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OBJECTIVE To investigate the distribution patterns of primary and permanent teeth in the cleft area and the numerical variation in teeth in unilateral complete cleft lip and palate (UCLP) patients. DESIGN A survey of the dentition in UCLP patients. SETTING Craniofacial Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. PATIENTS 137 UCLP patients(More)
INTRODUCTION The precise role of irregular ventricular response in atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been fully elucidated. This study examined the independent effects of rhythm regularity in patients with chronic AF. METHODS AND RESULTS This study included 50 patients who had chronic lone AF and a normal ventricular rate. Among these patients, 21 who(More)
Five hundred and forty-three Chinese patients in the primary dentition stage were evaluated for mesiodens with maxillary, anterior occlusal films. Compared with other studies, a higher prevalence was found, using different age-groups and diagnostic methods. The distributions of mesiodens by sex, location, and direction were also studied. Because mesiodens(More)
Vertical root fractures (VRFs) in teeth without endodontic treatment are uncommon. A clinical study was done on 64 cases of VRFs in 61 Chinese patients to define better the clinical characteristics, diagnostic signs, and possible causes. Results showed that fractures occurred most often in first molars of patients between 40 and 69 yr of age, and the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the acute effects of ephedra on autonomic nervous modulation by means of heart rate variability (HRV) analysis, using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design. On three separate days, 20 healthy subjects took capsules containing either 1 or 2 g of ephedra dry extract or a placebo, and the(More)
The study clinically and radiographically evaluated the long-term success rate of pulpotomy treatment in pulp-exposed primary molars. Five clinicians participated in this study and four glutaraldehyde preparations included 2% buffered, 2% unbuffered, 5% buffered, and 5% unbuffered glutaraldehyde solutions were used. There were 201 children, 108 boys and 93(More)
Metastasis to the skull frequently occurs in patients with lung, breast and prostate cancer. However, skull metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been rarely reported. We review the literature on skull metastasis from HCC and report a case of a 46-year-old male, who was diagnosed as HCC and was operated on by trans-arterial embolization and(More)
PURPOSE To compare the cytotoxicity of different fluoroquinolones (FQs) towards human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs). METHODS HCECs were incubated with FQs (norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and gatifloxacin), both as commercial ophthalmic formulations and as unpreserved solutions. Cells incubated in different(More)
Malignant lymphoma is one of the most common hematological diseases of children. The prognosis is fairly good with multimodal cancer therapy. We reported a boy with Burkitt's lymphoma in the nasal cavity who received chemotherapy and irradiation of the head and neck area at four years of age. During seven years of follow-up, we studied the developmental(More)
Lactose and dibasic calcium phosphate (DCP) were granulated with various concentrations of film-forming polymers by a stepwise spraying method to prepare a directly compressible matrix excipient. The film-forming polymeric latex of Eudragit RS-30D, Eudragit RL-30D, and Surelease (ethylcellulose) were used in this study as the source of the granulating(More)