Yu-Chun Wang

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In utero exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) reduces the number of ovarian follicles in rat females and causes permanent effects on rat males. Little data have been gathered on the associations between PBDEs exposure and birth outcome and female menstruation characteristics in both epidemiological and animal studies. The aim of this study was(More)
OBJECTIVE Women of reproductive age are at risk of ruptured corpus luteum with hemoperitoneum. We identified the clinical and demographic features of patients recently treated in our institution and compared the findings with those from an earlier series, to detect any changes in disease identity that have occurred over the past 20 years. MATERIALS AND(More)
The significance of very early experience in the maturation of whisker-to-barrel system comes primarily from neonatal whisker or infraorbital nerve lesion studies conducted prior to the formation of cortical barrels. However, the surgical procedures damage the sensory pathway; it is difficult to examine the consequence after the recovery of sensory(More)
Controversies abound as regards the optimal treatment for patients with diverticulitis of the right colon. This is a retrospective review of 113 patients with a diagnosis of right colonic diverticulitis who received treatment at the China Medical University Hospital from July 1994 to June 2004. Medical therapy was undertaken in 56 patients diagnosed(More)
Adventitious shoots induced from maca calli on induction media without rare earth elements (REE) had higher water content and lower soluble protein concentration when compared with shoots sprouted from maca seeds. Due to lower activities of antioxidative enzymes, there were higher concentrations of H2O2 and malonyldialdehyde (MDA) in adventitious shoots(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated mortality risks from all causes, circulatory and respiratory diseases for the elderly associated with prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures in four major cities of Taiwan. METHODS Daily average temperatures at the high 99th, 97th, and 95th percentiles were defined as extreme heat, and those at the low 10th, 5th, and(More)
The mesocorticolimbic system contains dopamine (DA)-producing neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and their projection targets, including the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), amygdala (AMY) and nucleus accumbens (NAc). Disruption of this system might attribute to mental illnesses. In the present study, we adopted the postweaning social isolation(More)
BACKGROUND Laboratory measurements such as leucocyte count, neutrophil percentage and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration are commonly used as diagnostic aids in patients with suspected acute appendicitis. The present study aimed to clarify the role of these laboratory tests in diagnosing acute appendicitis. METHODS The medical records of 897 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy is increasingly being employed to treat acute appendicitis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the LigaSure Vessel Sealing System (Valleylab, Boulder, CO) in laparoscopic appendectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Laparoscopic appendectomy was performed using the LigaSure system in 15(More)
BACKGROUND Angioembolization is an effective adjunct in the management of high-grade renal injuries not surgically treated. However, in some cases, the bleeding may stop spontaneously, without the need for embolization. The aim of this study was to define the characteristics of patients who need angioembolization for high-grade blunt renal injuries (BRIs).(More)