Meng-Che Hsieh

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OBJECTIVE To compare the oncologic outcomes and prognostic factors between metastatic upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and UC of the bladder (UCB) after cisplatin-based chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed patients with metastatic UTUC and UCB after methotrexate/vinblastine/doxorubicin/cisplatin (MVAC) or(More)
Cephalometric analysis is an essential clinical and research tool in orthodontics for the orthodontic analysis and treatment planning. This paper presents the evaluation of the methods submitted to the Automatic Cephalometric X-Ray Landmark Detection Challenge, held at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2014 with an on-site competition.(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the prognostic role of histopathological variants in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC) who were treated with systemic chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with unresectable and/or metastatic UC who underwent systemic chemotherapy between January 1997 and(More)
The outcomes of patients with metastatic gastric cancer (mGC) are poor. Recent studies have identified the prognostic impact of inflammatory response and nutritional status on survival for patients with gastric cancer. This study aims to create a prognostic model using inflammatory- and nutrition-based scores to predict survival in patients with mGC treated(More)
OBJECTIVES To create a novel prognostic model to predict survival in metastatic upper tract urothelial carcinoma patients treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy. METHODS After institutional review board approval, patients who had metastatic upper tract urothelial carcinoma and were treated with cisplatin based chemotherapy from 2000 to 2012 at(More)
PURPOSE Methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin plus cisplatin (MVAC) and gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GC) are both effective first-line chemotherapy. We explore the responsive variables of MVAC and GC for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma of bladder (mUCB). MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who were initially diagnosed to have mUCB and received(More)
PURPOSE We developed a novel inflammation-based model (NPS), which consisted of a neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet count (PC), for assessing the prognostic role in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC). MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic UC who underwent systemic(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is a widely‑used treatment for breast cancer, as it may render unresecta-ble breast tumors to become resectable. In addition, NAC provides the unique opportunity to assess response to treatments within months rather than years of follow‑up. However, predictive markers of tumor response to NAC are lacking. Therefore, the(More)
This paper reports on the color-tunable emission from organic semiconductor films composed of Alq3 doped with DCM. The composite system was excited using an ultraviolet laser to enable the emission of light from green to red regions of the visible spectra based on the nonradiative Förster transfer mechanism. A cholesteric liquid crystal film was used as a(More)