Tsung-Chia Tsai

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The serologic confirmation of more than 800 cases hospitalized during the viral meningoencephalitis epidemic caused by the West Nile virus (WNV) that affected the South-East of Romania during the summer of 1996 consolidated the case definition in over 80% of the patients admitted to the hospital with neurological impairments. Other clinical forms of the WN(More)
Using a prospective hospital-based registry, 146 patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) were compared with 376 patients with minor first-ever ischaemic stroke with respect to the 3-month risk of subsequent vascular events, in order to clarify the distinctions between the disease entities. All patients were enrolled within 48 h of onset. The risk(More)
A field-deployable mid-infrared quantum cascade laser-based spectrometer was designed and developed for measurements of H2(16)O and H2(18)O at 7.12 μm. H2(16)O and H2(18)O absorption features at 1390.52 cm(-1) and 1389.91 cm(-1), respectively, accessible within current tuning range of the laser, were targeted. The target lines were carefully selected to(More)
We report a 44-year-old man suffering complete paraplegia due to paraspinal and epidural abscess, following chiropractic therapy for severe back pain and whose diagnosis was delayed. He received an immediate laminectomy from T3 through T6 to decompress the full extent of the abscess and appropriate antibiotic therapy for 4 weeks postoperatively for the(More)
Cardiac myxoma especially of the right ventricle, is rare in children. A 12-year-old boy with right ventricle myxoma is reported. His heart murmur was found incidentally when he visited the Outpatient Department (OPD) because of upper respiratory infection symptoms. There was no exertional dyspnea, no palpitation, no syncope and no skin lesion. The(More)
BACKGROUND Primary brain lymphoma (PBL) in Taiwan has been reported only in three series with very limited immunophenotypic characterization. METHODS We retrospectively studied PBL cases with history review, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization (ISH) for Epstein-Barr virus-encoded mRNA (EBER) from a single institution in southern Taiwan during(More)
  • Woodman Se, Sotgia F, +10 authors J.-R Kuo
  • 2006
presented with mildly painful muscle stiffness and cramps. Percussion of the muscle belly produced a characteristic mounding of the muscle. Involuntary rolling contractions of the muscle known as 'rippling' could also be seen. 6 The propagation was estimated to be 0.6 m/s, approximately 10 times slower than the propagation velocity of the muscle fibre(More)
466 Background: Concurrent chemoradiation with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is widely accepted for cancer treatment. However, the interactions between radiation and 5-FU remain unclear. We evaluated the influence of local irradiation on the pharmacokinetics of 5-FU in rats. METHODS The single-fraction radiation was delivered to the whole pelvic fields of(More)
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