Chin-Shih Fong

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BACKGROUND Hypothetic mechanism of the individual vulnerability to oxidative stress through metabolism of environmental xenobiotics and genotypic polymorphisms has been considered to promote the development of Parkinson's disease (PD). In this case-control study, we determined the role of manganese-containing superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) and NAD(P)H:(More)
BACKGROUND Influence of folate/homocysteine conversion is considered to be important in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, association of the folate metabolic pathway gene polymorphisms with PD susceptibility remains unclear. METHODS To test this possibility in PD, we conducted a hospital-based case-control study constituting 211(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the midlife risk factors for subtypes of dementia newly developed later in life. METHODS A nested case-control study was conducted on 157 demented cases and 628 comparison cases selected from 40,636 men and women who were enrolled from 1982 to 1992. Four comparison cases were frequency-matched on age, time at enrollment (within 6(More)
BACKGROUND Gamma-glutamyl carboxylation, a reaction essential for the biosynthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors, requires the participation of the gamma-glutamyl carboxylase (GGCX), vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC1), and NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1). We evaluated the role of these genotype polymorphisms in patients with(More)
PURPOSE The manifestation of Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by bradykinesia, resting tremor, and rigidity. The etiology of PD remains unknown. Recently several studies suggest that some environmental and genetic factors may be related to the cause of PD. Genetic variation in xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes involved in the disposition of(More)
Neurological complications due to the uremic state or hemodialysis, contribute to the important cause of mortality in patients with uremia. Despite continuous advances in uremic treatment, many neurological complications of uremia, like uremic encephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy and myopathy fail to fully respond to hemodialysis. Moreover, hemodialysis or(More)
Claude's syndrome caused by dorsal midbrain lesion is characterized by ipsilateral third nerve palsy and contralateral ataxia. To date, reports in the literature concerning Claude's syndrome associated with the midbrain paresis of horizontal gaze are rare. A 62-year-old man suddenly developed left third cranial nerve palsy, right lateral gaze palsy, and(More)
Hypertensive encephalopathy rarely presented with widespread edema in the cerebral white matters, deep structures and whole brainstem. A 80-year-old woman manifested as high arterial blood pressure, visual disturbance, severe headache, nausea, and vomiting. T2-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging showed high(More)
Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes are uncommon, however; their diagnosis is of major practical importance. Any portion of the nervous system may be involved in paraneoplastic syndromes. There is increasing evidence that the pathogenesis of many paraneoplastic neurological syndromes appears to be an immune reaction against antigen shared by the cancer(More)
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