Shin-Tsu Chang

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Acute stroke patients commonly suffer from hyperglycemia. However, the relationship between hyperglycemia and poor outcome after discharge of patients with acute cerebellar hemorrhage (CH) had not been hitherto investigated. Sixty-two patients with acute spontaneous CH were retrospectively analyzed. The consciousness level, blood glucose/sugar (BS) on(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical effects of piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin (PBC) in sachet form have been surveyed in patients with osteoarthritic or acute pain in western countries, but scarcely studied in those with chronic low back pain (LBP), and never investigated in the field of postural sway. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical effects of PBC in(More)
T cell and natural killer (NK)/T-cell neoplasms are rare and may occasionally present as leukaemia. We retrospectively searched T cell and NK/T-cell tumours in a single institution in Taiwan from January 2000 to December 2009 and identified 137 (19.1%) patients with T cell and NK/T-cell tumours among 718 patients with lymphoid neoplasms. Among these 137(More)
INTRODUCTION Large granular lymphocytes (LGLs) are medium- to large-sized lymphocytes with azurophilic cytoplasmic granules. Reactive vs. neoplastic LGLs are usually morphologically indistinguishable. METHODS We investigated 25 consecutive cases of LGL lymphoproliferation using flow cytometric T cell receptor Vβ (FC-Vβ) repertoire and T cell receptor gene(More)
INTRODUCTION The importance of coagulation, hematology, and biochemical variables have been investigated in the stroke population but have not been systemically surveyed in cerebellar hemorrhage (CH) population. The aim of the study was to explore the predictive value of these factors for early outcome in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The mortality rate of cerebellar hemorrhage (CH) is generally higher than other types of intracranial hemorrhage. Recently, the increased survey rate of CH has come from improved clinical imaging and earlier surgical intervention. Hence, the predictors of intermittent- (1 to 6 months) and long-term (> 6 months) mortality are(More)
Background: This is a rare case of piriformis syndrome. We discuss the patient’s symptoms, imaging study results, laboratory examination findings, and prescribed treatment in an attempt to determine the possible mechanisms or reasons for this patient’s development of piriformis syndrome. Methods: The patient is a 22-year-old female soldier who was admitted(More)
The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of mitoxantrone were studied in 15 patients with advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) after single intravenous rapid infusion (12 to 14 mg/m2). Mitoxantrone plasma concentrations and urinary excretion were measured specifically with the use of a high-performance liquid chromatographic method with ultraviolet(More)