Tsung-Yeh Yang

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BACKGROUND Intramural pregnancy is the rarest form of ectopic pregnancy. The diagnosis depends upon the sonographic finding of intramural gestational sac-like growth and persistent high beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) levels after dilatation and curettage. No authors mentioned negative beta-hCG result in such situation. Rarely has the(More)
In a large cohort of older women, we investigated the relationships that different forms of vitamin E may have with bone turnover markers and bone mineral density (BMD). We found a suggestive positive association between serum alpha-tocopherol and BMD at the femoral neck, but no other clinically relevant observations. Vitamin E has anti-oxidant and(More)
BACKGROUND A markedly increased incidence of malignancy in transplant recipients is well recognized. However, the incidence and pattern of post-transplantation malignancies shows some discrepancy among different reports. The renal transplant recipients monitored at Taichung Veterans' General Hospital comprise the largest group in Taiwan. An analysis of the(More)
We explored a very interesting gold nanoparticle system-pegylated gold in colloidal solution-and analyzed its uptake by mice colorectal adenocarcinoma CT26 tumor cells and the impact on the cell's response to x-ray irradiation. We found that exposure to polyethylene glycol (PEG) modified ('pegylated') 4.7 ± 2.6 nm gold nanoparticles synthesized by a novel(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the spectrum of prenatal sonographic and chromosomal findings, associated anomalies and perinatal and neonatal outcomes in cases with Pierre-Robin sequence. All cases (20) with Pierre Robin sequence, who were born at China Medical College Hospital between 1990 and 1997, were included and analysed in this series. 12(More)
OBJECTIVES Since the introduction of the peritoneal equilibration test (PET), the 4-hour dialysate/plasma creatinine (D/P Cr) has been used by several authors for determining continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) prescriptions. However, the results have been unsatisfactory because the 4-hr D/P Cr does not accurately reflect the D/P Cr in 24-hr(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains poor despite recent advances in neonatal care. This study was designed to evaluate the role of sonography in predicting the outcome of CDH. METHODS Pregnancies with CDH were studied. Fetal survival, morbidity, combined anomalies and mortality were recorded. Seven parameters were(More)
The symptoms of myxomas depend on the size, mobility, and location of the tumor. A huge myxoma obstructing the tricuspid orifice can produce symptoms of tricuspid stenosis. In this case, a giant right atrial myxoma with intermittent tricuspid obliteration, presenting with clinical manifestations of right heart failure, is described. Three-dimensional(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical characteristics and latency periods (latencies) of preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) in twin vs. singleton pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN Between January 1986 and December 1996, data on all women with singleton and twin gestations complicated by PPROM were reviewed. Perinatal morbidity, mortality and latencies(More)
Twenty-two patients undergoing thoracotomy were enrolled in a controlled, randomized trial to compare the effects of thoracic (group T) or lumbar (group L) epidural morphine in relieving postoperative pain. Epidural morphine was given as the patient first complained of pain in the recovery room. The effect of epidural morphine on pain relief was assessed by(More)