Hung-Sheng Lin

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INTRODUCTION Erythropoietin (EPO) enhances the circulating level of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), which has been reported to be associated with prognostic outcome in ischemic stroke (IS) patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the time course of circulating EPC level and the impact of EPO therapy on EPC level and clinical outcome in patients(More)
Currently, no data on the optimal time point after acute ischemic stroke (IS) at which high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level is most predictive of unfavorable outcome. We tested the hypothesis that hs-CRP levels during both acute (48 h after IS) and convalescent (21 days after IS) phases are equally important in predicting 90-day clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES Cheiro-oral syndrome is characterized by sensory impairment confined to perioral area and ipsilateral fingers/hand. It results from an involvement of the ascending sensory tracts above the pons. However, a crossed pattern of perioral and acral paresthesia was rarely reported before. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study reports the neuroanatomic(More)
Two patients presented with sensory impairments confined to their right intraoral cheek and right first three fingers. An objective decrease of pinprick pain was detected at these sites. Neuroimaging illustrated recent infarcts in the contralateral ventral thalamus of both patients. The intraoral and cheiral sensory impairments resolved within two months(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Nigrostriatal hypodopaminergism is the fundamental basis in parkinsonism. It may arise secondarily from a variety of disorders but is rarely mentioned shortly after surgery. METHODS AND PROCEDURES To report the clinical course of five patients who had had symptomatic parkinsonism developed shortly after surgery (lumbar laminectomy,(More)
PURPOSE Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for ischemic stroke treatment since 1996 at the United States of America and also 2002 at Taiwan. Since after it is strongly advertised for a promising benefit to early thrombolysis that is further echoed by a recommendation in clinical guidelines from multiple(More)
PURPOSE Cutis marmorata is a cutaneous livedoid disorder which can be differentiated from livedo reticularis in both clinical and pathological presentations. Unlike Sneddon syndrome, a detailed immunocoagulation profile has not yet been delineated for cutis marmorata in patients with cerebral ischemia. METHODS To analyze the immunocoagulation profile in(More)
PURPOSE Use Taiwanese version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in evaluating patients in different stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and correlate with white matter change. METHODS Ninety-seven normal controls (NC), 52 very-mild AD (clinical dementia rating [CDR] = 0.5), 48 mild AD (CDR = 1) and 38 moderate AD (CDR = 2) patients were enrolled(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been reported that leukocyte ROCK activity is elevated in patients after ischemic stroke, but it is unclear whether leukocyte ROCK activity is associated with clinical outcomes following acute stroke events. The objective of this study is to investigate if leukocyte ROCK activity can predict the outcomes in patients with acute ischemic(More)