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Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735662/68ga-dotatoc-and-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-identifying-the-primary-lesions-of-suspected-and-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a%C3%A2-prospective-study-in-taiwan
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Shih-Hsin Chen, Yu-Chuan Chang, Tsann-Long Hwang, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Ta-Sen Yeh, Jun-Te Hsu, Chun-Nan Yeh, Jeng-Hwei Tseng, Tse-Ching Chen, Tzu-Chen Yen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of 68Ga-DOTATOC and 18F-FDG PET/CT to identify the primary foci in Taiwanese patients with clinically suspected neuroendocrine tumors (NET) and NET of unknown primary site. METHODS: Patients with clinically suspected NET and NET of unknown primary site were eligible. All participants underwent a conventional workup (including CT, MR, endoscopic ultrasound), 68Ga-DOTATOC, and 18F-FDG PET/CT. The results of pathology and findings on clinical follow-up served as the gold standard...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735661/paravesical-urachal-paraganglioma-pgl-presenting-as-hypertensive-crisis-during-micturition-mimicking-bladder-pgl
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Chun-Jui Huang, Chia-Hsin Lee, Yen-Hwa Chang, Justin Ging-Shing Won
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735660/case-detection-and-diagnosis-of-primary-aldosteronism-the-consensus-of-taiwan-society-of-aldosteronism
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Vin-Cent Wu, Ya-Hui Hu, Leay Kiaw Er, Ruoh-Fang Yen, Chia-Hui Chang, Ya-Li Chang, Ching-Chu Lu, Chin-Chen Chang, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Yen-Hung Lin, Tzung-Dau Wang, Chih-Yuan Wang, Shih Te Tu, Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh, Ching-Chung Chang, Fen-Yu Tseng, Kwan-Dun Wu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Even though the increasing clinical recognition of primary aldosteronism (PA) as a public health issue, its heightened risk profiles and the availability of targeted surgical/medical treatment being more understood, consensus in its diagnosis and management based on medical evidence, while recognizing the constraints of our real-world clinical practice in Taiwan, has not been reached. METHODS: The Taiwan Society of Aldosteronism (TSA) Task Force acknowledges the above-mentioned issues and reached this Taiwan PA consensus at its inaugural meeting, in order to provide updated information of internationally acceptable standards, and also to incorporate our local disease characteristics into the management of PA...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734587/computed-tomography-predict-regression-of-coronary-artery-aneurysm-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
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Po-Ting Chen, Ming-Tai Lin, Yih-Sharng Chen, Shyh-Jye Chen, Mei-Hwan Wu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The study evaluated possible factors influencing the regression of coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) through electrocardiographically gated cardiac computed tomography (CT). METHODS: 18 patients with KD exhibited CAAs in at least 2 CT examinations conducted from December 2004 to September 2015, and 37 aneurysms were observed. Every aneurysm was corrected through the descending aorta at the origin level of the left main coronary artery under a normal distribution and measured under a fixed window level...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734586/the-citizen-participation-and-practice-of%C3%A2-health-and-medical-policy-making
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Tzu-Yu Kao, Yin-Wen Lu, Tzu-Hsueh Sung, Chih-Ching Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728750/trigeminocardiac-reflex-during-non-surgical-root-canal-treatment-of-teeth-with-irreversible-pulpitis
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James I-Sheng Huang, Hao-Hueng Chang, Chun-Pei Lin, Wan-Chuen Liao, Chia-Tze Kao, Tsui-Hsien Huang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Trigeminocardiac reflex (TCR) is a unique clinical incident of acute change in hemodynamic balance, which may lead to hypotension, bradycardia, and even clinical crisis. Up to date, no study so far considers the impact of non-surgical root canal treatment (NSRCT) of irreversible pulpitis teeth under either local infiltration or block anesthesia on hemodynamic change possibly related to TCR. METHODS: This study enrolled 111 patients with 138 irreversible pulpitis teeth that were treated by two sessions of NSRCT...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728749/numb-chin-with-mandibular-pain-or-masticatory-weakness-as-indicator-for-systemic-malignancy-a-case-series-study
