Hsiao-Hsien Hsu

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Pelvic hemorrhage has been implicated as the cause of death in 50% of patients who die following pelvic fractures. To establish correlates of morbidity and mortality from pelvic fractures due to blunt trauma, we reviewed 236 patients treated during 4 years. The average age of the 144 men and 92 women was 31.5 years, the average Injury Severity Score was(More)
Several types of deletions in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have been recently identified in various tissues of old humans. In order to determine whether there are differences in the incidence and proportion of deleted mtDNAs in different tissues during human ageing, we examined the 4,977 bp deletion in mtDNA of various tissues from subjects of different ages.(More)
The electron transport activities of various respiratory enzyme complexes in the muscle mitochondria of subjects of different ages without known mitochondriopathies were investigated. The results showed that the activity of cytochrome c oxidase declined with age more drastically than the activities of other respiratory enzyme complexes. NADH-cytochrome c(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe unusual venous communications from the right to the left atrium resulting in cyanosis after the modified Fontan procedure, and their management with transcatheter occlusion. METHODS Between September 1992 and November 1994, eight patients were assessed for persistent cyanosis after a modified Fontan procedure. Desaturation was found(More)
Using PCR techniques, we detected a approximately 260 bp (type I) and a approximately 200 bp (type II) tandem duplications in the mtDNA of muscle biopsies from aged individuals. Only one 70-year-old subject was found to harbour the type I and 28 out of 58 subjects had type II duplication. About 90% of the subjects harbouring the duplicated mtDNAs also had(More)
Primary tuberculosis of the chest wall is rare and its clinical presentation may resemble pyogenic abscess or tumour. The diagnosis is difficult, since smears or cultures of aspirate frequently fail to show tubercle bacilli. Seven cases of primary chest-wall tuberculosis treated between 1973 and 1992 are described. All presented with a progressively(More)
The clinical features of a patient in a Chinese family with mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS syndrome) are reported. The study revealed that hearing and visual impairments and miscarriages may be early clinical presentations in MELAS. A heteroplasmic A to G transition in the tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene was(More)
Municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) fly ash has been examined for possible use as landfill interim cover. For this aim, three anaerobic bioreactors, 1.2m high and 0.2m in diameter, were used to assess the co-digestion or co-disposal performance of MSW and MSWI fly ash. Two bioreactors contained ratios of 10 and 20 g fly ash per liter of MSW (or 0.2 and(More)
This study was designed to elucidate the hemodynamic and energetic changes of testicles in experimental varicocele. Partial ligation of the left renal vein was performed in 10 Sprague-Dawley rats to induce dilatation of the internal spermatic vein, and sham operation was performed in the other 10 age-matched Sprague-Dawley rats used as controls. Blood(More)
This is a retrospective study of 35 patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and liver cirrhosis identified between 1981 and 1989. The mean age of all patients was 44 years, with a range of 16 to 68. Criteria for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis included either a positive ascites culture with a polymorphonuclear cell concentration greater than 250(More)