J.-J. Chen

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OBJECTIVE To quantify velocity dependent and position related properties of increased muscle tone measured during a constant velocity stretch. METHODS Elbow flexors were vertically stretched under four different velocities (40, 80, 120, and 160 degrees /s) through a 75 degrees range of motion in 12 patients with hemiparesis, 16 with parkinsonism, and 12(More)
Rodent models of Parkinson's disease (PD) are usually assessed using measures of akinesia, but other important parkinsonian symptoms such as rigidity are only rarely quantified. This is in part due to technical difficulties in obtaining such measures in small animals. In the present study we developed quantitative methods to provide time-course assessment(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the effects of risperidone and olanzapine in schizophrenic patients with intolerant extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) on first generation antipsychotics. We conducted an 8-week, rater-blinded, flexible dose study. Seventy patients with schizophrenia, who met the DSM-IV research criteria of having(More)
Membranous nephropathy (MN), characterized by the presence of diffuse thickening of the glomerular basement membrane and subepithelial in situ immune complex disposition, is the most common cause of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in adults, with an incidence of 5-10 per million per year. A number of studies have confirmed the relevance of several(More)
The correlation between hip replacement (Hip-Repl) and chronic osteomyelitis (COM) has not been studied in Asian populations. Thus, we assessed Hip-Repl-related risk of developing COM via a population-based, nationwide, retrospective cohort study. The Hip-Repl cohort was obtained from Taiwan’s Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000, and included(More)
Adenosine A2A receptor agonists produce a hypokinetic state (catalepsy) that is believed to reflect antagonistic interaction of A2A and dopamine D2 receptors in the basal ganglia. In addition to catalepsy, pharmacological blockade of D2 receptors produces rigidity. However there are conflicting data about the effect of A2A agonists on muscle tone, with some(More)
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