Go-Shine Huang

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PURPOSE Beat-to-beat heart rate variability (HRV) is caused by the fluctuating balance of sympathetic and parasympathetic tone. The Poincaré plot has been used to evaluate HRV. In this study, we validate that this new method may qualitatively and quantitatively assess the sympathovagal fluctuation in patients during induction of anesthesia with sevoflurane.(More)
Thrombomodulin (TM) mediates blood coagulation and inflammation and is expressed constitutively on resting monocytes. This expression might be a key regulator of monocyte-related inflammation. Conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), beating-heart CPB, and off-pump techniques have been used widely in cardiac surgery. Although beating-heart CPB and(More)
PURPOSE To examine excitatory amino acid (EAA) levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients on long-term morphine treatment for terminal cancer pain relief and to correlate these with morphine's analgesic effect. METHODS Fourteen terminal cancer patients suffering severe pain and requiring long-term opioid treatment for pain relief were included.(More)
INTRODUCTION Morphine is the most effective pain-relieving drug, but it can cause unwanted side effects. Direct neuraxial administration of morphine to spinal cord not only can provide effective, reliable pain relief but also can prevent the development of supraspinal side effects. However, repeated neuraxial administration of morphine may still lead to(More)
OBJECTIVE Amniotic fluid embolism syndrome is a fatal disease in pregnant women. The exact role of platelets and neutrophils in amniotic fluid embolism syndrome is not clear. We examined whether amniotic fluid could affect platelet-neutrophil aggregation and activation and the possible mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN Blood samples from the pregnant women were(More)
Surgical procedures require general anesthesia using combinations of drugs including fentanyl and/or lidocaine. Because many of these drugs have bimodal anticonvulsant/proconvulsant effects, they must be administered carefully. We herein report a case of seizure attack during anesthesia induction with low-dose fentanyl and lidocaine in a young child with no(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of postoperative sore throat (POST) is considered to be the result of laryngoscopy, intubation damage, or inflated cuff compression of the tracheal mucosa. In this study, we compared the effectiveness in alleviating POST using different approaches to benzydamine hydrochloride (BH) administration by spraying the endotracheal tube (ET)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hyperglycemia, a major side effect of patients receiving total parenteral nutrition (PN), is associated with higher mortality in critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether elevated blood glucose levels would be associated with worse outcomes in patients receiving PN. METHODS This retrospective study(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal end-tidal concentrations of sevoflurane in induction of anesthesia for tracheal intubation have been widely studied and discussed. Single vital-capacity breathing of a high concentration of inspiratory sevoflurane rapidly elevates the end-tidal concentration to cause loss of consciousness, although it does not bear relation to(More)
The expression of P-selectin on the surface of platelets and platelet-leukocyte conjugate formation are considered to be an indicator of platelet activation and are important in thrombotic and inflammatory disease. Previous studies have reported the inhibitory effects of sevoflurane on platelet aggregation. We investigated whether sevoflurane alters the(More)