Kuo-Feng Huang

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The present study was attempted to determine whether interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) pretreatment exerts its antipyresis by reducing organum vasculosum laminae terminalis (OVLT) release of glutamate, hydroxyl radicals and prostaglandin E(2) in rabbits. It was found that systemic administration of lipopolysaccharide induced increased levels of(More)
Surgical or traumatic brain injury often leads to loss of cerebral parenchyma but there is as yet no clinically effective strategy for neural regeneration. Collagen glycosaminoglycan (collagen-GAG, CG) scaffolds have previously been used in many tissues in vivo but have never been utilized in the brain. Using an animal model, we investigated the effects of(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the kinematic and kinetic strategies used by patients with unilateral triple arthrodesis or subtalar fusion during level walking, stair ascent, stair descent and to determine the influence of these different conditions on kinematics and kinetics. Nine subjects with unilateral triple or subtalar fusion and five(More)
BACKGROUND Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers affecting women. The symptom distresses experienced by cancer survivors are critical factors influencing their quality of life (QOL). This study investigated the QOL of breast and cervical cancer survivors, their physical, psychological and social conditions. METHODS The participants were(More)
Background. Cardiac morbidities account for 20% of deaths after ischemic stroke and is the second commonest cause of death in acute stroke population. Elevation of cardiac troponin has been regarded as a prognostic biomarker of poor outcome in patients with acute stroke. Methods. This retrospective study enrolled 871 patients with acute ischemic stroke from(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI) occurs frequently in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is associated with a poor clinical outcome. Aquaporins (AQPs), particularly AQP1 and AQP4, maintain water balances between the epithelial and microvascular domains of the lung. Since pulmonary edema (PE) usually occurs in the TBI-induced ALI patients, we(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiologic profile of ethnic Chinese patients with Dupuytren's disease is unknown. We therefore investigated the epidemiology of Dupuytren's disease using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. METHODS Patients who filed claims for treatment for Dupuytren's disease between January 2000 and December 2011 were identified in(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Although CPAP is the first treatment choice for moderate-to-severe OSA, acceptance of and adherence to CPAP remain problematic. High CPAP adherence is generally defined as ≥4 h of use/night for ≥70% of the nights monitored. We investigated the long-term(More)
INTRODUCTION Preserving splenic vessels during laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (SPDP-LA) is feasible and avoids unnecessary splenectomy. AIM To present our outcomes for this unique technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 1998 and January 2012, 6 patients who underwent SPDP-LA for benign or low malignancy tumors in the pancreatic tail were(More)
Surgical brain injury (SBI) is unavoidable during many neurosurgical procedures intrinsically linked to postoperative neurological deficits. We have previously demonstrated that implantation of collagen glycosaminoglycan (CG) following surgical brain injury could significantly promote functional recovery and neurogenesis. In this study we further(More)