Taipei Veterans General Hospital

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Organization: Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

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  1. doi Alternative therapies: what role do they have in the management of lupus?
    C T Chou
    Division of Allergy Immunology Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Lupus 19:1425-9. 2010
  2. ncbi Surgical results of early gastric cancer and proposing a treatment strategy
    Su Shun Lo
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, No 201, Section 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:340-7. 2007
  3. ncbi Stability of passivated 316L stainless steel oxide films for cardiovascular stents
    Chun Che Shih
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    J Biomed Mater Res A 80:861-73. 2007
  4. ncbi Rat small intestinal transit is independent of glucose consumption in the strenuous exercise
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Chin J Physiol 49:169-73. 2006
  5. pmc Hospice utilization during the SARS outbreak in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Shih Pai Road, Section 2, No 201, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:94. 2006
  6. ncbi Graft-versus-T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma effect
    Liang Tsai Hsiao
    Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Hematol 83:193. 2006
  7. ncbi Interaction of carbohydrate metabolism and rat liquid gastric emptying in sustained running
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:831-6. 2006
  8. ncbi Lithium and antidepressants: potential agents for the treatment of Rett syndrome
    Shih Jen Tsai
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Division of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, No 201 Shih Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Med Hypotheses 67:626-9. 2006
  9. ncbi Bilateral oscillations for lateralized spikes in benign rolandic epilepsy
    Yung Yang Lin
    Institute of Physiology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Epilepsy Res 69:45-52. 2006
  10. ncbi Three-dimensional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography of carotid artery after stenting
    Michael M H Teng
    Department of Radiology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, 11217, Taiwan
    J Neuroimaging 14:336-41. 2004

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  1. doi Alternative therapies: what role do they have in the management of lupus?
    C T Chou
    Division of Allergy Immunology Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Lupus 19:1425-9. 2010
    ..Through randomized clinical trials, we hope in the future that some Chinese medicines may be found helpful as CATs for SLE...
  2. ncbi Surgical results of early gastric cancer and proposing a treatment strategy
    Su Shun Lo
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, No 201, Section 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:340-7. 2007
    ..In the present study, we investigated the result of treating early gastric cancer surgically in our hospital, with special reference to the risk factor(s) for tumor recurrence and the relationship between age and survival...
  3. ncbi Stability of passivated 316L stainless steel oxide films for cardiovascular stents
    Chun Che Shih
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    J Biomed Mater Res A 80:861-73. 2007
    ..01) and the area ratio of intimal response at 4 weeks (AR(ao): 0.62 +/- 0.22; AR(ep): 1.15 +/- 0.42, p < 0.001) on the implanted iliac stents of New Zealand rabbit could be a function of the oxide properties...
  4. ncbi Rat small intestinal transit is independent of glucose consumption in the strenuous exercise
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Chin J Physiol 49:169-73. 2006
    ..Glucose utilization and lactate accumulation after the strenuous exercise may not directly mediate small intestinal motility...
  5. pmc Hospice utilization during the SARS outbreak in Taiwan
    Tzeng Ji Chen
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Shih Pai Road, Section 2, No 201, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:94. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to describe changes in hospice inpatient utilization during and after the SARS epidemic in 2003 in Taiwan...
  6. ncbi Graft-versus-T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma effect
    Liang Tsai Hsiao
    Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Hematol 83:193. 2006
  7. ncbi Interaction of carbohydrate metabolism and rat liquid gastric emptying in sustained running
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:831-6. 2006
    ..It is unknown whether the carbohydrate metabolism of runners can influence gastric emptying (GE). Using a running rat model, the present study explored the impact of exercise/carbohydrate metabolism on liquid GE...
  8. ncbi Lithium and antidepressants: potential agents for the treatment of Rett syndrome
    Shih Jen Tsai
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Division of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, No 201 Shih Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Med Hypotheses 67:626-9. 2006
    ..Several points regarding the use of these agents in RTT are discussed. Further evaluation of the therapeutic effects of these drugs in RTT animal models is needed before clinical trials can begin...
  9. ncbi Bilateral oscillations for lateralized spikes in benign rolandic epilepsy
    Yung Yang Lin
    Institute of Physiology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Epilepsy Res 69:45-52. 2006
    ..To elucidate the oscillatory dynamics with respect to interictal spike occurrence in benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE)...
