Pao-Hwuei Hwang

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OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) compared to placebo in the treatment of interstitial cystitis. METHODS The data sources used were MEDLINE, Excerpta Medica, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts databases, and the manufacturer. Bibliographies of articles obtained were reviewed. The keywords used were(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether the localization of focal cerebral lesions affects age of onset of infantile spasms (IS). METHODS We reviewed 216 cases of IS and identified patients with focal cerebral lesions confined to frontal, centrotemporoparietal, or occipital regions. The age of onset of spasms in each of the three groups was analyzed. RESULTS(More)
Laparoscopic surgery is usually considered to be less invasive when compared to traditional laparotomy, and is regarded as a relatively low-risk procedure for postoperative complications because of the reduced surgical stress and earlier mobilization. However, we describe a 47-year-old woman who presented with acute respiratory distress, drowsy(More)
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