Yu-ting Tai

Yu-ting Tai
Taipei Medical University | TMU · Department of Anesthesiology

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Overweight and obese are risk factors for various diseases. In Taiwan, the combined prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased dramatically. Here, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on four adiposity traits, including body-mass index (BMI), body fat percentage (BF%), waist circumference (WC), and waist-hip ratio (WHR), usin...
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Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of the collaboration between oncology pharmacists and anaesthesiologists for improving pain control management in cancer patients. Methods This retrospective case–control pilot study enrolled inpatients with active cancer and a pain score of >3 at least once per day for 3 consecutive days. The study group wa...
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Background: Cisplatin (CDDP) is a chemotherapeutic drug which also causes adverse side effects. Glechoma hederacea is a traditional Chinese herb belonging to the Labiatae family and has many biological activities. Our previous study indicated that rosmarinic acid (RA) was the most abundant phytochemical in G. hederacea. However, the antioxidant or...
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Anoikis resistance has been observed in various types of cancers in which anchorage-independent growth is a crucial step for cancer metastasis. Therefore, agents interfering with this specific cancer cell behavior may be integrated into novel antimetastatic strategies. Monascin (MS), a secondary metabolite found in Monascus species, is a known pote...
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Background The feasibility and safety of unselectively applying an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol in a low-volume bariatric unit were determined. Material and methods We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing bariatric surgeries under a single surgeon between January 2015 and December 2018. Our ERAS protocol initiated in...
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Background The feasibility and safety of unselectively applying an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol in a low-volume bariatric unit were determined. Methods We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing bariatric surgeries under a single surgeon between January 2015 and December 2018. Our ERAS protocol initiated in January 2017...
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An estrogen deficiency is the main cause of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. In bone remodeling, estrogen receptors (ERs) can mediate estrogen-transducing signals. Methylpiperidinopyrazole (MPP) is a highly specific antagonist of ER-alpha (ERα). This study was designed to evaluate the effects of MPP on estrogen-induced energy production, subse...
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Pain, the main symptom of osteoarthritis (OA), can lead to functional disability in patients with knee OA. Understanding the association factors related to knee pain is important since preventing OA-induced disabilities can be achieved by modifying these pain-associated issues. Therefore, this study was aimed to investigate the association factors...
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Ko, Ching-Lung, Jui-An Lin, Kung-Yen Chen, An-Chih Hsu, Shu-Yu Wu, Yu-Ting Tai, Ko-Huan Lin, Wei-Chen Chung, and Min-Hui Li. Netrin-1 dampens hypobaric hypoxia-induced lung injury in mice. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2019. Background: This study aimed to explore the effects of netrin-1 on hypobaric hypoxia-induced lung injury in mice. Methods:...
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Over the last decade, considerable progress has been made regarding infraclavicular brachial plexus block (ICB) in adults, especially since the introduction of ultrasound guidance. The advancements in ICB have been attributed to the development of various approaches to improve the success rate and reduce complications. This has also necessitated a...
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The stiffness index (SI) from quantitative ultrasound measurements is a good indicator of bone‐mineral density and may be used to predict risk of osteoporotic fracture. We conducted a genome‐wide association study (GWAS) for SI using 7,742 individuals from the Taiwan Biobank, followed by a replication study in a Korean population (n = 2,955). Appro...
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Background: Temozolomide (TMZ) is a first-line chemotherapeutic drug for malignant gliomas. Nonetheless, TMZ-induced side effects and drug resistance remain challenges. Our previous study showed the suppressive effects of honokiol on growth of gliomas. Purpose: This study was further aimed to evaluate if honokiol could enhance TMZ-induced insult...
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Arctigenin (ATG), a lignin extracted from Arctium lappa (L.), exerts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. We hypothesized that ATG exerts a protective effect on hepatocytes by preventing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progression associated with lipid oxidation–associated lipotoxicity and inflammation. We established an in vitro NAF...
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Estrogen deficiency usually leads to bone loss and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Osteoblasts play crucial roles in bone formation. However, osteoblast functions are influenced by mitochondrial bioenergetic conditions. In this study, we investigated the roles of the estrogen and estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) axis in mitochondrial energy meta...
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Purpose of Review Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a regional technique for analgesia of the anterolateral abdominal wall. This review highlights the nomenclature system and recent advances in TAP block techniques and proposes directions for future research. Recent Findings Ultrasound guidance is now considered the gold standard in TAP b...
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Background: Radiofrequency therapy (RFT) generates molecular motion, and produces heat and electromagnetic effects on tissues, which attenuate pain sensation and thereby relieve pain. This study was to observe the altering trend of physiological parameters after RFT for chronic cervical or lumbar pain. Methods: This study recruited 66 patients w...
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Following brain injury, a sequence of mechanisms leads to disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and subsequent cerebral edema, which is thought to begin with activation of bradykinin. Our previous studies showed that ketamine, a widely used intravenous anesthetic agent, can suppress bradykinin-induced cell dysfunction. This study further aime...
