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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/28207767/osteoporosis-in-adult-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Ching-Ying Wu, Ying-Yi Lu, Chun-Ching Lu, Yu-Feng Su, Tai-Hsin Tsai, Chieh-Hsin Wu
The aim of this study was to investigate osteoporosis risk in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients. This study included patients in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research dataset. The population-based study included all patients aged 20-49 years who had been diagnosed with AD during 1996-2010. In total, 35,229 age and gender-matched patients without AD in a 1:1 ratio were randomly selected as the non-AD group. Cox proportional-hazards regression and Kaplan-Meier analyses were used to measure the hazard ratios and the cumulative incidences of osteoporosis, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202339/smoking-behavioral-changes-and-subsequent-mortality-during-a-18-year-follow-up-in-kinmen-taiwan
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Yen-Huai Lin, Po-Wen Ku, Pesus Chou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the changes in smoking behavior over 6 years and to relate these changes to mortality risk during 18 years' follow-up. METHODS: We followed a cohort for 6 years (1991-1997) to assess changes in smoking behavior and then for an additional 12 years (1997-2008) to relate these findings to mortality in 4986 Chinese individuals. Participants were classified as never smokers, long-term quitters, new smokers, new quitters, and continuing smokers...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199975/epidemiology-and-survival-outcome-of-breast-cancer-in-a-nationwide-study
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Fu-Chao Liu, Huan-Tang Lin, Chang-Fu Kuo, Lai-Chu See, Meng-Jiun Chiou, Huang-Ping Yu
Breast cancer is among the most prevalent cancers in Taiwan. The National Health Insurance database was used to identify patients with breast cancer and estimate the yearly prevalence and incidence of breast cancer between 1997 and 2013. Joinpoint regression analysis was used for the annual percentage change of incidence, prevalence, and survival outcome. Among 12,181,919 female beneficiaries in 2013, the prevalence was 834.37 per 100,000 persons (95% confidence interval, 829.28-839.45) and the incidence was 93...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
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/28196578/establishing-a-measurement-tool-for-a-nursing-work-environment-in-taiwan
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Li-Chiu Lin, Huan-Fang Lee, Miaofen Yen
AIM: The nursing work environment is a critical global health care problem. Many health care providers are concerned about the associations between the nursing work environment and the outcomes of organizations, nurses, and patients. Nursing work environment instruments have been assessed in the West but have not been considered in Asia. However, different cultures will affect the factorial structure of the tool. Using a stratified nationwide random sample, we created a measurement tool for the nursing work environment in Taiwan...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
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/28194663/cilostazol-use-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-dementia-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Shu-Yu Tai, Chen-Yu Chien, Yu-Han Chang, Yuan-Han Yang
Whether antiplatelet agents have a preventive effect on cognitive function remains unknown. We examined the potential association between the use of cilostazol, an antiplatelet agent and cyclic adenosine monophosphate phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor, and the risk of dementia in an Asian population. Patients initiating cilostazol therapy between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2009 without a prior history of dementia were identified from Taiwan's National Health Insurance database. Participants were stratified by age, sex, comorbidities, and comedication...
