Kuo-Feng Huang

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of music therapy on stress, anxiety and depression in Taiwanese pregnant women. BACKGROUND The value of music therapy is slowly being realized by nurses in various clinical areas, including obstetrics. Previous studies have demonstrated a high prevalence of psychological stress(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), a life-threatening soft tissue infection, requires early diagnosis, prompt and repeated surgical intervention, and broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy. The aim of this study was to identify the independent predictors of mortality among patients with NF in Taiwan. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records(More)
BACKGROUND The posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) procedure allows restoration of the weight-bearing capacity to a more physiological ventral position and maintenance of disc space height. However, the procedure can be technically difficult and may cause complications. It has always been performed bilaterally with paired cages; a single central cage(More)
Although congenital mesoblastic nephroma (CMN) is a rare benign congenital renal tumor, it is the most common solid renal tumor in the newborn period. The most common presentation of congenital mesoblastic nephroma is polyhydramnios, and only one case with prenatal fetal hydrops has been previously reported. Prenatal diagnosis of CMN has previously been(More)
Multiorgan dysfunction ensuing from severe heatstroke includes hypotension, hepatic and renal failure, hypercoagulable state, activated inflammation, and cerebral ischemia and injury. We attempted to assess whether human umbilical cord blood-derived CD34+ cell therapy improves survival during experimental heatstroke by attenuating multiorgan dysfunction.(More)
Purpose: In this study, the method of employing pre-retrieval vaginal douching with aqueous povidone iodine is examined to see if it can decrease the incidence of pelvic abscess without compromising the clinical outcome of IVF-ET. Methods: Patients with ovarian endometrioma and received IVF-ET treatment were retrospectively classified into two groups(More)
OBJECTIVE Human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBCs) are effective in the treatment of conventional stroke in experimental models. In the study described herein, we administered HUCBCs into the femoral vein or directly into the cerebral ventricular system and assessed their effects on circulatory shock, cerebral ischemia, and damage during heatstroke. (More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Cervical cancer remains a health problem among women worldwide. Delineation of genetic changes is critical to understanding the molecular basis of tumor progression, as well as for identifying genetic markers for early identification of patients at high risk for a poor outcome. METHODS To provide comparative genomic hybridization data(More)
Thrombospondin (TSP)-1, a potent angiogenesis inhibitor, has been shown to exert different biological functions on various cell types. Here, we investigate the role of TSP-1 in tumor-stroma reaction, which is mainly characterized by fibroblast activation to create a permissive microenvironment for tumor progression. Immunohistochemistry examinations in the(More)
Supporting Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees for diverse multimedia services are the primary concerns for WiMAX (IEEE802.16) networks. A scheduling scheme that satisfies the QoS requirements has become more important for wireless communications. We propose a scheduling scheme called adaptive prioritybased scheduling (APS) for providing QoS guarantees in(More)