Hao-Che Chuang

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BACKGROUND To determine the safety and effectiveness of the use of titanium mesh cages (TMCs) and anterior cervical plates (ACPs) for interbody fusion after anterior cervical corpectomy. METHODS From June 2001 to June 2003, 15 patients underwent reconstruction with TMCs and ACPs for interbody fusion after anterior cervical corpectomy in our hospital. The(More)
BACKGROUND Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) caused by thalamic hemorrhage has high mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and the results of endoscopic surgery for the evacuation of IVH caused by thalamic hemorrhage compared with that of external ventricular drainage (EVD) surgery. METHODS From January 2006 to(More)
In this study, GCC protein was used for the first time to construct a biodegradable conduit for peripheral nerve repair. The GCC was highly stable with a sufficiently high level of mechanical properties and it was non-toxic and non-apoptotic which could maintain the survival and outgrowth of Schwann cells. Noninvasive bioluminescence imaging accompanied(More)
BACKGROUND Earlier studies suggested that the use of high-dose IV MP was the gold standard of care for the treatment of ASCI, but this has been debated. This study aims to identify the effects of high-dose MP in treatment of cervical SCI and how the treatment might be improved. METHODS The medical records of 138 patients with cervical spinal injury(More)
We aimed to analyze the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) and whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) for multiple metastatic brain tumors. Over a period of 5 years, 156 patients with multiple metastatic brain tumors were enrolled and freely assigned by the referring doctors to either gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS, Group A, n=56),(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To report a case and review the literature on intracranial malignant meningioma with metastasis to the spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Because so few cases have been recognized and reported, the radiologic and pathologic assessment, pathway of metastasis, and the concepts of surgical resection and other palliative(More)
BACKGROUND Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) was to be one of the major health problems encountered in modern medicine and had an incalculable socioeconomic impact. The initial cerebral damage after acute brain injury is often exacerbated by postischemic hyperthermia and worsens the outcome. Hypothermia is one of the current therapies designed to combat(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhages account for 20% of all strokes. The Modified Intracerebral Hemorrhage (MICH) score provides a simple, reliable system for decision making regarding surgical treatment. The transsylvian-transinsular approach had previously been neglected because of the dependence on great surgical experience. We believe this(More)
The advantages and disadvantages of titanium mesh cages (TMCs) assisted by anterior cervical plates (ACPs) for interbody fusion following cervical corpectomy were investigated. Between January 2002 and September 2006, 17 patients with cervical radiculomyelopathy caused by metastasis-induced pathologic fractures were selected for anterior corpectomy. TMCs(More)
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