Tzeon-Jye Chiou

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Oxaliplatin is effective in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) patients; however, severe neurotoxicity develops frequently. To assess the efficacy of oral glutamine for preventing neuropathy induced by oxaliplatin, a pilot study was performed. A total of 86 patients with MCRC treated at Taipei Veterans General Hospital were enrolled.(More)
PURPOSE It has been shown that the R497K polymorphism of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has attenuated functions in ligand binding, tyrosine kinase activation, and growth stimulation. Because the activation of EGFR results in an unfavorable prognosis of patients with colorectal carcinoma, a pilot study was conducted to assess the influence of(More)
The expression of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is up-regulated in some cancers; therefore NGAL has potential as a tumor biomarker. Although the regulation mechanism for this is unknown, one study has shown that it is likely to involve a microRNA (miRNA). Here, we investigate the relation between miRNA expression and NGAL expression, and(More)
OBJECTIVES Cytotoxic agents and steroids are used to treat lymphoid malignancies, but these compounds may exacerbate chronic viral hepatitis. For patients with multiple myeloma, the impact of preexisting hepatitis virus infection is unclear. The aim of this study is to explore the characteristics and outcomes of myeloma patients with chronic hepatitis virus(More)
Rituximab causes hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in HBV surface antigen (HBsAg)-seronegative patients with CD20-positive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (CD20 NHL), especially for those seropositive to the antibody of core antigen (anti-HBc). Clinical hepatitis usually develops after reverse seroconversion of HBsAg (HBV-RS), indicated by the reappearance(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk of cancer among patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in a nationwide population-based dataset. METHODS We recruited newly-diagnosed GAD patients aged 20 years or older without antecedent cancer from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research database between 2000-2010. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of(More)
Carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP) has a poor prognosis and the prognostic factors in these patients are not well established. Furthermore, there are no selection criteria for patients who should benefit from chemotherapy. The medical records of 179 CUP patients who were treated at Taipei Veterans General Hospital from 2000 to 2009 were reviewed.(More)
BACKGROUND Tegafur-uracil has become an important regimen in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Tegafur is a prodrug that is converted to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and has been reported to be less toxic and to have a higher therapeutic index. The additional advantage of tegafur is oral administration, an important consideration to improve the(More)
Angiogenesis is the process of new blood vessel formation, and it plays a key role in various physiological and pathological conditions. The β2-glycoprotein I (β2-GPI) is a plasma glycoprotein with multiple biological functions, some of which remain to be elucidated. This study aimed to identify the contribution of 2-GPI on the angiogenesis induced by(More)
A 54-year-old Taiwanese lady presented with intermittent fever for 1 week. Examination revealed hepa-tosplenomegaly. Laboratory studies revealed marked leukocytosis (leukocyte count of 316,000 /mL) and an elevated lactate dehydrogenase of 2,929 IU/L. Examination of her peripheral blood morphology disclosed abnormal lymphoid cells with flower-shaped nuclei(More)