Ta-Chuan Yeh

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Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya rufifacies are two predominant necrophagous species in Taiwan. Larvae of the latter can prey on other maggots, including that of their own species as facultative food. This facultative characteristic of C. rufifacies may enhance its competitive advantage over other maggots and could also change the situation of other(More)
Evidence from previous studies suggests that heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced in major depressive disorder (MDD). However, whether this reduction is attributable to the disorder per se or to medication, since antidepressants may also affect HRV, is still debated. There is a dearth of information regarding the effects of agomelatine, a novel(More)
Pain and depression commonly coexist in the elderly. Chronic pain can contribute to subthreshold depressive symptoms and may be associated with recurrence of a major mood episode in patients with a previous mental illness. This case demonstrates that administration of pregabalin, an anticonvulsant that binds to the alpha-2delta site of voltage-gated calcium(More)
A 75-year-old man with Alzheimer de-mentia (Mini Mental State Examination score = 15) had been followed for 1 year. His behaviour had been well controlled with quetiapine (100 mg/d) before he was admitted to hospital with pneumonia. A fever of 39°, blood pressure of 112/70 mm Hg, heart rate of 69/min, respiratory rate of 18/min, leukocytosis (white blood(More)
OBJECTIVE Bipolar disorder (BD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been associated with the use of cigarettes, but little is known about the impact of the subthreshold symptoms of BD or ADHD on the course of nicotine dependence. Identifying the links is essential for elucidating the pathway and supporting the development of nicotine(More)