Jiann-Ming Wu

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The role of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) for perforated appendicitis is under investigation. A retrospective study was conducted to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy (OA) for perforated appendicitis. From January 2001 through December 2003, 229 patients with perforated appendicitis were treated at Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital.(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is a safe, effective, and beneficial procedure for the treatment of acute appendicitis. However, limited data are available regarding the safety and feasibility of LA during pregnancy. METHODS Between January 2001 and August 2004, 1235 patients with clinically suspected appendicitis underwent laparoscopic surgery(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the use of laparoscopy in hemodynamically stable patients with blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of hemodynamically stable blunt abdominal trauma patients. Patients admitted from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2006 (prior to the adoption of laparoscopy for patients with blunt(More)
Tetrandrine, a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid, exerts antitumor effects against some cancers. We explored tetrandrine's effects on colon cancer with cultured mouse CT-26 cells and with subcutaneous tumors. Tetrandrine induced apoptosis in concentration- and time-dependent manner. Tetrandrine increased expression of ERK 1/2 and p38 MAPK; inhibition of p38(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma (E-IMS) is a recently established rare variant of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. It is characterized by a distinctive constellation of clinical, pathological, and molecular features, including a nearly exclusive intraabdominal location, strong male predilection, aggressive clinical course,(More)
Most cases of obturator hernia are diagnosed during surgery for treatment of acute small bowel obstruction resulting from incarceration. We present the case of a patient with incarcerated obturator hernia that was correctly diagnosed by computed tomography preoperatively. Laparoscopic preperitoneal mesh repair of the incarcerated obturator hernia and a(More)
Laparoscopic appendectomy is one of the most commonly performed laparoscopic procedures. Impact of previous abdominal surgery on laparoscopic appendectomy has not been previously reported. From January 2001 to December 2005, 2029 patients with clinically suspected acute appendicitis underwent laparoscopic surgery in our hospital. Of these, 234 patients(More)
Acute small bowel obstruction is a common problem, especially for those patients with previous abdominal surgery that can cause postoperative adhesions. Acute, non-postoperative small bowel obstruction is less common and has various etiologies. We report a case of acute small bowel obstruction without previous abdominal surgery. The patient underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of resveratrol (a natural polyphenol) on angiogenesis in rat gliomas were investigated by color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS). The correlation among the tumor growth rate, macroscopic angiogenesis measured by CDUS and microscopic angiogenesis was assessed by immunohistochemical staining. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fischer rats were(More)
Donor operation in adult living donor liver transplantation is associated with significant postoperative morbidity. To avoid laparotomy wound complications and shorten postoperative recovery, laparoscopic liver graft harvest has been developed recently. However, to determine the cut point of bile duct is challenging. Herein, we report the application of(More)