Fung-Wei Chang

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of uterotonics misoprostol and oxytocin on reducing blood loss during laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). DESIGN Randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. SETTING University hospital. POPULATION One hundred and seventy-three women underwent LAVH for symptomatic uterine myomas and were(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the maternal and female fetal virilization caused by excessive androgen secretion of pregnancy luteomas. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University-based teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) A nulligravida woman suffering from bilateral hydronephrosis and recurrent acute pyelonephritis caused by bilateral solid ovarian tumors presented(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of a woman with a large uterine myoma who underwent laparoscopy-assisted robotic myomectomy using the da Vinci system. CASE REPORT A 38-year-old, gravida 2, para 2, female patient presented to our office with a chief complaint of lower abdominal pressure and pain. A pelvic sonogram disclosed a subserosal myoma with a broad base,(More)
Anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic effects of flavonoids isolated from Lycium barbarum fruits, a traditional Chinese medicine, on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were investigated. Initially, flavonoids were extracted with 80% ethanol and separated using a Cosmosil 140 C18-OPN column, with the acidic fraction eluted with deionized water(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule and accounts for approximately 3% of adult malignancies. The RCC incidence rate increases annually and is twofold higher in males than in females. Female hormones such as estrogen may play important roles during RCC carcinogenesis and result in significantly different(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding mothers' economic conditions and postpartum depression (PPD) is important for determining how they will take care of themselves and their infants during the postnatal period, especially for low-income families. This study examined the relationship between economic conditions and PPD to elucidate the effect of economic contraction on(More)
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Background. Epididymo-orchitis is a common infectious disease among men, especially men aged 20 to 39 years. The aim of this study was to analyze possible associations of various meteorological indicators on the incidence of epididymo-orchitis in Taiwan. Methods and Materials. This nationwide population-based study collected data on cases of(More)
McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is a rare disorder characterized by the classic triad of precocious puberty, polyostotic fibrous dysplasia and café-au-lait spots. Additional endocrine abnormalities may also be present, including hyperthyroidism, growth hormone excess and hyperprolactinemia. The most commonly encountered endocrine dysfunction is gonadal(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the integrity of the sperm plasma membrane, mitochondria, and DNA, which are essential for accurate transmission of genetic material to offspring, and to quantify possible apoptosis and investigate any relationship between these parameters in ejaculated sperm from men with or without varicoceles. DESIGN Retrospective study. (More)