Stephen Shih-Teng Kao

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Using PCR with a set of specific oligonucleotide primers to detect cryI-type genes, we were able to screen the cry-type genes of 225 Bacillus thuringiensis soil isolates from Taiwan without much cost in time or labor. Some combinations of cry genes (the cry-type profile) in a single isolate were unique. We identified five distinct profiles of crystal genes(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Dysphagia is still a treatment-related morbidity, despite advances in treatment modalities for oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. This systematic review aimed to analyze the effects of swallowing outcomes of patients with oral or oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with primary surgery with primary free flap(More)
REVIEW QUESTION/OBJECTIVE The objective of this scoping review is to investigate quality of life (QoL) questionnaires available to pediatric patients following tonsillectomies with or without adenoidectomies for chronic infection or sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). The scoping review will aim to map the components of each QoL questionnaire assessed(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent tonsillitis have detrimental effects on the child's physical health and quality of life. Tonsillectomy is commonly performed to treat these common conditions and improve the child's quality of life. This scoping review aims to present a comprehensive and descriptive analysis of quality of life(More)
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