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Melasma is a common pigmentary disorder among Asian women. The available therapies such as bleaching agents, chemical peeling, laser, and intense pulsed light are not satisfactory or safe. In the search to find a new treatment therapy for melasma, oral administration of tranexamic acid (TA) was studied clinically in Chinese patients. The study enrolled 74(More)
It is difficult to measure exactly the amount of adipose tissue by which the body is reduced after liposuction. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) has been widely used in not only the diagnosis of osteoporosis but also the analysis of body composition such as the amount of bone mineral, adipose tissue, and other soft tissue. With this technique we can(More)
BACKGROUND The primary presumed advantages of the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap over the other muscle-sparing (MS) transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps are the improved functional rectus abdominis muscle outcomes and decreased abdominal contour morbidities. The purpose of this study was to verify this viewpoint objectively and(More)
Since April 1986, implantation of a vascular bundle containing the ramus carpeus dorsalis of the interosseal anterior artery and vein into the lunate has been undertaken for aseptic necrosis of the lunate bone. A series of 11 cases were performed in East-South Hospital with satisfactory results. The average follow-up period was 36 months. A series of(More)
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