  10. ncbi Three-dimensional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography of carotid artery after stenting
    Michael M H Teng
    Department of Radiology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, 11217, Taiwan
    J Neuroimaging 14:336-41. 2004
    ..This study presents 3-dimensional, contrast-enhanced, magnetic resonance (MR) angiographic appearances of the carotid artery after stenting...
  11. ncbi Prognostic significance of nm23-H1 expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
    Liang Shun Wang
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:419-24. 2004
    ..Recently, nm23, originally considered to be an anti-metastatic gene, has been reported to associate with various roles in different human cancers. We therefore investigated the clinical significance of nm23-H1 expression in ESCC...
  12. ncbi Genetic polymorphisms of the HCR gene and a genomic segment in close proximity to HLA-C are associated with patients with psoriasis in Taiwan
    Y T Chang
    Department of Dermatology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Br J Dermatol 150:1104-11. 2004
    ..7*A and n.9*C, was found to have a stronger association with psoriasis than the HCR gene. Until now, no study of the association of the HCR gene, SNPs n.7, and n.9 has been conducted on Chinese patients with psoriasis...
  13. ncbi Endovascular embolization of recurrent traumatic carotid-cavernous fistulas managed previously with detachable balloons
    Chao Bao Luo
    Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Trauma 56:1214-20. 2004
    ..This study investigated the causes of recurrent traumatic carotid-cavernous fistulas (RTCCFs) after detachable balloon embolization and evaluated the selection of embolic materials for endovascular treatment of the RTCCFs...
  14. ncbi Congenital and acquired long QT syndrome. Current concepts and management
    Chern En Chiang
    Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cardiol Rev 12:222-34. 2004
    ..Physicians not only need to be aware of the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions of various important drugs, but also need to update their knowledge...
  15. ncbi Glatiramer acetate could be a potential antidepressant through its neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects
    Shih Jen Tsai
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201 Shih Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Med Hypotheses 69:145-8. 2007
    ..It is also suggested that immediate GA treatment after stress may prevent the development of stress-related psychiatric disorders such as MDD and post-traumatic stress disorder...
  16. ncbi Plastic phase-locking and magnetic mismatch response to auditory deviants in temporal lobe epilepsy
    Yung Yang Lin
    Institute of Physiology, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Cereb Cortex 17:2516-25. 2007
    ..We conclude that mesial TLE might affect auditory-change detection, and a successful surgery causes a possible plastic change in phase locking of deviant-evoked signals...
  17. ncbi Cytokine production from peripheral blood mononuclear cells in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and their first-degree relatives
    Chung Tei Chou
    Division of Allergy Immunology Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Med Res 38:190-5. 2007
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  18. pmc Functional polymorphisms in matrix metalloproteinases-1, -3, -9 are associated with arteriovenous fistula patency in hemodialysis patients
    Chih Ching Lin
    School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:1805-14. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the association of genotype polymorphisms of MMPs and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure...
  19. doi Novel mutations of the OPA1 gene in Chinese dominant optic atrophy
    May Yung Yen
    Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ophthalmology 117:392-6.e1. 2010
    ..To investigate OPA1 gene mutations in Chinese patients with autosomal dominant optic atrophy and sporadic optic atrophy...
  20. doi Haplotype analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFA) gene and antidepressant treatment response in major depressive disorder
    Shih Jen Tsai
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Psychiatry Res 169:113-7. 2009
    ..Our findings suggested that VEGFA genetic variants do not play a major role in the response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors...
  21. doi Differentiation of benign and malignant superficial soft-tissue masses using grayscale and color doppler ultrasonography
    Hong Jen Chiou
    Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 72:307-15. 2009
    ..This study was performed to evaluate the usefulness of high-resolution grayscale and color Doppler ultrasound to distinguish benign from malignant soft-tissue masses on the basis of ultrasonographic patterns...
  22. doi Biodistribution, pharmacokinetics and PET imaging of [(18)F]FMISO, [(18)F]FDG and [(18)F]FAc in a sarcoma- and inflammation-bearing mouse model
    Ren Shyan Liu
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    Nucl Med Biol 36:305-12. 2009
    ..This study compared the biodistribution, pharmacokinetics and imaging of these three tracers in a sarcoma- and inflammation-bearing mouse model...
