Yu-Yi Hou

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MicroRNAs (miRs) are a class of small endog-enous non-coding RNAs of ~21-24 nucleotides in length. Previous studies have indicated that miR-196b has either an oncogenic or tumor-suppressive function in various types of cancer. However, the biological role of miR-196b in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remains unclear. In the present study, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare trends, risk factors, prevalence rates, and hospital resource utilization between tympanoplasty and revision tympanoplasty. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING All hospitals. PATIENTS This study analyzed 58,038 tympanoplasty procedures and 953 revision tympanoplasty procedures performed in Taiwan from 1996 to 2007. MAIN(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous study showed a close relationship between computed tomography (CT)-derived bidimensional measurement of primary tumor and retropharyngeal nodes (BDMprn) and gross tumor volume of primary tumor and retropharyngeal nodes (GTVprn) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and better prognosis for NPC patients with smaller BDMprn. In this study,(More)
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