Meng-Heng Hsieh

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Mutational analysis was performed in the kinase domain (exons 18-21) of the EGFR gene on tumor tissues of 65 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who had received gefitinib monotherapy. The association between EGFR gene mutation, gefitinib treatment response, and the overall survival were evaluated. In total, EGFR mutations with complex patterns were(More)
SUMMARY To evaluate the association of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene copy number with EGFR and k-ras mutation status and tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) sensitivity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), EGFR gene copy number of 182 NSCLC tumor specimens were analyzed by chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH). EGFR and k-ras mutation(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) provide promising effect against non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), although most tumors acquire resistance. Our objective was to assess the survival outcome of patients with NSCLC with or without subsequent chemotherapy after acquired TKI resistance. PATIENTS AND(More)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) were previously the standard first-line treatments for lung cancers with activating EGFR mutations. The first-generation reversible EGFR TKIs, gefitinib and erlotinib, demonstrated substantial efficacy in the treatment of brain metastases from EGFR-mutated lung adenocarcinoma.(More)
Background Previous surveillance methods to monitor the prognoses of patients with bronchiectasis are too complex for use in daily practice. The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is a simple exercise test to predict the prognosis of chronic obstructive airway disease and numerous chronic lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. No studies have(More)
BACKGROUND The alveolar recruitment maneuver (RM) has been reported to improve oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and may be related to reduced extravascular lung water (EVLW) in animals. This study was designed to investigate the effects of RM on EVLW in patients with ARDS. METHODS An open label, prospective, randomized controlled(More)
Although malignant endobronchial mass (MEM) has poor prognosis, cryotherapy is reportedly a palliative treatment. Clinical data on postcryotherapy MEM patients in a university-affiliated hospital between 2007 and 2011 were evaluated. Survival curve with or without postcryotherapy chemotherapy and performance status (PS) improvement of these subjects were(More)
OBJECTIVES Aspiration of the lower airways due to foreign body is rare in adults. This study aimed to determine the outcome of patients who received flexible bronchoscopy with different modalities for foreign body removal in the lower airways. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2003 and January 2014, 94 patients diagnosed with foreign body in the lower(More)
Study Objectives. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and other clinical tools including high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in patients with stable non-CF bronchiectasis. Design. A within-subject correlational study of a group of patients with stable non-CF(More)
BACKGROUND Endobronchial masses obstruct the central airway, and cryotechnology is reportedly a feasible means of managing such masses. However, few reports have explored the role of cryotechnology in diagnosing endobronchial masses. METHODS All endobronchial masses were sampled for pathologic diagnosis by forceps biopsy and cryotechnology, performed(More)