Yu Ching Huang

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between hemiplegic shoulder pain factors during the acute and chronic stages of stroke recovery. DESIGN A prospective longitudinal study. SUBJECTS Seventy-six stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulders. METHODS Hemiplegic shoulder pain and clinical, physical, and sonography results were recorded at admission and(More)
Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) is a hypothalamic dodecapeptide (SIKPSAYLPLRF-NH(2)) that directly inhibits gonadotropin synthesis and release from quail pituitary. The action of GnIH is mediated by a novel G-protein coupled receptor. This gonadotropin-inhibitory system may be widespread in vertebrates, at least birds and mammals. In these higher(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to compare the effect of lactated ringer (LR), vasopressin (Vaso) or terlipressin (Terli) on uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock (UHS) in rats. METHODS 48 rats were divided into four treatment groups for UHS study. Vaso group was given bolus vasopressin (0.8 U/kg); the Terli group was given bolus terlipressin (15 mcg/kg); LR group(More)
BACKGROUND High-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS) has been used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in recent years. However, the best diagnostic criterion and optimal cut-off value for HRUS remain controversial. METHODS This study enrolled 37 patients with idiopathic CTS (61 CTS hands) and 20 healthy subjects (40 normal hands). The subjects(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between flexible flatfoot and plantar fasciitis. METHODS Twenty-three subjects with flexible flatfoot and 23 subjects with normal arched feet were enrolled. Footprint analysis was used to evaluate the foot conditions in both groups to calculate the individual arch index. We compared(More)
BACKGROUND Analysis of electromyographic (EMG) activities in the back during dynamic exercise is needed because more complex loading on the spine is created in comparison with that during static exercise. The purpose of this study is to investigate the difference in bilateral midback and low-back paraspinal muscle (PSM) activities during performance of(More)
This paper proposes a dual-section average (DSA) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to achieve a closed-loop digital pulse width modulation (DPWM) DC-DC converter with performance compatible to that by the analog PWM converter. For a 2.4 V input voltage, a regulated output voltage of 1.2 V can provide output current of 600 mA without any off-chip(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective study reported on the treatment of extension contracture of the knee after surgical treatment of patellar fractures. METHODS Twenty-eight patients who sustained extension contractures of the knee after surgical treatment of patellar fractures 8-14 months previously (mean, 12 months) were treated. A midline longitudinal(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The medicinal mushroom Antrodia salmonea has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine and has demonstrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the present study, we examined the anti-tumor activity of the fermented culture broth of Antrodia salmonea (AS) in vitro and in vivo and revealed(More)
OBJECTIVE Repetition of suicide attempts is common, but little is known about the relationship between switching methods of suicide attempt and the probability of completed suicide. This study aimed to determine the transition of methods chosen by individuals who repeat suicide attempts, and how the switched methods of suicide attempts influence the risk of(More)