Li-Wei Chien

Li-Wei Chien
Taipei Medical University | TMU · Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

MD, PhD
Head of Ultrasound in Obs/Gyn Associate professor of Taipei Medical University

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August 1992 - present
Taipei Medical University
Position
  • Head of Faculty, Ultrasound
July 1992 - present
Taipei Medical University Hospital
Position
  • Managing Director

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Publications (23)
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We performed a systematic review of the efficacy of various types of acupuncture in the treatment of asthma in children. We searched the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases up to October 20, 2014. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of children and adolescents (<18 years of age) with asthma were included. Data extraction was applied, an...
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Objective To determine whether cesarean scar defect (CSD) parameters assessed by transvaginal sonography (TVS) might impact the early medical abortion outcome.Methods Women with previous cesarean delivery who received oral mifepristone and misoprostol for medical abortion were reviewed retrospectively. A successful medical abortion was defined as t...
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Background: This study aimed to examine the correlation of heart rate variability (HRV) and meridian electrical conductance among middle-aged women during an 8-week period of auricular acupressure (AA) treatment for weight reduction. Methods: Sixty (60) subjects were randomized either to a control group (n=30) or to a treatment group with AA (n=...
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This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture or acupressure at the Sanyinjiao (SP6) acupoint in relieving pain associated with primary dysmenorrhea. We searched the scientific literature databases to identify randomized controlled trials. The primary outcome was visual analogue scale (VAS) pain score. Three acupuncture and...
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Background: The purpose of the present study is to explore the effect of yoga on the serum levels of homocysteine and nitric oxide (NO) in a cohort of women with primary dysmenorrhea and normal healthy controls. Methods: A prospective controlled trial was conducted in 35 women with primary dysmenorrhea and 35 healthy controls in a community-base...
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The objective of this study is to determine the effects of 12 weeks of lavender aromatherapy on self-reported sleep and heart rate variability (HRV) in the midlife women with insomnia. Sixty-seven women aged 45-55 years, with a CPSQI (Chinese version of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) greater than 5, were recruited from communities in Taiwan. The e...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of local thermal therapy with far-infrared rays (FIR) on menopausal symptoms and bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. A prospective randomized, controlled trial was conducted in female volunteers from communities in Northern Taiwan. The intervention group (n=22) received local thermal...
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This study aimed to evaluate the effect of transcutaneous electric acupoint stimulations (TEAS) on body composition and heart rate variability (HRV) in postmenopausal women with obesity. In this prospective study, 49 postmenopausal women were recruited in Taiwan. Body composition was used as a screening test for obesity (percentage body fat > 30%,...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of auricular acupressure on relieving menstrual symptoms and decreasing nitric oxide (NO) for women with primary dysmenorrhea. This was a randomized clinical trial comparing the effects of auricular acupressure by seed-pressure method and placebo adhesive patch. Settings included colleges in norther...
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To determine the association between type of previous delivery (vaginal compared with cesarean) on the success of medical abortion with mifepristone-misoprostol in early pregnancy. The records of 879 women with intrauterine pregnancies at or before 56 days of gestation who underwent medical abortions were reviewed. Medical treatment consisted of 60...
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The consumption of raw fish fillets is increasing in Taiwan. A male Taiwanese aged 30 years presented after passing a flat, white noodle-like worm. Strobila examination showed that most proglottids were wider than they were long, with the genital pore located at the posterior edge of the cirrus. Histological and coprological findings confirmed the...
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In a retrospective university hospital-based study of spontaneously conceived (SC), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) groups, this study finds maternal complications or the neonatal outcomes of twins to be similar between the groups.
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Objective Bladder endometriosis is a rare disease with variable symptoms. No definite treatment for this disease has been documented due to its rarity. We present a case of bladder endometriosis mimicking a lower segment uterine adenomyoma. Case Report A 25-year-old woman presented with the complaint of severe dysmenorrhea and suprapubic tendernes...
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Hatching is an important process for early embryo development, differentiation and implantation. However, little is known about its regulatory mechanisms. By integrating the technologies of RNA amplification and cDNA microarrays, it has become possible to study the gene expression profile at this critical stage. Pre-hatched and hatched ICR mouse em...
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To investigate changes in utero-ovarian blood flow during the peri-implantation period and their significance in successful embryo implantation. A prospective longitudinal study was conducted in 317 women undergoing in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) treatment. All of them had at least one good-quality embryo for transfer on the second...
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To investigate the correlation of blood flow detected by color Doppler sonography in the endometrial-subendometrial unit with pregnancy outcome of IVF-ET treatments. Prospective clinical study. University setting. Six hundred twenty-three patients selected prospectively on the day of ET. Transvaginal ultrasound examination was performed before ET....
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The occurrence of fluid accumulation within the uterine cavity was examined in women undergoing IVF to investigate its correlation with tubal disease and impact on the pregnancy outcome. A registry of ultrasound procedures spanning 5 years was retrospectively studied. Thirty five out of 746 (4.7%) IVF cycles were identified as having uterine fluid...
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Congenital absence of the vas deferens (CAVD) has been considered a virtually untreatable cause of male infertility. Men with this condition have been shown on testicular biopsy to have adequate spermatogenesis, and are theoretically producing sperm capable of fertilizing an oocyte. Yet epididymal transit was thought to be essential for the maturat...
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The influence of uterine blood flow impedance on embryo implantation rate was investigated by transvaginal color Doppler sonography examination before embryo transfer. A total of 108 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and who had at least one good quality embryo for transfer to the uterus received Doppler evaluation before emb...
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The adverse effects on early embryo development as caused by peritoneal fluid exudate and serum from endometriosis patients have been shown, but the underlying mechanism and clinical significance remain unknown. Peritoneal fluid (PF) and serum (S) from patients with minimal to mild endometriosis (Group A, n = 12), moderate to severe endometriosis (...

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Comparison of the clinical outcome of medical abortions in the different groups of women