February 13, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
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/28182307/chronologic-changes-of-serum-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-genotypes-surface-antigen-mutants-and-reverse-transcriptase-mutants-during-25-year-nationwide-immunization-in-taiwan
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Hong-Yuan Hsu, Mei-Hwei Chang, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Cheng-Lun Chiang, Jia-Feng Wu, Huey-Ling Chen, Pei-Jer Chen, Ding-Shinn Chen
We investigated breakthrough infection and hepatitis B virus (HBV) genetic changes in immunized subjects after 25-year of a universal infant immunization. Specifically, serum HBV DNA, genotypes, surface antigen mutants and nucleoside analog-resistant (NAr) mutants were assessed in 2853 subjects (<25-years-old) surveyed in 2009, and these data were compared with the data from previous serosurveys. A comparison across different age-stratified groups using the 2009 data revealed a significant increase in the seropositive rate of anti-HBc (5...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181332/impact-of-universal-health-coverage-on-suicide-risk-in-newly-diagnosed-cancer-patients-population-based-cohort-study-from-1985-to-2007-in-taiwan
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Po-Hsien Lin, Shih-Cheng Liao, I-Ming Chen, Po-Hsiu Kuo, Jia-Chi Shan, Ming-Been Lee, Wei J Chen
BACKGROUND: National Health Insurance (NHI), launched in 1995 in Taiwan, lightens patient's financial burdens but its effect on the suicide risk in cancer patients is unclear. We aimed to investigate the impacts of the NHI on the suicide in newly diagnosed cancer patients. METHODS: We identified patients with newly diagnosed cancer from the nationwide Taiwan Cancer Registration from 1985 to 2007, and ascertained suicide deaths from the national database of registered deaths between 1985 and 2009...
February 8, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177920/predictable-biomarkers-of-developing-lymphoma-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Yu-Hsiang Chiu, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Kuen-Tze Lin, Chin-Sheng Lin, Jia-Hong Chen, Hsiang-Cheng Chen, Ren-Yeong Huang, Chi-Tsung Wu, Feng-Cheng Liu, Wu-Chien Chien
Sjögren syndrome (SS) is commonly known to be correlated with lymphoma. This study included 16,396 individuals in the SS cohort and 65,584 individuals in the non-SS cohort, all of whom were enrolled in the Taiwan National Health Insurance database between 2000 and 2010. We evaluated the risk factors of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in the primary SS cohort by applying a Cox multivariable proportional-hazards model. We increased the correlation of patients with SS and NHL, with an adjusted HR of 4.314 (95% CI 2...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
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/28165417/characteristics-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-use-in-pediatric-dislocations-sprains-and-strains
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Chung-Yen Lu, Hen-Hong Chang, Fung-Chang Sung, Pei-Chun Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dislocations, sprains and strains are common childhood musculoskeletal injuries, requiring medical attention. We investigated the characteristics associated with using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for children suffering from these injuries. METHODS: From a nationwide representative insurance database of Taiwan, this cross-sectional study identified 50,769 children with dislocations, sprains and strains under 18 years of age, newly diagnosed between 1999 and 2009, without previous TCM experience...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163280/long-term-outcome-of-cardiac-surgery-in-1-040-liver-cirrhosis-patient%C3%A3-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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An-Hsun Chou, Tien-Hsing Chen, Chun-Yu Chen, Shao-Wei Chen, Chao-Wei Lee, Chien-Hung Liao, Shang-Yu Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) have a higher risk for cardiac surgery, but population-based long-term follow-up studies are lacking. The aim of this study was therefore to validate the long-term outcome of cardiac surgery in patients with LC.Methods and Results:Data were obtained from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Database, 1997-2011. This study included 1,040 LC patients and 1,040 matched controls without LC. The actuarial survival rate at 1, 5 and 10 years in the LC cohort was 68%, 50% and 41%: significantly lower than that of the control cohort at 81%, 68% and 62% at 1, 5 and 10 years after cardiac surgery...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163114/complementary-chinese-herbal-medicine-therapy-improves-survival-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-retrospective-matched-cohort-study
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Kuo-Feng Hung, Ching-Ping Hsu, Jen-Huai Chiang, Hung-Jen Lin, Yi-Ting Kuo, Mao-Feng Sun, Hung-Rong Yen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Many patients with gastric cancer seek traditional medicine consultations in Asian countries. This study aimed to investigate the prescription of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) and its benefits for the patients with gastric cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: From the Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patients Database, we included all patients with gastric cancer whose age at diagnosis was ≥ 18 from 1997-2010 in Taiwan. We used 1:1 frequency matching by age, sex, Charlson comorbidity score, treatment and index year to compare the CHM users and non-CHM users...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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
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