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Calcified Splenic Hematoma Presenting as a Pelvic Mass
Yu-Pao Hsu,Ray-Jade Chen,Jen-Feng Fang,Being-Chuan Lin
Chang Gung Medical Journal , 2002,
Abstract: The spleen is the most vulnerable visceral organ involved in blunt abdominal trauma;40% to 70% of patients with blunt splenic laceration can be managed with nonsurgicalmethods. A majority of hematomas of the spleen can heal and be absorbed within 2 to 3months; through an unknown mechanism in an unusual condition, the hematoma mayorganize and eventually calcify. Herein, we report on a senile female with blunt abdominaltrauma 6 years previous, who turned out to have a calcified splenic hematoma with clinicalpresentations of a palpable pelvic mass and intestinal obstruction. A total splenectomy,including the calcified mass, was performed. She experienced great clinical improvementpostoperatively. She was uneventfully discharged 1 week later
Concomitant Blunt Splenic and Hepatic Injuries with Simultaneous Contrast Pooling Managed with Angiographic Embolization
Yu-Pao Hsu,Jen-Feng Fang,Being-Chuan Lin
Chang Gung Medical Journal , 2006,
Abstract: Non-operative management is currently the standard of care for blunt abdominal traumapatients who sustain solid organ injuries and are hemodynamically stable. Contrast poolingon imaging means active bleeding and the failure rate of non-operative management is high.Here, we describe a 65 year-old woman who sustained concomitant blunt hepatic andsplenic injuries with simultaneous contrast pooling in both organs. The patient survived afterangiographic embolization of vascular lesions of both solid organs.
Negative catheter angiography after vascular contrast extravasations on computed tomography in blunt torso trauma: an experience review of a clinical dilemma
Kuo-Ching Yuan, Yon-Cheong Wong, Being-Chung Lin, Shih-Ching Kang, Erh-Hao Liu, Yu-Pao Hsu
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1757-7241-20-46
Abstract: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients who received catheter angiography due to VCEC after blunt torso trauma at a level one trauma center in Taiwan from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2009. Patient data abstracted included demographic data, injury mechanism, Injury Severity Score, vital signs and laboratory data obtained in the emergency department, CT and angiography results, embolization status, rebleeding and outcome. Analysis was performed according to angiographic results, VCEC sites, and embolization status.During the study period, 182 patients received catheter angiography due to VCEC, and 48 (26.4%) patients had negative angiography. The kidney had the highest incidence (31.7%) for a discrepant result. Non-selective proximal embolization under negative angiography was performed mostly in pelvic fracture and spleen injury. Successful treatment without embolization after negative angiography was seen in the liver, kidney and pelvic fractures. However, some rebleeding happened in pelvic fractures with VCEC even after embolization on negative angiography.A negative catheter angiography after VCEC is possible in blunt torso trauma, and this occurs most in kidney. Embolization or not under this discrepancy requires an integrated consideration of injury site, clinical presentations, and the risk of rebleeding. Liver and kidney in blunt torso trauma can be managed successfully without embolization when catheter angiography is negative for bleeding after VCEC.
Comparing the Use of the Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire and Beck Depression Inventory for Screening Depression in Patients with Chronic Pain
Yu Lee,Pao-Yen Lin,Su-Ting Hsu,Yu Cing-Chi
Chang Gung Medical Journal , 2008,
Abstract: Background: Studies have shown that the validity of self-reported depression questionnairesmay be influenced by somatic symptoms such as chronic pain. Thepurpose of this study was to compare the validity of two self-reported questionnaires,the Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire (TDQ) and the BeckDepression Inventory (BDI), for screening depression in patients with chronicpain.Methods: One hundred patients with chronic pain were enrolled and assessed using theTDQ, BDI, McGill Pain Questionnaire, and Structured Clinical Interview forDSM-III-R. Seventy-three of them were diagnosed with depressive disorders.Conventional validity indices of the TDQ and BDI were examined andcompared.Results: Both the TDQ and BDI had satisfactory sensitivity, specificity, positive predictivevalue, and negative predictive value. Our results showed a trend thatthe validity of the TDQ was better than that of the BDI, and the validity ofthe cognitive/affective components of the TDQ was significantly better thanthat of the BDI.Conclusion: Our results suggest that the TDQ is superior to the BDI in detecting depressionin patients with chronic pain in Taiwan.
Audio Watermarking Based on HAS and Neural Networks in DCT Domain
Tsai Hung-Hsu,Cheng Ji-Shiung,Yu Pao-Ta
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing , 2003,
Abstract: We propose a new intelligent audio watermarking method based on the characteristics of the HAS and the techniques of neural networks in the DCT domain. The method makes the watermark imperceptible by using the audio masking characteristics of the HAS. Moreover, the method exploits a neural network for memorizing the relationships between the original audio signals and the watermarked audio signals. Therefore, the method is capable of extracting watermarks without original audio signals. Finally, the experimental results are also included to illustrate that the method significantly possesses robustness to be immune against common attacks for the copyright protection of digital audio.
Characterizations of outer measures associated with lattice measures
Pao-Sheng Hsu
International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences , 2000, DOI: 10.1155/s016117120000329x
Abstract: Let ν be a finite countably subadditive outer measure defined on all subsets of a set X, take a collection ℂ of subsets of X containing X and ∅, we derive an outer measure ρ using ν on sets in ℂ. By applying this general framework on two special cases in which ν=μ″, one where μ∈Mσ(𝔏) and the other where μ∈Mσ(𝔏1),𝔏1⫅𝔏2 being lattices on a set X, we obtain new characterizations of the outer measure μ″. These yield useful relationships between various set functions including μi,μj,μ″, and μ′.
