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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/28104154/cost-analysis-of-transplantation-in-japan-performed-with-the-use-of-the-national-database
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T Kitazawa, K Matsumoto, S Fujita, K Seto, T Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: When assessing the cost of transplants in Japan, earlier studies have been limited to case series that investigated inpatient cost alone. Few studies have evaluated total cost, which includes inpatient, outpatient, and pharmaceutical costs, or compared costs before and after transplantation. Using the National Database of Health Insurance Claims and Specific Health Checkups of Japan (NDB), we investigated the total cost of major transplantation and contributing factors. METHODS: We analyzed the cost and complications of patients who underwent a cadaveric renal transplantation (CRT), living renal transplantation (LRT), living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, autologous bone marrow transplantation, allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, or autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (auto-PBSCT) from April 2009 to March 2010...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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/28100075/urinary-incontinence-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Hsiang-Ying Lee, Ching-Chia Li, Yung-Shun Juan, Yu-Han Chang, Hsin-Chih Yeh, Chia-Chun Tsai, Kuang-Shun Chueh, Wen-Jeng Wu, Yuan-Han Yang
OBJECTIVES: Urinary incontinence (UI) is more prevalent in the elderly populations with dementia than without dementia, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. Urinary incontinence may complicate AD morbidity and mortality. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and annual incidence and determine the risk possibility of UI, which is the main type of incontinence in patients with AD in Taiwan. METHODS: A total of 933 patients with AD were included in the study cohort, and a total of 2799 patients without AD by 1:3 proportion compared to the study cohort were used as a matched cohort...
February 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099356/increased-risk-of-parkinson-disease-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-population-based-study
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Yu-Wan Yang, Teng-Fu Hsieh, Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Jen-Huai Chiang, Tsai-Chung Li, Cheng-Chieh Lin
This nationwide population-based study investigated the risk of Parkinson disease (PD) in relation to diabetes mellitus (DM) through the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan.A retrospective study was conducted, consisting of 36,294 patients who were newly diagnosed with DM between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2006 and 108,882 individuals without DM as healthy controls from insurance claims data from Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes Dataset. The subjects were followed up until December 31, 2011 or until the first manifestation of PD...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093437/risk-of-sepsis-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Cynthia Wei-Sheng Lee, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Ji-An Liang, Chia-Hung Kao
OBJECTIVES: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, and sepsis is a frequent cause of death in hospitalised patients. We investigated the relationship between ALS and the subsequent risk of sepsis. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: Patients with ALSs diagnosed between 2000 and 2010 in Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. PARTICIPANTS: We included 701 and 2804 patients as the ALS and the non-ALS groups, respectively...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089151/influenza-vaccination-reduces-hemorrhagic-stroke-risk-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Ju-Chi Liu, Ta-Jung Wang, Li-Chin Sung, Pai-Feng Kao, Tsung-Yeh Yang, Wen-Rui Hao, Chun-Chao Chen, Yi-Ping Hsu, Szu-Yuan Wu
PURPOSE: The risk of hemorrhagic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is low but the consequences of its occurrence are extremely severe. In this study, we investigated the association of influenza vaccination with the risk of hemorrhagic stroke to develop an efficient strategy for reducing this risk in patients with AF. METHODS: In this study, data were retrieved from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The study cohort comprised all patients who received a diagnosis of AF (n=14,454) before January 1, 2005 (index date) and were followed until December 31, 2012...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088273/a-real-world-impact-of-cost-effectiveness-of-pegylated-interferon-ribavarin-regimens-on-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-in-taiwan
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Pei-Chien Tsai, Ta-Wei Liu, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Ming-Lun Yeh, Po-Cheng Liang, Yi-Hung Lin, Ching-I Huang, Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Yen Hsieh, Nai-Jen Hou, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Cherng Chen, Jee-Fu Huang, Chia-Yen Dai, Wan-Long Chuang, Ming-Lung Yu
Treatments with pegylated interferon/ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV) has been standard-of-care in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) (CHC) infection and reimbursed in Taiwan. However, the actual cost-effectiveness remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate a real-world cost-effectiveness for CHC patients treated with PEG-IFN/RBV by using a clinical cohort with linkage to the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. The total and itemized medical-care expenses of outpatient visits of 117 treatment-naïve CHC patients with linkage to the two million sampling of the National Health Insurance Research Database were collected...
