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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049192/effect-of-alcohol-intoxication-on-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Chih-Jung Shen, Chia-Hung Kao, Tai-Yi Hsu, Chih-Yu Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Hong-Mo Shih
This study investigated whether alcohol intoxication (AI) increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) by using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD).Using data from the NHIRD, we assembled 61,229 patients with acute AI and randomly selected 244,916 controls. Each patient was monitored from 2000 to 2011 to identify those who were subsequently diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was conducted to determine the risk of VTE in the patients with AI compared with the controls...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036872/factors-influencing-the-occupational-injuries-of-physical-therapists-in-taiwan-a-hierarchical-linear-model-approach
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Yu-Hui Tao, Yu-Lung Wu, Wan-Yun Huang
BACKGROUND: The evidence literature suggests that physical therapy practitioners are subjected to a high probability of acquiring work-related injuries, but only a few studies have specifically investigated Taiwanese physical therapy practitioners. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the relationships among individual and group hospital-level factors that contribute to the medical expenses for the occupational injuries of physical therapy practitioners in Taiwan...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992891/patterns-of-medical-utilization-before-the-first-hospitalization-for-women-with-anorexia-nervosa-in-taiwan
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Yen-Ni Hung, Chian-Jue Kuo, Shu-Yu Yang, Ming-Chyi Huang, Ying-Yeh Chen, Shih-Ku Lin, Kuan-Yu Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to analyze medical utilization patterns of female patients with anorexia nervosa before their first inpatient care visit for anorexia nervosa using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan. METHOD: We selected female anorexia nervosa patients (n=239) and control participants hospitalized for peptic ulcers (n=478) or appendectomy (n=478) who were matched by age and incident year from two subsets of the NHIRD...
November 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991722/risk-of-psychiatric-disorders-in-guillain-barre-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Hsin-An Chang, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Fu-Huang Lin, Chin-Bin Yeh, San-Yuan Huang, Chuan-Chia Chang, Ru-Band Lu, Yu-Chen Kao, Hui-Wen Yeh, Wei-Shan Chiang, Wu-Chien Chien
BACKGROUND: Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a rare immune-related neurological disorder with high mortality and morbidity, but the comorbid psychiatric disorders garnered little attention in the GBS patients. This study aimed to investigate the association between GBS and the risk of developing psychiatric disorders. METHODS: A total of 18,192 enrolled patients, with 4548 study subjects who had suffered GBS, and 13,644 controls matched for gender and age, from the Inpatient Dataset of 2000-2013 in Taiwan, and selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977886/combined-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-blockade-and-statin-therapy-effectively-reduces-the-risk-of-cerebrovascular-accident-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Mel S Lee, John Y Chiang, Hon-Kan Yip, Yao-Hsu Yang
Fairly limited data reported the incidence and risk of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Additionally, little is known regarding the therapeutic impact of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade and statin on reducing the occurrence of CVA in ADPKD. We utilized the data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to perform a population-based cohort study (1997-2013). A total of 2,647 patients with ADPKD were selected from 1,000,000 general population after excluding patients with age<18, renal replacement therapy and concomitant diagnosis of CVA...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963819/risk-of-depressive-disorder-among-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chao-Yueh Fan, Hsing-Lung Chao, Chun-Shu Lin, Wen-Yen Huang, Chang-Ming Chen, Kuen-Tze Lin, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence and risk of depressive disorder among patients with head and neck cancer. METHODS: We identified 48 548 patients from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan who were newly diagnosed with head and neck cancer between 2000 and 2010. Each patient was randomly frequency-matched with an individual without head and neck cancer, based on index year, sex, age, occupation category, urbanization level, monthly income, and comorbidities...
September 30, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951963/systemic-vasculitis-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-lower-extremity-amputation-in-patients-with-severe-peripheral-arterial-occlusive-disease-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-nationwide-population-based-health-claims-database
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Ming-Chi Lu, Honda Hsu, Ching-Hsing Lin, Malcolm Koo
Previous research has shown that diabetes mellitus increases the risk of lower extremity amputation in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. However, to our knowledge, no studies have investigated whether systemic autoimmune disease, in particular systemic vasculitis is associated with a higher risk of lower extremity amputation in these patients. To investigate the association between systemic autoimmune disease and lower extremity amputation in patients with severe peripheral arterial occlusive disease based on a secondary analysis of a nationwide, population-based health claims database...
