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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340303/epidemiology-and-patterns-of-facial-fractures-due-to-road-traffic-accidents-in-taiwan-a-15%C3%A2-years-retrospective-study
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Cheng-San Yang, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen, Yung-Cheng Yang, Li-Chung Huang, How-Ran Guo, Hsin-Yi Yang
OBJECTIVE: The facial region is a commonly fractured site, but the etiology varies widely by country and geographic region. To date, there are no population-based studies of facial fractures in Taiwan. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients diagnosed with facial fracture and registered in the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan between 1997 and 2011. The epidemiological characteristics of this cohort were analyzed, including the etiology, fracture site, associated injuries, and sex and age distributions...
March 24, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339643/increased-risk-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-among-patients-with-insomnia
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Wei-Chen Lin, Cheng-Che Shen, Shih-Jen Tsai, Albert C Yang
Objective. : The aim of this study is to evaluate the risk of developing myofascial pain syndrome among patients diagnosed with insomnia. Methods. : We conducted a population-based longitudinal study of a matched cohort with 7,895 participants (1,579 patients with insomnia and 6,316 controls) who were selected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The patients were observed for a maximum of 10 years to determine the incidence of newly diagnosed myofascial pain syndrome...
February 11, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339086/identification-of-novel-mutations-in-endometrial-cancer-patients-by-whole-exome-sequencing
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Ya-Sian Chang, Hsien-Da Huang, Kun-Tu Yeh, Jan-Gowth Chang
The aim of the present study was to identify genomic alterations in Taiwanese endometrial cancer patients. This information is vitally important in Taiwan, where endometrial cancer is the second most common gynecological cancer. We performed whole-exome sequencing on DNA from 14 tumor tissue samples from Taiwanese endometrial cancer patients. We used the Genome Analysis Tool kit software package for data analysis, and the dbSNP, Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) databases for comparisons...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338351/worldwide-impact-of-warmer-seasons-on-the-on-the-incidence-of-renal-colic-and-kidney-stone-disease-ksd-evidence-from-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Robert Geraghty, Silvia Proietti, Olivier Traxer, Matthew Archer, Bhaskar K Somani
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have examined the link between temperature or monthly-seasonal variations and urolithiasis. The majority of these studies have demonstrated a link between higher ambient monthly temperatures and the incidence of renal colic and kidney stone disease (KSD). However a worldwide trend on this association has not been explored and we perform a systematic review to examine the effect of seasonal variations on renal colic and KSD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of literature over a 26-year period (1990-2017) was conducted on all studies reporting on the effect of seasonal variations and its link to KSD...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337383/pancreatic-cancer-screening-in-different-risk-individuals-with-family-history-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Ming-Chu Chang, Chih-Horng Wu, Shih-Hung Yang, Po-Chin Liang, Bang-Bin Chen, I-Shiow Jan, Yu-Ting Chang, Yung-Ming Jeng
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is usually diagnosed at advanced stage. Our aim was to investigate the risk of malignant and premalignant pancreatic lesions in individuals with family history of PC. Individuals at risk of PC were enrolled prospectively in a screening program in Taiwan. All risk individuals received genetic testing of cationic trypsinogen (PRSS1) gene and the serine protease inhibitor Kazal type 1 (SPINK1) gene. They were stratified into three risk groups (high, moderate, and low) based on the family history and genetic testing...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336606/draft-genome-sequence-of-chromobacterium-aquaticum-cc-seya-1-a-nonpigmented-member-of-the-genus-chromobacterium
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Scott D Soby
Chromobacterium aquaticum CC-SEYA-1(T), isolated from a spring in Taiwan, shares many characteristics with other members of the genus but also contains auxin biosynthesis genes and does not produce the pigment violacein. Chromobacterium sp. 49, isolated from Brazil, is identified here as C. aquaticum, indicating that this is a cosmopolitan species.
