F L Chiang

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Erythema multiforme (EM) is usually caused by drug reactions or virus infection. We report a case of secondary syphilis presenting as EM in an HIV-infected patient, proved by immunohistochemical staining, which is rare in the literature. It is valuable to determine the etiology of EM to optimize treatment.
A total of 4056 consecutive patients operated for benign biliary tract disease between January 1983 and June 1990 were reviewed retrospectively. There were 71 in-hospital deaths, representing 1.75% of morality rate. Cholecystectomy was performed in 2275 patients; common bile duct exploration was carried out in 1494, with operative mortality rates of 0.4%(More)
One hundred consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy from May 1991 to February 1992 at Veterans General Hospital--Kaohsiung. Ninety-seven of them presented on an elective basis, including eight patients undergoing endoscopic sphincterotomy with extraction of common bile duct stone before laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The remaining 3(More)
Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron is the second most frequently encountered species of the anaerobes isolated from clinical specimens. We developed a PCR-based assay for the rapid identification of B. thetaiotaomicron. Specific primers were based on shared amplicons of about 1.2 kb generated from B. thetaiotaomicron by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA. This(More)
From 1984 to 1988, 173 patients with 190 external gastrointestinal fistulae and given total parenteral nutrition (TPN) were reviewed. The advent of TPN has enabled the patients to be operated in a better condition under a well-planned procedure, and has therefore modified the principle of surgical intervention. However, no significant improvement has been(More)
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