Sherwin L. Su

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Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN DBS) has become an accepted tool for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although the precise mechanism of action of this intervention is unknown, its effectiveness has been attributed to the modulation of pathological network activity. We examined this notion using positron emission tomography(More)
We tested the hypothesis that the DYT1 genotype is associated with a disorder of anatomical connectivity involving primarily the sensorimotor cortex. We used diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI) to assess the microstructure of white matter pathways in mutation carriers and control subjects. Fractional anisotropy (FA), a measure of axonal(More)
Four cases of baclofen intoxication are reported, with a review of 33 cases from the literature. Analysis of these 37 cases suggests that there are two types of baclofen intoxication syndrome. Patients with acute intoxication present with four major clinical manifestations: encephalopathy (disturbance of consciousness and/or seizure), respiratory(More)
OBJECT Short-term benefit from unilateral subthalamotomy for advanced Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with metabolic alterations in key targets of subthalamic nucleus (STN) and globus pallidus (GP) output. In this study positron emission tomography (PET) scanning was used to assess these changes and their relation to long-term benefits of(More)
We sought to examine the amount of bone removed during total hip arthroplasty with a resurfacing femoral component, compared to with a conventional, stemmed femoral component, by using 6 male and 4 female cadaveric pelves with attached bilateral proximal femora. Using randomized assignment and order, a total hip arthroplasty with a resurfacing femoral(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a common neoplasm that is known to be causally associated with genetic factors and environmental carcinogens. The receptor for advanced glycosylation endproducts (RAGE) is a transmembrane protein of the immunoglobulin superfamily with broad specificity for multiple ligands, and it has been shown to play vital roles in several(More)
We describe a rare combination of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome and immature teratoma of the ovary in a 4-year-old girl. The patient was admitted due to increased abdominal size. Sonagraphy and C-T scan revealed a heterogeneous mass with cystic, calcified, and solid parts. A right salpingo-oophorectomy was performed under the FIGO (International(More)
Total hip arthroplasty is associated with extensive blood loss, which is often corrected using allogeneic blood transfusions. However, Jehovah's Witnesses often refuse allogeneic blood transfusions or certain types of autologous blood transfusions due to their religious beliefs. This may represent a tremendous challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon and their(More)
Stiffness after total knee replacement (TKR) is a frustrating complication that has many possible causes. Although the definition of stiffness has changed over the years, most would agree that flexion <75° and a 15° lack of extension constitutes stiffness. The management of this potentially unsatisfying situation begins preoperatively with guidance of the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of strontium ranelate in the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in Taiwan. In this 12-month multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 125 women with osteoporosis were randomly given either strontium ranelate 2 g daily or placebo. Lumbar spine, femoral neck,(More)