March 23, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336001/detection-of-cognitive-impairment-using-self-rated-ad8-and-informant-reported-ad8
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Oi-I Chio, Ping-Keung Yip, Yi-Chien Liu, Li-Hua Chen, Peng-Chih Wang, Tsung-Hsueh Tsai, Sai-Hung Tang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Screening of dementia can help to initiate proper management of the disorder. The use of the Ascertain Dementia 8-item Questionnaire (AD8) in screening has been promoted in Taiwan recently. The purpose of this study was to compare the psychometric properties and appropriateness of informant-reported and self-rated AD8 in cognitive impairment screening in Taiwan. METHODS: The AD8 were administered to 153 participants and their informants recruited from two neurology out-patient clinics...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334899/association-analyses-of-east-asian-individuals-and-trans-ancestry-analyses-with-european-individuals-reveal-new-loci-associated-with-cholesterol-and-triglyceride-levels
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Cassandra N Spracklen, Peng Chen, Young Jin Kim, Xu Wang, Hui Cai, Shengxu Li, Jirong Long, Ying Wu, Ya Xing Wang, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Keum-Ji Jung, Cheng Hu, Koichi Akiyama, Yonghong Zhang, Sanghoon Moon, Todd A Johnson, Huaixing Li, Rajkumar Dorajoo, Meian He, Maren E Cannon, Tamara S Roman, Elias Salfati, Keng-Hung Lin, Xiuqing Guo, Wayne H H Sheu, Devin Absher, Linda S Adair, Themistocles L Assimes, Tin Aung, Qiuyin Cai, Li-Ching Chang, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Li-Hsin Chien, Lee-Ming Chuang, Shu-Chun Chuang, Shufa Du, Qiao Fan, Cathy S J Fann, Alan B Feranil, Yechiel Friedlander, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Dongfeng Gu, Lixuan Gui, Zhirong Guo, Chew-Kiat Heng, James Hixson, Xuhong Hou, Chao Agnes Hsiung, Yao Hu, Mi Yeong Hwang, Chii-Min Hwu, Masato Isono, Jyh-Ming Jimmy Juang, Chiea-Chuen Khor, Yun Kyoung Kim, Woon-Puay Koh, Michiaki Kubo, I-Te Lee, Sun-Ju Lee, Wen-Jane Lee, Kae-Woei Liang, Blanche Lim, Sing-Hui Lim, Jianjun Liu, Toru Nabika, Wen-Harn Pan, Hao Peng, Thomas Quertermous, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Kevin Sandow, Jinxiu Shi, Liang Sun, Pok Chien Tan, Shu-Pei Tan, Kent D Taylor, Yik-Ying Teo, Sue-Anne Toh, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Rob M van Dam, Aili Wang, Feijie Wang, Jie Wang, Wen Bin Wei, Yong-Bing Xiang, Jie Yao, Jian-Min Yuan, Rong Zhang, Wanting Zhao, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Stephen S Rich, Jerome I Rotter, Tzung-Dau Wang, Tangchun Wu, Xu Lin, Bok-Ghee Han, Toshihiro Tanaka, Yoon Shin Cho, Tomohiro Katsuya, Weiping Jia, Sun-Ha Jee, Yuan-Tsong Chen, Norihiro Kato, Jost B Jonas, Ching-Yu Cheng, Xiao-Ou Shu, Jiang He, Wei Zheng, Tien-Yin Wong, Wei Huang, Bong-Jo Kim, E-Shyong Tai, Karen L Mohlke, Xueling Sim
Large-scale meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified >175 loci associated with fasting cholesterol levels, including total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and triglycerides (TG). With differences in linkage disequilibrium (LD) structure and allele frequencies between ancestry groups, studies in additional large samples may detect new associations. We conducted staged GWAS meta-analyses in up to 69,414 East Asian individuals from 24 studies with participants from Japan, the Philippines, Korea, China, Singapore, and Taiwan...
