Tzy-Haw Wu

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Degeneration of motor neurons and their associated axons is a hallmark of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but reliable noninvasive lesion detection is lacking. In vivo diffusion tensor imaging was performed to evaluate neurodegeneration in the brainstem and cervical spinal cord of wild-type and G93A-SOD1 transgenic mice, an animal model of amyotrophic(More)
PURPOSE Studies regarding the effects of location and size of infarct on the functional outcome after stroke have yielded inconsistent results. This study aimed to investigate the relationships of neuroimage findings and longitudinal Barthel index (BI) scores in patients with first-ever ischemic stroke. METHOD The neuroimage findings of enrolled subjects(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence about whether white blood cell (WBC) or its subtypes can act as a biomarker to predict the ischemic stroke events in the general population is scanty, particularly in Asian populations. The aim of this study is to establish the predictive ability of total WBC count or subtypes for long-term ischemic stroke events in the cohort population(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Chronic hepatitis C virus infection has been known to increase the risk of diabetes. Whether this association holds true for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains unclear. We thus conducted this study to investigate the influence of asymptomatic chronic HBV infection on the incidence of diabetes in a longitudinal cohort. (More)
BACKGROUND Identifying biological measures that are predictive of mortality for elderly people aged over 65 years has not been fully elucidated in oriental studies. OBJECTIVE The associations between these biological measures and long-term mortality were therefore investigated, and classifications for risk of death were developed among Taiwanese elderly(More)
MR imaging can leverage a wide variety of intrinsic contrast mechanisms to provide detailed information regarding the anatomy, function, physiology, and metabolism of biological tissues. However, because of low sensitivity, many experiments that reveal higher-order structure and function have been limited due to inherent trade-offs between data acquisition(More)
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