November 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927683/influenza-vaccination-and-risk-of-respiratory-failure-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-case-cohort-study
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Hsin-Hui Huang, Su-Jung Chen, Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Pesus Chou, Fu-Der Wang
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease which causes a considerable disease burden. Patients with COPD are at a higher risk for influenza infection and influenza vaccination are recommended at this high risk patient group. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the association between influenza vaccination and the risk of respiratory failure (RF) in COPD patients. METHODS: From 2001 to 2005, patients with newly diagnosed COPD were identified from the NHIRD, and were followed until 2010...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915698/risk-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-in-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Pei-Hsun Sung, Yao-Hsu Yang, Hsin-Ju Chiang, John Y Chiang, Chi-Jen Chen, Chien-Ting Liu, Cheuk-Man Yu, Hon-Kan Yip
Although cardiovascular complications are the most common cause of death in patients with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the incidence and risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection (AAD) in ADPKD remains unclear due to limited data and insufficient cases. We utilized the data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to do a population-based cohort study (1997-2008). After excluding those patients with age <18 years old and initially concomitant diagnoses of end-stage renal disease and AAD, a total of 2076 ADPKD patients were selected from 1,000,000 of general population...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898259/association-between-retinal-vein-occlusion-and-an-increased-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-nationwide-population-based-follow-up-study
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Yu-Yen Chen, Shwu-Jiuan Sheu, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Dachen Chu, Pesus Chou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a possible association between retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and an increased risk of developing acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN: A population-based retrospective cohort study using the entire population of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) from 1st January, 2001 to 31st December, 2013. METHODS: A total of 37921 subjects with RVO were enrolled in the RVO group, and 113763 subjects without RVO were enrolled in the comparison group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890037/the-association-between-scabies-and-myasthenia-gravis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Ren-Jun Hsu, Chien-Yu Lin, Fung-Wei Chang, Chun-Fa Huang, Heng-Chang Chuang, Jui-Ming Liu
Scabies is an infectious inflammatory pruritic skin disease. Cytokine-mediated inflammatory processes contribute to the pathologic mechanism in scabies. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is also an autoimmune disease that is mediated by cytokines. The study aimed to investigate the association between scabies and myasthenia gravis. We conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study utilized data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan. Patients with scabies (n=5429) and control subjects without scabies (n=20,176) were enrolled...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888149/the-impact-of-alcohol-policies-on-alcohol-attributable-diseases-in-taiwan-a-population-based-study
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Yung-Hsiang Ying, Yung-Ching Weng, Koyin Chang
BACKGROUND: Taiwan has some of the strictest alcohol-related driving laws in the world. However, its laws continue to be toughened to reduce the ever-increasing social cost of alcohol-related harm. AIM: This study assumes that alcohol-related driving laws show a spillover effect such that behavioral changes originally meant to apply behind the wheel come to affect drinking behavior in other contexts. The effects of alcohol driving laws and taxes on alcohol-related morbidity are assessed; incidence rates of alcohol-attributable diseases (AAD) serve as our measure of morbidity...
