Ting-Yi Chiang

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A novel one-step, closed-tube, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for detecting Entamoeba histolytica, one of the leading causes of morbidity in developing countries, was developed. The sensitivity of the LAMP assay is 1 parasite per reaction. A total of 130 clinical samples were analyzed, and the results compared with those of conventional(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic, zoonotic pathogen with a worldwide distribution. There are large variations in the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection in different regions of the world. Although toxoplasmosis became a notifiable communicable disease in Taiwan in 2007, little is known about its epidemiology among the general population. This(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to comparatively examine physicochemical and biocompatible properties of 20 wt% bismuth oxide (Bi(2)O(3))-containing dicalcium silicate cement and white-colored mineral trioxide aggregate (WMTA). METHODS The radiopacity, setting time, diametral tensile strength, pH value, morphology, and phase composition of the(More)
Calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) have many favorable properties that support their clinical use as bone defect repair. However, it is difficult to deliver to the required site and hard to compact adequately due to inherently low ductility of ceramics. The aim of this study focused on the effect of the gelatin content on properties of CPCs. The diametral(More)
Although human toxoplasmosis is a notifiable disease in Taiwan since 2007, little is known about its risk factors. This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for acute Toxoplasma gondii diseases in Taiwan. We conducted a nationwide population-based case-control study. Cases of acute human toxoplasmosis notified to the Taiwan Centers for Diseases(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study assessed how positive expiratory pressure (PEP) affected pulmonary function, functional capacity, and subjective cough difficulty in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). METHODS This was a prospective, randomized, controlled study. Subjects were recruited from an outpatient department at a(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the physicochemical properties and in vitro osteogenic activity of radiopaque calcium silicate-gelatin cements. The radiopacity, setting time, working time, flow, diametral tensile strength, pH value, washout resistance and morphology of the cements with gelatin (0, 5 and 10% by weight) were measured, which compared(More)
In this paper, we propose a frame-based approach to polysemy by analyzing three near-synonymous verbs biaoshi (表示), biaoda (表達) and biaolu (表露). Based on Liu and Wu (2004), this paper further discusses the cross-frame phenomena of near-synonyms with a detailed comparison of their syntactic and collocational patterns. It is shown that polysemy among related(More)
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