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Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625695/arbitrary-and-semantic-associations-in%C3%A2-subjective-memory-impairment-and-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-among-taiwanese-individuals-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hsin-Te Chang, Ta-Fu Chen, Ting-Wen Cheng, Ya-Mei Lai, Mau-Sun Hua
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Researchers have recently proposed a preclinical stage of dementia of Alzheimer's type (DAT), referred to as subjective memory impairment (SMI), with the aim of developing methods for the early detection of DAT and subsequent intervention. It has been proposed that the objective memory functions of individuals with SMI are normal; however, arbitrary and semantic associations are both used to describe the processes of memory. No previous studies have investigated these processes among individuals with SMI...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622974/survey-of-the-adherence-to-the-consensus-of%C3%A2-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-before-and-after-the-implementation-course
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Jyh-Ming Liou, Bor-Shyang Sheu, Yi-Chia Lee, Hsiu-Chi Cheng, Wei-Lun Chang, Deng-Chyang Wu, Ping-I Hsu, Chun-Ying Wu, Ming-Shiang Wu, Cheng-Tang Chiu, Jaw-Town Lin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The prevalence of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is increasing worldwide, including Asia. Although several consensus reports have been published, little is known regarding the adherence of the physicians on the consensus of GERD. We aimed to survey the agreements and adherence of physicians to the Taiwan GERD consensus before and after the continual medical education (CME) courses. METHODS: Two-hundred and twenty-seven physicians, including 81 fellows of gastroenterology, 135 qualified gastroenterologists, and 11 non-gastroenterologist attending physicians were invited to the CME course...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615146/novel-insights-into-acute-kidney-injury-chronic-kidney-disease-continuum-and-the-role-of-renin-angiotensin-system
#3
REVIEW
Yu-Hsiang Chou, Tao-Min Huang, Tzong-Shinn Chu
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD). If injury is mild, a repair process can be adaptive and lead to complete renal recovery. However, severe injury will be accompanied by a maladaptive repair which usually leads to nephron loss, fibrosis, vascular rarefaction, and chronic inflammation. Although various mechanisms underlying AKI-CKD transition have been explored, no intervention has been proved effective to block the transition until very recently. A lack of consensus for monitoring renal function and defining renal recovery after AKI should be the reasons for the slow advance in the discovery of a timely pharmacologic treatment to block AKI-CKD transition...
June 11, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606393/endothelial-keratoplasty-for-failed-penetrating-keratoplasty-grafts
#4
Chia-Ying Tsai, Yu-Chih Hou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595807/first-report-of-immunogenic-vasculitis-with-wunderlich-s-syndrome-following-influenza-b-infection-in-a-previously-immunocompetent-woman
#5
Chiu-Yin Yeh, Hsi-Hsing Yang, Wen-Liang Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578978/modality-of-treatment-and-potential-outcome-of-wilson-disease-in-taiwan-a-population-based-longitudinal-study
#6
Chi-San Tai, Jia-Feng Wu, Huey-Ling Chen, Hong-Yuan Hsu, Mei-Hwei Chang, Yen-Hsuan Ni
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology, the preference of medication, and the potential outcome of Wilson disease in Taiwan. We aimed to provide better therapeutic options for patients with Wilson disease based on the data generated from this study. METHODS: We utilized the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), which stores clinical records of nearly 99% of Taiwan's residents. The database used is a random sample of two-million out of 23-million beneficiaries in Taiwan's NHIRD in 2005...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552626/hereditary-angioedema-and-graves-disease-the-first-case-report
#7
Ming-Jer Liu, Shyh-Dar Shyur, Hsin-Hui Chuang, Ping-Hsien Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552625/the-current-status-and-unmet-needs-in-the-management-of-psoriatic-arthritis-viewpoint-from-physicians-in-taiwan
#8
Tzu-Hao Li, Hsien-Tzung Liao, Yi-Fan Huang, Yu-Chuan Shen, Yao-Chang Chiu, Wei-Sheng Chen, Ming-Han Chen, Chang-Youh Tsai, Deh-Ming Chang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To analyze the real-world clinical practice for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and to assess physicians' prescription, difficulties in diagnosis, therapeutic strategy, rationales for biologic therapies and unmet needs in Taiwan. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cross-sectional observational study by face-to-face in depth interviews with 50 rheumatologists and 30 dermatologists who took care of patients with PsA. RESULTS: The major procedures for recognizing PsA included joint, skin and nail examinations, radiographic imaging, and medical history...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551316/impacts-of-3d-bone-to-implant-contact-and-implant-diameter-on-primary-stability-of-dental-implant
#9
Jui-Ting Hsu, Yen-Wen Shen, Chih-Wei Kuo, Ruei-Teng Wang, Lih-Jyh Fuh, Heng-Li Huang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study investigated the effects of three three-dimensional (3D) bone-to-implant contact (BIC) parameters-potential BIC area (pBICA), BIC area (BICA), and 3D BIC percentage (3D BIC%; defined as BICA divided by pBICA)-in relation to the implant diameter on primary implant stability, as well as their correlations were also evaluated. METHODS: Dental implants with diameters of 3.75, 4, 5, and 6 mm and artificial bone specimens were scanned by microcomputed tomography to construct 3D models for calculating pBICA, BICA, and 3D BIC%...