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Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by a decreased bone mineral density that results in an increased risk of fragility fractures. Previous studies indicated that genetic factors are involved in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. Polymorphisms of the FONG (FTCDNL1) gene (rs7605378) were reported to be associated with the risk of...
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Heart rate variability (HRV) is a well-known method for the assessment of autonomic nervous function of the heart. Previous study suggested that pulse rate variability (PRV) determined by photoplethysmography could be used instead of HRV to more simply assess autonomic nervous function. However, most research studies included healthy subjects. Thus...
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Propofol, an intravenous anesthetic agent, is widely used for inducing and maintaining anesthesia during surgical procedures and for sedating intensive care unit patients. In the clinic, rapid elimination is one of the major advantages of propofol. Meanwhile, the biotransformation and drug interactions of propofol in rat livers are still little kno...
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The blood-brain barrier (BBB) maintains brain microenvironment. Our previous study showed that oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) can damage the BBB by inducing apoptosis of cerebrovascular endothelial cells. This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of resveratrol on high-fat diet-induced insults to the BBB and brain neurons. Exposure of...
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Background: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a major health care problem worldwide. Approximately 1.5 million new TBI cases occur annually in the United States, with mortality rates ranging between 35% and 40% in severe patients. Despite the incidence of these injuries and their substantial socioeconomic implications, no specific pharmacologica...
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Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a critical factor for inducing acute lung injury. GATA-2, a transcription factor, contributes to the control of cell activity and function. Exposure of RAW 264.7 cells to LPS induced interleukin (IL)-1β mRNA and protein expression and GATA-2 translocation from the cytoplasm to nuclei in concentration- and time-dependent...
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Oestrogen and oestrogen receptors (ER) play critical roles in the maintenance of bone remodelling. Genistein, structurally similar to 17β-oestradiol, is a phyto-oestrogen that may be beneficial for treating osteoporosis. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of genistein on the regulation of ERα gene expression and osteoblast mineralisatio...
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Purpose: To determine the effect of propofol on renal cytochrome P450 activity and defluorination of enflurane. Methods: Renal microsomes were prepared by homogenization and differential centrifugation from pooled hamster kidneys. Defluorination of enflurane was assessed by measuring free fluoride metabolites after reacting enflurane with renal mic...
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Surfactant proteins (SPs) and toll-like receptors (TLRs) contribute to regulation of sepsis-induced acute lung injury. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is one of the major causes of septic shock. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of LPS on the regulation of tlr-2 and sp-a gene expression in human alveolar epithelial A549 cells and the possibl...
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Cerebrovascular endothelial cells (CECs) are crucial components of the blood-brain barrier. Our previous study showed that oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) induces apoptosis of CECs. This study was designed to further evaluate the effects of resveratrol on oxLDL-induced CEC insults and its possible molecular mechanisms. Resveratrol decrease...
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Lipoteichoic acid (LTA), a gram-positive bacterial outer membrane component, can cause septic shock. Our previous studies showed that ketamine has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on gram-negative LPS-induced macrophage activation. In this study, we further evaluated the effects of ketamine on the regulation of LTA-induced TNF-alpha and IL...
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Propofol, a widely used intravenous anesthetic agent, has been reported to have immunosuppressive and antioxidative effects. Nitric oxide (NO) plays crucial roles in mediating inflammatory reactions. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of propofol on regulation of NO synthesis and its possible signal-transducing mechanisms in lipopolysa...
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Nitric oxide (NO) can regulate osteoblast activity. In this study, we evaluated the effects of pretreatment with a low concentration of NO on osteoblast injuries induced by a high level of NO and its possible molecular mechanisms. Exposure of osteoblasts to 0.3 mM sodium nitroprusside (SNP), an NO donor, slightly increased cellular NO levels withou...
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Cerebral endothelial cells (CECs) are crucial components of the blood-brain barrier. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) can induce cell injuries. In this study, we attempted to evaluate the effects of oxLDL on mouse CECs and its possible mechanisms. Mouse CECs were isolated from brain tissues and identified by immunocytochemical staining of v...
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Propofol is a widely used intravenous anesthetic agent. Our previous study showed that a therapeutic concentration of propofol can modulate macrophage functions. Mitochondria play critical roles in the maintenance of macrophage activities. This study attempted to evaluate further the effects of mitochondria on the propofol-induced suppression of ma...
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Osteoblasts contribute to bone remodeling. Nitric oxide can regulate osteoblast activities. In this study, we attempted to evaluate the pathophysiological effects of nitric oxide on osteoblasts and its possible mechanism using neonatal rat calvarial osteoblasts as the experimental model. Exposure of osteoblasts to sodium nitroprusside, a nitric oxi...
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Ketamine, an intravenous anesthetic agent, can modulate vascular tone. Nitric oxide (NO), constitutively produced in endothelial cells, contributes to vasoregulation. In this study, we attempted to evaluate the effects of ketamine on NO biosynthesis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells and its possible mechanism. Controlled laboratory study Re...

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