Applications of outer measures to separation properties of lattices and regular or -smooth measures
Pao-Sheng Hsu
International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences , 1996, DOI: 10.1155/s016117129600035x
Abstract: Associated with a 0 ¢ ’1 measure ¢ I( ¢ ’) where ¢ ’ is a lattice of subsets of X are outer measures ¢ € 2 and ; associated with a -smooth 0 ¢ ’1 measure ¢ I ( ¢ ’) is an outer measure ¢ € 3 or with ¢ I ( ¢ ’ ¢ € 2), ¢ ’ ¢ € 2 being the complementary lattice, another outer measure . These outer measures and their associated measurable sets are used to establish separation properties on ¢ ’ and regularity and -smoothness of . Separation properties between two lattices ¢ ’1 and ¢ ’2, ¢ ’1 ¢ … ¢ ’2, are similarly investigated. Notions of strongly -smooth and slightly regular measures are also used.
SEPTIN12 Genetic Variants Confer Susceptibility to Teratozoospermia
Ying-Hung Lin, Ya-Yun Wang, Hau-Inh Chen, Yung-Che Kuo, Yu-Wei Chiou, Hsi-Hui Lin, Ching-Ming Wu, Chao-Chin Hsu, Han-Sun Chiang, Pao-Lin Kuo
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034011
Abstract: It is estimated that 10–15% of couples are infertile and male factors account for about half of these cases. With the advent of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), many infertile men have been able to father offspring. However, teratozoospermia still remains a big challenge to tackle. Septins belong to a family of cytoskeletal proteins with GTPase activity and are involved in various biological processes e.g. morphogenesis, compartmentalization, apoptosis and cytokinesis. SEPTIN12, identified by c-DNA microarray analysis of infertile men, is exclusively expressed in the post meiotic male germ cells. Septin12+/+/Septin12+/? chimeric mice have multiple reproductive defects including the presence of immature sperm in the semen, and sperm with bent neck (defect of the annulus) and nuclear DNA damage. These facts make SEPTIN12 a potential sterile gene in humans. In this study, we sequenced the entire coding region of SEPTIN12 in infertile men (n = 160) and fertile controls (n = 200) and identified ten variants. Among them is the c.474 G>A variant within exon 5 that encodes part of the GTP binding domain. The variant creates a novel splice donor site that causes skipping of a portion of exon 5, resulting in a truncated protein lacking the C-terminal half of SEPTIN12. Most individuals homozygous for the c.474 A allele had teratozoospermia (abnormal sperm <14%) and their sperm showed bent tail and de-condensed nucleus with significant DNA damage. Ex vivo experiment showed truncated SEPT12 inhibits filament formation in a dose-dependent manner. This study provides the first causal link between SEPTIN12 genetic variant and male infertility with distinctive sperm pathology. Our finding also suggests vital roles of SEPT12 in sperm nuclear integrity and tail development.
A GIS, GPS and GSM Application of An Automatic Wireless Declaration and Monitoring System for Perished or Diseased Animal Collection Vehicles in Taiwan

Min Luen Shih,Pao Shan Yu,Hsu Chun Jung,Chen Chi Farn,Lin Po Jen,

遥感学报 , 2006,
Abstract: Taiwan's animal industry has already been transformed from being a traditional small scale farming culture to a capital and technological intensive agro-industrial operation.Facing pressure from imported animal products, Taiwan has already begun to realize its strategy of producing high-quality,healthy and safe animal products to meet consumers' demands.In recent years Taiwan has tried to establish an integrated management system to help raise the overall competitiveness of its animal industry.The study aimed at establishing a monitoring system that can efficiently monitor and control the collection vehicles for perished or diseased animals from farms for cremation.We also created a module for each collection vehicle that consisted of a declaration input device and a weight sensing system.This module receives integrated real-time positions,loadings and declaration data for perished or diseased animals during the daily operating period for each collection vehicle via the global positioning system(GPS) and the general packet radio service(GPRS).We also have an in situ supervising vehicle that can retrieve and monitor information from the remote server system by GPRS,enabling the monitoring of possible improper usage conducted by the perished or diseased animal collection vehicles.Consequently,the system closely interconnects the delivery information between the collection vehicles,control center,and supervisor on duty,central and local government.
Strategies for Establishing New Industry: A Case Study of Broadband CommunicationEquipment Industry Development in Taiwan
Tzung-Pao Lin,Kristy Sha,Hsu-Kai Tsai
International Journal of Electronic Business Management , 2007,
Abstract: In the early 1990s, the low-end customer premises equipment (CPE) such as telephone, analog modem were the major products of Taiwan communication industry, and the local small to medium size corporations had limited resources for R&D in comparison with those of foreign advanced manufacturers. As the strength of the communication industry signified the critical index of a country’s competitive edge, Taiwan government ranked the communication industry as the top of the 10 emerging industries and assigned ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institutes), the largest research and technology development organization sponsored by MOEA (Ministry of Economic Affairs), to conduct Technology Development Program (TDP) in support of the erection of high-end communication technology for local vendors. This study uses longitudinal study and case analysis in association with the theories of learning of industrial technology, industrial innovation mechanism and Needs, Solution, Differentiation and Benefits (NSDB) method to explore how the local communication industry evolved from providing the low-end CPE to the broadband Internet CPE & loop access equipment. The study result shows that selecting the products which meet the market demands with more add-on values and the local vendors can easily plunge into, grouping the joint R&D team combining the mutually-beneficial domestic and worldwide resources with effective work-division model, and emphasizing on long-term planning are the key factors to establish new industry and uplift the industrial competitive edge rapidly.
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