Yi-Chou Chen

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random access memory: A scalable technology S. Raoux G. W. Burr M. J. Breitwisch C. T. Rettner Y.-C. Chen R. M. Shelby M. Salinga D. Krebs S.-H. Chen H.-L. Lung C. H. Lam Nonvolatile RAM using resistance contrast in phase-change materials [or phase-change RAM (PCRAM)] is a promising technology for future storage-class memory. However, such a technology can(More)
BACKGROUND The protein-bound uraemic toxin p-cresol is associated with immunodeficiency in haemodialysis (HD) patients. We investigated the effect of serum p-cresol, indoxyl sulphate and other variables on clinical outcomes in HD patients during a 20-month follow-up. METHODS We enrolled 100 stable HD patients from a single medical centre. The primary(More)
OBJECTIVE People with either end-stage renal disease or metabolic syndrome (MS) are at increased risk for developing coronary artery disease. The impact of MS on coronary artery disease in end-stage renal disease patients, however, remained unclear. We therefore evaluated whether the presence of MS is associated with more coronary lesions and a worse(More)
Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) is a benign tumor composed of fat cells, smooth muscle cells, and thick-wall blood vessels. Epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML) is a variant of AML and is composed of purely epithelioid cell with melanogenesis markers. Neither adipocytes nor abnormal blood vessels are noted. Pathologically, tumor cells have nuclear atypia and(More)
AIM To compare the effects of i.v. iron sucrose and Fe chloride on the iron indices of haemodialysis patients with anaemia. METHODS One hundred and eight haemodialysis patients receiving recombinant human erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) (mean age 59.37 years) were enrolled and randomly assigned to an iron sucrose or an Fe chloride group. Iron(More)
Acute kidney injury is a common complication following cardiac surgery. Even small increases in creatinine levels are associated with increases in morbidity and mortality. Numerous factors such as hemolysis can contribute to the development of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery. We present a rare case of severe hemolysis related to cardiopulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Extracellular volume (ECV) assessment by bioimpedance analysis is a reliable technique for determining post dialysis target weight. Overhydration and dehydration are two points of dialysis patients' fluid status and both affect blood pressure. We compared ECV and blood pressure between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of protein-energy malnutrition is a critical issue for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Levels of plasma and intracellular amino acids are significant indicators of protein metabolism and nutritional status assessment. We measured plasma FAAs(More)