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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923178/aplastic-anemia-and-risk-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#1
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)...
November 21, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915077/how-do-government-regulations-influence-the-ability-to-practice-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-western-countries
#2
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...
November 30, 2016: 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
#4
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
#5
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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REVIEW
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...
November 18, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863367/prescription-pattern-of-chinese-herbal-products-for-heart-failure-in-taiwan-a-population-based-study
#7
Ming-Yen Tsai, Wen-Long Hu, Che-Chen Lin, Yi-Chiao Lee, Shih-Yu Chen, Yu-Chiang Hung, Yung-Hsiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Certain Chinese herbal products (CHPs) may protect against the progression of heart failure (HF). However, there is a lack of research regarding the use of CHPs in patients with HF. The aims of this study were to analyze CHPs usage patterns in patients with HF and to identify the frequency and combination of CHPs most commonly used for HF. METHODS: This retrospective, nationwide, population-based cohort study was conducted using a randomly sampled cohort of one million patients selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) for the years 2000-2010 in Taiwan...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858911/increased-risk-of-depression-in-patients-with-acquired-sensory-hearing-loss-a-12-year-follow-up-study
#8
Wei-Ting Hsu, Chih-Chao Hsu, Ming-Hsun Wen, Hong-Ching Lin, Hsun-Tien Tsai, Peijen Su, Chi-Te Sun, Cheng-Li Lin, Chung-Yi Hsu, Kuang-Hsi Chang, Yi-Chao Hsu
Acquired sensory hearing loss (SHL) is suggested to be associated with depression. However, some studies have reported conflicting results. Our study investigated the relationship between the prevalence of SHL and the incidence of depression over 12 years of follow-up by using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). We sought to determine the association between SHL and subsequent development of depression and discuss the pathophysiological mechanism underlying the association...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843049/acute-hospital-administration-of-amiodarone-and-or-lidocaine-in-shockable-patients-presenting-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chien-Hua Huang, Ping-Hsun Yu, Min-Shan Tsai, Po-Ya Chuang, Tzung-Dau Wang, Chih-Yen Chiang, Wei-Tien Chang, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, Chao-Hsiun Tang, Wen-Jone Chen
BACKGROUND: Terminating ventricular fibrillation (VF) or pulseless ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT) is critical for successful resuscitation of patients with shockable cardiac arrest. In the event of shock-refractory VF, applicable guidelines suggest use of anti-arrhythmic agents. However, subsequent long-term outcomes remain unclear. A nationwide cohort study was therefore launched, examining 1-year survival rates in patients given amiodarone and/or lidocaine for cardiac arrest. METHODS: Medical records accruing between years 2004 and 2011 were retrieved from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) for review...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829341/increased-risk-of-dementia-in-patients-with-non-apnea-sleep-disorder
#10
Pi-Shan Sung, Chih-Ching Yeh, Liang-Chao Wang, Peir-Haur Hung, Chih-Hsin Muo, Fung-Chang Sung, Chih-Hung Chen, Kuen-Jer Tsai
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders other than sleep apnea (non-apnea sleep disorder, NSD), esp. insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness, has been reported to induce higher risk of cognitive decline and dementia in previous longitudinal follow-up studies. However, large-scale nationwide population-based study may further confirm the association between NSD and dementia. METHODS: It was a nationwide population-based retrospective study. We used data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) between January 2000 and December 2011...
November 7, 2016: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766916/a-real-world-risk-analysis-of-biological-treatment-adalimumab-and-etanercept-in-a-country-with-a-high-prevalence-of-tuberculosis-and-chronic-liver-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Y-M Chiu, C-H Tang, S-T Hung, Y-W Yang, C-H Fang, H-Y Lin
OBJECTIVES: Few studies on tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor-associated tuberculosis (TB) and hepatic events have been performed in regions where these risks are elevated. This study aimed to provide a direct comparison between adalimumab and etanercept in a high-risk population and to address the implications for physicians working with patients in such an environment. METHOD: Data collected from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan between 2007 and 2011 were analysed retrospectively for incidences of eight adverse events associated with TNF-α inhibitors...
October 21, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749771/comparative-persistence-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-patients-with-epilepsy-a-strobe-compliant-retrospective-cohort-study
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Edward Chia-Cheng Lai, Cheng-Yang Hsieh, Chien-Chou Su, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Chin-Wei Huang, Swu-Jane Lin, Soko Setoguchi
We compared persistence of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) including carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, lamotrigine, topiramate, valproic acid, and phenytoin in an Asian population with epilepsy.A retrospective cohort study was conducted by analyzing Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). Adult epilepsy patients newly prescribed with AEDs between 2005 and 2009 were included. The primary outcome was persistence, defined as the treatment duration from the date of AED initiation to the date of AED discontinuation, switching, hospitalization due to seizure or disenrollment from databases, whichever came first...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747810/estimating-the-economic-burden-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-taiwan-using-the-national-health-insurance-database
#13
Bruce C M Wang, Ping-Ning Hsu, Wesley Furnback, John Ney, Ya-Wen Yang, Chi-Hui Fang, Chao-Hsiun Tang
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation and destruction of the joints. OBJECTIVES: This research aims to estimate the economic burden of RA in Taiwan. METHODS: The National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), a claims-based dataset encompassing 99 % of Taiwan's population, was applied. We used a micro-costing approach for direct healthcare costs and indirect social costs by estimating the quantities and prices of cost categories...
