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Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329964/is-quality-of-registry-treatment-data-related-to-registrar-experience-and-workload-a-study-of-taiwan-cancer-registry-data
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Chin-Ying Cheng, Chun-Ju Chiang, Cheng-Hsing Hsieh, You-Kang Chang, Mei-Shu Lai
BACKGROUND: Although cancer treatment information has been collected through the Cancer Registry system in Taiwan for more than 10 years, the accuracy of such data has never been evaluated. This study examined the accuracy rate between registrar experience and on-site chart review for the first course of cancer treatment. METHODS: In this retrospective chart review study, 392 randomly selected medical records from 14 hospitals were re-abstracted by experienced abstractors...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325737/reliability-and-validity-of-the-chinese-version-neuropathic-pain-symptom-inventory-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Ling-Chun Lu, Sou-Yi Chang, Chieh-Yu Liu, Shiow-Luan Tsay
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common consequence of chemotherapeutic treatments in patients with cancer. This study evaluated the validity and reliability of a Chinese version of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (C-NPSI) in patients with colorectal cancer and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. METHODS: This cross-sectional study recruited 106 patients from a cancer center in Northern Taiwan. The C-NPSI was obtained through the translation and back-translation of the original NPSI...
January 8, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317181/extramedullary-hematopoiesis-involving-the-thyroid-a-rare-cytologic-finding-in-otherwise-healthy-patients-and-review-of-literature
#3
I-Shiow Jan, Ming-Hsiang Weng, Chih-Yuan Wang, Tien-Chun Chang, Shyang-Rong Shih
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The thyroid gland is an uncommon site for the presence of extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH). We report the cases of four Taiwanese women with hematopoietic elements on the smears of thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) samples and compare the findings with those of previously reported cases. METHODS: We retrieved the data of cases in which thyroid FNA performed between January 2000 and December 2016. The clinical manifestations, laboratory data, and image findings of cases with thyroid EMH were reported...
January 6, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306496/periostin-inhibits-mechanical-stretch-induced-apoptosis-in-osteoblast-like-mg-63%C3%A2-cells
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Kai-Wen Yu, Chung-Chen Yao, Jiiang-Huei Jeng, Hao-Ying Shieh, Yi-Jane Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Appropriate mechanical stress plays an important role in regulating the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts, whereas high-level mechanical stress may be harmful and compromise cell survival. Periostin, a matricellular protein, is essential in maintaining functional integrity of bone and collagen-rich connective tissue in response to mechanical stress. This study investigated whether or not high-level mechanical stretch induces cell apoptosis and the regulatory role of periostin in mechanical stretch-induced apoptosis in osteoblastic cells...
January 3, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29292055/hematinic-deficiencies-and-anemia-statuses-in-anti-gastric-parietal-cell-antibody-positive-or-all-autoantibodies-negative-erosive-oral-lichen-planus-patients
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Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Yi-Ping Wang, Yu-Hsueh Wu, Yu-Xuan Su, Yu-Kang Tu, Andy Sun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Approximately 27% of erosive oral lichen planus (EOLP) patients have serum anti-gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity. This study assessed whether serum GPCA or EOLP itself was a significant factor that caused hematinic deficiencies and anemia statuses in GPCA-positive or autoantibodies-negative EOLP patients (GPCA+/EOLP and Abs-/EOLP patients). METHODS: The mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean blood hemoglobin (Hb), iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid levels were measured and compared between any two of three groups of 41 GPCA+/EOLP patients, 198 Abs-/EOLP patients, and 184 healthy control subjects...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29292054/comparative-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-beclomethasone-formoterol-and-fluticasone-salmeterol-fixed-combination-in-taiwanese-asthmatic-patients
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Meng-Jer Hsieh, Yu-Ching Lin, Ruay-Sheng Lai, Chien-Liang Wu, Chun-Liang Lai, Chin-Chou Wang, Diahn-Warng Perng, Shang-Jyh Kao, En-Ting Chang, Hao-Chien Wang, Wann-Cherng Perng, Jeng-Yuan Hsu, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Ying-Huang Tsai
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to compare the efficacy and tolerability of a fixed combination of extra-fine beclomethasone and formoterol, with the fixed combination fluticasone and salmeterol in Taiwanese asthmatic patients. METHODS: This was a phase III, multicentre, randomized, two-arm parallel groups, controlled study. Patients with moderate to severe asthma were randomized to a 12-week treatment with either beclomethasone 100 mcg plus formoterol 6 mcg (BDP/F) or fluticasone 125 mcg plus salmeterol 25 mcg (FP/S), both delivered 2 inhalations twice daily...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289413/acute-phosphate-nephropathy-an-old-issue-in-the-new-era
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LETTER
Hsueh-Hao Chang, Fan-Chi Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29254684/risk-factors-for-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-without-sustained-response-to-combination-therapy
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Kuo-Chin Chang, Yi-Hao Ye, Cheng-Kun Wu, Ming-Tsung Lin, Ming-Chao Tsai, Po-Lin Tseng, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Although antiviral therapy reduces development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), HCC often develops in patients with non-sustained virologic response (non-SVR). We aimed to evaluate risk factors for HCC in HCV patients with non-SVR. METHODS: From March 2002 to December 2013, 800 patients with CHC who had received combined pegylated interferon (peg-IFN)/ribavirin (RBV) therapy without achieving SVR were enrolled...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29254683/10-point-ct-aspects-based-reperfusion-therapy-for-unknown-onset-stroke
#9
Che-Cheng Chang, Hsu-Ling Yeh, Chen-Yu Hsiao, Li-Ming Lien