February 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334483/activities-of-daily-living-trajectories-among-institutionalized-older-adults-a-prospective-study
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Huai-Ting Kuo, Kuan-Chia Lin, Chung-Fu Lan, I-Chuan Li
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine ADL trajectory groups among older residents in Taiwan, and to determine the relative risks of demographic characteristics and health status in explaining the trajectory group of ADL. BACKGROUND: Activity of daily living (ADL) is a crucial indicator of health status for institutionalized older adults. ADL is a dynamic process, and has differences in trajectory groups. DESIGN: This study was a 3-year longitudinal analysis of long-term care (LTC) facility residents in Taiwan...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334463/a-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-nursing-home-survey-on-patient-safety-culture
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Shu-Yuan Lin, Wei Ting Tseng, Miao-Ju Hsu, Hui-Ying Chiang, Hui-Chen Tseng
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To test the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture scale (NHSPSC) among staff in long-term care facilities. BACKGROUND: The NHSPSC scale is a standard tool for safety culture assessment in nursing homes. Extending its application to different types of long-term care facilities and varied ethnic populations is worth pursuing. DESIGN: A national random survey. METHODS: A total of 306 managers and staff completed the Chinese version of the NHSPSC scale (C-NHSPSC) among 30 long-term care facilities in Taiwan...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334420/evaluation-of-hydraulic-properties-of-aquitards-using-earthquake-triggered-groundwater-variation
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Shih-Jung Wang, Kuo-Chin Hsu, Chein-Lee Wang, Wen-Chi Lai, Liang-Tzu Hsu
The hydraulic properties of aquitards are not easily obtained because monitoring wells are usually installed in aquifers for groundwater resources management. Earthquake-induced crust stress (strain) triggers groundwater level variations over a short period of time in a large area. These groundwater anomalies can be used to investigate aquifer systems. This study uses a poroelastic model to fit the postseismic variations of groundwater level triggered by the Chi-Chi earthquake to evaluate the hydraulic properties of aquitards in the Jhoushuei River alluvial fan (JRAF), Taiwan...
March 23, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334309/long-term-surveillance-following-intralesional-steroid-injection-for-benign-vocal-fold-lesions
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Chi-Te Wang, Mei-Shu Lai, Po-Wen Cheng
Importance: The short-term outcomes of vocal fold steroid injection (VFSI) are well documented. However, few studies have reported the long-term outcomes following VFSI. Objective: To investigate the incidence rates of symptom recurrence and secondary interventions following VFSI for benign vocal fold lesions. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study was conducted at a tertiary referral medical center in Taipei, Taiwan...
March 23, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331966/increased-risk-of-incident-osteoporosis-and-osteoporotic-fracture-in-tuberculosis-patients-a-population-based-study-in-a-tuberculosis-endemic-area
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Y-Y Chen, J-Y Feng, W-Y Ting, Y-F Yen, P-H Chuang, S-W Pan, V Y-F Su, W-J Su
The occurrence of osteoporosis in tuberculosis, a chronic infection, has rarely been evaluated. In this study, we found significantly higher incidence rates of osteoporosis (Adjusted hazard ratio (AHR) 1.82) and osteoporotic fracture (AHR 2.33) in tuberculosis patients than matched cohorts, which suggest that osteoporosis screening should be considered in tuberculosis patients' follow-up program. The aim of this study is to determine the occurrence of incident osteoporosis in patients who completed anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment...
March 22, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330722/the-use-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-to-reduce-incidence-of-chronic-hepatitis-in-colon-cancer-patients-a-taiwanese-population-based-cohort-study
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Tsai-Hui Lin, Hung-Rong Yen, Jen-Huai Chiang, Mao-Feng Sun, Hen-Hong Chang, Sheng-Teng Huang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: There is a decided lack of in-depth studies to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) as an adjuvant therapy on the incidence of chronic hepatitis in patients with colon cancer. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to assess whether CHM treatment decreased the incidence of chronic hepatitisin colon cancer patients who received conventional Western medical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Taiwanese nationwide population-based study of colon cancer patients receiving Western medicine treatment in conjunction with CHM treatment, using data provided by the National Health Insurance (NHI) Research Database, was conducted...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330528/determining-the-residual-characteristics-of-alkylphenols-arsenic-and-lead-as-well-as-assessing-the-exposures-of-1-4-dioxane-from-household-food-detergents
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Wan-Ting Lin, Wun-Ling Chen, Wei-Chih Cheng, Hui-Chuan Chang, Shih-Wei Tsai
Food detergents are commonly used in households. The main components of detergents include surfactants and water. It has been found that certain compounds, which may cause health concerns, appear in food detergents, such as alkylphenols, arsenic, and lead. After applying food detergents is when people may be exposed to various levels of these chemicals when there are residues. In this study, the Taguchi experimental design was performed to determine the possible factors that might affect the residual characteristics of food detergent on dishware, fruits, and vegetables...
