Tzung-Hsin Chou

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Postoperative intra-abdominal adhesion is a common morbidity after laparotomy. We try to determine whether peritoneal infusion with cold saline may decrease postoperative intra-abdominal adhesion formation. Ninety-six male BALB/c mice weighing 25-30 g were randomized into four groups: (I) adhesion model with infusion of 4°C cold saline, (II) adhesion model(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothermia may decrease postoperative intra-abdominal adhesion. We sought to determine the most suitable temperature for hypothermia for decreasing postoperative adhesion formation. METHODS One hundred and twenty male BALB/c mice weighing 25 to 30 g were randomized into 5 groups: adhesion model with infusion of cold saline at (I) 15°C; (II)(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to delineate the learning curve of single-port laparoscopic appendectomy for noncomplicated appendicitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients who underwent single-port laparoscopic appendectomy between July 2009 and June 2010 were compared retrospectively with 30 prior consecutive patients who underwent surgery in the(More)
Due to the highly invasive nature of traditional surgery and the limitation of gas-filling laparoscopic surgery in gastric cancers, we developed a new method of gasless laparoscope-assisted subtotal gastrectomy (GLASG). This study investigated the technique and clinical results of this procedure and compared it with traditional radical subtotal gastrectomy(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) due to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS IHCA patients due to AMI undergoing CPR between 1 January 2006 and 1 July 2010 were analysed retrospectively. We compared the survival outcome of 43 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Good outcomes have resulted from hypotensive resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock patients. We hypothesized that mean arterial pressure (MAP) 60mmHg is the target blood pressure for hypotensive resuscitation during uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock in trauma. METHODS To determine the effective target MAP for hypotensive resuscitation during(More)
Sir, We thank Binda et al. for their interest in our study ‘‘Peritoneal infusion with cold saline decreased postoperative intra-abdominal adhesion formation’’ [1]. Our results do confirm the Binda et al. study that temperature change may affect adhesion formation in a laparoscopic mouse model [2]. Both studies showed that hypothermia reduces postoperative(More)
has been widely accepted as the main surgical treatment of hemorrhoids for a long history, but it is notorious for the level of post operative pain the patient must endure, coupled with a long recuperation period. Stapled hemorrhoidopexy was presented as a procedure for prolapsed hemorrhoids (PPH) in 1998 by Longo. From the view points of lesser post(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic hypothermia during operation decreases postoperative intra-abdominal adhesion formation. We sought to determine the most appropriate duration of hypothermia, and whether hypothermia affects the expression of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). METHODS 80 male BALB/c mice weighing 25-30 g are randomized into one of five groups:(More)