Ching-Yu Chou

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AIMS To evaluate the pregnancy outcome of pregnant women in whom the 100-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) met the criteria of Carpenter and Coustan (C&C) but not those of the National Diabetes Data Group (NDDG) for diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS The medical records of 10,990 singleton pregnancies, delivered at Cathay General(More)
OBJECTIVES Outcome of the first-trimester Down syndrome screening in younger population was less reported before. We present the outcome of this screening in Taiwanese women younger than 35 years old. We also test whether or not the first-trimester Down syndrome screening of women <35 years of age and women >35 years old routinely receiving amniocentesis is(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to verify the existence of a side population (SP) of cells in second-trimester amniotic fluid. MATERIALS AND METHODS Amniotic fluid samples (n = 35) were obtained, and the number and size of viable amniotic fluid cells (AFCs) were analyzed. Small AFCs (SAFCs) and large AFCs (LAFCs) were isolated using a sterile(More)
Field-dependent NMR studies of bio-molecular systems using a sample shuttling hardware operating on a high-field NMR apparatus have provided valuable structural and dynamic information. We have recently published a design of a compact sample transportation device, called "field-cycler", which was installed in a commercial spectrometer and which provided(More)
Extraperitoneal cesarean section was once used for the prevention of infection and postoperative adhesion. However, we report an unusual complication after this procedure. A 29-year-old woman had pus discharge from the anterior vaginal wall after extraperitoneal cesarean section. Broad-spectrum antibiotics failed to relieve her symptoms and vaginal culture(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Pregnancy is rare in patients on chronic dialysis, with only a 30-50% rate of successful delivery reported in a previous review article. The pregnancy outcome has improved in recent decades, but data on pregnancy outcome are limited due to the small sample size of previous case series. This study investigated the pregnancy outcome in patients(More)
The current trend for Magnetic Resonance Imaging points towards higher magnetic fields. Even though sensitivity and resolution are increased in stronger fields, T1 contrast is often reduced, and this represents a challenge for contrast agent design. Field-dependent measurements of relaxivity are thus important to characterize contrast agents. At present,(More)
Analysis of NMR relaxation data has provided significant insight on molecular dynamic, leading to a more comprehensive understanding of macromolecular functions. However, traditional methodology allows relaxation measurements performed only at a few fixed high fields, thus severely restricting their potential for extracting more complete dynamic(More)