Tzu-Ming Yang

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BACKGROUND Seizures are important neurologic complications of traumatic brain injury (TBI). There is a need for better delineation of potential prognostic factors and outcomes in patients with posttraumatic seizures (PTS) who could receive treatment when brought to the hospital. METHODS In this 10-year retrospective study, 170 adult patients with PTS were(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated circulating cell-free DNA in plasma is reported in several critical diseases. This study hypothesized that since plasma nuclear and mitochondrial DNA substantially increase after acute ischemic stroke and decrease thereafter, their levels can predict treatment outcomes. METHODS Plasma nuclear and mitochondrial DNA levels were serially(More)
BACKGROUND Acute bone flap infection is a devastating complication after cranioplasty for postinjury decompressive craniectomy. We aim to identify the risk factors of autologous bone flap infection. METHODS We enrolled 151 patients undergoing 153 cranioplasties in the 4-year retrospective study. Autologous bones stored at -75°C were used in the(More)
The clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcomes of adult meningitis due to Escherichia coli alone have not been examined adequately. In this study, we analyzed the clinical and laboratory data of 15 adult patients with monomicrobial E. coli meningitis. The 15 patients, collected over a period of 18 years (January 1986-December 2003), included 7 men(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial inflammatory pseudotumors are rare. This study describes an intracranial inflammatory pseudotumor at the left cerebellopontine angle. It is the second documented posterior fossa intracranial inflammatory pseudotumor, and it was treated by surgery and radiotherapy. CASE DESCRIPTION A 49-year-old man presented with dizziness for 3(More)
BACKGROUND Seizures are important neurologic complications of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). A better understanding of risk factors of seizures following CSDH is needed to identify the patient who will require treatment. METHODS This one-year retrospective study enrolled 100 adult CSDH patients. Baseline prognostic variables were analyzed by Cox's(More)
BACKGROUND Hydrocephalus following spontaneous aneurysmal sub-arachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is often associated with unfavorable outcome. This study aimed to determine the potential risk factors and outcomes of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus in aneurysmal SAH patients but without hydrocephalus upon arrival at the hospital. METHODS One hundred and sixty-eight(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant gliomas are the most frequent primary brain tumors in adults. In this clinical trial, we compared the therapeutic advantage of radiotherapy followed by temozolomide vs radiotherapy alone for the malignant glioma patients. METHODS In the 4-year retrospective study, 31 patients with histologically confirmed malignant gliomas, in which(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for the patient and family. It has a huge impact on society because of the intensive resources required to manage the patient in both the acute and rehabilitation phases. There is a need for better delineation of potential prognostic factors and outcomes in patients with acute cervical SCI.(More)
OBJECT Seizures are an important neurological complication of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). A better understanding of the risk factors of seizures following ICH is needed to predict which patients will require treatment. METHODS Two hundred and forty-three adult patients were enrolled in this 1-year retrospective study. Multiple logistic(More)