Mei-Jou Chen

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Manganese(II)-N,N'-dipyridoxylethylenediamine-N,N'-diacetate-5,5'-bis (phosphate) (MnDPDP) is a paramagnetic complex designed for use as a hepatobiliary agent. The T1 relaxivity of MnDPDP (2.8 [mmol/L]-1.sec-1 in aqueous solution) was similar to that of gadolinium diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) (4.5 [mmol/L]-1.sec-1) and gadolinium(More)
For TRECVID 2004, CMU participated in the semantic feature extraction task, and the manual, interactive and automatic search tasks. For the semantic features classifiers, we tried unimodal, multi-modal and multi-concept classifiers. In interactive search, we compared a visual-only vs a complete video retrieval system using visual AND text data, and also(More)
The genes encoding the murine paired immunoglobulin-like receptors PIR-A and PIR-B are members of a novel gene family which encode cell-surface receptors bearing immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIMs) and their non-inhibitory/activatory counterparts. PIR-A and PIR-B have highly homologous extracellular domains but distinct transmembrane and(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a biomarker that predicts the number of antral follicles and is involved in follicle arrest for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We investigated the association between the characteristic hyperandrogenemia, insulin resistance (IR), AMH, and the morphology and size of ovaries for women with PCOS. (More)
STUDY QUESTION During controlled ovarian stimulation (COS), does the duration of premature serum progesterone (P) elevation before administration of hCG affect the outcomes of IVF/ICSI embryo transfer (-ET) cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER The duration of the premature serum P elevation is inversely related to the clinical pregnancy rate of IVF/ICSI-ET cycles. (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with increased incidence and severity of HPV-related cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer in women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This study examined the incidence of genital HPV infection in HIV-infected Taiwanese women and its relationship with cervical(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the endometrial wound healing duration after a hysteroscopic surgery. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. PATIENT(S) One hundred sixty-three women who underwent hysteroscopic surgeries for endometrial polyp (n = 37), submucous myoma (n = 65), uterine septum (n = 16), and intrauterine adhesion (IUA;(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficiency of a single-dose and a multiple-dose protocol for GnRH antagonist administration. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING University hospital, tertiary medical center. PATIENT(S) Sixty-one patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) and IVF/ICSI. INTERVENTION(S) COS with either a multiple-dose(More)
STUDY QUESTION What is the role of myostatin and its relationship with obesity, androgens and follistatin levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWERS: The myostatin level was positively correlated to the risk of abdominal obesity, but negatively associated with circulating levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the prevalence of intrauterine adhesion (IUA) formation in women undergoing transcervical resection (TCR) for submucous myomas. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. PATIENT(S) One hundred fifty-three women undergoing TCR for submucous myomas were retrospectively analyzed. Among them, 132 women(More)