Eric Chieh-lung Chou

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AIMS This study aims to evaluate the voiding disorder and lower urinary tract symptoms in mentally retarded children. METHODS Fifty-one mentally retarded children (age 7.7 years) was assessed. A volunteer sample comprised of 36 typically developing children (age 6.4 years) served as the comparative group. All participants underwent uroflometric(More)
BACKGROUND Incomplete bladder emptying (IBE) is defined as having a postvoid residual (PVR) urine volume greater than 100 mL for 2 consecutive days. IBE is common in stroke patients and could necessitate indwelling or intermittent catheterization. The condition is correlated with urinary tract infections, which could impede rehabilitation progress and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate and compare the clinical and urodynamic findings in patients with either mixed urinary incontinence (MUI) or simple urge urinary incontinence (UUI). MATERIALS AND METHODS A series of 100 consecutive female patients with MUI and UUI were identified from a database. Patients with neurogenic bladder, fistula, urethral diverticulum, prior(More)
The standard treatment for overactive bladder starts with patient education and behavior therapies, followed by antimuscarinic agents. For patients with urgency urinary incontinence refractory to antimuscarinic therapy, currently both American Urological Association (AUA) and European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines suggested that intravesical(More)
PURPOSE Peg-interferon (PegIFN)α2a or PegIFNα2b plus ribavirin (RBV) is the standard therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Taiwan and Asia. It is commonly associated with adverse effects, but the issue of sexual and mental health is not well reported. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of anti-viral therapy with PegIFNα plus RBV on(More)
AIMS To evaluate the feasibility of using smart phones plus free instant messaging software for remote monitoring of videourodynamics. METHODS From November 2011 to October 2012, 85 females with voiding disorders were enrolled for videourodynamic tests. The patients were assigned to videourodynamics remotely monitored by the attending physician by using(More)
AIMS The effects of standing while voiding have seldom been investigated in women. We evaluate urodynamic parameters of voiding while standing in healthy women using uroflowmetry and post-void residual urine volume assessment. Results are compared with crouching and sitting. METHODS Between July and October, 2008, a total of 30 healthy, nulliparous female(More)
PURPOSE We mapped the regional distribution of alpha1 and beta-adrenergic receptors (ARs) in rabbit ventral and dorsal bladder, and characterized the alpha1-AR subtypes responsible for norepinephrine induced contraction of rabbit dorsal detrusor smooth muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS Responses to norepinephrine in the absence and presence of adrenergic(More)
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