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Shin-Yu Lu, Shu-Hua Huang, Yen-Hao Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Numb chin syndrome (NCS) is a critical sign of systemic malignancy; however it remains largely unknown by clinicians and dentists. The aim of this study was to investigate NCS that is more often associated with metastatic cancers than with benign diseases. METHODS: Sixteen patients with NCS were diagnosed and treated. The oral and radiographic manifestations were assessed. RESULTS: Four (25%) of 16 patients with NCS were affected by nonmalignant diseases (19% by medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw and 6% by osteopetrosis); yet 12 (75%) patient conditions were caused by malignant metastasis, either in the mandible (62%) or intracranial invasion (13%)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720506/arecoline-activates-latent-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-via-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-in-buccal-fibroblasts-suppression-by-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
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Yu-Ping Hsieh, King-Jean Wu, Hsin-Ming Chen, Yi-Ting Deng
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a premalignant condition caused by the chewing of areca nut (AN). Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of OSF. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF or CCN2) and early growth response-1 (Egr-1) are important mediators in the fibrotic response to TGFβ in several fibrotic disorders including OSF. Arecoline, a major AN alkaloid, induced the synthesis of CCN2 and Egr-1 in human buccal mucosal fibroblast (BMFs)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709823/intracardiac-foreign-body-resulting-from-a%C3%A2-transmediastinal-gunshot-mimics-an-extracardiac-foreign-body-an-image-presentation
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Hsun-Yi Fu, Mao Ting, Yi-Chia Wang, Hsi-Yu Yu
A transmediastinal gunshot wound (TMGW) is one of the most severe traumatic injuries, with a high mortality rate. Prompt diagnosis and emergency surgical intervention with or without cardiopulmonary bypass are usually required to save lives. We report a particular case of TMGW in which the computed tomography imaging findings indicated an extracardiac foreign body. However, intraoperative findings revealed an intracardiac foreign body, and urgent cardiopulmonary bypass was performed to remove the foreign body...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709822/occurrence-of-trigeminocardiac-reflex-during-dental-implant-surgery-an-observational-prospective-study
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James I-Sheng Huang, Hui-Chieh Yu, Yu-Chao Chang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Trigeminocardiac reflex (TCR) is a clinical phenomenon that manifests as s sudden onset of hemodynamic perturbations. TCR has been reported in cranio-maxillofacial surgery resulting in severe medical risks. Monitoring the hemodynamic changes during cranio-maxillofacial surgery can provide important information to ensure the continuous evaluation of patient's physical conditions. This prospective observational study was conducted to determine the hemodynamic alterations related to the possibly of occurrence of TCR in patients during dental implant surgery...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709821/the-mandarin-version-of-the-kiddie-schedule-for-affective-disorders-and-schizophrenia-epidemiological-version-for-dsm-5-a-psychometric-study
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Yi-Lung Chen, Lih-Jong Shen, Susan Shur-Fen Gau
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Changes of diagnostic coverage and criteria for psychiatric disorders in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) published in 2013 cause a need for updating the Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Epidemiological version (K-SADS-E). This study examined the preliminary psychometric properties, including inter-rater reliability, and convergent and divergent validity of the modified K-SADS-E for DSM-5...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694000/boceprevir-based-triple-therapy-to-rescue-hcv-genotype-1-hbv-dually-infected-patients-refractory-to-peginterferon-plus-ribavirin-combination-therapy-in-taiwan
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Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Ming-Lun Yeh, Tung-Hung Su, Ta-Wei Liu, Chuang-Feng Huang, Ching-I Huang, Shu-Chi Wang, Jee-Fu Huang, Chia-Yen Dai, Jia-Horng Kao, Wan-Long Chuang, Pei-Jer Chen, Chun-Jen Liu, Ming-Lung Yu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The role of directly-acting antivirals (DAA)-containing regimens in the treatment of patients dually-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains unclear. The pilot study aimed to explore the safety and efficacy of a protease inhibitor, boceprevir, in combination with peginterferon/ribavirin for HCV genotype 1 (HCV-1)/HBV dually-infected patients refractory to prior peginterferon/ribavirin. METHODS: Twelve peginterferon-experienced patients dually-infected with HCV-1/HBV were assigned to receive boceprevir 800 mg, twice a day, plus peginterferon-α 2b 1...
