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Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30006232/is-prophylactic-nasogastric-tube-decompression-necessary-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-for-unilateral-benign-adrenal-tumor
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Kuan-Ting Chen, Vin-Cent Wu, Kwan-Dun Wu, Kuo-How Huang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for benign adrenal tumor without peri-operative NGT decompression. METHODS: From July 2010 to March 2014, 82 consecutive patients with benign unilateral adrenal tumor underwent elective laparoscopic adrenalectomy by a single surgeon were recruited for this study. We compared the clinico-demographic profile, estimated blood loss, operative time, time to full diet, time to ambulate, the length of hospital staying, analgesics use and complications between two groups stratified by the use of NGT...
July 10, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29980349/choosing-wisely-in-health-care
#2
Chiehfeng Chen, Ka-Wai Tam, Ken N Kuo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 3, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29970337/leprosy-manifesting-as-nasal-obstruction-and-epistaxis
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LETTER
Wan-Hsuan Sun, Yu-Ruei Li, Te-Yung Fang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29970336/rapid-rare-abo-blood-typing-using-a-single-pcr-based-on-a-multiplex-snapshot-reaction
#4
Ding-Ping Chen, Ying-Hao Wen, Jang-Jih Lu, Ching-Ping Tseng, Wei-Ting Wang
BACKGROUND: ABO subgroups would be considered when discrepancies in ABO grouping occur. Serological methods including adsorption-elution test, salivary ABH inhibition test, and anti-A1 (lectin) saline method could be used. However, these serological methods are laboring and obscure. Therefore, reliable and affordable method to assess the ABO subgroups is of particular interest. METHODS: To solve this problem, the multiplex SNaPshot-based assays were designed to determine rare A and B subgroups...
June 30, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29958727/mir-200c-inhibits-the-arecoline-associated-myofibroblastic-transdifferentiation-in-buccal-mucosal-fibroblasts
#5
Ming-Yi Lu, Cheng-Chia Yu, Pei-Yin Chen, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Chih-Yu Peng, Yi-Wen Liao, Chuan-Hang Yu, Kuo-Hua Lin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: MicroRNA-200c (miR-200c) recently emerged as an important regulator of tumorigenesis and cancer metastasis, however, its role in regulating oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the functional role of miR-200c in myofibroblastic differentiation activity and identified its potential target. METHODS: qRT-PCR was applied to assess the expression of miR-200c in OSF tissues and fibrotic buccal mucosal fibroblasts (fBMFs)...
June 26, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29945742/on-treatment-lipid-profiles-to-predict-the-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-ascvd-patients-comorbid-with-chronic-kidney-disease-the-multi-center-t-sparcle-registry-study
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Li-Ting Ho, Fang-Ju Lin, Wei-Kung Tseng, Wei-Hsian Yin, Yen-Wen Wu, Yi-Heng Li, Hung-I Yeh, Jaw-Wen Chen, Chau-Chung Wu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the on-treatment lipid profiles and the CV events in CKD and non-CKD population. METHOD: This study was a multi-center observational registry, the Taiwanese Secondary Prevention for patients with AtheRosCLErotic disease (T-SPARCLE) Registry. This study follows up patients with CV diseases in Taiwan who have secondary prevention therapies. The primary outcome is the time of first occurrence of a major adverse cardiac events (MACEs)...
June 23, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29941331/examining-the-use-of-allopurinol-perspectives-from-recent-drug-injury-relief-applications
#7
Chu-Han Huang, Mei-Pei Chu, Wen-Wen Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Previous studies have reported that the indication and starting dose of allopurinol may be associated with the incidence of hypersensitive reactions. As allopurinol-related severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) constitute a significant proportion of drug injury relief applications in Taiwan, this study sought to examine allopurinol use and related adverse reactions through an analysis of recent drug injury relief applications. METHODS: Allopurinol-related drug injury relief applications from 1999 to 2016 were collected, and descriptive statistical methods were used to analyze recent applications dating from 2011 to 2016...
