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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811013/treat-penile-mondor-s-disease-with-corticosteroid-cream
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Yang Yang, Sheng-Qiang Qian, Qiang Wei, Jiu-Hong Yuan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811012/cholesterol-granuloma-of-the-orbit
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Hui-Ting Hsu, Wei-Chuan Liao, Chang-Che Wu, Ping-Hong Lai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811011/educational-intervention-on-physical-restraint-use-in-long-term-care-facilities-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shao-Huan Lan, Li-Chin Lu, Shou-Jen Lan, Jong-Chen Chen, Wen-Jun Wu, Shen-Peng Chang, Long-Yau Lin
"Physical restraint" formerly used as a measure of protection for psychiatric patients is now widely used. However, existing studies showed that physical restraint not only has inadequate effect of protection but also has negative effects on residents. To analyzes the impact of educational program on the physical restraint use in long-term care facilities. DESIGN: A systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-regression. Eight databases, including Cochrane Library, ProQuest, PubMed, EMBASE, EBSCO, Web of Science, Ovid Medline and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), were searched up to January 2017...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811010/distinct-clinical-characteristics-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-in-patients-in-southern-taiwan-a-multicenter-investigation
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Hui-Ching Wang, Ching-Yuan Kuo, I-Ting Liu, Tsai-Yun Chen, Yu-Hsiang Chang, Shyh-Jer Lin, Shih-Feng Cho, Yi-Chang Liu, Ta-Chih Liu, Sheng-Fung Lin, Chao-Sung Chang
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is an extremely rare acquired disorder. The aim of this study was to investigate the demographics, clinical manifestations, and outcomes of PNH patients in southern Taiwan. Data on PNH patients diagnosed over a 30-year period (1985-2015) were retrospectively collected from four tertiary medical centers in southern Taiwan. Blood samples were collected for hematologic panel testing and flow cytometry detection of PNH clones. Radiologic studies were performed to assess the frequency of complications...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811009/the-feasibility-of-sugammadex-for-general-anesthesia-and-facial-nerve-monitoring-in-patients-undergoing-parotid-surgery
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I-Cheng Lu, Pi-Ying Chang, Miao-Pei Su, Po-Nien Chen, Hsiu-Ya Chen, Feng-Yu Chiang, Che-Wei Wu
The use of neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) during anesthesia may interfere with facial nerve monitoring (FNM) during parotid surgery. Sugammadex has been reported to be an effective and safe reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block (NMB) during surgery. This study investigated the feasibility and clinical effectiveness of sugammadex for NMB reversal during FNM in Parotid surgery. Fifty patients undergoing parotid surgery were randomized allocated into conventional anesthesia group (Group C, n = 25) and sugammadex group (Group S, n = 25)...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811008/serum-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-expression-predicts-disease-severity-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Ching-I Huang, Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Yi-Hung Lin, Po-Cheng Liang, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Chia-Yen Dai, Ming-Yen Hsieh, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Cherng Chen, Jee-Fu Huang, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2 binding protein (WFA(+)-M2BP) has recently been developed as a promising liver fibrosis glyco biomarker. We assessed its efficacy in evaluating liver disease severity in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Taiwan. The association between WFA(+)-M2BP and histological features was evaluated among those CHC patients underwent liver biopsy. We also aimed to clarify the factors determining the performance of WFA(+)-M2BP in CHC. A total of 229 CHC patients were consecutively recruited...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811007/acceleration-of-skin-wound-healing-by-low-dose-indirect-ionizing-radiation-in-male-rats
#7
Nasrollah Jabbari, Gholam Hossein Farjah, Behnam Ghadimi, Hajar Zanjani, Behnam Heshmatian
A recent hypothesis has revealed that low-dose irradiation (LDI) with ionizing radiation might have a promoting effect on fracture healing. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of direct (electron beam) and indirect (gamma-ray) low-dose ionizing irradiations on the wound healing process in male rats. In 72 male rats, a full-thickness wound was incised. The animals were randomly assigned to three groups, each with 24 rats. The first two groups were named IG-I and IG-II and respectively exposed to electron and gamma-radiations (75 cGy) immediately after the surgical procedure...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811006/improved-fat-transplantation-survival-by-using-the-conditioned-medium-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-transfected-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Yang Zhang, Li-Ling Xiao, Jiang-Xuan Li, Hong-Wei Liu, Sheng-Hong Li, Yan-Yun Wu, Xuan Liao, Cong-Qiang Rao
Autologous fat transplantation has been applied widely in clinic. However, the low survival rate is still a problem to be solved. Studies shows that the human adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) transfected by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) can improve the survival rate of autologous fat transplantation. Our study is to evaluate the effects of the conditioned medium of VEGF-transfected human adipose-derived stem cells (VEGF-ADSCs-CM) on fat transplantation. ADSCs were isolated and transfected with MOI = 40...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811005/regulatory-effects-of-mir-146a-b-on-the-function-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Zeng-Feng Su, Zhong-Wu Sun, Ying Zhang, Shu Wang, Qi-Gui Yu, Ze-Bing Wu
The study aims to explore how microRNA-146a/b (miR-146a/b) regulates the function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in acute ischemic stroke in mice. Eighty male SPF C57BL/6J mice were evenly divided into the model-6 h, model-12 h, model-24 h (mice suffered from middle cerebral artery occlusion [MCAO] for 6 h, 12 h and model-24 h) and normal groups. EPCs were transfected and assigned into the control, MCAO, MCAO-miR-146a, MCAO-miR-146b and MCAO-miR-146a/b groups. The qRT-PCR was used to detect miR-146a/b expression in EPCs...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738979/angiosarcoma-of-kidney-with-calcification-a-rare-case-report
