Chun-Jung Lin

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BACKGROUND & AIMS The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcome of percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation, conventional percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), and higher-dose PEI in treating hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) 4 cm or less. METHODS A total of 157 patients with 186 HCCs 4 cm or less were randomly assigned to 3 groups (52 patients(More)
Cerebral microvascular endothelial cells form the anatomical basis of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and the tight junctions of the BBB are critical for maintaining brain homeostasis and low permeability. Ischemia/reperfusion is known to damage the tight junctions of BBB and lead to permeability changes. Here we investigated the protective role of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the complex haplotype system of the adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette B1 (ABCB1) gene with the epilepsy treatment response. METHODS AND RESULTS Ten polymorphisms were genotyped in 108 drug-resistant epileptic patients, 223 seizure-free patients and 287 normal controls. Highly(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the liver is a rare but increasingly recognized tumor-like lesion. This condition is becoming an important differential diagnosis in patients with hepatic space-occupying lesions. This study reports the clinical features of eight cases of IPT of the liver, including the first report of three cases with an unusual(More)
AIM To identify the feasibility of the narrow-band imaging (NBI) method compared with that of conventional colonoscopy and chromoendoscopy for distinguishing neoplastic and nonneoplastic colonic polyps. METHOD This study enrolled consecutive patients who underwent colonoscopy using a conventional colonoscope between January and February 2006 at Chang-Gung(More)
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is highly associated with the occurrence of gastrointestinal diseases, including gastric inflammation, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer, and gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid-tissue lymphoma. Although alternative therapies, including phytomedicines and probiotics, have been used to improve eradication, current(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disorder primarily affecting the colon mucosa. Its etiology and pathogenesis remain unclear. We used 2-DE and MS to identify differentially expressed proteins among the UC active, UC inactive, nonspecific colitis, and normal colon mucosa. Thirteen down-regulated and six up-regulated proteins were identified.(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after ablation therapy for primary tumors is common. METHODS To evaluate the effectiveness of interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) in preventing HCC recurrence, 30 eligible patients were randomized into three groups: 11 patients treated with three mega units (MU) of IFN-alpha three times weekly for 24 months(More)
Increased need for glycolysis and glucose uptake for ATP production is observed in tumor cells, particularly in cells lacking of oxygen supply. Because glucose is transported from blood to tumor, glucose molecules must be delivered across glucose transporters of the vascular endothelium and tumor cells. Here we found that glioma suffered from hypoxic(More)
Purpose. To examine the inhibitory potential of enalapril [and other angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors] on glycylsarcosine (GlySar) transport by the high-affinity renal peptide transporter. Methods. Studies were performed in rabbit renal brush border membrane vesicles in which the uptake of radiolabeled GlySar was examined in the absence and(More)