Shih-Tien Hsu

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy in the management of small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix (SCCC) through a retrospective study of Taiwanese Gynecologic Oncology Group. METHODS We reviewed the medical records and histological files of 144 patients with FIGO stages IA-IIB SCCC treated in 11 main hospitals(More)
BACKGROUND Our aims were to investigate the treatment and clinicopathological variables in relation to prognosis in small cell neuroendocrine cervical carcinoma (SCNECC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical data of SCNECC patients with International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages I-IV treated between 1987 and 2009 at member hospitals of(More)
Bacterial wilt caused by race 1 strains of Ralstonia solanacearum is endemic on tomato produced in diverse agro-ecosystems in Taiwan. Using a new BIO-PCR protocol developed in this study, R. solanacearum was detected in soil, weed, and water samples collected from eight fields with different disease histories and cropping systems located in major tomato(More)
OBJECTIVE Our previous work revealed that host genes ZNF582, PTPRR, PAX1, and SOX1 are highly methylated in cervical intraepithelial neoplasias grade 3 or worse (CIN3(+)). In this study, we used a standardized testing assay to evaluate the clinical efficacy of these biomarkers in the triage of cytological diagnoses of low-grade squamous intraepithelial(More)
We aimed to determine whether PAX1/SOX1 methylation could be translated to clinical practice for cervical neoplasia detection when used alone and in combination with current cytology-based Pap screening. We conducted a multicenter case-control study in 11 medical centers in Taiwan from December 2009 to November 2010. Six hundred seventy-six patients were(More)
Erwinia chrysanthemi (Ech) RA3B produces a large amount of blue indigoidine. Using Tn5-induced mutagenesis, three indigoidine-deficient mutants were generated. Followed by library screening, a 5.8kb fragment complemented mutants for indigoidine synthesis was cloned. This fragment contains four complete open-reading frames (ORFs), pecS, pecM, idgA, and idgB,(More)
The typical citrus canker lesions produced by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri are erumpent, callus-like, with water-soaked margins. Three novel atypical symptom-producing variants of X. axonopodis pv. citri were described recently in Taiwan. Only the variant designated as Af type produces typical erumpent canker lesions on Mexican lime (Citrus(More)
Lin, H. C., Hsu, S. T., Hwang, A. S., and Tzeng, K. C. 2005. Phenotypic and genetic characterization of novel strains of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri which induce atypical symptoms on citrus leaves in Taiwan. Plant Pathol. Bull. 14:227-238. A total of 46 strains of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri isolated from Taiwan were examined for their(More)
The purpose of this study was to extend our knowledge about how social support and family functioning affect mental health, and to examine the buffering effects of support in the presence of health stressors. A random cluster sample of 507 elderly community people were surveyed with a structured questionnaire, which included the depression and anxiety(More)