Yen-cheng Yeh

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE To date, vancomycin is still the standard treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, but minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) creep is becoming a major concern. The aims of this study were to investigate trends in vancomycin use and MIC values over the last decade at our institute and to evaluate the(More)
We would like to highlight the application of natural products to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We will focus on the natural products known as flavonoids, which target this disease at different stages of hepatocarcinogenesis. In spite of the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in treating HCC, patients with HCC still face poor prognosis because of the(More)
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a pivotal event in cancer cell invasion and metastasis. Emerging evidence suggests that rhapontigenin (Rha) may impede the progression of cancer by disrupting angiogenesis and the EMT. However, the underlying mechanism of Rha has not yet been clarified. In this study, we used transforming growth factor β(More)
OBJECTIVES Neutrophil infiltration into the lung is the critical characteristic of acute lung injury (ALI), which is a clinical state with acute inflammatory syndrome. Up to now, there is no effective medicine for ALI. Wogonin has been shown to posses serval biological activities including anti-inflammation, anti-oxidant and anti-carcinoma. METHODS Acute(More)
Purpose: The IFN-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15)and ubiquitin-conjugation pathways play roles in mediating hypoxic and inflammatory responses. To identify interaction(s) between these two tumor microenvironments, we investigated the effect of ISG15 on the activity of the master hypoxic transcription factor HIF-1a. Experimental Design: IFN and desferoxamine(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Increased mortality has been reported in patients treated with vancomycin for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia with high minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values within the susceptibility range. However, this finding has not been verified in hemodialysis patients, who have much higher invasive MRSA(More)
Viridians streptococcal shock syndrome is a subtype of toxic shock syndrome. Frequently, the diagnosis is missed initially because the clinical features are nonspecific. However, it is a rapidly progressive disease, manifested by hypotension, rash, palmar desquamation, and acute respiratory distress syndrome within a short period. The disease course is(More)
Leptospirosis is recognized as a zoonotic disease that is emerging worldwide. Severe manifestations are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates and may therefore pose an important risk to public health, especially in certain high prevalence areas like Taiwan. The severe pulmonary form of leptospirosis is a lesser known entity and is characterized(More)
Background: The aim of his study was to evaluate the frequency of two most Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) associated with infective endocarditis (IE) is common. Ischemic infarction is a frequent neurological complication of IE; however, young stroke resulting from IE is rare. We herein report a case of acute mitral valve and aortic valve infective(More)
Prostate abscess is usually a complication of acute urinary tract infection. Invasive liver abscess syndrome is characterized with Klebsiella pneumoniae related multiple organ metastasis. Concomitant pyogenic liver abscess and prostate abscess have rarely been reported. Recurrent episode of liver abscess is even rarer. We report a 71-year-old male with(More)