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)
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)
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)
CONCLUSIONS ITSI as a first-line therapy in uremia patients with SSNHL offers a valid and safe treatment compared with intravenous systemic steroid treatment. A specific pathophysiology caused by possible sodium pump paralysis may be explained for uremia patients with SSNHL. OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of intratympanic steroid injection (ITSI) with(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)