  23. doi Laparoscopic uterine vessel occlusion in the treatment of women with symptomatic uterine myomas with and without adding laparoscopic myomectomy: 4-year results
    Peng Hui Wang
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15:712-8. 2008
    ..To estimate the necessity of laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) in the treatment of women with symptomatic uterine myomas who are undergoing laparoscopic uterine vessel occlusion (LUVO)...
  24. doi Decreased production of MCP-1 and MMP-2 by keloid-derived fibroblasts
    Fa Lai Yeh
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Burns 35:348-51. 2009
    ..05), but to differing extents. This may contribute to factors leading to keloid formation...
  25. doi Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene is associated with major depression and antidepressant treatment response
    Shih Jen Tsai
    Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 18:869-75. 2008
    ..Evidence suggests that plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 gene (SERPINE1) is a stress-related gene and serum plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 levels are increased in patients with major depressive disorders (MDD)...
  26. ncbi Effects of perfluorochemicals for intrapulmonary vancomycin administration and partial liquid ventilation in an animal model of meconium-injured lungs
    Mei Jy Jeng
    Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Paediatr Taiwan 48:309-16. 2007
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  27. ncbi The predictive ability of serum alpha-fetoprotein for hepatocellular carcinoma is linked with the characteristics of the target population at surveillance
    Teh Ia Huo
    Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Surg Oncol 95:645-51. 2007
    ..The reported predictive accuracy of AFP for HCC widely varied. This study investigated the factors contributory to the heterogeneity of the ability of AFP to detect HCC...
  28. ncbi Facial apocrine fibroadenoma in man: a rare finding
    Han Nan Liu
    Department of Dermatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Dermatopathol 29:274-8. 2007
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of facial AFA in man. Different from a more common anogenital AFA, this neoplasm might represent a second type of AFA with unique histopathologic and immunopathological features...
  29. ncbi Genetic polymorphisms of drug-metabolizing enzymes and the susceptibility to antituberculosis drug-induced liver injury
    Yi Shin Huang
    Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, 201, Section 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol 3:1-8. 2007
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  30. ncbi Surrogate estimates of insulin sensitivity in subjects with hypertension
    C M Hwu
    Department of Medicine, Section of General Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Hum Hypertens 21:246-52. 2007
    ..Log (ISI(0,120)) currently showing the strongest association with SSPG than other estimates is adaptable for use in large studies of hypertension...
  31. ncbi Hypothermic retrograde jugular vein flush in heatstroke rats provides brain protection by maintaining cerebral blood flow but not by hemodilution
    Yi Szu Wen
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming Universityand Emergency Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Crit Care Med 32:1391-5. 2004
    ..To determine the fundamental mechanism of brain protection by hypothermic retrograde jugular vein flush (HRJVF) in heatstroke rats...
  32. ncbi Acute renal failure after transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective study of the incidence, risk factors, clinical course and long-term outcome
    T I Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:999-1007. 2004
    ..Transarterial chemoembolization is effective for hepatocellular carcinoma. Acute renal failure may occur after transarterial chemoembolization because of radiocontrast agent, but its clinical aspects are unknown...
  33. ncbi Revised memory and behavior problems checklist in Taiwanese patients with Alzheimer's disease
    J L Fuh
    Neurological Institute, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and National Yang Ming University Schools of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Int Psychogeriatr 11:181-9. 1999
    ..89 for frequency (p < .001) and .74 for reaction (p < .001). These findings suggest that the RMBPC be recommended as a reliable tool to assess behavioral and memory disturbance in Taiwanese AD patients...
  34. ncbi The detection of the HLA-B27 antigen by immunomagnetic separation and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay-comparison with a flow cytometric procedure
    C T Chou
    Division of Allergy Immunology Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Shih Pai, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Immunol Methods 255:15-22. 2001
    ..We conclude that IMS-ELISA may be used as a fast screening method for HLA B27 detection...
  35. ncbi Frequency analysis of autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias in Taiwanese patients and clinical and molecular characterization of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6
    W Soong B
    Department of Neurology, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arch Neurol 58:1105-9. 2001
    ..The prevalence of SCA in the ethnic Chinese on Taiwan remains unclear. Moreover, there has been no report of SCA type 6 (SCA6) among Chinese people...
  36. ncbi Further study of aldosterone secretion-inhibitory factor and brain natriuretic peptide on cortisol production of guinea pig zona fasciculata cells
    V S Fang
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Chin J Physiol 43:141-7. 2000
    ..These results support the notion that a physiological role of adrenal medulla in regulating the adrenocortical function may be mediated by the neuropeptides through a paracrine pathway...
