Hsin-Yuan Fang

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Inducible heat shock protein 70 (HSP70), a stress protein detected in the central nervous system, is expressed when a cell or organism is under stress. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) are multipotential early proinflammatory cytokines. Our objective was to determine protein levels of HSP70, IL-18, and TNF-alpha as well as(More)
A 45-year-old man presented with a six-month history of progressive dyspnea with productive cough and wheezing. The patient was a heavy smoker and had a history of tongue cancer, hypertension, and asthma. Chest X-ray and computed tomography showed a mass lesion in the left hilar region and total collapse of the upper left lobe of the lung. Bronchoscopy(More)
Recently, the use of paravertebral block (PVB) during thoracic surgery has been re-evaluated, as it is not inferior to epidural anaesthesia for postoperative pain control, and has been associated with fewer complications (e.g., hematoma of epidural, hypotension, urinary retention, postoperative nausea and vomiting). No reports have described intraoperative(More)
Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung is rare in adults. We present a 51-year-old man with recurrent lower respiratory tract infections and intermittent febrile episodes for more than 10 years. Multiple cavitary lesions with fluid accumulation were seen in the right lower lobe of the lung on radiography and computed tomography of the chest.(More)
Three-dimensional printing is a versatile technique to generate large quantities of a wide variety of shapes and sizes of polymer. The aim of this study is to develop functionalized 3D printed poly(lactic acid) (PLA) scaffolds and use a mussel-inspired surface coating and Xu Duan (XD) immobilization to regulate cell adhesion, proliferation and(More)
Hinokitiol is a tropolone-related compound found in heartwood cupressaceous plants. Hinokitiol slows the growth of a variety of cancers through inhibition of cell proliferation. The low water solubility of hinokitiol leads to less bioavailability. This has been highlighted as a major limiting factor. In this study, mesoporous calcium silicate (MCS)(More)
OBJECTIVES Most cases of pleural empyema are caused by pulmonary infections, which are usually combined with pneumonia or lung abscess. The mortality of patients with pleural empyema remains high (up to 20%). It also contributes to higher hospital costs and longer hospital stays. We studied pleural empyema with combined lung abscess to determine if abscess(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is becoming increasingly popular due to reduced perioperative morbidity and mortality compared with open surgical repair. However, complications can occur when the left subclavian artery is involved. When performing TEVAR with left carotid-subclavian artery bypass the stent graft will extend to the left(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin (IL) 11 is a multipotential cytokine with anti-inflammatory and fibrogenic properties. It is released into the peripheral blood from damaged brain tissue. The objective of this study was to determine plasma and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) levels of IL-11 in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and to correlate(More)
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