Yao Y. Shieh

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Mobile healthcare is an important extension of electronic healthcare. It enables the caregivers to have an ubiquitous and uninterrupted access to patients' clinical data and the latest medical knowledge; concurrently, it allows patients with chronic conditions to remain under constant observation without needing to be physically present at the clinic. The(More)
The recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) has shown effective in improving the outcome of early acute ischemic if less than one third of the territory of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) was involved. The Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) method has been adopted to assess the MCA involvement by many institutions. However, ASPECTS(More)
PURPOSE One complication of thrombolysis is intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). We investigated whether treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for ischemic infarction results in a higher risk of ICH in patients with kidney dysfunction, who are predisposed to treatment complications due to their bleeding tendency. METHODS A total of 297 patients(More)
The healthcare crisis in the US has caught national attention because of its high percentage of GDP spending. Healthcare reform has become a heated topic of discussion. Its key lies in quality of care, the foundation of which is information. Mobilehealthcare has the potential to greatly improve the quality of healthcare. It encompasses the realm of(More)
Some advocates of globalisation argue that a free market with little regulation is the best approach for achieving cost-effective healthcare. Healthcare, however, is different from other business activities in that it is typically less profit-driven; instead, it often involves the goal of providing equitable care to the underprivileged. Traditionally, the(More)
Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of dopamine transporters with (99m)Tc-TRODAT-1 has recently been proposed to offer valuable information for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Furthermore, High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a newly developed technique in which the energy of ultrasound wave is directed to a focused spot for(More)
New and improved techniques have been continuously introduced into CT and MR imaging modalities for the diagnosis and therapy planning of acute stroke. Nevertheless, non-contrast CT (NCCT) is almost always used by every institution as the front line diagnostic imaging modality due to its high affordability and availability. Consequently, the potential(More)
PURPOSE Slit lamp photography is a daily practice in ophthalmic examinations in clinic settings. Images of the ocular integrity enable the clinicians to evaluate the progress of disease. However, the lack of a consistent objective measuring scheme to evaluate the corneal epithelial defects is a concern. METHODS Rabbits were ocularly infected with HSV-1.(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to assess whether intracranial carotid artery calcification (ICAC) evident on head computed tomography is a risk factor for symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) following tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment for acute stroke. METHODS We classified 297 consecutive patients into 2 groups (no to mild ICAC and moderate to(More)
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