Ching-Ting Wei

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Lapatinib is an inhibitor of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which is overexpressed in 20-25% of breast cancers. Clinically, lapatinib has shown promising benefits for HER2-positive breast cancer patients; however, patients eventually acquire resistance, limiting its long-term use. In a previous study, we found that interleukin-6 (IL-6)(More)
From the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, and Department of Anatomic Pathology, and Department of Emergency Medicine, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Received: October 24, 2012 Accepted: December 6, 2013 Address reprint request and correspondence to: Yaw-Sen Chen, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery,(More)
Acute type-B aortic dissection is generally managed by administering medical treatment with an aim to achieve pain relief and hypertension control. Surgery is usually performed only in cases of type-B dissection complicated with limb ischemia, branch vessel compression or potential fatal aortic rupture. Herein, we report an extremely unusual case of type-B(More)
INTRODUCTION A superior lumbar hernia, which is also known as a Grynfeltt hernia, is a rare abdominal wall defect that can be primary or secondary to trauma or orthopedic surgery. The anatomic location of a lumbar hernia makes diagnosis and repair challenging. We successfully repaired a lumbar hernia using a single-incision laparoscopic total(More)
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