Pei-Ming Huang

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OBJECTIVE While thymectomy is an accepted treatment for myasthenia gravis (MG), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) thymectomy has recently become a popular surgical treatment, especially for non-thymomatous MG (NTMG). This study aims to compare the results of VATS thymectomy and trans-sternal thymectomy, and identify prognostic factors in NTMG(More)
To identify the prognostic factors for pulmonary metastasectomy (PM-ectomy) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We conducted a retrospective review of patients with pulmonary metastases (PM) from HCC who had undergone curative PM-ectomy at National Taiwan University Hospital between 1990 and 2004. Univariate (log-rank) and multivariate (Cox’s model) analyses(More)
The benefit of using the laparoscopic approach in minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has not been established. We therefore compared the outcome of esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer performed with open surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)/laparotomy (hybrid MIE), and VATS/ laparoscopy (total MIE). Patients with esophageal(More)
RATIONALE Ipsilateral recurrence rates of spontaneous pneumothorax after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery are higher than rates after open thoracotomy. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine whether additional minocycline pleurodesis would be effective in diminishing recurrence after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery treatment of primary(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgical lung biopsy is considered the final method of diagnostic modality in patients with undiagnosed diffuse pulmonary disease. Nevertheless, the effect of surgical lung biopsy on the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of the patient still remains controversial. This study reviewed the experiences of surgical lung biopsies in 196 consecutive(More)
INTRODUCTION Mechanical ventilation with even moderate-sized tidal volumes synergistically increases lung injury in sepsis and has been associated with proinflammatory low-molecular-weight hyaluronan production. High-molecular-weight hyaluronan (HMW HA), in contrast, has been found to be anti-inflammatory. We hypothesized that HMW HA would inhibit lung(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety between apical pleurectomy and pleural abrasion with minocycline in primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) with high recurrence risk. BACKGROUND The optimal thoracoscopic pleurodesis procedure for PSP with high recurrence risk remains controversial. METHODS Between January 2006 and May 2009, a total of 369(More)
Virtualization technology is widely adopted in clouds to meet the requirements of rapid provision and on-demand scalability in cloud computing. Although virtualization improves the usage of hardware devices and flexibility, it brings new security challenges. Users face a new type of attacks, called inter-VM attack, which targets at the VMs running on the(More)
Variations in p53 codon 72 have been identified as significant predisposing factors for various cancers, but molecular mechanisms remain unclear. We investigated associations of p53 overexpression with codon 72 variants and other factors with esophageal cancer. Status of p53 overexpression was determined by immunohistochemical staining. Codon 72(More)
A novel block-based binary image authentication technique is proposed. The authentication signals of each 9times9 image block are placed in a selected 3times3 block within the 9times9 block. The authentication signal contains a certain relationship contributed by the standard deviation values of the other eight 3times3 blocks. Authentication signals are(More)