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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Apert syndrome (AS) is clinically characterized by typical facial features and symmetrical syndactyly of the digits. AS is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Recently, a fibroblast growth factor receptors 2 (FGFR2) mutation, either C934G or C937G, was identified in exon IIIa. Our report documents an affected mother and son in whom one of the two(More)
PURPOSE Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with increased lung cancer risk. We evaluated the association of statin use with lung cancer risk in COPD patients and identified which statins possess the highest chemopreventive potential. RESULTS After adjustment for age, sex, CCI, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, urbanization(More)
Misoprostol has been widely applied in early pregnancy termination and term pregnancy induction. However, the upper dosage limit of misoprostol through vaginal route has not been firmly established. Most popular dosages of vaginal misoprostol recommended are 25, 50 or 100 micrograms. There are no reports on the dangers of high-dosage misoprostol 200(More)