  37. ncbi Asian perspectives on viral hepatitis A
    S D Lee
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 15:G94-9. 2000
    ..Given the increasing potential for HAV epidemics and the success and safety of the HAV vaccines, mass immunization against the infection seems possible and rational in Asia...
  38. ncbi Positron emission tomography for the assessment of myocardial viability in Kawasaki disease using different therapies
    B Hwang
    Department of Paediatrics, National Yang Ming University and Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Nucl Med Commun 21:631-6. 2000
    ..The patients who received 400 mg x kg(-1) x day(-1) of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for 5 days had a significantly lower incidence of PET abnormalities than those who received a single dose of 2000 mg x kg(-1) IVIG (P < 0.05)...
  39. ncbi Determination of sibship by PCR-amplified short tandem repeat analysis in Taiwan
    C H Tzeng
    Section of Transfusion Medicine, and the Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Transfusion 40:840-5. 2000
    ..Sibship determination for any two persons whose parents have died is one of the most fundamental issues of personal identification, second only to those of a parent-child relationship...
  40. ncbi Resting B cells are not antigen-presenting cells in the induction of oral tolerance of specific Th2 immune responses in mice
    H J Peng
    Department of Medical Research, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 122:174-81. 2000
    ..It has been shown that antigen presentation by resting B cells can induce tolerance to intravenously administered protein antigens, but the role of resting B cells in the induction of oral tolerance is unclear...
  41. ncbi Prevalence of prothrombin 20210A allele and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T genetic mutations in the Chinese population
    C H Ho
    Division of Hematology, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Ann Hematol 79:239-42. 2000
    ..We suggested that the Chinese race dose not have the prothrombin 20210A allele, but can carry the 677 C-->T mutation of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene...
  42. ncbi Poorer prognosis in young patients with gastric cancer?
    S S Lo
    Department of Surgery, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Hepatogastroenterology 46:2690-3. 1999
    ..To further examine the hypothesis, a retrospective study was undertaken to analyze a large series of patients with gastric cancer in Taiwan...
  43. ncbi Fat-suppressed three-dimensional fast spoiled gradient-recalled echo imaging: a modified FS 3D SPGR technique for assessment of patellofemoral joint chondromalacia
    S F Wang
    Department of Radiology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    Clin Imaging 23:177-80. 1999
    ..This modified, faster technique has the potential to diagnose patellofemoral chondromalacia with shorter examination time than FS 3D SPGR did...
  44. ncbi Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine. A case-control risk factor study
    P N Wang
    Department of Neurology, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:142-4; discussion 145. 1999
    ..A case-control study...
  45. ncbi Brachial plexus compression due to subclavian pseudoaneurysm from cannulation of jugular vein hemodialysis catheter
    D C Tarng
    Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Kidney Dis 31:694-7. 1998
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  46. ncbi Effects of Paeoniae Radix, a traditional Chinese medicine, on the pharmacokinetics of phenytoin
    L C Chen
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Graduate Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Republic of China
    J Clin Pharm Ther 26:271-8. 2001
    ..However, there are far fewer reports about the pharmacokinetic interactions between PHT and traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). Paeoniae Radix (PR), one of the well-known TCMs, is used as an adjunct in some epileptic patients...
  47. ncbi Real-time dynamic telepathology through the Internet: evaluation of a new and economic technology at Taipei Veterans General Hospital
    W Y Liang
    Department of Pathology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Sec 2, Shi Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 64:277-82. 2001
    ..In order to evaluate the potential use of this technique, we undertook the study using commercialized and low-cost microscopy, personal computer and software on routine biopsy material...
  48. ncbi The impact of diabetes on economic costs in dialysis patients: experiences in Taiwan
    W C Yang
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, No 201, Shih Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei 11217, Taiwan, ROC
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 54:S47-54. 2001
    ..Once diabetic patients reach stage of ESRD, an optimized pre-ESRD care and consideration of kidney transplantation are essential in terms of better patient survival and cost savings...
  49. ncbi Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: clinical and computed tomography manifestations
    Yi You Chiou
    Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 28:180-6. 2004
    ..Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a subtype of pancreatic neoplasm sufficiently rare that its imaging has not been fully analyzed. The purpose of this article is to present the computed tomography (CT) appearance of ACC of the pancreas...
