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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601238/is-reflux-symptom-index-reliable-to-assess-the-reflux-status-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients
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Jian-Jun Ren, Yu Zhao, Xue Ren, Jing Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601237/primary-cutaneous-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-rapidly-growing-and-ulcerative-tumor-of-the-skin
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Tse-Yuan Liaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601236/role-of-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitors-in-the-survival-outcome-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-population-based-cohort-study
#3
Wan-Wen Huang, Kun-Pin Hsieh, Ru-Yu Huang, Yi-Hsin Yang
The aim of this study is to investigate whether use of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors as auxiliary drug in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients will lead to better survival outcome. This population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The cohort consisted of newly diagnosed CRC adult patients during 2003-2010 with at least one prescription of nonsteroidal anti-inflammation drugs. Analysis groups were defined as users or nonusers of COX-2 inhibitors based on their usage prior to or 1 year after diagnosis of CRC...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601235/correlation-between-change-of-tongue-area-and-skeletal-stability-after-correction-of-mandibular-prognathism
#4
Yu-Chuan Tseng, Ju-Hui Wu, Chun-Ming Chen, Kun-Jung Hsu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between postoperative stability and a change in tongue area after treatment of mandibular prognathism. Twenty-six patients, who were treated for mandibular prognathism using intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy, were evaluated cephalometrically. A set of three standardized lateral cephalograms were obtained from each participant preoperatively (T1), immediately postoperatively (T2), and after 2 years postoperatively (T3). Student t test and Pearson correlation coefficient were used for statistical analysis...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601234/comparison-of-echocardiographic-findings-in-patients-with-nonfunctioning-adrenal-incidentalomas
#5
Narin Nasıroglu Imga, Ozgul Ucar Elalmıs, Mazhar Muslum Tuna, Bercem Aycıcek Dogan, Deniz Sahın, Tugba Gursoy, Yavuz Yalcın, Dilek Berker, Serdar Guler
Adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) are usually discovered incidentally after imaging unrelated to adrenal glands. We aimed to evaluate standard risk factors for systemic atherosclerosis and echocardiographic changes in patients with nonfunctioning AIs and compare them with normal subjects. We evaluated 70 patients diagnosed with AIs and 51 healthy controls. Mean levels were determined for HbA1c, LDL, uric acid, fasting plasma insulin, HOMA, and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and these values were found to be significantly higher in the patients than the controls...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601233/computed-tomography-findings-predicting-the-success-of-silodosin-for-medical-expulsive-therapy-of-ureteral-stones
#6
Serdar Celik, Firat Akdeniz, Muge Afsar Yildirim, Ozan Bozkurt, Merve Gursoy Bulut, Mehmet Levent Hacihasanoglu, Omer Demir
Aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) findings and stone expulsion rate with medical expulsive therapy (MET) using silodosin for ureteral stones in male adults. Between January 2014 and June 2015, we retrospectively reviewed the patient charts with uncomplicated ureteral stones on NCCT images, who were treated with silodosin for MET. Stone diameter, volume and hounsfield units (HU) measured by NCCT and treatment findings were noted at the end of treatment...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601232/pegylated-interferon-plus-ribavirin-combination-therapy-in-postliver-transplant-recipients-with-recurrent-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#7
Ta-Ya Lin, Ming-Lun Yeh, Ching-I Huang, Yao-Li Chen, Chia-Yen Dai, Jee-Fu Huang, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Cherng Chen, Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
Posttransplant hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence is universal in chronic hepatitis C recipients. Antiviral therapy is suggested after liver transplant to halt disease progression. Pegylated interferon plus ribavirin therapy remains the standard of care in many areas where direct antiviral agents are poorly accessible. This study aimed to assess the treatment efficacy and safety of the regimen for Taiwanese patients with post-transplant HCV recurrence. Nine patients with HCV recurrence postliver transplantation were allocated...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601231/factors-affecting-therapeutic-response-to-rivastigmine-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-in-taiwan