January 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087547/risk-of-pneumonia-in-patients-with-isolated-minor-rib-fractures-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Sai-Wai Ho, Ying-Hock Teng, Shun-Fa Yang, Han-Wei Yeh, Yu-Hsun Wang, Ming-Chih Chou, Chao-Bin Yeh
OBJECTIVES: Isolated minor rib fractures (IMRFs) after blunt chest traumas are commonly observed in emergency departments. However, the relationship between IMRFs and subsequent pneumonia remains controversial. This nationwide cohort study investigated the association between IMRFs and the risk of pneumonia in patients with blunt chest traumas. DESIGN: Nationwide population-based cohort study. SETTING: Patients with IMRFs were identified between 2010 and 2011 from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081567/risk-of-rebleeding-and-mortality-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-a-12-year-nationwide-cohort-study
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Shih-Cheng Yang, Chien-Ning Hsu, Chih-Ming Liang, Wei-Chen Tai, Cheng-Kun Wu, Chih-Wei Shih, Ming-Kun Ku, Lan-Ting Yuan, Jiunn-Wei Wang, Kuo-Lun Tseng, Tsung-Hsing Hung, Seng-Howe Nguang, Pin-I Hsu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Seng-Kee Chuah
Although a few studies have investigated the risks of peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) in cirrhotic patients, large population-based studies on in-hospital and long-term reports on recurrent PUB in a cohort of cirrhotic patients are lacking. This 12-year nationwide cohort study aimed to investigate the risks of in-hospital and long-term rebleeding and mortality in cirrhotic patients and to identify possible risk factors. Patient data from 1997 to 2008 were extracted from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081205/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Sher-Wei Lim, Yow-Ling Shiue, Chung-Han Ho, Shou-Chun Yu, Pei-Hsin Kao, Jhi-Joung Wang, Jinn-Rung Kuo
BACKGROUND: Traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) may involve new-onset anxiety and depression post-discharge. However, long-term population-based studies have lacked access to follow-up conditions in terms of new-onset anxiety and depression. The objective of this study was to estimate the long-term risk of new-onset anxiety and depression post-discharge. METHODS: The Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 (LHID2000) from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was used in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078642/association-between-subtotal-gastrectomy-with-billroth-ii-anastomosis-and-coronary-heart-disease
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Chien-Hua Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Yu-Shu Cheng, Long-Bin Jeng
BACKGROUND: We assessed the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) after subtotal gastrectomy with Billroth II anastomosis (SGBIIA) for peptic ulcer disease (PUD). METHODS: The Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database was used, and 6160 patients undergoing SGBIIA for PUD were identified as the surgical cohort. A total of 24,540 patients from the PUD population not undergoing surgery selected by frequency-matching were identified as the non-surgical cohort...
January 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078393/antipsychotic-use-is-a-risk-factor-for-hyponatremia-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-15-year-follow-up-study
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Hang-Ju Yang, Wan-Ju Cheng
RATIONALE: Hyponatremia affects 10% of patients with chronic schizophrenia and can lead to severe consequences. However, the role of antipsychotics and other risk factors in hyponatremia occurrence has remained inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the association between antipsychotic use and hyponatremia occurrence in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: We utilized the National Health Insurance Research Database to follow 2051 patients with schizophrenia from 1998 to 2013...
