Chih-jen Hung

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Perinatal opioid exposure has a negative effect on neurogenesis and produces neurological consequences. However, its mechanisms of action are incompletely understood. Buprenorphine, a mixed opioid agonist/antagonist, is an alternative medication for managing pregnant opioid addicts. This study provides evidence of decreased neurogenesis and depression-like(More)
BACKGROUND Post-operation pain is a very subjective phenomenon. The aim of this study was to find out the effects of acupuncture or electro-acupuncture on post-cesarean pain. METHODS Sixty women, who had had spinal anesthesia during cesarean section at the Department of Obstetrics of China Medical University Hospital, were randomly assigned to the control(More)
Studies indicate that perinatal opioid exposure produces a variety of short- and long-term neurobehavioral consequences. However, the precise modes of action are incompletely understood. Buprenorphine, a mixed agonist/antagonist at the opioid receptors, is currently being used in clinical trials for managing pregnant opioid addicts. This study provides(More)
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting requires continuous one-lung ventilation (OLV) to evacuate the thoracic cavity. Whether this ventilatory mode subjects patients to serious hypoxemia remains underinvestigated. METHODS From 2005 to 2010, all patients receiving robot-assisted coronary artery bypass graft surgery using OLV with active(More)
This study examined the relationship between the occupational characteristics of women with uterine fibroids (UFs) and the decision to have a hysterectomy. Data from the Longitudinal Taiwan Health Insurance Database (LTHID) from 2000 to 2009 were analyzed to investigate the association between occupation and hysterectomies. Multivariable logistic regression(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative nausea and vomiting as well as postoperative pain are two major concerns when patients undergo surgery and receive anesthetics. Various models and predictive methods have been developed to investigate the risk factors of postoperative nausea and vomiting, and different types of preventive managements have subsequently been(More)
Unintentional dural puncture is the most frequent cause of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) in epidural anesthesia and analgesia. Conservative treatments of PDPH include bed rest, oral analgesics, and hydration. When conservative measures fail, epidural blood patch is an effective substitute. However, epidural blood patch carries some risks, such as(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate cancer patients' response and side effects associated with transdermal therapeutic fentanyl (TTS-F), whose pain was hardly controlled by nonweak/weak opioids in Taiwan. From 2005 to 2006, 822 outpatients received TTS-F to collect pain assessment forms and diaries for 4 weeks. Most (78.7%) patients were initially(More)
Syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone and diabetes insipidus occurring in very short order in the same patient is rare. We report a 9 month-old male infant suffering form holoprosencephaly developed syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone followed by diabetes insipidus within a relative short time postoperatively(More)