S. C. Chuang

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In this study, we try to compare the benefit of laparoscopic versus open operative procedures. Patients and Methods. One hundred and sixteen patients underwent laparoscopic liver resection (LR) and another 208 patients went for open liver resection (OR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Patients' selection for open or laparoscopic approach was not(More)
Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe soft tissue infection characterized by cutaneous necrosis, suppurative fasciitis, vascular thrombosis and extreme systemic toxicity. Involvement of head and neck structures is rare, but occur most frequently in patients with diabetes and chronic alcoholism. Once initiated, the disease progresses rapidly and diffusely,(More)
Cetuximab, a monoclonal antibody targeting epidermal growth factor receptor, has proven to be efficient in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. We made a prospective study of the efficacy and toxicities of cetuximab-combination first-line (FOLFOX4) versus second/third-line (FOLFIRI) chemotherapy in 98 KRAS wild-type patients who had metastatic(More)
Chloroform was used as a model chlorocarbon to investigate the reductive processes of chlorocarbons with hydrogen and the reductive/oxidative reactions with water vapor. The reactions were studied in a tubular reactor a t a pressure of 1 atm with residence times of 0.005-1.2 s in the temperature range 550-1100 "C. At a reaction temperature above 1100 "C,(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) includes a group of lysosomal storage diseases. Among them, type III (Sanfilippo) disease is rarely described in Taiwan because of their complexity. With accurate quantifying and precise separation of urinary glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), and specific enzyme measurements, two cases of MPS IIIB disease were able to be described. They(More)
I-cell disease (mucolipidosis II) is a rare lysosomal storage disease, with its primary defect the deficiency of an enzyme responsible for lysosomal enzyme processing, resulting in multiple lysosomal enzyme insufficiency. Diagnosis of I-cell disease usually can be made by the specific patterns of enzyme distribution: deficient intracellular, but excessive(More)
Different species of earthworms show distinct patterns of oxygen consumption pattern. Amynthas gracilis has a diurnal rhythm of oxygen consumption, consuming more oxygen at night, whether being incubated at 20, 25, or 30 degrees C. The higher oxygen consumption of A. gracilis is directly related to its behavior, as it shows higher activity at night. In(More)