Tiffany Hseih

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RATIONALE Synaptic dopamine (DA) release induced by amphetamine or other experimental manipulations can displace [ (11)C]raclopride (RAC*) from dopamine D2-like receptors. We hypothesized that exogenous levodopa might increase dopamine release at striatal synapses under some conditions but not others, allowing a more naturalistic assessment of presynaptic(More)
To assess the relationship between alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) concentrations of amniotic fluid and maternal serum from 16 to 18 weeks' gestation, 890 paired samples of maternal serum and amniotic fluid were collected from women with normal singleton pregnancies. The gestational age was determined by ultrasonographic dating before amniocentesis, and the AFP(More)
Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) screening has been widely used and proven valuable in the prediction of a variety of fetal disorders. Any laboratory intending to provide MSAFP screening needs to establish its own reference data. In order to establish a normal MSAFP median value at our own laboratory, 5256 samples of MSAFP were collected from(More)
To investigate the association between low amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and trisomy pregnancies, we retrospectively reviewed 26 trisomy pregnancies including 18 fetuses with Down's syndrome and eight with trisomy 18. The amniotic fluid AFP median values of Down's syndrome, trisomy 18, and the study groups were 0.73 MoM, 1.15 MoM, and 0.85 MoM,(More)
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