Hung Lin Kao

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BACKGROUND Uterine myomas are benign tumors of the uterus, occurring in up to 25% of women of reproductive age. We examined the possible causes for different degrees of volume reduction in patients with uterine myomas who received gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) treatment by investigating the hormone receptors at the end of GnRHa treatment.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical significance of preoperative serum levels of interleukin-10 (IL-10) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA IL-10 is an immunosuppressive factor and IL-6 is a multifunctional cytokine that plays a role in host defense mechanisms. Both have been reported(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of lesion length on in-stent restenosis (ISR) of vertebral artery (VA) origin stenting. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the medical and radiological records of patients receiving VA origin stenting from March 1999 to June 2005. They were subdivided according to lesion length. ISR was defined as >50% diameter narrowing(More)
To test the hypothesis that increased proliferative capacity of cells in a liver remnant is a risk factor for tumor recurrence in patients who have undergone liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma, DNA flow-cytometric measurement and cell-cycle analysis of the nontumor parts of resected hepatocellular carcinomas (tumor size < 5 cm) were performed. The(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) plays an important role in cancer invasion and metastasis. The relationship between serum MMP-9 levels and clinicopathological factors in gastric cancer patients is not clear. MATERIALS AND METHODS Preoperative serum was obtained from 170 patients who had undergone gastrectomy for gastric cancer at the(More)
Contents of the progesterone receptors (PgR) and estrogen receptors (ER) in 18 gastric adenocarcinoma tissues were determined using both the dextran-coated charcoal (DCC) assay and enzyme immunoassay (EIA). PgR were found in 15 cancer tissues (range, 1.0-58.8 fmol/mg protein) and 12 normal mucosal tissues (range, 1.4-26.8 fmol/mg protein) by DCC assay,(More)
To investigate the change of DNA content and the effect of synthetic phase (S-phase) fraction on hepatocytes and hepatomas, DNA content and S-phase fraction were measured by flow cytometry in human livers and hepatoma tissues. The ploidy status of nontumor parts of resected hepatoma, fetal liver, and focal nodular hyperplasia were diploid, similar to that(More)
To evaluate the accuracy of various types of wall motion response during dobutamine echocardiography (DE) in predicting functional recovery after revascularization, we studied 30 patients with stable coronary disease and left ventricular dysfunction by simultaneous DE and (201)Tl reinjection SPECT. Among 480 segments (16 segments/patient), 199 had abnormal(More)
Constrictive pericarditis is a complication of tuberculous pericarditis that necessitates surgical intervention. In this study, we sought to identify echocardiographic features that could predict the development of constrictive pericarditis from acute or subacute pericarditis. From January 1988 through May 1998, all patients with a discharge diagnosis of(More)