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)
DNA repair is one of the major causes of spontaneous drug and radiation resistance in patients with lung adenocarcinomas (LADC). 53BP1 is a mediator that relays signals from DNA damage sensors and activates various effectors for the DNA repair and cell survival. In this study we investigated the clinical and biological significance of 53BP1. Expression of(More)
Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase (DDH) is frequently detected in cancer cells, and its overexpression correlates with drug resistance, the downregulation of DNA repair mechanisms, increased frequency of tumor recurrence, cancer cell metastasis and poor prognosis. The silencing of DDH expression using siRNA, on the other hand, reduces drug resistance and cancer(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)
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 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)
OBJECTIVES Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is possibly associated with reduced acute pain and narcotics consumption when compared to open surgery, but little is known about the long-term effect. The goal of our study was to evaluate whether narcotics consumption is consistently lower after VATS for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC),(More)