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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338688/transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-provides-more-favorable-clinical-outcomes-compared-with-conservative-medical-treatment-in-patients-with-urinary-retention-caused-by-benign-prostatic-obstruction
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Yu-Hsiang Lin, Chen-Pang Hou, Tien-Hsing Chen, Horng-Heng Juang, Phei-Lang Chang, Pei-Shan Yang, Chien-Lun Chen, Ke-Hung Tsui
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the long-term surgical outcomes of patients with urinary retention (UR) caused by a benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) who underwent transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and compare their outcomes with those of patients who received medication without surgical intervention. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study analyzed claims data collected during the period of 1997-2012 from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
January 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335350/epidemiology-and-medication-pattern-change-of-psoriatic-diseases-in-taiwan-from-2000-to-2013-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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James Cheng-Chung Wei, Lin-Hong Shi, Jing-Yang Huang, Xue-Fen Wu, Rui Wu, Jeng-Yuan Chiou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the trend of prevalence and incidence rates for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis in Taiwan, and to determine the changes in medication patterns. METHODS: Data were collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, which covered at least 95% of the population from 2000 to 2013. International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition (ICD-9) was used to identify PsA (ICD-9 696.0) and other psoriasis (ICD-9 696.1). Medications were identified by Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification code...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329345/survival-benefit-associated-with-metformin-use-in-inoperable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-diabetes-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Min-Chun Chuang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ying-Huang Tsai, Meng-Jer Hsieh, Yu-Ching Lin, Chin-Kuo Lin, Pau-Chung Chen, Tsung-Ming Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of metformin use on the survival of inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with diabetes using the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In total, 7,620 patients were eligible in this study, among them, 3,578 patients were metformin users and 4,042 were non-users. Propensity score matching was used to reduce possible confounding factors. In total, 4,182 patients (2,091 matched pairs) were included in the matched cohort...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329323/stroke-risk-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-or-end-stage-renal-disease-two-nationwide-studies
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Yih-Giun Cherng, Chao-Shun Lin, Chun-Chuan Shih, Yung-Ho Hsu, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Chaur-Jong Hu, Ta-Liang Chen, Chien-Chang Liao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Because the risk and outcomes of stroke in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) were unclear, we evaluated these risks using a retrospective cohort study and a nested cohort study. METHODS: We used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to identify 1378 patients aged ≥20 years who had ESRD in 2000-2004. An age- and sex-matched CKD cohort (n = 5512) and a control cohort (n = 11,024) were selected for comparison...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327353/increased-risk-of-congestive-heart-failure-in-patients-with-acetaminophen-poisoning-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Wei-Sheng Chung, Cheng-Li Lin
Acetaminophen poisoning increases cytochrome P450 2E1 expression and reactive oxygen species production, which may lead to maladaptive myocardial remodeling and congestive heart failure (CHF). We conducted a nationwide cohort study to investigate the incidence and risk of CHF in patients with acetaminophen poisoning. We identified a cohort of adult patients with newly diagnosed acetaminophen poisoning in the inpatient claims of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database for the 1998-2011 period...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325919/patients-with-cerebral-stroke-have-an-increased-risk-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Chen-Shu Chang, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Chun-Hui Liao
BACKGROUND: Medical complications following stroke often result in significant morbidity. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence and risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) between patients with stroke and those without stroke in Taiwan. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The study included 18,412 patients newly diagnosed as having stroke during 2000-2006 and 18,412 patients without stroke frequency-matched by sex, age, and index year...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325484/risk-of-erectile-dysfunction-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Yun-Ju Yang, Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Kun-Ting Hong, Yi-Lin Yu, Dueng-Yuan Hueng, Yuan-Hao Chen, Hsin-I Ma, Hsin-An Chang, Yu-Chen Kao, Hui-Wen Yeh, Nian-Sheng Tzeng
INTRODUCTION: In our study, we aimed to investigate the association between a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subsequent erectile dysfunction (ED). This is a population-based study using the claims dataset from The National Health Insurance Research Database. METHODS: We included 72,642 patients with TBI aged over 20 years, retrospectively, selected from the longitudinal health insurance database during 2000-2010, according to the ICD-9-CM. The control group consisted of 217,872 patients without TBI that were randomly chosen from the database at a ratio of 1:3, with age- and index year matched...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324771/impact-of-grouping-complications-on-mortality-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chung-Han Ho, Fu-Wen Liang, Jhi-Joung Wang, Chung-Ching Chio, Jinn-Rung Kuo
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important health issue with high mortality. Various complications of physiological and cognitive impairment may result in disability or death after TBI. Grouping of these complications could be treated as integrated post-TBI syndromes. To improve risk estimation, grouping TBI complications should be investigated, to better predict TBI mortality. This study aimed to estimate mortality risk based on grouping of complications among TBI patients. Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was used in this study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321922/longitudinal-pharmacoepidemiological-and-health-services-research-for-substance-users-in-treatment-protocol-of-the-belgian-tdi-ima-linkage
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Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine, Lies Gremeaux
Background: Not much is known about the health seeking behavior of people with substance use disorders before they enter specialized treatment and afterwards. This paper explains in detail the protocol that has been followed to establish the Belgian TDI-IMA-database, which is linking two separate databases: the Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI) and the database of the Intermutualistic Agency (IMA). The Treatment Demand Indicator is measuring incidence of people with substance use disorders entering drug treatment...
