Hsin-Chung Lin

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The aim of the current study was to evaluate the histopathological features of inflammation and the expression levels of inflammatory markers in tissue samples from patients with ketamine‑induced cystitis. Bladder biopsy samples for histological analysis were obtained from 23 patients (18 men and 5 women) with a self‑reported history of ketamine use and who(More)
Metastasis from lung cancer, often found in the adrenal glands, bone, liver, brain, and kidneys, have been thought to be rare in the digestive system. When a metastatic tumor is found in the intestine, it is most commonly metastatic melanoma or carcinoma of the cervix uteri, ovary, or breast. Yet, intestinal metastases have been described in 11% of lung(More)
PURPOSE To study characteristics of patients with community-acquired complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) and to compare effectiveness and antibiotic cost of treatment with ceftriaxone (CRO), levofloxacin (LVX), and ertapenem (ETP). METHODS This retrospective study enrolled patients who had community-acquired cUTIs admitted to Division of(More)
Distinct genetic aberrations between melanomas in different anatomical locations have been confirmed in recent years. However, the associations between immunohistochemical expression, tumor sites, and clinical parameters are not clear. We examined the correlation of protein expression and gene mutation of c-kit with clinicopathological parameters and lesion(More)
Granular cell tumors (GCTs) on the male genitalia are exceedingly rare. Solitary tumors have been reported on the penile shaft, prepuce, corpus cavernosum, glans penis, and scrotum. According to the latest serial analysis by using a MEDLINE search of the literature from January 1970 to December 2011, we identified seven reported GCTs involving the scrotum.(More)
Retroperitoneal malignant germ cell tumors (GCTs) are rare and of uncertain origin. Almost all retroperitoneal GCTs with seminomatous histology have been reported in male patients. Pediatric hypertension in a girl secondary to a retroperitoneal mixed GCT (dysgerminoma plus mature monodermal teratoma) has not been reported previously in the literature. We(More)
Human diphyllobothriasis is a parasitic disease caused by ingestion of larvae (plerocercoids) in raw or undercooked fish and commonly found in temperate areas. Rare cases were reported in tropical or subtropical areas especially in children. The first documented case of pediatric diphyllobothriasis in Taiwan had been reported 11 years ago. Here, we report(More)