  50. ncbi Nuchal translucence incorporated into a one-stage multifactorial screening model for Down syndrome prediction at second-trimester pregnancy
    Jeng Hsiu Hung
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 29:1667-74. 2003
    ..The risk probability of Down syndrome could be readily calculated after inputting data for all four predictor variables...
  51. ncbi Spider angiomas in patients with liver cirrhosis: role of vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor
    Chung Pin Li
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    World J Gastroenterol 9:2832-5. 2003
    ..To investigate whether vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblastic growth factor (bFGF) are associated with spider angiomas in patients with liver cirrhosis...
  52. ncbi Pineal germinoma with intratumoral hemorrhage after neuroendoscopic tumor biopsy
    Tai Tong Wong
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Childs Nerv Syst 19:769-72. 2003
    ..The patient was successfully treated using long tract external ventricular drainage and urgent radiation therapy...
  53. ncbi Differential effects of stimulus intensity on peripheral and neuromagnetic cortical responses to median nerve stimulation
    Yung Yang Lin
    Integrated Brain Research Unit, Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neuroimage 20:909-17. 2003
    ..The optimal intensity levels for producing maximum SI and SII responses were 3 and 2 ST, respectively. Compared with the SII, the SI plays a crucial role in the coding of the tactile stimulus intensity...
  54. ncbi Clinical characteristics and endoscopic findings associated with Blastocystis hominis in healthy adults
    Te Li Chen
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:213-6. 2003
    ..were identified from medical records of healthy adults who had received a physical examination at Taipei Veterans General Hospital from November 2000 to October 2002...
  55. ncbi Ginkgo biloba extract inhibits tumor necrosis factor-alpha-induced reactive oxygen species generation, transcription factor activation, and cell adhesion molecule expression in human aortic endothelial cells
    Jaw Wen Chen
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 23:1559-66. 2003
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  56. ncbi Comparison of percutaneous acetic acid injection and percutaneous ethanol injection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients: a prospective study
    T I Huo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Dept of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Scand J Gastroenterol 38:770-8. 2003
    ..We conducted a prospective study to compare the therapeutic efficacy of both these methods...
  57. ncbi Using high resolution computed tomography to evaluate middle ear cleft aeration of postoperative cholesteatoma ears
    Ming Ying Lan
    Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 66:217-23. 2003
    ..In order to preserve the healthy mastoid air cells and also eradicate the cholesteatoma completely, we treated cholesteatoma ears by "tailored mastoidectomy with cartilage obliteration of the open cavity."..
  58. ncbi Neutrophil elastase stimulates human airway epithelial cells to produce PGE2 through activation of p44/42 MAPK and upregulation of cyclooxygenase-2
    Diahn Warng Perng
    Dept of Chest Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Section 2, Shih Pai Rd, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 285:L925-30. 2003
    ..The airway epithelium may play important bronchoprotective and immunomodulatory roles in chronic neutrophilic inflammation...
  59. ncbi Binding of rheumatoid and lupus synovial fluids and sera-derived human IgG rheumatoid factor to degalactosylated IgG
    Chung Tei Chou
    Division of Allergy Immunology Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Med Res 33:541-4. 2002
    ..Specificity of IgG rheumatoid factor (RF) in recognizing degalactosylated IgG (Fab)(2) and Fc was analyzed in the present study...
  60. ncbi Cardiopulmonary response in obese children using treadmill exercise testing
    Ren Bin Tang
    Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 65:79-82. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the cardiorespiratory response to graded treadmill exercise testing protocol in obese children...
  61. ncbi Preservation of anal sphincter function after hemorrhoidectomy under local anesthesia
    J K Lin
    Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan, ROC
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 64:519-24. 2001
    ..This is a prospective study designed to confirm a simple, effective method of hemorrhoidectomy that can be accomplished by simple local anesthesia with good preservation of anal sphincter function both clinically and manometrically...
  62. ncbi Involvement of spinal adenosine A1 and A2 receptors in fentanyl-induced muscular rigidity in the rat
    P W Lui
    Department of Anesthesiology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei 201, Taiwan, ROC
    Neurosci Lett 224:189-92. 1997
    ..These results suggest that adenosine A1 and A2 receptors in the spinal cord may play a more crucial role than those in the central nervous system (CNS) in fentanyl-induced muscular rigidity in rats...