Jung Chung Lin

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In this study we found that cardiovascular effects were differentially regulated by N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) in the rostral ventral lateral medulla (RVLM) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) compared to their normotensive controls (Wistar-Kyoto rats, WKYs). Adult SHRs and WKYs were anesthetized with urethane, cervically vagotomized, and placed in a(More)
The effectiveness of acupuncture in acute stroke remains largely untested and unproved. A randomized, controlled trial was carried out to study the feasibility of acupuncture in combination with conventional supportive treatment for acute stroke patients. A total of 30 patients, aged 46-74, with the onset of symptoms within 36 h were enrolled into the study(More)
In the present study, we evaluated the relationship between hypertension and the antinociceptive effect of clonidine in genetically hypertensive rats. Intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of clonidine (0.69 mg/kg) produced hypoalgesia without lowering blood pressure in conscious spontaneously hypertensive (SH), spontaneously hypertensive-stroke prone(More)
In 24 patients with vascular dementia of Binswanger's type (VDBT) and 14 age-matched neurologically normal volunteers, we investigated the relationship between clinical features, white matter lesions (leuco-araiosis) and cerebral atrophy on computed tomographic (CT) scan, and regional cerebral blood flow. All subjects underwent the Mini-Mental State(More)
We report on a healthy female with a unique relapsing transverse myelitis accompanied by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection. Magnetic resonance imaging showed cord enlargement and increased signal intensity on T1-weighted image with gadolinium enhancement from T-4 to T-10 during the first attack and from C-1 to C-2 during the second episode. She(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the hypothesis that ketamine, a non-competitive antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, attenuates hypoxia-induced striatal dopamine release in vivo. High-speed chronoamperometric recording techniques, using Nafion-coated carbon fiber electrodes, were used to evaluate extracellular dopamine (DA)(More)
We and others previously reported that the antinociceptive effect of clonidine, measured by the hot plate method, was greater in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) than in Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKYs). In the present study, we found that the difference in clonidine-induced analgesia between these two strains was abolished after lesioning the presynaptic(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) has been found to be linked to chromosome 4qter. A chromosome 4q35-ter marker, pFR-1 (subclone of the cosmid c51), has been recently isolated and used as a probe for mapping near, or within, the FSHD gene. To examine FSHD-associated DNA rearrangements in the Taiwan population, we used the pFR-1 probe to perform(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of animal-assisted activity on self-esteem, control over activities of daily living, and other psycho-physiological aspects among Taiwanese inpatients with schizophrenia. Thirty participants were randomly assigned to either the treatment or control group. A weekly animal-assisted activity program was(More)
A 25-year-old woman presented with a four-year history of progressive right-lower-extremity weakness and atrophy and a left hemisensory deficit was found. Metrizamide-enhanced spinal CT scan showed an intramedullary lesion at the level of T1-T2; this had expanded the cord in fusiform fashion but showed no evidence of a cystic component. Surgical resection(More)