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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913699/risk-and-association-of-hla-with-oxcarbazepine-induced-cutaneous-adverse-reactions-in-asians
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Chun-Bing Chen, Yi-Hsin Hsiao, Tony Wu, Mo-Song Hsih, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Teekayu P Jorns, Chonlaphat Sukasem, Chien-Ning Hsu, Shih-Chi Su, Wan-Chun Chang, Rosaline Chung-Yee Hui, Chia-Yu Chu, Yi-Ju Chen, Ching-Ying Wu, Chao-Kai Hsu, Tsu-Man Chiu, Pei-Lun Sun, Hua-En Lee, Chin-Yi Yang, Pei-Han Kao, Chih-Hsun Yang, Hsin-Chun Ho, Jing-Yi Lin, Ya-Ching Chang, Ming-Jing Chen, Chun-Wei Lu, Chau Yee Ng, Kang-Ling Kuo, Chien-Yio Lin, Ching-Sheng Yang, Ding-Ping Chen, Pi-Yueh Chang, Tsu-Lan Wu, Yu-Jr Lin, Yi-Ching Weng, Tseng-Tong Kuo, Shuen-Iu Hung, Wen-Hung Chung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk and genetic association of oxcarbazepine-induced cutaneous adverse reactions (OXC-cADRs), including Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), in Asian populations (Chinese and Thai). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with OXC-cADRs in Taiwan and Thailand from 2006 to 2014, and analyzed the clinical course, latent period, drug dosage, organ involvement, complications, and mortality. We also investigated the carrier rate of HLA-B*15:02 and HLA-A*31:01 of patients with OXC-cADRs and compared to OXC-tolerant controls...
December 2, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910867/effects-of-annual-influenza-vaccination-on-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Chi-Ching Chang, Yu-Sheng Chang, Wei-Sheng Chen, Yi-Hsuan Chen, Jin-Hua Chen
Studies on the clinical efficacy of influenza vaccination on patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are scant. The present study compared the incidence of hospitalization, morbidity, and mortality in patients with SLE between cohorts with and without influenza vaccination. We used the Taiwan's insurance claims data between 2001 and 2012 for identifying annual adult patients with SLE with (N = 1765) and without (N = 8360) influenza vaccination. The incidence rate ratio and hazard ratio (HR) for morbidities and mortality were measured for the vaccine and nonvaccine cohorts...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905271/the-effects-of-climate-factors-on-scabies-a-14-year-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Jui-Ming Liu, Hsiao-Wei Wang, Fung-Wei Chang, Yueh-Ping Liu, Feng-Hsiang Chiu, Yi-Chun Lin, Kuan-Chen Cheng, Ren-Jun Hsu
Scabies is a common infectious disease and can cause severe outbreaks if not controlled quickly. Besides personal contact history, environmental factors are also important. This study analyzed the effects of environmental climate factors on the incidence of scabies in Taiwan. We conducted a 14-year nationwide population-based study: a total of 14,883 patients with scabies infestation were enrolled. Monthly climate data were collected from Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau, including data on temperature, relative humidity, total rainfall, total rain days, and total sunshine hours...
2016: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902443/association-between-cataract-and-risk-of-incident-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wei-Syun Hu, Cheng-Li Lin
OBJECTIVE: To identify the association between cataract and the subsequent atrial fibrillation (AF) risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study was designed to analyze the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 of the Taiwan National Health Insurance program. We established a cataract cohort (n=39,347) and a noncataract cohort (n=39,347) to observe the incidence of AF. The cataract cohort included patients who were newly diagnosed with cataract from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2010...
October 27, 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896931/risk-of-empyema-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-and-cirrhosis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Te-Chun Shen, Chia-Hung Chen, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Cheng-Li Lin, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Fung-Chang Sung
BACKGROUND: Empyema is an important complication for patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (CLDC). However, no study has investigated this relationship by using a population-based cohort study. METHODS: We used the National Health Insurance Research Data of Taiwan to identify a cohort of 76,027 CLDC patients newly diagnosed in 2000-2010 and a comparison cohort without CLDC of same size matched by age, gender and the year of diagnosis. The occurrence of empyema was monitored until the end of 2011...
