Chih-Shung Wong

Chih-Shung Wong
Cathay General Hospital · Department of Anesthesiology

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Background: Protein glycosylation plays an important role in post-translational modification, which defines a broad spectrum of protein functions. Accordingly, infants with a congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG) can have N-glycosylation, O-glycosylation, or combined N- and O-glycosylation defects, resulting in similar but different multisyste...
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The most common joint disease in the elderly is knee osteoarthritis (OA). It is distinguished by cartilage degradation, subchondral bone loss, and a decrease in joint space. We studied the effects of carnosine (CA) on knee OA in male Wistar rats. OA is induced by anterior cruciate ligament transection combined with medial meniscectomy (ACLT+MMx) me...
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MMA was one important component in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). MMA combines opioid and non-opioid medication through different routes and mechanisms of action and covers the whole perioperative period, thus minimizing opioid use and preventing chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP). There was consensus that MMA could avoid opioid overdose or...
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Sugammadex is a direct reversal agent of aminosteroid muscle relaxants, particularly rocuronium, with promptly and completely reverse of deep neuromuscular block (NMB), which allows better surgical conditions. Sugammadex exhibits advantages over indirect reversal agent acetylcholinesterase inhibitor neostigmine with less adverse effects. In this re...
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Introduction: Patients undergoing upper extremity fracture surgery (UEFS) commonly suffer from unbearable acute pain. Opioids remain the mainstay of moderate to severe pain alleviation, although there is a growing concern regarding the increasing trend in misuse and abuse. This study aimed to observe the safety and efficacy of dinalbuphine sebacat...
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Pre-diabetes and diabetes are growing threats to the modern world. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with comorbidities such as hypertension (83.40%), obesity (90.49%), and dyslipidemia (93.43%), creating a substantial burden on patients and society. Reductive and oxidative (Redox) stress level imbalance and inflammation play an important role i...
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Morphine remains among the most effective pain reducing agents, and their long-term use is restricted because of the development of tolerance and for addiction. The primary mechanisms that lead to morphine tolerance, involving in alterations in receptor trafficking and intracellular signaling. In this study, neuropathic pain induced by partial scia...
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There have been immense advances in the safety and variety of intravenous anesthetic delivery systems including drug cost reduction, development of more effective opioids, and improvement in depth of anesthesia monitoring in the last 20 years. Propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) with target-controlled infusion (TCI) is relatively eas...
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Biomarkers are essential tools in osteoarthritis (OA) research, clinical trials, and drug development. Detecting and evaluating biomarkers in OA research can open new avenues for researching and developing new therapeutics. In the present report, we have explored the serological detection of various osteoarthritis-related biomarkers in the preclini...
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Neuropathic pain (NP), is a chronic pain resulting from nerve injury, with limited treatment options. Teneligliptin (TEN) is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) approved to treat type 2 diabetes. DPP-4is prevent the degradation of the incretin hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and prolong its circulation. Apart from glycemic control,...
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Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is increasingly performed in morbidly obese patients. However, post-surgical pain is common and is usually managed with classical opioids such as morphine and fentanyl. Further, morbidly obese patients are predisposed to opioid-related side effects, especially post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV), and respiratory...
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Oxidative stress resulting from reactive oxygen species (ROS) is known to play a key role in numerous neurological disorders, including neuropathic pain. Morphine is one of the commonly used opioids for pain management. However, long-term administration of morphine results in morphine antinociceptive tolerance (MAT) through elevation of ROS and sup...
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Human placenta-derived multipotent stem cells (PDMCs) resembling embryonic stem cells can differentiate into three germ layer cells, including ectodermal lineage cells, such as neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes. The favorable characteristics of noninvasive cell harvesting include fewer ethical, religious, and legal considerations as well as...
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Background: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical disease and is considered an inflammatory angiogenic entity. An association between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and surgical CSDH in patients following minor head injury without intracranial bleeding has not been reported. Therefore, we used a national populati...
