Wei-Chi Liu

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BACKGROUND Neck dissection surgery is often followed by chronic head and neck pain. To date optimal treatment of this type of pain is lacking. Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome and headache. In a pilot study, we wanted to test the effectiveness of BTX-A for the treatment of chronic(More)
We report on a woman with delayed-onset of belly dancer's syndrome 5 months after central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis (CPM/EPM) and severe hyponatriemia. This case demonstrates that basal ganglia lesions in EPM can be the underlying pathoanatomic substrate for the rarely observed belly dancer's syndrome. The sequential appearance of extrapyramidal(More)
OBJECTIVES Botulinum toxin type A (BtxA) has been reported to be feasible in chronic neuropathic pain after neck dissection. The impact of the dose on the outcome has not been investigated yet. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-three patients with neuropathic pain after neck dissection were selected for an open and prospective phase II trial. METHODS In the low-dose(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with large middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction, space-occupying brain edema may lead to a malignant course with up to 80% mortality, under conservative treatment. As interventional treatment strategies must be started before the deterioration occurs, predictors of a malignant course are necessary. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study(More)
To predict short-term outcome in acute ischemic stroke, we analyzed somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) and biochemical parameters [neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100 protein] in a prospective study with serial measurement. In 31 patients with 1st middle cerebral artery infarction, serum NSE and S100 protein were measured daily between days 1 and 6(More)
In this paper, a parallel-operated single-stage flyback-type single-phase solar micro-inverter is studied. A discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) flyback converter is a well-known cost-effectiveness solution for distributed low-voltage solar inverter system since the least number of components. However, for high power grid-connected applications, the DCM(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the clinical effect of indwelling the anterior urethral stent in the treatment of anterior urethral stricture. METHODS We included 38 patients with anterior urethral stricture in the treatment group, and another 38 in the control, the former treated by indwelling the anterior urethral stent, and the latter by urethral dilatation. Then(More)
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