Wei-Wan Hwang

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At 1-2 h after intragastric administration of ketoconazole, a cytochrome P-450 inhibitor, to rats, there was a 50-60% decrease in the activity of hepatic 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase. Inhibition reached a maximum at 6-12 h after the drug was given, but after 24 h enzyme activity was stimulated by 60%. The rates of synthesis of hepatic(More)
Neuropathic pain remains one of the most difficult clinical pain syndromes to treat. It is traditionally viewed as being mediated solely by neurons; however, glial cells have recently been implicated as powerful modulators of pain. It is known that the analgesic effects of electroacupuncture (EA) are mediated by descending pain inhibitory systems, which(More)
Complete drainage of the pulmonary veins into the right heart is one of the rarest and most severe congenital cardiac anomalies. The X-ray studies may suggest this diagnosis if pulmonary veins enter either coronary sinus or inferior vena cava. In the case reported, right heart catheterization and angiocardiography were used and the diagnosis of persisent(More)
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