May 24, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549592/economic-outcomes-of-pharmacist-physician-medication-therapy-management-for-polypharmacy-elderly-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Hsiang-Wen Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Chin-Kai Chang, Che-Yi Chou, I-Wen Yu, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Tsai-Chung Li, Chia-Ing Li, Yow-Wen Hsieh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: With an increasing geriatric population, the need for effective management of chronic conditions and medication use in the elderly is growing. Medication use in the elderly presents significant challenges due to changes in pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic profiles. We aimed to examine the impact of a collaborative physician-pharmacist medication therapy management (MTM) program for polypharmacy elderly patients. METHODS: Elderly patients with multiple chronic conditions on polypharmacy were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, and controlled study over 16 months of implementation...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549591/single-allele-lmbrd1-knockout-results-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Linda Tzu-Ling Tseng, Chieh-Liang Lin, Kuei-Hsiang Pan, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Ming-Jai Su, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yi-Han Li, Pai-Chi Li, Fu-Tien Chiang, Shin C Chang, Ming-Fu Chang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: LMBD1 protein, a type IV-B plasma membrane protein possessing nine putative trans-membrane domains, was previously demonstrated at cellular level to play a critical part in the signaling cascade of insulin receptor through its involvement in regulating clathrin-mediated endocytosis. However, at physiological level, the significance of LMBD1 protein in cardiac development remains unclear. METHODS: To understand the role of Lmbrd1 gene involved in the cardiac function, heterozygous knockout mice were used as an animal model system...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549590/the-secular-trends-of-disease-burden-attributed-to-tobacco-smoke-in-taiwan-1990-2013
#12
Long-Sheng Chen, Baai-Shyun Hurng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549589/serum-retinol-levels-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-preterm-infants
#13
Hsing-Jin Chen, Chyong-Hsin Hsu, Bor-Luen Chiang
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids are frequently administered to preterm infants, both antenatally and postnatally; however, the effect on serum retinol levels has not been determined. The risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia is increased in premature infants with low retinol concentrations. OBJECTIVES: Our purpose was to determine the effect of glucocorticoid administration on serum retinol levels in preterm infants. METHODS: All infants <1250 g or <29 weeks' gestation admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit within 48 h of birth were eligible for inclusion...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545991/altered-stiffness-of-microchamber-and-macrochamber-layers-in-the-aged-heel-pad-shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-evaluation
#14
Chueh-Hung Wu, Che-Yu Lin, Ming-Yen Hsiao, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Wen-Shiang Chen, Tyng-Guey Wang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To compare shear modulus of heel pad microchamber and macrochamber layers between young and elderly people using shear wave ultrasound elastography (SWUE), with the intent to clarify age-related changes. METHODS: This single-center prospective cross-sectional study was conducted between March, 2014 and March, 2016. Shear modulus of entire heel pad (Gentire), macrochamber layer (Gmac), and microchamber layer (Gmic) were measured with SWUE. RESULTS: Elderly participants (15 men, 15 women; age = 66...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532583/epstein-barr-virus-associated-smooth-muscle-tumor-as-the-initial-presentation-of-hiv-infection-a-case-report
#15
Yu-Tse Chiu, Jen-Chieh Lee, Aristine Cheng, Szu-Min Hsieh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532582/pain-in-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease-implications-from-clinical-features-to-pathophysiology-mechanisms
#16
REVIEW
Ming-Tsung Tseng, Chin-Hsien Lin
Pain is a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD) that markedly impacts patients' quality of life. Although pain occurs mostly secondary to motor disability of PD, pain may antedate motor symptoms by years. Numerous studies have shown that PD patients manifest altered sensory and pain thresholds compared with control subjects. Although both levodopa and deep brain stimulation improve motor symptoms, there remains no direct correlation between motor improvement and altered pain sensitivity, suggesting that motor symptoms and pain do not necessarily share pathogenetic mechanisms...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532581/unilateral-nasal-obstruction-induces-degeneration-of-fungiform-and-circumvallate-papillae-in-rats
#17
Jui-Chin Hsu, Ippei Watari, Yukiha Funaki, Satoshi Kokai, Takashi Ono
BACKGROUND: In clinical orthodontic treatment, chronic respiratory disturbance or mouth breathing has been concerned symptoms and screening criteria. In this study, to analyze the relation between nasal obstruction and taste sensing, a unilateral nasal obstruction model was performed to investigate the taste papillae and taste buds in rats. METHODS: Fourteen 6-day-old male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control and experimental groups (n = 7 each). The experimental group underwent unilateral nasal obstruction at 8 days of age...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528141/portland-cement-induces-human-periodontal-ligament-cells-to-differentiate-by-upregulating-mir-146a
#18
Min-Ching Wang, Li-Yin Yeh, Wen-Yu Shih, Wan-Chun Li, Kuo-Wei Chang, Shu-Chun Lin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Bioaggregates such as Portland cement (PC) can be an economical alternative for mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with additional benefit of less discoloration. MTA has been known to induce differentiations of several dental cells. MicroRNAs are important regulators of biological processes, including differentiation, physiologic homeostasis, and disease progression. This study is to explore how PC enhances the differentiation of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells in microRNAs level...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528140/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy
#19
Chen-Yiu Hung, Han-Chung Hu, Li-Chung Chiu, Chih-Hao Chang, Li-Fu Li, Chung-Chi Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Po-Jen Cheng, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Obstetric patients comprise a limited portion of intensive care unit patients, but they often present with unfamiliar conditions and exhibit the potential for catastrophic deterioration. This study evaluated the maternal and neonatal outcomes of respiratory failure during pregnancy. METHODS: Information on 71 patients at >25 weeks gestation in the ICU with respiratory failure was recorded between 2009 and 2013. The characteristics and outcomes of mothers and fetuses were determined through a retrospective chart review and evaluated using Student's t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528139/occurrence-of-old-age-japanese-encephalitis-current-situation-in-taiwan
#20
Ying-Hui Wu, Jer-Min Chen, Chen-Yi Su
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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