Ching-Ping Liu

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Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) may be regarded as a "smart" technology in the design of fluorescence probes for biological sensing and imaging. Recently, a variety of nanoparticles that include quantum dots, gold nanoparticles, polymer, mesoporous silica nanoparticles and upconversion nanoparticles have been employed to modulate FRET. Researchers(More)
Fatigue is one of the most distressful problems faced by terminally ill cancer patients, but few studies have explored fatigue experiences in this population. The purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to examine fatigue status and its related factors in terminally ill cancer patients in an institutionalized hospice in Northern Taiwan. Data(More)
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been established to sufficiently eradicate tumors by means of heat production for photothermal therapy. However, the translation of the AuNPs from bench to the clinic still remains to be solved until realizing high bioclearance after treatment. Herein, we developed a simple strategy for simultaneous formation and assembly of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate a nursing staff’s knowledge of the Natural Death Act before and after an educational intervention. This was a quasi-experimental designed study. Questionnaires were sent to 135 nurses in a medical center who volunteered to participate in the educational program. Demographic data and knowledge of the Natural Death Act(More)
We aimed to evaluate the palliative care quality for terminal cancer patients as a reference for prospective service improvements. A prospective study was conducted to analyze the quality audit data collected from 1,476 samples in one medical center’s palliative care unit. Lai’s modified version of the support team assessment schedule was utilized for(More)
(E)-Phenylvinylacetylene was shown previously (C.-P. Liu, J. J. Newby, C. W. Müller, H. D. Lee, T. S. Zwier, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2008, 112, 9454.) to support extensive Duschinsky mixing among its four lowest-frequency out-of-plane normal coordinates Q(45)-Q(48) in the S(1)<-- S(0), i.e. (L(a)) A (1)A'<-- X (1)A', electronic transition. The complexity of this(More)
Herein, a promising sensing approach based on the structure fragmentation of poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimers for the selective detection of intracellular hypochlorite (OCl(-)) is reported. PAMAM dendrimers were easily disrupted by a cascade of oxidations in the tertiary amines of the dendritic core to produce an unsaturated hydroxylamine with blue(More)
Biothiols have been reported to involve in intracellular redox-homeostasis against oxidative stress. In this study, a highly selective and sensitive fluorescent probe for sensing biothiols is explored by using an ultrasmall gold nanodot (AuND), the dendrimer-entrapped Au8-cluster. This strategy relies upon a thiol/disulfide exchange to trigger the(More)