Hsin-Yi Wang

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OBJECTIVES Positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is useful for restaging renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and detecting metastatic diseases but is less satisfactory for detecting primary disease. We evaluated whether the integration of computed tomography (CT) scans with the PET system could increase the applicability of FDG-PET for(More)
Background: Understanding of immunobiology of bone marrow metastases (designated BM-NPC) versus primary tumors (P-NPC) of the nasopharynx is far from complete. The aim of this study was to determine if there would be differences between cultured P-NPCs and BM-NPCs with respect to (i) constitutive IL-6 and the IL-6 receptor gp80 subunit (IL-6Rα) levels in(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about differences between the characteristics and psychopathological symptoms of heroin users attending TC or MMT in Asia. This study aimed to compare characteristics and prevalence of depressive disorders among male heroin users in TC and MMT program in Nantou, Taiwan. METHODS The study sample (n = 705) comprised male heroin(More)
Using 4-methylumbelliferyl-β-D-N,N',N″-triacetylchitotrioside (4-MU-GlcNAc3) as a substrate, an acidic chitinase was purified from seeds of black soybean (Glycine max Tainan no. 3) by ammonium sulfate fractionation and three successive steps of column chromatography. The purified chitinase was a monomeric enzyme with molecular mass of 20.1 kDa and(More)
The anthraquinones emodin and aloe-emodin are abundant in rhubarb. Several lines of evidence indicate that emodin and aloe-emodin have estrogenic activity as phytoestrogens. However, their effects on estrogen receptor α (ER α ) activation and breast cancer cell growth remain controversial. The goal of this study is to investigate the effects and molecular(More)
OBJECTIVE Sensory integration progresses along a normal developmental sequence. However, few studies have explored how age difference affects the way sensory integration functions in Taiwanese children as they develop. Therefore, this study aims to pinpoint the role of age in sensory integration. METHOD A purposive sampling plan was employed. The study(More)
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Radionuclide Cisternography (RNC) is of potential value in pointing out the sites of ce-rebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage in patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH). In the current report, we present two patients who(More)
—An efficient real-time background extraction and moving object detection is proposed. This paper presents an algorithm to extract the background pixel from the input image sequence with less memory usage. With the algorithm accurately extracted the background, motion objects can be detected correctly and quickly. To remove the noise produced after motion(More)
A case of renal insufficiency received Hickman catheter insertion for hemodialysis suffered from fever and continuous discharge after then. Local infection at the insertion site of the Hickman catheter was less favored due to the insertion site is absent in local redness, swelling or pus formation and the discharge is large in amount and clear in character.(More)
Avascular necrosis may occur in several bones, especially at the femoral head. The exact etiology is still unknown. Major trauma and non-traumatic factors play important roles. Early detection is the most crucial factor of disease progression. Radiography, bone scintigra-phy, and MR images are available for detection of early bone collapse. MR images and(More)