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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350822/asthma-corticosteroid-use-and-schizophrenia-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Wei-Chen Wang, Mong-Liang Lu, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Mei-Hing Ng, Kuo-You Huang, Ming-Hong Hsieh, Meng-Jer Hsieh, Roger S McIntyre, Yena Lee, Charles Tzu-Chi Lee
OBJECTIVE: Asthma and corticosteroid use have been implicated as possible risk factors for schizophrenia. The retrospective cohort study herein aimed to investigate the association between asthma, corticosteroid use, and schizophrenia. METHOD: Longitudinal data (2000 to 2007) from adults with asthma (n = 50,046) and without asthma (n = 50,046) were compared on measures of schizophrenia incidence using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328577/parkinson-s-disease-and-musculoskeletal-pain-an-8-year-population-based-cohort-study
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Wei-Hung Lien, Wei-Chih Lien, Ta-Shen Kuan, Shang-Te Wu, Yi-Ting Chen, Ching-Ju Chiu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical features of musculoskeletal pain (MSP) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) compared to a control group without the disease. The retrospective cohort study used a subset of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) comprising information on one million beneficiaries randomly sampled from the entire population of Taiwan. A total of 490 patients aged 50 and above with newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease were identified during a period from 2000-2005...
March 21, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288163/increased-risk-of-essential-tremor-in-migraine-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Chi-Ieong Lau, Che-Chen Lin, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Han-Cheng Wang, Wei-Hung Chen, Ji-An Liang
PURPOSE: To examine the long-term risk of essential tremor (ET) in migraine. METHODS: Using population-based administrative data from a subset of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, we identified 22,696 newly diagnosed migraineurs (mean age 44.5 years) and a matched migraine-free cohort of 90,784 individuals in the period 2000-2008. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was conducted for assessing the ET risk for the migraine cohort compared to the migraine-free cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229293/age-related-hearing-loss-and-dementia-a-10-year-national-population-based-study
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Peijen Su, Chih-Chao Hsu, Hung-Ching Lin, Wei-Shin Huang, Tsung-Lin Yang, Wei-Ting Hsu, Cheng-Li Lin, Chung-Yi Hsu, Kuang-Hsi Chang, Yi-Chao Hsu
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is postulated to affect dementia. Our study aims to investigate the relationship between ARHL and the prevalence, and 10-year incidence of dementia in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). We selected patients diagnosed with ARHL from the NHIRD. A comparison cohort comprising of patients without ARHL was frequency-matched by age, sex, and co-morbidities, and the occurrence of dementia was evaluated in both cohorts. The ARHL cohort consisted of 4108 patients with ARHL and the control cohort consisted of 4013 frequency-matched patients without ARHL...
February 22, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137521/gender-based-differences-in-mortality-and-complementary-therapies-for-patients-with-stroke-in-taiwan
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Chun-Ting Liu, Bei-Yu Wu, Wen-Long Hu, Yu-Chiang Hung
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of death worldwide. In this retrospective study, we investigated the different effects of gender on medical behavior, medical service, medical cost, and death from stroke in Taiwan. METHODS: We collected data on the stroke-associated mortality rate according to gender and age group for the period between 2009 and 2013 from the official registry of Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan. We analyzed the data related to stroke-associated medical care and costs in 2013 from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124984/acute-anterior-uveitis-as-a-risk-factor-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-national-population-based-study
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Ju-Chuan Yen, Chia-An Hsu, Sheng-Huang Hsiao, Min-Huei Hsu
INTRODUCTION: In clinical settings, acute anterior uveitis (AAU) could be the first presentation of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Based on this hypothesis, we investigate whether AAU is a risk factor in developing AS later by using National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort comparison study used longitudinal Taiwanese NHIRD to probe the relative risk odds of AAU for AS development, and consisted of all patients diagnosed with AAU (n = 5621) (ICD-9-CM codes 364...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104794/measuring-inequality-in-physician-distributions-using-spatially-adjusted-gini-coefficients
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Yi-Hsin Elsa Hsu, Wender Lin, Joseph J Tien, Larry Y Tzeng
OBJECTIVE: To measure inequality in physician distributions using Gini coefficient and spatially adjusted Gini coefficients. DESIGN: Measurements were based on the distribution of physician data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) and population data from the Ministry of the Interior in Taiwan. SETTINGS: The distribution of population and physicians in Taiwan from 2001 to 2010. PARTICIPANTS: This study considered 35 000 physicians who are registered in Taiwan...