#8
Tzu-Hua Chen, Mei-Chuan Chou, Chiou-Lian Lai, Shyh-Jong Wu, Chia-Ling Hsu, Yuan-Han Yang
Rivastigmine has been widely used in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the therapeutic response rate varies from 20 to 60%. A dose-dependent effect has been suggested, but the plasma concentration of rivastigmine and its metabolite, NAP 226-90, were not measured in previous studies. The influencing factors of therapeutic response are complicated and discordant in various studies among different ethnic groups. Hence, we analyzed the therapeutic responses of rivastigmine, measured by neuropsychological assessments, among 63 clinically diagnosed AD patients taking a daily dosage of 6-9 mg in relation to their plasma concentration of rivastigmine and NAP 226-90, apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype and demographic characteristics...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601230/the-effects-of-pirfenidone-on-t-helper-cells-in-prevention-of-intraperitoneal-adhesions
#9
Kemal Ozbilgin, Melis Aylin Üner, Mahmud Ozkut, Pinar Solmaz Hasdemir
Abdominal surgery is linked with peritoneal adhesions. We investigated that the anti-fibrotic agent pirfenidone (PFD) has immune modulating activities and evaluated its effects on the function of T helper type 1 (Th1), Th2 and T regulatory (Treg) cells, which may play important roles in peritoneal adhesions. Eighteen female Wistar rats underwent right-sided parietal peritoneal and right uterine horn adhesion model. Rats were randomized into 3 groups as group 1 (control) (closure of midline abdominal incision without any agent administrations), group 2 (closure of incision after intraperitoneal administration of PFD) and group 3 (closure of incision and only oral administration of PFD for 14 days)...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433075/upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-caused-by-strongyloides-stercoralis-highlighting-a-neglected-parasitic-infection
#10
LETTER
Chun-En Kuo, Seng-Kee Chuah, Wei-Chen Tai, Chen-Hsiang Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433074/nodular-fasciitis-causing-progressive-limitation-of-knee-flexion-in-a-marathon-runner-imaging-with-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance
#11
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Chen-Yu Hung, Ke-Vin Chang, Levent Özçakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433073/neurocognitive-function-in-clinically-stable-individuals-with-long-term-bipolar-i-disorder-comparisons-with-schizophrenia-patients-and-controls
#12
Pei-Yun Lin, Peng-Wei Wang, Cheng-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Fang Yen
This study compared the levels of the five domains of neurocognitive function-executive function, attention, memory, verbal comprehension, and perceptual organization-among clinically stable individuals with long-term bipolar I disorder, individuals with long-term schizophrenia, and a group of controls. We recruited a total of 93 clinically stable individuals with bipolar I disorder, 94 individuals with schizophrenia, and 106 controls in this study. Their neurocognitive function was measured using a series of neurocognitive function tests: the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition (WAIS-III), Line Cancellation Test, Visual Form Discrimination, Controlled Oral Word Association Test, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Continuous Performance Task, and Wechsler Memory Scale-Third Edition...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433072/correlations-of-dietary-energy-and-protein-intakes-with-renal-function-impairment-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-or-without-diabetes
#13
Mei-En Chen, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Hung-Chun Chen, Chi-Chih Hung, Hsin-Chia Hung, Shao-Chun Liu, Tsai-Jiin Wu, Meng-Chuan Huang
Dietary energy and protein intake can affect progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD complicated with diabetes is often associated with a decline in renal function. We investigated the relative importance of dietary energy intake (DEI) and dietary protein intake (DPI) to renal function indicators in nondiabetic and diabetic CKD patients. A total of 539 Stage 3-5 CKD patients [estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)<60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation] with or without diabetes were recruited from outpatient clinics of Nephrology and Nutrition in a medical center in Taiwan...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433071/association-between-the-eruption-of-the-third-molar-and-caries-and-periodontitis-distal-to-the-second-molars-in-elderly-patients
#14
Yu-Hsiang Chou, Pei-Shan Ho, Kun-Yen Ho, Wen-Chen Wang, Kai-Fang Hu