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Exposure to general anesthesia has been reported to induce neurotoxicity, impair learning, memory, attention, motor functions, as well as affect behavior in adult rodents and nonhuman primates. Though many have speculated similar effects in humans, previous literature has shown conflicting findings. To investigate the differences in risk of develop...
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Purpose: Perioperative pain management plays a critical role in the effort to promote enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Pain is also the most concern for patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Naldebain (extended-release dinalbuphine sebacate, DS) is an oil-based formulation for intramuscular injection that has been designed for e...
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Opioids are commonly prescribed for clinical pain management; however, dose-escalation, tolerance, dependence, and addiction limit their usability for long-term chronic pain. The associated poor sleep pattern alters the circadian neurobiology, and further compromises the pain management. Here, we aim to determine the correlation between constant li...
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Background: Reducing anesthesia-controlled time (ACT) such as extubation time may improve operation room (OR) efficiency result from different anesthetic techniques. However, the information about the difference in ACT between desflurane (DES) anesthesia and propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) techniques for open liver resection und...
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Osteoarthritis (OA) progression is associated with joint pain and stiffness. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) injection in knee OA restores the viscoelasticity of the joint and prevents cartilage damage. Shea nut oil extract (SNO) was shown to provide chondroprotection on surgically-induced OA progression in rats. Here we aim to examine IAHA...
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Neuropathic pain, resultant from the dysfunction of the peripheral and central nervous system occurs in a variety of pathological conditions including trauma, diabetes, cancer, HIV, surgery, multiple sclerosis, ischemic attack, alcoholism, spinal cord damage, and many others. Despite the availability of various treatment strategies, the percentage...
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Multimodal analgesia (MMA) strategy is widely used for anesthesia and perioperative pain management. MMA provides continuous and satisfactory postoperative pain management, subsequently prevents patients from the development of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP). We report a 55-year-old female patient with impingement syndrome and provide an MMA prot...
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Statins are a therapeutic drug with reducing plasma cholesterol levels and have been linked with potential antitumor effects. However, epidemiological studies on statin use and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) risk have been inconsistent. This cohort study aimed to examine this association in an Asian population. We identified patients who filled initial...
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Background: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced oxidative stress is linked to numerous neurological diseases, including neuropathic pain. Natural ROS scavenging enzymes like superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase have been found to be efficient in alleviating neuropathic pain. However, their sensitivity towards extreme pH and a short half-life...
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Background Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and several perioperative factors may account for tumor recurrence and metastasis. The anesthetic agents employed during cancer surgery might play a crucial role in cancer cell survival and patient outcomes. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the relationship between...
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Background: In recent years, several melatonin (MLT) receptor agonists have been approved by FDA for the treatment of sleep disorders and depression. Very few studies have shed light on their efficacy against neuropathic pain (NP). IIK-7 is an MT-2 agonist known to promote sleep. Whether IIK-7 suppresses NP has not been reported, and the signaling...
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Background Previous studies have shown that anaesthetic technique can affect outcomes of cancer surgery. We investigated the association between anaesthetic technique and patient outcomes after elective hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma. Methods This was a retrospective single-centre cohort study of patients who received elective hepatectom...
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Objective: The current therapeutic strategy for posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) focuses on early intervention to attenuate disease progression, preserve joint function, and defer joint replacement timing. Sequential transcriptomic changes of articular cartilage in a rat model were investigated to explore the molecular mechanism in early PTOA p...
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial joint disease and a common disabling condition in the elderly population. The associated pain and pathohistological changes in cartilage are common features of OA in both humans and animal models. Shea nut oil extract (SheaFlex75) contains a high triterpenoid concentration and has demonstrated anti-inflammato...
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Histological scoring of OA knee joint at 12th week post-surgery. (DOCX)
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We investigated effects of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) on modulating lipopolysaccharide (LPS)–macrophage binding and cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14) expression. Flow cytometry data revealed that the mean levels of LPS-macrophage binding and membrane-bound CD14 expression (mCD14) in differentiated THP-1 cells (a human monocytic cell line) treated...