November 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838246/demographic-and-rural-urban-variations-in-dental-service-utilization-in-taiwan
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Pei-Chun Wen, Chiachi Bonnie Lee, Ya-Hui Chang, Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku, Chung-Yi Li
INTRODUCTION: This study assesses whether demographic and rural-urban variations in dental care service utilization still exist in Taiwan after 15 years of the implementation of universal health insurance coverage, which largely reduces financial barriers to dental care. METHODS: The data analysed in this cohort study were based on a random sample of one million beneficiaries retrieved from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in 2005. The follow-up was made between 2005 and 2010...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809934/long-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-and-the-incidence-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-nested-case-control-study
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Chiu-Ying Chen, Hui-Jung Hung, Kuang-Hsi Chang, Chung Y Hsu, Chih-Hsin Muo, Chon-Haw Tsai, Trong-Neng Wu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies revealed that chronic exposure to air pollution can significantly increase the risk of the development of Parkinson's disease (PD), but this relationship is inconclusive as large-scale prospective studies are limited and the results are inconsistent. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to ascertain the adverse health effects of air pollution exposure in a nationwide population using a longitudinal approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study using the National Health Insurance Research Dataset (NHIRD), which consisted of 1,000,000 beneficiaries in the National Health Insurance Program (NHI) in the year 2000 and their medical records from 1995 to 2013 and using public data on air pollution concentrations from monitoring stations across Taiwan released from the Environmental Protection Administration to identify people with ages ≥ 40 years living in areas with monitoring stations during 1995-1999 as study subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807849/danshen-improves-survival-of-patients-with-colon-cancer-and-dihydroisotanshinone-i-inhibit-the-proliferation-of-colon-cancer-cells-via-apoptosis-and-skp2-signaling-pathway
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Yin-Yin Lin, I-Yun Lee, Wen-Shih Huang, Yu-Shin Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Li-Hsin Shu, Yu-Ching Cheng, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ching-Yuan Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, it's definite clinical effect and mechanism on colon carcinoma is unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that the protective effect of danshen on colon cancer and discover the bioactive compounds through in vitro study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study by using population-based data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793879/septic-arthritis-significantly-increased-the-long-term-mortality-in-geriatric-patients
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Chia-Jung Wu, Chien-Cheng Huang, Shih-Feng Weng, Ping-Jen Chen, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo, Hung-Jung Lin
BACKGROUND: The elderly are predisposed to septic arthritis (SA) because of the aging nature and increasing comorbidities. SA may in turn increase the long-term mortality in the geriatric patients; however, it remains unclear. We conducted this prospective nationwide population-based cohort study to clarify this issue. METHODS: Using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), we identified 1667 geriatric participants (≥ 65 years) with SA and 16,670 geriatric participants without SA matched at a ratio of 1:10 by age, sex, and index date between 1999 and 2010...
August 9, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781299/an-analysis-of-emergency-department-visits-and-the-survival-rate-for-colorectal-cancer-patients-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Pei-Ling Tang, Hong-Tai Chang, Chin-Chang Cheng, Hung-Chih Chen, Shyh-Ming Kuo, Kuan-Yin Hsiao, Kuo-Chen Chang
Objective We examined the general characteristics, survival rate, and most common reasons for visiting the emergency department (ED) among colorectal cancer patients in Taiwan. We performed a population-based retrospective study and used data sourced from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). Methods The colorectal cancer patient population, their diagnosis, and their medical management at the ED were identified using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 (HV) codes and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification system...
August 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759654/surgical-resection-of-metachronous-hepatic-metastases-from-gastric-cancer-improves-long-term-survival-a-population-based-study
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Szu-Chin Li, Cheng-Hung Lee, Chung-Lin Hung, Jin-Chia Wu, Jian-Han Chen
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic metastases are diagnosed synchronously in 3-14% of patients with gastric cancer, and metachronously in up to 37% of patients following ''curative" gastrectomy. Most patients who have gastric cancer and hepatic metastasis are traditionally treated with palliative chemotherapy. The impact of liver resection is still controversial. We attempted to assess whether liver resection can improve survival in cases of metachronous hepatic metastases from gastric cancer through a nationwide database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759627/increased-risk-of-dental-trauma-in-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Ming-Jhih Siao, Gunng-Shinng Chen, Wei-Cheng Lee, Jorng-Tzong Horng, Cheng-Wei Chang, Chung-Hsing Li
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is associated with various developmental issues that affecting dentition. We aimed to determine whether AR is associated with an increased risk of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) in Taiwanese individuals. We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to conduct a nested case-control study. We compared an AR cohort with a matched cohort of patients without AR. New TDI cases were determined during our study period. To compare TDI risk between our study cohorts, we used Cox proportional regression analysis, and hazard ratios (HR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated to quantify the association between AR exposure and TDI risk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743610/epidemiology-and-comorbidities-of-patients-with-chronic-urticaria-in-taiwan%C3%A2-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chia-Yu Chu, Yung-Tsu Cho, Jhih-Hua Jiang, Eve I-Chun Lin, Chao-Hsiun Tang
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive data regarding the epidemiology of chronic urticaria (CU) in general populations are scant. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence, incidence, and comorbidities of CU in general population. METHODS: The data were sourced from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) for 2009-2012. Patients who had a primary/secondary ICD-9-CM diagnosis code of 708.1, 708.8, or 708.9 during the year with at least two outpatient visits and an antihistamine prescription, were identified as the cases of CU for each year...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
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