Reconstruction after radical resection for advanced laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer can be carried out with low mortality, acceptable morbidity, and a promising functional outcome. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the functional outcome of reconstruction by a free vascularized ileocolic flap after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) and surgery for(More)
OBJECTIVE Hearing is a critical ability for the development of a child's speech and language. Many studies in different countries have shown the universal newborn hearing screening and early intervention has greatly reduced the negative impact caused by congenital hearing loss. The first universal newborn hearing screening program in Taiwan took place in(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is common in southern China, and radiotherapy remains the mainstay of treatment. A rare late complication of this treatment is the development of osteoradionecrosis (ORN), which seldom involves the cervical spine. We describe a 47-year-old female with undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasopharynx, stage II (T2N0M0), who had(More)
The development of “slab track” was started by Japan in 1955 and the “Committee of slab track research” was established in 1971 for exclusive development of slab track. This makes Japan the country that has invested the most effort into slab tracks. On 5 January 2007, the THSR transferred from Japanese Shinkansen started its commercial operation. The(More)