Steven Hung

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Laser-evoked potentials are widely used to investigate nociceptive pathways. The newly developed contact heat stimulator for evoking brain response has the advantages of obtaining reliable scalp potentials and absence of cutaneous lesions. This study aimed to identify the most appropriate stimulation site with consistent cortical responses, and to correlate(More)
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare, severe gas-forming infection of the kidney. Herein we report a case of a 51-year-old man who had received a cadaveric renal transplant 12 years ago. Post-transplant diabetes mellitus occurred 8 years later. He experienced urinary tract infection with graft pain one week before admission and presented with septic shock(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction is characterized by an increase of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) above the 99th percentile of a reference population. Our hospital switched from 1 contemporary cTnI assay to another and observed a doubling of cTnI results above the assays' respective 99th percentile cutoffs. We investigated the potential impact on inpatient(More)
BACKGROUND To analyze the trifecta outcome (continence, potency, and cancer control) in 300 cases of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP). METHODS A prospective assessment of outcomes in 300 consecutive patients that underwent a RARP performed by a single surgeon. Patients were grouped according to D'Amico risk criteria: Group I(More)
A cloned 5,248-bp EcoRI fragment from the Klebsiella pneumoniae transferable plasmid pKP53 (> 70 kb) containing bla(SHV-5) was sequenced. Insertion sequences IS26 and IS5 were found downstream from bla(SHV-5). The DNA sequences of the genetic environment surrounding bla(SHV-5) were homologous to plasmid p1658/97 from Escherichia coli, containing a truncated(More)
Primary renal sarcoma represents approximately one per cent of all primary tumors of the kidney in adults. We report an unusual case of primary renal sarcoma with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus. This patient presented with hemorrhagic shock due to tumor rupture. Emergent radical nephrectomy and vena caval thrombectomy were performed. Histological(More)
Most of the primary hepatocellular carcinoma and hemangioma in TIWI are having low signals. Hemangioma is relatively lower in signal intensity than primary hepatocellular carcinoma, but they are really no so easy compare by bare eye. On the contrary, in T2WI, hemangioma is more brighter than primary hepatocellular carcinoma. So, by compare the variety shows(More)
Within a two and half years period, we collected a total of twenty three cases of adrenal tumors diagnosed by MRI. They included: one cystic case, twelve cases (13 lesions) of adenoma, two cases (3 lesions) of hyperplasia, four cases of pheochromocytoma, three cases of metastases, and one case of adenocarcinoma. Except for the case of adrenal cyst which was(More)