Hui-Chun Chen

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The lack of standardized procedures of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) during thyroid operations may lead to highly variable results, and many of these results can cause misleading information and, conversely, increase the risk of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury. Therefore, standardization of IONM procedures is necessary. A total of 289(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the changes of quality of life (QoL) and survival outcomes for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated by three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) vs. intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Two hundred and three newly diagnosed NPC patients, who were curatively treated by 3D-CRT (n = 93)(More)
UNLABELLED The literature reports persistent cognitive impairments in patients with bipolar disorder even after prolonged remission. However, a majority of studies have focused only on bipolar I disorder (BP-I), primarily because bipolar II disorder (BP-II) is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. More attention should be paid to the differences between(More)
PURPOSE To review the response to radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and determine the factors favoring its efficacy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients with HCC and PVT referred for radiation therapy between 1997 and 2005 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who had undergone treatment to primary HCC(More)
Perturbation in E-cadherin expression leads to loss of cellular adhesion with possible consequence of cellular transformation and tumor progression. The aims of this study were to determine E-cadherin expression in each subtype of gastric cancer classified by different classification systems, and to investigate the role of E-cadherin in cell(More)
Glycoprotein E2 of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is the major antigenic protein exposed on the outer surface of the virion that induces main neutralizing antibodies during infection in pigs. This study displays the differences in antigenicity of E2 between vaccine and field strains of CSFV by their variable reaction patterns between expressed proteins(More)
BACKGROUND Tumorigenesis is a multistep process that begins with the abrogation of normal controls of apoptosis and cell proliferation, and the FAS receptor-ligand system is a key regulator of apoptosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether functional polymorphisms of death pathway genes (FAS and FASL) are associated with the development of(More)
The 570-amino acid membrane form of IL-1RAcP (mIL-1RAcP) plays a pivotal role in the IL-1 signal transduction and response. We have identified another membrane form of IL-1RAcP with 687 amino acids (named as mIL-1RAcP687 hereon). Its except the last amino acid N-terminal 448 amino acid portion, containing three extracellular immunoglobulin domains, one(More)
BACKGROUND It was reported previously that the dosimetric superiority of conformal radiotherapy (RT), either 3-dimensional conformal RT (3D-CRT) or intensity-modulated RT (IMRT), over conventional 2D-RT translated into clinical benefits for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). In this study, the authors compared quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes of(More)
During recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) neuromonitoring in thyroid surgery, laryngeal electromyography (EMG) amplitude may be correlated with the number of muscle fibers participating in the polarization and these might be correlated with the function of RLN. If RLN is severely injured during the operation, most nerve fibers do not transmit nerve impulse and(More)