November 29, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896513/clinical-outcomes-of-taiwanese-patients-with-ct4-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-toward-the-identification-of-the-optimal-initial-treatment-approach-for-ct4b-patients
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Chun-Ta Liao, Yu-Wen Wen, Shu Ru Lee, Tsang-Wu Liu, Sen-Tien Tsai, Ming-Hsui Tsai, Jin-Ching Lin, Pei-Jen Lou, Pen-Yuan Chu, Yi-Shing Leu, Kuo-Yang Tsai, Shyuang-Der Terng, Tsung-Ming Chen, Cheng-Hsu Wang, Chih-Yen Chien, Wen-Cheng Chen, Li-Yu Lee, Chien-Yu Lin, Hung-Ming Wang, Shu-Hang Ng, Chih-Hung Lin, Tuan-Jen Fang, Shiang-Fu Huang, Chung-Jan Kang, Kai-Ping Chang, Lan Yan Yang, Tzu-Chen Yen
BACKGROUND: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend that patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and cT4b disease should be either included in clinical trials or treated with a nonsurgical approach. However, surgery may be feasible in selected patients with adequate safety margins. Using the nationwide Taiwanese Cancer Registry Database, we examined the prognosis of cT4b OSCC patients in relation to their treatment approach. METHODS: Of the 18,910 patients with previously untreated first primary OSCC identified between 2004 and 2010, 492 (2...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895064/risk-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-nationwide-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Te-Chun Shen, Liang-Wen Hang, Shinn-Jye Liang, Chien-Chung Huang, Cheng-Li Lin, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Fung-Chang Sung
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disorders are prevalent medical disorders in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, whether patients with RA are at an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is unclear. DESIGN: Using population-based retrospective cohort study to examine the risk of OSA in patients with RA. SETTING: We used claims data of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: We identified a RA cohort with 33 418 patients newly diagnosed in 2000-2010 and a randomly selected non-RA comparison cohort with 33 418 individuals frequency matched by sex, age and diagnosis year...
November 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893679/pelvic-inflammatory-disease-increases-the-risk-of-a-second-primary-malignancy-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-treated-by-surgery-alone
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Wen-Yen Chiou, Chien-An Chen, Moon-Sing Lee, Hon-Yi Lin, Chung-Yi Li, Yu-Chieh Su, Shiang-Jiun Tsai, Shih-Kai Hung
As the number of long-term cervical cancer survivors continues to increase because of improvements in treatment, concerns about second primary malignancy have grown. The high-risk area of second primary cancers in cervical cancer survivors is the pelvis. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) could be a useful marker for gynecological cancers. Thus, we designed a large-scale, nationwide, controlled cohort study to investigate whether PID or other risk factors increased the risk of second primary cancers in patients with cervical cancer treated by surgery alone...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892720/association-between-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-nationwide-population-study
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Chih-Wei Tseng, Yu-Tso Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Ji-An Liang
BACKGROUND: The relationship between chronic pancreatitis (CP) and subsequent pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is not well understood. METHODS: We investigated the risk of PLA in patients with CP using inpatient claims data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program for the period 2000-2010, we identified 17,810 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP group) and 71,240 patients without CP (non-CP group). Both cohorts were followed until a diagnosis of PLA, until they were censored from the study because of loss to follow-up, death, or termination of insurance, or until the study cut-off date of December 31, 2011...
November 28, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884648/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-lower-extremity-amputation-risk-in-diabetic-patients
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Chun-Chin Chang, Yung-Tai Chen, Chien-Yi Hsu, Yu-Wen Su, Chun-Chih Chiu, Hsin-Bang Leu, Po-Hsun Huang, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have elucidated the vascular protective effects of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4 inhibitors). However, to date no large-scale studies have been carried out to determine the impact of DPP-4 inhibitors on the occurrence of peripheral arterial disease, and lower extremity amputation risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective registry analysis using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to investigate the correlation between the use of DPP-4 inhibitors and risk of peripheral arterial disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884245/acute-kidney-injury-in-asians%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation-treated%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-dabigatran%C3%A2-or-warfarin
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Lai-Chu See, Chun-Li Wang, Shang-Hung Chang, Hsin-Fu Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether dabigatran is associated with a lower risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors compared the risk of AKI in Asians with NVAF who were prescribed dabigatran versus warfarin. METHODS: The authors analyzed patients enrolled in the Taiwan nationwide retrospective cohort study from June 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013. Dabigatran and warfarin were taken by 7,702 and 7,885 NVAF patients without a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 2,256 and 2,089 NVAF patients with a history of CKD, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876245/perioperative-medicine-and-taiwan-national-health-insurance-research-database
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REVIEW
C C Chang, C C Liao, T L Chen
"Big data", characterized by 'volume', 'velocity', 'variety', and 'veracity', being routinely collected in huge amounts of clinical and administrative healthcare-related data are becoming common and generating promising viewpoints for a better understanding of the complexity for medical situations. Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), one of large and comprehensive nationwide population reimbursement databases in the world, provides the strength of sample size avoiding selection and participation bias...
November 18, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871296/work-hours-and-turnover-intention-among-hospital-physicians-in-taiwan-does-income-matter
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Yu-Hsuan Tsai, Nicole Huang, Li-Yin Chien, Jen-Huai Chiang, Shu-Ti Chiou
BACKGROUND: Physician shortage has become an urgent and critical challenge to many countries. According to the workforce dynamic model, long work hours may be one major pressure point to the attrition of physicians. Financial incentive is a common tool to human power retention. Therefore, this large-scale physician study investigated how pay satisfaction may influence the relationship between work hours and hospital physician's turnover intention. METHODS: Data were obtained from a nationwide survey of full-time hospital staff members working at 100 hospitals in Taiwan...
