Zhen-hong Fu

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Abstr act A Taiwanese (Min-nan) Text-to-Speech (TTS) system has been constructed in this paper based on automatically generated synthetic units by considering several specific phonetic and linguistic characteristics of Taiwanese. Some basic facts about Taiwanese useful in a TTS system is summarized, including the issues of tone sandhi, the writen format and(More)
OBJECTIVE Cystatin C (Cys C) is a marker of renal dysfunction. Prior studies have shown that blood Cys C is related to the prognosis of coronary heart disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term prognostic impact of Cys C on acute coronary syndrome (ACS) octogenarians with diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS We enrolled 660 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic value of homocysteine (Hcy) in Chinese acute coronary syndrome (ACS) octogenarians. METHODS The study cohort comprised 660 consecutive ACS octogenarians who underwent coronary angiography. We classified the patients into three groups according to Hcy tertiles. Kaplan-Meier method was performed for survival and major(More)
Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) has been identified as an endogenous anti-hypertrophy effect. However, the association of plasma GDF-15 levels with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertension is poorly understood. We investigate the effect of plasma GDF-15 levels on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertension. We measured the plasma(More)
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