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Microbiological evaluation of bottled uncarbonated mineral water in Taiwan.
The microbiological quality of 136 samples of bottled uncarbonated mineral water, including 88 domestic and 48 imported samples, was investigated. The numbers of samples with heterotrophic plate… Expand
Water‐soluble contrast study predicts the need for early surgery in adhesive small bowel obstruction
- S. Chen, F. Lin, P. H. Lee, S. Yu, S. Wang, K. Chang
- The British journal of surgery
- 1 December 1998
Background The optimal period of conservative treatment for adhesive small bowel obstruction remains controversial. This study sought to determine whether a 24‐h abdominal radiograph after oral… Expand
Mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a cosmetically better, almost scarless procedure.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most common laparoscopic operation in the world and is accepted as the standard procedure for cholecystectomy. Although use of miniendoscope in diagnosis of… Expand
Secretion of acute-phase proteins before and after hepatocellular carcinoma resection.
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and C-reactive protein (CRP) are acute-phase reactants that are usually present at high concentrations in the serum of patients with liver… Expand
A Comparison of Three Fluid-Vasopressor Regimens Used to Prevent Hypotension during Subarachnoid Anaesthesia in the Elderly
- J. Yap, L. Critchley, S. Yu, R. Calcroft, J. Derrick
- Anaesthesia and intensive care
- 1 October 1998
We aimed to compare the efficacy of fluid preloading with two recently recommended fluid-vasopressor regimens for maintaining blood pressure during subarachnoid anaesthesia in the elderly. Sixty… Expand
Phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) Gene Variants and Risk of Ischemic Stroke in the Taiwanese Population
Objectives: It has been suggested that genetic variants in the phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) gene confer risk of ischemic stroke. However, the cerebral infarction/cerebral hemorrhage ratio is lower in… Expand
Quantitative inheritance of leaf morphological traits in upland cotton
Genetic manipulation of leaf architecture may be a useful breeding objective in cotton (Gossypium spp.). The present study reports quantitative genetic analysis of leaf traits from two intraspecific… Expand
Floral development in Impatiens chishuiensis (Balsaminaceae): formation of two well-developed anterolateral sepals and four carpels
Impatiens is a highly diversified genus with remarkable zygomorphic flowers. Floral ontogeny of three species of Impatiens has recently been studied, which suggested that, during the course of… Expand
Is previous abdominal surgery a contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
Previous abdominal surgery has been reported as a relative contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. An analysis of 193 laparoscopic cholecystectomies was undertaken to determine whether this… Expand
Comparison between resectable gastric adenocarcinomas seropositive and seronegative for Helicobacter pylori
The preoperative seropositivity of Helicobacter pylori was determined in 128 patients who had undergone gastrectomy for primary gastric adenocarcinoma during the past 5 years. The overall… Expand