Jian-Tai Qiu

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We compared the efficacy of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA detection between a PCR-based genechip (Easychip HPV Blot [hereafter referred to as HPV Blot]; King Car, Taiwan) method and Hybrid Capture II (HCII; Digene, Gaithersburg, MD) in women with previous normal (n = 146) or abnormal (> or =atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance [ASCUS] [n =(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to investigate the clinical features and outcomes following recurrence after primary radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. METHODS Clinical data of 121 documented recurrent cervical cancer patients who received primary radical hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy between 1993 and 2000 at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the characteristics and outcome of patients with brain metastases from epithelial ovarian carcinoma. METHODS The clinical and pathologic characteristics, treatment and outcome of patients with brain metastases from epithelial ovarian carcinoma were analyzed from eight medical centers in Taiwan under the TGOG (Taiwanese Gynecologic(More)
Our aim was to investigate the human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype distribution and correlation between HPV parameters and clinicopathological variables in cervical carcinoma treated in a large tertiary referral medical center in Taiwan. Consecutive patients treated for cervical carcinoma (Stages I-IV according to the International Federation of Gynecology(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION To evaluate the outcome and prognostic factors of patients with supraclavicular lymph node (SCLN) involvement at primary diagnosis. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of cervical cancer patients primarily treated at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between 1987 and 2005. Thirty-three patients with histologically confirmed SCLN(More)
We aimed to assess the distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes in high-grade cervical lesions in Taiwan. The study included 1,086 paraffin-embedded, formaldehyde-fixed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2/3 specimens. HPV genotyping was performed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods. Multiple HPV types were validated by E6(More)
BACKGROUND Heterotopic pregnancy is a rare event in natural conception cycles. Diagnosis of heterotopic pregnancy requires a high index of suspicion. Described herein is a reported case of a heterotopic pregnancy presenting as hematometra. CASE A young, multiparous woman, with her last menstrual period 6 weeks before presentation, complained of a dark(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with cervical cancer and supraclavicular lymph nodes (SLN) recurrence have a poor but heterogeneous prognosis. The aim of this study was to identify potential prognostic factors - including FDG-PET results - that may affect survival and treatment outcomes in patients with this group of patients. METHODS Between January 2001 and December(More)
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is a potent immunomodulatory cytokine. Here we generated a novel codon-optimized murine GM-CSF gene as an adjuvant. The codon-optimized GM-CSF gene significantly increased protein expression levels in all cells tested. Although injection of the wild-type GM-CSF plasmids adjuvanted HIV-1 Gag DNA(More)
In this study, we investigated the functional outcomes of CD4(+) T cells primed in the absence of IL-15 transpresentation. Compared with their WT counterparts primed in WT mice, IL-15Rα KO CD4(+) T cells primed in KO mice were found to exclusively overproduce IL-10 upon in vitro restimulation(.) The comparable expression of IL-4 and Foxp3 in CD4(+) T(More)