Yu Kuan Lin

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PURPOSE Residual fragments following ureteroscopy for calculi may contribute to stone growth, symptoms or additional interventions. We reviewed our experience with ureteroscopy for calculus disease to define the incidence and establish factors predictive of residual fragments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Records associated with 667 consecutive ureteroscopic(More)
Regional lymphadenectomy, with both its diagnostic and therapeutic roles, serves as an integral component of the management of many malignancies. Extended pelvic lymph node dissection (LND) is the standard of care for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder, with the extent of lymphadenectomy correlating positively with cancer-related outcomes. Given their(More)
In Qinghai Province, the Brassica campestris L. pollen preparation Qianlie Kang Pule'an Tablet (QKPT) is traditionally used for BPH therapy. However, in QKPT the content of supposedly active phytosterols is relatively low at 2.59%, necessitating high doses for successful therapy. Therefore, a phytosterol enriched (4.54%) refined extract of B. campestris(More)
BACKGROUND In Western medicine, the application of topical steroids and oral antihistaminic or antiallergic agents is the main treatment option for atopic dermatitis (AD). However, instead of these therapies the disease may remain intractable in some patients, resulting in long-term exposure to these chemical agents and consequently leading to concerns(More)
An HPLC quantification method for ginkgolic acid derivatives in Ginkgo biloba leaf extracts was developed. Using 13 : 0 ginkgolic acid as a marker compound, the relative correlation factors of the four other ginkgolic acid derivatives - namely, 15 : 0 ginkgolic acid, 15 : 1 ginkgolic acid, 17 : 1 ginkgolic acid, and 17 : 2 ginkgolic acid - to 13 : 0(More)
Activation and proliferation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC) play an important role in the progress of liver fibrosis. HSC activation occurs in response to inflammatory cytokines, cellular interactions with immune cells, and morphogenetic signals. The literature hints to a role of the adaptor protein MyD88 in fibrosis. Although curcumin has been shown to(More)
In order to elucidate the mechanism of action of curcumin against hepatic fibrosis, cultured rat hepatic stellate cells (HSC) (HSC-T6) were incubated with curcumin for 24 h, after which apoptosis was measured by flow-cytometry. The protein levels of the pro-apoptotic factors Fas and p53b as well as of the anti-apoptotic factor Bcl-2 were monitored by(More)
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