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OBJECTIVE The study was to exam if the great auricular point is a dependable landmark for finding the spinal accessory nerve. DESIGN A prospective study from January 2004 to August 2006 in a tertiary medical centre. SETTING A tertiary medical centre, Tzu Chi General Hospital. METHODS In the modified radical neck dissection, the topographic anatomy of(More)
This paper presents a new Bayesian nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) for monaural source separation. Using this approach, the reconstruction error based on NMF is represented by a Poisson distribution, and the NMF parameters, consisting of the basis and weight matrices, are characterized by the exponential priors. A variational Bayesian inference(More)
An endometrial polyp is a frequently encountered abnormality of the uterine cavity that may interfere with normal embryo implantation. In this case-control study, we enrolled 56 women in whom endometrial polyps were incidentally diagnosed by transvaginal ultrasound and office hysteroscopy during IVF (Group 1), and 112 age-matched IVF controls randomly(More)
BACKGROUND Diphallia poses several surgical, psychological, and esthetic issues. Currently, diphallia is only diagnosed after birth. CASE We present a true diphallia in one fetus of dichorionic twins noted at 23 weeks of gestation. In this fetus, two phallus-like protrusions and a bifid scrotum, as well as a duplicated collecting system of both kidneys,(More)
The role of LH during ovarian stimulation remains uncertain. Previous studies defined the low LH group using a single LH measurement on a predefined day of stimulation possibly not reflecting the entire follicular phase. This study retrospectively collected data from 619 IVF/ICSI cycles with GnRH antagonist and recombinant FSH. The low LH group was defined(More)
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