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LETTER
Yue-Chiu Su
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738978/osteolytic-lesions-resulting-from-opportunistic-infections
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Wei-Sin Li, Wen-Chi Huang, Cheng-Lung Ku, Chen-Hsiang Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738977/glutathione-peroxidase-3-gene-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#12
Chen-Yu Chien, Tzu-Yen Huang, Shu-Yu Tai, Ning-Chia Chang, Hsun-Mo Wang, Ling-Feng Wang, Kuen-Yao Ho
The glutathione peroxidase 3 gene (GPX3) is reported to be a risk factor for arterial ischaemic stroke and cerebral venous thrombosis. GPX3 may be one of the aetiologies of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), which might be attributed to the genetic effect of GPX3 by influence reactive oxygen species (ROS). Unbalanced ROS have been associated with susceptibility to SSNHL. Therefore, we conducted a case-control study with 416 SSNHL cases and 255 controls. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were selected...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738976/proposal-of-a-diagnostic-algorithm-for-intraductal-ultrasonography-to-distinguish-between-benign-and-malignant-biliary-strictures
#13
Yao-Sheng Wang, Chiao-Hsiung Chuang, Jhong-Han Wu, Chiung-Yu Chen
To reexamine the recognizability of intraductal ultrasonography (IDUS) findings from an imaging database and propose a novel algorithm for clinical application. IDUS images of 102 patients who had undergone IDUS examinations for indeterminate causes of common bile duct dilation were independently reviewed by two endoscopists. The strength of the inter-rater agreement between the endoscopists was analyzed using Cohen's kappa (κ). An algorithm was implemented by arranging the IDUS characteristics according to their recognizability...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738975/the-effect-of-cranioplasty-in-cognitive-and-functional-improvement-experience-of-post-traumatic-brain-injury-inpatient-rehabilitation
#14
Jyong-Huei Su, Yu-Hsin Wu, Nai-Wen Guo, Ching-Fen Huang, Cyuan-Fong Li, Chia-Hsin Chen, Mao-Hsiung Huang
To investigate the effect of cranioplasty on rehabilitation of post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, 37 patients with TBI were arranged by retrospectively assessment study. Those TBI patients receiving in-hospital rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation in a medical center of South Taiwan from 2010 to 2015 were assigned into two groups: A and B. All patients entered the multidisciplinary holistic in-patient rehabilitation training for about 1 month. Patients in Group A received decompressive craniectomy (DC), patients in Group B received DC and cranioplasty...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738974/partial-nephrectomy-vs-radical-nephrectomy-for-stage-i-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-the-presence-of-predisposing-systemic-diseases-for-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
Ömer Demir, Ozan Bozkurt, Serdar Çelik, Kaan Çömez, Güven Aslan, Uğur Mungan, İlhan Çelebi, Adil Esen
Aim of this study is to compare the effects of partial nephrectomy (PN) and radical nephrectomy (RN) for stage I renal cell carcinoma (RCC) on renal functions in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and/or hypertension (HT). Charts of patients who underwent surgery for stage I RCC in our department were retrospectively reviewed and patients with DM and/or HT were enrolled. Preoperative and postoperative estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) were calculated according to the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formulation for both RN and PN groups...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738973/interactive-effects-between-lymphotoxin-%C3%AE-252-polymorphism-and-habits-of-substance-use-on-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Jung-Fa Tsai, Shinn-Chern Chen, Zu-Yau Lin, Chia-Yen Dai, Jee-Fu Huang, Min-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
This case-control study aimed to assess the interactive effect between polymorphisms of lymphotoxin (LT) α +252 and habitual substance use on risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We enrolled 150 pairs of sex- and age-matched HCC patients and unrelated healthy controls. LTα genotypes were detected with polymerase-chain reaction and restrictive fragment length polymorphisms. Information about habits of substance use was obtained through personal interview. Multivariate analysis indicated that LTα +252 G/G genotypes [odds ratio (OR) = 3...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738972/clinicopathological-evaluation-of-marjolin-ulcers-over-two-decades
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Melike Oruç, Yüksel Kankaya, Nezih Sungur, Kadri Özer, Veysel Murat Işık, M Gürhan Ulusoy, Afşin Uysal, Uğur Koçer
Malignant changes arising on the previously traumatized or chronically inflamed skin are defined as Marjolin ulcers. They can develop on many different lesions but frequently they are detected on burn scars. Histopathologically, Marjolin ulcers are mostly diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma and they need special attention when especially located on the lower extremities. In this study, 63 patients treated for Marjolin ulcers between January 2000 and March 2015 were evaluated according to etiology, histological differentiation, primary tumor size, patient age and anatomical localization...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738971/rapamycin-ameliorated-diabetic-symptoms-involved-in-increasing-adiponectin-expression-in-diabetic-mice-on-a-high-fat-diet
#18
Fang-Hua Gong, Yan-Na Ye, Jin-Meng Li, Hai-Yang Zhao, Xiao-Kun Li
Recent studies showed that rapamycin improved diabetic complications. Here, we investigated the metabolic effects of rapamycin in type 2 diabetes model (T2DM) mice. Mice were treated with a daily intraperitoneal injection of rapamycin at 2 mg/kg or vehicle only for 3 weeks and were maintained on a high-fat diet. The treated diabetic mice exhibited decreased body weight, blood glucose levels, and fat mass. FGF21 expression was suppressed in C57B/L6 mice, but adiponectin expression increased both in FGF21 KO and C57B/L6 mice...
July 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601238/is-reflux-symptom-index-reliable-to-assess-the-reflux-status-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients
#19
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Jian-Jun Ren, Yu Zhao, Xue Ren, Jing Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601237/primary-cutaneous-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-rapidly-growing-and-ulcerative-tumor-of-the-skin
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LETTER
Tse-Yuan Liaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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