January 19, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102720/do-racial-differences-exist-in-the-association-between-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-and-breast-cancer-risk
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Li-Te Lin, Li-Yu Hu, Pei-Ling Tang, Kuan-Hao Tsui, Jiin-Tsuey Cheng, Wei-Chun Huang, Hong-Tai Chang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies investigating the relationship between pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and breast cancer risk have yielded inconsistent results. Unlike numerous Western studies, studies have reported that PIH may be a risk factor for breast cancer in Western Asian women. To confirm these results, we designed a retrospective population-based cohort study to assess the relationship between PIH and subsequent risk for breast cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed PIH were selected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), and a 1:4 matched cohort of women without PIH based on age and the year of delivery was randomly selected from the same database as the comparison group...
January 19, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069909/pregnancy-increases-stroke-risk-up-to-one-year-postpartum-and-reduces-long-term-risk
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Chun-An Cheng, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Hung-Che Lin, Hui-Chen Lin, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Fu-Huang Lin, Chang-Huei Tsao, Yung-Fu Wu, Wu-Chien Chien, Hung-Wen Chiu
BackgroundThe incidence of stroke in pregnant women is low but trending upward. There are few studies of the topic in women of Asian ethnicity.AimWe aim to evaluate stroke risk in Asian women during and after pregnancy.DesignUsing the Taiwan National Health Insurance database (NHIRD), we designed a retrospective study that included 18-45-year-old pregnant women between the years 2000 and 2010. We selected a 1:1 age-matched control group of non-pregnant women. The endpoint was any type of stroke during pregnancy or the postpartum period; otherwise, the patients were tracked until December 31, 2010...
January 9, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056095/ischemic-bowel-syndrome-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-nationwide-study
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Chih-Wei Tseng, Cheng-Li Lin, Yu-Tso Chen, Long-Bin Jeng
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether spinal cord injuries (SCI) is associated with increased risk of ischemic bowel syndrome (IBS) in an Asian population by analyzing data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. METHODS: Patients aged ≥20 years in the inpatient database with newly identified SCI from 2000 to 2011 were selected as the SCI cohort. For the non-SCI cohort, patients were selected based on a 1:4 risk-set sampling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038444/an-association-between-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-and-the-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-asian-population-results-of-a-nationwide-study
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Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Chi-Jen Chen, John Y Chiang, Hon-Kan Yip
Cardiovascular complications are the leading causes of death in patients with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in the Western countries. However, theprevalence and risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with ADPKD remain unknown, especially in Asian population. We utilized the data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to perform a population-based cohort study (1997-2008). A total of 2062 patients with ADPKD were selected from one million of general population after excluding those patients with age less than 18 years old, receiving renal replacement therapy, and concomitant diagnoses of AMI...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988835/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-apixaban-dabigatran-rivaroxaban-and-warfarin-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-in-taiwan
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Chieh-Yu Liu, Hui-Chun Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients by incorporating Taiwanese demographic information derived from a population-based database, the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), into cost-effectiveness analysis. METHODS: From 1 January to 31 December 2012, 98,213 AF patients were selected from the NHIRD database...
