Hsu-Huei Weng

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The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with bone grafts infection after cranioplasty. Eighty-four cranioplasties were performed on 75 patients between 2002 and 2006. Cryopreserved bone grafts were used as graft material in group 1 and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) was used in group 2. Risk factors including age, gender, time(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Accurate information about hospital resource utilization is necessary for management of healthcare service. The purpose of this study was to determine the demographic and clinical predictors of length of hospital stay (LOS) of acute care hospitalization for first-ever ischemic stroke patients. METHODS A group of 330 patients who(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the treatment results and toxicity profiles of post-operative conventional radiotherapy (Conv-RT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for stage III and IV oral cavity cancer. During the period from April 2002 to December 2005, a total of 49 patients with stage III and IV squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity(More)
Uterine prolapse resulting in hydronephrosis was uncommon. We report two cases of complete uterine prolapse and bilateral moderate hydronephrosis. Case 1, she was admitted due to fever with pyuria. Uterine prolapse was noted by incidental finding. Urine culture showed Escherichia coli. She received total vaginal hysterectomy, which corrected the obstruction(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the novel endoscopic findings in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) under narrow-band imaging (NBI) and to determine the reliability of screening NPC by NBI. A total of 79 adults underwent nasopharyngeal biopsy. We proposed five distinctly different findings that need to be examined by NBI: Type I: brownish spots, Type(More)
PURPOSE Transitional cell carcinoma is the most common upper urinary tract cancer in Taiwanese patients on dialysis. It is a unique finding compared with Western countries. Unfortunately, the long-term outcomes of patients with upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma on dialysis are largely unknown. This study presents clinical outcome of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon and life-threatening soft tissue infection with high mortality. Though early aggressive surgical intervention is important for improving survival, the impact of mortality from different microorganisms remains uncertain. Our study aims to identify the association of mortality and different microorganisms, and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Severe sepsis is frequently associated with hypocholesterolemia which is also a common finding in cirrhotic patients. Lipoprotein is capable of binding endotoxin to which cirrhotic patients exhibit an excessive pro-inflammatory response. METHODS We evaluated the relationship between lipid levels, inflammatory cytokines and clinical(More)
The crucial role of gap junctions, which are composed of connexin (CX) protein, in auditory functions has been confirmed by numerous studies. In this study, we investigate the prevalence and phenotype/genotype correlation of connexin (CX) gene family variants in a cohort of children with nonsyndromic hearing loss (HL). A total of 253 unrelated children with(More)
The Janus kinase-signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway is one of the most important components of cytokine signaling cascades. JAK-STAT signaling pathway modulates various fundamental biological processes and cancer pathogenesis. JAK-STAT is controlled by negative regulators that include suppressors of cytokine signaling(More)