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Background: As reported, patients experience less postoperative pain after propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA). In the present study, we investigated the postoperative analgesic effects between propofol-based TIVA and desflurane anesthesia after spine surgery. Methods: Sixty patients were included who received (surgical time >180...
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Tolerance and associated hyperalgesia induced by long-term morphine administration substantially restrict the clinical use of morphine in pain treatment. Melatonin, a neurohormone released by the pineal gland, has been demonstrated to attenuate anti-nociceptive morphine tolerance. The present study investigates differentially expressed genes in the...
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Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine), secreted by the pineal gland is known to perform multiple functions including, antioxidant, anti-hypertensive, anti-cancerous, immunomodulatory, sedative and tranquilizing functions. Melatonin is also known to be involved in the regulation of body mass index, control the gastrointestinal system and play an...
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Background: The use of lengthy, detailed, and complex informed consent forms (ICFs) is of paramount concern in biomedical research as it may not truly promote the rights and interests of research participants. The extent of information in ICFs has been the subject of debates for decades; however, no clear guidance is given. Thus, the objective of t...
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Background: The use of lengthy, detailed, and complex informed consent forms (ICFs) is of paramount concern in biomedical research as it may not truly promote the rights and interests of research participants. The extent of information in ICFs has been the subject of debates for decades; however, no clear guidance is given. Thus, the objective of...
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Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) is a chronic pain condition, affecting many people who have undergone surgery. The development of CPSP is complex and the treatment options are limited; therefore, postsurgical pain management is crucial for satisfactory pain relief and prevention of CPSP development. In this review, we analyzed the existing treatm...
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Background: Modulating the inflammatory response to nerve injury may provide therapeutic opportunities by aborting the neurobiological alterations that support the development of persistent pain. Baicalein, a 12-lipoxygenase inhibitor, has anti-inflammation properties. It also demonstrates anti-inflammatory functions by inhibiting lipopolysacchari...
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What we already know about this topic: WHAT THIS ARTICLE TELLS US THAT IS NEW: BACKGROUND:: Previous research has shown different effects of anesthetics on cancer cell growth. Here, the authors investigated the association between type of anesthetic and patient survival after elective colon cancer surgery. Methods: A retrospective cohort study i...
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Dexmedetomidine, an α-2 adrenergic receptor agonist, provides analgesia, sedation, anxiolysis, sympatholysis and anesthetic-sparing effect, without inducing significant respiratory depression. Due to these properties, its clinical use is no longer limited to serving as a sedative agent in the intensive care unit. Proper airway management and the av...
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Background: Countries at higher latitudes have higher incidence rates of Kawasaki disease (KD) than do countries at lower latitudes in the Asian and West Pacific area. However, the precise influence of latitude on KD incidence rates requires further clarification. Methods: We searched the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 to retrieve pati...
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Background: Nod-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome is a multiprotein complex composed of NLRP3, caspase-1, and apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a caspase recruitment domain. Activation of NLRP3 inflammasome leads to interleukin-1β (IL-1β) upregulation and pyroptosis, a proinflammatory cell death characterized by increas...
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While anaesthetics are frequently used on cancer patients during surgical procedures, their consequence on cancer progression remains to be elucidated. In this study, we sought to investigate the influence of local anesthetics on lung cancer cell dissemination in vitro and in vivo. A549 human non-small lung cancer cells were treated with various lo...
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Objective This study aimed to support the potential protective role of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction against the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Methods In this retrospective cohort study, the long-term results of ACL reconstruction in Taiwan were evaluated based on data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (N...
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Aims: We previously demonstrated that intrathecal IL-1β upregulated phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P-p38 MAPK) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in microglia and astrocytes in spinal cord, increased nitric oxide (NO) release into cerebrospinal fluid, and induced thermal hyperalgesia in rats. This study investigat...
