Han-Tsung Liao

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Macroporous elastic scaffolds containing gelatin (4% or 10%) and 0.25% hyaluronic acid (HA) were fabricated by cryogelation for application in adipose tissue engineering. These cryogels have interconnected pores (∼200 μm), high porosity (>90%) and a high degree of cross-linking (>99%). The higher gelatin concentration reduced the pore size, porosity and(More)
Bone tissue engineering (BTE) is now a promising research issue to improve the drawbacks from traditional bone grafting procedure such as limited donor sources and possible complications. Stem cells are one of the major factors in BTE due to the capability of self renewal and multi-lineage differentiation. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which are more(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined whether a combination of autologous platelet-rich fibrin glue (PRFG) with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and MEDPOR as guided tissue regeneration (GTR) could act as an osteogenic substitute and whether this treatment yields faster new bone formation than MEDPOR alone or PRFG plus MSC. MATERIAL MSCs were harvested and isolated(More)
BACKGROUND Palatal fractures are frequently associated with Le Fort maxillary fractures in midfacial trauma. They may present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges and result in malunion and occlusion problems if not treated properly. METHODS In a retrospective study of 349 Le Fort maxillary fractures over 10 years, 162 patients were diagnosed with(More)
This study describes an injectable, thermo-responsive hyaluronic acid-g-chitosan-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (HA-CPN) copolymer for bone tissue engineering. The wettability, temperature-dependent change of water content, and volume of HA-CPN hydrogel were measured, together with its biocompatibility in vitro and in vivo. The dried hydrogel morphology(More)
The study described a novel bone tissue scaffold fabricated by computer-aided, air pressure-aided deposition system to control the macro- and microstructure precisely. The porcine bone marrow stem cells (PBMSCs) seeded on either mPEG-PCL-mPEG (PCL) or mPEG-PCL-mPEG/hydroxyapatite (PCL/HA) composite scaffold were cultured under osteogenic medium to test the(More)
BACKGROUND Although recent evidence suggests a controversy effect of steroids in the management of indirect traumatic optic neuropathy (TON), steroid pulse therapy remains one of the reasonable treatments for patients with indirect TON. It is thought that microcirculatory spasms, edema, and nerve cell necrosis can be prevented or reduced by large doses of(More)
Breast reconstruction in female Poland anomaly remains a surgical challenge with variable chest wall deformity and nipple position. Pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap with implant reconstruction may have several drawbacks and complications. Free deep inferior epigastric flap (DIEP) flap is a reliable option for postmastectomy breast reconstruction,(More)
Due to the natural properties of fat, fat grafting remains a popular procedure for soft tissue volume augmentation and reconstruction. However, clinical outcome varies and is technique dependent. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains α-granules, from which multiple growth factors such as platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor-β, vascular(More)
Soft tissue reconstruction of the distal forefoot and toes poses a difficult problem. Skin grafts are not suitable when deep structures are exposed. Local flaps are not available, particularly for defects of the toes. Free flaps are spared for larger defects. Medial plantar flap has been widely used for plantar defects, especially weight-bearing surface of(More)