I-Ling Chen

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BACKGROUND Surgical site infection (SSI) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a catastrophic complication. Administration of prophylactic antibiotics within 60 minutes before surgery is a well-established strategy to prevent SSI. The study is aimed to identify the risk factors for SSI regarding primary TKA in patients with timely administration of(More)
Aeginetia indica Linn. (Guan-Jen-Huang, GJH), a traditional Chinese herb, has the potential to be an immunomodulatory agent. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of GJH in the treatment of renal cancer. Concentration-effect curves for the influence of GJH on cellular proliferation showed a biphasic shape. Besides, GJH had a synergistic effect(More)
BACKGROUND Better depicting the relationship between antibiotic consumption and evolutionary healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB) may help highlight the importance of antibiotic stewardship. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The correlations between antibiotic consumption and MDR-GNB HAIs at a(More)
The effects of saikosaponins (a, b(1), b(2), c, d), isolated from Bupleurum Radix, on the induction of differentiation in rat C6 glioma cells were studied. Saikosaponins a and d were shown to inhibit cell proliferation and alter cell morphology. In addition to cytostasis, the enzymatic activities of glutamine synthetase (GS) and 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide(More)
Due to the high complexity of modern circuit designs, verification has become the major bottleneck of the entire design process. There is an emerging need for a practical solution to reduce the verification time. In manufacturing test, a well-known technique, "design-for-testability", is often used to reduce the testing time. By inserting some extra (More)
In this paper, we present the power estimation methodologies for the development of a low-power security processor that contains significant amount of logic and memory. For the logic part, we present a highly accurate tool, called PowerMixer. This tool is a refinement of the so-called mixed-level methodology that combines the accuracy of quick SPICE and the(More)
In this paper, we present the power estimation methodologies for the development of a low-power security processor that contains significant amount of logic and memory. For the logic part, we present a highly accurate tool, called <i>PowerMixer</i>. This tool is a refinement of the so-called mixed-level methodology that combines the accuracy of quick SPICE(More)
A prototype of Sleep Coach was developed to resolve long-lasting problems of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia patients: low compliance and low levels of patient feedback. Sleep Coach, designed to function like an ordinary book, provides a diary module to remind patients to log sleep-related activities and a training module for helping patients(More)