About the Authors

Te-Chao Fang, Cheng-Yoong Pang, Sheng-Chun Chiu, Dah-Ching Ding, Rong-Kung Tsai
Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Te-Chao Fang
Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Te-Chao Fang
School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Cheng-Yoong Pang, Sheng-Chun Chiu
Department of Medical Research, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Dah-Ching Ding
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Rong-Kung Tsai
Department of Ophthalmology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Corresponding Author

fangtechao@yahoo.com.tw

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TCF. Performed the experiments: TCF CYP SCC. Analyzed the data: TCF CYP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TCF CYP DCD RKT. Wrote the paper: TCF.