2018: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321482/enhanced-yap-expression-leads-to-egfr-tki-resistance-in-lung-adenocarcinomas
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Ting-Fang Lee, Yu-Chi Tseng, Phung Anh Nguyen, Yu-Chuan Li, Chao-Chi Ho, Cheng-Wen Wu
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation is prevalently expressed in lung adenocarcinoma cases and acts as one of the major driving oncogenes. EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have been used in patients with EGFR-mutant as an effective targeted therapy in lung adenocarcinoma, but drug resistance and tumor recurrence inevitably occurs. Recently, Yes-associate protein (YAP) has been reported to promote multiple cancer cell properties, such as promoting cell proliferation, epithelial-mesenchymal transition and drug resistance...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316009/excess-incidence-and-risk-factors-for-recurrent-pneumonia-in-bipolar-disorder
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Min-Shan Li, Galen Chin-Lun Hung, Shu-Yu Yang, Chun-Hung Pan, Ya-Tang Liao, Shang-Ying Tsai, Chiao-Chicy Chen, Chian-Jue Kuo
AIM: Patients with bipolar disorder had poorer outcomes after pneumonia and could have a higher risk for recurrence of pneumonia. We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors of recurrent pneumonia in patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS: In a nationwide cohort of bipolar patients (derived from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan) who were hospitalized for pneumonia between 1996 and 2012, we identified 188 patients who developed recurrent pneumonia after a baseline pneumonia episode...
January 8, 2018: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315158/increased-incidence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-hospitalized-children-following-enterovirus-infection-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ting-Yu Kuo, Kuo-You Huang, Yin-Cheng Huang, Yena Lee, Roger S McIntyre, Yu-Shu Huang, Chung-Yao Hsu
BACKGROUND: We report the first nationwide population-based cohort study using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database on the association between enterovirus infection and the incidence of sleep disorders in a pediatric population. METHODS: Two matched groups of children under 18 years of age were included in the analyses for non-apneic sleep disorder and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Among them, 316 subjects were diagnosed with OSA during the surveillance period, including 182 in the EV infection group and 134 in the non-EV infection group...
