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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213123/risk-of-depression-in-patients-with-uterine-leiomyoma-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Te-Chun Shen, Chih-Yi Yang, Yu-Jhen Huang, Cheng-Li Lin, Fung-Chang Sung
BACKGROUND: Population-based cohort study investigating the depression risk for patients with uterine leiomyoma (UL) is unavailable. This study investigated the subsequent risk of depression among patients with UL in an Asian population. METHODS: Using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we established a cohort with 21,168 patients diagnosed with UL between 2000 and 2010, and a non-UL cohort of 82,108 women without UL matched by age and year of diagnosis...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202260/allopurinol-benzbromarone-and-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-gout-patients-a-population-based-study
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Hsiu-Chen Lin, Masao Daimon, Ching-Hung Wang, Yi Ho, Yow-Shieng Uang, Shuo-Ju Chiang, Li-Hsuan Wang
BACKGROUND: The effect of gout on the risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) is uncertain. Some studies have found that gout is a risk factor for acute myocardial infarction. This study examined the changes in risk of CAD in gout patients taking allopurinol and/or benzbromarone, and analyzed the dose-response relationship of both drugs with CAD incidence. METHODS: The medical records of one million subjects from 2000 to 2011 were provided by the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199870/in-hospital-mortality-among-electroconvulsive-therapy-recipients-a-17-year-nationwide-population-based-retrospective-study
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C-S Liang, C-H Chung, C-K Tsai, W-C Chien
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains irreplaceable in the treatment of several psychiatric conditions. However, evidence derived using data from a national database to support its safety is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate in-hospital mortality among patients with psychiatric conditions treated with and without ECT. METHODS: Using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 1997 to 2013, we identified 828,899 inpatients with psychiatric conditions, among whom 0...
December 22, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199356/risk-of-dementia-from-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-in-asian-population-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Shu-Yu Tai, Chen-Yu Chien, Deng-Chyang Wu, Kun-Der Lin, Bo-Lin Ho, Yu-Han Chang, Yang-Pei Chang
INTRODUCTION: Concerns have been raised regarding the potential association between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine this association in an Asian population. METHODS: Patients initiating PPI therapy between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2003 without a prior history of dementia were identified from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. The outcome of interest was all-cause dementia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196132/long-term-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Chia-Lin Wu, Chew-Teng Kor, Ping-Fang Chiu, Chun-Chieh Tsai, Ie-Bin Lian, Tao-Hsiang Yang, Der-Cherng Tarng, Chia-Chu Chang
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of death and disability worldwide. The relationship between TBI and kidney diseases is largely unknown. METHODS: We aimed to determine whether TBI is associated with long-term adverse renal outcomes. We performed a nationwide, population-based, propensity score-matched cohort study of 32,152 TBI patients and 128,608 propensity score-matched controls. Data were collected by the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan from 2000 to 2012...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192452/increased-risk-of-dementia-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-kidney-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Hsin-Hsi Tsai, Ruoh-Fang Yen, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
PURPOSE: To determine whether acute kidney injury (AKI) is a risk factor for dementia. METHODS: This nationwide population-based cohort study was based on data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database for 2000-2011. The incidence and relative risk of dementia were assessed in 207788 patients hospitalized for AKI. The comparison control was selected using the propensity score based on age, sex, index year and comorbidities. RESULTS: During the 12-year follow-up, patients with AKI had a significantly higher incidence for developing dementia than did the controls (8...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190615/effectiveness-of-a-combination-of-ezetimibe-and-statins-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-multiple-comorbidities-a-6-year-population-based-cohort-study
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Fe-Lin Lin Wu, Jui Wang, Wei Ho, Chia-Hung Chou, Yi-Jung Wu, Dan-Wei Choo, Yu-Wen Wang, Po-Yu Chen, Kuo-Liong Chien, Zhen-Fang Lin
BACKGROUND: The clinical benefits of a combination of statins and ezetimibe in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) were observed in a clinical trial. However, little is known regarding the effectiveness of using statins with or without ezetimibe in patients with ACS and multiple comorbidities in real-world clinical practice. METHODS: This is a nationwide population-based cohort study using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. A total of 212,110 patients with ACS who had been discharged after their first ACS events between 2006 and 2010 were enrolled...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188252/long-term-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-who-have-survived-sepsis-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chia-Jen Shih, Pei-Wen Chao, Shuo-Ming Ou, Yung-Tai Chen
