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Speech is usually produced in an upright sitting or standing posture. Measurements and judgments of speech may be made in conditions requiring a supine position, however. These conditions include MRI recordings, and oral procedures, such as, adjustments to dental appliances, medical and surgical procedures. It is of interest, therefore, to see whether(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the risk of postoperative endophthalmitis associated with different prophylactic protocols, using povidone-iodine disinfection of the skin and conjunctiva in patients undergoing cataract surgery over an 8-year period at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). METHOD This was a retrospective, comparative,(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence, predisposing surgery, management and final visual outcome of postoperative endophthalmitis over a 14-year period at one institute. METHODS This retrospective study reviewed all intraocular operations performed between 1 January 1991 and 31 August 2004 at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital,(More)
In this study, we investigated the ability of a QT algorithm to detect small drug-induced QT interval prolongation by adopting a " highly-automatized " approach. In a set of 8,911 digital ECGs, we analyzed the drug-concentration profile of computerized QTc to the measurements submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by pharmaceutical companies.(More)
Objective In the management of moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), spinal orthosis is generally applied. Nonetheless, the time to reach its maximal corrective effect after donning or the time to return to the original scoliotic curvature after doffing may not be well understood because the spine has low stiffness and viscoelastic properties and(More)
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