George C Yeh

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The influence of glutaraldehyde as a crosslinking agent to increase the strength of collagen matrices for cell culture was examined in this study. Collagen solutions of 1% were treated with different concentrations (0-0.2%) of glutaraldehyde for 24 h. The viscoelasticity of the resulting collagen gel solution was measured using dynamic mechanical analysis(More)
Reactive nitrogen and oxygen species are implicated in the damage of ischemic tissue that is reperfused. One important pathway may involve xanthine oxidase. Xanthine oxidase uses xanthine, a product of ATP degradation in ischemic tissue, to produce superoxide and hydrogen peroxide. Superoxide reacts rapidly with nitric oxide to form peroxynitrite, a(More)
Background: Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) has been widely used to treat chronic pain, but the effectiveness and mechanisms in preventing early neuropathic pain have not been well explored. Even fewer knowledge is available in its impact on glia-mediated nociceptive sensitization. This study aims to elucidate the modulation of PRF on nerve injury-induced pain(More)
An improved HPLC method using a silica gel column with fluorescence detection (excitation at 300 nm and emission at 365 nm) was developed for the determination of sulpiride concentrations in plasma. Analysis of sulpiride in plasma samples was simplified by a one-step liquid-liquid extraction after alkaline treatment of only 1 ml of plasma. The low limit of(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study sought to determine the effects of decreased peripheral sensory nerve function on skeletal development and bone metabolism in mice. METHODS C57BL/6 neonatal mice were treated with capsaicin to induce peripheral sensory nerve degeneration, and compared to vehicle-treated controls at 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age. Changes in bone(More)
Many studies on epidemiology and mortality in haemophiliacs have been published in Western countries. However, few have been conducted in Asian countries. The purpose of our study was to investigate the nationwide epidemiology and mortality of haemophiliacs in Taiwan. Population-based data from the National Health Insurance Research Database between 1997(More)
Coronary blood flow (CBF) and myocardial contractility decrease markedly in response to intracoronary administration of leukotriene D4 (LTD4). With steady infusion, however, both CBF and contractility escape, approaching preinfusion values despite ongoing LTD4 administration. To clarify the mechanism of this escape, we reinfused plasma from the coronary(More)
An improved HPLC method was developed for the concentration determination of the metabolite of flavoxate, 3-methyl-flavone-8-carboxylic acid (MFCA), in plasma in an attempt to compare two flavoxate tablet formulations. This HPLC method was validated by examining the precision and the accuracy for inter-day and intra-day runs in a linear concentration range(More)
A retrospective study was conducted to assess radiographically the thymus size in well and sick neonates and to search for a possible relationship to perinatal events. Thymus size was expressed as cardiothymic:thoracic ratio (CT/T) by measuring the width of the cardiothymic shadow at the level of carina and dividing it by the width of the thorax at the(More)