June 22, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29941330/intelligent-system-to-predict-intradialytic-hypotension-in-chronic-hemodialysis
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Cheng-Jui Lin, Chih-Yang Chen, Pei-Chen Wu, Chi-Feng Pan, Hong-Mou Shih, Ming-Yuan Huang, Li-Hua Chou, Jin-Sheng Tang, Chih-Jen Wu
BACKGROUND: Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is a serious complication and a major risk factor of increased mortality during hemodialysis (HD). However, predicting the occurrence of intradialytic blood pressure (BP) fluctuations clinically is difficult. This study aimed to develop an intelligent system with capability of predicting IDH. METHODS: In developing and training the prediction models in the intelligent system, we used a database of 653 HD outpatients who underwent 55,516 HD treatment sessions, resulting in 285,705 valid BP records...
June 22, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29937322/outcomes-of-necrotic-immature-open-apex-central-incisors-treated-by-mta-apexification-using-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-fiber-mesh-as-an-apical-barrier
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Li-Wan Lee, Sheng-Huang Hsiao, Yun-Ho Lin, Po-Yu Chen, Ya-Ling Lee, Wei-Chiang Hung
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Although unset mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) has some cytotoxicity, MTA is still a biocompatible material suitable for doing apexification. This study assessed the outcomes for 8 necrotic immature open-apex permanent maxillary central incisors treated by MTA apexification using poly(ε-caprolactone) fiber mesh (PCL-FM) as an apical barrier (so-called PCL-FM/MTA apexification) to prevent extrusion of MTA materials into the periapical tissues of open-apex teeth. METHODS: Eight necrotic immature open-apex permanent maxillary central incisors with the open apices measuring 2...
June 21, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29936107/mir-145-mediates-the-anti-cancer-stemness-effect-of-photodynamic-therapy-with-5-aminolevulinic-acid-ala-in-oral-cancer-cells
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Chih-Yuan Fang, Pei-Yin Chen, Dennis Chun-Yu Ho, Lo-Lin Tsai, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Ming-Yi Lu, Cheng-Chia Yu, Chuan-Hang Yu
5-Aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) has been used in the treatment of various precancerous and malignant lesions. Our previous work has demonstrated that ALA-PDT possesses the potential to serve as an adjuvant therapy against head and neck cancer via eliminating the cancer stem cells (CSCs) property. This study aimed to further investigate the possible molecular mechanism underlying the effect of ALA-PDT. Our results revealed that ALA-PDT upregulated the expression of microRNA-145 (miR-145) in two oral cancer cell lines...
June 20, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29936106/the-implication-of-seniority-of-supervising-attending-surgeon-on-the-reexploration-rate-following-elective-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Po-Shun Hsu, Hsiang-Yu Yang, Jia-Lin Chen, Yi-Ting Tsai, Chih-Yuan Lin, Hong-Yan Ke, Yi-Chang Lin, Chien-Sung Tsai
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, the residual hemostasis procedures, from weaning cardiopulmonary bypass to closing sternotomy, are always completed by residents and supervised by attending surgeons. We want to evaluate the teaching effectiveness for residents under the supervision of attending surgeons with different levels of seniority. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 1st 2001 and December 31st 2010, 2279 consecutive CABG surgeries were performed in our medical center...
June 20, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29933901/clinical-management-of-gamma-hydroxybutyrate-ghb-withdrawal-delirium-with-ciwa-ar-protocol
#12
Po-Chiao Liao, Hu-Ming Chang, Lian-Yu Chen
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a synthetic drug used mainly for recreational purpose. Although the prevalence of GHB abuse is low in Taiwan, GHB has become increasingly popular in certain subpopulations such as clubbers and men who have sex with men (MSM). GHB dependence could be associated with severe withdrawal syndrome including hallucinations and delirium. Despite systematic studies on detoxification and management of GHB withdrawal have been performed, no validated measurement for severity of GHB withdrawal syndrome is available...
