Yi-Yun Liu

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Previous meta-analyses of psychotherapies for child and adolescent depression were limited because of the small number of trials with direct comparisons between two treatments. A network meta-analysis, a novel approach that integrates direct and indirect evidence from randomized controlled studies, was undertaken to investigate the comparative efficacy and(More)
INTRODUCTION Depressive disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, and have adverse effects on their psychosocial functioning. Questions concerning the efficacy and safety of antidepressant medications in the treatment of depression in children and adolescents, led us to integrate the direct and indirect evidence(More)
We developed a quantitative assay for Caenorhabditis elegans avoidance behavior. This was then used to demonstrate that the worm moved away from toxic concentrations of Cd2+ and Cu2+, but not Ni2+, all ions that prevented development from larval to adult stages. Mutants that have structural defects in ciliated neurons (che-2 and osm-3) as well as worms with(More)
OBJECTIVE To comparatively analyze the efficacy, acceptability, and tolerability of various augmentation agents in adult patients with treatment-resistant depression. DATA SOURCES An electronic literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EBSCO, PsycINFO, EAGLE, and NTIS for trials published up to December 2013 was conducted.(More)
BACKGROUND Current guidelines for treatment-resistant depression in adolescents remain inadequate. This study aimed to systematically review the management of treatment-resistant depression in adolescent patients. METHODS We conducted an electronic database search of PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane, Web of Science and PsycINFO for studies with adolescent(More)
Sequential finger movements of the unilateral hand and associated brain activities have been extensively investigated. The current functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study was designed to explore the differential patterns of brain activation and deactivation between dominant and nondominant hands, using independent-component analysis (ICA). Eight(More)
BACKGROUND Previous meta-analyses of atypical antipsychotics for depression were limited by few trials with direct comparisons between two treatments. We performed a network meta-analysis, which integrates direct and indirect evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs), to investigate the comparative efficacy and tolerability of adjunctive atypical(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the occurrence of fosfomycin-resistant Escherichia coli from chickens and to characterize the plasmids carrying fosA3. A total of 661 E. coli isolates of chicken origin collected from 2009 to 2011 were screened for plasmid-mediated fosfomycin resistance determinants by PCR. Plasmids were characterized using PCR-based(More)
The endothelium represents an important source of, and a target for, inflammation in sepsis. Angiogenic factors and their receptors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/VEGF receptor and the angiopoietin/Tie2 signaling pathways, have recently received great attention in critically ill patients, including those with sepsis [1-3], because of(More)
BACKGROUND Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating and costly mental disorder. Although commercially available antidepressants have proliferated over the last 20 years, a substantial number of patients either do not respond adequately to these drugs or are unable to tolerate their adverse effects. One common approach has been to augment(More)