January 8, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314287/association-of-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-atopic-dermatitis-in-children-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Je-Ming Hu, Chin-Sheng Lin, Sy-Jou Chen, Chao-Yang Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with systemic inflammation and may have a similar pathogenesis as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, to date, studies on the association between AD and OSA is limited. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the association between OSA and AD in children in a large-scale, population-based cohort. METHODS: A total of approximately 120,736 children (<18 years) with newly diagnosed AD and 120,736 age- and sex-matched patients without AD from 2000 to 2007 were identified from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 to 2007...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306884/retrospective-cohort-study-on-risk-of-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-claims-data
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Chung-Ming Huang, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Po-Hao Huang, Gregory J Tsay, Joung-Liang Lan, Fung-Chang Sung
OBJECTIVES: Population studies on hearing loss (HL) associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are lacking. This study investigated the risk of developing HL in patients with RA using a nationwide population cohort. SETTING: The population-based insurance claims data in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study followed up RA cohort and control cohort without RA frequency matched by sex, age and diagnosis year...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306696/evaluating-clinical-risk-factors-for-suicide-attempts-in-patients-with-epilepsy
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Tomor Harnod, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
OBJECTIVE: We would like to exam whether epilepsy patients in Taiwan have a high risk of attempted and completed suicide. METHODS: In this study, we used a subset of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan. Inpatients (≥ 18 years) who received a new diagnosis of epilepsy between 2000 and 2011 were enrolled in the epilepsy cohort. The epilepsy and comparison cohorts included 68,543 patients and 2-fold controls respectively. We calculated the adjusted hazard ratio (aHR) for suicide attempts after adjustment for age, sex, monthly income, the urbanization level, occupation, and comorbidity...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304527/is-there-a-preferred-stroke-prevention-strategy-for-diabetic-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-comparing-warfarin-dabigatran-and-rivaroxaban
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Chih-Cheng Hsu, Pai-Feng Hsu, Shih-Hsien Sung, Shih-Te Tu, Ben-Hui Yu, Chi-Jung Huang, Hao-Min Cheng
BACKGROUND:  The prevalence of diabetes is growing, and diabetes is an independent risk factor for both atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke. However, the relative effectiveness and safety of different oral anticoagulants for diabetic patients with non-valvular AF remain unclear. We aimed to compare thromboembolic events, bleeding and mortality in diabetic AF patients treated with rivaroxaban, dabigatran and warfarin. METHODS AND RESULTS:  Diabetic AF patients taking dabigatran (n = 322), rivaroxaban (n = 320) or warfarin (n = 1,899) were identified from the nationwide diabetes pay-for-performance program (n = 814,465) in Taiwan...
January 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304178/impact-of-influenza-vaccine-on-childhood-otitis-media-in-taiwan-a-population-based-study
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Pei-Wen Wu, Chien-Chia Huang, Wei-Chieh Chao, Chi-Chin Sun, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Ta-Jen Lee
PURPOSE: Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common infectious disease in children and usually accompanied by a preceding viral respiratory tract infection, especially in the preschool-age population. The study aimed to evaluate impact of influenza vaccine on childhood otitis media. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included data for 803,592 children (<10 years old) recorded in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. AOM incidence and tympanostomy tube insertion incidence in each influenza season before and after the introduction of traditional injectable trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) were compared using the Poisson regression analysis to estimate the incidence rate ratios (IRRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304089/autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-increase-dementia-risk-in-middle-aged-patients-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Tzu-Min Lin, Wei-Sheng Chen, Jau-Jiuan Sheu, Yi-Hsuan Chen, Jin-Hua Chen, Chi-Ching Chang
OBJECTIVE: Dementia is a common neurological disease that substantially affects public health. A previous study revealed that dementia occurs when the body's immune system attacks the cells of the brain, indicating that dementia may be similar to autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs). In the current retrospective cohort study, we focused on middle-aged ARD patients (45 years or older) to investigate the association between ARDs in middle-aged people and dementia by using a nationwide population-based database in Taiwan...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303707/the-influence-of-disease-modifying-anti-rheumatic-drugs-and-corticosteroids-on-the-association-between-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-skin-cancer-a-nationwide-retrospective-case-control-study-in-taiwan
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Hui-Wen Tseng, Ling-Ying Lu, Hing-Chung Lam, Kuo-Wang Tsai, Wei-Chun Huang, Yow-Ling Shiue
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of corticosteroids and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs, including conventional synthetic and biologic DMARDs) treatment on the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). METHODS: This nationwide retrospective case-control study retrieved data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database during 1995-2013. Cases with newly-diagnosed NMSC (n=19,603) were matched with control without NMSC in a 1:1 ratio according to age, sex, and reference date...
December 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302859/acetaminophen-poisoning-may-increase-coronary-artery-disease-risk-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Yu-Ting Chung, Che-Yi Chou, Wen-Chen Tsai, Wei-Kung Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Sheng Chung
The purpose of this nationwide cohort study was to investigate the incidence and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with acetaminophen (APAP) poisoning. We identified the patients with APAP poisoning and randomly selected comparison patients according to a 1:4 ratio, matching them by age, sex, and the index year using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 to 2010. We traced both cohorts until a diagnosis of CAD, loss to follow-up, or the end of 2011. In total, 2723 patients with APAP poisoning and 10,892 comparison patients have followed...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
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