Hann-Yeh Shyu

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Rectus sheath hematoma is an uncommon but well-described complication of a tussive paroxysm. It is an accumulation of blood within the sheath of the rectus abdominis secondary to disruption of the epigastric vessels or the rectus muscle and is often misdiagnosed as acute abdomen. Increases in the number of elderly patients and the use of(More)
BACKGROUND Influence of folate/homocysteine conversion is considered to be important in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, association of the folate metabolic pathway gene polymorphisms with PD susceptibility remains unclear. METHODS To test this possibility in PD, we conducted a hospital-based case-control study constituting 211(More)
The secretion of sperm maturation-related molecules by the epididymis is subjected to developmental and hormonal regulation. In the BALB/c mouse, we found that GP-83 and GP-49, two sperm maturationrelated glycoproteins, were secreted by the epididymis. The present study investigated the postnatal development and testosterone-dependence of these two(More)
Hyperactivation of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) leads to neuronal excitotoxicity and is suggested to play a role in many brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. However, the association between polymorphisms in the genes that code for NMDAR subunits, N-methyl-d-aspartate 1 and 2B (GRIN1 and GRIN2B) and Parkinson's(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the associations of subjective memory complaint (SMC) in old age with (a) objective test performance, (b) past and subsequent cognitive decline, and (c) depression. DESIGN A group of community residents were examined twice during a 3-year period. SETTING Two townships on a rural Chinese islet. PARTICIPANTS A total of 543 men and(More)
A 63-year-old man developed a severe left frontal headache followed by an acute change of mentality 6 days later. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral thalamic ischemia. Angiography confirmed the occlusion of deep cerebral veins. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) of the thalami showed normal N-acetylaspartate (NAA) peak and the(More)
BACKGROUND Gamma-glutamyl carboxylation, a reaction essential for the biosynthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors, requires the participation of the gamma-glutamyl carboxylase (GGCX), vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC1), and NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1). We evaluated the role of these genotype polymorphisms in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To calculate the frequencies of apolipoprotein E (apoE) alleles in a large Chinese community sample and to compare the serum cholesterol levels of epsilon2, epsilon3, and epsilon4 carriers. BACKGROUND In comparison with Western populations, a lower frequency of the apoE epsilon4 allele among the Chinese has been proposed as one factor for the(More)
This study aims to assess the incidence, case-fatality rate and risk factors of stroke on Kinmen Island, Taiwan, from 1993 to 1996. A population-based stroke survey was carried out in 1993 and 1996 to collect data on all subjects in the population aged 50 years and older residing on Kinmen. There were 63 stroke events (53 first ever and 10 recurrent)(More)
AIM Cigarette-smoking induced oxidative DNA damage to endothelial cells has been reported to play an etiological role in atherosclerosis development. Individual vulnerability to oxidative stress through smoking exposure and the ability to repair DNA damage, which plays a critical role in modifying the risk susceptibility of large artery atherosclerotic(More)