Han-Lin Hsu

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Identifying the risk factors responsible for lung cancer especially for nonsmokers is critical for both its prevention and treatment. Studies have linked the polymorphisms in N-acetyltransferases (NAT2), a key enzyme for metabolism of hydrocarbons, with lung cancer in Asian female nonsmokers. Since a high percentage of lung adenocarcinoma in Asian female(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of pterygium surgery on refractive spherocylinder power and corneal topography. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-four patients (27 eyes) undergoing pterygium surgery from January to December 2006 were retrospectively identified. Visual acuity, refractive spherocylinder power, and corneal topography were measured(More)
The metastatic spread of tumor cells is the major risk factor affecting the clinical prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. The metastatic phenotype can be modulated by dysregulating the synthesis of different structural and functional proteins of tumor cells. Micro(mi)RNAs are noncoding RNAs that recognize their cognate messenger (m)RNA targets by(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The emergence of resistance to anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs has become an obstacle to effective TB control. Thus, there is an urgent need to identify patients and initiate adequate treatment for drug-resistant cases in a timely manner. The BACTEC MGIT 960 system is well known for its rapid culturing time, and is in widespread use in(More)
OBJECTIVE Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most lethal genitourinary cancer and intrinsically resistant to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy. Annexin A2 (Anxa2) is a calcium-dependent phospholipid-binding protein found on various cell types that plays multiple roles in regulating cellular functions. In RCC, Anxa2 expression was correlated(More)
This study investigated the clinical and microbiological characteristics of patients with recurrent bacteremia caused by the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii (ACB) complex at a medical center. All ACB complex isolates associated with recurrent bacteremia were identified to the genomic species level using a 16S-23S rRNA gene intergenic(More)
BACKGROUND Few large, prospective, randomized studies have investigated the value and optimal application of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery (trimodality therapy) or definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) for patients with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (TESCC). METHODS The authors analyzed data from patients with(More)
Timely and intensive monitoring for, and management of, adverse effects caused by anti-tuberculosis drugs are essential components of control programs for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). This retrospective case series was conducted in northern Taiwan from January 2007 to December 2008 at Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital, a 750-bed(More)
PURPOSE No studies have investigated the effects of irradiation-dose escalation intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in patients with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (TESCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed data from patients with TESCC who were enrolled in the Taiwan Cancer Registry database. To(More)