Under the time-based criteria, patients with unknown onset stroke (UOS) are ineligible for reperfusion therapies. However, previous studies suggest that some patients with UOS may benefit from reperfusion. Several imaging modalities have been suggested to select patients for intervention, but the optimal imaging criteria are still controversial. Herein we present a series of four cases using 10-point CT-ASPECTS to support our decision of reperfusion therapy. We decided based on history, symptoms, and the 10-point CT-ASPECTS alone...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29254682/shox-deficiency-in-short-taiwanese-children-a-single-center-experience
#10
Yi-Ching Tung, Ni-Chung Lee, Wuh-Liang Hwu, Shih-Yao Liu, Cheng-Ting Lee, Yin-Hsiu Chien, Wen-Yu Tsai
BACKGROUND: SHOX deficiency is a common cause of idiopathic short stature. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and molecular findings of patients with SHOX deficiency in Taiwan. METHODS: A phenotype scoring system was used to evaluate several anthropometric measures in patients with idiopathic short stature. Twenty-three patients with a phenotype score >7 were enrolled for SHOX gene analysis by MLPA and sequencing. Another patient with a deletion/insertion of the short arm of the X chromosome containing the SHOX gene was enrolled for the assessment...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249417/quantification-of-serum-hepatitis-b-core-antibody-to-predict-off-entecavir-relapse-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Cheng-Hao Tseng, Yao-Chun Hsu, Chi-Yang Chang, Tai-Chung Tseng, Ming-Shiang Wu, Jaw-Town Lin, Jia-Horng Kao
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The predictors of off-therapy response in patients treated with neucleos(t)ide analogue (NA) have not been elucidated. It remained unexplored whether serum level of hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) at the end of NA therapy was associated with relapse risks. METHODS: This prospective study monitored 82 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients after discontinuing entecavir. All patients had been treated for 3 years or longer and serologically negative for viral DNA and HBeAg at treatment cessation...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249416/lncrna-gas5-as1-inhibits-myofibroblasts-activities-in-oral-submucous-fibrosis
#12
Che-Yi Lin, Yi-Wen Liao, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Ming-Yi Lu, Chih-Yu Peng, Pei-Ming Chu, Hui-Wen Yang, Yu-Feng Huang, Cheng-Chia Yu, Chuan-Hang Yu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Emerging research findings suggest that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are key regulators to fibrosis formation. Nevertheless, the role of lncRNA GAS5-AS1 in the progression of precancerous oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR were used to examine the expression of GAS5-AS1 in OSF tissues. The activities of myofibroblasts, including collagen contractility and cell migration, as well as the marker α-smooth muscle actin (SMA) were assessed following overexpression of GAS5-AS1...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233599/corrigendum-to-multidisciplinary-approach-to-optimize-management-of-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-and-alcoholic-liver-disease-j-formos-med-assoc-2016-1097-1098
#13
Yi-Wen Huang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224720/ctnnb1-mutations-in-basal-cell-adenoma-of-the-salivary-gland
#14
Yi-Hsuan Lee, Wen-Chih Huang, Min-Shu Hsieh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Basal cell adenoma (BCA) and basal cell adenocarcinoma (BCAC) are uncommon salivary gland tumors comprising proliferation of basaloid cells. Nuclear β-catenin expression and mutations in its encoding gene (CTNNB1) are reported to be specific to BCA. PIK3CA mutations are only found in BCAC not in BCA. However, in previous studies the number of cases was relatively small. The present study analyzed 44 cases of basal cell neoplasms to identify the CTNNB1 and PIK3CA mutation profiles in this rare salivary gland tumor...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208332/severe-aortic-arch-calcification-predicts-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-peritoneal-dialysis-response-to-methodological-issues
#15
LETTER
Ching-Fang Wu, Pau-Chung Chen, Kwan-Dun Wu, Tze-Wah Kao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183692/reply-to-hypoalbuminemia-is-a-predictor-of-mortality-and-rebleeding-in-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-under-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-methodological-issues
#16
LETTER
Hsiu-Chi Cheng, Bor-Shyang Sheu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175145/hypoalbuminemia-is-a-predictor-of-mortality-and-rebleeding-in-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-under-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-methodological-issues
#17
LETTER
Saeid Safiri, Erfan Ayubi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175144/association-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-cognitive-impairment-in-the-elderly
#18
Ming-Lun Han, Jen-Hau Chen, Min-Kuang Tsai, Jyh-Ming Liou, Jeng-Min Chiou, Ming-Jang Chiu, Yen-Ching Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has been positively associated with cognitive impairment. However, previous studies have shown inconsistent findings. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 587 elderly participants (age ≧ 65) from the annual elderly health checkup program at the National Taiwan University Hospital from 2011 to 2013. Both global and domain-specific cognition were assessed using various neuropsychiatric tests. Multivariable linear regression and logistic regression models were utilized to assess the association between the serum H...
November 23, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174174/significant-association-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-related-inflammatory-markers-with%C3%A2-non-surgical-periodontal-therapy
#19
Ning-Ya Yang, Chen-Ying Wang, I-Tsu Chyuan, King-Jean Wu, Yu-Kang Tu, Ching-Wen Chang, Ping-Ning Hsu, Mark Yen-Ping Kuo, Yi-Wen Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Chronic periodontitis (CP) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are the most common chronic inflammatory diseases and their immunopathogenesis is similar. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of non-surgical periodontal treatment on the serum levels of RA-related inflammatory markers in patients with chronic periodontitis. METHODS: Thirty-one Taiwanese adults with CP were included. Demographics and periodontal parameters, including probing depth, clinical attachment level, and number of remaining teeth in the oral cavity, were recorded...
November 22, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173970/answer-to-the-incidence-and-clinical-associated-factors-of-interval-colorectal-cancers-in-southern-taiwan-methodological-issues
#20
LETTER
Cheng-En Tsai, Keng-Liang Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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