Kwo-Whei Lee

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OBJECTIVE The purposes of this article are to illustrate the variable CT and MRI features of carbon monoxide-induced brain injury and to discuss the underlying pathogenesis. CONCLUSION Carbon monoxide can produce different patterns of brain injury in the acute and delayed stages. CT and MRI are valuable in the delineation of disease extent and helpful for(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal manipulation is widely used for low back pain treatments. Complications associated with spinal manipulation are seen. Lumbar epidural hematoma (EDH) is one of the complications reported in the literature. If lumbar chronic EDH symptoms are present, which are similar to those of a herniated nucleus pulposus, surgery may be considered if(More)
PURPOSE Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by segmental vasoconstriction and dilatation of intracranial arteries, typically affecting bilateral medium-sized intracranial arteries and their branches. The diagnosis usually relies both on clinical presentations and cerebral vascular imaging such as magnetic resonance(More)
PURPOSE Bath-related thunderclap headache (BRTH) is a rare and usually benign condition. We report a case of episodic explosive thunderclap headache (TH) provoked by showering water, with the complications of cortical subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH) and delayed intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). CASE REPORT A 56-year-old premenopausal woman, without chronic(More)
We present a case of acute, massive subdural hemorrhage caused by rupture of an internal carotid artery aneurysm during the procedure of cerebral angiography. To our knowledge, a case like the present one has been reported only once in the English-language literature. The incidence, mechanisms, treatment, and prognosis of (1) subdural hematoma, caused by(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the treatment efficacy of unilateral versus bilateral transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) based on whether the tumor is located across the Cantlie line within the watershed zone of the liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-seven patients with 87 HCCs located in the watershed zone who underwent complete(More)
Cyclophilin A (CyPA), an oxidative stress-induced factor, was found to play an important role in the aneurysm formation. Our working hypothesis was that the plasma level of CyPA in ruptured intracranial aneurysm could predict the neurological outcome. From 2011 to 2013, a total of 36 patients with ruptured saccular intracranial aneurysm were recruited in(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study evaluated and analyzed apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) from partitions through a fuzzy C-means (FCM) technique for distinguishing nodal metastasis in head and neck cancer. METHODS MRI studies of 169 lymph node lesions, dissected from 22 patients with a histopathologically confirmed lymph node status, were analyzed using(More)