Tzu-Chuan Huang

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Acetaminophen (APAP) intoxication is a common cause of hepatic toxicity and life-threatening hepatic failure. However, few studies have investigated the possible association between APAP intoxication and acute kidney injury (AKI). We constructed a retrospective cohort study to clarify the relationship between APAP intoxication and the risk of AKI.We(More)
The signal transducing function of Gbeta(5) in brain is unknown. When studied in vitro Gbeta(5) is the only heterotrimeric Gbeta subunit known to interact with both Ggamma subunits and regulators of G protein signaling (RGS) proteins. When tested with Ggamma, Gbeta(5) interacts with other classical components of heterotrimeric G protein signaling pathways(More)
UNLABELLED The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte/monocyte ratio (LMR), and absolute lymphocyte count/absolute monocyte count prognostic score (ALC/AMC PS) have been described as the most useful prognostic tools for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We retrospectively analyzed 148 Taiwanese patients with newly diagnosed diffuse(More)
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) International Prognostic Index (IPI) is an enhanced prognostic tool that has identified some specific extranodal sites as a poor prognostic factor. We retrospectively analyzed 148 Taiwanese patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma receiving rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin,(More)
AIM OF STUDY To investigate the features, adverse effects, bone marker changes in patients with breast cancer, prostate cancer, and multiple myeloma with bone metastases under Zometa® therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS This post-marketing study included 414 Taiwanese patients with bone metastases secondary to breast cancer, prostate cancer, or multiple(More)
For better understanding the complete metabolism and the physiological role of D-lactate, the concentrations of D-lactate in the serum, liver and kidney of normal and diabetic rats were determined by our established column-switching HPLC method with pre-column fluorescence derivatization. Eight-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were administered with(More)
β-Blockers have been reported to exhibit potential anticancer effects in cancer cell lines and animal models. However, clinical studies have yielded inconsistent results regarding cancer outcomes and cancer risk when β-blockers were used. This study investigated the association between propranolol and cancer risk.Between January 1, 2000 and December 31,(More)
PURPOSE The mechanism of cancer cachexia remains unclear and inflammatory cytokines may play a role in its development. Interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) are known to be associated with cancer cachexia. Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5a (TRACP5a) is proposed to be related to chronic inflammation. In this(More)
OBJECTIVE Trastuzumab-containing treatment regimens have been shown to improve survival outcomes in HER2-positive breast cancer (BC). It is much easier to infuse a fixed one-vial dose to every patient on a regular schedule in the general clinical setting. The aims of this study were evaluating the efficacy of a 440 mg fixed-dose of trastuzumab administered(More)