Y. Linlin Huang

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A hospital-based case-control study of matched pairs was conducted to explore (a) the relationship between the use of betel quid chewing, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking and oral cancer and (b) synergism between these factors. The case group consisted of 104 male and 3 female oral cancer patients and these were compared with 194 male and 6 female(More)
To elucidate the associations of arsenic-induced skin cancer with serum beta-carotene level and arsenic methylation capability, a total of 654 residents of age 30 or older were recruited from three arseniasis-hyperendemic villages in Taiwan and regularly examined for skin lesions during the follow-up period. There were 33 cases affected with newly diagnosed(More)
PURPOSE To increase the capabilities of ultrasonographic (US) technology for the differential diagnosis of solid breast tumors by using a neural network. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred forty US images of solid breast nodules were evaluated. When a sonogram was obtained, an analog video signal from the VCR output of the scanner was transmitted to a(More)
In order to elucidate whether urinary levels of inorganic and organic arsenic metabolites are associated with previous exposure to high-arsenic artesian well water, a total of 302 residents of age 30 yr or older were recruited from three arseniasis-hyperendemic villages in Taiwan. Most study subjects had stopped consuming high-arsenic artesian well water(More)
To elucidate the association between arsenic-related ischemic heart disease (ISHD) and serum antioxidant micronutrient level, residents aged 30 or older living in arseniasis-hyperendemic villages in Taiwan were recruited in a community-based health survey. A structured questionnaire was used to obtain a history of long-term exposure to arsenic through(More)
To investigate the prevalence of human polyomaviruses in Taiwan, urine samples from immunocompetent (healthy), transient immunocompromised (pregnant), and prolonged immunosuppressed (autoimmune disease) individuals were collected throughout the island. The viral DNA in the urine was detected by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Southern blot. The(More)
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus, is a zoonotic pathogen that is prevalent in some Southeast Asian countries and causes acute encephalitis in humans. To evaluate the potential application of gene immunization to JEV infection, we characterized the immune responses from mice intramuscularly injected with plasmid DNA encoding JEV(More)
Over a 10-year period (1982-1991); a total of 150 patients divided into two groups with varying degrees of oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) were treated by either medical or surgical therapies. Medical treatment involved (a) conservative oral administration of vitamin B-complex, buflomedial hydrochloride and topical triamcinolone acetonide 0.1%, or (b)(More)
An experiment was conducted to estimate relative bioavailability of Zn in 3 organic zinc sources with different chelation strength (Q(f)) compared with ZnSO(4). A total of 1,092, 1-d-old male broiler chicks were assigned randomly to 6 replicate cages (14 chicks per cage) for each of 13 treatments. Dietary treatments included the basal corn-soybean meal diet(More)
An experiment was conducted to estimate the optimal dietary zinc level for broiler chicks fed a corn-soybean meal diet. A total of 384 one-day-old male broiler chicks were assigned randomly to dietary treatments for 21 d. These treatments included a basal corn-soybean meal diet (28.32 mg of Zn/kg) supplemented with 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, or 140 mg of(More)