The objective of this study was to verify whether caries and periodontal diseases, when present on the distal surface of the second molars (M2s), are associated with the eruption of the third molars (M3s). In this split-mouth study, we evaluated 70 elderly patients with unilateral maxillary or mandibular M3s who presented to the outpatient clinics of two hospitals. Patients underwent comprehensive oral examinations and radiographical measurements, and we assessed the outcomes of periodontal disease and caries...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433070/effects-of-nicorandil-on-renal-function-and-histopathology-in-rats-with-partial-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#15
Hayrettin Ozturk, Tulin Firat, Buket Kin Tekce, Fahri Yilmaz, Hulya Ozturk
To evaluate the effects of nicorandil in a rat kidney model of partial unilateral ureteral obstruction (PUUO). Thirty male rats were randomly divided into three groups as follows: (1) Group 1 (Sham-control), ureters of the rats were manipulated but not ligated; (2) Group 2 (PUUO-untreated), PUUO was performed with two-thirds of the left ureter embedded in the psoas muscle; and (3) Group 3 (PUUO-nicorandil treated). After PUUO was established, nicorandil (15 mg/kg/day) was administered by gastric lavage for 21 days to determine its effects on PUUO-induced histopathological-, functional-, and oxidative stress-induced changes...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433069/assessment-of-therapeutic-effect-of-human-choriogonadotropin-in-a-chemical-cystitis-model
#16
Serhat Tanik, Kürsad Zengin, Sebahattin Albayrak, Abdullah Gurel, Muhittin Atar, Sevinc Sahin, Nevin Tuzcu, Mehmet Tuzcu, Muhammet Abdurrahim Imamoglu, Mesut Gurdal
In this study, female rats induced with chemical cystitis were administered the hormone human choriogonadotropin (HCG), and it was aimed to reveal the usefulness of HCG in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. The materials for this study were 32 Wistar albino female rats. The study groups were formed as follows: the cystitis group (Group 1), the cystitis + HCG protection group (Group 2), the cystitis + HCG treatment group (Group 3), and the control group (Group 4), with eight rats in each group...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433068/the-role-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-in-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion
#17
Ben Niu, Heng Su, Xue-Shan Xia, Qiu He, Yuan-Ming Xue, Xin-Ming Yan
Glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) is one of the important physiological characteristics of islet β cells, and extracellular-regulated protein kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) is an important member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase family that regulates this process. The inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-1β can inhibit the insulin secretion of pancreatic β cells, but the exact mechanism is unclear. This study was designed to investigate the inhibitory effect of IL-1β on GSIS in βTC-6 cells and its relation with the ERK1/2 signal transduction pathway...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433067/chloroquine-and-hydroxychloroquine-inhibit-bladder-cancer-cell-growth-by-targeting-basal-autophagy-and-enhancing-apoptosis
#18
Yi-Chia Lin, Ji-Fan Lin, Sheng-I Wen, Shan-Che Yang, Te-Fu Tsai, Hung-En Chen, Kuang-Yu Chou, Thomas I-Sheng Hwang
Chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), two antimalarial drugs, are suggested to have potential anticancer properties. in the present study, we investigated the effects of CQ and HCQ on cell growth of bladder cancer with emphasis on autophagy inhibition and apoptosis induction in vitro. The results showed that CQ and HCQ inhibited the proliferation of multiple human bladder cell lines (including RT4, 5637, and T24) in a time- and dose-dependent fashion, especially in advanced bladder cancer cell lines (5637 and T24) compared to immortalized uroepithelial cells (SV-Huc-1) or other reference cancer cell lines (PC3 and MCF-7)...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359410/an-uncommon-cause-of-anterior-elbow-pain-diagnosis-and-injection-for-bicipitoradial-bursitis-using-ultrasonography
#19
LETTER
Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Levent Özçakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359409/surgical-management-of-urinary-stones-with-abnormal-kidney-anatomy
#20
Giray Ergin, Mustafa Kirac, Ali Unsal, Burak Kopru, Mustafa Yordam, Hasan Biri
In spite of the fact that urologic surgical techniques used by urologists are becoming more and more minimally invasive and easier because of developing technologies, surgical approaches for the urinary stones in kidneys with abnormal anatomy are still confusing. The objective of this article is to determine the treatment options in these kidneys. For this purpose, between 2005 and 2015, we retrospectively evaluated patients operated for urolithiasis with various congenital renal anomalies in five referral urology clinics in our country...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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