Jui Hsiang Hsieh

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OBJECTIVES Using videourodynamics (VUDS) we prospectively investigated the etiologies of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and low uroflow in young men and correlated the results with clinical symptoms and noninvasive exams. METHODS From 1999 to 2001, 90 men 18-50 years old with LUTS and low uroflow were enrolled. Patients with active urinary tract(More)
We have performed controlled fed-batch fermentation experiments to compare the production level of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) by recombinant yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains (YNN27/pYBH-1, YNN27/ p2micro-S11, YNN27/pDCB-S2) containing plasmid vector with alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH1), acid phosphatase (PHO5), and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate(More)
BACKGROUND Enterovesical fistula is a relatively uncommon complication of pelvic malignancies, diverticulitis of the colon, postoperative irradiation or trauma. Early diagnosis of enterovesical fistula is difficult and its management, complicated. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the most appropriate diagnostic method and to discuss the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether diabetes mellitus and the associated changes in bladder function will trigger bladder wall tissue remodeling and concomitant alterations in the mechanical properties. We investigated the time course of changes in function and mechanical properties of diabetic and diuretic rat bladders using both in vivo and in vitro(More)
Long-term and large scale cultivation of an anchorage-dependent cell line using an industrial scale hollow fiber perfusion bioreactor is described. Hep G2 cells (a human hepatoma cell line) were cultivated in an Acusyst-P (Endotronic) with a total fiber surface area of 7.2 m2 6 x 1.2m2) to produce Hep G2 crude conditioned medium (CCM). Pretreatment of the(More)
Cardiovascular parameters of spontaneously breathing pond turtles (Cyclemys flavomarginata) anaesthetized with chloralose (4 mg 100 g-1) and urethane (40 mg 100 g-1), were examined during exploratory electrical stimulation of the brain stem. Turtles exhibited a low mean systemic arterial blood pressure (MSAP, average 25 mmHg) and slow heart rate (average 24(More)
The functional correlation of the depressor caudal ventrolateral medulla (CVLM) with the two pressor regions, i.e. rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) and dorsomedial medulla (DM), and with another inhibitory region, i.e. the paramedian reticular nucleus (PRN), were studied in cats anesthetized intraperitoneally with chloralose (40 mg/kg) and urethane (400(More)
In 65 cats anesthetized with alpha-chloralose and urethane, the effects of insulin on cardiovascular responses to stimulation of various structures in the brain stem were studied. The threshold dose of insulin injected intravenously that produced systemic hypoglycemia was 5-10 U/kg. Subthreshold hypoglycemic doses of insulin were used(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and metabolic syndrome with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED) in Taiwanese men aged <45 years. PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS Voiding and erectile function in 226 men with T2DM, at one diabetes clinic, and 183 healthy men with normal fasting blood(More)