June 19, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929722/reply-to-letter-to-the-editor-combination-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-the-future-and-beyond
#13
LETTER
Chao-Wei Hsu, Rong-Nan Chien, Yun-Fan Liaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 18, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29921468/comments-on-nemo-gene-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-incontinentia-pigmenti
#14
LETTER
Dayong Si, Jiageng Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914733/zika-virus-and-hiv-co-infection-in-five-patients-from-two-areas-of-colombia
#15
LETTER
Wilmer E Villamil-Gómez, Álvaro Rosendo Sánchez-Herrera, Hugo Hernández-Prado, Jayder Hernández-Iriarte, Kelly Díaz-Ricardo, Oscar Vergara-Serpa, Jaime Castellanos, Juan Esteban Portela-Gaviria, Sarita Patiño-Valencia, Dana C Vargas-Bedoya, Andrés F Orozco-Villa, Sara S Reyes-Guerrero, Juan Daniel Castrillón-Spitia, David R Murillo-García, Valentina Henao-SanMartin, José J Londoño, Héctor Bedoya-Rendón, Javier de Jesús Cárdenas-Pérez, Jaime A Cardona-Ospina, Guillermo J Lagos-Grisales, Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908869/identifying-rural-urban-differences-in-the-predictors-of-emergency-ambulance-service-demand-and-misuse
#16
Ho Ting Wong, Teng-Kang Lin, Jen-Jia Lin
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess rural-urban differences in the predictors of emergency ambulance service (EAS) demand and misuse in New Taipei City. Identifying the predictors of EAS demand will help the EAS service managing authority in formulating focused policies to maintain service quality. METHODS: Over 160,000 electronic EAS usage records were used with a negative binomial regression model to assess rural-urban differences in the predictors of EAS demand and misuse...
June 13, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907447/b-cell-depleting-therapy-for-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
LETTER
Bo-Chueh Hsu, Wen-Nan Huang, Kuo-Lung Lai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903549/clinical-outcomes-of-pediatric-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-rhabdomyosarcoma-treated-by-two-consecutive-protocols-a-single-institution-report-in-taiwan
#18
Shu-Wei Chou, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Meng-Yao Lu, Yung-Li Yang, Dong-Tsamn Lin, Kai-Hsin Lin, Shiann-Tarng Jou
BACKGROUND: Taiwan Pediatric Oncology Group (TPOG) initiated two consecutive protocols for treating pediatric patients with rhabdomyosarcoma since 1995. However, the results have not been analyzed and reported yet. The aim of this study is to investigate the treatment results of these two protocols in our hospital and to assess whether the results are comparable to other large-scaled studies. METHODS: Treatment of pediatric patients with rhabdomyosarcoma according to TPOG protocols at National Taiwan University Hospital began in 1995...
June 11, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898820/hematinic-deficiencies-and-hyperhomocysteinemia-in-gastric-parietal-cell-antibody-positive-or-gastric-and-thyroid-autoantibodies-negative-behcet-s-disease-patients
#19
Chun-Pin Chiang, Yu-Hsueh Wu, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Yi-Ping Wang, Yang-Che Wu, Andy Sun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Our previous study found that 9 of 63 recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS)/Behcet's disease (BD) patients have serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity. This study assessed whether serum GPCA positivity or RAS/BD itself was a significant factor causing hematinic deficiencies and hyperhomocysteinemia in GPCA-positive RAS/BD (GPCA+ RAS/BD) or gastric and thyroid autoantibodies-negative RAS/BD (Abs- RAS/BD) patients. METHODS: The mean blood hemoglobin (Hb), iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, and homocysteine levels were measured and compared between any two of three groups of 9 GPCA+ RAS/BD patients, 41 Abs- RAS/BD patients, and 126 healthy control subjects...
June 10, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887128/advantages-of-cumulative-pregnancy-outcomes-in-freeze-all-strategy-in-high-responders-a-case-control-matching-analysis-of-a-large-cohort
#20
Ming-Yih Wu, Chi-Hsien Chung, Song-Po Pan, Gaii-Chen Jou, Mei-Jou Chen, Chin-Hao Chang, Shee-Uan Chen, Chu-Chun Huang, Yu-Shih Yang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The freeze-all strategy in high responders is considered to be a safe and effective strategy for in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) treatment; however, the cumulative pregnancy outcomes have not been established. METHODS: A retrospective, single-center cohort study was conducted and 1311 high-responder patients (>20 oocytes retrieved and/or a serum estradiol level > 3000 pg/ml on the triggering day) were recruited from 2006 to 2015...
June 7, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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