November 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870801/relationship-between-uveitis-different-types-of-viral-hepatitis-and-liver-cirrhosis-a-12-year-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Peng-Tai Tien, Chun-Ju Lin, Yi-Yu Tsai, Huan-Sheng Chen, De-Kuang Hwang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Jane-Ming Lin, Wen-Lu Chen
PURPOSE: This study investigates whether patients with viral hepatitis and cirrhosis are at risk of uveitis in the years following hepatitis. METHODS: We used data from Taiwan National Health Insurance system. The cases were patients newly diagnosed with viral hepatitis from 2000 to 2011. The end point of interest was a diagnosis of uveitis. A chi-square test was used for the difference of demographic characteristics between viral hepatitis and comparison. The risk of uveitis in hepatitis was stratified using Cox proportional hazard regression...
December 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868071/mean-daily-dosage-of-aspirin-and-the-risk-of-incident-alzheimer-s-dementia-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Cheng-Wei Chang, Jorng-Tzong Horng, Chi-Chang Hsu, Jui-Ming Chen
Background. Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients are known to have higher risk of developing dementia while aspirin use has been shown to prevent incident dementia. This study was conducted to evaluate the potential benefits of aspirin use on dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and identify the appropriate dosage of aspirin that provides the most benefit. Method. A Taiwan nationwide, population-based retrospective 8-year study was employed to analyze the association between the use of aspirin and incidence of dementia including Alzheimer's disease and non-Alzheimer's dementia using multivariate Cox-proportional hazards regression model and adjusting for several potential confounders...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866510/cancer-incidence-in-young-and-middle-aged-people-with-schizophrenia-nationwide-cohort-study-in-taiwan-2000-2010
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L Y Chen, Y N Hung, Y Y Chen, S Y Yang, C H Pan, C C Chen, C J Kuo
AIMS: For nearly a century, the incidence of cancer in people with schizophrenia was lower than in the general population. In the recent decade, the relationship between cancer and schizophrenia has become obscured. Thus, we investigated the cancer risk among young and middle-aged patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: Records of newly admitted patients with schizophrenia (n = 32 731) from January 2000 through December 2008 were retrieved from the Psychiatric Inpatient Medical Claims database in Taiwan, and the first psychiatric admission of each patient during the same period was defined as the baseline...
November 21, 2016: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863367/prescription-pattern-of-chinese-herbal-products-for-heart-failure-in-taiwan-a-population-based-study
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Ming-Yen Tsai, Wen-Long Hu, Che-Chen Lin, Yi-Chiao Lee, Shih-Yu Chen, Yu-Chiang Hung, Yung-Hsiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Certain Chinese herbal products (CHPs) may protect against the progression of heart failure (HF). However, there is a lack of research regarding the use of CHPs in patients with HF. The aims of this study were to analyze CHPs usage patterns in patients with HF and to identify the frequency and combination of CHPs most commonly used for HF. METHODS: This retrospective, nationwide, population-based cohort study was conducted using a randomly sampled cohort of one million patients selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) for the years 2000-2010 in Taiwan...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858121/trends-in-hip-fracture-rates-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-study-from-1996-to-2010
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T Y Wu, H Y Hu, S Y Lin, W C Chie, R S Yang, C K Liaw
: There was an initial increase and a later decrease in hip fracture rates in Taiwan between 1996 and 2010 (457.9 to 390.0 fractures per 100,000 people per year). Mortality rates decreased but re-emerged later (2.26 to 1.91 deaths per 100 hip fracture admissions). The turning point for change in trends was 2003. INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the proximal femur remain a major cause of mortality and morbidity. We aimed to examine recent trends in hip fracture rates, in-hospital mortality rates, and length of hospital stay (LOS) due to hip fractures in people aged 55 and over in Taiwan...
November 17, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855291/antipsychotic-treatment-is-associated-with-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-nested-case-control-study
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Ruey-Hsing Chou, Li-Wei Lo, Ying-Jay Liou, Jiah-Hwang Shu, Hsiu-Chuan Hsu, Ying Liang, Chin-Chou Huang, Po-Hsun Huang, Shing-Jong Lin, Jaw-Wen Chen, Wan-Leong Chan, Hsin-Bang Leu
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic agents are well known for their arrhythmigenic effect on ventricular arrhythmia. Though a few case reports observed the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after antipsychotic exposure, information about their implication in AF is limited. METHODS: Based on the National Health Insurance Database in Taiwan, we conducted a nested case-control study to investigate the relationship between antipsychotics and AF. From 2001 to 2010, a total of 34,053 cases of AF and 34,919 matched controls were enrolled...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854050/herpes-zoster-correlates-with-pyogenic-liver-abscesses-in-taiwan
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Shen Mei-Ling, Liao Kuan-Fu, Tsai Sung-Mao, Lin Ms Cheng-Li, Lai Shih-Wei
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the paper was to explore the relationship between herpes zoster and pyogenic liver abscesses in Taiwan. METHODS: This was a nationwide cohort study. Using the database of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program, there were 33049 subjects aged 20-84 years who were newly diagnosed with herpes zoster from 1998 to 2010 that were selected for our study, and they were our herpes zoster group. 131707 randomly selected subjects without herpes zoster were our non-herpes zoster group...
December 2016: BioMedicine
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