Ray-Jade Chen

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BACKGROUND Major duct injury is the principal determinant of outcome for patients with pancreatic trauma, and there are a number of therapeutic choices available specific to the location of the insult. We report a series of blunt major pancreatic injury cases, with a review of the different procedures used and a discussion of the results. METHODS A total(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the difficulties in preoperative diagnosis and controversies in the management, cecal diverticulitis has received much discussion in the literature. There, however, are still many questions that remain unanswered. METHODS During a 5-year period, 112 patients with a clinical diagnosis of cecal diverticulitis were treated. Twenty-seven(More)
Oral cancer is a common malignancy associated with high morbidity and mortality. While p38 MAPK is reported to be involved in different cellular activities such as proliferation and differentiation, reports rarely define the roles of the individual members of the p38 MAPK family in cancer. We used two unique cell lines developed by our lab representing(More)
BACKGROUND We examined patients of blunt trauma with contrast-enhanced multiphasic computed tomography (CT) and determined if it could detect pancreatic duct injuries. METHODS During a 17-month period, 95 patients of blunt abdominal trauma underwent multiphasic CT examinations. The CT grading scales of pancreatic injuries at parenchymal phase, portal(More)
Controversies abound as regards the optimal treatment for patients with diverticulitis of the right colon. This is a retrospective review of 113 patients with a diagnosis of right colonic diverticulitis who received treatment at the China Medical University Hospital from July 1994 to June 2004. Medical therapy was undertaken in 56 patients diagnosed(More)
This work presents a biomedical signal processor (BSP) with hybrid functional cores to optimize the power dissipation and system flexibility for mobile healthcare applications. Embedded with the biomedical core and a 32-bit RISC core, multi-features are extracted for classification and the abnormal data are compressed. In addition, the crypto core secures(More)
Nobiletin, a bioactive polymethoxylated flavone (5,6,7,8,3(') ,4(') -hexamethoxyflavone), is abundant in citrus fruit peel. Although nobiletin exhibits antitumor activity against various cancer cells, the effect of nobiletin on glioma cells remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of nobiletin on the human U87 and Hs683 glioma(More)
Nonoperative management (NOM) of blunt splenic injuries is widely accepted, and the use of splenic artery embolization (SAE) has become a valuable adjunct to NOM. We retrospectively review and discuss the complications derived from SAE. The medical records of 152 consecutive patients with blunt splenic trauma admitted to our trauma center during a 33-month(More)
BACKGROUND The use of pelvic x-rays (PXRs) as an early diagnostic adjunct in the evaluation of blunt trauma patients has become widely accepted, and computed tomographic (CT) scanning is now used universally in the assessment of abdominal and pelvic injuries. In this study, we have attempted to identify patients with pelvic fractures who might be at risk(More)
BACKGROUND Laboratory measurements such as leucocyte count, neutrophil percentage and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration are commonly used as diagnostic aids in patients with suspected acute appendicitis. The present study aimed to clarify the role of these laboratory tests in diagnosing acute appendicitis. METHODS The medical records of 897 patients(More)