March 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744223/antidepressants-and-colorectal-cancer-a-population-based-nested-case-control-study
#14
Hsiu-Chiung Lee, Wei-Che Chiu, Tsu-Nai Wang, Yin-To Liao, I-Chia Chien, Yena Lee, Roger S McIntyre, Pau-Chung Chen, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen
BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence indicates that serotonin is associated with both proliferative and pro-carcinogenic effects on colorectal tumors. The present study aims to investigate the associations between antidepressant use and colorectal cancer in an epidemiological sample. METHODS: We conducted a population-based case-control study utilizing Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). We identified 49,342 cases with colorectal cancer and 240,985 controls between 1997 and 2008...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741118/higher-risk-for-cervical-herniated-intervertebral-disc-in-physicians-a-retrospective-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-with-claims-analysis
#15
Cheng Liu, Chien-Cheng Huang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Hung-Jung Lin, How-Ran Guo, Shih-Bin Su, Jhi-Joung Wang, Shih-Feng Weng
There is no study about cervical herniated intervertebral disc (cervical HIVD) in physicians in the literature; therefore, we conceived a retrospective nationwide, population-based cohort study to elucidate the topic. We identified 26,038 physicians, 33,057 non-physician healthcare providers (HCPs), and identical numbers of non-HCP references (i.e., general population). All cohorts matched a 1:1 ratio with age and gender, and each were chosen from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728865/utility-of-overnight-pulse-oximeter-as-a-screening-tool-for-sleep-apnea-to-assess-the-8-year-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-data-from-a-large-scale-bus-driver-cohort-study
#16
Wei-Te Wu, Su-Shan Tsai, Yu-Jen Lin, Ming-Hsiu Lin, Trong-Neng Wu, Tung-Sheng Shih, Saou-Hsing Liou
BACKGROUND: Professional drivers' work under conditions predisposes them for development of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the effect of SDB on CVD risk among professional drivers has never been investigated. A cohort study was used to evaluate the effectiveness of overnight pulse oximeter as a sleep apnea screening tool to assess the 8-year risk of CVD events. METHODS: The Taiwan Bus Driver Cohort Study (TBDCS) recruited 1014 professional drivers in Taiwan since 2005...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690067/patterns-of-psychiatric-outpatient-practice-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-survey
#17
Ying-Xiu Dai, Mu-Hong Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Ming-Hwai Lin
(1) Background: Limited studies have utilized nationwide data to assess the patterns of psychiatric practice in other countries. In this study, data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan (NHIRD-TW) for 2012 was analyzed to determine the patterns of psychiatric outpatient practice in Taiwan; (2) Methods: To determine the patterns of psychiatric outpatient practice in Taiwan, the data were drawn from the datasets of Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database for 2012, with 619,760 records of outpatient visits representing 1/500 of all the claims in Taiwan for that year...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684710/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-pediatric-metachronous-contralateral-inguinal-hernia-analysis-of-a-17-year-nationwide-database-in-taiwan
#18
Cheng-Hung Lee, Yun Chen, Chi-Fu Cheng, Chao-Lin Yao, Jin-Chia Wu, Wen-Yao Yin, Jian-Han Chen
BACKGROUND: Previous prospective, retrospective, and meta-analysis studies revealed that the overall incidence of metachronous contralateral inguinal hernia (MCIH) ranges from 5.76% to 7.3%, but long-term follow-up postoperative data are scant. We identified the incidence and risk factors of MCIH in pediatric patients during the follow-up using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). METHODS: Between 1996/01/01 and 2008/12/31, all pediatric patients with primary unilateral inguinal hernia repair who were born after 1996/01/01 were collected via ICD-9 diagnostic and procedure codes recorded in NHIRD...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643962/risk-of-depression-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-nationwide-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Che-Lun Hsu, Tang-Chuan Wang, Te-Chun Shen, Yu-Jhen Huang, Cheng-Li Lin, Fung-Chang Sung
BACKGROUND: Depression is prevalent in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). However, no population-based study has ever investigated this relationship. We used nationwide population insurance data to conduct a retrospective cohort study to evaluate the subsequent risk of depression among patients with CRS. METHODS: We used the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan identified 15,371 CRS patients diagnosed during 2000-2010. The non-CRS group consisted of 61,484 individuals without CRS frequency matched by sex, age, and the year of diagnosis...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583857/comparative-persistence-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-patients-with-epilepsy-a-strobe-compliant-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Edward Chia-Cheng Lai, Cheng-Yang Hsieh, Chien-Chou Su, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Chin-Wei Huang, Swu-Jane Lin, Soko Setoguchi
We compared persistence of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) including carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, lamotrigine, topiramate, valproic acid, and phenytoin in an Asian population with epilepsy.A retrospective cohort study was conducted by analyzing Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). Adult epilepsy patients newly prescribed with AEDs between 2005 and 2009 were included. The primary outcome was persistence, defined as the treatment duration from the date of AED initiation to the date of AED discontinuation, switching, hospitalization due to seizure or disenrollment from databases, whichever came first...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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