Shih Hung Tsai

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The origin, density and distribution of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) immunoreactivity in cerebral perivascular nerves and the trigeminal ganglion of rats were examined in this study. CGRP immunoreactive axons were abundant on the walls of the rostral circulation of the major cerebral arteries in the circle of Willis. The fibers form a grid- or(More)
The pre- and postnatal development of trigeminal calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP)- and sympathetic norepinephrine (NE)-containing nerves supplying the cerebral arteries was studied with immunohistochemistry in rats. At 18-19 days in utero (E 18-19), CGRP fibers were present only as one or two longitudinal bundles zigzagging along the anterior cerebral(More)
The pre- and postnatal development of sympathetic fibers containing neuropeptide Y (NPY) and parasympathetic fibers containing vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) supplying the cerebral arteries were studied with immunohistochemistry in rats. The innervation patterns and densities of NPY and VIP fibers were similar at all stages of development and(More)
Pyomyositis is a rare complication of chemotherapy. A 35-year-old male patient with myelodysplastic syndrome developed Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia shortly after chemotherapy, and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia-related pyomyositis was encountered after recovery from neutropenia. He recovered completely after surgical drainage and a protracted(More)
Serum and elutates from dried filter paper bloods from 404 patients with and without amebic liver abscess (ALA) were tested for Entamoeba histolytica antibodies by the indirect hemagglutination test. Eighty-nine percent of the sera from patients with ALA were positive (titers greater than or equal to 1 : 128) and 94% of those without ALA negative.(More)
Primary mediastinal seminoma is a rare neoplastic disease. Only 133 cases have been reported in the literature. Five patients with primary mediastinal seminoma had been treated at VGH from 1974 to 1986. All of them received exploratory thoracotomy but only two of them were resectable. Postoperative radiation therapy was given regardless of resection. One(More)
BACKGROUND Coarctation of the aorta is characterized by narrowing of the descending aorta. The narrowing typically is at the isthmus, the segment just distal to the left subclavian artery. Adults with undiagnosed aortic coarctation are asymptomatic or may present with nonspecific hypertension. We present a case that highlights the uncommon complication of(More)
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