Yung-Ching Lin

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Bile duct cells and hepatocytes differentiate from the same hepatic progenitor cells. To investigate the possible association of viral hepatitis B and C with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), we conducted a retrospective case-control study using univariate and multivariate logistic analyses to identify risk factors for ICC. Besides hepatic lithiasis(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the predictors of recurrent atrial flutter or fibrillation after successful radiofrequency ablation of typical atrial flutter. In addition, there is only limited evidence suggesting that elimination of atrial flutter would modify the natural history of atrial fibrillation in patients who experienced both of these(More)
A case-control study of female lung adenocarcinoma in Harbin, China involving interviews with 120 cases of nonsmoking females, matched 1:1 with controls, showed that high coal use, indoor air pollution, exposure to coal dust, frequent frying and deep frying food, and a history of lung cancer in the family were statistically significant risk factors for(More)
In 2003, an avian influenza (AI) virus of H5N1 subtype (A/Duck/China/E319-2/03; Dk/CHN/E319-2/03) was isolated from a smuggled duck in Kinmen Island of Taiwan. Phylogenetic analysis and pairwise comparison of nucleotide and amino acid sequences revealed that the virus displayed high similarity to the H5N1 viruses circulating in Asia during 2004 and 2005.(More)
Indinavir, a potent and specific inhibitor of HIV protease, is a known substrate of cytochrome P-450 (CYP) 3A and p-glycoprotein. The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare the inducing effect of dexamethasone (DEX) on CYP3A and p-glycoprotein in the hepatic and intestinal first-pass metabolism of indinavir in rats. Pretreatment of rats with(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreaticoduodenectomy, with either gastrectomy (Whipple procedure) or pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD), is a complex procedure. Technical diversity, variation and sampling bias exist among surgeons. Previous reports comparing these two procedures are retrospective and not randomized. These factors should be considered seriously(More)
Recent studies suggest that early dexamethasone therapy may lessen the pulmonary inflammation in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). To investigate whether early (<12 hr) postnatal dexamethasone therapy would reduce the incidence of chronic lung disease (CLD), a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was conducted in 40 infants(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of primary hemangiopericytoma in the axis bone. With this report, we attempt to better characterize this uncommon lesion in the vertebral column. CLINICAL PRESENTATION This report describes a case of primary heman-giopericytoma in the axis bone of a 16-year-old female(More)
Early postnatal use of dexamethasone has recently been shown to be effective in improving the pulmonary status in premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). To study the effect of dexamethasone on pulmonary inflammatory responses, we studied ten infants treated with dexamethasone and ten infants without this treatment. Serial tracheal(More)
1. There was no clear correlation between the tracheal aspirate cytokines and the elevation of pulmonary arterial pressure in newborn piglets with MAS. The use of dexamethasone significantly suppressed tracheal aspirate cytokines but did not significantly alter pulmonary arterial pressure. Dexamethasone significantly increased the cardiac stroke volume and(More)