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Juvenile milkfish Chanos chanos (Forsskål, 1775) were transferred from a local fish farm to fresh water (FW; 0 per thousand ), brackish water (BW; 10 per thousand, 20 per thousand ) and seawater (SW; 35 per thousand ) conditions in the laboratory and reared for at least two weeks. The blood and gill of the fish adapted to various salinities were analyzed to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the treatment outcome, patterns of failure, and prognostic factors for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with local radiotherapy alone or as an adjunct to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). METHODS AND MATERIALS From March 1994 to December 1997, 25 patients with unresectable HCC underwent(More)
Changes in expression of gill Na+/K+ -ATPase (NKA) on a short-term (96 h) time-course following hyposmotic shock (direct transfer to fresh water) of the euryhaline, marine milkfish were studied on gene, protein, and cell levels in this paper. Plasma osmolality and [Na+] responded with rapid declines in 3 h post-transfer yet, thereafter, remained constant.(More)
We describe a sequential deteriorated change of sperm count in a 30-year-old infertile man with nonmosaic Klinefelter's syndrome. His initial semen analysis revealed oligozoospermia; however, the sperm count decreased progressively, which resulted in azoospermia over a period of 3 years. By testicular sperm extraction, a few spermatozoa were recovered. We(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the position, extent, and frequency of Y chromosome microdeletions in Taiwanese patients presenting with nonobstructive azoospermia, and to investigate the effect of microdeletions on reproductive decisions. METHODS We studied 176 consecutive men with azoospermia in our urology clinic. Polymerase chain reaction tests were(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the age-associated changes in the percentage of collagen and subtypes I, III, and IV within the corpora cavernosa in a rat model. METHODS The corpora cavernosa tissues were obtained from 30 male Wistar rats at three different ages. Processed with Masson's trichrome staining for collagen and with immunohistochemical staining for the(More)
BACKGROUND In Taiwan, an area with a very low incidence of cystic fibrosis (CF), we first screened for the most common mutations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene and looked for clinical correlations in 27 patients with clinically diagnosed congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD). METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Enlarged iliopectineal bursitis in the hip region, which usually occurs with degenerative, infectious, or traumatic disorders, is relatively rare. Iliopectineal bursitis complicating bipolar hemiarthroplasty is even more rare. Reported here is an unusual case of a patient with an inguinal mass presenting 8 years after bipolar hemiarthroplasty. Enlarged(More)
Eleven biflavonoids, including amentoflavone (1), agathisflavone (2), robustaflavone (3), hinokiflavone (4), volkensiflavone (5), morelloflavone (7), rhusflavanone (9), succedaneaflavanone (10), GB-1a (11), GB-1a 7"-O-beta-glucoside (13), and GB-2a (14) isolated from Rhus succedanea and Garcinia multiflora, as well as their methyl ethers, volkensiflavone(More)
Biflavonoids such as amentoflavone (1), agathisflavone (2), robustaflavone (3), hinokiflavone (4), volkensiflavone (5), rhusflavanone (7), succedaneflavanone (9), all isolated from Rhus succedanea and Garcinia multiflora, as well as their methyl ethers and acetates, volkensiflavone hexamethyl ether (6), rhusflavanone hexaacetate (8), and succedaneflavanone(More)