Yii-Jenq Lan

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The mammalian embryonic zeta-globin genes, including that of humans, are expressed at the early embryonic stage and then switched off during erythroid development. This autonomous silencing of the zeta-globin gene transcription is probably regulated by the cooperative work of various protein-DNA and protein-protein complexes formed at the zeta-globin(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether an oral nutritional supplement enriched with omega-3 fatty acids, micronutrients, and probiotics affected body weight (BW) changes, serum albumin and prealbumin levels in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) cachexia. STUDY DESIGN Sixty-eight HNC patients were randomly assigned to receive either an Ethanwell/Ethanzyme(More)
Unexpected fatal events in patients with head and neck cancers undergoing concurrent chemoradiation therapy are a clinical concern. Malnutrition, which is reported frequently in head and neck cancer patients, are associated with immunity derangement. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for early death of patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND This randomized trial was conducted to compare the efficacy and side effects of intravesical mitoxantrone instillation with those of doxorubicin in superficial bladder cancer following transurethral resection. METHODS Sixty-three patients were randomized into mitoxantrone and doxorubicin groups. Most of the patients enrolled were elderly people(More)
Hypercalcemia is a common complication of malignant diseases with or without bone metastasis. Hypercalcemia in prostate cancer is rarely seen. The exact mechanism of prostate cancer-related hypercalcemia is still uncertain. Secretion of parathyroid hormone-related peptides (PTH-rP) is thought to be one of the possible mechanisms. We reported a rare case of(More)
Dasatinib is a potent second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. The most common adverse event associated with dasatinib therapy is fluid retention, including pleural effusion. Dasatinib-related chylothorax has rarely been reported. The clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, management, and prognosis are(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we attempted to determine the efficacy and toxicity of decreasing dosage of irinotecan plus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin (LV) in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer. METHODS A total of 250 mg/m2 Irinotecan (CPT-11) intravenous infusion for 90 minutes was administered every 3 weeks. A 24-hour intravenous infusion(More)
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