Han-Jung Chen

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We present an anecdotal series of 11 patients without past history of stroke with progressive neurological deterioration while on medical therapy for large cerebellar infarctions. Clinical signs of brain stem compression developed in these patients. Computerized tomography of the head confirmed mass effect from brain edema. It was the(More)
AIMS To evaluate whether amniotic membrane transplantation can be an effective alternative treatment for neurotrophic corneal ulcers. METHODS Amniotic membrane transplantation was performed in 16 eyes of 15 patients with neurotrophic corneal ulcers and vision equal to or worse than 20/200. The neurotrophic state was developed following keratoplasty (four(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is a leading cause of death around the world. Improving the quality of stroke care is a global priority, despite the diverse healthcare economies across nations. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program (GWTG-Stroke) has improved the quality of stroke care in 790 US academic and(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the risk of dementia remains controversial. This population based study was designed to estimate and compare the risk of dementia in TBI and non-TBI individuals during the 5 year period after TBI. METHODS This study was a retrospective cohort study. Data were obtained from the(More)
It has been known for some time that ATP inhibits the DNA relaxation activity of human DNA topoisomerase I. However, the underlying mechanism of this inhibitory effect remains largely unknown. Using filter binding assays, the binding of human DNA topoisomerase I to DNA was decreased in the presence of ATP. This result suggests that the inhibition of DNA(More)
OBJECT Multilevel long-segment lumbar fusion poses a high risk for future development of adjacent-segment degeneration (ASD). Creating a dynamic transition zone with an interspinous process device (IPD) proximal to the fusion has recently been applied as a method to reduce the occurrence of ASD. The authors report their experience with the Device for(More)
To compare the clinical presentation, etiological factors and the outcome of chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) in young and old adults, a retrospective analysis was performed by differentiating young adults, age<40 years (n=24) versus extremely aged adults, age>75 years (n=51). The clinical data, computed tomography (CT) findings and surgical outcome were(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic shoulder pain is difficult to treat, and the efficacy of most interventions is limited. This study was conducted to evaluate pulsed mode radiofrequency (PRF) lesioning of the suprascapular nerve for treating chronic shoulder pain. Interventions. Thirteen procedures using PRF lesioning of suprascapular nerve were performed under(More)
Brachial plexus avulsion injury is one of the major complications after traffic, especially motorcycle accidents and machine injuries. Intractable pain and paralysis of the affected limbs are the major neurological deficits. During the past 18 years, we have encountered and treated more than 500 cases with brachial plexus avulsion injuries. Dorsal root(More)
The case of an interdural arachnoid cyst of traumatic origin at the C3-5 level in an 18-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a 1-year history of progressive weakness in left limbs and numbness below the clavicles is reported. He had had a C-2 fracture at the age of 9 years without definite neurological deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed(More)