Sunday, November 1, 2009

Author interview with Dr Cheng-Chiang Chang

Dr Chang is the author of First-ever Ischemic Stroke after a Flight in a Patient with Prior Poliomyelitis which was recently published in Clinical Medicine: Pathology.

The Editor in Chief of Clinical Medicine: Pathology recently issued a call for papers.

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Please describe your experience with Libertas Academica

My publishing experience with Libertas Academica was excellent beyond description. Professional services and satisfying processing were both provided to speed up the publication. Also, I know for a fact that this journal is able to establish closer relations between the readers and authors who are engaged in all fields of clinical and experimental research.

What is the primary focus of your research?

Neurorehabilitation.

What are the most exciting developments arising from current research in your area?

Efficacy of near-infrared irradiation on intractable hiccup in custom-set acupoints: evidence-based analysis of treatment outcome and associated factors

Who are your main collaborators?

Professor Shin-Tsu Chang ( Chief Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tri-Service General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.) He is not only a good teacher but also a nice friend.

How did you come to be working in your research area?

Because of my own interest in the area!

What do you think about the development of open access publishing? What motivated you to do so?

To make my point of view available in every corner of the world.

What articles and/or books have you published recently?
  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang, Jiann-Chyun Lin, Tsung-Ying Li, Shang-Lin Chiang, Kao-Chung Tsai. Resolution of intractable hiccups after near-infrared irradiation of relevant acupoints. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 2006;332(2):93–96. (SCI)

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang, Hsaio-Ying Chang, Gen-Min Lin, Min-Hsin Lai, Shiang-Lin Chiang. Multicentric giant cell tumours in an adolescent with haemophilia. Haemophilia. 2007 Mar;13(2):199–201. (SCI)

  • Min-Hsin Lai, Tzu-Yun Wang, Tsung-Ying Li, Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang. Choreoathetosis as side effect of gabapentin therapy in a patient with spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma: A case report. Taiwan Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2007;35(3):179 –185.

  • Min-Hsin Lai, Shin-Tsu Chang, Ming-Hsien Chou, Shuu-Hai Jiang, Cheng-Chiang Chang. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma mimicking lymphoma or tumor metastasis. Journal of Medical Sciences. 2007;27(6):291–294.

  • Min-Hsin Lai, Tzu-Yun Wang, Cheng-Chiang Chang, Kao-Chung Tsai, Shin-Tsu Chang. Hemichorea associated with gabapentin therapy with hypoperfusion in contralateral basal ganglion – a case of a paraplegic patient with neuropathic pain. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2008;33: 83–86. (SCI)

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang, Chih-Hung Ku, Shang-Lin Chiang, Hsiao-Ying Chang, Min-Hsin Lai, Kao-Chung Tsai and Liang-Cheng Chen. First-ever ischemic stroke after a flight in a patient with prior poliomyelitis. Clinical Medicine: Pathology. 2008;1(1):1–5.

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Yue-Cune Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang, Wei-Kuo Chang, Hsiao-Ying Chang, Liang-Cheng Chen, Heng-Yi Chu, Min-Hsin Lai, Ming-Fu Hsieh, Kao-Chung Tsai. Efficacy of near-infrared irradiation on intractable hiccup in custom-set acupoints: Evidence-based analysis of treatment outcome and associated factors. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2008;43(5):538-44. (SCI)

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Yeu-Chin Chen, Ru-Yu Pan, Tzu-Yi Chao, Shin-Tsu Chang, Shin-Nang Cheng. A Hemophiliac Pseudotumor Mimicking An Incisional Hernia in Outward Appearance. European Journal of Haematology. 2008;81:79–80. (SCI)

  • Shin-Tsu Chang, Liang-Cheng Chen, Cheng-Chiang Chang, Heng-Yi Chu, Ming-Fu Hsieh, Kao-Chung Tsai. Efficacy and safety of piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin sachets for chronic low back pain: A randomized, parallel, active-controlled trial. Journal of Medical Sciences. 2008;28(3):111-120.

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang, Hsaio-Ying Chang, Kao-Chung Tsai. Amelioration of pathological yawning after tracheostomy in a patient with locked-in syndrome. European Journal of Neurology. 2008;15:e66–e67.(SCI)

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang. Dual Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors: Common in Nature but Different in Images. European Neurology. 2008 Dec 9;61(2):128. (SCI)

  • Shin-Tsu Chang, Chih-Hung Ku, Ming-Fu Hsieh, Liang-Cheng Chen, Heng-Yi Chu, Cheng-Chiang Chang, Kao-Chung Tsai. Contribution of the multifidus muscle for control of upright posture in subjects with spina bifida occulta. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2008 Aug;17(3):283–299. (SCI)

  • Min-Hsin Lai, Tzu-Yun Wang, Cheng-Chiang Chang, Tsung-Ying Li, Shin-Tsu Chang. Cerebellar diaschisis and contralateral thalamus hyperperfusion in a stroke patient with complex regional pain syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2008 Oct;15(10):1166–1168. (SCI)

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Heng-Yi Chu, Shang-Lin Chiang, Tsung-Ying Li, Shin-Tsu Chang. Impairment of static upright posture in subjects with undifferentiated arthritis in sacroiliac joint in conjunction with elevation of streptococcal serology. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 2009; 22(1):33–41. (SCI)

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang. Amelioration of pathological yawning after tracheostomy in a patient with locked-in syndrome: a thermoregulatory approach–authors’ reply. European Journal of Neurology. 2008;15:e115.(SCI)

  • Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang. Excessive yawning induced by stimulation of myofascial trigger point–case report . European Journal of Neurology. 2009; 16:e118~e119. (SCI)

  • Yung-Tsan Wu, Shang-Lin Chiang, Min-Hsin Lai, Shao-Chi Lu, Cheng-Chiang Chang, Shin-Tsu Chang. Case study - Methylprednisolone worsening neuropathic pain in non-traumatic thoracic myelopathy. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2009; Accepted. (SCI)

  • Shin-Tsu Chang, Liang-Cheng Chen, Cheng-Chiang Chang, Heng-Yi Chu, Kao-Chung Tsai. Effects of piroxicam-beta-cyclodextrin sachets on abnormal postural sway in patients with chronic low back pain. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2008 Oct;33(5):495-506. (SCI)
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