Yi-Shan Tsai

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Origami is a paper art used to create three-dimensional (3D) objects by cutting and folding a single sheet of paper. Origami is labor-intensive and requires a high skill level to generate two-dimensional (2D) objects that pop-up into realistic 3D objects. However, this special feature makes designing an origami architecture procedure challenging. This paper(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The genome-wide association study has shown that MHC class I chain-related A (MICA) genetic variants were associated with hepatitis C virus (HCC) related hepatocellular carcinoma. The impact of the genetic variants and its serum levels on post-treatment cohort is elusive. METHODS MICA rs2596542 genotype and serum MICA (sMICA) levels were(More)
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively compare treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) using gelatin sponges or microspheres plus lipiodol-doxorubicin vs. doxorubicin-loaded drug-eluting beads (DEB). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 158 patients with HCC received TACE from November 2010 to November 2011 were enrolled(More)
PURPOSE This meta-analysis examined roles of several metabolites in differentiating recurrent tumor from necrosis in patients with brain tumors using MR perfusion and spectroscopy. METHODS Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were searched for studies using perfusion MRI and/or MR spectroscopy published up to March 4, 2015 which differentiated(More)
INTRODUCTION Cyclosporine (CsA) is an immunosuppressant known for its neurotoxicity, which presents with acute encephalopathy and seizures in the most severe form. However, whether there is age-related neurological susceptibility in pediatric population is poorly defined. The study aims to examine the vulnerability of CsA neurotoxicity among different age(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNA) have been implicated in HCV infection. The present study analyzed the effects of let-7g on HCV infection in vitro, in clinical tissue and serum samples. Here, we show that the expression of let-7g in serum and liver tissue is significantly higher in patients with sustained virologic response (SVR). We show that interferon (IFN)/ribavirin(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the correlation between dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) Hounsfield units (HU) and iron concentration, as well as the correlation between HU and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived R2 * values, in phantoms of the heart and liver tissue. Phantoms were constructed containing pig heart or liver tissue(More)