July 7, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684019/anti-inflammation-performance-of-curcumin-loaded-mesoporous-calcium-silicate-cement
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Yuan-Chien Chen, Ming-You Shie, Yuan-Haw Andrew Wu, Kai-Xing Alvin Lee, Li-Ju Wei, Yu-Fang Shen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Calcium silicate (CS) cements have excellent bioactivity and can induce the bone-like apatite formation. They are good biomaterials for bone tissue engineering and bone regenerative medicine. However, they have degradability and the dissolved CS can cause the inflammatory response at the early post-implantation stage. The purpose of this study was to design and prepare the curcumin-loaded mesoporous CS (MesoCS/curcumin) cements as a strategy to reduce the inflammatory reaction after implantation...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684018/secondary-health-conditions-in-people-with-different-types-of-disabilities
#14
Hui-Jiuan Chien, Chien-Hua Wu, Kwang-Hwa Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 3, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676238/port-catheter-associated-aureobasidium-melanigenum-fungemia
#15
Shih-Chung Wang, Hsiu-Jung Lo, Li-Jhen Lin, Chang-Hua Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666716/fulminant-multicentric-castleman-s-disease-in-a-patient-with-well-controlled-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-lessons-from-the-patient
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Tsung-Chia Chen, Hsu-Hung Tseng, Lai-Ching Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662883/paritaprevir-ritonavir-ombitasvir-plus-dasabuvir-with-ribavirin-for-treatment-of-recurrent-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-infection-after-liver-transplantation-real-world-experience
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Ming-Lung Yu, Yao-Li Chen, Chung-Feng Huang, Kuo-Hua Lin, Ming-Lun Yeh, Ching-I Huang, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Cherng Chen, Jee-Fu Huang, Chia-Yen Dai, Wan-Long Chuang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The registered trial has demonstrated that paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir plus dasabuvir (PrOD) with ribavirin was effective for recurrent hepatitis C virus genotype 1 (HCV-1) infection after liver transplantation in patients with mild fibrosis; however, the real-world efficacy and safety of this regimen have not been determined. METHODS: The efficacy (sustained virological response, SVR12, undetectable HCV RNA 12 weeks post-treatment) and safety were evaluated in 12 patients with recurrent HCV-1 infection after liver transplantation...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648375/classifications-of-seizures-and-epilepsies-where-are-we-a-brief-historical-review-and-update
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REVIEW
Richard Shek-Kwan Chang, Chun Yin William Leung, Chi Chung Alvin Ho, Ada Yung
In March 2017, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) announced their new classifications of seizures and epilepsies. Development of these classification systems led by the ILAE is a long and complicated process. Outsiders may find it difficult to understand the arguments behind. We summarize the major developmental milestones of the ILAE classification schemata. An update of the latest classification is also included. It is hope that this review can serve as an outline in learning the taxonomy in epileptology...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647219/higher-mortality-of-severe-influenza-patients-with-probable-aspergillosis-than-those-with-and-without-other-coinfections
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Yee-Huang Ku, Khee-Siang Chan, Chun-Chieh Yang, Che-Kim Tan, Yin-Ching Chuang, Wen-Liang Yu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Aspergillus-associated infection might comprise up to 23-29% of severe influenza patients from the community throughout stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). In Taiwan, cases of severe influenza with aspergillosis are increasingly reported. Therefore, we describe the relative risk of mortality among severe influenza patients with aspergillosis and other coinfections compared to severe influenza patients without Aspergillus coinfections. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 124 adult patients with severe influenza in a tertiary medical center in southern Taiwan from January 2015 through March 2016...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645443/once-or-twice-daily-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-asian-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Kang-Ling Wang, Chun-Chih Chiu, Doreen Su-Yin Tan, Chun-Yi Lin, En-Yu Lai, Shinya Goto, Robert P Giugliano, Chern-En Chiang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a half-life of around 12 h. We aimed to clarify if there was any effect modification by dosing (once- or twice-daily) regimens in Asian patients. METHODS: Phase III randomized controlled trials of NOACs compared with warfarin in Asian patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) were identified and extracted from PubMed, CENTRAL, and CINAHL databases through November 2016. Outcomes were pooled by dosing regimens with the Mantel-Haenszel fixed-effects model...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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