Fu-Han Hsieh

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Sixty-seven pairs of mothers with hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) and their infants were divided into two study groups to determine the effect of amniocentesis on intrauterine HBV infection. In the first study group (35 pairs), the infant's HBsAg status in cord blood was studied and the results were compared with those obtained in the cord(More)
The peripheral arterial vessel often appears as an elliptic shape under the constraints of the surrounding tissues. In this study, the gradient-based Hough transform was used to detect the central location of the ellipse and the lumen area of the arterial vessel non-invasively using power Doppler imaging. Sequential ultrasound images were used to construct(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the effect of target distance (within vs. beyond arm's length) on arm and trunk movements during symmetric bilateral reaching in patients with stroke. DESIGN Eighteen stroke patients and 18 age-matched control participants reached bilaterally to press desk bells placed at 90% and 125% of arm's length. The(More)
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