Ming Feng Kuo

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Twelve children with type 1 herpes simplex encephalitis (3 with relapse, 9 without) have been monitored during the past 7 years. Ten of the children received intravenous infusion of acyclovir (30 mg/kg/day) for 10 days, 1 child who experienced relapse received 15 mg/kg/day, and another relapsed child received no antiviral agents until relapse. Relapse(More)
From January 1990 to December 1995, a total of nine cases of Moyamoya disease were treated at the National Taiwan University Hospital with combined encephalo-arterio-synangiosis (EAS) and encephalo-myo-synangiosis (EMS). There were five males and four females and their ages ranged from 6 months to 31 years. Of these, two cases had their first symptom as(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the distribution and the expression of the NR1, NR2A and NR2B subunits of the NMDA receptor after cerebral hypoxia. Ten piglets were divided into control and hypoxic groups (n=5, each). The control piglets were ventilated with normoxia for 1 h, and the hypoxic piglets were ventilated with hypoxia until paO2 was(More)
The present study tested the hypothesis that the increase in extracellular striatal dopamine during hypoxia is least partly associated with activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and/or non-NMDA excitatory amino acid receptors. Studies were performed in anesthetized and mechanically ventilated 2-3 days old piglets. Hypoxic insult was induced by(More)
PURPOSE To describe the causes of infantile lenticulostriate vasculopathy (LSV) as demonstrated by sonography and propose the pathogenesis of these findings. METHODS Five hundred eighty-six infants were examined via echoencephalography because of seizures, psychomotor retardation, dysmorphism, congenital malformation, microcephaly, macrocephaly, bulging(More)
Treatment with 3-(2-carboxypiperazin-4-yl)-propyl-1-phosphonic acid (CPP), a potent and competitive N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist, is able to reduce the hypoxia-induced increase in striatal dopamine level by 26% even after the hypoxic insult has occurred. The hypoxia-induced decrease of the striatal 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid level can also be(More)
Spinal cord tethering rarely occurs in the cervical region. In adults, it usually results from previous operations. However, congenital origin is always diagnosed and treated early in the infant period. We report a 12-year-old boy with cervical spinal dysraphism which was erroneously diagnosed as focal muscular atrophy, a benign form of motor neuron(More)
To verify the optimal hematocrit (Hct) level in the treatment of cerebral ischemia, cerebral oxygen transport (CTO2) and cerebral oxygen metabolism (CMRO2) in graded isovolemic hemodilution were evaluated during cerebral ischemia. Isovolemic hemodilution with low molecular weight dextran to stepwise lower Hct from 43% to 36%, 31%, and 26% was carried out in(More)
Spinal intradural arteriovenous fistula is a rare type of spinal vascular malformation. It is usually fed by the anterior spinal artery and causes episodic myelopathy in young adults. We present a pediatric patient with such a vascular malformation which was fed directly by a medullary artery. The clinical course, complete radiological study and the(More)