Fuh L Chang

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BACKGROUND Many anaesthetics when given to young animals cause cell death and learning deficits that persist until much later in life. Recent attempts to compare the relative safety or toxicity between different agents have not adequately controlled for the relative dose of anaesthetic given, thereby making direct comparisons difficult. METHODS Isoflurane(More)
Weight bearing during exercise plays an important role in improving the mechanical properties of bone. The effect on bone of non-weight-bearing exercise such as swimming remains controversial. To investigate the effects of exercise mode on growing bone, 29 male Wistar rats (7 wk old) were randomly assigned to a running exercise group (Run, n = 9), a(More)
A kinetic model was developed to describe inorganic carbon utilization by microalgae biofilm in a flat plate photoreactor. The model incorporates the fundamental mechanisms of diffusive mass transport and biological reaction of inorganic carbon by microalgal biofilm. An advanced numerical technique, the orthogonal collocation method and Gear's method, was(More)
Central autonomic dysfunctions can be due to primary (degenerative) or secondary disorders. Autonomic failure (AF) may be a major manifestation of multiple system atrophy (MSA) and idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). In both MSA and IPD, AF is almost invariably associated with neuronal loss in the intermediolateral cell columns. Dysautonomia in MSA is(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that dextromethorphan (DM) produces an analgesic/antihyperalgesic effect. This study was designed to examine whether postoperative DM intramuscular (i.m.) injection could reduce post-hemorrhoidectomy pain. METHODS At the end of the surgery, patients in the study group (n = 30) were given an intramuscular injection of(More)
A 73-year-old man developed acute, painful, ophthalmoplegia. The pain improved with oral steroids and a diagnosis of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome was made. Review of his angiogram revealed a low flow dural arteriovenous shunt that drained posteriorly. Dural arteriovenous shunts may thus be another cause of "sinister" Tolosa-Hunt syndrome.
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