Hsu-Huei Weng

Jen-Tsung Yang9
Yen-Chu Huang8
Chih-Ying Wu6
9Jen-Tsung Yang
8Yen-Chu Huang
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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate whether arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can reliably quantify perfusion deficit as compared to dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) perfusion MRI. METHODS Thirty-nine patients with acute ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation territory were recruited. All(More)
PURPOSE To determine the changes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the periictal phase in status epilepticus (SE). PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified 15 patients diagnosed of status epilepticus with corresponding MRI changes, including 11 patients with generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE), 2 with complex partial status epilepticus(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is one of the major infectious diseases in Taiwan. It has an especially high prevalence in diabetes patients, in whom it is usually asymptomatic and are more likely to result in drug-resistant tuberculosis. The aim of the study was to aggressively screen high risk diabetic elderly, identify the prevalence of tuberculosis and its(More)
BACKGROUND Diffusion-restricted lesions on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) are detected in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). In this study, we aimed to determine the fate of DWI lesions in ICH patients and whether the presence of DWI lesions is associated with functional outcome in patients with ICH. METHODS This prospective study enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying the ischemic penumbra in acute stroke subjects is important for the clinical decision making process. The aim of this study was to use resting-state functional magnetic resonance singal (fMRI) to investigate the change in the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) of these subjects in three different subsections of acute(More)
BACKGROUND The comparative relationships of widely recognized biomarkers of renal injury with short-term and long-term outcomes among critically ill acute stroke patients are unknown. We evaluated the impact of baseline albuminuria [urine albumin-creatinine ratio (UACR) ≥ 30 mg/g] or low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR<60 ml/min per 1.73 m(2)) on(More)
The involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in regulating neuronal survival during neuron differentiation, growth, and maturation, and during the regeneration of injured nerve cells, has already been documented. In experimental Parkinson’s disease, chronic exposure to cigarette smoke increased BDNF levels and survival of dopaminergic(More)
Traumatic spinal cord injury is clinically treated by high doses of methylprednisolone. However, the effect of methylprednisolone on the brain in spinal cord injury patients has been little investigated. This experimental study examined Bcl-2 and Bax protein expression and Nissl staining to evaluate an apoptosis-related intracellular signaling event and(More)
The cellular events in traumatic brain injury (TBI) are complicated, and the factors mediating neurotrophins to protect and repair the injured brain cells are only beginning to be identified. This study examined the effect of dexamethasone (DEX) on neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) expression following TBI. Levels of NT-3 mRNA and protein in rat hippocampus were(More)