Donna H Tsai

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The lateral hypothalamus (LH) is a site of integration for control mechanisms of feeding behavior as it has extensive reciprocal connections with multiple intrahypothalamic and extrahypothalamic brain areas. Evidence suggests that blockade of ionotropric gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in the LH elicits eating in satiated rats. To determine whether(More)
Platelet glycoprotein receptors play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic diabetic complications. Genetic polymorphisms of the alpha2beta1 integrin and glycoprotein IIIa (GPIIIa) have been associated with myocardial infarction, stroke, and diabetic retinopathy. To identify risk factors for their development in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes, we(More)
Pyomyositis is a primary infection of skeletal muscle. We report the case of a previously healthy six-year-old who suffered from pyomyositis in the right lower back. He presented with lower back pain and low-grade fever for one week. After a series of laboratory and imaging studies, the diagnosis of right multifidus muscle pyomyositis with abscess formation(More)
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the major complications of diabetes, and it is the most common cause of blindness. Following the recommendation of the management guidelines for type 2 diabetes, we have established a routine screening for diabetic complications in our clinics (1). Although nonmydriatic fundus photography was widely used for screening of(More)
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