Jungle Chi-Hsiang Wu

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Laparoscopic adrenalectomy offers distinct benefits to patients and has now become the gold standard for the removal of adrenal lesions. Nonetheless, the procedure poses a challenge for surgeons in regards to the maneuverability of instruments, the two-dimensional operating field and the counterintuitive movements. This study reports our experience using(More)
Surgical procedures have undergone considerable advancement during the last few decades. More recently, the availability of some imaging methods intraoperatively has added a new dimension to minimally invasive techniques. Augmented reality in surgery has been a topic of intense interest and research. Augmented reality involves usage of computer vision(More)
Robotic surgical systems have recently been used to perform laparoscopic procedures in several diseases. We report the initial 2 cases of robotic-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy from Taiwan. Both cases were performed transperitoneally using the ZEUS surgical system (Intuitive Surgical Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA). This system consists of 3 interactive(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), the active form of vitamin A, plays an important role in the growth arrest of numerous types of cancer cells. It has been indicated that cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) activity can be affected by ATRA treatment. Our previous results demonstrate the involvement of Cdk5 in the fate of prostate cancer cells.(More)
In this paper, we present a quality enhancement scheme for endoscopic images. Traditional algorithms might be able to enhance the image contrast, but possible over-enhancement also lead to bad overall visual quality which prevents surgeons from accurate examination or operations of instruments in Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS). Our proposed scheme(More)
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