Shih-Ping Cheng

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Obesity is associated with a higher incidence of thyroid cancer. Adiponectin is one of the most abundant adipokines with a pleiotropic role in metabolism and in the development and progression of cancer. It has been shown that circulating adiponectin level is inversely associated with the risk of thyroid cancer. This study aimed to investigate the possible(More)
Local anesthetics are frequently used in fine-needle aspiration of thyroid lesions and locoregional control of persistent or recurrent thyroid cancer. Recent evidence suggests that local anesthetics have a broad spectrum of effects including inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis in neuronal and other types of cells. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS High levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) appear to be associated with an increased mortality. Previous studies concerning the relationship of inflammatory markers with hyperparathyroidism have yielded inconsistent results. This study investigated whether serum PTH concentrations were independently associated with several inflammatory(More)
A 66-year-old man initially underwent appendectomy and cytoreductive surgery for a low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm with pseudomyxoma peritonei. One and a half years later, multiple disseminated lesions developed in rectus abdominis muscle and peritoneal cavity. Biopsy showed histopathological transformation to sarcomatoid carcinoma. This case(More)
Tumor cells display a shift in energy metabolism from oxidative phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis. A subset of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is refractory to surgery and radioactive iodine ablation. Doxorubicin and sorafenib are the drugs of choice for treating advanced thyroid cancer but both induce adverse effects. In this study, we assessed the(More)
A number of studies have investigated the effects of surgery on symptoms and quality of life in patients with hyperparathyroidism. However, the results are inconsistent. We conducted this meta-analysis to quantitatively assess changes in quality of life among patients with asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism. Different databases were searched for(More)
OBJECTIVES Perchlorate, nitrate, and thiocyanate are well-known inhibitors of the sodium-iodide symporter and may disrupt thyroid function. This exploratory study investigated the association among urinary perchlorate, nitrate, and thiocyanate concentrations and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in the general U.S. population. METHODS We analyzed data on(More)
BACKGROUND Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been detected in the thyroid gland and thyroid tumors. CMV infection may activate the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway, of which aberrant activation is frequently associated with BRAF mutation in papillary thyroid cancer. METHODS A total of 45 paired tumorous and adjacent non-neoplastic tissue samples,(More)
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