BACKGROUND: Long-term cardiovascular outcomes after sepsis in patients with chronic kidney disease are not well known. We aimed to examine the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease discharged after hospitalization for sepsis in Taiwan. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using complete claims data for patients with chronic kidney disease from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified patients with sepsis who survived hospitalization between 2000 and 2010...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174317/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-and-clinical-outcomes-after-coronary-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Yung-Tai Chen, Hung-Ta Chen, Chien-Yi Hsu, Pei-Wen Chao, Shu-Chen Kuo, Shuo-Ming Ou, Chia-Jen Shih
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the benefits and risks of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients undergoing hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: A nested case-control analysis of patients on hemodialysis after receipt of DES and DAPT treatment was conducted using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database for the period 2007-2011. Cases of myocardial infarction or death within 1 year after DES implantation were matched one-to-one with control patients...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170005/recurrence-of-depressive-disorders-after-interferon-induced-depression
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W-C Chiu, Y-P Su, K-P Su, P-C Chen
Interferon alpha (IFN-α)-treated patients commonly develop depression during the therapy period. Although most IFN-α-induced depressive disorders achieve remission after IFN-α therapy, no studies have examined the long-term mood effects of IFN-α treatment. We conducted a 12-year population-based cohort study of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients who were older than 20 years and had received IFN-α therapy. The sample was obtained from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The cohort included patients with and without IFN-α-induced depression, matched randomly by age, sex and depression history, at a ratio of 1:10...
February 7, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169209/place-of-death-for-hospice-cared-terminal-patients-with-cancer-a-nationwide-retrospective-study-in-taiwan
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Heng-Yi Lin, Shih-Chao Kang, Yu-Chun Cheng, Yin-Chieh Chang, Wei-Shu Wang, Su-Shun Lo
BACKGROUND: Hospice care has been part of the Taiwan health-care system for 20 years. Detailed information on the place of death for terminal cancer patients is lacking. Impending death discharge (IDD) is unique in Taiwan, and our study aims to compare IDD with in-hospice death among terminal cancer patients under hospice care. METHODS: This retrospective study used claims data of decedents of cancer from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan from 2007 to 2010...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166522/outcome-analysis-of-patients-with-gallstone-disease-receiving-cholecystectomy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Kee-Thai Kiu, Hsiao-Lan Chen, Ming-Te Huang, Chih-Wei Sung, Yung-Po Liaw, Chun-Chao Chang, Yuan-Hung Wang, Hsin-An Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cholecystectomy is generally performed to treat patients with gallstone disease (GSD) in clinical practice. The present study aimed to investigate whether type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may influence the overall survival of GSD patients. METHODS: The National Health Insurance Research Database, a population-based registry data in Taiwan, was used to identify GSD patients from 2001 to 2008. The risk of cancers and effects of T2DM on the overall survival of GSD patients receiving cholecystectomy were estimated by hazards ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs using the Cox proportional hazard model...
February 7, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162091/increased-dementia-risk-predominantly-in-diabetes-mellitus-rather-than-in-hypertension-or-hyperlipidemia-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Yen-Chun Fan, Jung-Lung Hsu, Hong-Yi Tung, Chia-Chi Chou, Chyi-Huey Bai
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of insulin resistance-induced hypertension and hyperlipidemia might entail differences in dementia risk in cases with hypertension and hyperlipidemia without prior diabetes mellitus (DM). This study investigated whether incident hypertension, incident hyperlipidemia, or both, increased the dementia risk in patients with and without DM. METHODS: A nationwide retrospective cohort study was conducted. The study sample was obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database...
February 6, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160872/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-poststroke-epilepsy-a-population-based-nationwide-study
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Chien-Chen Chou, Der-Jen Yen, Yung-Yang Lin, Yu-Chiao Wang, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on poststroke epilepsy in a population-based nationwide study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The SSRI group included patients who received a stroke diagnosis from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2009, and were prescribed SSRIs after stroke. The non-SSRI group enrolled patients with stroke who were not prescribed SSRIs from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database and used propensity score matching based on the index year, duration time, sex, age, type of stroke, and duration of hospitalization...
