Men-Cheng Lin

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Clopidogrel is a new oral antiplatelet agent with structure and mechanism of action similar to ticlopidine. It has replaced ticlopidine for many years due to significantly lower side effects and simpler dosing regimen. Cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) associated with clopidogrel were reported in recent(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a pilot study to assess the effect of 0.1% diclofenac sodium eyedrops on the initial comfort of rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. METHODS A double-masked, placebo-controlled, crossover trial was performed on 20 unadapted subjects. In Phase I, subjects used either 0.1% diclofenac or placebo eyedrops four times per day for 3(More)
The majority of cardiac tumors are metastatic neoplasms, but primary cardiac tumors are also an important cause of patient morbidity and mortality and occur in 3/1000 of all individuals. About half of primary cardiac tumors and 75% of benign primary cardiac tumors are myxomas. Lipomas, rhabdomyomas, and fibromas make up the majority of the remaining benign(More)
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