December 17, 2016: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974236/integrative-therapy-decreases-the-risk-of-lupus-nephritis-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ching-Mao Chang, Po-Chang Wu, Jen-Huai Chiang, Yau-Huei Wei, Fang-Pey Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Tai-Long Pan, Hung-Rong Yen, Hen-Hong Chang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Evidence on alleviating the risk of lupus nephritis by integrative therapy with conventional medicine (CM) and herbal medicine (HM) had not been addressed. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the integrative effect associated the risk by a retrospective Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) cohort from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: SLE patients with a catastrophic illness certificate (CIC) were retrospectively enrolled from the SLE cohort of the Taiwan NHIRD between 1997 and 2011...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972882/estimating-the-economic-burden-of-treatment-resistant-depression-in-taiwan-using-the-nhird
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J Klug, F Yu, C Chang, H Juang, M Wang, D Fife, C Liu, B C Wang
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November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923178/aplastic-anemia-and-risk-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chun-Liang Lin, Cheng-Li Lin, Shu-Ling Tzeng, Wei-Sheng Chung
OBJECTIVES: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) constitute venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is not fully known in aplastic anemia (AA). Therefore, we investigated the incidence and risk of VTE in AA patients. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study to investigate the risk of DVT and PE in patients with AA. We identified patients with newly diagnosed AA as the AA cohort between 2000 and 2010 from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
January 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915077/how-do-government-regulations-influence-the-ability-to-practice-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-western-countries
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Tom Fleischer, Yi-Chang Su, Sunny Jui-Shan Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The regulation policies of substances used in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM), have a direct influence on the ability of health providers to practice in the clinic. AIM OF THE STUDY: We set out to assess the truth behind the assumption that practice of CHM in the west is constrained by the regulations imposed by authorities in western countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the first part of our study we surveyed and compiled lists of banned and restricted Chinese Materia Medica (CMM) from six countries: USA, UK, Germany, Israel, Canada and Australia...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906991/association-between-history-of-dental-amalgam-fillings-and-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Yung-Chuang Hsu, Cheng-Wei Chang, Hsin-Lin Lee, Chuan-Chung Chuang, Hsien-Chung Chiu, Wan-Yun Li, Jorng-Tzong Horng, Earl Fu
The impact of dental amalgam on the development of Parkinson's disease (PD) is still uncertain, although a positive association between dental amalgam and PD has been found in a few case-control studies. The patients with amalgam fillings restored between 2000 and 2008 were identified by using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. The same number of patients who had no new amalgam filling restored was matched by sex, age, and treatment date. Both cohorts were followed up from the treatment date until the date of diagnosis of PD, death, or the end of the year 2008...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895064/risk-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-nationwide-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Te-Chun Shen, Liang-Wen Hang, Shinn-Jye Liang, Chien-Chung Huang, Cheng-Li Lin, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Fung-Chang Sung
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disorders are prevalent medical disorders in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, whether patients with RA are at an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is unclear. DESIGN: Using population-based retrospective cohort study to examine the risk of OSA in patients with RA. SETTING: We used claims data of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: We identified a RA cohort with 33 418 patients newly diagnosed in 2000-2010 and a randomly selected non-RA comparison cohort with 33 418 individuals frequency matched by sex, age and diagnosis year...
November 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893679/pelvic-inflammatory-disease-increases-the-risk-of-a-second-primary-malignancy-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-treated-by-surgery-alone
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Wen-Yen Chiou, Chien-An Chen, Moon-Sing Lee, Hon-Yi Lin, Chung-Yi Li, Yu-Chieh Su, Shiang-Jiun Tsai, Shih-Kai Hung
As the number of long-term cervical cancer survivors continues to increase because of improvements in treatment, concerns about second primary malignancy have grown. The high-risk area of second primary cancers in cervical cancer survivors is the pelvis. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) could be a useful marker for gynecological cancers. Thus, we designed a large-scale, nationwide, controlled cohort study to investigate whether PID or other risk factors increased the risk of second primary cancers in patients with cervical cancer treated by surgery alone...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876245/perioperative-medicine-and-taiwan-national-health-insurance-research-database
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C C Chang, C C Liao, T L Chen
"Big data", characterized by 'volume', 'velocity', 'variety', and 'veracity', being routinely collected in huge amounts of clinical and administrative healthcare-related data are becoming common and generating promising viewpoints for a better understanding of the complexity for medical situations. Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), one of large and comprehensive nationwide population reimbursement databases in the world, provides the strength of sample size avoiding selection and participation bias...
September 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
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