Hsin-Ling Lee

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BACKGROUND Surgical treatment for mycotic aortic aneurysms is not optimal. Even with a large excision, extensive debridement, in situ or extra-anatomical reconstruction, and with or without lifelong antibiotic treatment, mycotic aneurysms still carry very high mortality and morbidity. The use of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for mycotic aortic(More)
We enrolled 22 patients with gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess in a study to assess the mechanism of gas formation. Klebsiella pneumoniae was cultured from specimens from all patients. Gas and pus samples from abscesses revealed four major components: nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen; this implicates mixed acid fermentation of glucose as the(More)
OBJECTIVE Suicide attempts with agricultural chemicals are common in southern Taiwan. Among them, glyphosate-surfactant herbicide (GlySH) intoxication has been encountered with increasing frequency. Although a number of reports have described the clinical course and outcomes following ingestion, predictors of serious complications and mortality have not(More)
Mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC) is the major source of reactive oxygen species during myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Ischemic defect and reperfusion-induced injury to ETC are critical in the disease pathogenesis of postischemic heart. The properties of ETC were investigated in an isolated heart model of global I/R. Rat hearts(More)
BACKGROUND Poisoning is a significant public health problem worldwide and is one of the most common reasons for visiting emergency departments (EDs), but factors that help to predict overall poisoning-related fatality have rarely been elucidated. Using 1512 subjects from a hospital-based study, we sought to describe the demographic and clinical(More)
Deliberate self-poisoning (DSP), the most common form of deliberate self-harm, is closely associated with suicide. Identifying risk factors of DSP is necessary for implementing prevention strategies. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between benzodiazepine (BZD) treatment in psychiatric outpatients and DSP cases at emergency departments (EDs).(More)
Free radicals are important mediators of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Nitrone spin traps have been shown to scavenge free radicals. The cardioprotective effect of the spin trap, 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline N-oxide (DMPO), was investigated in an isolated heart model of global ischemia and reperfusion. Rat hearts were perfused and subjected to global(More)
BACKGROUND Anticoagulation is an essential part of the management of numerous cardiovascular conditions. Although warfarin sodium has been in clinical use for >40 years, only 1 proprietary warfarin preparation was in use for long-term anticoagulation in Taiwan until 2001, when the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration approved a new generic formulation. (More)
INTRODUCTION Most of the glyphosate-surfactant herbicides (GlySH) are formulated commercial products containing isopropylamine (IPA) salt of glyphosate (IPAG), variable amount of a surfactant, and water. Although glyphosate is only slightly toxic to rats, ingestion of GlySH may lead to severe effects, including death, in humans. We conducted a study to(More)