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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects on blood pressure, lipid profile, and anxiety status on subjects received a 12-week Tai Chi Chuan exercise program. DESIGN Randomized controlled study of a Tai Chi Chuan group and a group of sedentary life controls. SETTING Taipei Medical University Hospitals and University campus in the Taipei, Taiwan, area. (More)
BACKGROUND Increasing use of endoscopic endonasal surgery for suprasellar lesions with extension into the optic canal (OC) has necessitated a better endonasal description of the OC. OBJECTIVE To identify the osseous OC transcranially and then investigate its anatomic relationship to the key endonasal intrasphenoidal landmarks. We also aimed to determine(More)
Despite patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) were reported of revealing gait disorders and balance problems, there is still lack of objective quantitative measurement of gait patterns and balance capability of AD patients. Based on an inertial-sensor-based wearable device, this paper develops gait and balance analyzing algorithms to obtain quantitative(More)
Regular aerobic exercise can reduce blood pressure and is recommended as part of the lifestyle modification to reduce high blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. Hypertension itself, or/and pharmacological treatment for hypertension is associated with adverse effects on some aspects of quality of life. This study was performed to evaluate the effects of(More)
The aim of the work is to increase the visual information in magnetic resonance imaging based susceptibility weighted images. Our approach is to amplify spatial frequency information of the phase mask used to increase susceptibility weighting using a modified version of the human contrast sensitivity function. Thereby, we propose a modified version of the(More)
This paper proposes miniaturized bandpass filters with double-folded substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) resonators using multilayer low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology. Formed by inserting a metal plate with two orthogonal slots into the cavity, the double-folded SIW resonator is used for the circuit size reduction with its footprint about(More)
This study presents a physiological recognition strategy based on HRV-parameter-based recognition strategy. The strategy consists of the following processes: 1) feature generation, 2) feature selection, 3) feature extraction, and 4) classifier construction for recognition. In the feature generation processes, the parameter-based strategy calculates features(More)
BACKGROUND α-Mangostin (α-MG) is a main constituent of the fruit hull of the mangosteen. Previous studies have shown that α-MG has pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral effects. This study aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory molecular action of α-MG on gene(More)
This paper presents an effective inertial-sensor-based balance analysis system for the assessment of cognitive function of neuropsychological. We used six static balance tests and the sway speed of body's center of mass (COM) projection path in the anterior-posterior (AP) and medial-lateral (ML) were used as the balance parameters for evaluation. A(More)