February 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159496/androgen-deprivation-with-or-without-radiation-therapy-for-clinically-node-positive-prostate-cancer-lin-cc-gray-pj-jemal-a-efstathiou-ja-surveillance-and-health-services-research-program-intramural-research-american-cancer-society-atlanta-ga-ccl-aj-department
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Eggener Scott
BACKGROUND: Clinically lymph node-positive (cN+) prostate cancer (PCa) is an often-fatal disease. Its optimal management remains largely undefined given a lack of prospective, randomized data to inform practice. We sought to describe modern practice patterns in the management of cN+PCa and assess the effect of adding radiation therapy (RT) to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on survival using the National Cancer Data Base. METHODS: Patients with cN+PCa and without distant metastases diagnosed between 2004 and 2011 were included...
March 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158206/statin-improves-survival-in-patients-with-egfr-tki-lung-cancer-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Ming-Szu Hung, I-Chuan Chen, Chuan-Pin Lee, Ru-Jiun Huang, Pau-Chung Chen, Ying-Huang Tsai, Yao-Hsu Yang
Long-term use of statins has been reported to reduce the risk of death in patients with lung cancer. This study investigated the effect of statin use among patients with lung cancer receiving epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKIs) therapy. A nationwide, population-based case-control study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. From January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2012, a total of 1,707 statin and 6,828 non-statin matched lung cancer cohorts with EGFR-TKIs treatment were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157698/anti-cancer-effect-of-danshen-and-dihydroisotanshinone-i-on-prostate-cancer-targeting-the-crosstalk-between-macrophages-and-cancer-cells-via-inhibition-of-the-stat3-ccl2-signaling-pathway
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Ching-Yuan Wu, Yao-Hsu Yang, Yin-Yin Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Yu-Shin Lin, Wei-Yu Lin, Ming-Yen Tsai, Jia-Jing Yang, Yu-Ching Cheng, Li-Hsin Shu, Ming-Chu Lu, Yun-Ju Chen, Kuan-Der Lee, Hong-Yo Kang
Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. In our study, the in vivo protective effect of danshen in prostate cancer patients was validated through data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. In vitro, we discovered that dihydroisotanshinone I (DT), a bioactive compound present in danshen, can inhibit the migration of both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancer cells. In addition, we noted that DT substantially inhibited the migratory ability of prostate cancer cells in both a macrophage-conditioned medium and macrophage/prostate cancer coculture medium...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154944/analysis-of-gallstone-disease-after-gastric-cancer-surgery
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Tsung-Jung Liang, Shiuh-Inn Liu, Yu-Chia Chen, Po-Min Chang, Wei-Chun Huang, Hong-Tai Chang, I-Shu Chen
BACKGROUND: The incidence rate of newly developed gallstone disease after gastrectomy for gastric cancer is thought to be higher than that in the general population. However, the presentation and management of these gallstones remain under debate, and the role of prophylactic cholecystectomy remains questionable. METHODS: Data on adult patients who were diagnosed with gastric cancer and received gastrectomy between 2000 and 2011 were extracted from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
February 2, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151890/association-between-depression-and-enterovirus-infection-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Yin-To Liao, Ming-Hong Hsieh, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ying-Ching Wang, Ching-Shu Tsai, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Michael Gossop
Enterovirus (EV) infection is common among children and adolescents. Few studies have investigated the relationship of depression after EV infection. This study explores an association between EV infection and subsequent depression in children and adolescents and assesses the risk of depression after EV infection with central nervous system involvement in a nationwide population-based retrospective cohort.A random sample of 1,000,000 people was derived from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database and we identified enrollees less than 18 years with EV infection before 2005 and followed up until December 2009...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140382/the-need-to-consider-longer-term-outcomes-of-care-racial-ethnic-disparities-among-adult-and-older-adult-emergency-general-surgery-patients-at-30-90-and-180-days
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Cheryl K Zogg, Olubode A Olufajo, Wei Jiang, Anna Bystricky, John W Scott, Shahid Shafi, Joaquim M Havens, Ali Salim, Andrew J Schoenfeld, Adil H Haider
OBJECTIVES: Following calls from the National Institutes of Health and American College of Surgeons for "urgently needed" research, the objectives of the present study were to (1) ascertain whether differences in 30/90/180-day mortality, major morbidity, and unplanned readmissions exist among adult (18-64 yr) and older adult (≥65 yr) emergency general surgery (EGS) patients; (2) vary by diagnostic category; and (3) are explained by variations in insurance, income, teaching status, hospital EGS volume, and a hospital's proportion of minority patients...
July 28, 2016: Annals of Surgery
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