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Previous study showed that patients under general anesthesia (GA) had nasopharyngeal secretions on the face at the end of ocular surgery, especially in propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), it might induce postoperative endophthalmitis. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective study to compare the incidence of endophthalmitis after ocu...
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Reducing anesthesia-controlled time (ACT) may improve operation room (OR) efficiency result from different anesthetic techniques. However, the information about the difference in ACT between desflurane (DES) anesthesia and propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) techniques for open major upper abdominal surgery under general anesthesia (...
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Aims: Study on the in vivo regulatory role of glutamate in osteoblast (OB) and osteoclast (OC) differentiation is less advanced. The present study investigated the effect of dextromethorphan (DXM), an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) antagonist, on osteoporosis development. Main methods: In order to examine the role of glutamate in bone m...
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Objective(s): Previous studies have shown that preincisional epidural morphine, bupivacaine, and ketamine combined with epidural anesthesia (EA) and general anesthesia (GA) provided pre-emptive analgesia for upper abdominal surgery. Recent studies reported that ultralow-dose naloxone enhanced the antinociceptive effect of morphine in rats. This st...
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Background: Shea nut oil triterpene concentrate is considered to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Traditionally, it has been used to treat arthritic conditions in humans. This study aimed to investigate the effect of attenuating osteoarthritis (OA)-induced pain and joint destruction in rats by administering shea nut oil triterpen...
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The aim of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes between 2 different treatments for unilateral chronic shoulder pain of myofascial origin, that is, local tender area related meridians (LTARMs) treatment and collateral meridian therapy (CMT), which were performed 6 times over a period of 4 weeks.Seventy patients with unilateral shoulder...
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Pharmacogenomics aims to unravel the way that human genetic variation affects drug efficacy and toxicity. Genome-wide association studies and candidate gene findings suggest that genetic approaches may help choose the most appropriate drug and dosage while preventing adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Pain is an unpleasant feeling that usually results...
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Aims: Melatonin has been reported to attenuate opioid tolerance. In this study, we explored the possible mechanism of melatonin in diminishing morphine tolerance. Main methods: Two intrathecal (i.t.) catheters were implanted in male Wistar rats for drug delivery. One was linked to a mini-osmotic pump for morphine or saline infusion. On the seven...
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Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) is effective in the treatment of neuropathic pain in clinical practice. Its application to sites proximal to nerve injury can inhibit the activity of extra-cellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) for up to 28 days. The spared nerve injury (SNI)+ immPRF group (immediate exposure to PRF for 6 min after SNI) exhibited a grea...
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We had previously demonstrated that excitatory amino acid glutamate plays a role in the progression and severity of knee osteoarthritis (OA), and early hyaluronic acid injection attenuates the OA progression by attenuation of knee joint glutamate level, which was also related to the cystine/glutamate antiporter system X (system XC (-) ) expression....
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The application of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) close to the dorsal root ganglia, or peripheral nerves, has been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain conditions. The goal of this study was to investigate the analgesic effect of immediate PRF treatment after nerve injury and its possible cellular alterations in t...
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We previously showed that subsequent intrathecal (i.t.) injection of resveratrol (30 μg) significantly reverses morphine-evoked neuroinflammation in morphine-tolerant rats. The present study examined the underlying mechanism. Male Wistar rats were implanted with two i.t. catheters, one of which was connected to a miniosmotic pump and used for morph...
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For this guidance article, the Ethics Review Task Force (ERTF) of the Journal reviewed and discussed the ethics issues related to publication of human research in the field of anesthesia. ERTF first introduced international ethics principles and minimal requirements of reporting of ethics practices, followed by discussing the universal problems of...
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Microglia have a crucial role in maintaining neuronal homeostasis in the central nervous system. Immune factors released from microglia have important roles in nociceptive signal transduction. Activation of microglia seems to be a shared mechanism in pathological pain and morphine tolerance because pharmacological attenuation of microglia activatio...