January 11, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077135/comorbidity-study-of-borderline-personality-disorder-applying-association-rule-mining-to-the-taiwan-national-health-insurance-research-database
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Cheng-Che Shen, Li-Yu Hu, Ya-Han Hu
BACKGROUND: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex clinical state with highly polymorphic symptoms and signs. Studies have demonstrated that people with a BPD diagnosis are likely to have numerous co-occurring psychiatric disorders and physical comorbidities. The aim of our study was to obtain further insight about the associations among comorbidities of BPD and to demonstrate the practicality of using association rule mining (ARM) technique in clinical databases. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted on information of 1460 patients (292 BPD patients and 1168 control patients) selected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
January 11, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076967/fine-particulate-matter-on-hospital-admissions-for-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-southwestern-taiwan-during-2006-2012
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Su-Lun Hwang, Yu-Ching Lin, Su-Er Guo, Chiang-Ting Chou, Chieh-Mo Lin, Miao-Ching Chi
This study explored the effects of PM2.5 on hospital admissions (HAs) for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in southwestern Taiwan. Data on HAs for AECOPD, pollutants, and meteorological variables were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database and Environmental Protection Administration. The relative risks (RRs) of HAs for AECOPD was estimated using the Quasi-Poisson generalized additive model. A total of 38,715 HAs for AECOPD were recorded. The average daily HAs for AECOPD and mean 24-h average level of PM2...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073770/impact-of-beta-blocker-initiation-timing-on-mortality-risk-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Ray-Jade Chen, Hsi Chu, Lung-Wen Tsai
BACKGROUND: Relevant clinical studies have been small and have not convincingly demonstrated whether the perioperative initiation of beta-blockers should be considered in patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this nationwide propensity score-matched study, we included patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing noncardiac surgery between 2000 and 2011 from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. Patients were classified as beta-blocker and non-beta-blocker cohorts...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073582/risk-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-patients-with-rosacea-results-from-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Chun-Ying Wu, Yun-Ting Chang, Chao-Keui Juan, Jeng-Jer Shieh, Yu-Pu Lin, Han-Nan Liu, Jaw-Town Lin, Yi-Ju Chen
BACKGROUND: A link between rosacea and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been proposed with unknown mechanisms. Epidemiologic evidence of this association needs to be examined. METHODS: In this nationwide cohort study, a total of 89,356 patients with rosacea and 178,712 matched patients without rosacea between 1997 and 2013 were identified in the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. Cumulative incidences of IBD were compared between these 2 cohorts...
January 7, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072697/usefulness-of-hatch-score-in-the-prediction-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-for-asians
#18
Kazuyoshi Suenari, Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Yasuki Kihara, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shih-Ann Chen
The HATCH score (hypertension <1 point>, age >75 years <1 point>, stroke or transient ischemic attack <2 points>, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease <1 point>, and heart failure <2 points>) was reported to be useful for predicting the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) from paroxysmal to persistent or permanent AF for patients who participated in the Euro Heart Survey. The goal of the current study was to investigate whether the HATCH score was a useful scheme in predicting new-onset AF...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068978/effectiveness-of-the-yourcall%C3%A2-text-message-intervention-to-reduce-harmful-drinking-in-patients-discharged-from-trauma-wards-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Shanthi Ameratunga, Bridget Kool, Sarah Sharpe, Papaarangi Reid, Arier Lee, Ian Civil, Gordon Smith, Vanessa Thornton, Matthew Walker, Robyn Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Behavioural brief interventions (BI) can support people to reduce harmful drinking but multiple barriers impede the delivery and equitable access to these. To address this challenge, we developed YourCall™, a novel short message service (SMS) text message intervention incorporating BI principles. This protocol describes a trial evaluating the effectiveness of YourCall™ (compared to usual care) in reducing hazardous drinking and alcohol related harm among injured adults who received in-patient care...
January 9, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067454/concomitant-use-of-calcium-channel-blockers-with-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-and-re-hospitalization-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Chen-Yu Wang, Zhen-Fang Lin, Chii-Ming Lee, Yi-Wen Tsai, Ting-Ying Huang, Li-Jiuan Shen, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Existing studies suggested that concomitant use of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) may interfere with the antiplatelet effect of clopidogrel. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of concomitant use of CCBs and clopidogrel on risks of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) re-hospitalization in patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified 51 925 patients who were admitted for newly diagnosed ACS, received percutaneous coronary intervention, and used clopidogrel within 1 year after discharge...
January 9, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
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