February 22, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329475/classic-kaposi-sarcoma-in-an-hiv-negative-han-chinese-man-a-case-report
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Victoria Mitre, Danielle S Applebaum, Silvia Potenziani, Sylvia Hsu
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a multifocal angioproliferativetumor of endothelial origin. Despite nearly identicalclinical and histopathologic presentations, KS isclassified into four distinct varieties: classic/sporadic,AIDS-associated, African/endemic, and iatrogenic. Allsubtypes are invariably linked to human herpesvirus-8(HHV-8) and show a male predilection. Classic Kaposisarcoma is exceedingly rare in the Asian populationand its incidence varies by region and ethnic grouppredominance. A study in the Xinjiang region of Chinafound that only 1% of classic KS cases occurred inpatients belonging to the Han Chinese ethnic group,which formulates 84% of the Taiwanese population...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329339/interrelations-between-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-and-inflammation-in-older-adults
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I-Chien Wu, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chin-San Liu, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Ching-Yu Chen, Chao A Hsiung
Background: Interplays between inflammation and mitochondrial biology are reported. Here, we examined the cross-sectional interrelationships of mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNACN) and inflammation and their interaction with physical functioning. Methods: A total of 1990 community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older who were participating in the Healthy Aging Longitudinal Study in Taiwan underwent measurements of peripheral-blood leukocytes MtDNACN, multiple inflammatory markers, grip strength, and gait speed...
March 11, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328577/parkinson-s-disease-and-musculoskeletal-pain-an-8-year-population-based-cohort-study
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Wei-Hung Lien, Wei-Chih Lien, Ta-Shen Kuan, Shang-Te Wu, Yi-Ting Chen, Ching-Ju Chiu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical features of musculoskeletal pain (MSP) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) compared to a control group without the disease. The retrospective cohort study used a subset of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) comprising information on one million beneficiaries randomly sampled from the entire population of Taiwan. A total of 490 patients aged 50 and above with newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease were identified during a period from 2000-2005...
March 21, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327585/estimated-daily-intake-and-cumulative-risk-assessment-of-phthalates-in-the-general-taiwanese-after-the-2011-dehp-food-scandal
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Jung-Wei Chang, Ching-Chang Lee, Wen-Harn Pan, Wei-Chun Chou, Han-Bin Huang, Hung-Che Chiang, Po-Chin Huang
A food scandal occurred in Taiwan in 2011 because the DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate) had been intentionally used in food products. We assessed the daily intakes (DIs) and cumulative risk of phthalates in Taiwan's general population after the scandal. The DIs of 6 phthalates, including di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP), di-iso-butyl phthalate (DiBP), and DEHP, were evaluated using urinary phthalate metabolites. Hazard quotients of phthalates classified as affecting the reproductive (HQrep) and hepatic (HQhep) systems were assessed using cumulative approach...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325860/economic-costs-of-automated-and-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-in-taiwan-a-combined-survey-and-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Chao-Hsiun Tang, Yu-Ting Wu, Siao-Yuan Huang, Hsi-Hsien Chen, Ming-Ju Wu, Bang-Gee Hsu, Jer-Chia Tsai, Tso-Hsiao Chen, Yuh-Mou Sue
OBJECTIVES: Taiwan succeeded in raising the proportion of peritoneal dialysis (PD) usage after the National Health Insurance (NHI) payment scheme introduced financial incentives in 2005. This study aims to compare the economic costs between automated PD (APD) and continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) modalities from a societal perspective. DESIGN AND SETTING: A retrospective cohort of patients receiving PD from the NHI Research Database was identified during 2004-2011...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
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