Mei-Chi Lin

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The methanol extract of sesame (Sesamum indicum) seeds was fractionated and purified with the assistance of conventional column chromatography to afford 29 compounds including seven furofuran lignans. Among these isolates, (+)-samin (1) was obtained from the natural source for the first time. In addition, (-)-asarinin (30) and sesamol (31) were generated by(More)
Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae), commonly known as the drumstick tree or the horseradish tree, is a shrub and small deciduous tree of 2.5 to 10 m height [1]. The leaves of the titled plant, as well as the flowers, roots, gums, fruits, and seeds, are extensively used for treating cardiovascular disease [2], liver disease [3], cancer [4], and hematologic,(More)
Due to smaller incisions, fewer wound injuries, and a shorter time of recovery, laparoscopic procedures are becoming increasingly popular in pediatric surgery, but the safety of their application in low-body-weight or premature infants should be a major concern. Here we present a case report of a 3-month-old premature infant, who developed a sudden change(More)
OBJECTIVE Epidural patient-controlled analgesia (EPCA) with a mixture of low-concentration levobupivacaine (0.0625% or 0.1%) plus fentanyl, with basal infusion, has been extensively used for postoperative analgesia in our allied institutions. To elucidate whether these two EPCA regimens provide satisfactory analgesia, we compared the analgesia efficacy and(More)
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