Kai-Sheng Hsieh

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The classification of ultrasonic liver images is studied, making use of the spatial gray-level dependence matrices, the Fourier power spectrum, the gray-level difference statistics, and the Laws texture energy measures. Features of these types are used to classify three sets of ultrasonic liver images-normal liver, hepatoma, and cirrhosis (30 samples each).(More)
This paper describes the feasibility of selecting fractal feature vector based on M-band wavelet transform to classify ultrasonic liver images-normal liver, cirrhosis, and hepatoma. The proposed feature extraction algorithm is based on the spatial-frequency decomposition and fractal geometry. Various classification algorithms based on respective texture(More)
OBJECTIVE Secondary confirmation of endotracheal (ET) tube position by ultrasound image. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING A medical center-based tertiary pediatric intensive care unit. PATIENTS A total of 59 patients aged from newborn to 17 yrs old underwent ET tube insertion because of cardiopulmonary arrest or impending respiratory(More)
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute multi-system vasculitis syndrome of unknown etiology occurring mostly in infants and children younger than 5 years of age. In developed countries, it is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. However, KD remains a mysterious disease. Some viruses potentially causing the condition have been isolated, but(More)
Pediatric intensive care is now a subspecialty of pediatric medicine. Different pathologic and physiologic processes occur in pediatric patients who require intensive care. Thus, the faculty and staffing requirement differ in many aspects from those of adult intensive care units (ICUs). In Taiwan, pediatric intensive care is relatively less developed than(More)
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood represents a novel entity of acute encephalophathy, predominantly affecting infants and young children living in Taiwan and Japan. It manifests with symptoms of coma, convulsions, and hyperpyrexia after 2 to 4 days of respiratory tract infections in previously healthy children. The hallmark of acute necrotizing(More)
Cerebral salt wasting syndrome (CSWS) is a syndrome of hyponatremia and natriuresis described in patients with intracranial diseases. We describe a 3-year-old boy with tuberculous meningitis complicated by hydrocephalus and CSWS and emphasize the different clinical presentation and management of patients with CSWS and the syndrome of inappropriate secretion(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and three-dimensional computed tomography (3D CT) provide good-resolution images and short scan time for complete diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD). In the present study, we found that MSCT rapidly provides clinically relevant information for diagnosing extracardiac vascular(More)
To assess the feasibility of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and establish reference values for ABPM in normal children and adolescents, 24-hour ABPM was performed in 120 normotensive, nonobese subjects, aged from 6 to 14 years (58 males, age 10.1 +/- 2.8 years; 62 females, age 9.7 +/- 3.1 years; mean +/- SD). The subjects were classified into(More)
Susceptibilities to amphotericin B and fluconazole of 383 Candida species isolated from blood were determined. Candida albicans was the most common species (55.6%), followed by Candida parapsilosis (17.5%), Candida tropicalis (16.5%), Candida glabrata (5.2%), Candida guilliermondii (2.3%), and others (2.9%). All but three isolates, Candida ciferrii, C.(More)