Yi-An Tu

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Converging evidence indicates the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and serotonergic neurons exert reciprocal modulatory actions. Likewise, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been implicated as a growth and differentiation factor in the development of serotonergic neurons. The aim of this study was to examine the interaction of cortisol and BDNF(More)
BACKGROUND Diphallia poses several surgical, psychological, and esthetic issues. Currently, diphallia is only diagnosed after birth. CASE We present a true diphallia in one fetus of dichorionic twins noted at 23 weeks of gestation. In this fetus, two phallus-like protrusions and a bifid scrotum, as well as a duplicated collecting system of both kidneys,(More)
OBJECTIVE Termination of pregnancy in midtrimester can be performed surgically or medically. The aim of this study was to evaluate the medical methods, and the additional efficacy of using a transcervical double-balloon catheter in midtrimester termination. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, we included 167 pregnant women admitted during(More)
OBJECTIVE It was unclear whether older people without dementia who attempted suicide were at increased risk of subsequently developing dementia. METHODS Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 1,189 patients aged ≥ 65 years who attempted suicide and 4,756 age- and sex-matched control subjects were enrolled in our study and followed(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors associated with treatment failure among women with cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). METHODS In a retrospective study, the medical records of patients with CSP treated at National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, from 1994 to 2015 were reviewed. The women were managed primarily with hysterotomy, evacuation, or(More)
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